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Train horn set up

Thinking about getting a train horn set up sometime in the future... The only thing that Im worried about is were to put the tank... I know alot of people put them in the bed but is there another place to put it? Also how hard is it to wire up?
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i thought about putting a tank where my spare used to be. i dont carry a spare anymore
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I was thinking that also but I didnt know if it would fit because that is where I would like to put the horns
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you could get a 2 gallon tank and fit that and the horns all in that area, you don't need a very big tank unless you plan on laying on the horns all the time.


2 gallon tank 19" L x 6" W x 7.5" H
1 gallon tank 10.25" L x 6" W x 7.5" H
1/2 gal tank 6" L x 6.5" W x 7" H

the 1 and 2 gal would work fine for train horns, depending on which comrpessor you get the 1/2 gallon would work too, now go take some measurements underneath your truck.
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Idk it is california lol... is there anyone on here that has that setup? Plus whats the wiring like? Im a super noob when it comes to that... I plan on wiring a switch in that is not connected to the main horn
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Not to jack your thread but is there any other place beside the spare tire area? Some of us like to still carry our spare you know..... for when you get a flat. How about in a tool box in the bed of the truck?
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1 gallon and 1/2 gallon are too small. 2 gallon is the smallest that I would ever go. If you are planning on doing a Nathan then 5 gallon is the smallest you should ever go.


Just mount it in the bed, or get a bedbox. Rangers aren't big enough to mount everything underneath nicely or without a lot of work.
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No worries man and alot of people have them in there bed or tool box... but I want to line X the back and since most of my friends have sport cars I help them move.... so i want all the room I can get
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Not to jack your thread but is there any other place beside the spare tire area? Some of us like to still carry our spare you know..... for when you get a flat. How about in a tool box in the bed of the truck?
you can put it where ever you want. some just dont want it in the bed. i suppose there may be room along side the frame rail under the cab for a tank, but ive never measured that. btw, i dont carry a spare becuase you cant fit a 33" x12.5" mud tire up under there.
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you can put it where ever you want. some just dont want it in the bed. i suppose there may be room along side the frame rail under the cab for a tank, but ive never measured that. btw, i dont carry a spare becuase you cant fit a 33" x12.5" mud tire up under there.
I know you cant fit a spare but I can. Didnt mean anything by it.

Its not the tank I am worried about mounting under there but where to mount the compressor. Dont want it near water.
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i havent had a ranger for about 4 years, but is there any space under the hood to mount the compressor?
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I highly doubt it. And Korey is right, you want 2-3 gallons minimum
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I measured between my rails and measured the whole horn setup (tank, compressor, horns, and all else) and decided I could make a box to fit it all in. Not sure how the winter and rain would treat the components tho.
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I know you cant fit a spare but I can. Didnt mean anything by it.

Its not the tank I am worried about mounting under there but where to mount the compressor. Dont want it near water.
yeah, i was thinking about that as well. i dont think there is room under the hood for a compressor. ive seen waterproof boxes used to put the compressors in to keep them dry.
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The setup I think Im going to go for is the shocker 228vx setup
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Whatever you choose to do, get a good compressor. I have burned up Harbor Freight and wal-mart compressors in the few horn installs I have done and have had flawless service from my viair 380, even at 200psi.
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