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    Default Strange drive feeling

    I changed most of the drive of the car last year, new drop-links inner/outer steering arms, bushes, rear nanna arms and suspension/spring upgrade to SPAX.
    The car was left standing for around 3 months with the front wheels off the ground.
    Now back on the road and it feels funny on the nearside.
    Steering wheel is out to the left. Feels like a knocking constantly like a door knocking from nearside, especially when you floor it in second. It also feels like the wheel is not going straight, as though the bearing has gone but can't tell if from front or rear. Very slow speeds the wobble is normally felt.
    Now I know the standard links etc aren't the greatest but would any of these be knackered so soon??
    Does this sound like body roll so roll-bars bearing or steering arms gone??
    The only thing I have not changed is the lower control arms front and rear and stabilizers on the rear bar. Should I change these first to see if problem still exists?
    What else could it be?
    Gonna check on weekend for any play.
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    When you say suspension/spring upgrade ??? have you lowered it or just stiffer springs n shocks. av you had the alignment done. as its always best to if removeing struts. av you changed the front droplinks ?? + when you renew a whole load of things at the same time they tend to show up stuff thats worn if you get my drift hth
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    Did you get the tracking done after having the new steering arms? I put new track rod ends on mine over the weekend being careful not to put the tracking out to much. Trouble was, it was out and steering felt very wrong but only on cornering. Had the tracking done this morning and its back to its normal self.

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    Had tracking done soon after all was on last year, full alignment as I did the rear.
    It was way out when finished, had it done (still needed 1 tyre change) had the tyre changed soon after that and since it seemed out. Needs to be done again though.
    Suspension was lower so 30mm lower (15mm as Direct).
    Looking at other posts it may be a CV but god knows how to find out

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