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My Train Horn

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by alexretama, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HornBlasters Train Horn, Onboard Air System, 3" Spacer Lift, Black Plasti dipped emblems and fog light sleeves, Bed Pocket Lock Mod
    So I recently purchased a 2005 Tacoma after 3 wonderful years of my beloved 1989 Toyota Pickup wich had all the bells, whistles, and trumpets for that matter. I decided My new Taco was worthy of a rediculous horn... This is my 3rd install so im becoming pretty fluent in this kind of thing. PM if you have any questions at all.

    First, The compressor and air tank...
    I got this with my first kit off ebay for $75.. A great deal if you ask me. Its a 3 liter tank, oiless compressor, turns on when the pressure drops below 130 PSI and shuts off at 150 PSI. Turns out it fits ever so perfectly behind the seat.

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    This little guy is called the silenoid. Its basically an electronic valve that opens with the push of a button, allowing air to flow from the compressor to the horns. I used self tapping screws to mount it in a convenient place.

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    This is the splitter that joins all the air lines. Each trumpet uses its own air line. And yes, I do know that it should be closer to the compressor for less resistance and more noise but the air line is expensive. So for financial and simplicity sake, its in the engine compartment=]

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    Finally, The Trumpets!!

    4 giant trumpets. Courtesy of HornBlasters. Theyre made of super tough ABS plastic and have stainless steel disks. I made the little mounting bracket out of some scrap aluminum we had.

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    I had to put the OEM horn on the bracket as well so everything would fit.

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    I finally encounterd a problem.. The grill wouldnt fit. The bell part of one of the tumpets was hitting a cross member, preventing flex.. Solution.. I took a metal pipe with roughly the same diameter as the trumpet, heated it with a blow torch and made an impression on the grill where contact was being made.

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    Now she fits

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    If not for the flash, theres no way you can tell the trumpest are back there. It look absolutely stock.

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    View from underneath the truck

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    Lastly, The compressor switch and horn button.. Came out better than i ever could have wished

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    Let The Pant Crapping Begin!

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    Thanks For Looking!
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yaaa i know, its a work in progress.. but it actually works much better than most expect... full time student=no money=]
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    Well I think its awsome.

    GJ man.

    Wish I could do something of the same.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Aftermarket Stereo, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    Nice I've always wanted to do the "real" air horns on mine. Had the Pep Boy's electronic version on my '99 and wasn't happy with it so I yanked the system out. You may have just tempted me over the edge.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    Here is my compessor set up for my horns, I can also fill the tires with the air. Viair 480 pump and 3 litre tank 150psi.
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  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    sixdoubleseven

    sixdoubleseven Wrangler Convert

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  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    haha i did the exact same thing with my '89 pickup.. definately one of those "you get what you pay for" deals=]
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    alexretama

    alexretama [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hahaha no man I completely agree with you.. Im from North LB.. But ya I have yet to see a meet any where near LB.. someone should set something up..
     
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