It's not a percieved value if you have anything with a carburetor. Ethanol in a carb will end badly unless it is driven constantly. I will spend the extra rather than clean the white pudding out of my carbs everytime it sits for more than a couple days.
When I lived in SoCal, we tried to buy one. The guy at the dealership laughed at us. We bought a Colorado instead. They had to ship it in from New Mexico as it was the closest one. Those kinds of trucks are not even stocked on the west coast. Still super happy with the Colorado.
Common issue with all LED's. Chip size is the main issue, the larger the chip the harder it is to focus it into something useable.
Things to look for in an LED light, chip size, what they actually drive the LED's at and heat disapation.
As far as I know, there is only 1 company making lights...
1" is about all most lasers will do. I have cut 4" with a WJ. Even with a tilting head kerf was an issue. They are just not that consistent. In material that thick the hardness varies and you can tell by the cut. Laser don't care how hard it is.
Back in the day, a lot of my dezert buddies had Rangers/Exploders. We got real good and shifting the T-case with a 3/8 ratchet and extension. The electric motors on them were crap. On par with their power window motors which they bore a striking resemblance to.
LS swaps are pretty easy and strait forward. It would still be easier to register it in another state that to run it through the ref. Even after you get it passed the ref, getting it smogged every 2 years will be a hassle. A lot of shops will not even look a swapped vehicles.
Just go through the check point in Gurrero Negro, they will hose the bottom side down with the good stuff. As far as shipping, it will either be Ensanada of La Paz. Those are the only 2 ports to take container ships that I know of.