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Need help figuring how to ship a tranny

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  1. 92CHB

    92CHB Senior Member

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    I am trying to sell a hydro tranny and people are asking for shipping quotes and i have no idea who or what company to use to ship it. I figure it weighs 120lbs or so and that way over ups's standard shipping weight. Anyone have any ideas of a good cheap shipping company in the north east? Also most places ask for a "class" anyone know what a tranny would fall under? Thanks for any help
     
  2. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    thats over ups? when i sold my b16 head along with alot of other parts i thought it was well over 100 pounds. i did bring it to the ups store though.
     
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    ye ai do shipping/recieving at work with ups and the physical size of the tranny will be an issue and that it has to be in a card borad type box.
     
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    i've shipped 2 tranny's through fed ex in double-stacked cardboard boxes. its about 85 bucks ground close by and about 125 across the nation
     
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    good to know, i'll look into it thanks B
     
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    UPS Will ship oversize, you just pay an extra fee. Just pack it really good. AND PUT HEAVY STICKERS ALL OVER IT! Be nice to your UPS MAN!

    There was a post on honda-tech awhile back...about a guy that built a box for shipping his motor out... Go search for it... The guy spent more time building the box they the machine shop did building the motor! LOL!
     
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    yeah, UPS...


    we do it all the time at work (ship 5 speeds through them)
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    yeah, I'm using UPS to ship Blanco the tranny he's gonna buy from me, the website quoted me $31.20. but that's because I put the tranny weighed 70lbs.... :ph34r:
     
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    tbone made that how-to :p

    most expensive packaging ever. lol
     
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    was that t bizzle??? no shit!!!
     
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    ive shipped a tranny before, put a 1/2" thick peice of plywood on the bottom for support, placed the trany in and filled with packing material (anything you want will work, i used whatever i had laying around) i shipped it DHL and it only cost me 50 bucks to ship halfway across the country. fuck UPS and FedEx, they are overpriced.
     
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    Rubbermaid tub with lots of bubblewrap and ducttape.

    Done.
     
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    Thats a pretty good idea [​IMG]
     
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    Done it twice now. The UPS guy appreciated the handles. [​IMG]
     
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    30 bucks, from CA to CA. thats not overpriced. and i bet it still takes 5 days to get there, lol. DHL will ship up and down the coast in one day, and thats regular ground service.
     
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