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PieFace 06-21-2012 09:25 PM

S-POD Unboxing and Installation
 
Hey all,

I posted a while back trying to figure out what to do about getting the Viair compressor installation completed without using their switch. I went with the S-POD and Im glad I did. The only downside is that i have 5 switches left, so just when I thought I was done spending money on this obsession, now I have to buy 5 more things to connect to it!

Why do it with only one switch? First, Im sure there will be more, and second, I didnt want to do anything to the electrical system of my truck. Second, I'm freightend by others stories in this forum about how dealerships and chrysler will go out of their way to void a warranty, and with the electrical system they can see anything attached to it and say that it was the problem. Best to just eliminate that nightmare. (especially since i bought the extended warranty).

The system is supposed to look OEM when its installed, and from what I can see, it lives up to that claim, The parts are all metal, and of the pieces that go in the cabin, they are powdercoated with a textured black that matches the headliner where it sits, perfectly.

SPOD unboxing - YouTube

Install to follow

the Kolector 06-21-2012 11:05 PM

That's the first time I have actually seen the Spod. Very nice setup, I just can't justify the cost. Would love to have one though.

PieFace 06-22-2012 08:01 AM

I think it comes down to weather you have enough things to attach to it, and how concerned you are that your dealer may give you a hard time about the warranty.

Overall tho, I havent seen a set up that looks as good. The rugged ridge pillar switches looked cheap to me, and installing one switch at a time with other single switches I thought might not look uniform.

ilikeguns 06-22-2012 08:27 AM

machine guns, smoke screen, oil slick, turbo boost, ejection seat... yeah.. that's five.

Peepers 06-22-2012 10:29 AM

It all depends on how you want it to look... I have more functionality out of my switch panel, which looks clean inside the jeep, but is a little more "carried away" under the hood. But it gets the job done. And it only cost about $50. maybe $100 if your lights don't come with their own relays and switches.

PieFace 06-22-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeguns (Post 2501971)
machine guns, smoke screen, oil slick, turbo boost, ejection seat... yeah.. that's five.


Spy Hunter refrence - Priceless

PieFace 06-22-2012 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peepers (Post 2502364)
It all depends on how you want it to look... I have more functionality out of my switch panel, which looks clean inside the jeep, but is a little more "carried away" under the hood. But it gets the job done. And it only cost about $50. maybe $100 if your lights don't come with their own relays and switches.


My issue with the lights and other components is that that switches dont match. Also, with a Manual transmission, getting the wires through the washer fluid hole is something you only want to do once. That was an ordeal. The auto's firewall has a larger hole.

Ecko510 06-22-2012 12:01 PM

the moment when you read the whole post and are really ready to buy the spod then you realize its 435 bucks....

Vin 06-22-2012 12:09 PM

Jeep $36K, Half Doors $2K, $Tires $1500, Wheels $1200, lift $800...$435 was a drop in the bucket.:D

PieFace 06-22-2012 04:40 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here it is installed, Video coming.

willee51 06-22-2012 05:01 PM

I have the sPOD as well :thumb: AT this point I have one switch left :whistling:

A mechanic at the Stealership, said it was the best addition yet, to my Jeep. He said taping into the "wiring harness" on new vehicles is the WORST thing you can do. He said it usually screws-up the micro-processors, which in turn communicate with the PCM (or whatever you call the master controller)

He said "I probably saved myself some REAL head-aches" buy using the sPOD :angel:

Osage Orange 06-22-2012 05:13 PM

I like the idea of the switches being up and out of the way in a centralized location. Very clean and professional looking from what Ive seen.

jdob 06-22-2012 05:56 PM

:popcorn:

Vin 06-24-2012 12:35 AM

If you don't want to spend more money on your sPod, DO NOT check out OTRATTW.

GREEN-MACHINE 06-24-2012 08:21 AM

question about the s-pod,,, is there a trigger wire to turn the box on, or do you just run it directly off the battery

Osage Orange 06-24-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE
question about the s-pod,,, is there a trigger wire to turn the box on, or do you just run it directly off the battery

Looks like it runs off the battery but has a low voltage cutout so you still have enough juice to start your Jeep in case you left something on.

Vin 06-24-2012 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE (Post 2508495)
question about the s-pod,,, is there a trigger wire to turn the box on, or do you just run it directly off the battery

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osage Orange (Post 2508648)
Looks like it runs off the battery but has a low voltage cutout so you still have enough juice to start your Jeep in case you left something on.

That's exactly it. The kit includes a positive and a negative cable to attach to the battery.

The Low Voltage Cutoff is an option (which is a no brainer to me) and from what I understand is now integrated into the sPod Source (the fuse/relay box) if so ordered.

PieFace 06-24-2012 03:27 PM

Here's the video,

The S-Pod guys also have a very simple install video, I'll see if I can get my hands on it for you guys.

S-Pod Overview - YouTube

GREEN-MACHINE 06-24-2012 03:56 PM

thanks guys,,, looks like i'll be getting one soon,,,

PieFace 06-25-2012 12:33 PM

Install Video
 
Here is the install video

sPOD Installation - YouTube

You'll see john in the video, I misunderstood the instructions when I was installing the unit and reached him on SATURDAY. I couldnt believe it. I've never reached anyone for any product on a weekend for help.

sPOD-guy 07-22-2012 02:22 PM

sPOD guy here...
 
Hello all...this is a great write-up illustrating our system!
If anyone has any questions, comments our would like more information on our systems, please do not hesitate to call or email us any time.

GREEN-MACHINE 07-22-2012 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sPOD-guy (Post 2611354)
Hello all...this is a great write-up illustrating our system!
If anyone has any questions, comments our would like more information on our systems, please do not hesitate to call or email us any time.

free shipping to WF members would be nice bonus :thumb:

the Kolector 07-22-2012 07:52 PM

Would LOVE to have an SPOD, but the price is a hinderance for me. It's a really awesome setup. Layaway? I'd even let you send me one and I will be a lifetime spokesman for ya! :thumb:

stans1stjeep 07-22-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green-machine (Post 2611495)
free shipping to wf members would be nice bonus :thumb:

x2!!!

the Kolector 07-22-2012 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stans1stjeep (Post 2612831)
x2!!!

They are currently offering Free shipping on their site.
Jeep JK 2007-2012 Hurry up and order, it ends TODAY!!:whistling:


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