Syndicate Series by Dakota Digital 1973-87 VHX instrument clusters
Squarebody Syndicate and Dakota Digital teamed up to create a custom gauge cluster to look like the factory one with all the new technologies such as fully lit needles, backlit faces, and two highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. A few of the features which you don’t normally see are the micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital instrumentation systems, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!
*The VHX-73C-PU fits into a stock dash bezel, not included.
·0 -160 MPH (optional metric version upon request 0- 255 kmh)
·0- 8,000 RPM
·0- 80 psi
·100- 260ºF (optional metric version 40- 120ºC)
·E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
·9- 17 VDC
·Back lit technology is popular with performance instrumentation due to precise lighting allowing you see what is truly important when you really need it at a quick glance. Each number, tick mark, annunciator, needle, indicator and digital message center is lit by a series of LEDs behind the gauge face.
Digital Message Centers
·Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
·Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0- 9,999.9)
·Clock (12 hour)
·0- 60 MPH Timer (0- 100 kmh)
·1/4 mile time
·1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
·High speed recall
·High RPM recall
·Speedometer (0- 255 MPH/kmh)
·Tachometer (0- 9,900 RPM)
·Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
·Water Temperature (100- 300ºF/ 40- 150ºC displayed in 1 ºF/ºC increments)
·Voltmeter (9- 17 VDC)
·Fuel Level (0-99% full)
·Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
·LED backlit at night to match/ complete the look at night.
·Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
·Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
·Gear Position (Optional GSS-2000 sensor required)
The Syndicate Series VHX direct-fit package is the perfect finishing touch for any Squarebody truck. These kits are a snap to install with your original or reproduction dash bezel (not included) and provide up-to-date information with world-class technology. The systems retain OEM touches such as stock-location turn signals, white lighting with orange period-correct point caps, with provisions to retain the stock gear position indicator.
Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and two highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you’ll find which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. Within, you’ll find micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital-built instrumentation systems.
Connections: The Syndicate Series VHX system is fully compatible with any combination of powerplant that you can dream up. The supplied sending units will allow for simple adaptation, while the fuel level input is compatible with any type of existing sensor, keeping the installation as straightforward as possible. Perfect for diesel applications, the tachometer range has been reduced to 0-4,000 RPM, along with the appropriate “Diesel Fuel Only” lettering.
For a newer drivetrain, consider the use of a BIM-01-2, plugging directly into the OBD-II diagnostic port and eliminating the need for external sensors! Or, if you’re keeping it all mechanical and need to locate a tachometer source, the DSL-1E can be added to connect to an alternator W terminal. Alternatively, add the 620008 pickup sensor to utilize the flywheel teeth for a tachometer signal, along with the DSL-1E.
Would you like to accessorize this system to give you more? No problem, the VHX Series is ready for it! If you’d like to display the gear shift position within the handy LCD Message Center, add the GSS-2000. Or, to integrate the popular Compass heading with Outside Air Temp, the BIM-17-2 is a quick and affordable upgrade. Boost pressure, Exhaust Gas Temp and many others are available too, just discuss the BIM Expansion Series with your sales representative.