I got this guy for 1500 bucks and it needed some major tlc before it could be trail ready I custom built the front bumper for it, also did upper and lower control arm bushings,upper and lower ball joints,all 4 shocks all 4 rotors and all the brakes, I also installed a kenwood deck,pioneer door speakers and a Rockford Fosgate punch P-2 12" sub,it also has a hi lift jack inside, Future plans include a baja light bar for the roof rack along with axe and shovel mounts and I will fab custom sliders and rear tube bumper but before all that I need new tires any suggestions lol 8)
that's a really nice trooper you found for $1500.00. it looks clean. and yes, as you said. you need real tires. lots of guys here have gone with treadwright retread tires. i did, but i haven't mounted the tires and wheels yet to show you. nice advantage-save some big bucks with these.
go to their website: treadwright.com
Nice ride, and welcome to the Planet.
I've not tried the Treadrights, but I really like the way my BFG's perform in everything from rain, to mud, to snow, to sand, to rocks, and everything in between...