I crushed my tie rod this weekend. I'll be playing hockey with it later on it's so twisted. I have a 77 K10 with a 10 bolt front. I'd like to beef up the tie rod and possibly flip it over to the top of the mount. Not quite high steer, but higher than stock. I've heard people use heavy wall DOM. What thickness are we talking here? Can I use Heim joint ends instead of stock tie rod ends? And if I do, can I just drill out the knuckle and use a bolt, or does it NEED to be tapered? Pics of a similar set-up would also be greatly appreciated.