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Old 09-07-2007, 08:54 PM
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Shipping Leaf Springs?

I have sold a few parts over the years, most of them here a few years ago!

However, I have never shipped leaf springs. I have a set clear across the US from me. My buddy will give them to me, if I pay shipping.

I want to do some legwork for his sake. Any ideas on how to do so?

They are flat Wrangler springs. I was thinking about attaching a label and sending them one at a time??


Thank you for your help, ROB
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:58 PM
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:29 PM
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Price them at individually wrapped and shipped Greyhound, they have an online calculator.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:35 PM
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I purchased a leaf spring lift kit for the baby Jeep and they came UPS wrapped in plastic with the label taped on (4 springs, 4 shipments).
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:52 PM
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When ship them I do like Elliott said and price them both ways. Then I use a HUGE role of saran wrap that I got at Sams to wrap them up. Trying to fit them in a box or wrapping them in card board is a huge PITA..
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:14 PM
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Check DHL as well as greyhound. dhl usually beats ups by a third. you will need dimensions and weight, plug in to and from locations and it will sppit out the price.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:34 PM
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bubble wrap them and send those bad boys US mail
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:39 AM
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Just tape a UPS shipping label to heem and send them out as it. Knock off any dirt and crud. I've had several sets sent to me like that, and I just sent a pair out last Wednesday.
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:46 AM
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This has been really helpful... I've got a guy- unfortunatley in Idaho- who will sell me a BJs 6 inch lift for cheap... but if it would cost me more to ship it than to just buy one closer by then it's not worth it to me... maybe we can do the springs individually and then the other parts in a box... I'll talk it over with him...
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:53 AM
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Send them DHL as two packages, fronts and rears.
Wrap them with plastic wrap, or duct tape.

It was ~$100 for the last set I shipped.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:59 AM
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WHen we ship leaf springs, we ship them individually. We have a hundredweight account so any shipment over 200 lbs gets a huge discount so it would be the same if we taped the springs together than if we left them apart.

I would recommend sending the front leaf springs together, the rears have to go seperate because they are 75 lbs each and once you get them wrapped together, UPS won't take them (150 lb limit) and send the components in a box.

You may want to check into Greyhound, that would probably save some $$$. YOu may also want to have him check around to see if anyone has a hundredweight account with UPS because that would make it cheaper to ship.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:11 AM
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