i'm doing a knuckle to knuckle steering on my tj. i wanted to mount the tie rod on top of the knuckle and connect the drag link to the tie rod, similar to the early bronco set up.... the problem is the coil mounts get in the way of the tie rod, they stick out from the axle too far. if i put the tie rod underneath the knuckle, it fits but i lose about 4 inches of ground clearance :idea: if i extend the knuckle out about 1.5 inches, i will get enough clearance. whats your opinion on the strength of this? i would machine a block the same size as the end of the knuckle to extend it out. i would weld this on and then sandwich it with 1/4 inch plate, then bolt through the original hole in the knuckle..... i would also sandwich it side to side, so it would be boxed in. i think the extension would be strong enough, i'm wondering about the strength of the knuckle as a whole with the added leverage.... btw its a dana 30. any one think there would be a strength issue?tia!