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There are so many different sPod's on the market. Of coarse sPod brand is the original, and rather expensive. But what about all the others? Are they reliable? Of good quality? Do the fuses or relays fall apart after a rough day on the trail? Metal, Plastic?

I prefer the 6 switch bank to be located above the mirror between the visors with a round gauge between the switches. I plan to run an OBA system with tank, so the gauge will be swapped out to a dual purpose digital pressure/amp version.

I would like to mount the source box under the hood on the left side over the ECU module of my 2017 JKU.

I'm looking for personal experience with the following brands;

sPod
Apollintech
Sunpie
Firebug
Optic
Liteway
Uni-Balance
TurboSII
Poweryed

Any other brands I should be considering?

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I went with the Rough Country MLC-6, which retails for $200. Pretty much a knock-off of the sPOD. (http://www.roughcountry.com/mlc6-multiple-light-controller-70962.html) - I do not work for Rough Country.

I only had one small wiring issue (where I contributed to this thread): http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/r...tall-and-feedback-1985586-2.html#post29954761

I'm not crazy about the lights being on all the time/power being applied all the time, so I will likely be adding a relay (like in this post: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/a...ntry-switch-panel-1978170-2.html#post29629178) to it, so it only comes on when I have the key in.

I like it and not disappointed at all.

I didn't want to spend $400-$500 for the sPOD in a similar configuration.
 

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I went with rough country as well. I loved it for 200$, install wasn't that bad, only issue I had was the large connector above the interior panel but it helped to have a second set of hands to balance it and make it all work.
 

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I used a Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module and my own DIY switch box. The PDM60 is solid state, no fuses, no relays, and programmable. The distribution unit is mounted underneath the glove box with the main power fused at the battery and coming through into the cab in the usual spot above the fender.

http://pdm60.com

DIY switch box. Box enclosure purchased from Lincoln Binns in the UK. Mounted on top of my Arizona Rocky Road radio mount. I was going for a retro look with big chrome switches.

 

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Thanks for all the good info!

Rough Country is not a contender because I can't put a gauge in the switch cluster to indicate OBA tank pressure. But that is a nice system!
 

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I have the sPOD and it has been trouble free. Yes it cost more than the others but I like to support US companies and since I have the Genesis Dual Battery setup it integrates seamlessly with the G Screen monitor.
 

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I have the sPOD and it has been trouble free. Yes it cost more than the others but I like to support US companies and since I have the Genesis Dual Battery setup it integrates seamlessly with the G Screen monitor.
+1 Another vote for the original,for all of the above reasons.
 

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Any of them that don't have a big gauge in the middle of the panel that lights up. I've been in one Jeep with that, and it was super irritating to me at night. It's the main reason I would not purchase the Apollointech or similar.
 

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If this helps at all, I purchased an sPod last night at 4wheelparts.com. Their price is 15% off plus free shipping, so i jumped at it for an 8-switch sPod SE w/ blue LEDs. $620 out the door.

I was tempted by the Apollointech, but wanted to go with US made and no fuses.
 
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