Many thanks to Andrew first and foremost!
The sleeve that is included in this kit is thicker than the original sleeve installed in the trackbar. The pops and squeaks went away after the change out. The original was torqued tight, yes upward of 250’#. This upgraded sleeve is the key IMHO and bushing did the trick.
I was running an early version of the delrin HD track bar bushing and it finally started to wear out after about two years. This new one fit slightly more snug in the track bar and the metal sleeve is much more substantial. Fixed the major clunk I had in my steering. Didn’t realize the track bar had gotten bad with a janky steering intermediate shaft.
Quality product and great engineering.