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Old 09-13-2012, 02:19 PM
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I've been looking for wheels for awhile and some of the prices the sellers are charging for shipping make me cringe! I came across this thread on bimmerforums and thought I'd share here..




Originally Posted by Bucko2
I think most of us on here will find these DIY write ups useful for providing cost effective shipping for wheels, wheels with tires & tires...

How to Package & Ship Wheels w/ Tires


Shipping wheels with tires can be costly if you don't choose the right shipping provider & you pay someone else to package them.

Shopping List
  1. 2 Medium Size Storage Boxes (Home Depot has these for $.69 each)
  2. 50 Sheets of Dish Foam (Home Depot has a roll for $6.97)
  3. 1000 Feet Stretch Wrap (Home Depot has this for $4.97, 1000ft is the smallest size)
  4. Packing Tape (Home Depot has this for $3.37 for a large roll, you only need 3ft of tape for 4 wheels)
  5. 1 Razor Blade with 3 replaceable blades ($1.98 @ Home Depot)



Step 1
Lay Medium Sized box out flat
Cut Box in Half


Step 2
Open up box after cutting in half
Lay cleaned wheel on top
Cut excess material away


Step 3
Place at least 2 sheets of dish foam on face of wheel
Tape dish foam to tire so it doesn't move around


Step 4
Secure large circular piece of cardboard over dish wrap to the face of the wheel.
Cut excess material into partitions that will be used for back of wheel.


Step 5
Use packing tape to secure partitions in place


Step 6
Use 100% recyclable packing wrap to wrap the wheels and tires in any motion (Rocking the wheel back and forth works well)
The tighter the packing wrap, the more secure & protected the wheel will be in transit


Step 7
Repeat 4 times
Check out ShipNex Worldwide Express for the most cost effective shipping rates.
Print shipping labels from ShipNex
Attach to wheels & tires (not pictured)
Request pick up for ~ $6, or take down to local UPS store


Step 8
Share with others, avoid high shipping costs from store front retailers & use ShipNex!

Notes:
ShipNex can offer the most cost effective solutions to your shipping needs, because of the wholesale rates available and contracts they hold with FedEx & UPS. ShipNex uses FedEx for Express Shipments & UPS for any Ground Shipments.
When I compared prices to ship a set of wheels & tires (18 x 8.5 w/ 235/35/18 tyres ~210lbs) I was quoted $416 via UPS, $376 via USPS, $308 via FedEx, and $206 via ShipNex to ship from the West Coast to the East Coast.

How to Package & Ship Wheels w/o Tires


Without a tire to protect the rim, special care is needed when packaging and shipping.

Shopping List
  1. 2 Medium Size Storage Boxes: For wheels up to 17 x 8 ($1.12 each @ Home Depot)
  2. Large Size Storage Boxes: For wheels larger than 17x8 ($1.32 each @ Home Depot)
  3. 50 Sheets of Dish Foam (Home Depot has a roll for $6.97)
  4. 1000ft Stretch Wrap- Optional (Home Depot has this for $4.97, 1000ft is the smallest size)
  5. Packing Tape (Home Depot has this for $3.37 for a large roll, you only need 3ft of tape for 4 wheels)
  6. 1 Razor Blade with 3 replaceable blades ($1.98 @ Home Depot)



Step 2
Build box by pulling each opposing corner out, so that the flaps secure themselves.
Generously apply packing tape going both directions.
http://howtoshipwheels.com/HowToShip...agewheels2.jpg



Step 3
Lay medium size box out flat.
Cut box in half.
http://howtoshipwheels.com/HowToShip...agewheels4.jpg



Step 4
Open one of the halves and cut that in half.
Lay the wheel on top of the box and cut the excess material away.
http://howtoshipwheels.com/HowToShip...agewheels6.jpg



Step 5
Use Dish Packing Foam or bubble wrap around the wheel to protect the lips and face of the wheel.
http://howtoshipwheels.com/HowToShip...gewheels10.jpg





Step 6
Attach cardboard squares to the face and the back of the wheel.


http://howtoshipwheels.com/HowToShip...gewheels14.jpg

Step 7
Place both wheels in box face to face. (this makes it easier to carry & safer for transport)


Step 8
Secure with packing tape when the box is half closed.
Complete taping with the box completely closed




Step 9
Wrap Stretch Wrap around the corners of the box.
Go across the top and bottom in an "X" pattern covering the tape.




Step 10
Check out ShipNex Worldwide Express for the most cost effective shipping rates.
Print shipping labels from ShipNex
Attach to boxes (not pictured)
Request pick up for ~ $6, or take down to local UPS store

How to Package & Ship Tires


Shipping tires doesn't require a box- it's as simple as printing & attaching a label from ShipNex Worldwide Express.






Hope this helps anyone shipping their wheels with or without tires!

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Just got some today packaged like this......he drives a m1 now so he prob. saw this thread
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That's how my agent sends his wheels from japan. Arrives with no damages and keeps costs low!
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this should be stickied in the classifieds forum *hint hint mods*
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Originally Posted by StormTroopinAP2 View Post
this should be stickied in the classifieds forum *hint hint mods*
haha, yea pretty much the same thread is stickied over on the bmw forum
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