How many miles did you have on the od? I just did mine this last weekend w/ 204,000 miles on the stock front end, it was a world of difference. I dont remember the car taking curves like that when I first bought it at 51,000 miles.
Remember, experience is one of the best teachers. A Chilton manual is a very handy aid. Next time try it yourself. That would have been $500 for another mod. I did mine myself on a gravel driveway. Rented the pickle fork from Autozone for the balljoints and tie rods, and just removed the springs and reinstalled them the old fashion way, alot quicker than using the spring compressor.