I know a lot of people go with 30's, but I've limited my sizing to 29" because of these concerns. And IMO, yes, a clutch kit upgrade is definitely in order.with the lift and larger tires, how much more top heavy does it feel and how did it change your handling characteristics? I am wanting to lift mine and I need to buy tires. I have been kicking around the 30" tire idea but I have been hesitant because of clutch issues. Did you upgrade your clutch?