Circling back - dealer took most of the front end suspension apart. They checked the shocks, springs, perches nothing would give. Creaking continued. Finally disconnected the sway bar links and creaking stopped. Lubing the bushings per Dinan tech fixed it for now, though it's supposedly going to come back.
Now some of you have chimed back that you've never had issues like this with your Dinan suspensions, and frankly, I'd agree for what they cost and are. Not sure what I think of this solution.
And yes, I fully understand that bushings need lubrication from time to time - I just would have figured Dinan to have this as a perma lube sort of solution.
It is what it is. Just curious on all thoughts.