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      12-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Best / Cheapest way to ship tires and wheels?

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I am researching the best carrier to ship the following and looks like there are some sellers here that might have experience with shipping -

Tires unmounted

Wheel, no tire

Wheel with tire mounted

Full set of wheels with tires mounted

Thanks for your guidance!

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      12-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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I member that sold me my OEM M5 20' wheels/tires sent them via UPS. They ship two per box, boxes come filled with foam peanuts (I think that is what they're called). In any event, the shipping + insurance can get expensive....I know he paid about $600 from San Francisco to Miami, FL....price will vary based on distance of course.

I suggest you get the items weighed, have the to and from zip codes and shop around. Hope this helps.
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      12-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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If the buyer of the wheels is okay with it, ship Greyhound. They get their items a lot sooner, only crappy part is they have to pick up the items at their local Greyhound Station themselves. The items do not get shipped to their door. When Selling my last wheels (18's) it was $225 for UPS or $95 for Greyhound Express.
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      12-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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try Custom Companies

http://www.customco.com/

they had a special way for wheels and tires..

I shipped 4 tires to texas from LA fo 85
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shipping

Shipping from western NY, to Boston should be no more than $125; I shipped x5 wheels and tire, bigger and heavier for around $138 from Clarence, NY 14031-2410

UPS or FedEx ground is the ticket, but going to a UPS store for a solution adds a big profit to the franchised" store, just use them for drop off of tickected shipping.

The biggest thing that needs to be done is cut circles from cardboard to cover the rims on both sides (8) with tape. Encasing them in plastic wrap is not needed. Weighing them, and using the ups web site and shipping to a business address which I have.

Here are some over the top guidelines to use to get the idea: (also below)

**Note: If the wheels and tires are shipped together, and they weigh less than 50 lbs apiece, you can ship two bundled together with FedEx or UPS; anything over 50 lbs will have to ship separately. Shipping two bundled together is slightly less expensive (10%-20%), if you can do it..

**Key Concept: The goal is to protect the soft parts, i.e. the painted or otherwise finished soft metal wheel. The other goal is to keep everything that is being shipped together in one piece. Tires don't get damaged in transit. Wheels do. Below is a photo of what shipped tires on rims look like.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1866300

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=548906

http://www.tirerack.com/about/return_tires_wheels.jsp

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If the buyer of the wheels is okay with it, ship Greyhound. They get their items a lot sooner, only crappy part is they have to pick up the items at their local Greyhound Station themselves. The items do not get shipped to their door. When Selling my last wheels (18's) it was $225 for UPS or $95 for Greyhound Express.
+1 on Greyhound shipping.
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      12-18-2012, 08:14 AM   #7
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Great info, guys!

Thanks a bunch.
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