i had Hella 550s on my first truck, a '94 GMC Jimmy, and they were worth well beyond the $80 i paid for them. they were easily 4x's brighter than my brights were. i never had a reason to get them with either of my past 4Runner's but i'd consider getting them for my Pathy.
i can't give the lights enough praise. where i lived, there were lots of underdeveloped roads with zero street lights and a ton of deer. they were incredible and definitely lit the road up like xmas. i say go for them.