Now funny thing about Jeepdom. All them monkeys yammer on about “custom” this and “custom” that. Like a RZR most this shit ain’t custom. That is not a bad thing; it really makes for some great options. But it ain’t custom. I generally smile and nod my head in agreement.
So, there is a boat load of shit to pick from. This is a pretty cool unit. Called a SPod. Not cheap, but decided early one that given a choice between perfect and cheap, I would opt for perfect. So what is a SPod? A totally separate wiring from the Jeep harness. Powers six devices. So on it goes. http://www.4x4spod.com/default.asp
Of course while you are under the hood, a thing I rarely do, might as well mount an air compressor. Tons of options. The reality is that all of it is likely China crap. Folks figure out new and exciting ways to market the crap, but yes, still crap. So I bit the bullet and got a slick mount system that will keep the compressor under the hood, out of harms way.
The instructions were essentially written in Arabic with black box photos to guide the way. Yes, I was just THAT impressed.
So with new switches need something to power with them. I don’t know what day we are on at this point, but lets call it day 200 – let there be light.
Gotta be honest here. A 50″ bar sucks balls. Whistles and squeals like a stuck pig. Have worked and worked to fix that. Will try a few more times, then off with it! Like a nagging woman, life is just too short to put up with it. Of course, still have more to do. Ordered the Jeep without GPS in the head unit. Not a fan. That technology is still changing. So, used a Garmin unit. Need to figure out a mount for it.
Enter Ram mounts and a stubby dashboard bar.
Now, like factory best to have that “key on” no big deal, run to the lighter socket and call it a day….. getting to that socket?
DO NOT have the woman come outside at this point to find “her” Jeep disassembled.
Long as you are inside mounting shit, might as well get the CB installed. Did you know channel 16 is the unofficial off-road channel? 4X4 – get it?
Trouble is, the speaker is down by Shana’s feet. And while remarkable feet, they can’t hear. Problem solved.
Course long about that time, it is time to remove the top for summer. We did it last year via hand. That sucked. They make stuff for that. Still sucks, just not as bad.
Time to finish the wires. Not a big fan of winches. Who in their right mind runs a 16 ga cable outside the engine compartment with out a fuse? Who runs a motor without something as a circuit protection?
Found these. $25.00 minimum order. Brother was happy as he gets one for his Jeep for FREE.
Now, lest you think it is all sitting in the garage, oh no, simply not the case. We go exploring.