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Hi,

I am new here and I've been searching posts for awhile but can't find the answer to my concern. Is it possible for an EX-L to have the PAX wheel on them?

My husband and I are looking at buying a used 2007 EX-L and we love it, but the wheels have the 10 spoke rim so we are concerned that they are the PAX wheel. Can a 10 spoke rim be a regular wheel or is it only found on the PAX wheels?

I hope any of this makes sense. The dealer is not sure if the tires are PAX or not, it is not a Honda dealership. thank you.
 

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Physically look at the tire and it should say pax, it will also be made by michelin. Also the van you are looking at may also have aftermarket rims. I seriously doubt it has pax as the hubs are different and way too heavy for the hubs on an ex-l. Tell the dealership to do the leg work. Do a search on google as well.
 

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Will it say PAX on the tire? woops, just now reading your previous post, ignore this question. Thank you!
 

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I seriously doubt it has pax as the hubs are different and way too heavy for the hubs on an ex-l.
That would be a very bad assumption. Dealers have been KNOWN to swap out rims from used vans if they try to sell a Touring equipped with PAX and the customer wants it dePaxed. There are at least 2 instances on here where people buying a used Touring asked it be dePaxed and the stealer just pulled the rims/tires off an EX-L. And the EX-L can definitely handle the heavier PAX assemblies just fine just like how the Touring can handle the OEM dePaxed rims/tries but I am not sure why someone would want to add PAX v/s actually dePaxing. You are right however in saying that the assemblies are different as they indeed are different.

Bottomline, the rims/tires could be after market but to say there can never be PAX rims/tires on a used EX-L is sort of flawed.

For the OP. Do your homework. Check out the physical tires and sure enough the tire itself will say PAX on it. If you have a normal tire, it will say something like 235x65R16 or something like that like a normal tire. PAX tire do not have normal tire size printed on 'em if I am not mistaken.
 

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Well, we just found out that they ARE PAX tires! :( BUMMER!! It has a spare that is not a PAX tire so I am guessing the previous owners dealer swapped them out and she didn't know it! Probably why she traded it in for something else. :(

Hmmmm.....is it worth the hassle of depaxing the tires to get the van?
 

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Well, we just found out that they ARE PAX tires! :( BUMMER!! It has a spare that is not a PAX tire so I am guessing the previous owners dealer swapped them out and she didn't know it! Probably why she traded it in for something else. :(

Hmmmm.....is it worth the hassle of depaxing the tires to get the van?
Tell the stealer that you will take the EX-L if and only if he gives you the van dePaxed. No sense in paying for the van and then paying around $1200 for the dePax.
 
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