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Advice on shipping rims/tires

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dsm363, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I've done a Google search and found some posts on Corvette and other forums but has anyone already shipped the 21" rims and tires here? What packaging they used, if they found boxes that fit, which carrier they used would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Tires already mounted on wheels aren't typically shipped in a box. They are wrapped with bubble wrap, fastened together with strapping, and have a cardboard separator between the two faces if there is a chance they may rub together.

    Mine have always come UPS.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I've had tires shipped to me without any packaging, strapped together in pairs with waybill pouches attached. They're pretty indestructible. Can't do that with wheels, of course.
     
  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    A lurker on these forums bought my 21's. He found some very sturdy 30x30x12 boxes that he sent to me. There's less than 2" of clearance in every direction with the wheels in the box.

    I took apart of a bunch of smaller shipping boxes and jammed the cardboard in the sides to keep the tires firmly in the boxes. On top, I laid a flat layer of cardboard, then stuffed the remaining space with wadded newspapers. The buyer suggested NOT using styrofoam peanuts as they can scratch.

    I haven't finished packing 'em all in and shipping them yet, though.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks! Were the boxes U-haul or just a generic box? Trying to figure out easiest place to get that size.

    Found this:
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    Should work but need to order 100 of them. Will keep looking. Thanks.
     

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