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Need some help.
Where to buy some carboard boxes (4) to put a rim with tire 16x7,5 with 225/45 (international shipment)?
I look in office depot but I coudnt find the right measure.
Measure with the tire= 26" x 9 1/2"
Thanks in advanced
 

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try the shipping stores like fed ex, ups, or dsl.
 

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Thanks, but Remember that I live in Panama (Central America). My aunt in Florida have the rims/tires but I am trying to buy the boxes via internet in USA. The shipping to Panama, no problem.
 

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buy boxes significantly bigger than you need and wrap the wheels in bubble wrap...or else it will almost certainly be damaged. during shipment these boxes are tossed around. you dont want a box the exact size of the rim - leave room for alot of packaging material.
 

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Thanks for the advices
 

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Or, you can cut out cardboard to cover the rim (looks like a hub cap)and wrap tape around the whole wheel. The tires won't get damaged during shipping so might as well use them as packaging/protection for the rim ;)
 

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I am not sure where to put this topic but...

Need some help.
Where to buy some carboard boxes (4) to put a rim with tire 16x7,5 with 225/45 (international shipment)?
I look in office depot but I coudnt find the right measure.
Measure with the tire= 26" x 9 1/2"
Thanks in advanced
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I have shipped tires mounted on rims via DHL several times with no box. I did use a lot of shipping tape, however, arranged from the tread radially all the way to the tread on the opposite side, across the center hub, so the "pretty" part of the wheel was completely covered. You do need to deflate the tire completely before shipping via air freight, to avoid the risk of explosions in the cargo hold.
 

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i've seen big plain cardboard boxes at like a grocery store or go to like a store that sells TVs im sure they have boxes to be thrown out
 

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Or, you can cut out cardboard to cover the rim (looks like a hub cap)and wrap tape around the whole wheel. The tires won't get damaged during shipping so might as well use them as packaging/protection for the rim ;)
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That is the most effective way to ship them!

John :cool:
 

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In uhaul dont have that size.

You do need to deflate the tire completely before shipping via air freight, to avoid the risk of explosions in the cargo hold.
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Ok, thanks for the tip
 

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Thanks for the help. I finally found the boxes in: http://www.packagingprice.com/

But.......

27 x 27 x 27" Corrugated Boxes 5 / Bundle $16.15


:swearin: :swearin:

Sub Total: $16.15
Shipping: $91.56
Total: $107.71

NO WAY :nono:

Because the boxes are very large they charge me an extra, extra charge. Items must ship via truck
due to its size and/or weight $$$$$$. UPS ground service is not available for this order

Finally I decided to get some corrugated carton pads in http://www.uline.com
Corrugated Pads. Provide layers to separate and protect items.
200 lb. test - General Purpose.
Recommended for separating layers on skids or inside packaging.


 
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