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Dakota Digital Gauges Experience?

I'm looking into getting some Dakota Digital gauges for my '67 GTO and was wondering if anyone has had experience or maybe some pictures of how they look. I will still have the stock oak grain dash and I'm wondering how the different colors will look with them. Thanks!
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I do not, but don't throw out your old gauges. I have intentions of restoring a 67 Lemans that needs working gauges. Thanks, Matt

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Consider this: no racers use digital gauges. Digital gauges post numbers, which need to be read individually, each time you look at them. Analog gauges with needles merely need to be glanced at, not read. The driver knows instinctively where the needles should be if all is well. Analog gauges can be read in a fraction of a second, leaving much more time for eyes on the road. With a digital gauge, you have to read the darn thing to verify if the oil pressure is 70 psi vs 20 psi.....where analog, the needle will be in an entirely different place, low or high. See what I mean? Digital gauges are a gimmick, but not performance oriented, IMO.
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1964-67 Pontiac GTO, Lemans, Tempest VHX Instruments

They are not digitally read out except for the message center. They still have needles.
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Ah Ha...I see. I was thinking more 1980's type stuff. No issues with these being quickly read!!!
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Did you end up going with these gauges?

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I've been looking at those myself. They come in one piece (all the gauges) that supposedly fit right into the dash pod. Let us know how they work out.
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I went with the silver alloy that light up blue. We just finished sanding and are putting chrome on. As soon as we get then installed I will post some pics and let you know how I like them. I got the VHX gauges, LED talights, and wireless antenna all from Dakota. The stuff looks beautiful out of the box.
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I'm excited to see the pics, I'm debating between these and the auto meter muscle.

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I like those, very simple and clean, I went with the autometer phantom series I like the white face with orange needle and at night they are greenish,very easy to read
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