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post #1 of 110 Old 10-04-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Modern Jeep CJ Gauges with Vintage Look - Voice your Opinion

Hey Jeepers!

We want to get your opinion and input on a new gauge line that we are developing and hope to have out in November. It is a direct OEM replacement for the CJ-7 & CJ-8 gauges. Here are the specs:

• 5 ˝” GPS Speedometer – Reads accurately regardless of tire size with NO CALIBRATION!!!
• Made from Billet Aluminum
• Optional Tachometer (Programmable and works with all ignition systems!)
• Optional Programmable Inclinometer with audible warning – tells you if you’re about to tip front to rear as well as side to side!
• Heading, Longitude & Latitude, Elevation, Odometer, and Trip Odometer via LCD
• Water Temperature Gauge
• Fuel Level Gauge (User Programmable for use with various senders)
• Turn Signals & High Beam Indicator
• Warning lights – Check Engine, Brake, and 4X4
• Back lit dial and pointers
• Customizable Pointers, Graphics, Colors, and Artwork
• Add a personalized logo or graphic to the dial face
• Water resistant
Matching auxiliary gauges

Let us know what you think! You can also check out our gauge customizer to get a feel for what kind of options you can make to this gauge (you will need to select a set of gauges or an individual gauge in order to access the customizer).





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post #2 of 110 Old 10-04-2013, 11:18 AM
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There was a thread on this forum a few months ago while you were in early development on these...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sp...-them-1506744/
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pretty cool looking, what kind of coin we talking about?
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Pricing??
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That is sweet! Reminds me of a Mini Cooper cluster.

I bet some serious coin though.

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Will we have the option of eliminating some of the features? My '72 does not indicate that it is in 4x4, have a brake light or check engine light. I assume we can take off the "unleaded fuel only" print. I like the premise, updated but still very CJ like. I would do it if the price was right.

I clicked the link to the "gauge customizer" and was blank. lots of options but no gauge.

Seems the big concern will be price.
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That's pretty cool looking. It would probably fool a lot of non-CJ folks into thinking it was the original unit. It looks to have a good blend of old and new. I would want to know all of the details about how it's installed and made to work. What kind of electrical connections are needed? Is there an antenna for the GPS? Is the illumination tied to the factory illumination circuit? What kind of lamps provide the internal illumination (LED or incandescent)? What mechanism is used to program the tach and other things?

If this is a $500 gauge then it's not going to find a lot of takers. If it's $200, then maybe we can talk.

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Price? I'm guessing between $500-$700. Competes with Dakota Digital http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd836.htm

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Price? I'm guessing between $500-$700. Competes with Dakota Digital http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd836.htm
That thing is Gawd-Awful Ugly...
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Will we have the option of eliminating some of the features? My '72 does not indicate that it is in 4x4, have a brake light or check engine light. I assume we can take off the "unleaded fuel only" print. I like the premise, updated but still very CJ like. I would do it if the price was right.

I clicked the link to the "gauge customizer" and was blank. lots of options but no gauge.

Seems the big concern will be price.
The indicators will be included, if you don't need them and don't hook them up, then they will simply remain grayed out.

As for the gauge customizer, you will need to go to the site and select a set of gauges or a gauge first and that will bring up the customizer.
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Pricing??
Pricing between $500 - $750 depending on options and if purchased as a set. Base unit will be GPS Speedo with fuel level and temp, GPS antenna will be included (no tach or inclinometer), still no calibration needed when changing tire sizes.
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That's pretty cool looking. It would probably fool a lot of non-CJ folks into thinking it was the original unit. It looks to have a good blend of old and new. I would want to know all of the details about how it's installed and made to work. What kind of electrical connections are needed? Is there an antenna for the GPS? Is the illumination tied to the factory illumination circuit? What kind of lamps provide the internal illumination (LED or incandescent)? What mechanism is used to program the tach and other things?

If this is a $500 gauge then it's not going to find a lot of takers. If it's $200, then maybe we can talk.
Fits directly into existing hole/mounts. The lighting is EL back lit and the indicators are LED so there is no need to change any bulbs. Antenna is provided for GPS. Illumination ties directly into factory wiring and dimmer. Programming is performed through the LCD/trip reset button in a start-up programming mode (various options from 1/2 to 6 pulses per rev and even Hertz for diesels).

Oh, and did I mention, Speedhut is the only gauge manufacturer with a LIFETIME warranty on all our gauges!!! Products are proudly made in the good ole U.S.A.
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like it. looks good. Water proof would be better though.. things tend to get wet
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Love the concept. I personally have no need for an inclinometer and would prefer to have the tach separate. Maybe a speed sensor option instead of GPS, just a thought. As stated above, if you can get the price down to 200-250 range you will have a lot of buyers including me, above that your buyer ratio will drop off exponentially.

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I admire your efforts. But I'd rather be honest before your investment than after a big commitment on your part.

Not for that kind of money. I'm not saying it isn't worth it, but I'd rather not spend that kind of money on a gauge. ESPECIALLY one that has all kinds of indicators I don't have a need for.

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