Went over a 'bump/ in the road (hard to explain, basically, think the road turned itself into a bump...)
Here is a screen shot of the area:
I heard a big bang/bump/sound etc from the bottom rear when I went over it...made my heart sink
i was going about 35mph? maybe 40 at the most.
Went home, jacked my car up...
First I thought this was it:
A couple of marks, nothing bad (when I touch it, the white stuff comes off)
Here is the other side, clean:
But, in my heart I knew it hit further back...and harder than that
And here it is:
Now, is it really 'bad' that the bar is scrapped up like that? Does it need replacing?
Also... I don't know if you can see in the pics (hard to take shots...), but there is a mark on the rear diff.
I couldn't reach to touch it to see the condition.
I know this isn't warranty-able, it's not a defect...So i know i will need to pay out of pocket if I want it investigated/replaced
But I don't want to go about paying for something that is 'fine'
If the case is simply that I am being overly paranoid and nothing is wrong...then great
Any and all advice is appreciated