Another bit of information not stated is that the steering arms can be longer to help them move outward toward the wheel on front steer. The arms front or rear steer can be lengthhend to help with positioning without affecting steering. The wheels don't know or care how long they are. On side/traditional steering shortening or lengthening the steering arm will greatly affect the steering ratio/force needed to steer. Shorter makes steering quicker and harder, lengthening slows it and steering is easier. The exacct opposite happens when dealing with the pitman arm. A shorter arm will steer easier and slower, and a longer arm will give faster steering and be harder to steer. I think most here will agree, open wheel rides look more cosmetic with the tie rod behind the axle. In all but the most extreme situations, with solid design and planing the tie rod can be setup behind the axle.