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Old 05-22-2001, 02:48 PM   #1
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Old 05-22-2001, 03:15 PM   #2
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Amtrak is by far the cheapest and easiest way to go with large items
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Old 05-23-2001, 12:47 AM   #3
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I can't tell if you're serious or not...

Come on, with all these people ordering rims and stuff somebody MUST have some advice!!
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Old 05-23-2001, 01:06 AM   #4
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Anybody ever shipped wheels before? I want to send a set of steelies domestically, for cheap.

What's a good carrier to use? Is there a special service for shipping those things (I think UPS has a special service for tires).? Packaging recommendations?
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Old 05-23-2001, 05:24 AM   #5
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I sent some wheels via UPS a couple of years ago. I can't remember how much it cost, but it wasn't too bad as I recall. As a general rule I have found UPS to be quite a bit cheaper than Fedex or the U.S. Postal Service. It is usually quite a bit faster than USPS also.

I just used two large boxes 3' x 3' (for 15" wheels) and used styrofoam peanuts around the wheels to protect them. I put two wheels per box. Make sure the boxes you use are corrugated and are suitable for shipping.

If you do use UPS, make sure that you don't seal the boxes until they inspect the packing. Here in St. Louis at least, if you come in with a sealed box they will make you open it up for inspection.

UPS has a handy shipping estimator on their web site where you can plug in the weight, size of box and zip code where the package will be sent and it will give you a pretty accurate shipping estimate.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-23-2001, 07:13 AM   #6
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I have used UPS a number of times , but the expense may not be justified for inexpensive steel wheels. It may be cheaper to buy new ones from Tire Rack, Discount, etc. Mike
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Old 05-23-2001, 07:18 AM   #7
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UPS really bones people on international shipping with customs brokerage fees- I try to stay away from them for anything international
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