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Hella Supertones (pics and sound)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by builthatch, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    builthatch

    builthatch [OP] MiG-21 superfan

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    i used the existing upper condenser bracket bolts to mount the horns. i wanted to do what KPT did with his installation but couldn't get corner brackets that would work with the holes he used. no matter because this worked out perfectly.

    this installation took me about 4X as long as it should have. i used a bunch of terminals that i harvested from a box of various harnesses i had in a box that i finally sorted a while back to make my wife happy. that meant that every connector involved a soldered and shrink splice, which took a while! every connection is soldered with shrink, plus tape and loom where applicable to make it appear factory. the spade connectors have shrink over them for protection and i also used dielectric grease on all terminals. i found two holes in the side of the engine bay that worked perfectly with two metric fine thread stainless bolts i had, so i mounted the relay and fuse holder there. great because i refused to drill for a horn installation. keep in mind the Supertone kit comes with the horns, a relay and instruction sheet. no wiring or anything else.

    the video doesn't pick up the bass of the low tone horn. trust me it's there. SO loud and obnoxious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDUfXfnO34o

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  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Nice Work! I'm sure much louder in person...

    I say pop the horn grill's off and paint them black for more hidden look
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Check out my build thread.
    Sweet! Might try these.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    I've had 'em on my Solara for years and like 'em.
    Too Euro for my Tacoma, though.
    Not truck horns IMO, but they will hear ya
    They're loud as hell


    Edit: BTW, Nice Truck



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    I think of this............
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    :D
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Nice Work!!

    I had thos on my 1st gen and installed them in the grill like that. My husband thinks I should get some for the 2nd gen. Someday....got too much other shit to spend money on. :D
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    thanks for the comments.

    Cape Codder i can see that, haha. i like them because they do not blend in with the normal honking you hear while driving. no matter what, it gets their attention and they look. today i was standing in front of the truck tonight ath the beach facing the grille and my wife honked the horn. my ears had that pressure feeling like when you get too close to a concert speaker.

    hey, anyone know why my video is just showing up as a hyperlink? it's weird, i can't get it to show up as the normal picture-like screen with the play button on it.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    I've been around Ocean NJ some, there's Little to No "Normal Honking" to blend in with, Just Sayin'. :D
    You must travel to the big city. :eek:
    Don't have the answer to the Video, wish I could help ya.
    Make good use of them Hellas, I'll be hearin' ya from the Cape
     
  8. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Nice I like how you did the install without using the brackets. Can we get a shot of straight on to see how well you can see them behind the grill and how far apart they are spaced?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    and they can be moved closer together if need be, or the other way too, since i have them hanging straight down.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    DUDE!!!! my father used to have one like this.
    Renault Dauphine or Gordini.. great memories..:D
    Sorry for the :threadjacked:.
    Nice horns BTW, I,ve been wanting to install some of thos for a long time..
    But I don't know how to wire them.. OP, Do you have a drawing for the wiring ??

    Thanks
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    You got it: Renault Dauphine
    Though they recommend a relay, due to the added amperage,
    I just replaced the stock horns on my Solara, for what it's worth.

    CC
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    i could scan or take a photo of the various wiring diagrams - it depends on how the OE horns are activated, but for the tacoma, it's simple:

    horn "positive" goes to the Hella relay, fused positive goes to the relay, ground goes to the relay, and then a wire comes from the relay to the horns - they both share it. Then you simply ground each horn.

    The positive signal from the OE horn wire clicks the relay, which sends the fused power wire power to the Supertones. Simple. I just went overboard and did it as the factory would do it, and also used recycled parts to do it, hence the long installation time.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    not bad for some fairly cheap horns. I've always wondered what they sound like. I'm planning on doing some train horns when I get around to doing an on board air set up, but thats a whole different story


    Where is "near the ocean" since i'm from ocean

    have you introduced yourself in the NJ thread?
     
  14. Mar 1, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    Installed the Hella Supertones today. Took about 2 hours since I needed some shrink tubing, black looming, and black zip ties. Did the same install as the OP and MAN are those things LOUD!

    Thanks for posting
     
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    Hornblasters FTW! I want air horns so bad.
     
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  17. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    nice dude.

    yeah the videos can't pick up how loud they really are.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Try a set of Italian red air horns. Much louder
     
  19. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Thanks, but all this, looked like this to me:

    the tacoma, it's simple:
    彼らは両方の共有すること - ホーンは"肯定的"というのは、地面が、リレーになった後、線がホーンにリレーから来ているリレーに行く融合、Hellaのリレーになります。その後、簡単に各ホーンを接地してください。送信リレーOEの角線をクリックから肯定的な信号

    Thanks anyway ;)
     
  20. Mar 2, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    really? that is surprising. not to insult you, but if that was confusing, you might want to consider having someone install them for you.

    here is the instruction sheet i found via google images. you would be using "2b" for your wiring.

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