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:yikes: you're kidding me right? I am not getting any quotes less than $200 from OH to CA.. how did you do it?
There is another way instead of trying to find a large box to fit the wheel. If you're shipping rims only, then go that route. If you are shipping rims & tires, you can cut circles out of thick cardboard. Washer, dryer or refrigerator boxes are the best.

I PM'd this advice to another fanatic for his sale. He said it went smoothly. I forget what the shipping for each wheel was, but I believe the amount was between $25-40 per wheel. I'll try to find the receipts from my sales. PM me if you want help. I'm a bit anal when it comes to things like this. If you have the patience, just hit me up. If you were local, I'd drive over and show you in person. :thumbsup:
 

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one of the better ways for you guys to ship, ask your local wheel or performance shop that you already do business with if they will ship for you.
I do it for my customers & those that just come in. We ship wheels & stuff everyday so have daily ups pickups & always have boxes.
Yes we charge but get a better rate than you would. & BY us boxing it there is less chance of damage, ups sucks on claims, they all do.
YOur local shops may do the same for you.

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There is another way instead of trying to find a large box to fit the wheel. If you're shipping rims only, then go that route. If you are shipping rims & tires, you can cut circles out of thick cardboard. Washer, dryer or refrigerator boxes are the best.

I PM'd this advice to another fanatic for his sale. He said it went smoothly. I forget what the shipping for each wheel was, but I believe the amount was between $25-40 per wheel. I'll try to find the receipts from my sales. PM me if you want help. I'm a bit anal when it comes to things like this. If you have the patience, just hit me up. If you were local, I'd drive over and show you in person. :thumbsup:
That's usually how I ship wheels and tires. My post was in response to the guy who was claiming he did it for $62 for all 4 from VA to WA.. :read: Otherwise $25-40 per wheel sounds absolutely doable...
 

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That's usually how I ship wheels and tires. My post was in response to the guy who was claiming he did it for $62 for all 4 from VA to WA.. :read: Otherwise $25-40 per wheel sounds absolutely doable...
Oh, okay. Just trying to help. On another note...Al's Hubcaps is a sponsor here??:excited:

I just found out where you are located. I need to bring in some Superleggera's for curb rash repair. I went to a spot on Merrick that wanted to tear me a new one. :tsk:
 

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we'll try & be gentle, got a whole jar of k-y just in case

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If you guys are local, you can feel free to bring wheels/tires to us for shipping, if time permits for us. We ship wheel/tires all day and night and have the packaging/shipping method down to a science. Just pay for shipping, cost of packaging, and some money for packaging labor.
 

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If you guys are local, you can feel free to bring wheels/tires to us for shipping, if time permits for us. We ship wheel/tires all day and night and have the packaging/shipping method down to a science. Just pay for shipping, cost of packaging, and some money for packaging labor.
 

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RL Carrier only charged $165 to ship from Ohio to NorCal.
– Free pick-up
– from commercial building to another (residential is an additional $20 i think)
– 20" wheels w/ tires
– shrink wrapped on a pallet (which they recommended)
– estimated weight was 160 (actual weight is 200 but they dont really check).
 

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Curious, if you ship wheels with tires isn't it a little cheaper as you don't need a full box just a cover for the top of the wheel? And I am assuming you would deflate the tire to reduce weight. Am I off-base on any of this?
 

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Curious, if you ship wheels with tires isn't it a little cheaper as you don't need a full box just a cover for the top of the wheel? And I am assuming you would deflate the tire to reduce weight. Am I off-base on any of this?
I don't think it would be cheaper. I think the weight of the rubber along with the wheel will still outweigh a rim and cardboard alone. :hmm: :dunno:

I've never even thought about deflating the tire before shipping. I'll try that next time to see if it makes any difference.
 
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