I decided to pull the trigger on an sPod for two reasons, 1) it was recommended by a reliable JKO member, thanks Cruzcode, and 2) it is a system that is made easy for those who don't want to deal with confusing computer issues or the confusion of wiring.
When I got my package it was sealed very well, the product was protected with the utmost care and had directions that had color pictures with great details. The quality of the harness, connections, source and switch panel blew my mind on the quality. I will have to say though that the best thing about the sPod is the customer service. John at sPod is hands down the best in customer service. It's hard to come by getting a great product and great service all in one package. Here are some pics below on the install and final product with my LightForce and VisionX Rock lights.
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The air gauge would be used for an on-board air system to monitor pressure. I have a Rubicon with E-lockers so obviously I don't need an air system for that purpose but I plan on putting in an air system for the purpose of airing up tires and tools. At the moment I'm still using my portable air system and the air gauge is not currently hooked up until I determine the system I will run. I guess if I ever changed to ARB lockers I also would have the system in place.
Like any electrical system I wouldn't throw a bucket of water on it, but it's been through mud, deep water crossings and rain storms with no problems. It has a voltage cut off and breakers to protect the jeep in the event of an issue
I was ready to purchase one until I saw the price. Holy mackerel! WAAAY to high for some switches and relays.
IMHO, it's not outrageous. The switches alone cost $60 at least. If you have the technical know how, you could build a similar system for a bit cheaper, but it's going to take ALOT of work to make it as clean. I know how to build circuits, solder, and run wire cleanly, and I'm debating if I should go the sPod or DIY route.
Part of me would enjoy building my own sPod-like system. Part of me wants to pay up for how clean the sPod system looks. The other part of me wants to go balls to the wall a build an onboard computer control system (Computer Science major here ).