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Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

Anyone ever ship or receive a set of mounted tires? I am interested in buying some from an individual, but have no idea how to do the shipping. I assume you can just tape a label to the tread and through the center hole and call a shipping co. Who would be best for this? Forward Air? Anyone have a discount account that wants to order a pickup for me? Suggestions?

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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

Check several places first like fed ex and ups. But when we ship heavier things like that it's almost always cheapest to strap to a crate and have the shipped from a local trucking company. So you might call some of your local companies and see what they say. At least they might be able to point you in the right direction if they can't help you.
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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

How far are you shipping?
Try R&L Carriers, or Yellow. UPS and Fed-X are too expensive when the weight gets over a few hundred lbs.
Greenmachine and I found the cheapest place (Tn. to Cali.) but I forgot who it was (I could call him and find out), I don't do much shipping to the west coast so I don't know who's over there. If I remember his best quote was something like 3 or 4 hundred to ship 4 54" tires and rims, just strapped to a pallet and dropped off at a hub.
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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

I shipped 4 37x13 mounted boggers from KC to Rhode Island for ~$150 through forward air. I had to strap them to a pallet and the total weight was just over 700lbs. The shipper will have to strap them to pallet and take them to a forward air terminal at the airport. When they arrive, forward air will call you and you drive to the airport and get them.
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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

Never tried yet myself, but I was told Greyhound is a cheap way to ship big, heavy & non-fragile items. I understand no palleting/packaging required either. Might want to call and inquire.

pls let us know what you find is best/cheapest way... I'm sure there are a bunch of us interested in that sort of info.
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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

Bought my beadlocks and SX's online. Believe it or not the good ol' guy in brown rolled 'em off his UPS truck into my garage. They were wrapped in platic stretch wrap and had a tracking label on each.
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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??

I have to back RocknCJ on this one. When I bought my first set of wheels and tires, I bought them from WV, and they shipped them UPS to Ohio. They just had cardboard circles covering the aluminum wheels, with labels taped on them. The UPS guy just rolled them off the truck one at a time.

Pretty KEWL!!!!

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Re: Shipping wheels/tires?? How??



I got to add this plug. Maybe my raise will be even better next time.

Fedex will ship anything. And when i say anything, you cant believe the crap i unload and load.

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