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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 10:16 pm
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This is a must have lol

Dash Gauge Kit




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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 10:19 pm
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Here is one in a Ranger!




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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 10:33 pm
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That would be really sweet, but at $400, it is SO not in my future.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 10:51 pm
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would love to have in both of my trucks... but like michael said at the cost of $400 not in my future



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 12:56 am
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You would think after spending 400 on a dash kit he would have come up with a better solution for his prindle.

"Oh lets just chop a hole to the left and put it in"



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 01:06 am
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i would have just ditched the gear selector



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 01:52 am
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I don't particularly have a problem with the location, but his execution of the mod is really lacking. The digital part is great though!



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 07:04 am
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Agreed, it's all i could stare at, it must have to be the laziest dremmeling i've ever seen.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 01:04 pm
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You know, Intellitronix could easily come up with a digital readout for the PRND21 with a 6-position switch controlled by the OEM cable. Then it would ALL be digital!



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 01:52 pm
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They don't have one but Dakota Digital makes a couple. I don't like either one might have to search a little more. If none exist I'll send a request to Buggman labs.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 01:58 pm
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OK here is the Dakota Digital brand indicator:

Digital Gear Indicator

But you also need the encoder:

Encoder

About a $180 investment no wonder the poor guy took a dremel to his plastic LOL.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2018 04:18 am
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JAMMAN wrote:
This is a must have lol

Dash Gauge Kit




They look good but I already have the gauges, speed-o 4.5", two 2 5/8" gauges, oil and water temp, And four 2 1/16" gauges,  just need to make the mounting plate... then figure out the wiring !  
The Speed-O and the two 2 5/8" gauges will be in the Gauge Cluster, the other 2 1/16" gauges will be on the A pillar and if on the top of the dash.

Dream on... RIGHT !

Last edited on Thu Mar 1st, 2018 04:22 am by Scrambler82



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Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2018 06:02 am
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If the individual gauges & sending units (or whatever they'd need to get info from the vehicle) were available, it might not be too hard to create a custom dash for them.
Someone might even be smart enough (not me) to use some arduino type mini computer to feed the signal to some small digital displays.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2018 03:45 pm
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Just thinking out loud, but if you use sending units from engine to gauge then there isn't any problems..., just wiring.

BUT... if you want them to go through the computer... now that would be a PITA !

I've been told, do not know for sure, but the Dash doesn't give the computer any info that cant be eliminated. (any input here would be useful)!

These gauges were intended for a Jeep Dash Project that didn't happen, but I have started drawing up a Ranger dash with separate gauges, only time will tell what happens.



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Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 01:39 am
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This seemed to be the best place to put this, been chatting with sales and tech support on and off since the thread started... they have developed a PRNDL gauge and it debuted at CES this year, it is not available yet.

Shawn sent me a pic he had on his phone from the show:



Thia is a vid of the 2 gauges I just bought from them (for diagnostics)




I'm going to leave them in all winter and if they still work well come summer time I will call them a success and see if F-R can be a dealer for their products. Unless James beats me to it LOL.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 01:06 pm
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Why not just use an android tablet or Ipad as your new instrument cluster? Use your favorite app and make up your own digital dash

Need indicators for brake, battery, 4hi, 4low, OD off, and high beams at the least

I like the digital stuff, it just seems as soon as you install it these displays are going to be obsolete as you can do so much with digtal dashboard apps these days
I mean this stuff looks like a digital setup from a 1992 Camaro or something, it just seems dated with all the green numbers and no graphics

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 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 02:42 pm
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It's the shape. I have a few old samsung 10" tabs around and the app looks great on those, GPS speedo, reads bluetooth.. doesn't fit in stock location on a ranger too big. Smaller ones leave gaps left and right.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 7th, 2018 03:38 pm
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I understand that! The shape is odd, this is why I love my 88



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