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Old 09-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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SPOD and switching button face plates?

Hi,

I am looking at getting the SPOD so its not so much of a pain to mess with the electrical system.

http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/600...k.htm?CartID=1

It looks like a real nice mod! I was wondering however, anyone knows if the face plates from this site:

OTRATTW

are compatible with the SPOD?

Do I need just to get these? :
OTRATTW

Also, what about the laser etching ones?

OTRATTW

Having no lens like the ones above how will they look when in use?

Any info is appreciated thanks!!

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Yes, the ORTATTW ones are compatible. And you don't just switch the "faces", the entire button pulls out and you pop the new one in its place.

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Yes, the ORTATTW ones are compatible. And you don't just switch the "faces", the entire button pulls out and you pop the new one in its place.
Oh I see, so the rockers only at 5$ wont work? You have the buy the whole switch at 10-12$ then?
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Oh I see, so the rockers only at 5$ wont work? You have the buy the whole switch at 10-12$ then?
Edit, did some research and it does seem the rockers do come off and you can switch them right off. Saw a few guys just switching the rocker plates and not the entire buttons.
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Just ordered mine!! Not affiliated with RCO but just found a sweet deal on the spod if anyone is interested :

RiverCityOffroad.com/SPOD

Use discount code "SPODME" for your discount and free shipping!

Anyway, can't wait to give this a try!!!
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Yes, the regular rocker plates and the laser etched ones fit fine.

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What do you use the air guage for?
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WOW.... looking good and clean in there Vin
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WOW.... looking good and clean in there Vin
Thank you. It's an old pic. I need to take one with the snorkel installed.
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Just ordered mine!! Not affiliated with RCO but just found a sweet deal on the spod if anyone is interested :

RiverCityOffroad.com/SPOD

Use discount code "SPODME" for your discount and free shipping!

Anyway, can't wait to give this a try!!!
I just did this and got the discount but shipping is not free. Came to $443 for the one with air gauge shipped.
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I just did this and got the discount but shipping is not free. Came to $443 for the one with air gauge shipped.
I checked it earlier and it took $23.00 off the total price, but no discount AND free shipping. However, EAD offers free shipping automatically and a discount via a code they can give you. I'll be getting mine from EAD.
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I checked it earlier and it took $23.00 off the total price, but no discount AND free shipping. However, EAD offers free shipping automatically and a discount via a code they can give you. I'll be getting mine from EAD.
How do you get the code from EAD?
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How do you get the code from EAD?
They sent it to me, I don't know if I am supposed to give it out or not though.
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They sent it to me, I don't know if I am supposed to give it out or not though.
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PM'ed you a code.
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Any photos of these switches lit up at night?
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PM'ed you a code.
Got it, thanks!
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PM'ed you a code.
Are you guys going to be at the Offroad-Expo in Pomona, CA this weekend?
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sPOD may be, EAD is based out of Colorado so that's a bit of a hike for us.
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Any photos of these switches lit up at night?
I left the original wireing from sPod alone, except for the Aux battery switch. The other switches only light up when the accessories and on. The Aux battery switch lights up when the dual batteries are combined.
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Any photos of these switches lit up at night?
The standard sPOD switches are like this: (See photos below)



And Switches swapped out to these by OTRATTW (with Instructions)
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Ok how hard is it really to install some lights real question here from a moron. I want to get the kc hood mount light bar and some windshield bracket 6" apollos are they hard to wire and make the switches in the interior
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Ok how hard is it really to install some lights real question here from a moron. I want to get the kc hood mount light bar and some windshield bracket 6" apollos are they hard to wire and make the switches in the interior
it's not hard at all. the hardest part, if you have multiple switches, is getting them ti line up. Otherwise it looks like a hack job.
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Do they wire to the fuse box? I have no idea how to do it lol hopefully they come with directions lol
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Do they wire to the fuse box? I have no idea how to do it lol hopefully they come with directions lol
Most people wire directly to the battery and include an in-line fuse setup. The SPOD eliminates that. You wire the lights directly to "the source" box that is mounted under the hood and call it good.
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Most people wire directly to the battery and include an in-line fuse setup. The SPOD eliminates that. You wire the lights directly to "the source" box that is mounted under the hood and call it good.
How much is this spod gonna cost me
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How much is this spod gonna cost me
I will be getting mine thru EAD Offroad. It automatically comes with free shipping and they offer a forum discount. You can get the sPod with or without an air gauge. Looking around 415 without and 437 with the gauge, not including tax or the switch labels.
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I will be getting mine thru EAD Offroad. It automatically comes with free shipping and they offer a forum discount. You can get the sPod with or without an air gauge. Looking around 415 without and 437 with the gauge, not including tax or the switch labels.
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X2. I ordered mine from EAD as well. Seems to be the only place that gives you a discount on the SPod.
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This looks great, BUT having to splice into the factory harness to pull a power source for the switch LEDs kind of defeats the purpose of the SPOD to begin with, no?


If I'm going to spend $400+ on the SPOD my main objective is to avoid splicing into the factory wiring.

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