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the toyos are just way too overpriced though. there are many many other high quality mud terrain tires available in big sizes and load range "E"
doug: you need to take your tires back to another shop and have them done by someone who knows what they are doing. this shop obviously has people who are not experienced in what they are doing.
yes, bigger tires are harder to balance and take more weight. and unfortunately, yes swamper brand is infamous for being hard to balance, but like you said, you had no problems before with the same setup. i would go back to the place that did them the first time, but there are several things to consider. if all you did was have them rotated, there should be no reason to re-balance them.
but i have mounted / balanced tires for my buddy in his shop many times when his tire guy was unavailable. and i can tell you that BEFORE I WOULD EVER put a pound of weight on a guy's rims, i would dismount the tire from the rim and "clock" it 180* and rebalance it. this usually helps. brand new tires come from the factory with marks (usually a red dot or a colored chalk mark) denoting the heavy or light part of the tire. real tire guys use these to mount the heavy side opposite the part of the rim where the valve stem goes. that way the weight of the valve stem couteracts the extra weight in the heavy side of the tire. if your tire shop doesnt know these basic tricks, i would go eleswhere.
there is no excuse for that much weight on a 33" tire doug. i wouldnt ever allow that much weight on a 36" tire for that matter, especially an ALL TERRAIN