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Old 05-19-2018, 09:30 PM
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Anyone selling a lnockoff Spod?

Anyone know of a company that sells a cheaper version of the Spod for a TJ? My buddy bought one for his JK,from a company that was hundreds cheaper than the Spod

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Old 05-19-2018, 10:38 PM   #2
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S-TECH makes nice SPOD alternatives for the JK that have a 3yr warranty and made in USA. S-TECH also has a universal 6 switch plug+play system

Check it out: https://stechswitch.com/product/s-te...-tto-stech-un/

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Anyone know of a company that sells a cheaper version of the Spod for a TJ? My buddy bought one for his JK,from a company that was hundreds cheaper than the Spod
This guy on ebay assembles a relay/fuse box, he has been doing it for some time and has had very good reviews, It does not offer any switches for the inside of your Jeep, You would still have to use the common places for switches on your TJ (a/c vents etc etc..) but if your looking for clean, safe wiring for under your hood to hook your accessories for decent pricing ($129.00 for the kit) here is your answer.. This is what i will be doing to untangle the birds nest of wiring for all the goodies I have added..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-W....c100005.m1851
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2 good choices, thanks. I wonder if a jk one could be made to fit a TJ
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2 good choices, thanks. I wonder if a jk one could be made to fit a TJ
I like how the S-Tech system functions and contemplated installing it in my other non-jk vehicle. Check out these pics to give you an idea of how simple it was to install the S-Tech system in the JK header trim and NOT the footman loop:

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That looks good, nice install
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Looks like it's for a JK. Besides, the OP was asking about switches, I think.

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That looks good CJ.Do you have a box under the hood that houses the relays and fuses like the Spod doea?
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That looks good CJ.Do you have a box under the hood that houses the relays and fuses like the Spod doea?
Nope. I have this:
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The fuse box is off ebay, there are several sizes. The mounting system is a couple pieces of hardware from Home Depot.
The whole thing is probably less than $20.
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I've been trying to find someone who sells the Carling N series switches for while now.

These are addressable switches, meaning they use a cumulative resistive measurement to tell a control unit what function needs to be activated. That control unit could easily be a little Arduino unit bundled with a relay bank.

It's kind of a poor man's CAN bus system.

Using a method like this, it would significantly cut down on the amount of wire that would need to be run.

Unfortunately, I can't find anyone who's selling the N series switches, particularly laser etched with intended function like lights, locker, etc.

Without a system like this, your only real option is to make/find/buy a switch panel and then wire up your relays. It's just a very analog/old school way of doing it, but it works well. Most of us are doing it in some form already.
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this is what I did

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makes a standard fused relay power box or ask him for a custom
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/bus...l-1522825.html

then you get your switches from
1. https://www.otrattw.net/ they will custom engrave switches at no extra cost
2. HOME he will make anything you want

need some help pm me
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foco,
that type of CAN buss switch has been talked about by carling
http://www.dmassociatesllc.com/pdfs/...ies_061009.pdf

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was not available when my dad installed his in jan. but you might give them a call ???

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