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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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SHIPPING a wheel and tire??

I see that several companies including Coker offer complete wheel and tire packages.....how are these shipped? I've seen many tires on UPS trucks, and some on FedEx, but how do I go about shipping 1 tire and wheel assembly?? do I need to box the darn thing?? any guess as to how much it would cost to ship a 1957514 tire on a 14" wheel from Florida to Texas? Thanks!!
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I see that several companies including Coker offer complete wheel and tire packages.....how are these shipped? I've seen many tires on UPS trucks, and some on FedEx, but how do I go about shipping 1 tire and wheel assembly?? do I need to box the darn thing?? any guess as to how much it would cost to ship a 1957514 tire on a 14" wheel from Florida to Texas? Thanks!!
I ship stuff all the time and have both a UPS and FedX accounts. You need to weight the package. Gonline to UPS or FedX .com and create an account (free). With your ship-to and bill to handy, complete the required fields. Both shipping companies will bill you. You will have the opportunity to print a receipt and shipping label. Once printed, tape the label to securely to the side of the tire, or with the rim installed, yto the inside "clean" flat surface. I don't to advise the combo should be clean.
You can drop these off at any UPS store. At least we have them here in the mid-atlantic.
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I see that several companies including Coker offer complete wheel and tire packages.....how are these shipped? I've seen many tires on UPS trucks, and some on FedEx, but how do I go about shipping 1 tire and wheel assembly?? do I need to box the darn thing?? any guess as to how much it would cost to ship a 1957514 tire on a 14" wheel from Florida to Texas? Thanks!!
I used to work for UPS. They ship tires all day. You don't need a box.

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Including those with tires miunted??
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For each tire/wheel, cut 2 pieces of round cardboard that are a little bitter than the wheel. Then tape the cardboard to cover both the front and rear of the rim....tire will be exposed. This will protect the wheel. Weigh it, measure L/W/H, and go to the UPS or Fedex website and enter that info and they will give you an estimate on how much it would cost.



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This wheel is just a standard steel wheel, nothing fancy, with a non fancy but good tire mounted, going to be used for a spare in the trunk-the wheel has been media blasted and I have cleaned up the tire-does it still need to be cardboarded??
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According to the weight of your tire and the steel wheel it will charged.
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I used to work for UPS. They ship tires all day. You don't need a box.
Yes they do, BUT...they charge you quite a bit more if they're not boxed.
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I see that several companies including Coker offer complete wheel and tire packages.....how are these shipped? I've seen many tires on UPS trucks, and some on FedEx, but how do I go about shipping 1 tire and wheel assembly?? do I need to box the darn thing?? any guess as to how much it would cost to ship a 1957514 tire on a 14" wheel from Florida to Texas? Thanks!!
FedEx is probably cheaper. USPS rates go sky high once your dimensions reach a certain total...I shipped a 4-pound package and was charged roughly $25 because the box was 17x12x12 or something like that
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Yes to the cardboard- they charge additional for exposed materials. As mentioned earlier, tape 2 round coins front and back to cover the steel but the tire can be exposed. If you want to save a little money, fill the tire with helium before shipping......... lol

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I shipped 4-wheels/tires to Florida before.

I cut circular cardboard shapes to cover & protect the wheel face. Then, I wrapped it in plastic shipping wrap, weigh it and slap a shipping sticker on it.

*You might want to put the shipping info on the cardboard in case the shipping label comes off.


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I've been told Fastenal will ship larger/heavier items as well and are reasonable with their rates.

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I hope the OP got that tire shipped after 7 years...
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I hope the OP got that tire shipped after 7 years... <img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/Vintage-Mustang_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/Vintage-Mustang_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" />
&#x1f602;&#x1f923;&#x1f602;&#x1f923; Damn.... I guess we gotta start looking back several posts now.
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