At around 50k I had a ball joint go bad. When I removed the control arm to replace the ball joint I found the rubber in the rear bushings was cracked and needed replaced, but they weren't really creaking.
More common is creaking from the sway bar bushings being worn and dry.
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Some say Patriot front ends are a weak point but my 2 Patriots have been solid. My '08 was developing some front-end creaking near the end of my ownership but it was 10 years old and very high miles when that started. My '14 has been fine other than the LF wheel bearing at 125,000 miles. That was my first and only repair so far.
Welcome, Chris! Like Sandstone said, sway bar bushings are the most common cause of creaky front ends, but it's too uncommon for control arm bushings to be noisy. I replaced my right front lower control arm because I had a bad ball joint, and found that one of the bushings was in really bad shape, but it wasn't making any noise.
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