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"Clean" it until it is smooth. It may still look dirty, but that doesnt matter, it just needs to be smooth. Do not clean it until it is shiney. If you go until it is shiney you are just wearing away the clear coat/protectant and it will be 10 times worse next time you take your wheels off.
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I will agree with both Stone and CBFRanger here, even though CBFRanger has been known to give some questionable information.

Ive never had a problem with non hub-centric rims on any of my vehicles EXCEPT my S-10. I ran hub-centric spacers with them and solved my imbalance problem. I dont see this being his problem, because with my S-10 it only shook from about 70-135

Your tire store needs to do a better job balancing them. They need to road force them and possibly match mount the tire to the rim if needed.

I too do this day in and day out at a Ford dealership where i work on newer vehicles with picky customers and i know what it involved in getting a tire to properly balance. If you drove my Superduty on 38's you see what I mean.

After you get the tires back, raise the vehicle in the air and spin all four tires by hand and make sure none of them have lateral or radial run out. If it has run out, remove it and clean the wheel surface, install the lugnuts by hand as far as they will go, and the torque them. If this does not solve the problem, take it back to the tire shop and tell them that whatever particular tire that runs out, the rim and tire need to be checked and/or replaced.

I will not go to a chain tire store for anything because these are the problems that occour. People that work there are young high school punks who know nothing except to keep poundin' on weights until the machine reads within .25oz and call it good. That is not acceptable. Also check the tire pressure, if malydeen put your tires on, you may have upwards of 50psi in them LOL :)
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Also check the tire pressure, if malydeen put your tires on, you may have upwards of 50psi in them LOL :)

But it keeps the side walls nice and fresh!!!!
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I will not go to a chain tire store for anything because these are the problems that occour. People that work there are young high school punks who know nothing except to keep poundin' on weights until the machine reads within .25oz and call it good. That is not acceptable. Also check the tire pressure, if malydeen put your tires on, you may have upwards of 50psi in them LOL :)
Yes I do work at a chain store, but it for years has been the best "chain" in the industry. Everyone of us has a college degree or is working on one. We always balance to 0, hand torque our wheels, and always put the air pressure to the manufacturers specs. I dont fill tires to 50psi, I suggest it, feel free to take it or leave it. Im not telling you that you have to.

One suggestion is go when they are least busy. If they are less busy they are more likely to spend more time on your rims. And dont go 30 minutes before closing.

Another thought is if that shake doesnt go away have them take the tire off of the suspected rim and have them spin just the rim on the balancer. Theres a slight chance that the mounting face isnt square to the rim. Its rare but it does happen with after market rims from time to tim.
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best chain store = les schwabs..
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For the Canadians out there, the best one IMO, is Kaltire. Might be because 2 of my friends work there, but they are always good to me regardless of which branch I go to.
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if the best chain store you are referring to is Discount tire, Belle tire, Costco, Big-O or Metro 25, i have had bad experiences at all of them
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Ive got a beef with Big O tire. 3 out of 4 tires were out of round. Only 2 had wheel weights on them, I know tires have the ability to "Zero" out, but 2 on the same truck?. As well, after getting it from them, the first thing I did was check the torque on the lug nuts. They were only at 50 ft lbs. not 80-100. As well they said they were not able to align it due to bad ball joints.
I went back there, stayed for about 3 hrs arguing with the manager, and came out with a cheque for $1400, what I payed for the tires and rims.

I went down the road to Kaltire, they gave me better tires, and the rims I originally wanted, for about $200 less. Asked them to check the ball joints, and all were tight. Not a problem aligning it. I have had about 40,000 hard hard kilometers on them, and they are just now starting to get a little loose.
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I think big-o tire gets the "seconds" of tires, i got 6 depefctive BFGoodrich Radial T/A's from them, they also tried to sell me inner and outer tie rod ends which i didnt need.

I got some BFGoodrich G-force T/A (325/50R15) from Costco, they mounted them and balanced them, they always shook so i road forced and match mounted them, the tire bead was all torn up from them never mounting a low pro before apparently and i had to buy new tires because i was afraid to run them.
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Mine did it with the 36's and with the 35's but for the few months in between while I was riding the stockers around I didn't have it. I just chocked it up to the bias ply's with agressive treads. Don't make any sense though on bfg at's
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get it R&be'd & be done /w it
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