Originally Posted by Carl at CRP
That sounds nothing like a wheel bearing problem, it does however sound like a suspension component rubbing steel on steel. I think a thorough visual inspection looking at suspension pivot points will result in finding the guilty culprit.
Thanks for the response. I feel a bitter better now. I am on my 3rd set of axles and bearings, so I agree that it's not an axle bearing. I do have some other "creaking" noises that may be related to this. I had been thinking possibly dry bushings (and maybe cold weather related?); it's mainly when going over speed bumps and bumps in general. Everything is pretty new except the Bilsteins which probably have 80k on them by now. All bushings back there are rubber except the poly on one side of the panhard rod. I've got some Konis waiting to go in so I'll give it a full inspection while under there. I did just recently install a TSP catback system but it looks clear of everything.