Bent my 3 month old Steering j-arm.

SFA hilux

Active Member
Bent my j-arm today. Again...
In 4wd but not doing anything slightly hard, had my 5mnth old son and my wife with me.
I know you can do hi steer. But as far as I’ve heard, you can’t get it engineered in vic.
Also I don’t want any more than 2” lift.
Anyone have any knowledge on Hilux j- arms. Do they bend/break when the travel is compressed or at full droop?
Just wandering if either putting extended bump stops or a limiting strap would help preserve the j-arm.
I really like this ute but I don’t know if I like the idea of having a ute that is going to randomly loose its steering and kill me and or others.
Anyone have any helpful advice?