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    Default LMR Digital Gauge Cluster

    This thing is pretty dang cool! I'm pretty disappointed at how expensive it is though, damn!

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    I guess it's made by Dakota Digital for them, which would probably explain why the regular Dakota Digital cluster is cheaper.
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    You didn't post a link or a price??

    FYI:
    https://lmr.com/item/LRS-7986MUSBW/d...-cluster-79-86

    $755

    Ouch!

    Pic for a 4-eye:
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    Link for the 87-93 instruments.

    https://lmr.com/products/fox-body-mu...duct-highlight

    Price is $899, so even more than the 4 eye.

    Honestly I wish the Dakota digital was a digital version replica of the OEM instruments for the 4 eye also. That would be cool!

    The price for either is not cheap, but if you price out swapping in Autometer or comparable individual gauges, you can easily hit the same price point. If that custom look is what you want that is the way to go, but you still don't get many of the features of the Dakota Digital setup. I may end up with a set in one of my Four Eyes at some point, although I am honestly considering installing their instrument cluster in my 86 Bronco to improve the setup and lighting in it. LED bulbs have helped immensely, but the tach can't seem to read accurately and the cable actuated gear position indicator is only right for a day or so and then needs to be readjusted. That's an extra $100 add on to the dash kit, but honestly it's a pet peeve of mine, so who knows that might be my Christmas gift to myself.
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    Sweet.

    I'm sure they're working on a 4-eye version. In the "review" video for this one they say Dakota made one custom for the Mercury Rising ASC/McLaren.
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    I have heard rumors of a 4 eyed version and even a 83-88 Tbird version at some point.?? Can’t remember now where I read or heard that. One can certainly dream though, right?? Lol

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    its nice but not crazy with the back lighting.... should have other colors
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    Yeah, I was a bit disappointed it wasn't backlit green, but I understand why they went with white. Our DDs' gauges all glow white, so probably trying to be like that.
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    I wish the Dakota Digital dash had a built in shift light. I know it will control one, but I don't see why a bright led bulb couldn't be added to the tach? I don't like gaudy tachs or external shift lights like I did 25 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkm View Post
    I wish the Dakota Digital dash had a built in shift light. I know it will control one, but I don't see why a bright led bulb couldn't be added to the tach? I don't like gaudy tachs or external shift lights like I did 25 years ago.
    I have mine hidden behind the dash vents. Maybe something you can go for. Sure is bright enough to catch your attention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I have mine hidden behind the dash vents. Maybe something you can go for. Sure is bright enough to catch your attention.

    Such a nice job you did
    Great work
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I have mine hidden behind the dash vents. Maybe something you can go for. Sure is bright enough to catch your attention.

    Beautiful job. I just might do that since my vents will be inoperable anyway.

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    Thanks guys.

    this is the company if interested:

    https://www.raptorperformance.com/co...s/shift-lights


    they seem to have a newer model available now with integrated rpm readout. I have the gen 1 single mode shift light.

    I also have a warning light from them hidden in the drivers side dash vent for my hurst line lock.

    To activate my line lock I hit the "tgate" switch underneath the "ant" switch. that triggers a relay that gives me a three minute window to hold down my factory cruise "off" switch on the steering wheel which then triggers the line lock solenoid and raptor warning light in the drivers side vent. I wanted all factory appearance..no extra switches to activate the line lock.
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    Your car is sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrEFI View Post
    Your car is sweet.
    Thanks. here is a demonstration of how line lock is set up in my car with the raptor warning indicator:


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    Speaking of great solutions for updating your late Fox style dash, check this out! A double DIN stereo bracket that relocates your HVAC controls!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPJ1YiaHPM

    I really wish this had been around when I was in the market for a new stereo in my Zeph. I would have DEFINITELY gone with it. Too late now, though, I've got gauges there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    I have mine hidden behind the dash vents. Maybe something you can go for. Sure is bright enough to catch your attention.

    That Vic is sick!!! My son just got a 87 CV.
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    Recognize the username now. Thanks. Many cool things can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Link for the 87-93 instruments.

    https://lmr.com/products/fox-body-mu...duct-highlight

    Price is $899, so even more than the 4 eye.

    Honestly I wish the Dakota digital was a digital version replica of the OEM instruments for the 4 eye also. That would be cool!
    Isn't that what this is? https://www.dakotadigital.com/index....rod/prd895.htm
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    That is a Dakota Digital cluster, yes, but it's not designed to look like the stock gauges like the one above is.
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    OH. Duh... lol. Guess I need to pay more attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkm View Post
    I wish the Dakota Digital dash had a built in shift light. I know it will control one, but I don't see why a bright led bulb couldn't be added to the tach? I don't like gaudy tachs or external shift lights like I did 25 years ago.
    hp

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