need chassis parts for 98 civic

Hi all,
Need an upper control arm and rear upper arm for my 98 civic. Priced out from the dealer as follows:
Upper Contol Arm - $118 +tx Rear Upper Arm - $85 + tx
Found on (wait for it) EBAY the following:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UPPER-CONTROL-ARM-Ball-Joint-Honda-Civic-96-00-RIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33580QQitemZ8002077502QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
They talk alot about chassis part grading and whatnot, just wanted some opinions on whether this is complete bullshit or not...
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T L via CarKB.com wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UPPER-CONTROL-ARM-Ball-Joint-Honda-Civic-96-00-RIGHT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33580QQitemZ8002077502QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
for a start, that is a suspension component, not a chassis component. i wouldn't buy that on principle if the seller didn't now the difference, but i'm a pedanic a-hole.
why do you need these parts? where did you get the diagnosis done? what mileage do you have?
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Thanks for the response jim.
My civic has 231000kms on it.
Gave the dealership the opportunity to have a look, with the understanding that I would be doing any major work myself.
The upper balljoint is definitely shot, I shoulda picked up on that a while ago, even noticed some weird steering behaviour. Did the old play test, just grabbed it and tried to rock the car back and forth. There is definitely alot of play, I am not even that comfortable driving it right now, although I'm sure that it would take alot for it to pop.
The rear upper arm is also shot, the bushings are toast, and the whole arm is leaning against the frame of the car.
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i remember you now! sure, go ahead & get the parts you need. i guess it doesn't really matter where you get them as long as they are honda oem. replacement for both front & rear is quite easy. remember to tighten the bolts only with the wheels on the ground - makes sure the bushings are positioned right.

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