so i have 96 jeep xj sport . i took it to a shop to get a front end alignment but was informed my tie rod is welded and frame is bent . i’m fully prepared to get new tie rod and ends but in regards to the frame being bent i’m curious to know the signs to tell how bad it is . it doesn’t pull , snatch shake or anything . doors open and close easy and hood opens and closes easily. the outer tie rod is the one that is welded together . my next question is will i have any issues with the new tie rod fitting? in my mind since the outer tie rod is the one that is welded is it technically shorter ? and with the frame being supposedly bent will i have any issues fitting a new tie rod?