Well, it's been 1 year since I lifted the jeep, and I'm still very happy with how things are holding up. Since it's not a daily driver, I only have a few thousand miles on it since then. I realized I never updated this thread so I'll go down the list:
Track Bar Noise
I ended up taking it into a local jeep shop to give the whole thing a once-over, and they located and installed stiffer bushings that solved the problem 100%. No issues at all. They also aligned the jeep and checked all the 4x4 gear for proper fluid levels etc etc. I am now running the Zone adjustable trackbar with the upgraded bushings, and it works great.
Right around the same time, my rear power window motor/regulator took a crap, so that got fixed too.
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
These tires are awesome. I've done several road trips with the wifey and they handle really well. They still look new, and they perform really well offroad. They do rub at full lock on my Zone LCA's, but oh well.
Tail Wag/Rear Sway Bar
Just last weekend I got an Addco 1" swaybar (684) from Amazon of all places, and the greasable bushings/mounts from Energy Suspension. I was tired of the excessive body roll when on the freeway during lane changes or slight corrections with the steering wheel. It is SUCH a difference, I'm mad that I didn't do this earlier. Every trip I used to take with people in the car, I worried I might make them carsick with the body sway, but it is perfect now.
Took it on a couple long drives the last 2 weekends and put it to the test and I feel so much more confident in cornering, and quick maneuvers. My wife is getting tired of hearing me remark on how much better it is
I also got a full size spare from a junk yard and tucked it under the false floor in the spare tire well. It mostly fits, and I just ratched-strapped it down and put the rubber cargo mat over it, so I still have a usable trunk floor.