I hear you on the NY roads OP... they suck. Thats why I try to stick to the gravel as much as possible
Anyway, had the exact same front end clunk as you that just kept getting worse over the past few months, and indeed as almost everyone else in this thread has already indicated, the endlinks were the culprit.
Had a pair of RalliTek's on there that lasted maybe 30k and they were shot.. but then again why should a company called "RALLITEK" actually produce sb links that are capable of standing up to some loose surface spirited driving
. The amount of play that developed in the ball joints was astounding.
This is their (joke of a) claim:
We are so sure these endlinks will stand up to the punnsihment of rally racing, RalliTEK HD Front Endlinks come with a 5 year limited warranty!
stunned that theyre already toast.. working on putting together a warraty claim as we speak