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Light steering and wander

Replaced both wishbones changed tyres got steering tracked shocks appear ok rack and ends all ok yet ay 30/40mph steering starts to feel too light and kind of wanders can u help pls??

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Have the alignment checked, after all that, its got to be off spec.

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