Earlier I featured the AE86 GT-Apex Digi Dash and obviously it raises many AE86 enthusiasts hearts. This time I’d like to feature the normal AE86 cluster versus the AE85 cluster.
In case you feel you have a deja-vu by now: you are completely right about that! I did post the AE86 gauge clusters earlier, but repost it once again with additional information.
If you ever owned an AE86 (or watched too much Initial D) these clusters should be quite familar:
The top one is the standard JDM zenki AE86 cluster (83010-1A730) and the lower one is the kouki cluster (83010-1A731), both for RHD cars. Difference between the kouki and zenki cluster are the the white vertical lines, white needles that replaced the old orange needles and the orange indication you are driving over 100km/h.
In general these two clusters were always present in the GT and GT-V editions, while the GT-APEX editions did feature quite frequently the popular digidash option.
Another variant is this Black Limited gauge cluster:
It is the orange version of the zenki gauge cluster. Remember that the Black Limited actually is a kouki Sprinter Trueno with black/orange elements, so it is a bit surprising to see its gauge cluster being a zenki item. On the other hand I would not be charmed of a cluster with vertical orange stripes…
Almost similar to the zenki JDM dash is the Australian dash:
They only sold the Sprinters (as they were called) till 1985, so they only received the zenki dash. The tacho’s redline is at 6K as these Sprinters received the 4A-C engine and not the 4A-GE. They were still featuring the AE86 chassis code, just like their USDM counterparts.
Big thanks to Fez for contributing this picture!
Difference between JDM, AUDM and UKDM gauge cluster is the speedo that reaches 150mph (240km/h). Unfortunately I haven’t found a picture of that cluster (yet)…
Difference between JDM and continental EUDM gauge cluster is the mirrored layout and speedo that reaches 240 km/h. Read the rest of this entry →