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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2000, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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I am currently running 30x9.50 mud-terrains. I can get a good deal on a set of 31x12.50 Thornbirds. My question is would they hit when i steer(15x8rims no backspacing, and spoa lift) and also do they grab better. I use to think narrower was better but i am seeing more and more zuks with the wide meats. I mostly wheel on soft soil and sand if that makes a difference.

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In your profile you says that you are in se michigan. i got some friends in detroit that i have visited. if i remember the soil is a very sandy soil around there. i would suggest the wider tires for the sand and soft soil. gives better floatation. just a opinion. i personally got 33/12/50s on mine, but that is because it is my daily driver. so the little wider tire is nice on the road to me. got a set of 33/9.50s for serious trailing though. just depends on your wheeling. btw, if you move up to the thornbirds, they will probably rub. dont know, i was blessed with a correct set of backspaced wheels when i got my zuk. if you do get the thornbirds and the 30/9.50s become sellable, drop me a line. if they warrant a trip, i can come get them, or maybe have them shipped. who knows???
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I ran those tires for a short period of time before jumping up to a 33" Thornbird for awhile. They will hit your springs. Doesn't matter how much lift you have on, the large side lugs will hit your springs. Two solutions are to get a custom backspaced wheel to pull them away from the springs. The same can also be accomplished with the wheel spacer kits we carry.

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