I bet it sounds like thud thud thud... when you hit a bump or when you turn.
I would check one thing before I do the other work.
First... see that ball joint just above your front tire in the back? Grab
that rubber part... then push the car up and down... if you feel any play
there... then that is it. They go bad at about 150,000 miles or so.
Do that test on both front wheels.
If not, then I would suspect the thrust arm bushing,,, on the lower control
arm... a rod that goes diagonally toward center of the car... onto the