On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Mike Neary wrote:
> I need to ship 4 wheels with tires mounted and was wondering if
> anyone could offer some good advice on the best way to
> accomplish this. I know when I get my tires they are usually
> bound together in twos, but have no idea if this is the way to do
> tires on rims. Also, air in or out?
The way that Tire Rack ships these combos (and even John @ CCW) is to take
two pieces of cardboard per wheel/tire, and tape them to the face and back
of the wheel, using strapping tape, all around the tire. This way, it
covers the wheel so it doesn't get scratched during shipping.
Tire Rack doe sit with nice round pieces of cardboard, cut about 2-3"
larger in diameter larger than the wheel itself. I'm lazy, so I just cut
'em square about the same size, and fold the edges as I tape 'em.
Do them up individually this way, so you'll need eight pieces of cardboard
to do it. I've found that two 17" or 19" computer monitor boxes are great
donor boxes for the cardboard pieces.