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Train horns... :D

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NicNac22, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    NicNac22

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    So I've had my Blackie for a whopping 3 days...and ive had 4 people try to hit it!!!! OMG watch where you are going. One lady just decided to move over into my lane without even looking, I was blarring my horn at her and she never even looked!:mad: Just continued into my lane, thankfully it was becoming two lanes so I could move over and get into the left one that was opening up but still!! Oh and that was on the ride home from picking it up, had it for 2 hours. I was freaking out! Anywho, after i replace some of the innerds and the rear bumper...Im getting a flipping train horn! Cuz apparently the one on it isnt loud enough! It does kinda sound like the road runner, so i want something with a little more beef to it:D.

    Sooooo.....any suggestions on which one?:rolleyes: I dont want to break the bank on it, i just want something loud enough to get your attention and maybe look over when your merging without checking your lanes first:D that lady scared the mess outta me, I thought i was gonna have a dent for sure. Thankfully Blackie is safe and sound. Do they make portable steel barricades I can put around it to protect him from the crazies:p
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    colinb17

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    train horns are a little overkill, and you'll probably scare them so much they'll just hit you harder.

    look into the Hella Supertones. they don't have the most manly tone to them, but they are rediculously loud. you see them on trophy trucks and rally cars all of the time....so they have been proven to be sufficient.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    I have a train horn set I got from ebay that works really good, $275. I have since upgraded the airsource to be a little more useful. Most people here seem to be against them, but I won't hessitate for a second to use the on people that need to be "woke up" when their driving like idiots. :D

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  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    cruise liner horn. train horns are for wussies :D
     
  5. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    hahahaha niiice

    my buddy has them on his car and suv

    its not like i ride around town honking my horn, but if i use it its for good reason. I mean my hood was right next to this ladies window and she did not even look!!!! I really dont care if other people like them or not, I just want opinions from anyone that has them on what they like...its not their truck, so if they dont like it they dont need to worry about. I know theres a switch you can put in where i can still have the stock horn on the steering wheel and the train horn on a switch for when i need it.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    LOL, I have actually really looked into these. Definitely more weight than the carrying capacity of my 4banger. I need a bigger truck!:ballchain:
     
  7. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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  8. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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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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    I have my train horns on a separate switch> I can picture my truck at the stealership being inspected when they test the horn, every mechanic in the shop would smash their head when the horns went off. Definitely on a separate switch.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    If you don't want to deal with the compressors and all that stuff, you can pick up an electric fire department/police siren speaker package for probably less than $200. I have a 100W cone speaker (old, came over on the Mayflower) mounted behind my front bumper and it'll catch peoples attention when I hit the air horn. Just a suggestion, as I definitely wouldn't want to have to fill a tool box with a compressor and whatnot.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Pugga

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    Something to think about with these stupid drivers you make reference to, train horns are illegal and I'm sure you've seen the youtube videos with people driving around making people jump. Now think about doing that to someone behind the wheel who's already aimed at your truck. Before, if they hit you it was their fault for not paying attention, now, add train horns and you'd more than likely be found at fault so while I understand your intention, I don't think it's an overly effective solution. Look into supertones or a regular air horn meant for a big rig, train horns are just ridiculous and obnoxious.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Like I said, most people don't agree with the use of them. I personally will never own another truck without them, it is also extremely sweet to plug up my air hose and have 150psi to fill up a flat tire or just top them off. No more changing tires for a flat! The whole system has been win for me. For the record I do not go around blasting people for sheer enjoyment, people feed way too much into YOUTUBE.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    I dont understand how I would be found at fault for the situation, if I honk my horn at them and they are already going to collide with me...makes no sence. Generally if im changing lanes and someone honks, i dont continue to change I move back into my original lane. And no one said I would be blasting them like I did with the stock horn, it would be a tap, its only to get their attention not deafen them. Theres no way it could be my fault they hit me if they were already going to just because I honked my horn at them, thats rediculous. I will check on the legality of them and wheather its all train horns or particular ones over a certain decible.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    It'd be a decible thing, not all train horns. As far as your argument, if someone were changing lanes into you, you honk your regular horn, they stop changing lanes (in theory). If your horn scares them and they tell the cop that and claim thats why they hit you, you now have a fight on your hands. Maybe you would come out clean but if would now bring your vehicle's legallity into the picture so no, it's not that ridiculous... people have won cases with less and been ticketed for dumber things.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Train horns are illegall here in VA and probably every other state in the U.S., only emergency vehicles and trains are alowed anything that loud. It is not illegall to buy them and drive around with them on your vehicle at the ready, I have not and would not recommed using them around the law. However when I do use them people tend to get away very quickly, with my many past experiences with them in use I would find it really impossible for someone to continue into your path or at your vehicle while hearing that. It fixes people and helps them make proper decisions while operating a motor vehicle.....as far as i'm concerned. Lol. I say get the horns! :thumbsup:
     
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    If only it were that easy!
     
  17. Jul 26, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Yeah, me too.
     
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    I had a dixie horn (the dukes of hazzard sound) in my truck for a solid 3 days. It was a POS wolo and it broke. I still haven't taken it out for some reason and I think it is the parasitic draw in my electrical system. It will die if it sits for more than about 3 days.
     
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    Nathan K3La horns on my taco very loud check out Hornblasters.com
     
  20. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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    Defanitly go to hornblasters.com. my friend is considering the midgrade one ($500) for his v dub bus. However he's getting it to be a troll so he can drive past people and blare it and scare the hell of them. Go check out train horn fun on you tube, I. Gaurentee you won't use ur new horn for only "saftey" driving purposes lol.
     
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