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Can anyone get me a link to an SPOD? Or does someone have a cheaper way to make a fuse box so I can clean up the wiring I have?
 

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I spent hours planning and pricing out relay and fuse blocks...then I just bought a Switch Pro.

If 5 relays seems like something you'll never exceed and like the challenge there's a nice build guide for the Bussmann RTMR over on TW. But an SPOD or Switch Pro is nice and simple and feature packed.
 

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The bantam is the most efficient unit with 8 terminal with the option of adding up to 32 components with only one wire going to the engine bay to the cabin.. your options are limitless.
 

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Super happy with my Switch Pro. Incredibly easy to wire up and works great.
 

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It looks like this is heading in the switchpros direction, but here's a cheaper alternative if you don't want to go that route. It's just a blue sea fuse block, breaker, and an aluminum mounting plate.
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Removing the factory fuse box cover is sometimes a struggle.
 

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It looks like this is heading in the switchpros direction, but here's a cheaper alternative if you don't want to go that route. It's just a blue sea fuse block, breaker, and an aluminum mounting plate. View attachment 18761
Removing the factory fuse box cover is sometimes a struggle.
What do you do for relays? That hung me up. And a power tray is $85+, once I added everything up I was close to $400 and a massive wiring job.
 
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What do you do for relays? That hung me up. And a power tray is $85+, once I added everything up I was close to $400 and a massive wiring job.
Looking at that much with the wiring job and all that then I may as well do the SPOD SE or whatever it is.
 
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It looks like this is heading in the switchpros direction, but here's a cheaper alternative if you don't want to go that route. It's just a blue sea fuse block, breaker, and an aluminum mounting plate. View attachment 18761
Removing the factory fuse box cover is sometimes a struggle.
I have looked at that option but I think I’m going to do the ARB compressor that mounts in that spot.
 

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Looking at that much with the wiring job and all that then I may as well do the SPOD SE or whatever it is.
Yeah. The Blueseas fuse panel is nice, but it's big and doesn't solve where to put relays. The Bussmann RTMR does both, but only has 5 relay slots. Building in possible expansion, I'd want to do 2. And it uses specialty pins that require purchasing a different crimper and all the terminals/plugs/etc, plus a circuit breaker. Add in a tray or mounting solution and switches, it was getting really close to $400 and who knows how many hours doing all the wiring.

A SPOD/Switch Pro has everything, I just wish the Switch Pro had a grounding solution built in like the SPOD. But Bluesea makes a nice mini bus bar.

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What do you do for relays? That hung me up. And a power tray is $85+, once I added everything up I was close to $400 and a massive wiring job.
The relays are just hanging out under the powertray. I thought about buying any one of the relay mounting brackets, but didn't see a real need to do so. If I'm wrong, please someone tell me, but I don't have them mounted on anything.
So far, out of all my wired accessories, I only have 2 that even have relays. (ditch lights and lightbar)
 

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I have looked at that option but I think I’m going to do the ARB compressor that mounts in that spot.
I'm leaning to the bed-mounted cubby option for my compressor (VIAR).
 
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I'm leaning to the bed-mounted cubby option for my compressor (VIAR).
I was looking at that option but I’m most likely putting a Decked system in the bed of my truck. So no cubby for me.
 

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The relays are just hanging out under the powertray. I thought about buying any one of the relay mounting brackets, but didn't see a real need to do so. If I'm wrong, please someone tell me, but I don't have them mounted on anything.
So far, out of all my wired accessories, I only have 2 that even have relays. (ditch lights and lightbar)
What other accessories do you have? All of mine use a relay. But they're all lights. I have a scoop light and a bumper light bar, and will be adding rock lights, a roof light bar and scene pods.
They don't need to be mounted, it's just an organization thing. I have two on a little bracket by the battery and the thought of having 3 more floating around drives me nuts.
 

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For additional components, I've got bed LED strips and rock lights. With the powertray having such close tolerances to surrounding equipment and various underhood components, any nearby mounting solutions for relays would make that particular area very "busy" and since they're just tucked under the tray, I'm okay with that.
 

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SwitchPro 9100 is another product to consider. We love our SP9100 in our trucks, and our customers do as well!

We do have them in stock, Feel free to reach out if you have any questions
 

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SwitchPro 9100 is another product to consider. We love our SP9100 in our trucks, and our customers do as well!

We do have them in stock, Feel free to reach out if you have any questions
How much for this poor canadian
 

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