"I'm looking at it and seeing oversized, non factory tires, and then looking at tie rod failures. Tell me again why this should have been warrantied?" hmmm.I see an upgrade from 32 inch to 35 inch.No big deal.If the manufacturer has not designed a stout enough component to handle a small upgrade like that on a truck.Well,they are idiots and deserve any bad publicity they get.I could understand a failure if the guy had upgraded to 38's or 44's.That is a big tire upsize. On my Bronco 4x4 I upsized to 30's over the factory 27's. On my Scout 4x4 I upsized to 31's over the 28's. On my Sidekick 4x4 I upsized to 215's over the factory size. On my 82 Dodge 150 I upsized to 225's over the factory 195's On my 86 Dodge 100 I upsized to 235's over the factory 195's On my 78 Dodge 4x4 I ran 31's and 33's over the factory size. No problems at any time with these vehicles. I'm a dodge guy,i've owned 5 of their trucks and 2 of their cars.But Ma Mopar does have a reputation for cheaping out whenever possible.I work with a guy who has with a newer dodge truck he has already had front end work done and is waiting to do more.His truck has almost all highway miles on it and factory size tires.When he mentioned this I was surprised.My 86 went till 2003 before it needed front end work. I, for one would be real unhappy if my truck needed repair like that before my payments ended.