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Old 03-17-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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LOUD horns

I’m very judicial with my horn use… and at the same time drive very defensively...
That is, I use my horn very little
But when I use it, I want to be HEARD

Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket horns… like the ‘bad boy’ horn.. they advertise 118db… (depending on distance from horn, I’m not sure that’s all that loud…)
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hi- for the last 30 years or so, I have dissconnected the horn that came with my vehicle and installed my "OOOGA" horn. It was the sound of the horns on old Model 'A's and Model 'T's from the 1930's. It's quite loud and really gets thier attention. Once the people figure out where the sound is coming from I usually get a gesture from them and they move. I don't remember where I got it, I think it was on some vehicle I bought. I beleive you can still buy them at some automotive stores. Try one, it's a lot of fun.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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For the longest time I have wanted to install a real truckers Air-Horn under the hood of out TV but alas, Sandi has given it the veto many, many times. These guys have all the part and kits you need to scare the c*** out of those annoying bad drivers: Truck Air Horns
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I know some people that are useing Train Horns with on board aircompressers automobile type the said they are not legal but can be bought aftermarket??
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:03 PM   #5
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Driving in Atlanta traffic every day there are times I'd like to have one of those truck air horns on my F-250 super duty, but I'm not sure that I want to spend $300-$400 for something that will, at the most, get me the finger or, at the least, be ignored by the idiot on their cell phone that swerves into my lane and cuts me off.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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I've got an air horn on my tow vehicle (installed by the original owner). It's mounted on the roof right in front of the luggage rack. Sounds like a tug boat when engaged. You can definitely hear it.

Consider visiting a salvage yard for medium-duty vehicles (dump trucks and the like). You should be able to pick up an entire unit fairly cheap.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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caddy horn

My 94 deville has a great horn--I want to go to a junk yard and get another for the suburban!
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
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I know some people that are useing Train Horns with on board aircompressers automobile type the said they are not legal but can be bought aftermarket??
They can be had, you will need to visit some railroad enthusiast forums to find them. They are LOUD
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:19 PM   #9
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I have a Leslie Supertyphon which was originally on a train. When I called the factory for parts they said "do you have a train or a ship?" It is just as loud as any train you ever heard and is factory certified audible to something like over a mile away. It is a great novelty but is not practical for automotive installation. We use it for all kinds of entertainment.
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I have put together several horn packages from the boneyard, all of which were excellent.

This time, though, I went to HELLA twin horns made in Germany for the autobahn. Nice, piercing tones (have to be at 132 mph!)

Got them at SUSQUEHANNA MOTORSPORTS online. See also the wiring diagram. I kept the originals, just tapped them for the signal to a single relay/fuse per that diagram. Be sure to coat the terminals with waterproof electrical grease.
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I have a Leslie Supertyphon which was originally on a train. When I called the factory for parts they said "do you have a train or a ship?" It is just as loud as any train you ever heard and is factory certified audible to something like over a mile away. It is a great novelty but is not practical for automotive installation. We use it for all kinds of entertainment.

I hope if you do install it - it won't be wired into your vehicle security system.

We stayed at a campground last year with a car that kept going off when squirrels jumped on the roof. The folks with the offending car were tent camping and came back to their site at the end of the day to find their tent and all their gear neatly packed up and resting on the hood of the car.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:43 PM   #12
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I have a Leslie Supertyphon which was originally on a train. When I called the factory for parts they said "do you have a train or a ship?" It is just as loud as any train you ever heard and is factory certified audible to something like over a mile away. It is a great novelty but is not practical for automotive installation. We use it for all kinds of entertainment.
ROTFLMAO

i can just picture blasting that thing off on some day-dreaming-accident-waiting-to-happen-driver...

i'm wondering if it's instant response....
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:12 PM   #13
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I have air horns on the International; mounted under the hood. I also have a "Town & Country" switch so I can revert to regular horns in the city. When I'm towing I like the blasters to extend my influence down range for unconcious drivers. It can be a life-saver.
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I had a friend who came up with a locomotive whistle/horn. It was activated by a scuba tank with a regulator and valve. It was incredibly loud, just like a train come to think of it. He put it on the roof of the truck and covered it with nursery netting. Most of the folks that pulled in front of us from an onramp got out of the way pretty quickly... This outfit sells them.

HornBlasters Train Air Horns. The Loudest Train Horns Around! Best Air Horns You Can Buy!
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