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Old 01-21-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Advice on US shipping or local vendors.....

Sorry if this kind of thing has been asked, but it's a little bit of a 'expansive' question (and is being asked in 2 forums to cover my bases)

I'm a relatively new owner of an EP3 Civic hatch (2003) and so far she's serving me well with no complaints...and got me thru all that snow with no problems even with a pretty aggressive dropped suspension (Tokico D's and Eibachs)

However, ever since I bought it, there has been a pronounced thunk in the rear end over potholes and up driveways. Sounded like a bumpstop getting hit and was annoying as hell!

I waited til the bad weather ended to get a look at it (at a reputable shop in Rmd) and it was determined to be the adjustable rear camber links being worn out....the passenger side more so as it had literally no more bushing!

So I got a quote for parts and labor (and alignment after changing) and went on my way so I could price out local parts sources for the parts.

To my horror, going thru Lordco was a fair bit more than the shops parts price, even with the typical 'discount' Didn't even try others fearing worse. Might as well tell you. The shop quoted just under $200 for the parts and about 1-1.5 re and re. Lordco wants nearly $300 for parts, though different brand I believe?

So, I figured I'd check EBay even though I very rarely deal with US vendors as with the exchange and wait and shipping, it doesn't seem worth it? But shockingly, I saw the kits were going for as little as $40US plus shipping, which was sneakily expensive (around $75 at that bottom price for parts)

Seems if I spent a bit more - say $60 for parts - the shipping would be more around $40. But still, even with the exchange that should be around $120-130 total.

BUT, the extra taxes/duty to get to my door is unknown and I think where it will add up. I have no idea what to expect as I used to pick it up from Point Roberts but right now I just have no time, so it needs to be to my door in Van,

So, my question is, either am I too worried and it will be around $20 extra dollars, or is there a good Honda parts shop that can come a little closer to that US landed price? I would like to stay local, if at all possible.

Sorry so damn long but thanx in advance!
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:41 AM   #2
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Anything made outside pf canada or us WILL have extra duties at the door, when shipped FROM America. Up to %40 lol, theres a reason their prices are where they are and you can thank our govt for that. Buy Moog if your looking to buy online, high quality usually made in usa

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