The only thing adjustable up front is the tie rod ends (toe-in) for the alignment.... to the best of my knowledge...wonkyhamster said:I had a full wheel alignment done last year. I just replaced the lower control arms. Does the alignment need to be checked again? I want to save the $70!Would appreciate your considered opinions please. Thanks.
Yes; the only adjustment up front is the tie rods. The ball joints had quite a lot of slack and I think the control arm stanchion bushings were very tired as well. Before I changed the control arms the car would tramline and was not very stable in windy conditions. Surface irregularities would make the steering kick. Also it needed a lot a concentration when travelling at speed and had light steering which needed constant correction. Today was the first real opportunity to test it and the improvement is considerable, even though I just had the snow tires fitted this weekend which tends to impair the handling. All in all I am very pleased:cheesy:. By the way, I fitted Febi/Bilstein parts.earthworm said:The only thing adjustable up front is the tie rod ends (toe-in) for the alignment.... to the best of my knowledge...
How bad were the old control arms - the joints ??
How well does she handle ??