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Train horn, where to mount?

I've had these horns for about 7 months now and never got around to putting them on. I'm road tripping in November and I'd like to have a persuasive horn when I get caught behind slow traffic. I'm looking for ideas of where to mount, where underneath or anything. As you can see, these are pretty big, the bells are as wide as my tailgate and I can't find a space big enough to fit them.
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All vids are 45psi (and it's STILL loud) I'm thinking about 70 psi is what I'll keep it at.

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do you still have the spare tire in the stock location? if not, i would mount them there! if you do still have it there, take it off....you can't use that puney size tire for nothing but a large paper weight.....
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Nah, I took the donut out. I would put them there but I'm afraid of how much the sound will get muffled working it's way to anyone infront of me. But that's the only place I could find. What about in the bed?
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if you mount it in the bed, it will lose more sound than being mounted underneath.....since the sound would have to go around the cab (since it can't go through it)....
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lol dude your cat is retarted. but yea id say where the spare mounts.
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In most cases, I've seen these mounted on the top of the the cab of the train engine. Mounting them on your truck is fine, using it off-road is fine (if annoying), and using it on the highways and byways of the State of Florida will get you a big, fat fine (and probable removal before you'd be allowed to drive the vehicle again).

[shrug] your mileage may vary.
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I'm not saying this to be smart, but how do I find a link to get me to a page to see the exact law? I know that the law doesn't restrict what pitches you can and can't play through a horn, so is it just the decibels?
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...specifically, this statute:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=& URL=Ch0316/SEC271.HTM&Title=->2007->Ch0316->Section%20271#0316.271
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Alright, this is the only thing I found that might be a problem:

(2) No horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
(4) No vehicle shall be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any siren, whistle, or bell, except as otherwise permitted in this section.


http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/...316/Sec271.HTM

Now, unreasonably loud or harsh is EXTREMELY broad. The horn's rated at 152 db's at 140 psi. The only other thing is the whistle part, just because it's air powered is it a whistle? What about truckers with their air horns?
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its against the law get over it..ive got way bigger ones..just be smart where you honk..

i have only 2 tickets for mine but that was being stupid downtown charleston..

id mount where jones said spare tire carrier..it will be plenty..ive also seen people make a bracket in front of the bumper and mount em underneath where all you see are the openings..but best bet is spare carrier

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Nah, I took the donut out. I would put them there but I'm afraid of how much the sound will get muffled working it's way to anyone infront of me. But that's the only place I could find. What about in the bed?
believe me it isnt muffled..mine is pointing forward and is on the spare tire mount and they are extremely loud
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Alright Im def. interested in this..I want horns bad!! How do you mount them in the spare tire carrier? Just making a bracket or what? Im not the best when it comes to creative mountin haha. And what all else is there to this? I know nothing about it..like at ALL.
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Don't you need an air compressor or something to run them?
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Yeah and a little tank to store the air in.
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roof em man... let people know... but thats just my personality if u wanna hide em. i would roof them passenger side. get roll bars..... put them in middle surround it with lights...... no room elsewhere and u dont want them down in mud..
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Well the way 5-0 are around here I dont think puttin them in the open is such a good idea..plus I def. want them hidden so it suprises the heck out of everyone I know somehow you can mount the horns themselves underneath but can you mount the compressor underneath too? I use my bed a lot for my dirt bike Im just tryin to think of away around this
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Don't put them on top, that would look like crap. I'm pretty sure the compressor can be mounted underneath but I don't know if theres room for the air tank or not.
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why not the side of the truck tool box?
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I dont have a tool box :(
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the f250's in my area mount everything underneath. however, rangers are limited with space underneath. i research for a long time, and finally gave up, using my bed to mount tank/compressor with horns underneath.

as for horns, i would avoid using the roof. rangers too small and horns will HOPEFULLY be too big.

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Now I could work around that^^^ I think I could still easily get my dirt bike in with just that. Can you take some close up pictures of everything. Like I said I know nothing about this so I need all the info I can get. Also, is it bad if the stuff in the bed gets wet? And, the sound Im lookin for is the deeper sound, Im not a big fan of the hi pitched sound, is that possible with one of the ebay kits?
Thanks!!
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i'll go shoot pics now, but leaving for work in 20 minutes. so i'll post 'em tonight when i get home. i got a COMPLETE kit from http://www.siege-engineering.com/ i actually got it off e-bay for 200 less. i've got the KONG2 w/ a 5GAL tank. LOVE IT!
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OKay awesome man..thanks for the help!! Ill look for the pictures tonight
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I got another question. Does the type of sound have more to do with the horns themselves or the compressor and psi setup? I just would hate to spend that much money and not like the sound of it.
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