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Questions about Shipping tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudzer, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Any of you guys/gals ever shipped a set of tires before? If so, who did you use to ship them? What type of packaging should I do? When I bought my Boggers, they came via truck and un-packaged. I need to ship some tires so any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  2. Dragworm

    Dragworm Registered Member

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    I just had 4 31x10.5 tires mounted on the factory alloys delivered to me in Dallas from North Carolina by UPS. Each tire/wheel combo was sandwiched between cardboard and wrapped in plastic wrapping (heavy duty not the kitchen kind). Each tire wheel was essentially it's own package. Total for shipping was about $100. Hope this helps.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
  3. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    There is a company called Forward Air. The ship stuff cheap. I shipped two 150lbs. items for $30 each and that was because $30 is their minimum amount. From Tulsa, one went to Dallas and the other to KC MO. Check with them if they are in your area. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.forwardair.com>http://www.forwardair.com</A>

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Whenever I have ordered tires, they come un boxed and usually through UPS or Fed-Ex....

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  5. Executioner

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    If you ship UPS, and use an account, watch out I have seen them charge 50.00 over and above what was calculated . Also some will take a 35-36x12.50x15, and some will not.Shipper be ware, also make sure
    to specify CASH ONLY, or Company/Personal Check.
    Good luck
    P.S. I hear if you are not in a hurry Grayhound Bus will ship them very cheap.
     
  6. pcorssmit

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    I actually shipped two tires by Greyhound a couple years ago when I worked for a tire distributor. We only had two tires that needed to go from Denver to Durango, and didn't want to send a truck for just 2 tires. They weren't very big, and it didn't seem all that cheap to me, I think it was around $50-$60, but I'm not sure.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), Dana 60/14 bolt, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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