Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > Show me your switches

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Show me your switches Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-02-2012 08:04 AM
erickpl OTRATTW is a GREAT site. Trust them! Many here get there switches there, including me.
03-30-2012 07:39 PM
SULFEK Im still in Afghanistan, I dont come home for another 27 days. But when I get there you will have more pics than you need im sure. here is my build that I started from here about the backgound of my last TJ. I will be starting my first full build when I return, Axels, coilovers, lockers, etc etc. Here is the link, see you there. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/comp...ra-146620.html
03-30-2012 05:07 PM
Vosty3
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I guess I don't have a pic of it installed, but I run this in one of the factory holes.
Same as the Daystar switches, but with custom icons.

OTRATTW


I too have been wondering around that site. I need to change out my switches for a cleaner look and rewire to the lights as well. Im planning on doing a mild Zombie/Apocalyptic themed out jeep I have the Zombie Light switch picked out here---> OTRATTW
They also sale a vent switch pod but it doesnt work with some of there switches :/ Vent switch pod---> OTRATTW
03-30-2012 04:03 PM
99georgiatj here is my before and after with my OTRATTW laser etched switches, I made the switch panel myself.
03-30-2012 02:50 PM
Nich Don't be jealous

Attachment 109465
03-30-2012 02:35 PM
Jodfie Pics sulfek?
03-30-2012 02:29 PM
SULFEK I'm not so sure that's all there is to it. The OEM Factory look to me is worth 150.00 easy. I hate the look of a bunch of toggle switches all across your main display. I think the sleek streamlined look is worth the extra bucks. I run a pretty high profile electrical system with a custom dual optima set up linked with a blue seas automatic relay all wired in with a static post and with a custom built alternator to charge it all. I have 24V off road lamps, on board air, cb radio, hid display headlamps, Bazooka tube, auto start, a winch and some 1.5 amp chargers. I use all of the switches, and the air gauge for my onboard air system. I think it is more than worth the money. To top it all off I got a huge discount for being in the Army.
03-29-2012 12:39 PM
Jodfie
Quote:
Originally Posted by netlohcs View Post
Holy switches!!!

Can I be your co-pilot sometime and you can bark random nonsensical orders at me like "energize the port side electro differential synchronizers!!" And then i'll look at the switches with a furrowed brow and concerned look, and carefully select the proper combination of toggles to manipulate. It would be a good ol' time I would probably make rocket noises on occasion while clicking them on and off, if thats ok with you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevbz View Post


you would have to have an Irish accent and be called O'Malley. So then when the Pilot said "energize the OBA , and start number 2 locker" you can answer in a cool, calm voice " Ay captain, activating noomber une looker"
hahaha thanks guys! lol....you can be my passenger anytime! lol
03-29-2012 10:42 AM
Once Far Off
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
I was a tad late on the response... good save!
Thanks! Great write up!
03-29-2012 10:15 AM
TXST8tj I guess I don't have a pic of it installed, but I run this in one of the factory holes.
Same as the Daystar switches, but with custom icons.

http://www.otrattw.com/


03-29-2012 09:44 AM
02Prove
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
I was a tad late on the response... good save!
03-29-2012 08:38 AM
erickpl
Quote:
Originally Posted by Once Far Off View Post
I was thinking of doing the same thing. Any idea where the write up is?
Yeah, I think this is it.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2nd-...a-tj-5879.html
03-29-2012 08:20 AM
SurfKaster Don't act like you're not impressed.
03-29-2012 07:58 AM
Peepers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevbz View Post
i like it, but with 6 switches, even if you ran one common ground and 6 line, 6 load wires, thats 13 wires (with a whole lotta ground spices) where do you go from there with it all?

Add OTRATTW's double lighted switches and you are now up to 25 wires!
Your first setup can be done with 8 wires, a common power thats ganged to all 6 switches, a common ground, and your 6 control wires. I've heard of people using cat5 network cable for this because it has 8 wires in it, and all you should be doing with it is tripping relays. the second setup with double lighted switches, 9 wires... all you would need is a second power wire going up that is hot when your lights are on.

I don't have any pictures right now, but I have 8 switches where the ash tray would go. 1 master switch for all my lights, 5 individual switches for each set of lights, a switch for a set of strobe lights, and a 3 way switch for my radio so it will work with the ignition or directly off battery power.

I have one hot line coming in that splits to three switches and my cigarette lighter (i like not having to have the jeep on to charge stuff): the master, the strobes, and the always on radio (3 way switch can be one in and two outs or two in and one out...). The out on the master switch goes to the in on my 5 light switches. they are just chained together (so when all my lights are on I only have to hit one switch to turn them off instead of 5). Then the outs on each switch run to their respective relays. The second in for the 3 way switch for the radio is the original power wire. I cut the power wire and spliced the vehicle side into a short piece of wire to go down to the switch and a second wire comes back up and connects to the radio side of the power wire. I now have a choice of two power sources for the radio.
03-29-2012 07:31 AM
Kevbz
Quote:
Originally Posted by netlohcs View Post
Holy switches!!!

Can I be your co-pilot sometime and you can bark random nonsensical orders at me like "energize the port side electro differential synchronizers!!" And then i'll look at the switches with a furrowed brow and concerned look, and carefully select the proper combination of toggles to manipulate. It would be a good ol' time I would probably make rocket noises on occasion while clicking them on and off, if thats ok with you.


you would have to have an Irish accent and be called O'Malley. So then when the Pilot said "energize the OBA , and start number 2 locker" you can answer in a cool, calm voice " Ay captain, activating noomber une looker"
03-29-2012 03:30 AM
netlohcs Holy switches!!!

Can I be your co-pilot sometime and you can bark random nonsensical orders at me like "energize the port side electro differential synchronizers!!" And then i'll look at the switches with a furrowed brow and concerned look, and carefully select the proper combination of toggles to manipulate. It would be a good ol' time I would probably make rocket noises on occasion while clicking them on and off, if thats ok with you.
03-29-2012 02:51 AM
Jodfie My switch set up... First too are ignition and accessory
03-29-2012 02:27 AM
netlohcs That sPOD system is very slick looking. However, I wish they sold just the aluminum switch bezel for people that don't want or need all of the extra (an in my opinion, overpriced) other stuff. Even if they sold just the bezel and switches for 150 bucks, that means you are paying 300 dollars for a box with 6 relays and 6 fuses in it. Cha-ching! But at least they laid a couple of calipers on the table for you in the video (kind of corny imo) just so you get that warm fuzzy feeling and know all of their tolerances are ship-shape
03-28-2012 06:51 PM
Kevbz
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
The source is a power distribution module that is pre fused, relayed and terminal ended for all your auxiliary options. A pre attached braided line is run from the switch unit to the source. Attached two wires and it's done. Cleanest install ~ ever.
that is the coolest thing i have seen since pop tops on a beer can!!
03-28-2012 06:47 PM
BigThunder
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevbz View Post
i like it, but with 6 switches, even if you ran one common ground and 6 line, 6 load wires, thats 13 wires (with a whole lotta ground spices) where do you go from there with it all?

Add OTRATTW's double lighted switches and you are now up to 25 wires!
Nope, not like that at all. The sPOD has the switch module that you see in the photograph. You also get what they call the source. The source is a power distribution module that is pre fused, relayed and terminal ended for all your auxiliary options. A pre attached braided line is run from the switch unit to the source. All wires for the switches are labeled and the terminals are designed for "push and play" attachment. Since the source is a terminal board, there is only one positive and one ground cable that is run from the source. The positive and grounds from your auxiliary equipment is run through a specially designed route into the source. Attached two wires and it's done. Cleanest install ~ ever.

Is it worth the $450? If you are going to run auxiliary lights, lockers, OAB, or what ever - yes. Otherwise, you'll end up with what Kevbz describes above.

Here is the website.
4x4 SPOD Since 2005 - The ORIGINAL JEEP Over The Windshield Switch Console - Jeep Power Distribution System

Take a look at their video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqzQ5abD2yk

Here is picture of the source, inside my hood (over the battery). Everything is tucked up nice and neat within the aluminum housing ~ which is by the way designed to bolt directly onto the existing bolts on the Jeep.

03-28-2012 06:17 PM
Kevbz
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjpark36 View Post
This is a very clean looking set-up, Chief. I'm no expert, but $450+ seems a bit steep for this. Am I missing something?
i like it, but with 6 switches, even if you ran one common ground and 6 line, 6 load wires, thats 13 wires (with a whole lotta ground spices) where do you go from there with it all?

Add OTRATTW's double lighted switches and you are now up to 25 wires!
03-28-2012 06:10 PM
rjpark36
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
sPOD

This is a very clean looking set-up, Chief. I'm no expert, but $450+ seems a bit steep for this. Am I missing something?
03-28-2012 04:26 PM
bcpaddler
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
^^^nice!!!^^^
X2
03-28-2012 04:05 PM
cocky grin Only 1 so far adding another this weekend

Attachment 108909
03-28-2012 04:02 PM
02Prove ^^^nice!!!^^^
03-28-2012 03:53 PM
BigThunder sPOD

03-28-2012 02:58 PM
tbensor Thanks. here is what I ended up doing.

03-24-2012 07:48 PM
Once Far Off
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Prove View Post
Not mine but this is a cool solution for those wanting to run more factory looking switches on older TJs... There's a write-up somewhere about this.

I was thinking of doing the same thing. Any idea where the write up is?
03-24-2012 01:51 PM
SULFEK yeah I had to I have a VIAIR on board air system in my jeep.
03-24-2012 11:11 AM
Kevbz my two switch set up, will change with when more switches are added. I can add one more up here but room is tight in there as it is
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC