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Old 10-21-2010
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152 db trainhorn

Alright I'm not sure on what tank to get for my horn. It's a 152db train horn and I wanna get every bit of noise out of it! I feel like I should get some opions from everyone before I make a mistake in buying the wrong thing.
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I have no idea if there's much difference, but I'm running a pair of horns that were off a Freightliner truck off a 3gal tank.
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The determining factor is how much air your oump can move into the tank and for how long you plan on holding the note.....if its a short kind of deal a 2 gallon would work if you had a solid pump to quick fill the resevoir. If your pump is a stock pump or runs off some other system then it may not keep up with a 4-5 second blast. If youre an A-hole when you drive and you use your horn like a **** mag then go big or go home....4!!
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its my opinion that the P.A. system works better
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But what about a train horn AND a pa system?
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or how about putting your train horn in the passenger seat, then blasting it through the pa
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Hmmm well i kinda like my hearing so...no.
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.....just a thought
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show a pic of the horns -- if its REAL train horns you wont want anything under 5 gallons..7.5-10 gallons is perfect..

if its the triple trumpets from ebay that they so call "train horns" then you can go for 3-5 gallons..

IMO i wouldnt waste your money on the kit..put it together yourself..so you will have a better set up..
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high roller FTW he is correct on one hting in my opinion, DIY so you know every aspect of it, ive got a dixie horn in mine and it was a 3 step install but something this massive will take time, so measure twice cut once
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Old 10-22-2010
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I'll get some picks up tomorrow... Well i guess today !
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I've got a set of Nathan k3ha's cast aluminum horns. Paid like 450 for the horns and those don't last long with a five gallon tank..I'm putting a 10-15 gal on my next set up..
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But what about a train horn AND a pa system?
I'm with him ^^^ play the train horn over the P.A.
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Old 10-29-2010
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Go find a empty 20lb propane tank, break off the valve and hose it out let it air out upside down for a week or 2, they're 5 gallons and will last forever. Downside is there's only one outlet.
I've got a 30lb and it's 10 gallons and I can fill it to 150 psi and blow open a 1/4 ball valve and it takes about 3 seconds to dump.

Cost me nothing since I trash picked it.
My horns are on their way, be here wednesday, 175DB.
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what kind of horns did you end up going with?
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175 DB?! damnn put mine to sham .... i might have to buy a boat horn in that case
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