I bought a set of wheels and tires off an FJ about 6 months ago and could never get them to balance out correctly even after several attempts to balance at different shops. Yesterday I was having new tires put on and the tech told me that there were no TPMS sensors on the FJ wheels and that that would make them very difficult to balance because the alloy wheels are milled where the TPMS sensor goes.
So, I still had vibrations this morning with the new tires. I have made an appointment on Saturday to have the sensors taken out of my old steelies and put on the alloys to hopefully solve the problem.
Has anyone ever heard of this causing a balance problem or is there any truth behind it?