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Posted: 5/10/2004 5:48:28 PM EST
I got a real good deal on a set of four BFG Mudterrain 35x12.5x15 for my 71 Chevy 4x4. I was wondering if anyone else has ever shipped tires before and what they used to ship them. I think someone told me UPS charges maybe $30 per tire but thought maybe some sort of truck frieght could do better than that.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:51:28 PM EST
I got a set of wheels and tires shipped to me. They came from indiana via UPS ground. Via truck would be the cheapest, but you have to find a company that can pick them up. I'll try to find out what company we use at work for freight.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:53:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 5:54:08 PM EST by fight4yourrights]
Fed-X ground.

I shipped BMW wheels & tires from MD to OH. $12.5 each


I put cardboard on the faces, and used stretch wrap to cover them
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:59:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Fed-X ground.

I shipped BMW wheels & tires from MD to OH. $12.5 each


I put cardboard on the faces, and used stretch wrap to cover them



This the way to go. A square of cardboard strapped across the tire on both sides constitutes a box as far as they're concerned. UPS Ground also does a quick job with wheels.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:01:18 PM EST
Where in wisconsin and where in north dakota? I'm driving there with an empty pickup over memorial day.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:08:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Where in wisconsin and where in north dakota? I'm driving there with an empty pickup over memorial day.




West Bend, WI 53095 to anywhere near the middle of ND would suffice.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:09:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Where in wisconsin and where in north dakota? I'm driving there with an empty pickup over memorial day.




Swing by here (Sioux Falls, SD), we can pony express them!!!!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:25:34 PM EST
Pony Express! Thats still around
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:36:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 6:37:12 PM EST by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:38:07 PM EST
Have you tried Greyhound? I think they still ship but he has to pick them up at the station.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:40:17 PM EST
Get some cardboard, lay the tire on it and trace around it. Cut it out and make several copies. Put a cutout on each end of the tire. Tape them on with the address. The UPS guy bitched about the weight but they took them. Cost about $20 a tire.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:58:02 PM EST
Don't forget to insure them, they are still working on ways to break everything.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:36:08 PM EST
When we get shipments of tires from an online distributor at work, the tires come simply taped together in pairs. We're received tires from UPS and FedEx this way. The only time I've ever seen them arrive with cardboard was when the wheels were already mounted. Good luck to you.

ViseGrip
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:47:21 PM EST
I'm going to Minot you anywhere close to there?
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