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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Tires, Wheels, Van
#1515 of 1534 Re: PAX or not? [r0ck0]
Dec 21, 2010 (9:42 am)
I agree with shipo - compare the tire size specs with the PAX (you can probably get the specs from michelin's PAX website). But if you have the 5 spoke it is almost assuredly non-PAX as the PAX has the 11 spoke (or is it 10 spoke) design. Not sure what you were hoping the answer would be, but I changed out my 2005 odyssey PAX tires for conventional and have been happy since.
#1516 of 1534 Re: PAX or not? [maxfischer]
Dec 21, 2010 (9:59 am)
Awesome, I'll check out the website and check the tire size when I get home from work.
Paid $24,500 for a 2008 Touring in great condition with 58,000 miles on it. I know it's a lot of miles, but it's the vehicle I wanted... or, more importantly, the wife wanted.
Does that price sound about right to you guys? KBB had it valued at over $30,000, even with the higher mileage.
#1517 of 1534 Re: PAX or not? [r0ck0]
Dec 21, 2010 (11:48 am)
Also, if you have the PAX system then you do not have a spare tire - look at the space in the left rear, if its not there you probably have a PAX. another source is the vehicle manual. the PAX tires also look strange - the cover the edge of the rim
#1518 of 1534 Staying with PAX
Dec 24, 2010 (10:07 am)
My wife's 2005 Odyssey Touring is at 88,000 miles now and we've just put the 3rd set of PAX tires on the front. The rear tires should last until spring.
No complaints with the mileage we've gotten, so we'll stick with the PAX tires for as long as they're available.
#1519 of 1534 Re: Staying with PAX [jeffreyh2]
Dec 24, 2010 (10:37 am)
Great News Jeff,
Our 2007 still on the original set of PAX at 30k miles mostly city driving. (one of the tire had to be replaced 19 mo ago due to puncture) got the experience driving 25 miles on completely flat. The only bad experience was quite a few dealership not equip to do PAX tire change.
Jun 03, 2011 (8:57 am)
If you are disappointed in your run-flat tires and/or wish that your car had a spare tire, please email predmunds.com no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2011 and be sure to include your city/state of residence and a few comments on the subject.
#1522 of 1534 Re: Press Request by KarenS - Run Flat
Jun 03, 2011 (9:41 am)
I would so LOVE a run-flat spare tire!!!! Just to go on a trip and not to worry about where a dealership is that can handle run flats would take the pressure and stress off. Actually the tires are VERY strong...hit many pothole this winter and all good...but the thought of getting stuck sucks!!! What do you do on a Sunday night with a van full of kids??(Pull out all my hair!). Anyway, I have replied....not sure why this is important....but yes, yes, yes...WANT A RUN FLAT SPARE, WANT A RUN FLAT SPARE!!!!
#1523 of 1534 Re: Press Request by KarenS - Run Flat [deerface26]
Oct 19, 2011 (7:53 pm)
The run flats are not all they are suppose to be. Just think, if you get a nail you have to replace the entire tire,and gel pack. My dealer priced told me it would be around $400 to replace one tire. Also remember not all tire places have the equipment to work on the PAX system.
At 54, 000 mile I am on my second set and will need a new set in about a year. Price out a set of four, plus packs and the installation costs should be arround $2,000+.
I am changing over to the stock wheels and tires and giving up on the PAX system.
#1524 of 1534 Warranty Issues when De-Paxing
Nov 19, 2011 (7:46 pm)
We purchased our certified 08 Odyssey last winter. I am seriously considering de-paxing but have not made the final decision yet. I can get new wheels and tires (Pax) from Discount Tire for $1160. Cheaper than I can de-pax but the next time I need tires in whatever mileage I get it is another $1200 instead of $600 to $800. My main concern is if I de-pax my van does my power train warranty become in-valid. The only answer I get from American Honda is read your warranty. I have been reading this thread on de-paxing for a couple of hours now and I haven't seen anything about warranties being honored or not. Maybe I missed it. If I do de-pax I would want to have OEM like you can get from College Hills Honda. One decision I have made is I will purchase a spare tire even if I don't de-pax. It seems the smart thing to do with pax dealers so far apart. About milage we made one trip to and got about 26 MPG which really impressed me that was me driving. My daughters drove to the Grand Canyon and averaged about 23mpg. I think I might have done better persoanally because they tend to have heaver feet. Any thoughts or information on what I've written would be greatlyappreciated.