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STILL have steering issues

hi there, 03 plate clio dci, bought in july and found car rattling and steering was veering all over the shop. traced the rattling dwn to badly worn steering arms and track rod ends on BOTH sides... replaced and all tracked up straight and true. found the veering issue to be a badly worn bottom ball joint on N/S. have replaced... anyway. 6 weeks later, the veering comes back..traced to badly worn N/S bottom ball joint. anyway, 6 months on, this issue keeps re-appearing and so have replaced 4...yes 4 bottom ball joints on N/S (non genuine parts but used pattern parts from factors) i have the 12mm holed joints. anyway ive had the car up on ramp, there is a slight difference in gaps between anti roll bar and bottom arm on n/s as to the o/s. the n/s drop link is at a slight angle compared to it being straight on o/s both bottom arms look new - renault parts with stickers attached still. (im a tech for skoda so any tech talk is appreciated) am i looking at a bent subframe? steering like it tram lines, when steering right at approx 50-60mph is when you need to brace yourselves.. gives me no confidence, and you need to be ready for it to snatch and start swerving. thinking of getting 2nd hand subframe and doing a blanket repair on the whole suspension - new bottom arms/ball joints, powerflex anti roll bar bushes and drop links ...but just would like to know what the cause is...

merry christmas one and all
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