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Mitsuba horns

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Leggo, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo [OP] slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    Anyone know how to get a mitsuba (turbine or alpha) horn and how much?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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  3. Dec 27, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    tried that with no luck thanx
     
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    semi off-topic, but, i'm curious OP why you'd not consider the super easy to get and louder Hella Supertones vs. these?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Leggo [OP] slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    I have the Hella supertones. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I simply plugged them into the factory leads and then grounded the other two terminals. They work but sound terrible. Is it because they don't get a full 12v like from the battery alone? I did not use the relay from the kit, just thought the OEM relay was ok. Any advice?
     
  7. Dec 27, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    did you use the stacked metal brackets that came with the horns? they are layered...

    hella says to use these as they are actually part of the system acoustics!

    other than that, hmm - i can't say for sure because i don't think i've ever hooked them up without the relay. i can imagine they draw more power than the stockers. i mean, they are significantly louder than pretty much any other disc or trumpet (non-air) horn on the market.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    thanx again, and yes I did use the mounting bracket supplied. I will try the relay they sent and put 12v from the battery to it this time and see what happens and post the results.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    do me a favor, if there is still an issue, let me know.

    what exactly are they doing? FWIW they are supposed to emit a rather irritating, abrasive sound so they attract attention.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    The sound is not an intense blast but a wimpy, pathetic,, weak "groan" at best. Sounds like it is not getting enough power. I will try to wire direct and see if it changes. It will be later as it's nasty outside just now. thanx
     
  11. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Use the relay that came with the setup. The stock wiring can't provide enough amperage to properly power them.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Leggo [OP] slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    well,.. it seems if you install per the directions , things work better most of the time. I wired the relay in and supplied 12v from the battery. It is definately louder now, before, it was anemic. Thanx for the wake up call.
     
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