This might be a silly question, but does the drag link come from the factory with a very slight bow (bend) to it ? I suspect I might have a bent drag link, not sure if this how it was designed with a bow.
The stock ones are hollow tube and do get bent quite easy. I haven't seen one you could fix. If the bend isn't too bad you can still run with it but will need to check your toe adjustment as the bend will have made you more toe out.