The king of the muscle cars offers six round gauge openings, and this instrument system will keep the purists happy as well as the pro-touring set! Two TFT displays are hiding in plain sight, displaying the essentials with the ability to add more readings for the serious driver. Green, blue and red LEDs are positioned to illuminate the stock turn signals, high beam and brake indicators. The RTX-70C-CVL was designed as a bolt-in upgrade to a stock or reproduction gauge carrier (available separately) and bezel.
The RTX series is the latest from Dakota Digital, focused on retaining that stock look without sacrificing the late-model features you love. Every effort has been put forth to incorporate OEM design elements regarding the layout, face styling and indicators. A casual glance may dismiss these as original equipment, but once you hit the switch and the LED backlighting comes on in your favorite color scheme, all doubts will be removed.
Starting from scratch, CNC machined housings are filled with electronics designed and built in-house, helping Dakota Digital once again raise the bar for aftermarket instrumentation. The high-definition TFT message centers can be fully configured to display just about any piece of information needed. As you've come to expect from Dakota Digital, the RTX series utilizes a central control box to make installation and setup as easy as possible.
Note: Bezel not included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.
Speedometer: 0 -120 MPH (optional metric version 0- 200 kmh)
Tachometer: 0- 8,000 RPM
Oil Pressure: 0- 80 psi
Water Temperature: 100- 260°F (optional metric version 40- 120°C)
Fuel Level: E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Volmeter: 9- 17 VDC
Digital Message Center
Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0- 9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)
Estimated Range/ Miles to Empty
0- 60 MPH Timer (0- 100 kmh)
1/4 and 1/8 mile time
1/4 and 1/8 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall
Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-3000 sensor required)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
Two Auxiliary input indicators with user-programmable labels
Each analog gauge sweep contains a red LED indicator for quick notice of a warning condition (except speedometer)
Not all OEM indicator lamp functions will be replaced.
Colors: Over 30 user-selectable color options allow you to independently change the needle color, sweep color and digital TFT display color.
Brightness: Both daytime and nighttime brightness can be easily controlled through the RTX setup menu, allowing you to choose your preferred lighting intensity level, toggled by the activation of the headlight switch. If on-the-fly rotary type control is desired, the DIM-1 is a common accessory to add this functionality.
Themes: With 12 factory preset color themes, you can quickly create a beautiful looking system. Or, for the ultimate in customization, choose all of the color zones yourself.
Technology: Full LED backlighting provides a strikingly visual gauge package, with sharp contrast for ease of viewing both night and day. Full RBG backlighting allows you to create the specific color you want, with a unique daytime and nighttime theme if desired. Whether your goal is an OE look or something truly bold, the RTX Series lets you make that choice.
Water Temperature Sensor : 1/8’’ NPT, ground isolated sensor with a 10 ft harness.
Oil Pressure Sensor : 1/8’’ NPT solid state sensor with a 10 ft harness.
Speedometer Sensor: Replaces OEM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness. Sensor requires approximately 5’’ clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction.
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.
Control Box Dimensions: 5.5’’ x 3.5’’x 1’’
Calibration and Use:
Push Button Control
Dakota Digital instrument systems are programmed and operated by the push of a button. A two-sided rocker switch is included with each package; mount this switch in an easily accessible location when in the driving position. The rocker switch provide quick and consistent access to all functions, either in driving mode or while in the setup menu. Button-press feedback is available through the TFT Message Center, or through the included buzzer. Once configured, this same switch is used to access the wealth of information located in the digital message centers.
RTX instrument systems can also be completely configured through the available mobile app, suitable to Android and Apple devices. Using your existing tablet or smart phone, download the free app, sync your device to the RTX system, and enjoy quick and convenient menu navigation and real time gauge readouts for diagnostic use or a secondary display.
All calibration settings are handled through onboard capacitive touch switches or the remote Bluetooth app. While many calibration settings exist, the speedometer and Fuel level are completed in most cases (unless GPS-50-2 is used, negating the need to calibrate the speedometer) through a few taps of the pushbuttons and a short test drive of the vehicle.’
DIM-1 - Light Dimming Knob: Although Dakota Digital instrument systems are programmable for both day and night intensity levels, the DIM-1 will allow rotary, or on-the-fly brightness adjustment added convenience.
STA-1000 - OBD II Speedometer/ Tachometer Interface: The STA-1000 plugs directly into the OBDII diagnostic connector, providing a user-adjustable traditional Speedometer, Tachometer and Check-Engine output for your choice of aftermarket instruments.
SGI-100BT - Universal Speedometer and Tachometer Interface:The functionality of three devices in one 4’’ x 2’’ x 1’’ case! The SGI-100BT can adjust/split/recalibrate an electronic speed signal, calibrate a tach signal, and aid in the creation and adjustment of a gas tach signal for diesel swap applications!
BIM-01-2 - ODB II/ Can Interface Module: The BIM-01-2 OBD-II (J1850/CAN) Interface connects directly to the ECM diagnostic port to extract engine and transmission data and supply it to the VFD/ VHX/ HDX/ RTX instrument, making installation a breeze.
BIM-01-2-HLLY - Holley EFI Interface Module: The BIM-01-2-HLLY is designed to read the engine information from the Holley Terminator (including X and X Max), HP, Sniper (except Sniper 2), or Dominator EFI kits. The BIM-01-2-HLLY module is a direct plug in using the supplied 2 or 4 pin harness for simple connection to the Holley EFI system.
PAC-2800BT- Electronic Fan Controller 70 Amp with Bluetooth Control: The PAC-2800BT was designed for the ultimate in flexibility and to be a simple add-on in any application using an electric fan. Included is a 70amp relay, enough for even the most power hungry of cooling fans. Fully programmable, the PAC-2800BT will work with your existing water temp gauge, operating from the temperature sending unit already installed. A dedicated sending unit can be installed for applications without a water temp gauge.
GSS-3000 - Universal Gear Position Sensor: All Instrument packages contain a gear shift indicator display allowing the transmission gear position (Park, Reverse, etc.) to be shown within the message center. The GSS-3000 accommodates automatic transmissions with 2- 4 forward gears and enjoys a simple and straightforward installation.
GPS-50-2 - GPS Speed/ Compass Sender/ BIM: Highly advanced electronic and software design allow the GPS-50-2 to work unlike anything else, with accelerometers and predictive software to compensate for times when GPS inherently struggles: overpasses, mountains, tunnels, heavy tree cover, large buildings, passing large vehicles, etc. Unique electronic architecture provides for negligible current usage when off, yet lightning fast start-up and signal acquisition. Updating the speed information 10 times per second provides tremendous accuracy, while the integrated omni-directional antenna provides for a wide range of installation flexibility.
Many more options available. Contact us for more details!
Brand: Dakota Digital Part Number: RTX-70C-CVL-X
1970-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
1970-1972 Chevrolet El Camino
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