this isn't for my locost project, it's for a my daily driver subaru wrx, but this board is full of people that don't throw money around if it isn't necessary so i figured i would ask. the subaru forums i frequent recommend buying a new knuckle, and it comes up fairly often... it is almost impossible to remove the ball joint from the knuckle on these cars... there is a bolt that holds the ball joint in place (you can see where it would go in the picture, near where i circled) and if you live where it snows, it'll probably break. once you get the remains out, the actual act of removing the ball joint is also extremely difficult. well getting to the point, my knuckle started to develop a small crack in the process, do you think it would be alright to just weld it, or should i buy a replacement?
the circle is the area where it is cracked and the green line is about how big the crack is.. around a half inch