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I doubt TripleE44's different brand replacement rims had anything to do with fixing the problems. Either the first set of aftermarket rims were round or they were not. The rims do not flex enough in use to affect balance. Mount new rims and sometimes the installer lucks out.
Some tires simply have to be road force balanced. I had a 2000 Avalon with OE Michelin tires that cost $180 each and was a bear to balance. Way back 10 years ago when I first heard of a road force balancer, and found one locally, they said 2 of my 4 tires balanced significantly different than they were. Much better.
Before the road force balancer the tech would pop the tire loose from the rim and rotate it 1/3rd then re-inflate. Not that the tire or rim was out of round, but to move the relationship between the heavy points in the tire and the heavy points in the rim so that the spin balancer would give a different answer. This actually helped a bit, but was trial and error.
2008 F250 Lariat CC 4x4 white/gold