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Hella Trumpets installed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 97tacotruck, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:39 AM
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    97tacotruck

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    The horn on the truck is worse than my prius. Supertones sounded like oem but louder so I opted for Hella Trumpets for the lower tone. Much better. An air horn might be more fun but for now this was a good $25 upgrade.

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    I thought the red under the grill would look cool but its too obvious so I sprayed them black
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  2. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:14 AM
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    doot doot
     
  3. Feb 25, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    $25 is a good deal- got a link?
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 5:59 AM
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    That is a very nice QOL upgrade you did there. Those horns sound pretty good and are sure to grab some attention now.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    About the only time my horn gets used is during inspection to test if it works.

    I would hate to drive any place I ever needed to use it.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    lots of stupid drivers in LA. drives me nuts
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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  10. Apr 3, 2022 at 9:13 PM
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    Did u use the stock wire harnesses for the new horns?
     
  11. Apr 3, 2022 at 11:47 PM
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    From what I remember it’s just a 12v wire. You can extend that wire to the hella relay, add the ground and connect the horns. It’s really simple
     
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  12. Apr 4, 2022 at 7:24 AM
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    Out of curiosity, why the need for a new relay? I’d have thought the stock horns already ran through one. Is the draw of these much different than stock?
     
  13. Apr 4, 2022 at 9:22 AM
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    I’m not sure. I think I just followed the diagram but it’s been a while
     
  14. Apr 4, 2022 at 9:32 AM
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    Thanks for replying. Suppose it’s easy enough to figure out if I decide to make the swap. The stock horns are pretty anemic, but I’ve had them so long I’ll probably consider the swap only when I have need to pull the grill for another project. Missed an opportunity with a recent timing belt change.
     
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    Maybe depending on the year Tacoma, the early Tacoma like mine has one horn and the 2000 forwards has two horns ,
    So possibly a relay is needed for the single horn going to a double horn setup?
     
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    I have those now but going to replace them with something more compact like hella because I have the early Tacoma the space doesn’t work well
     
  18. Apr 5, 2022 at 4:48 PM
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    how much you want for the caddy horns?
     
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    Probably 75.00 with shipping minus the power relay +cords setup
     
  20. Apr 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM
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    Which setup you have? I’ll have to take a look to see what wiring I’ll need
     
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