82 280zx alignment with adjustable TR
Greetings all! I've had fun lurking here the last 2 months since getting my 280zx, but the time has come to ask a question I could not find an answer for.
The previous owner installed a few aftermarket suspension components: techno toy tuning adjustable tension rods, and coilovers in the front. (Stuff in the rear as well, but that shouldn't be important for this question (????))
I just replaced the ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, wheel bearings, rotors and pads. With the tie rods, I was very careful to keep them the same length as the old ones, because the car was driving straight and true before I started all my work.
I managed to mess up the length of the driver's side tension rod, and I THOUGHT I had returned it to the correct length, but that is very dubious.
The current issue is that the car drives straight, but the steering wheel is turned slightly to the left when going straight.
I took it to an alignment shop, and the guy told me he can't adjust the driver's side anymore because it's bottoming out in the outer tie rod, so he wanted to cut off some length from the inner (and charge me quite a bit for it).
My question is: is there anyway my problems are related to the adjustable tension rod being the wrong length and giving me uneven caster? Or should I just go ahead and shorten my inner tie rod?