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Old 08-25-2009
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Ebay Air Horn Set?

so i wanted a airhorn, but im not going to spend more than fifty bucks. is that anyway possible? i looked up on ebay and found this.

New Insanely LOUD 12V Dual Air Horn For Car / Truck - eBay (item 320415400039 end time Aug-26-09 07:14:38 PDT)

for under twenty is it anygood? i dont need something thats going to blast and scare the hell out of people. i would like something louder than the regular horn. so what are the Pros, And the Cons of this?

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Don't bother, they all sound terrible. Real high pitched and ricer sounding lol. I got one from harbor freight on sale for 12 bucks and it didn't last a week. If you go with any I would do the Hella ones, I've heard they're decent.
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Hella Air Horn Kit, 2-Trumpet 12-Volt

so something like this would be better?
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You cant really get a decent setup for less than around $150. you can get the actual horns for around $30 from a semi J/Y and tanks can be had for around $20 but you really need to spend a bit on a decent compressor if you want it to last. I got the Viair 380C for $150 after going through cheap compressors every week or so.
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ahh, alright. so i guess its a little out of my league. any ideas on something similar, but not as expensive? a airhorn would be cool to have. but not worth 150 in my book.
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Go to the junkyard and get a f-150 horn or the 4-horn set of the older cadillac. I think toreador4x4 is running those. RangerExtreme too
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well along with the air horn setup you have onboard air as well so you can air up tires, run air tools etc. just in case you didn't realize that.
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ive got a set of three horn from advance auto, the horns are high pitched, and the compressor that comes with it is rather weak, if you have onboard air system they will be really loud, but other than that dont bother getting them

if you want just the horn part without the compressor and wiring, i have another set that has two trumpets that ill sell you
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We had that horn setup on our old '94 Escort. It does what its supposed to.....frighten people when they cut your *** off. Sure it's sorta high pitched, but it's dual tone so it doesn't sound bad. It's alot better and simpler than a mixed together 'train' horn setup which is a pain in the butt to get setup and maintain.
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Go to the junkyard and get a f-150 horn or the 4-horn set of the older cadillac. I think toreador4x4 is running those. RangerExtreme too
are they real real loud? like, scare people pretty good loud? and is it possible to hook up 2-3 F150 horns to one switch? ive never seen a horn, or know how it works so i have no clue.

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well along with the air horn setup you have onboard air as well so you can air up tires, run air tools etc. just in case you didn't realize that.
i thought about that, but i dont really need that. so all it would be put to use for would be for the airhorn
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I got a sick one of like an 80's Suburban... Just used electrical tape to connect the wires. Its so good sounding, too bad i dont have a clip for you
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I got a sick one of like an 80's Suburban... Just used electrical tape to connect the wires. Its so good sounding, too bad i dont have a clip for you
you used electrical tape to make your connections? good lord.
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lol... atleast twist the wires dude!
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ive got an ideal HUGE train horn for sale :)
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My own Hella kit was a replacement for a crackly stock horn that was worn down - the set sopudns much to high pitched, and belongs on a Scion or some crap..


I wouldnt mind an alternative much deeper louder horn myself.. something that sounds like a truck.


How much woudl ya figure those F150 ones woudl run?


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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-01...24167007r27014
58 bucks? Wonder what it sounds like for being a 12v horn?
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