How compliant are struts?
Here's the problem, the drivers side wheel is pushed back (from the front of the car) a little more than an inch than the passenger side wheel. The control arm is definitely the main culprit as far as I can tell. Will I need to replace the strut too, or is it compliant enough that when the new control arm is in place it will go back to its initial location?
I looked at the strut tops under the hood, and nothing looks bent there (I've seen horror pictures from rally where the strut tops get messed up).