Definitely not worth the risk. If you are traveling to Florida, and it lets go, who knows what could happen. And if other people are injured because of it, you will pay for that tie-rod for a very long time.
As stated above, cheap and quick to replace.
Steve - TCCoA member
2003 Crown Vic LX Sport
1995 T-Bird LX 4.6 retired at 247,888 miles
Thanks for the ride !