As for the winch, I picked up a M8000 on craigslist for $250 a year ago. Thing never stalls, won't die, and has pulled other Jeeps when their XXXXX brand winches die. I'm officially a Warn believer now.
As for the tie rod, 7075 should bend back but I would rather see some 1.5 .375 wall DOM or 1.5 .250 wall 4130/4340. Heretic Fab on Pirate sells a kit for $150 but you'll have to weld the inserts.
My current plan for my Eaton HO72/D60 front is 1.5x.375 wall tapped and threaded, possibly heat treat and cryo. Drag link and track bar will be 1.25 .250 wall. 3/4" or 7/8" heims for all steering, double shear everything. Just another two cents for you since you're running 40's and like to wheel it.
I might sell this winch they are sending me. Or throw it on the trailer and get a new one for my jeep.
The tie rod will bend back. NO reason to do steel. I fawked up a 1.5 x 0.25 DOM tie rod on my last jeep. Ill stick with AL. Plus AL solid AL is stronger end that DOM, plus you save ALOT of weight. Which I really need to do. I dont want to be any heavier. I dont need to buy no kits. A buddy owns a machine shop. All I have to do is go down to Indy for a weekend and make a new AL tierod 6" longer to remove the week chevy TRE.
The reason my 7075 tie rod bent, was because I was hauling *** in a wet rock garden and nailed the tierod right on a rock. Stopped me dead cold.
Steering will all be 7/8" heims like my track bar currently.
My new set up will be similar to what artec has on the market. The only difference is, I am designing and milling out the arms.
Curious as to why you think the roll contributed to the play in the JJ. They get beat on pretty good in normal axle loads.
They were fine before that wheeling trip. Plus all the damage I had done was up front in the roll. It had enough force to tweak one of my lower link brackets. Plus that is when I bent my TRE.