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Just got these Avon 3DXM's. Put over 100 miles on them. Still running 48 psi rear. 40/42 front. Is this what pressures to run? I did in the storm 2's and they did good.
 

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Just got these Avon 3DXM's. Put over 100 miles on them. Still running 48 psi rear. 40/42 front. Is this what pressures to run? I did in the storm 2's and they did good.
The LT seems to like 48/42. As long as these don't exceed the max on the tire, I would stick with them.
 

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The only Avon tires I have tried on my LT were the Storm 2 Ultra. By the time I got the rear tire pressure up so I didn't have the squirrely feeling the tire spun off of almost every corner in the mountains. I was so disappointed in them I don't know if I will ever try the 3DXM. The Storm 2 Ultra were also the worst tires I have ever rode in the rain.
 

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The only Avon tires I have tried on my LT were the Storm 2 Ultra. By the time I got the rear tire pressure up so I didn't have the squirrely feeling the tire spun off of almost every corner in the mountains. I was so disappointed in them I don't know if I will ever try the 3DXM. The Storm 2 Ultra were also the worst tires I have ever rode in the rain.
Wow Dave, I have just the opposite experience/opinion. I love the storm 2s. They have been so much better on wet than the metz were. Handle tar snakes better as well. Although I have never exceeded the recommended pressure on the sidewall, I believe is 42. I have the 3DXM on the front now and one for the rear waiting for the storm to wear out.

I know you have a lot of experience and do a lot of spirited riding so I value your opinions. Could it be that there is so much difference in pavement materials that we have different experiences with the same tire? I know I do every once in a while, hit a patch of highway that seems to be paved differently that feels uncomfortable.
 

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Wow Dave, I have just the opposite experience/opinion. I love the storm 2s. They have been so much better on wet than the metz were. Handle tar snakes better as well. Although I have never exceeded the recommended pressure on the sidewall, I believe is 42. I have the 3DXM on the front now and one for the rear waiting for the storm to wear out.

I know you have a lot of experience and do a lot of spirited riding so I value your opinions. Could it be that there is so much difference in pavement materials that we have different experiences with the same tire? I know I do every once in a while, hit a patch of highway that seems to be paved differently that feels uncomfortable.
I suspect roads and temps have a significant impact. I am an outlier in that I found the Metz 880s the best handling tires overall including rain and tar snakes, but no tire can really handle a hot tar snake.

I ran a Bridgestone on the rear with 880 on front and found the handling unchanged compared to the rear Metz. I decided to try a front Bridgestone just for grins and it feels less secure then the 880. So, once worn out I will return to the 880 on the front with the much longer lasting Bridgestone on the rear.
 

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I suspect roads and temps have a significant impact. I am an outlier in that I found the Metz 880s the best handling tires overall including rain and tar snakes, but no tire can really handle a hot tar snake.

I ran a Bridgestone on the rear with 880 on front and found the handling unchanged compared to the rear Metz. I decided to try a front Bridgestone just for grins and it feels less secure then the 880. So, once worn out I will return to the 880 on the front with the much longer lasting Bridgestone on the rear.
I have noticed that when it's really warm, the tar snakes are much more noticeable when I first pull out of the parking structure at work. It does seem that after a few minutes they become less of a problem. I've been thinking this is due to the cold tires when I first hit the street that are well warmed up in short order.
As I stated above, I have hit certain areas of pavement that do make me uncomfortable, but I'm not sure if it's the pavement materials or shape that does it. There are some roads that seem to have an excessive crown. I also see a lot of "Pavement test section" signs here and back home as well.
 

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Riding to & from the Iron Horse Lodge going up over Black Mountain on I-40 in the rain I was loaded about 1,300 lbs total weight. I thought I was going to crash with the front Avon on the tar snakes. I had to slow down way under the speed limit & stay in the right lane. I suspect it was the radial side wall flexing. I'm not sure if I will try the 3DXM or not.
 
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