For lighting, I had some aux lights mounted on the front (but never HID--way too expensive, as you mentioned) but I never really thought they were very helpful until I moved them to the sides. I put my cheap pair ($20) of clear fogs (nice, diffuse flood pattern) up inside the front fender wells pointed to the sides. You can barely see them when they're off but at night in remote and forested areas, they really add scope and reduce that tunnel vision by nicely illuminating the areas on both sides of the truck. They always give me the warm fuzzies when I'm on the trail at night and I flip them on.
Unless you need to drive 60 mph through the desert at night, I've never found extra front lighting to be much of a help, myself. They mainly just blind everyone and make the natives grumpy.
The 4Runner's looking great! I love the OME springs and shocks on the '85--they really transformed the character of the rig--much more civilized! I really like your interior design!
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