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how the H3LL do you ship 40" tires?!?!?!?!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, May 10, 2002.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    both UPS and FedEx wont take them and I don't really want to use forward air but will if i must....

    any other options???
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    What about a trucking service similar to Roadway? I've shipped axles that way.
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    Are company uses http://www.cfwy.com/ Sometimes there prices are pretty good....Dan
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    Why are you shipping 40" tires? Did you move up to 42's? /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    If you work anywhere where trucks come in, i.e. warehouse, etc., talk to the traffic manager there. You will usually get a substantial discount that way.
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    My 38's came on an ABF truck <a target="_blank" href=http://www.abf.com>www.abf.com</a>.

    Forward air is just about the cheapest. Just put em' on a pallet and wrap em' in shrink wrap.

    BIGJ
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    i know you dont want to but i shipped a 44"er for $45 throught foreward air and all i had to do was drop it off and give them the addy.

    Oh and UPS and FedEx told me they coud shipo it but it would be about $100 /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif and $20 if its not crated or packaged. as far as i know UPS limit on weight is 150 lbs. and the tire weighed 120 i think---but no more than 150 for sure---and that was a 44 TSL

    Dan
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    Ship them one by one as individual items instead of one whole item such as on a pallet.

    I shipped an 80 lbs. tire two states across from me thru UPS for something like $25.
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    I dont know what kind of deal that you are getting on the tires but there is a set of 40" boggers w/ only 500 miles in Sacramento.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=1827168056>boggers</a>
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    nope. these tires need to last a bit longer than that/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    found a spare. Rebel88 and Steve Fox have expressed intrest, but they are in SoCal...trying to get shipping options.
     
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    Re: how the H3LL do you ship 40\" tires?!?!?!?!

    me and my folks own and shipping outlet so maybe i can help yall out here:
    UPS' restrictions are:
    up to 150lbs, up to 130" in length and girth combined
    (the formula is: Lengh + Widthx2 + Heightx2= ? )
    for a 40x15.50 this would be:
    40" + 15.50x2 + 40"x2=151" ups would not be able to ship this.

    ABF is a truck line we commonly use and offers great service. If anyone needs a quote, shoot me a email and i can get you one. ABF requires that everything they ship be on a pallet and at least wrapped in furniture wrap, but prefer a box witch doesnt really have to be that sturdy, just some cardboard around the tires.
    If you live on the east coast, R&amp;L truck lines has really good rates and are supposed to offer service to all 48 states starting next year.

    just to give you a example, ABF for 550lbs (about 4 40" tires and a pallet) from here, panama city, fl, to memphis, tn, would be $204. Thats about 550 miles.

    Anyway, if I can help let me know.
     

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