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sway bar end links

My driver side front sway bar end link bottom rubber is all chewed up and I need to replace the link. I will be changing both. Is it really as simple as it looks? Does any one know the exact Torx wrench size and nut size. Also the torque tightening specs. Thanks guys.
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End links were as simple as they look for me. Not sure what size off hand.
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I'm glad this thread is here bc I am about to switch mine out as well. I did the sway bar bushings the other day (NAPA blue ones) and it was really simple, but the end links intimidated me a little. Is an alignment required after end link/bushing replacement? Are there any real differences in end link brands/quality? I realize there is when it comes to things like ball joints, but are, for example, Moog end links that much better than, say NAPA or any part store brand?
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I'm glad this thread is here bc I am about to switch mine out as well. I did the sway bar bushings the other day (NAPA blue ones) and it was really simple, but the end links intimidated me a little. Is an alignment required after end link/bushing replacement? Are there any real differences in end link brands/quality? I realize there is when it comes to things like ball joints, but are, for example, Moog end links that much better than, say NAPA or any part store brand?
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Alignment not necessary IMHO.

Are there quality differences? Probably. I am running MOOG replacements. They were $20 a piece.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CA4GI4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Alignment not necessary IMHO.

Are there quality differences? Probably. I am running MOOG replacements. They were $20 a piece.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks. I will order the Moogs. They are around $18 from R A. Only a few more bucks than in town stores have them.

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Relatively Easy. I used MOOG. Try it yourself.

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I hate to ask again cuz you guys are usually Johnnie on the spot, but does anyone know the Torx size and torque tightening specs?
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I hate to ask again cuz you guys are usually Johnnie on the spot, but does anyone know the Torx size and torque tightening specs?
I can try to find out which torx size this evening if that is helpful. Assuming i can find my torx set... just moved houses and everything is a mess.
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Definitely no need for an alignment as replacing the sway bar end links cannot change suspension geometry.

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