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Train Horn Set-up

Alrighty....As you guys might know I own a set of train horns, a two Gallon tank, and a compressor...as of now i got em mounted under my truck on a piece of metal and worked fine..kinda sucks when you go off roading...and today at work i was honking them and broke my switch for the 2nd time..dunno why but I did...

i was plannin on moving the horns and puttin them in my bed...now im kinda a neat freak so i want everything to loook professonial..how should i mount em..

I was thinking of getting a piece of diamond plate and making a plate for everythin to sit on..then just bolt it to the bed..or somethin...

then get a new switch instead of having it on my door panel put it on my center console and fab up somethin cool around it like LEDs or something..

but i wanna do somethin crazy with the install in my bed..like a diamond plate box with it all mounted..im actually thinking bout gettin a Stainless steel 5 gallon tank and get another compressor so i could mount it all nice lookin then on that plate..but i think if im going down the road it might rattle and when the compressor is cranking it might rattle too..so i dunno wat to do...

so im open to ideas..with somethin in the bed or even somethin else....
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i say get semi horns but i just like the sound better. can i get a pic of how large they are in realtion to something
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well i already got the horns..i got everything..

mine are like 24 x 17 x 9...there huge
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well i already got the horns..i got everything..

mine are like 24 x 17 x 9...there huge
i know you get them
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i say get semi horns but i just like the sound better. can i get a pic of how large they are in realtion to something

oh lol i thought u were tellin me to get semi horns instead of train


so you got any ideas bout how to mount em in the bed?
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crazy dude..train horns..hmmm ive always wanted semi horns, ut i want them inconspicuous to the average guy, like under the hood somehow
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would they fit under the hood????
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no way in this world they wll fit unless imove alot of junk..

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best thing ive came up with is in the bed somewhere
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I would mount the compressor tank close to the front of the bed, and have the horns facing upwards torward the top of the bed on the front of the bed. Dunno what thats called but the opposite of the tailgate. And since you got the bed cover you don't have to worry about anything getting down in them.

Have them mounted in a temple sort of configuration with the middle horn slightly higher up than the other 2.
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so they work and all..?.


how frign loud are they!?..lol
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Loud as hell...i've heard them many times in person.
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i want some train horns :
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Loud as hell...i've heard them many times in person.
god those things were a blast on river street, literaly!!!!!

Im lookin into piecin together a kit soon, also like the ability to refill my tires after airing down.

Hope you figure out something soon, i know how bad it sucks to think about something so long you loose interest.
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a train horn set at a local audio place in pembroke pines runs at $499 installed.
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god those things were a blast on river street, literaly!!!!!

Im lookin into piecin together a kit soon, also like the ability to refill my tires after airing down.

Hope you figure out something soon, i know how bad it sucks to think about something so long you loose interest.

Scaring people..oh good times..oh good times..

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so they work and all..?.


how frign loud are they!?..lol
Sets off car alarms, you can hear em bout 4 blocks away...

if you stand bout 5 feet infront of my truck and i honk em..it makes your ears ring..and you can feel it...

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Loud as hell...i've heard them many times in person.

hehe oh yeah...very loud..

good idea Jey on mounting them..i can move em around there bolted on a plate and they gotta stay the way they are but it should work...
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