I cut the tie rods so that I could thread on the bump-steer linkage. Despite the steering rack being centered, I needed to cut off 1/2″ on the right and about 1 1/4″ on the left. This lets me thread the bump-steer linkage on fully and have a bit more toe-in than you’d ever want.
The bump steer kit from Fortes Parts has a tapered shim that fits around the bolt and fits up into the taper in the steering arm, but it doesn’t look like it fits all the way in. I don’t think this is a problem, but I want to run this by Mike Forte just to be sure.
With the linkage complete, I pulled the boots back in place and zip-tied them in place.