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Old 09-28-2019, 02:27 AM
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Digital dashboard for jk !!!

Hello to all.

I have searched but did not find any thread regarding this item. If someone has spoken about it before please forgive me.


You can replace your actual speedometer dashboard by a full digital (screen) one, looking a little like the JL one. The company is named CAROBOTOR. http://www.carobotor.ca (on maintenance until September 28...)


It is programmable in miles/hour or kilometers/hour, and tires in bar or psi.

This installation seems to be plug&play.


Finally, the cost is around $1200, which is a little expensive, but this product seems rather unique... for the moment. I think it gives a much modern look to the original JK dashboard.





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Old 09-28-2019, 02:38 AM
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Wow that would make me car sick with that funky steering wheel and all. Too much going on for me personally but every one has different tastes I’m sure some will love it.
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Wow, those are REALLY nice looking. Really like it!


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I'd be happy if I could just turn on my instrument back lighting separately from the headlights. They sit in that shaded tunnel and in certain lighting conditions, at certain times of the day, and with my sunglasses on...I can't see the gauges at all. I'm forced to turn on my headlights just to see my instruments.

It's not a big thing. I just turn on the headlights. ... but on most cars I've had, the instrument cluster lights were controlled separately.

What you posted looks nice, but with the imminent purchase of tires and wheels looming, the cost of entry for that instrument upgrade is a "no go".
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I few months ago I spent a long time pondering that gauge cluster, but I couldn't find anybody who has one to ask what they thought long-term. And sending $1200 to some Chinese company working out of Canada didn't give me a warm-fuzzy either.

There's a good install video out there on YT by an Australian guy, looks super easy.
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I think that is cool af
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Just checked it out. All the product descriptions are in Chinese. All reviews are in poor English and use stock photos. The website isn't even secure.

I'll believe this is real when a local Jeep shop actually has them in stock. Everything screams scam. Or at the very least a very cheap product I wouldn't trust in my Jeep.
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Now shows out of stock for both J and Y models.

Anyhow it is interesting that it seems to be offered for Wrangler only.

Apparently it is assumed that Wrangler owners are mostly loaded and are more willing to spend on accessories and toys than anyone else.
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I've had mixed success with Chinese electronics in the occasionally insanely cold weather up here in northern Ontario. I'd want to see reviews from northerners and a price drop before I'd consider this.
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I've had mixed success with Chinese electronics in the occasionally insanely cold weather up here in northern Ontario. I'd want to see reviews from northerners and a price drop before I'd consider this.

I have a Dasaita (Chinese) head unit and I'm in Manitoba. We get A LOT colder than you. Works fine.


Agree though.... price is high.
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I like the concept. I don't like the background pic. I don't like the price. Lower the price and make it look like a classic gauges - Oh wait the JK already has gauges. I miss oil pressure and amps. though.
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This guys is selling the exact same thing.

https://www.ultravantage.com/


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Yes absolutely true Rubecon, but it is written in "DESCRIPTION" that it is made by... Carobotor. And the price is similar.

I am not a big fan of those steering wheels with leds, in a Jeep. Seem to be more appropriate in a race or sport car I believe.
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like the idea, but background pic's look dumber than schit
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I have a Dasaita (Chinese) head unit and I'm In Manitoba. We get A LOT colder than you. Works fine.
And I had a Chinese head unit that died the first time it hit -37C (-35F for you 'Muricans) -- I guess that's considered warm in Winnipeg.

Single data points are single data points.
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And I had a Chinese head unit that died the first time it hit -37C (-35F for you 'Muricans) -- I guess that's considered warm in Winnipeg.

Single data points are single data points.

No problems at all at -37. Heck.... we hit -54 for a few days there. The lcd screen was pretty slow but that was the worst of it. You must have had a lemon.
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Theres a guy on facebook named Matt that sells the carbon fiber steering wheels and digital dash clusters. Hes had the dash cluster it seems like few months now and hasnt mentioned any problems. I like the carbon fiber steering wheels but dont have one yet, tge dash clusters seem nice but I dont like how the companys name flashes across screen at startup


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Now shows out of stock for both J and Y models.

Anyhow it is interesting that it seems to be offered for Wrangler only.

Apparently it is assumed that Wrangler owners are mostly loaded and are more willing to spend on accessories and toys than anyone else.
They make the same thing for several other trucks, I ran across the others when I was searching for the manufacturer. It looked like all the others were only sold in SE Asia.
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I kinda like it. Hopefully we will see more of this now that the JK is out of production.
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$1200... yeah, will it fold my laundry too?
Nice, maybe a bit too nice...
You'd think at that price they'd hire a better interpreter for their website
Its all about the little details people
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or get a cheap asus/acer 8inch tablet with blue tooth then get torque pro with OBD2 adapter for 300$
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You must have had a lemon.
Could be. The other Chinese HU I bought right after that one died lasted until I sold that vehicle.
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$1200... yeah, will it fold my laundry too?
Nice, maybe a bit too nice...
You'd think at that price they'd hire a better interpreter for their website
Its all about the little details people

I'd probably consider it seriously at $600 but at $1200 it's over the top.
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I like it the way it is, it reminds me my old E30 instrument cluster.
LSD screens are somehow flat by my taste. Wouldn't pay$ $1200 either.
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or get a cheap asus/acer 8inch tablet with blue tooth then get torque pro with OBD2 adapter for 300$
Mehh.....


For a few bucks more you can get an entire android head unit (10 inch screen) and run torque.



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...which looks like you just screwed a tablet to your dash (because, of course, you did).
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Like @Lemotan , I too rather prefer a traditional analog gauge configuration. So I think I rather continue to enjoy the orignal cluster, while not spending $1200.


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