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At some point in time I'm probably going to sell my GXP rims. Assuming I don't find a local buyer, how best does one go about shipping when tires are mounted to the rims? The only boxes I have are for rims only.

I could see taking two rims, placing the pretty side inwards and sandwich something soft in the middle. But what then do you use to squeeze the rims together so the soft middle doesn't fall out?

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I cut some big pieces of round cardboard to fit over the face and rear of the wheels and completely wrapped each wheel/tire combo with that saran wrap type packaging wrap to hold everything in place. I might use 2 pieces of cardboard on the fronts to protect the wheel face. Buyer was happy and said they arrived unscathed.
 

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I cut some big pieces of round cardboard to fit over the face and rear of the wheels and completely wrapped each wheel/tire combo with that saran wrap type packaging wrap to hold everything in place. I might use 2 pieces of cardboard on the fronts to protect the wheel face. Buyer was happy and said they arrived unscathed.
I did similar to this placed two wheels facing each other, and I had enough tire bulge that the faces of the wheels didn't make contact. I then took a ratchet strap and cinched the two together (don't go crazy with it but snug them up). After that I placed cardboard on the outside and shrink wrapped them to hell and back. Buyer received no issues, all the way to Canada!

The only down side was when I was unloading them out of my truck at the shipping store (in the rain), the tires slipped out of my hands and bounced off the ground, right back into my finger. Damn thing still hurts when I go to try and open a water bottle! I guess I should have deflated them a little but o well. Good luck, I probably won't go through the hassle ever again, not to mention I will never ship anything to Canada ever again!




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Thanks for the suggestions and pictures, I like the protection on both sides and then saran wrap. I'll probably go that route and or just have the tires dismounted and use the boxes I have for the rims.

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I cut some big pieces of round cardboard to fit over the face and rear of the wheels and completely wrapped each wheel/tire combo with that saran wrap type packaging wrap to hold everything in place. I might use 2 pieces of cardboard on the fronts to protect the wheel face. Buyer was happy and said they arrived unscathed.
^What he said. You will probably want to stay away from strapping two of them together to avoid overweight charges.
 

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^What he said. You will probably want to stay away from strapping two of them together to avoid overweight charges.
It's under 150lbs so your good to go. Full weight on mine strapped together were 115lbs


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I did similar to this placed two wheels facing each other, and I had enough tire bulge that the faces of the wheels didn't make contact. I then took a ratchet strap and cinched the two together (don't go crazy with it but snug them up). After that I placed cardboard on the outside and shrink wrapped them to hell and back. Buyer received no issues, all the way to Canada!

The only down side was when I was unloading them out of my truck at the shipping store (in the rain), the tires slipped out of my hands and bounced off the ground, right back into my finger. Damn thing still hurts when I go to try and open a water bottle! I guess I should have deflated them a little but o well. Good luck, I probably won't go through the hassle ever again, not to mention I will never ship anything to Canada ever again!




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That's exactly the way I shipped mine.
 

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I have shipped about two sets of wheels and tires, did exactly as Troy except strapping the two wheels together. A roll of the material used to wrap pallets comes in handy. Finally, I went over the warp with packaging tape.
 

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I shipped each wheel/tire combo with like the pics above. Tho if you go to usps.com and set up shipping that way you will get a discount, and they will even pic them up at your house.
 
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