Its starting to get more loose, I don't think its dangerously loose by any means. But I'm starting to feel some bumps in the steering that I'm sure will trace to a tie rod end. I want to get rid of them soon with a Ford Pinto r&p. I have a welder that I can build the correct length of tie rods custom built. And I will definitely use Heim Joints at the outer ends of the tie rods.
As blade says, the load is the same. Farmboy, as I shared with you on the phone the other day. This issue with the inner tie rod ends is the spring metal with in the ball and socket. The spring metal clip designed to keep the tension on it can become weak and or lose its spring tension. Either from load or inferior manufacturing. Either or I am sure. It is best to not put loads on the front end when not moving. That is one issue when installing the power steering. You are masking the actual load that turning the wheel while not moving can be putting on the front end parts.
Anything after the servo will be under the same stress. Just your biceps will have less to do.
Now for a bit OT, could you tell me a bit about your light sticks? The only ones I see here are diy ones.
Blade I've been out of town and have not been able to respond to your request. I got my lighted whip stick from gorillawhips.com. They are remote controlled and will change to 19 different flash modes and 20 different colors. They run about $120-180 US depending on the make and with or without a flag on the end. They have about 10-12 different flags you can pick from and I'm just about sure they will ship overseas to your area. They are tuff stuff till you pull in drunk into the garage and break them off. I have seen one done like that somewhere?