To make a long story short, a few days ago, in snowy conditions, a driver in a minivan stopped short in front of me at the end of a highway exit. I started sliding and had about 3 seconds to choose a path; either to tap into her tailgate, go into the blind lane to the right of me and possibly tap someone else, or tap the curb.
I decided, and tapped the curb.
No external cosmetic damage, no bent wheels or rims. However, my alignment is slightly off, with it listing to the right when the wheel is straight, as well as a good clunk over low speed bumps.
Here is me making the noise by pushing down on the car near the strut tower. Strut, mounts, control arms, end links, and the like are all new. Took a look under the car with the wheel up, nothing looked out of the ordinary. Shaking the wheel resulted in no motion in any direction, side to side or up and down.
Any ideas folks?