I’m planning to replace the Michelin PAX Run-Flat tires on my 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring Model. I’m told this car is all tricked out – strut tension set just so, or whatever – to maximize the benefits of these tires. And these tires are HEAVY.
Should I strive to replace these tires with comparably heavy tires? For example, should I get steel wheels instead of alloy?
PAX tires have a 28" diameter on a roughly 17" wheel. Does it matter how large the replacement wheel is, so long as the tire is still 28"? (A standard Honda Odyssey uses a 16" wheel, and it’s easier and cheaper to find tires for 16" wheels than 17" wheels.)