So I read through most of this thread. Bought a 2010 with bad shake on aftermarket tires, stock rims, had them balanced by Les Schwab and it got a lot better but wasn't gone. Then took it to Discount for new tires, still on stock rims. Again better but not gone.
Step one seems to be make sure they use a Haweka balancer. I watched them balance the tires, but I have no idea if they did or not. This is what it looked like:
Only the middle piece was more flat bowl shaped )
No other pieces, nothing with studs.... could someone clarify if this was correct, and if then the next step is to go back and ask them to balance closer to 0 and or use stickies? (I was surprised there is a weight on the outside rim edge, they always used stickyweight on my Jeep).