So as far as I can tell that snapping, or pooping sound i heard the other day was my bent front lower control arm bracket breaking. I have driven 20 or 30 miles like that, but I'm guessing it isn't the best thing to do. So I am thinking of swapping in a HP30 but I'm at stock ride height and all that so I am curious if this could be problematic. The other options I considered are welding the bracket, is that ok with axle all assembled? I wouldn't weld al at once as the onslaught of heat would surly have some effect, but a little at a time wouldn't be bad would it?
Any thoughts, experiences?
If I go ahead with the swap any tips warnings? or things I might not have thought of as having only swapped rear axles up t this point.