I have previously posted that I have replaced all 4 upper control arms and in the process ended up replacing the alloy uprights and track rod ends. What is concerning me now is that the steering doesn't feel 'right' after the changes. Could just be me worried that I have done something wrong but the steering seems a bit dead around straight ahead and when turned it initially seems quite light for the first 20 degrees or so and then gets heavier. The variation in feel is quite disconcerting and doesn't inspire confidence in the handling.
Now I tried to set the control arms to the right 'height' when tightening them up off the car but I wonder if I have got this wrong and the pre-loading of the control arm bushes is the cause of the vague steering? Not sure how else to set up the position though as very tricky to get to when the wheels are on! I have measured the distance from the wing to the wheel hub centre and it is the same both sides but I have considered jacking the car up, removing the wheels and then jacking up under the hub until the distance from the hub to the wing is the same as when the car is one the ground. I could then re-tighten the inner top control arm bolts which should ensure that they are pre-loaded to the correct position. Any thoughts or am I just being paranoid?