Scotty before you go to too much
more trouble try something (if it is applicable to this car) - replace the "link" that connects the sway bar to the suspension arm and see if that helps. On my 300D I replaced this piece and it eliminated the "creaking" noise I was experiencing. This part is cheap and easy to replace. Just remove the wheel, unbolt the old link and bolt up the new. Again, if this is applicable to your car, this item can cause some noise when it is worn out.