Dakota Digital 1955 - 1986 Jeep CJ VHX Instruments - VHX-55J
The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock dash of a 1955- 86 Jeep without modification.
The most modified vehicle in the world can also enjoy the perks of a direct-fit instrument system that boasts a classic look and modern technology. Taking the place of the original three gauges with machined aluminum and powder coated bezels, the electronics are water resistant for topless trail rides.
Dash panel is not included, fits into stock dash. Panel shown in any pics is for illustrative purposes only.
Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and 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. Completely engineered and manufactured at their facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!
Please scroll through the listing for more information and pictures of this system.
MHX-55J Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option for no additional cost, but may take approximately 8-16 weeks to build. Some systems may take a little longer due to COVID-19 and high demand affecting production.
VHX System Includes:
Speedometer - 0-120 MPH (optional metric version 0-195 kmh)
Tachometer - 0-8000 RPM
Oil Pressure - 0-80 psi
Water Temperature - 100-260ºF (optional metric version 40-120ºC)
Fuel Level - E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Voltmeter - 9-17 VDC
Lighting - 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 Center
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 / KM/H)
Tachometer (0-9,990 RPM)
Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
Water Temperature (100-300ºF / 40-150ºC displayed in 1ºF/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-3000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
Water Temperature - 1/8" NPT, ground isolated sensor with a 10 ft harness.
Oil Pressure - 1/8" NPT solid state sensor with a 10 ft harness.
Cable Drive Speed Sensor/Generator - Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness (Tremec and Ford style adapters available upon request).
Bushings - Each kit comes with 1/8" to 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" NPT bushings along with bushings for 12mm and 16mm x 1.5 threads.
Pushbutton - Dakota Digital instruments are programmed and operated by the push of a button. Simply mount the included pushbuttons supplied with your gauges in a convenient and easily accessible location. These buttons are used to calibrate your speedometer, set the cylinder count and the fuel level gauge. Once properly configured these same buttons are used to access the wealth of information located in the Digital Message Centers.
More info about this system and pics are available below. This listing is for ONE VHX gauge system with your choice of style and backlighting color. Please let us know your options when you make your purchase.
VHX-55J with SILVER ALLOY style and display OFF:
VHX-55J with SILVER ALLOY style and BLUE display (dash panel shown in pic below is not included):
BLUE display at night:
VHX-55J with SILVER ALLOY style and RED display, At Night:
VHX-55J with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE display:
VHX-55J with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE display, At Night:
VHX-55J with CARBON FIBER style and RED display (dash panel shown in pic below is not included):
VHX-55J with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE display (dash panel shown in pic below is not included):
With Indicators On (dash panel shown in pic below is not included):
VHX-55J with BLACK ALLOY style and RED display (dash panel shown in pic below is not included):
VHX-55J with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE display:
VHX-55J with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE display, At Night:
Back of Kit: