OEM springs were removed and replaced with ST's. Top of right front spring was displaced forward. Top coil was in the center of the spring seat. Several tabs were bent. Bottom was properly seated. Car was aligned SEVERAL times after springs were installed. All front end parts were replaced. (Tie rods, center link, idler arm) Car was aligned again. Prior to the rebuild, I was getting severe inner tire wear. (285/40's) Some is to be expected but it was BAD. Tire wear is much better now. Steering wheel is not centered and car pulls to the right. There is some noise in the suspension.
Since the car is up on the stands for the T56 repair, I have removed the spring, repaired the tabs and correctly reset the spring. I will not be able to drive the car for another week or so. I was wondering, and I guess I should have asked this straight out, could the mis seated spring have caused some of my alignment or tire wear problems? Should I have it aligned again now that the spring is in place? Also, about the alignment problems, when the tech's work on the car, they are unable to center the steering due to the fact that the right side tie rods bottom out on each other. (I know, thats another subject!)
Does that help?