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Very dull steering feel, wheel stays turned even as i slowly rev

I recently changed my rims and tires. oem specs were 17 inch rims, with 225/50 tires. now ive got 18 inch rims (different offset than original 17s) new tires are 245/45. anyway ive recently noticed that my steering is VERY DULL. when i turn the wheel it will not return to its proper position on its own like normal cars do, i have to pull the wheel back otherwise itd just stay in the same turned position...
im wondering why this is happening? dealership recently changed front struts, did NOT re-align the car -_- and the steering wheel is now about 10 degrees off

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Camber and caster settings are off. Have 4 wheel alignment done by a good shop and save your nice tires. Out of alignment will make steering feel heavy and wear tires fast!

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