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65 Mustang bumpsteer kit

I just helped a fellow install (actually just let him use my garage and tools) a bumpsteer kit he bought from Mustangs Unlimited for his 65 Mustang and I see a couple of things wrong here. According to him the instructions said to install "the shims" under the new tie rod ends at the steering arms and so he did, all of them, without checking how the bumpsteer was affected. I am thinking that the amount of change should have been checked and only the number of shims required should have been used, maybe the whole set and maybe not. Also that tie rod end looks like a poor set-up to me since it is shimmed down about 3/4" from the steering arm that puts a bending force on the bolt (actually stud in this case) instead of the shear force on a regular tie rod end, is this anything to be concerned about? I am sure there are a bunch of these types of tie rod ends being used on after market kits and I have not heard of any problems but it sure looks like a weak point to me.

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If the shims are made properly they retain the shear factor, if made wrong then you are right. But I would think they are computer designed and should be fine if installed properly.
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