The steering wheel has never been dirty, it was removed straight from the dealer. Tie rods are straight along with the ball joints, no problems. 10 hours on them maybe. I dont think you can buy just the tie rods but im not sure, would make a very nice set just in case. $100 for the wheel shipped in cont u.s., $75 for tie rods including ball joints shipped in cont u.s. Ball joints alone are $34 each. Prefer paypal.