So I had a minor accident on the weekend, my steering u-joint CAME OFF the rack and I lost all steering and my elise decided to go curb hoping. Somehow the only damage that occured was curbed rear rim, but clam, front etc. was fine. Fixed it on the side of the road putting the bolts on REAL tight and drove it home. Luckily i wasn't going fast, but i had been going quick a couple of minutes earlier and would probably have a situation similar to the picture on top
Lesson learned here was that I noticed my steering had a lot of play in it for quite a few months and i was lazy in fixing it. When things are not going 100% on your car, fix it!!