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Can top wishbone bush wear = tyre wear

I know that I have worn bushes in both top wishbones (only barely passed MOT in July). I now also have heavy tyre wear on the inside edge on the NEARSIDE only. Can the two be related? The OFFSIDE is looking not too bad.

When I had this wear pattern previously on my 145, it was due to a worn bush in the LOWER wishbone.

Could it also be a worn droplink on the NEARSIDE, as I've noticed some knocking from there.

Advice appreciated, before I fix by replacing something that isn't the cause...

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My camber was off 1 degree with old top arms! Keep your tyres pumped up to. A pair of vise grips behind the link balljoint holds it good, move its boot out the way first

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Basically any worn bush will allow the wheel to move relative to the body of the car. The droplink isn't the cause, but you should change those upper wishbones. While there you might as well change the droplink anyway, you need to disconnect one of the balljoints on it anyway to drop the strut down.
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The lot needs inspecting by way of disconnecting all balljoints and feeling how tight they are. Most people won't bother and flaf about changing one bit at a time. If you can afford to get the lot done on the front and alignment then thats the best/easiest method in my experience. If the lower arms are ok then you have some spares, if you have space for them!
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