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Old 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #15
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Loudest horn ever

My apprentice installed a "Hornblaster" air horn on his little Toyota pick-up. This has got to be the loudest horn ever. Living in Sacramento, we have what has got to be the worst and rudest drivers of anywhere. He said the little beep beep horn he had wasn't cutting it so he found this horn. I like to give him a hard time for spending so much money on a horn ( around $300) ,but I have to admit "IT'S REALLY COOL". There are you tube videos showing what this horn can do just Google Hornblaster to see.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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FYI: Motorcycle Web sites indicate that the Wolo Bad Boy and Stebel horns are identical. One person said that they removed the Wolo label and Stebel logo was underneath.

We left the old horn in place and wired the Wolo Bad Boy in parallel. If you just tap the horn, all you hear is the original one (Wolo air compressor doesn't build up enough pressure to blow the air horn). If you lay on the horn, both come on.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #17
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I hooks directly up to existing 12v source with no modifications.

So the current for both horns is running thru the horn switch or did you use the relay?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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The air horn air compressor draws enough current (in the Stebel case it is 14 amps) to fry the regular switch. So the horn switch would energize the air horn relay as well as the original horn, if still installed.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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That's what I thought which is why I asked.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #20
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So the current for both horns is running thru the horn switch or did you use the relay?
All I did was cut the wires from the factory horn and connect them to new horn. Also I'm not running both horns at the same time.

I'm not an electrical engineer by any means so I'm not sure what other methods of connections there's are, i.e. relays?

The bad boy horn I hooked up uses the same 12v connections.

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #21
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I don't know if the factory horn uses a relay but if it doesn't and the new horn draws appreciably more current, then there's risk of burning up the horn switch. A relay is essentially a remotely controlled switch and is used primarily when you want to either avoid switching hi current thru a switch or want to minimize the voltage drop by placing the source closer to the device.

Back in the day, most horns were on a relay but I don't know if today's horns draw lots of current or not.
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Russ240. Tell me about the installment of the Cadillac horn. I just bought the same horn off eBay. Did you require any other components or converters? Thx


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I bought a set of the old school 4-tone cadillac horns. ACD and F notes IIRC. Sounds like a chord from a pipe organ when you sound them. Pretty loud, I've heard louder but these get the job done and I love to hear them! I see the seller I got them from on Ebay a couple of years ago is still selling them. Cadillac DeVille Buick 4 Note Horn Set A C D F 120 DB Loud Impressive | eBay
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I used the quartet of Cad horns on another vehicle. Wired them with relay. OEM wire triggered relay.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:23 AM   #24
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Russ240. Tell me about the installment of the Cadillac horn.
Unfortunately I can't provide details because my mechanic did the install and while he may have told me at the time, I've slept since then so I don't recall. However, slowmover's use if a relay is a good idea. I'm pretty sure mine are just running off the stock wiring but that's not the best way to do it.
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We replaced our Interstate horn two months ago. This post contains step by step pics for an older T1N:

THE INTERSTATE BLOG: REPLACING THE HORN ON AN AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE
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We replaced our Interstate horn two months ago. This post contains step by step pics for an older T1N:

THE INTERSTATE BLOG: REPLACING THE HORN ON AN AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE
Fantastic write up!!! So well explained that I may try to do this myself. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:00 PM   #27
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I replaced my horn with the HELLA TWINS some time ago and now get some attention from the BIG BOYS. Well worth the time and small investment, and no it does not scare the c--p out of any 2 or 4 legged animals.
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