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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 3:59 PM Thread Starter
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Those that have installed their gauges are you happy with them ? I think that is going to be the last upgrade I make to my car. There is really nothing left to do
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 5:24 PM
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Re: Dakota Digital

Yep, love my Dakota Digital HDX gauges. I added the module for the gear shift indicator to one of the small video screens. And I love that, too.

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post #3 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 5:33 PM
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So happy I decided to go to Dakota on my car revamp. Added in the tire pressure monitoring, gear shift indicator, etc. Pretty wild everything it will read out.
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post #4 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 6:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!!!
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post #5 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 7:28 PM
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I love my VHX gauges from them.
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post #6 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 7:28 PM
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I have the VHX series in my car. They're ok but I don't find them very "user friendly" when you want to set the different little screens at the bottom of the gauges. I've had them for 5 years now and I still haven't figured out how to get the odometer to work! I like them but I can't say that I'm over-excited about them, they're just ok but not more.

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post #7 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 20, 7:49 PM
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Really? I found it super simple to set it all up.

During initial setup you have to set the odometer miles, and you only get one shot. After 100 miles, if you havenít set the odometer, you can no longer set it and it just goes from there.

Iíve been told you can contact them so you can send the control box back to them to have it reset so you can set the odometer.

What I really like is that I no longer care about transmission speedometer gears matching the rear end. I just set it up, drive it for a measured mile and the car figures out the number of pulses in a mile and then calibrates the speedometer itself.

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I have the VHX series in my car. They're ok but I don't find them very "user friendly" when you want to set the different little screens at the bottom of the gauges. I've had them for 5 years now and I still haven't figured out how to get the odometer to work! I like them but I can't say that I'm over-excited about them, they're just ok but not more.

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post #8 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 6:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dakota Digital

My guess is the install is a little tricky?
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post #9 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 7:44 AM
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I have them in my 56 210 and love them. The next upgrade for my 66 will be Dakota Digital.

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post #10 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 8:00 AM Thread Starter
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Will need to do some research on the difference in gauges. I see some of have the VHX and others the HDX.
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post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 8:20 AM
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I have a DD in my 1965 it is a nice set up. I have the grey/white dash backing and sometimes I wish I had the black and white one as with the sun it can be hard to read as it reflects of the plastic cover. At night it is great.
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post #12 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 8:24 AM
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For me, the install in my Ď72 was easy. But that was for me - Iím very comfortable with wiring and electrical and such.

I have the VHX because I purchased before the HDX had come out so there wasnít even an option. There is a $500 difference between the two.

Looking at both today, Iím not sure if I would spend the extra $500 for the HDX. Itís a definite possibility, but not sure. The other thing is that for a sweep dash like mine, they swapped where the Speedo and Tach are when they went from VHX to HDX. Not sure why, and actually not sure which I prefer, but Iím comfortable with the VHX locations and could probably get comfortable with the HDX layout just as easily.
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post #13 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 8:36 AM Thread Starter
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I will probably have to get someone to do the install. I do mostly all my own work on the car but wiring is not my strength and that is something I want done right.
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post #14 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 9:38 AM
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Their instructions are very straightforward and they have a good help desk for tech support. And us here, of course.

Download their instructions now to see if there will be any confusion.

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post #15 of 67 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 20, 12:02 PM
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BTW - I hunted around for a bit looking for a place for the control box. I wound up putting it right on top of the glove box, underneath the dash pad. Here's a pic from my other thread on it. I believe on your 70 you should be able to do the same thing if you are looking for a place for it.

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