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Does front lower suspension rear bush replacement affect tracking?

Have to replace my inner track rod ends but MOT also said lower rear bush has play but not a fail. Thinking of replacing with a polybush on both sides. Just wondering if I need to do it at the same time as track rods as I will get the wheel alignment done after or if I can wait and do it later on (if it doesn't affect the tracking)? I wouldn't want to have to pay to get it done twice!

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I know I should do it at the same time really but the bush isn't bad, Is only one side and funds are tight!
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In theory I dont think you need to get the alignment done after lower bush replacement. Although when the bushes go soft or tear, the wheels do tend to go out of alignment but only when the car is in motion!
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if the car got an alignment with a faulty bush in place, then yes it needs to be done again.
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You can mark the original position of the rear bush relative to the sub-frame before you remove it and then refit so that it goes back in the same place. That will get it close but ultimately you'll need to get the alignment done properly.
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