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MY son and I are building a new Gambler 500 car. A 99 Lincoln town car. (Cartier edition if it matters) He wants some sort of really aggressive mud tire like Super Swampers. I want something aggressive but I want something better and cheap I would love a cheap mud tire. The good part is we have 16 and 17 inch wheels and maybe even 15's if they clear the brakes in front. I would love to stay between 31 and 33 inches tall. We have a sawzall and a $59 lift kit from Ebay so tire clearance is not an issue. Rims will be 6-8 inches wide with 7 where we probably land. We have options
 
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MY son and I are building a new Gambler 500 car. A 99 Lincoln town car. (Cartier edition if it matters) He wants some sort of really aggressive mud tire like Super Swampers. I want something aggressive but I want something better and cheap I would love a cheap mud tire. The good part is we have 16 and 17 inch wheels and maybe even 15's if they clear the brakes in front. I would love to stay between 31 and 33 inches tall. We have a sawzall and a $59 lift kit from Ebay so tire clearance is not an issue. Rims will be 6-8 inches wide with 7 where we probably land. We have options
I'd take a look at Interco's blem list. They'll likely have a number of different smaller mud tires that would fit your needs (and "cheap").
 
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I've had decent luck with Facebook marketplace and Craigslist for used tires. I typically look for Wrangler Rubicon take offs which usually end up being between 31s and 33s. Just make sure to check date codes.

For new stuff the interco blem list is good, the Goodyear's from walmart seem to be decent. Duratracs too. But used is probably the cheapest option.

Friend and I are building a Volvo XC70 on a set of Wrangler take offs.
 

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My brother in law and I did a Gambler 500 race here in Texas last year in a 1986 Subaru Brat. We ran General Grabber AT’s as a cheap tire and were extremely impressed with them. They handled 2 days of highway, forest roads, caliche roads, sand, mud, etc and rode smooth/pulled us through everything!
Post some pics of the Lincoln, there were several Crown Vics in the Gambler event we were in and they looked to be a fun platform!
Have fun and ABG!!

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Last year we used my 1990 2 wd F-250 with Walmart clearance Goodyears they did well. Tennessee was the most fun and organized of the 3 we did last year. We won Alabama and got the sportsmanship award. This year we decided the vehicle needed to be more impractical and still 2wd. I like rwd and V-8's we found a deal on a Lincoln that was hit by a tree. We pushed the roof up with a floor jack. We have started gutting it. Less weight=more fun. I bought a $56 donk lift kit off of ebay although I may only use the front because apparently Expedition springs work on the rear.
 
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The was a 60 series last year at Tennessee running the event . It was involved in an on highway accident a month after the event that laid it on the side and it will be back this year per the owner
 
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