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I am having trouble understanding why rebuilding a suspension on an old car that has never been in an accident could not be set back into alignment without a special control arm. Is it because springs and shocks have gotten better over the years raising the car past the original ride height specs for an alignment? could it be that other parts have just settled over the years and don't like change?

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It should be able to be aligned if you use the correct replacement parts, have the stock size tires, and they use the original alignment specs. The new A arms are often used to correct problems ( or should I say improve ) from original specs that they now know were not optimal. It's just a change for an overall better suspension. However the old stuff will work as well as it ever did. If you have someone telling you that you HAVE to change it, find another person to do the alignment. With all that said, some of the new stuff is great for being able to make the older cars handle better.

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