Can you see the smile? Our own WJ has a bent Dana 30 front axle. Yea, we were hard on it, but not that hard (It’s never seen much air time). Since it’s bent and the CV axleshafts are making noise, it’s time to swap it for something better rather than tossing more cash at it. If we had it to do over again, the housings can be strengthened with brackets and tube inserts.