The only real advantage to having the PAX system on this van is the run-flat capability. Since it's the same setup basically as on the Rolls Royce Phantom tires and wheels are more expensive compared to an EXL Odyssey of the same year. Tire-Rack does not appear to handle the PAX tires and you would need to find either Stock 16" wheels or alloys to go with conventional tires of the same overall diameter of the ones you have now. The wheels were very heavy with a special disc around the wheel to support the van on flat tires for a certain distance, similar idea to what armored cars have been using in the
They were able to get the tire changed, but it took the tire tech 3 hours to do it. Yes, 3 hours. He said he could do an entire set of normal tires in the time it takes to do one PAX tire, they're that hard to mount and keep the run-flat donut centered so the wheel will balance correctly. The tire cost almost $200, plus $18 for special mounting lube, plus $69 labor for mounting. Total for one tire, mounted and balanced - $294. Imagine buying a full set of tires and having them mounted and balanced - a huge investment, especially since the PAX tires have a lifespan an average of 30,000 miles.