Tires were a dilemma. I had to have 33s to have any chance of wheeling to win, and anything bigger would require lots of suspension mods. The lowest-priced new mud tire I could find in a 33 was around $200 each— way out of my budget. Watching Craigslist for a week netted me four 33-12.50R-15 Mickey Thompson Baja MTXs used and chunked a bit but way good for $400. They were a tight fit on the 8-inch rims and even tighter in the wheelwells. A lift kit was now a must.