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    Looking to upgrade the horn in my truck. I did a horn on my FJR years ago, PIAA or Stebel, can't remember. But obviously I have more room to play with here. The factory horn is anemic, best description is that it sounds like the road runner as an anvil hits the coyote, meep-meep. I was looking at the Marco XB2 as an auxiliary set up, leave the factory in place, install secondary button. Anyone ever do this? Any sound awards I should be worried about? I don't plan to use it all the time, but getting cut off yesterday and the cell phone engrossed guy stops in front of me to merge into the off ramp kind of put me over the edge. I can't mount a catapult to the hood to launch the coyote-seeking anvil, too obvious, so thinking a louder horn would get more the point across.

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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    Steibel Nautilus works great for my Wee. I would estimate it would work equally as well in a truck.

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    Sounds like you're ready for an air horn kit. 12 VDC air compressor, 5 gallon tank, 150 dB air horn kit, wire your horn to the air solenoid. Let me know if you'd like me to keep going....

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Sounds like you're ready for an air horn kit. 12 VDC air compressor, 5 gallon tank, 150 dB air horn kit, wire your horn to the air solenoid. Let me know if you'd like me to keep going....
    Ooh, yeah, that's what I like to hear, keep it rolling....

    I looked at that set up. I want to run bags in the rear eventually, and installing a compressor and tank now is half the battle. That would give me big air for a big horn. My real concern though is letting that thing fire and see the blues in the rear view. Do they get bitchy over loud horns? Trucks run them, but they are projected 10' over a car, mine would be about ear level. So I think 120dB is about max I'd want.

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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Steibel Nautilus works great for my Wee. I would estimate it would work equally as well in a truck.
    Also have one on my WRX. Totally scrimped on the install by bumping the stock horn circuit fuse 5A instead of installing a relay. Maybe next season....

    The best thing about air horns is that for whatever reason, people don’t react to air horns as negatively as they do disc horns. I guess they sound more fun.

    We’ve used Hella two trumpet air horns on a few cars, the tip there is to make the tubing absolutely as short as possible for quicker response to the button. They definately need a relay. I’d think that’s an easy install on a pickup. There is also a three horn version.

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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    the hotness in the subaru world a decade or so ago was twin hella horns in the grill

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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    I'll just leave this here for you to go get lost in for a little research on your horn question

    Air Horns of Texas, Train Horns, Train Air Horns

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    the hotness in the subaru world a decade or so ago was twin hella horns in the grill
    SuperTones. Big loud disk horns. Air horns are better st alerting people.

    My dad used to have a Model A “Aoogah” AKA “Klaxon” horn in his car. People would laugh instead of getting pissed.


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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    SuperTones. Big loud disk horns. Air horns are better st alerting people.

    My dad used to have a Model A “Aoogah” AKA “Klaxon” horn in his car. People would laugh instead of getting pissed.

    This video just scared the shit out of both my cats.

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    There's an old 5 horn train set up on CL. $1300. Not sure that's worth it.

    And the dudes in the little electric car, good thing the Euro crowd has a sense of humor, not sure I'd do that in muzzer Ruszia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Steibel Nautilus works great for my Wee. I would estimate it would work equally as well in a truck.
    I purchased a used bike with one of these horns...and can confirm....you WILL be heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by yucatan View Post
    I purchased a used bike with one of these horns...and can confirm....you WILL be heard.
    Yes, I had one on one of my bikes. But I want a deeper, window shaking, rear view mirror adjusting, knock the cell phone out of your hand, rattle your sphincter, tone.

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    Re: Aftermarket Horns

    This popped up on my social media feed:

    150 dB Train Horn with Air Compressor



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