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I shipped wheels once before - it was a pain in the ***. impossible to find an appropriate sized box that isn't too large and even more costly to ship etc.
ultimately had to have Fedex pack and ship them. I had quotes from both ups and fedex retail locations and unfortunately, it cost over 200$ to ship 4 18" wheels. between safe packing material and just box size and weight, it was spendy.
I have some 19" wheels from the brembo package, and tires (dismounted). I am thinking about offering them up for shipping since I'm not finding a local buyer immediately but tend to see demand for this on a national llevel.. but I don't know if I want to go through that hassle again - and the cost is multiplied since the tires are dismounted.
is there an easier way to ship these things, at a reasonable cost, keeping them well protected etc? I know, I want something for nothing. just curious if there is a better way to do this. I have a daily UPS pickup at my work, but I dont know how I'd find the packing materials or what they would require in order to pick it up etc.
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I feel you man, I have the stock wheels and tires from my 08 GT that I sold and I would almost give them away. I also have a set of FRPP 4.10 gears (probably 5k miles on them), the front and rear sway bars, and the manifold/airbox. I hate being wasteful but if I get an assignment our of here (Air Force), I'm gonna end up pitching that stuff, I have zero room for it. Best of luck.
I just hate shipping difficult items. I don't have experience in it and I don't know how to make it cost effective. maybe I should just make the local price a killer deal and eat the loss to avoid the trouble.
I started the price rather high expecting some folks on craigslist to lowball me, but no nibbles yet. maybe my starting price is too high and scaring people away rather then getting any offers.
I shipped the stock 17" rims from my truck to California for $120 through UPS. I ended up using the 4 boxes from my car rims and some bubble wrap. Took them to the UPS store, paid, and went on my way. It definitely sucks trying to find the right size boxes and it's good to get all of the shipping stuff together before putting them up for sale and avoid all the stress. As far as the Craigslist add, just put "make offer", and negotiate from there.
Living in Hawaii you get high shipping prices on everything. I bought my wheels and tires through tirerack.com They came with thick cardboard over the metal rims with the rubber exposed. They were in perfect condition. The driver literally rolled them from his truck to my porch one at a time. It was awesome. LOL
06 Satin Silver GT - Auto...ROUSH M90 CAI, Afco Dual Fan HE, 4.10s,Truetrac, Detroit Rockers, DSS DS, TCI Rachet Shifter, PA Deep Pan, Eibach Handling, FR P Springs, Strange Shocks/Struts, J&M UCA/LCA, SS Lines/ EBC Slotted/Dimpled Rotors w/Reds, Mickey Thompson SC5, Nitto 255/305, 2011 leather, Pypes LT's/H-Pipe, MBRP Resonators, Borla
2011 NHRA Sportsman Class Hawaii State Champion
12.23 @ 113 mph
I had a full set of 17 inch GT rims with the Pirellis shipped via USPS from Kentucky to Anchorage, AK. Cost 220 for all in individual boxes, so considering the alternative of new, vs used, I went the used route. All in all, I had $570 into them, with only 500 miles on them. At the time it was a good deal. I would do that again, for the right set of wheels and tires. JMO
You may also want to try to find a local wheel/tire place (like DiscountTire) and ask if they have any 18" boxes you could have. Then just tape the tires together like TireRack does (2 each) and ship them away. I only paid $65 to ship 4 tires a couple weeks ago.
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