I've done my share of shade tree mechanic stuff (totaly rebuilt a '62 Corvette), so I am more than comfortable replacing both front and rear sway bars as well as switching up to better pads, but as I was changing over from my winter tires to the Eagle F-1s (now that Winter has FINALLY left NH!
) I looked at the endlinks and I cannot figure out how to get them off - instead of a hex head or an allen socket, it appears to have a smooth surface and 4 blue nipples sticking out. Since I am not ready to pull everything apart yet, I did not force the issue, but this did not seem to be a cover or anything. My shop manual refers to a 'special tool' to remove them.
Can someone who has been there clue me in on the process? I have never been a fan of 'special tools' and usually find a work around.
While we are at it, the endlinks look pretty whimpy and I was thinking of replacing them, but have read much debate on this. Any suggestions about keeping/replacing? This is a daily (hard driven) driver and except for the good tires, brakes, and sway bars, I don't plan any immediate changes.