I was thinking of getting a digital dash for my gen2 because Im getting tired of converting KMH to mph when I look at it because the mph is realy realy small. So I want to get a digital dash from a sable or something. How hard are they to install and will the tack work? And also does the speedo just keep going when you keep getting more speed? Will it display 130 if I was doing 130 or does it stop at 120?
Later Gen 2 models could read upto 199, but I don't think it will since you won't go that high. Earlier Gen 2 digiclusters quit at 99 I think. It is possible to convert the clusters, but you'll need a different VSS and more wiring and the cluster. There's an article on the archives where someone converted their Gen 1 SHO cluster to a Gen 2 Sable cluster.
I have a digital dash in my gen 1 and it stops at 85.
I can always switch over to km/h and convert if I really want to but that's just a PITA. I doubt you'll find a digital dash that's real cheap though. I wish I could get an analog cluster in my car b/c I don't really like the digital dash - I'm afraid of it breaking and being crazy expensive to fix.
If you want a tach, why don't you just get an analog Sable or SHO cluster? Also, some higher-end Taurus (SE/LX) might have the Sable's cluster. They've got a tach and the SHO's speedo goes upto 140 MPH.
I have also put a digital dash in my Gen II SHO. The conversion is not that hard. Everything works correctly: tach, speedo, trip computer, fuel economy, etc. You don't need a new VSS. Straight from the Ford Service manual: The digital speedometer will read to 120mph (193k/ph). See the above link for more info about the conversion. Since he did his in a Gen I and I did a Gen II swap, the info is basically the same. I'm still looking for a Taurus dash bezel though from a digital dash car, because right now I have no where to mount the four-button controller for the dash.