Check the tire, only Pax tires will fit on a pax rim. You cannot put a regular tire on a pax rim.
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.I seriously doubt it has pax as the hubs are different and way too heavy for the hubs on an ex-l.
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.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?