1955 - 1959 Chevy Truck RTX Gauge System

Dakota Digital
RTX-55C-PU-X
    Delivery time:5-7 Days
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Make ‘em do a double take! What looks like a stock take-out gauge cluster from a 1955-59 Chevy pickup is actually an all-new, fully electronic technological wonder! We snuck in a tachometer to match the small gauges up top and bumped the speedo to 120mph and finished it off with a single TFT message center surrounded by a mesh pattern behind the speedometer needle. Fits stock or reproduction chrome bezel, available separately. Sorry, not for GMC.

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 raises the bar for aftermarket instrumentation. The high-definition TFT message centers can be fully configured to display just about any piece of information needed, or just leave the vintage-looking tumbler odometer on the screen for a totally stock appearance. 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. Click the tabs below for a more in-depth look at the RTX series!

*Bezel not included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.
System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.

Wiring and Setup Manual

Quick Start Manual

Mounting Manual

Analog Gauges

Speedometer
 ·0 -120 MPH (optional metric version 0- 200 kmh)

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

Digital Bar Graph Gauges

Tachometer
 ·0- 8,000 RPM

Digital Message Centers

Standard Displays
 ·Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
 ·Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0- 9,999.9)
 ·Clock (12 hour)
 ·Estimated Range/ Miles to Empty

Performance Meters
 ·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

Built-in Indicators

Indicators
 ·Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
 ·High Beam
 ·Check Engine
 ·Parking Brake
 ·Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
 ·Gear Position (Optional GSS-2000 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.
  • If additional indicators are desired within the new instrument system, consider repurposing any unused indicators to suit your application.

Lighting Technology


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 HDX 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 HDX Series lets you make that choice.

Included Sensors


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 Driven Speed Sensor/ Generator
 ·Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness. Sensor requires approximately 5" clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction. Part # 130011 (sold separately) allows for relocation of the pulse generator when additional clearance is required. (Tremec and Ford style adaptors available on 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.

Calibration and Use


Pushbutton 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.

Mobile App
 ·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.

Calibration
 ·All calibration settings are handled through the included pushbutton switch 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.

Dakota Digital Direct-Fit instrument systems are fully engineered to fit the stock dash opening of the vehicle they were designed for. 

If you are interested in using this instrument system in a vehicle in which it was not intended to fit, you may experience installation challenges as it relates to mounting and proper viewing angle. 
Additionally, any modifications should be done to the vehicle’s dash or surrounding housings, rather than the RTX System, as to prevent damage and retain warranty coverage.

Approximate dimensions are as follows:
                Required opening:                   5.2”
                Overall Dimensions:                5.95”

Depth will generally mimic the stock gauge cluster, this often falls in the 1.5”-2.5” range.

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