I did the lower control arms last year, when I set the car down the wheels were off a bit so I messed with the tie rods, it popped a little while later and I messed with them again lol
There's a cam shaped deal that adjusts the alignment on the LCA; if you dink with that bolt, you have to have an alignment. I've done this a bunch, and never got it close myself.
If you adjust the tie rods, it will not really help the misalignment from the control arm displacement, just really, really fuck it up for the guy you eventually take it to.
Having both of those changed changes the overall geometry of the suspension, much harder to fix.
Tell them every adjustment you've had loose, it will help.
Basically eyeballed the wheels but That was prob not a good idea
No, Not Really. The suspension changes under travel, and unless you do it right, it's just bad.
On a good note, when you get it right, you'll be Amazed how good it drives.
Tried to get an alignment but they didnt want to originally. They said I needed upper ball joints and showed me the play in the wheel. Got those in and fixed my swaybar linkages myself (ZERO bushings in those lol)
They won't align it if it has bad parts.
Every 7-8 years, in my case, these need new UCA, LCA, Sway bar links, and Strut rod bushings.
Then they feel new again.
They did mention spring failure on the side it pulls to when im braking.. Could that also be a culprit for why it wouldnt stay in alignment?
You have an unfixed broken spring and it pulls under braking; damn, dude.
Maybe cars aren't your thing?