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Shipping weight and dimensions for 5 sp transmission and ???


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Has anyone shipped or received a 5 sp transmission and/or drive shaft that knows the weight and shipping dimensions of each? A forum search did not come up with anything. Anything else that could make shipping cheaper? Thanks

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an e21 5 speed is about 80lbs depending on how you package it. i normally build a crate out of scrap wood but you can just use a rubbermaid tote you can get at home depot etc if you put lots of padding in it. ive had several lock between gears during transit so ive heard to ship them in 2nd gear. this is what carl in lajolla told me to do. good luck

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just shipped one, 76 lbs


BMWCCA #4844 (#297 of The 308)

1974 2002 Sahara, MM 2400 Rally engine, MM 5 speed and conversion

1976 2002A Anthracite parts car

1991 525i AlpinweiB II

2002 330ci AlpinweiB III

2007 530xiT Titanium Silver

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Can you ship something that heavy on the bus lines? I have heard of people using that as a cheap altenative. Well cheaper! Quote on greyhound from east coast to west.

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Total: $80.50

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Carrier Schedule Departure Arrival Transit Time

GLI 1267 01:15a.m. 08:05a.m. 2 days, 9 hrs, 50 mins

GLI 1267 01:15a.m. 10:40a.m. 2 days, 12 hrs, 25 mins

GLI 3732 01:25a.m. 01:10p.m. 2 days, 14 hrs, 45 mins

GLI 3732 01:25a.m. 03:40p.m. 2 days, 17 hrs, 15 mins

GLI 1247 11:50a.m. 08:10p.m. 2 days, 11 hrs, 20 mins

GLI 3734 08:50p.m. 07:15a.m. 2 days, 13 hrs, 25 mins

GLI 1106 10:30p.m. 08:35a.m. 2 days, 13 hrs, 5 mins

1972-2002 "polaris"

2000 M5 "Dieter"

2004 330i "ILKA"

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Also take a bit of 2x4 and bolt it across the bell housing with a hole drilled to clear the tip of the input shaft, I had a tranny that was dropped on the nose during shipping every thing looked good from the outside but the gear train was totally FUBARed unfortunately I found this out way after I could file a claim. A 2x4 and a couple of lag bolts are cheap insurance.


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