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I want either a k3 or a k5, but I dont see that happening for quite a while.
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I've got this kit, its really easy to install and sounds decent
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hamme...8756QQtcZphoto
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Whew buddy ya'll are talkin crazy...Nathan's!!! Man they do sound so so good though...Billy do you have a video?

And ya I could easily see it as an addiction Im already hooked and I aint even got any yet lol
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No I don't have a video I'm going to try and make one this weekend
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Alright well put it up when ya make it!
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Do ya'll know if there is much difference in all the different triple chrome horns? I mean I see different ones like the Kong MK1 and then others just call it simply a triple chrome horn..then at airhornsoftexas.com they call it by a number like a 46129. Do ya'll think the different triple chrome horns sound different? Im thinkin a 3-5 gallon tank w/ the chrome triple horns..I just dont wanna be disappointed w/ the sound of the horns
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I've got the kong off EBay, and they work just fine. I'm happy for now atleast.
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What size tank do you have?
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Crap man Im sorry I just looked back....do ya like the 5 gallon tank?
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I've got my 5gal as well... Sears has a 5gal portable tank rated at 135.. most I've seen so far and I'm thinking about ordering that up...

Honestly man, if you want happiness in horns... Go with the roadmaster RM5000. I heard these in person on a semi and I fell in love, unfortunately I don't have the money for them until summer! They're $166 shipped. Throw in $20 or so for a tank, $30 for lines and fittings, $30 for a valve of some sort, and $60 for the autozone special compressor..

For a true train horn sounding setup (something I wish I would have done from the start) you'll be lookin at a lil over $300... IMO, worth it man.. Honestly...

Funny story, I was sitting at the light this morning to go home and to my right is a golf course. Three guys were on the tee and one was up and I saw he took his practice swing and I grabbed for my cable. At the top of his back swing, on his way down I opened 'er up and he hit the ball so sh!ty it was god damn unbelievable! I couldn't believe how hard I was freaking laughing and there were enough cars in the line at the light that not one of them could point out who it was... You could see how bad he hit it with the expression on his face... Dude, that right there was worth the over $250 I have in the setup hahahahahahaha
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hahahahah I drive by a golf course everyday and man I have always thought of that lol I think it would be the most hilarious thing lol
I am really considering buyin the kit piece by piece but Im worried about the small things like connectors and air valves and such..things that I really dont know what exactly I need lol.
I know that I need:
Tank
Compressor
Horns
Pressure Switch (who knows what size)
Air Line..again I dont know what size
Electical wire?
And something to connect it all together...thats all I can think of..I just dont wanna be 300 bucks deep in and be lost lol
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Is this the tank your talkin about: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915200000P ?
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That's it sir! I'm looking around at that campbell hausfeld tank for the specs since they want more for it... Curious to see what psi it can hold... I really want a tank that can hold like 145 or so... Make the horns really loud!...

I should take a pic of the gauge I have. It can monitor two line pressures because it has two needles in it. It's sick! I'm gonna use one of them for my tank pressure and one for my compressor pressure that's going into the tank... They are different if you think about it, I've seen the change in pressures they have, I just don't want to go over 150 at the comp and fry up my comp haha
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Ya you def. dont wanna do that...man thats gotta be sweet havin those gauges in there!! haha I gotta get this mess goin on my truck lol
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Do you have a link to that compressor?
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Next time I go to the surplus yard I'm gonna snag like 4 or 5 of those gauges.. I can get them for literall like 4 buck and they even have ta pigtailed 194 socket for a light... but I'm gonna mod mine.. It'll probably have either 3 194's or 1-194 and like 5 or 6-5mm leds behind it... probably 6 to utilize the resistors the best haha...

But yeah..

fittings and air line are easy to find. You can go one of 2 ways.

How I did with using high pressure roofing line and use hose barbs and clamps

or

Go with compression fittings and run air brake line/air bag line like the semi's use.. That's almost a guarantee no leak system, where as the barb setup can leak and easily too if you don't clamp things well enough.

But the compression fittings are easy to find. Home depot, or anyplace like that will have them and you can even order the air line online... My buddy runs 3/8ID air brake line from his tank to his valve and then 1/4ID line to his horns. I run the same except my lines are OD not ID so I seem to push a lil more air through mine. Ours are both on pull cords that come up through the floor... If you run it that way your almost wire free except for a switch for the compressor and wiring to the compressor.

You don't have to have a pressure switch man. I don't have one and yeah I've over inflated the tank a few times, but that's why they put a pressure sensitive valve on the tank to keep it from over inflating and exploding. It's just another add on and something else to wire in man... It's up to you. My gauge is in my center console and I'm always monitoring it when I have the switch on (now that I can tell when it's on with my LED switches and the well light gauge)...

I'll go grab a pic man... hang on... I'll show you what my gauge setup looks like so I can show you you don't need to run a pressure switch.
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Now my gauge is off about 30psi because when I was going through the gauge with the drill for the 5mm led's I hit the calibration thing for the gauge and it's been off about 30 or so ever since... I should have used a LH'd drill bit, but didn't have one and didn't wanna drive to the store to get one.. I think it was late if I can remember when I did it...

Here's my setup... Gauge is out of a freightliner and lit with 1-194 and about 5-5mm leds... you can see the barb fitting in one pic and the clamps... I'm going to be converting my whole setup to 1/2in compression fittings soon.. picked up a **** ton of 1/2in ID and 1/4in ID for the setup.. 1/4in for the gauge and 1/2 for everything else on the system...

I hate how flash makes everything look so damn dirty! I didn't finish everything behind the gauge either... I got lazy and left it for the most part... And the LED that's above the gauge was going to be for my 4wd indicator since I'm rockin a 2wd cluster! I was going to route the leads for the 4wd on the cluster to that led to indicate when I'm in 4hi and 4 low.. but I changed my mind haha and haven't taken it out yet!

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Oh my goodness that is freakin sweet Trevor!!!!!
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Oh my goodness that is freakin sweet Trevor!!!!!
haha you called it Tre

117 AM Trepaul: watch the air horn thread for matt
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You've got two kinds of pressure switches.......

one is the normal switch that @ a certain psi, it will give. I hate those, and have always had trouble with my system(though still not done.....lazy. )

the other is what interupts the power to the compressor. Act's the same way as the first switch sorta. Forexample, you can have a switch in the cab to turn the comp power on or off, then you've got your pressure switch to tell the comp to turn on or off. Forexample, 135off/110 on. [email protected] 135psi in the tank, it'll shut the comp off. And at 110psi, it'll turn the comp back on. Sweet idea.
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You've got two kinds of pressure switches.......

one is the normal switch that @ a certain psi, it will give. I hate those, and have always had trouble with my system(though still not done.....lazy. )

the other is what interupts the power to the compressor. Act's the same way as the first switch sorta. Forexample, you can have a switch in the cab to turn the comp power on or off, then you've got your pressure switch to tell the comp to turn on or off. Forexample, 135off/110 on. [email protected] 135psi in the tank, it'll shut the comp off. And at 110psi, it'll turn the comp back on. Sweet idea.
So technically with the second switch theres no need for a switch in the cab. You would have to wire up so it would only come on when the truck is running though.
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Well, to be honest... it cuts the power to the comp at 135 in his example and then opens back up at 110... If you don't put a switch in it can be done... but that means at any time.. Night or day it'll turn the comp on and off and depending on how leak proof your system is setup... It could go on and off a lot... and would make it a PITA..

You could however wire it to the ignition... so that it'll only kick on and off when the truck is running... Which would be kinda cool... Just mount a gauge to watch pressures for the hell of it...
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Thats what I just said lol
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haha you called it Tre

117 AM Trepaul: watch the air horn thread for matt
hahahahaha Ya'll know me too well lol
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If I end up deciding to come to the meet, you can look over my setup, and I'll scare some people for ya.
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