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Offline msbaugh

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Dakota Digital Gauges
« on: April 18, 2018 - 09:48:31 pm »
Has anyone here installed Dakota Digital gauges in their e-body? I am so close to pulling the trigger, but cant decide between the black version they have and the mimic of the stock rallye gauges with the stock style speedo and tach. I cant find a lot of customer feedback on how it works online either for Mopars.

If any of you have them, can you post pictures of them installed??





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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018 - 11:05:38 pm »
I have not installed them, however Crash520 has. Pm him for more on it. He shipped the gauges to me bc he lives in Australia and he installed them in his 73 Cuda. He told me there were pretty easy to install and work really well.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018 - 12:17:44 pm »
So how about some opinions... what do you guys think.  Here are the stock mimicked gauge style from Dakota Digital



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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018 - 12:21:14 pm »
Here are their standard black and white styles. 

Offline msbaugh

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018 - 12:22:27 pm »
My car isn't original, but I'm still leaning towards the stock style gauges.  They look really slick! Thanks Crash for sharing pictures!

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018 - 01:03:41 pm »
I believe the stock (as in stock to a mopar) style gauges are special order. We talked them at SEMA 2 years ago and tried to explain that Ebody guys would probably prefer the stock looking font but they were not too interested.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018 - 01:08:40 pm »
Stock, no question.... :2cents:
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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018 - 01:14:39 pm »
definitely agree, the "standard" style looks like Chevy crap.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018 - 02:35:16 pm »
Thanks guys, I asked my wife and her response is they all look the same to me sheesh lol.  I dont mind the right two gauges being different than stock, its still stock enough looking that I think it would be a good fit for my car.

My mopar rallye gauge cluster has a fried clock, tach, and speedo. Figured Id spend the money on something new rather than restore.

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018 - 05:25:14 pm »
Thanks guys, I asked my wife and her response is they all look the same to me sheesh lol.  I dont mind the right two gauges being different than stock, its still stock enough looking that I think it would be a good fit for my car.

My mopar rallye gauge cluster has a fried clock, tach, and speedo. Figured Id spend the money on something new rather than restore.

Then put your stock gauges on Ebay and fully disclose the problems.. Probably still get 5-600 back
JS27N0B 70 Challenger R/T Convertible  FJ5 Sublime, Show Poodle w/90,000 miles since resto
WS27L8G 68 Coronet R/T Convertible  PP1 Bright Red, Project
RM21H9E 69 Road Runner Coupe R4 Performance Red, Sold...
5H21C  65 Falcon 2 dr Wagon... Dog Hauler...

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018 - 10:14:06 am »
First of all Dakota Digital is a great company. Their after sale service is exceptional...best I have ever experienced from any consumer item! 
Selection comes down to the criteria you use. My choice in instruments is all about legibility. Large type on clean backgrounds. To that end I think the "stock" look seems to be the better choice.
Graet  product/company  regardless!

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Re: Dakota Digital Gauges
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018 - 11:52:35 am »
Well I have looked at both the offered versions and the custom set Crash520 did and will say that the custom set IMO looks far better and is just as legible. If I recall correctly, it wasn't a huge charge for the custom set and the expense was well worth it. If I hadn't already spent like $800 on Autometer gauges and then another $1000 on  Speedhut gauges I would absolutely would have ordered the DD set with the custom faces. If I ever did another E body, that would be the direction Id go.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)