Tires are an important part of your vehicle and should be in good shape before your trip. Proper air pressure is important for the long drive there and once you hit the trail. The good traction of the Moab slickrock means fresh tread is not necessary, but make sure the tires don't have any previous leaks or gashes. As for bead locks, we have heard rumors that the authorities in Utah are not fond of them, but sometimes rules get bent around the Easter Jeep Safari. We will let you decide on that, but we can tell you of another rumor we heard: There may be a company at the Moab vendors area with some new trick DOT-legal bead locks. Keep your eyes peeled and bring your checkbook.