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where to buy?

so im planning on tearing out all my shitty electrical work so far, and building my own type of sealed box with relays and fuses. and redoing all my wiring.

where do you all think is the cheapest place i can buy relays, fuses, wiring, switches, and all the rest i might need.

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For components start with the big 3: Allied Electronics, Mouser, Digikey

Wiring: I have seen summit racing have really good prices.

Also check West marine for stuff.

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sPod cleans up most wiring problems:

http://www.rebeloffroad.com/category_s/194.htm

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The sPod is awesome, and I know you get what you pay for, but man they are expensive. Maybe someone will give one away at JeepBeach??
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Just installed an spod on my Jk last week
Well worth the money

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you can ad Newark to your list....sometimes they have what the others don't.

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so im planning on tearing out all my shitty electrical work so far, and building my own type of sealed box with relays and fuses. and redoing all my wiring.

where do you all think is the cheapest place i can buy relays, fuses, wiring, switches, and all the rest i might need.
For the wiring and supplies, just go by your local "home supply" store. Make sure you do all your measuring first. Then just ask the electrical clerk to cut THHN wire in the colors and lengths that you want. You can also pick up all the tape, wire fittings and wire loom at the same place. They will not have automotive relays though. You will have to go to an automotive store for them.

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You could try Erik over at WagonGear. I bought one of his Bussman Relay boxes that he customized for me for like $150. Not an sPod, but is a fair price for what you get.

http://wagongear.com/WiredWagon.html


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Some people sell the same kit for quite a bit more than Erik does.

http://shop.nemesisperformanceproduc...9&categoryId=4
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Some people sell the same kit for quite a bit more than Erik does.

http://shop.nemesisperformanceproduc...9&categoryId=4
Or you can build it yourself for ALOT less.

http://order.waytekwire.com/productd...0RELAY%20RTMR/

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If you can buy the Metripak crimper (~$100), Metripak 260 terminals(~8), metripak cable seals (~5), Bussman box (~20), relays(~15), fuses(~10), wire (~10+) and then add in your shipping costs & your time putting it all together. Waytek has minimum quantities on stuff.

Pray that you don't mess one of the metripak terminals up cause they are a BEYOTCH to get out of the Bussman box. I know this for a fact

Yeah I already went through this exercise and it still seemed far more cost effective for me personally to just tell Erik what I want and order it. It is no sPod but my stuff is clean under the hood and I still saved some coin.

Seemed like a good deal to me.
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If you can buy the Metripak crimper (~$100), Metripak 260 terminals(~8), metripak cable seals (~5), Bussman box (~20), relays(~15), fuses(~10), wire (~10+) and then add in your shipping costs & your time putting it all together. Waytek has minimum quantities on stuff.

Pray that you don't mess one of the metripak terminals up cause they are a BEYOTCH to get out of the Bussman box. I know this for a fact

Yeah I already went through this exercise and it still seemed far more cost effective for me personally to just tell Erik what I want and order it. It is no sPod but my stuff is clean under the hood and I still saved some coin.

Seemed like a good deal to me.
Not including the crimpers ( I got a hammer and a pair of channelocks ) I'll bet that my labor is still cheeper than theres. I've made plenty of control devices in my carrer.

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cool cool all good stuff. thanks.. i dont think im going to be buying an spod anytime soon

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