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Digital gauges?

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2000.malibu.ls
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Digital gauges?

Postby 2000.malibu.ls on Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:28 pm

The good: They are freakin awesome.

The bad: they are freakin expensive, and I already have all the gauges, except the speedometer but they dont match.

The question: Will they work? Will it be accurate? Are they worth it?

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The link: http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku
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Postby 83Cutlass2181 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:11 pm

they look pretty cool, and its different. the thing i would be worried about is are they specific for a g-body dash, if not what mounting modifications will you have to make? im sure they will work, just a matter of hooking them up right and mounting them right somehow. if thats all your looking for, the price isnt TOO bad. its is considerably less than an entire autometer set-up, but i personally like the autometer look better.
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Postby 2000.malibu.ls on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:40 pm

yeah, ive got mismatched sunpro guages, and i think it would be a cleaner look this way, i was already planning on making a custom gauge panel for the car, so... idk though, i just sold my atv, and this would be automatically half the profits... maybe i just get a sunpro speedometer?
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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby 383Camino on Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:12 pm

Go with the digital man!!

I have the Dakota Digital bolt-in kit in my '83 Malibu and I love it more than I ever would have guessed.

We (Dakota Digital) has a bolt-in kit for the Chevy G bodies with the six-round gauges (Monte style), and the '78-'87 Cutlass G body. They retail for $695 and require little to no modification to the dash. There are a few small things behind the cluster that need to be removed (plastic things) but they systems work with the stock housing/bezel.

You'll like them, I promise.
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1982 Malibu wagon - 406, TH400, 8.5" 10 bolt, 15x4/15x8 rallies, bench seat
1983 Malibu wagon - 307 with bolt ons, lock up 350, Billet Specialties 15x8 w/ 275s, rust, power rear wing windows - sold
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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby 383Camino on Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:16 pm

I forgot to mention, Nordskog went out of business in August, so good luck with any tech support there.

And yes, the gauges are super accutrate!

Chevy
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/ ... prd200.htm

Olds
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/ ... prd485.htm

Buick too!!
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/ ... prd497.htm
1984 El Camino - 383, 200-4R, 4.10s, lowered, custom wheels, full power
1982 Malibu wagon - 406, TH400, 8.5" 10 bolt, 15x4/15x8 rallies, bench seat
1983 Malibu wagon - 307 with bolt ons, lock up 350, Billet Specialties 15x8 w/ 275s, rust, power rear wing windows - sold
1985 Supreme - 3.8, auto, granny fresh, spindles and springs with big and little Olds wheels- sold

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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby 78mali350 on Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:44 pm

wow that digital kit is amazing, definately moving that up on my list of things to do, it looks great but yet still keeps all of the stock functionality. that is awesome!
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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby Bumpin1ohmSS on Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:34 pm

I went with the Dakota setup and love em. As mentioned I had to remove a couple of plastic parts from behind and the panel just dropped in. I was gonna go with the Autometer Nexus setup, but man are those pricey.... The Nor setup at Summit is sweet as well...Do it!

Here's what comes in the Dakota kit...

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Brain...

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Sensors...

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Had to trim here a little and remove all the bulbs from inside the cluster...

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Shaved these pieces off so the DD panel would lay flush

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LOL!

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I can get you a vid of the gauges in action. Do ii bruh. Either setup (Nor or Dakota) looks nice..


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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby 87LS/88SS on Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:05 pm

Bumpin1ohmSS wrote:LOL!

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I can get you a vid of the gauges in action. Do ii bruh. Either setup (Nor or Dakota) looks nice..
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digital gauges are nice, but there is something about watching the needle swinging around like the hands on a clock. That is just me though.
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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby Bumpin1ohmSS on Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:27 am

87LS/88SS wrote:digital gauges are nice, but there is something about watching the needle swinging around like the hands on a clock. That is just me though.


Thats what my girl said when she saw me snappin the pic. LOL! Yeah I love the needle swingin across also. Thats why I have a mix of old school and new. Gonna run the Autometer nexus line in my custom dash plaque, and I have some needle style gauges in my "bread box" panel.... Should compliment the Digital setut nicely...

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Re: Digital gauges?

Postby 383Camino on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:04 pm

Wow, nicely done!

Where'd you get that aluminum (?) bezel faceplate deal? I filled the turn signals on mine, still needs paint, but I'll put up some pics of it when its done.

And I love the install pics! If ya ever need anything, lemme know; ask for Greg in Sales and lemme know you're from the G Body forum.
1984 El Camino - 383, 200-4R, 4.10s, lowered, custom wheels, full power
1982 Malibu wagon - 406, TH400, 8.5" 10 bolt, 15x4/15x8 rallies, bench seat
1983 Malibu wagon - 307 with bolt ons, lock up 350, Billet Specialties 15x8 w/ 275s, rust, power rear wing windows - sold
1985 Supreme - 3.8, auto, granny fresh, spindles and springs with big and little Olds wheels- sold

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