I did some more digging with the wheels off today. The tranverse link (control arm) is definitely bent. I'm going to replace the front bushing, rear bushing, and ball joint while I'm down there, as I imagine they took it pretty hard too.
How can I tell if my strut is bent? For the control arm I simply measured length from one section to another on both control arms, and noted the one control arm was signifigantly different from the other.
What are you refering to when you say "right side lower cradle?"
Suprisingly enough the tie rods look straight
I thought they were usually the weakest link. It scares me that the control arm bent, that is a beefy piece of aluminum...