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How do I ship a set of 4 wheels/tires????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bizjettech, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    bizjettech

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    Guys, for those of you out there that have sold and shipped a set of 4 17 wheels WITH tires mounted on the wheels,.......how did you do it?

    Who ships these reasonable? UPS? how did you do it? Do they need to be strapped together on a skid or something? Do they each need to be boxed?

    I have a set I want to sell and doing some homework on just how I would ship them to a buyer ???

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I separate the tires from the rims and shipped them separately. Went to a tire store, got the wheel boxes, from new wheels the tire store just sold and used those boxes. Then took them to UPS.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    But the easiest way is to sell them local, if you can!
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    UPS, they will wrap them in plastic individually. But it's gonna be exspensive. I was shipping from Phoenix, Az to East Coast and it was over four hundred. They charge you freight due to size and weight.

    Good luck !
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Yeah, think that is easiest.......THANKS everyone.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    I cut out cardboard to cover the wheel (both sides) and wrapped them in plastic wrap then used a banding strap (I convinced a Lowes employess to let me use their banding machine). They were really expensive to ship, about $70 each but the buyer paid. I used UPS.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    I had the buyer line everything up, and all I had to do was deliver them to the freight yard, and used 2 ratchet straps to stack all 4 tires and rims on a pallet, and strapped them to it. They were pretty good size tires, 315-75-17's off a Hummer H2
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    when I got my tires delivered they just had stickers on them and the guy sat them in front of my garage..
     
  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    don't forget to check greyhound. they will ship stuff via their buses and it's usually alot cheaper than ups or fedex.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    bump
    theres got to be a better way than UPS or something
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    I ship on a pallet. I also have the resources to do so easily though while others may not. Pallets are always the cheapest though. I just shipped 4 wheels and 4 tires not mounted from NV to TX for about $200 total
     
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    There is a thread on here somewhere about posting to let other members know when they are traveling in to/from the areas you are shipping to/from to do you a favor and save on shipping cost. It's a good idea, just going to be hard to find someone going to the right place at the right time. I can't remember the thread title and can't find it. Maybe someone else knows the one I'm talking about?
     
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