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Best Way/Least Expensive Way to Ship a Fiero Tranny by johnyrottin
Started on: 12-20-2013 10:13 AM
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I need to figure out the best way to ship a 6 speed F40 tranny to a fellow Fiero fanatic. Estimating weight at 150lbs boxed in plywood and approx. dimensions at 99" total (l+w+h) UPS wants $243.83. Fedex shows $114.73 on its website calculator. Does anyone know a better way to ship this bad boy?

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Report this Post12-20-2013 10:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can try freightquote.com.
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Report this Post12-20-2013 10:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have shipped a getrag via UPS before, but it still cost about $125 and the F40 is a good 20-30 lbs heavier.

Greyhound might be a possibility.
If you both are near a large airport, you might try Forward Air.
If there is a LTL carrier (Like Conway/CCX) with a crossdock near both destinations it might be reasonable as well.
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I shipped an F40 in a Roughnech storage box from Walmart. It was just under 140 lbs and cost me 127 bucks.
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You're not going to get much cheaper than fedex unless Greyhound will take it. But I think they have a weight limit.
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Did you try www.uship.com ? Not sure if it will be cheaper or not, but its worth a shot.
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:
... Fedex shows $114.73 on its website calculator. Does anyone know a better way to ship this bad boy?



That's probably about as good as you're going to get.
I bought a Getrag a few years back, and had it shipped to my house. It was a bit over a hundred. Think it was Fed Ex, as well.
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Report this Post12-20-2013 03:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Big PaulClick Here to Email Big PaulSend a Private Message to Big PaulEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Last time I tried to ship something with greyhound they told me that they don't ship car parts. That was a few years ago though.
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Originally posted by Big Paul:

Last time I tried to ship something with greyhound they told me that they don't ship car parts. That was a few years ago though.


I had a bumper shipped to me on Greyhound about two years ago.

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Report this Post12-20-2013 08:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JCircsClick Here to Email JCircsSend a Private Message to JCircsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fastenal for sure! I shipped a transmission and two axles along with some other stuff from Texas to New Jersey for $125. I just had it dropped off, they packed and crated it and got It to me in 7 days.
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Report this Post12-21-2013 09:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for all the ideas. Greyhound had a 100lb limit. FedEx seemed the cheapest but I will investigate those other ideas this week. Will post up costs. Cheers guys!
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fed ex doesnt take plastic bins as containers anymore.
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http://www.speedeedelivery.com/

If it is in the zone they service, you cannot beat the price and the service.
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