After much debate, I finally went ahead and purchased a few items from the much-touted ExOfficio line of clothing. It seems like everyone that has some speaks of it as if it is the holy grail of adventurer gear. My experience has been a mixed bag. Some I absolutely love, other items were quite a disappointment. All of these clothes are comfortable, fit very well, and provide excellent ventilation and drying time. However, the durability of some left much to be desired. These are not cheap clothes and while I did not pay MSRP for any of them, I still expect them to perform. So, on a item basis, let me share my thoughts.
DEPO Smoke LED Tail Light Installation for the FZJ80
Having been in the process of making some lighting upgrades, and having a cracked driver tail light since I got the truck from one of the previous owners, I figured it was time to fix it. I had originally looked at a full set of Depo light including headlights from a guy on IH8MUD, but in the end he couldn’t get smoke, just clear. Opinions vary, and it is personal preference, but having a white truck, I wanted smoked. So, Ebay to the rescue. For less than a single OEM assembly, the new set was on its way.
Outstanding. That’s how I would describe this kit, its value, and performance. In a nutshell, PFran is a guy on IH8MUD that has sourced parts and sells complete vehicle-specific LED kits as well as individual components. And his prices are VERY reasonable.He has gone to great lengths to make sure the parts match in color (because most of us are OCD to some degree), and are high-quality. His products may be found here www.pfranleds.com. Be sure to visit his fitment guide for your particular vehicle, it will save you time. He is also expanding into other specialty products like CV clamps, so keep an eye on the website for new products to show up.
Tires. There are few topics that will initiate a more varied and often heated discussion. Everyone has their preferences, and most are more than willing to share them with you, regardless of whether you asked. Lol. To avoid any long drawn out discussions on the selection process, I went with Toyo Open Country M/T in 315x75r16 for the FZJ80.