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#1045714 - 11/24/16 10:18 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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#1045866 - 11/29/16 01:00 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Sweet cool

Part flattered if anyone gets my version but will try to soak it up having the only one like it for now lmao . Maybe Dakota Digital can give myself or anyone else like Scot who helped design them a credit for future purposes (yea right).


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1045868 - 11/29/16 01:42 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: MikesMontes]  
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Originally Posted By: MikesMontes
we have these custom ones in stock call to order


Can we buy just the new custom cluster separate?I have the vhx gauges already I bought from you a few years ago.


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#1052638 - 07/30/17 05:00 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Originally Posted by PB86SS/87LS
In the age of everything being instant and popularity of social media, hopefully a minute or two doesn't deter too many people. Other forums I'm on I post pics the same way dunno

Gauges look great, look like a white faced version of Scot's.

Is the TBSS your daily and if so how is it? Been contemplating one for awhile.



Sorry for the super late reply. Yes the TBSS was my daily. Was a great vehicle, and the supercharger made it that much more fun. I just sold it a couple months ago. After 7 years I was getting board with nothing else to really do to it ( mod wise). Now that my Monte is done with its LS3 swap it can be my fast car again. 2017 Sierra with the 6.2l is the Trailblazer replacment. Forgot how nice it is to own a new vehicle, but the TBSS will be missed.


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#1052744 - 08/04/17 03:02 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: SRTH8R]  
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Originally Posted by SRTH8R


Sorry for the super late reply. Yes the TBSS was my daily. Was a great vehicle, and the supercharger made it that much more fun. I just sold it a couple months ago. After 7 years I was getting board with nothing else to really do to it ( mod wise). Now that my Monte is done with its LS3 swap it can be my fast car again. 2017 Sierra with the 6.2l is the Trailblazer replacment. Forgot how nice it is to own a new vehicle, but the TBSS will be missed.


No problem, I'm starting to look more actively for one, hoping by early fall I have found the right one. Looking for one that's stock and unmolested but also aiming south to avoid 10 years of any rust/corrosion but still have AWD plus I only want a couple different colors, the less common ones of course (blue or maroon). As it would be my daily I wouldn't plan on doing much if anything, but that might be easier said than done.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1054053 - 10/25/17 04:18 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Well I (finally) got a wideband installed in my SS that I bought in winter, along with the add on module for the Dakota setup, now can read my A/F ratio in the VHX display:

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-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1054054 - 10/25/17 04:57 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Can I send you my SS and have you upgrade the dash haha. Looks great.


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#1054458 - 11/17/17 12:19 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Damn thise look nice.custom with some original looks.how much does that package run a guy.


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#1054464 - 11/17/17 02:06 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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It pains me to even type this, but it's about 1k for the custom version I believe. I ended up doing it all for a bit less than that, selling the previous unit at a small loss, a member here had a brand new wiring/sensor portion I purchased at a discounted amount and I ordered just the new display on it's own to pair with it.

Last edited by PB86SS/87LS; 11/17/17 02:08 PM.

-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
[Linked Image]
#1058286 - 07/18/18 09:05 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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coming in late , but as I near finishing this next swap faze I need to properly gauge mine. have been looking for a couple years and I like that stock look.


86 SS . Custom Paint. Built 6.0 with LS3 Top End .TSP Custom grind cam. FITECH ecu and harness.TKO 600 5 spd. Quick 9'' / 3.70 Gearing. ZQ8 Spindles. KORE3 12.8'' frt Brake Kit. UMI Rear Adjustable UCA. Rear LCA. UMI Front Chassis Bar. UMI rear shock tower brace. BMR Coil Springs. BMR Rear Sway Bar. N90 17'' Wheels . . SO FAR..............lol.
#1058289 - 07/18/18 03:32 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Originally Posted by PB86SS/87LS
Well I (finally) got a wideband installed in my SS that I bought in winter, along with the add on module for the Dakota setup, now can read my A/F ratio in the VHX display:

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I assume this requires another O2 sensor? Wonder if it can work off of the signals the LS2 ECM uses.

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#1058290 - 07/18/18 03:50 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Yep, there are a few brands but I went with Innovate Motorsports o2/wideband, partnered with the Dakota wideband module.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1058294 - 07/19/18 12:23 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Wait whut? I need this...


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#1058297 - 07/19/18 08:55 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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hmm, is this just for one bank ? could I tap into my wide bands to hook to the Dakota gauges? ( my FITECH displays AFR's on its display/programmer)


86 SS . Custom Paint. Built 6.0 with LS3 Top End .TSP Custom grind cam. FITECH ecu and harness.TKO 600 5 spd. Quick 9'' / 3.70 Gearing. ZQ8 Spindles. KORE3 12.8'' frt Brake Kit. UMI Rear Adjustable UCA. Rear LCA. UMI Front Chassis Bar. UMI rear shock tower brace. BMR Coil Springs. BMR Rear Sway Bar. N90 17'' Wheels . . SO FAR..............lol.
#1058298 - 07/19/18 11:59 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: SSLance]  
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Mine is for both banks, I’m running a catback system (with gutted cat) so it’s placed right in front of the cat where both sides meet.

I’d think any wideband or many can be used/tapped into for the signal but you’d need the add on module for it to communicate/show up on your Dakota display.

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Wait whut? I need this...


LOL, yes you do

Last edited by PB86SS/87LS; 07/19/18 11:59 AM.

-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1058312 - 07/20/18 09:22 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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Should we all be considering two AFR sensors, one for each side? I have true dual exhaust, no cats, and have just/finally pulled the trigger on replacing all my gauges (and dash) with Speedhut Revolutions including AFR with Bosch sensors. Should I get a second sensor for the second bank? Running conventional carburation with QuickFuel HR780-VS. Speedhut advised that its not needed, but????? Thanks in advance.

I really appreciated work by Paul and Scott onleading Dakota to develop the original designs... Hats off again for the effort!

Gordon

#1058314 - 07/21/18 11:17 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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AkronAero, if you watch a tuner / dyno operator they only stick a wideband in one of the pipes . I have tuned carb cars with just one and good success. now with my Fitech efi it helps to have 2 for the fuel algorithm , but it could have been done with 1. Now after researching, I am going with this set up. the price point is right up there with others ( autometer direct fit $$$$! , dixie restorations dash kit ", I like the look though," speed hut , shawdow box filled with gauges etc). Just have to contact Dakota to make sure of compatibility with my aftermarket efi ecm.

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86 SS . Custom Paint. Built 6.0 with LS3 Top End .TSP Custom grind cam. FITECH ecu and harness.TKO 600 5 spd. Quick 9'' / 3.70 Gearing. ZQ8 Spindles. KORE3 12.8'' frt Brake Kit. UMI Rear Adjustable UCA. Rear LCA. UMI Front Chassis Bar. UMI rear shock tower brace. BMR Coil Springs. BMR Rear Sway Bar. N90 17'' Wheels . . SO FAR..............lol.
#1058663 - 08/18/18 12:52 PM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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#1060124 - 12/02/18 01:06 AM Re: Dakota Digital VHX Gauges - Custom 86-88 Display [Re: PB86SS/87LS]  
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