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Old 12-28-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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I sold my 04 STi rims and now I need to ship them out. I was going to take two rims (rims side out), put cardboard circles on the outside to protect the rims and tape the heck out of them to hold the two tires/rims together. You think FedEx will take that?
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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They may take it, but I wouldn't recommend shipping them that way. You really need to box them up.


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Old 12-28-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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Dang, then I need to find boxes that will fit the rims...oh well.
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:31 PM   #4
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Maybe find someone who just got new rims for xmas or something?
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:59 PM   #5
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try a town fair tire type place, maybe they'll have empty boxes lying around.
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:04 PM   #6
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I've shipped and received wheels many times without problems, all were packaged the same way Tire Rack does it: round piece of cardborad on the wheel face and back, then tape the hell out of it. But you can't do them in pairs as they'll be too heavy. FedEx ground was cheap for shipping, I think it was around $20 per wheel/tire insured for $200 each.

If you're concerned about the wheel face getting scuffed, you can cut up a fabric dropcloth or the like.
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Old 12-28-2004, 01:10 PM   #7
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thats how i shipped out a set of wheels before and this was with UPS
and i've always have received my wheels the same exact way with out any problems..

it will cost you more if you put them in boxes.....
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I got my tires and rims from Tire Rack with the cardboard circle too but what the heck, I found boxes at U-Haul that perfectly fit two rims with tires on them so they are all boxed up and ready to go.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:24 PM   #9
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eeeck... I just shipped 4- 18's and it cost me $165+ UPS they boxed them and
they were insured... but man I did not expect it to cost that much....

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Old 12-28-2004, 09:24 PM   #10
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I sold my 04 STi rims and now I need to ship them out. I was going to take two rims (rims side out), put cardboard circles on the outside to protect the rims and tape the heck out of them to hold the two tires/rims together. You think FedEx will take that?
Fedex will take them and I have shipped many wheels and tires that way with 100% success rate. They will charge you 10.00 extra per bundle. If you don't want to pay the 10 you have to box them up. Try a uhaul shipping supply center. Their large box fit the stock wrx wheels/tires pretty well and might of had some extra room in them for the larger stis.

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