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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Tires, Wheels, Van
#1485 of 1534 Re: Pax Tires - What a Nightmare!! [chirp]
Jul 17, 2010 (10:59 pm)
I also want to attest that I'm 2 and half years with 2007 ody touring with pax with 26000 miles and the thread still over 5/32 on three of the tires. I had to replace one of them last year because of puncture and was able to drive the car 20+ miles with no pressure on right rear tire. I did get spare tire just incase as PAX are limited to 125 miles only under zero pressure.
#1486 of 1534 Re: Chicago De-Pax Honda Odyssey [maxfischer]
Jul 18, 2010 (10:20 am)
Thought I would close out my post with my depax experience on a 2006 Odyssey Touring...
Bought Honda OEM rims and TPMS from College Hills Honda (I looked around for OEM rims/tpms and their price seemed to be around the lowest you can get), 16" Michelin LX4 from Discount Tire who put them on with problems. Reused the center caps and took back my pax rims/tires/tpms - haven't been able to sell the rims yet so may keep to sell with the vehicle later. TPMS reset automatically after about 30 seconds of driving.
Took a long trip recently - got about 24 mpg. Can tell the ride is a bit smoother and also can tell the handling is not quite as robust.
Hope that helps others.
#1487 of 1534 Re: Run Flats on Toyota Sienna AWD-- Can I replace? [mpumpkin]
Jul 24, 2010 (5:32 pm)
I don't know about the 2011 models, but previously there was an un-used spare tire compartment in the back on the left (driver's) side of the vehicle. I would presume that it's still there, since not all models come with the PAX tires.
#1489 of 1534 De-PAX 2006 Odyssey Touring wont pass emissions
Jul 31, 2010 (8:39 pm)
Just bought a used 2006 Honda from a non-Honda dealer - he had already switched out the rims and tires that dont have TPMS. Thought I could live with the "CHECK TPMS" light on and had him give me the PAX wheels just in case. Took it for emissions test this morning and was told that they couldn't test it because the tracking wouldnt disengage. Took it to Honda dealer service dept, no clue how to deal with it, said it must be because there is no TPMS now and so car wont let you disengage the tracking because of it. Said only option is to put on PAX tires again ($1200 quote for set of 4 but maybe more if sensors broken). Does anyone know of any way to get the thing to disengage so I can get it passed emissions - really dont want to have to put back on PAX tires or buy whole other set of wheels and tires and tpms if I can avoid it.
#1490 of 1534 Re: De-PAX 2006 Odyssey Touring wont pass emissions [jcrod]
Aug 01, 2010 (10:34 am)
Not sure about the disengaging, but if the problem is you don't have TPMS, why don't you just put it in and see if it fixes it. Cost of 4 TPMS sensors is apx. $150 (online, not at your honda dealer) and a local tire/auto service shop should be able to put them in for you for $80 or less.
#1491 of 1534 Re: Chicago De-Pax Honda Odyssey [maxfischer]
Aug 05, 2010 (6:59 pm)
Is college hills honda in Chicago? The laywers from that crappy settlement told me to call them after she told I would be getting nothing for my 4 sets of tires.
#1492 of 1534 Re: Chicago De-Pax Honda Odyssey [joeypasta]
Aug 06, 2010 (7:14 am)
No, College Hills Honda is in Ohio near Akron but shipping the four wheels (excluding tires) and spare tire to Chicago only cost maybe $50 or so.
#1493 of 1534 Re: De-PAX 2006 Odyssey Touring wont pass emissions [jcrod]
Aug 06, 2010 (8:23 am)
As I understand it (stated in manual) it is the ESC that has been disabled and it is a major safety feature of the van (you need it). You should be able to cut out the TPMS from the PAX set of wheels and reuse them on the new rims and tires. I started my dePAXing right after I got my 2006 van and needed snow tires. I completed it this summer by selling by PAX wheels ($300) on Craig’s list and settling up with Honda for $110 and Michelin for $358.00 (Class action). I bought new TPMS on eBay for $154.00 (as stated in early post) and brought them to Town Fair Tire in metro Boston and walk out the door with new wheels (TPMS installed) and tires for $1008.00 and I love them! To buy time you could install the PAX pass inspection and replace them but you really do need to have the TPMS! Your best bet is to cut out the old ones and have them installed. To test them out first place each PAX wheel next to your new ones and the RF should sync up and that will confirm the TPMS are still good.
#1494 of 1534 Re: PAX free [thebings]
Sep 26, 2010 (5:19 am)
Just browsing this message board and wondering how dePAX life is working out for you. It's time for a new set of PAX tires ($1340) and I'm wondering if I should convert. I would be more than happy to pay a few hundred dollars more for the conversion IF it is a safe conversion and the handling isn't hampered. Any insights would be helpful. Thanks (I live in St Louis MO.)