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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Mar-16-2017, 04:13:05 PM   #1
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Default (possibly OT) Best way to ship exhaust?

Someone reached out to me and wants to purchase my Remus catback. What's the best company to use to ship, UPS, FedEx, USPS? Also how would you recommend packaging it? I don't have a box big enough to fit the whole system. I'm guessing I can wrap the tips and muffler box as best I can with cardboard and foam, but what about the pipes?

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Default Re: (possibly OT) Best way to ship exhaust?

I'd wrap the pipes in shipping bubble wrap and then use the saran wrap like stiff to go around everything. You can get all of that at home depot or lowes. I shipped some wheels and tires like that and spent around $30 in shipping supplies.
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Good idea. Hadn't thought about the clear wrapping stuff they use on pallet shipments. Thanks cblock!
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Default Re: (possibly OT) Best way to ship exhaust?

I believe the least expensive route to ship something like an exhaust is by bus - greyhound or peter pan in my neck of the woods. I've shipped wheels this way several times.
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Shipping cost (hopefully) shouldn't be my biggest concern. I'm more worried about what they would consider acceptable packaging.
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Default Re: (possibly OT) Best way to ship exhaust?

Find a local packaging/mail store, they can answer your questions and better yet, pack it up for you. When packing heavy and odd shaped stuff, you quickly see the value of paying someone to do it for you, especially when you know they are doing it right.

I would recommend a privately owned store, NOT a "UPS Store" franchise or Kinkos or similar. UPS Stores are crazy expensive and take advantage of the uniformed customer.
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Find a local packaging/mail store, they can answer your questions and better yet, pack it up for you. When packing heavy and odd shaped stuff, you quickly see the value of paying someone to do it for you, especially when you know they are doing it right.

I would recommend a privately owned store, NOT a "UPS Store" franchise or Kinkos or similar. UPS Stores are crazy expensive and take advantage of the uniformed customer.
I didn't even know independently owned stores existed to be honest with you. I'm going to have to find one because I can definitely see UPS/FedEx overcharging.
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Default Re: (possibly OT) Best way to ship exhaust?

I got a TON of bubble wrap, I think 900 square feet off of amazon for $25 bucks shipped with prime. Much cheaper than going with uhaul or other suppliers.
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