Thank you for the input!! I should share that the majority of my technical training comes from the U.S.A.F. I am an old school crew chief and any time I see ANYTHING that doesn't look 100% rock steady, I start to question it. After slapping a fresh coat of rattle can paint on it and carefully running my steering from full lock to full lock, it seems that the tie rod is just barely making contact with the diff cover at full left turn. The fresh (and still soft) paint wasn't scratched off. This leads me to surmise that the contact against the diff cover is just enough to irritate me and not enough to bend, break my diff cover or cause any serious internal ring/pinion damage. I like to look at things in terms of "worst case scenario". I took her out for a test drive around the block and down the country roads. Got her up to 60 mph without the steering stabilizer installed. It is handling very well actually. I did not notice a dead spot at all. Of course, this is the first time it's been driven with the new steering. We'll see how she behaves once the TRE's break in a little. My perfectionism might still get the best of me causing me to custom fabricate a driver side TRE with a 10 degree bend in it to keep the tie rod off the diff. Whaddya'll think???