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New Horns for the Stock Ranger

Okay this is something that has been bothering me for a while. I have a 2002 Ranger with the stock horn that just drives me nuts.

Why? Because it sounds more wimpy than my girlfriend's little Dodge Neon car.

Lately I have been having to use my horn because people turning into my lane in a double-turn lane... just a string of bad luck.


My question is where should I check out places to buy a new horn with some power behind it to actually scare people rather than me be embarrassed to use it.


Not a crazy sounding horn, but maybe an 18-wheeler type. :)





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If yours is like mine on my '01, you have (2) horns, a high and a low. Mine has the same issue, I think, from getting wet. Until I order replacement horns and get them installed, I dissconnected the lower (low) horn wires. For whatever reason, it was causing issues with the upper (high) horn. Now, at least my horn is louder and can be heard.
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Any auto parts store will have louder OEM-style replacement horns in stock.

There are also cute air horns with little compressors and two or three trumpets out there. It's probably best to wire those so that the stock horn power wire triggers a relay, controlling a fused power wire going to the compressor for the air horn.
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I found some places online that sell horns, but I would rather be able to hear them before buying.

I dont think I have a high and low horn though. I checked and only see one small horn box. I have a 02 Ranger.
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I heard a train horn the other day on a silverado. Those are damn loud!
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get air horns..
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thats great, i need one!!!
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HAHA I never laughed so much! That was great!

I do need one of those!
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Now here is a horn:

The CannonBall Express



Play sound: http://www.wolo-mfg.com/837.wav


More horns: http://www.wolo-mfg.com/truck.htm
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HAHA I never laughed so much! That was great!

I do need one of those!
X2.... I have tears in my eyes at my desk....lol.
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if i had 1000 bucks to throw out id do it.
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could anyone photoshop that on top of a ranger?
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could anyone photoshop that on top of a ranger?

Alright, I know its not the best. But I did it pretty quick:


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Any auto parts store will have louder OEM-style replacement horns in stock.

There are also cute air horns with little compressors and two or three trumpets out there. It's probably best to wire those so that the stock horn power wire triggers a relay, controlling a fused power wire going to the compressor for the air horn.

i have them in my truck right now. i have 2 sets. 4 horns total.
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DAMN!!!

Nearly blew my speakers out with the cannonball express sound..LOL!!

And I was on volume 03, lol
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well 1st off in that vid hes got bout 3,000 dollars in equipment when it comes to air supply tanks valves and horns..

Nathan air chimes is that that car is runnin with i think either 5-7 gallon tank and 2 compressors..horns alone cost 500-1000 bucks..

hes also got 2 sets of the pshyo horns..i have those on my truck its a dual horn chrome VERY HIGH PITCH..echos in an open field...

if you wanted to run air horns..get a small 2 gallon tank 30 bucks or so on ebay..1/4" valve any air site online 30-50 bucks, single semi horn 20-50 bucks small compressor 100 at the most and you be good and have a plenty loud horn..
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I saw a pretty big dual note hella horn that installed in place of the oem.

My 03 FX4 had the dual note but my 03 LII has a single note....wtf?
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The horn is great and all, but those people in the vehcile are stupid, and so inmature, they need to grow up, its one thing to do it to friends or somebody you know, but to do it to anybody on the street is stupid, if i was one of those guys id probably have thrown a rock or something at them if i couldnt get to them to kick the S... out of them, i have to admit todays society sucks when the only thing you can do for fun is harrass strangers-its pathetic
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The horn is great and all, but those people in the vehcile are stupid, and so inmature, they need to grow up, its one thing to do it to friends or somebody you know, but to do it to anybody on the street is stupid, if i was one of those guys id probably have thrown a rock or something at them if i couldnt get to them to kick the S... out of them, i have to admit todays society sucks when the only thing you can do for fun is harrass strangers-its pathetic


You must of been one of the guys that really got scared in that vid huh?


No I agree with you to a point, its not something I would put on my vehicle.
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First off, I have to make a comment about another Chuck in the Denver CO area with an 02 FX4 on here... ironic?

Chuck, my 02 has the same problem, except when I bought it, it also came with an aftermarket airhorn from Checker (i think). When it's working (damn thing needs to be re-wired and I don't have the know how to do it) it's pretty loud. As far as why you need it, I swear, people in Denver don't know how to drive.

You could always get a locomotive horn, my buddy Larry has one on his 94 Ranger... 135 dB!
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thats what my buddy Larry has on his Ranger
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Those horn blaster train horns are not as badly priced as I thought. It's reasonable for the whole system compared to many other air horns.


Thanks for the info guys! I am checking around!
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That's so dick to do to random people on the streets. I'd only use it if someone cut me off or was coming at me.
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