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wanna change out horn

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Karo, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Karo

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    i need some help here... my car looks like a beast, but sounds like a wimp. does anyone know where i can get a more powerful horn (better than the stock horn) and help me with the process of switching it out?
     
  2. May 19, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Train horn?? That would be alot louder, but I have no idea how to install.
     
  3. May 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    micropiper

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    I took one from a fullsize chevy van. 4 bucks at a junk yard. Sounds great and people hear me when I honk at them. Cut power wire from gay ass plastic disk, splice to new horn assembly. I bolted mine under a bolt for the airbox. Just make sure you scrape the paint so you get a good ground. Thats all there is to it.:D
    pm me if you need more details
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I've got an old caddy horn coming my way :D Don't like my wimpy horn either. Did you need to add a bigger fuse or anything?
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    micropiper

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    nope didnt change anything else
     
  6. May 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    train horn!!!!!!!!
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I put $50 Wolo truck air horns on my truck. 120db, they are very loud and awesome
     
  8. May 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Which may or may not be legal and can certainly cause distraction issues (like scaring the shit out of other drivers and causing accidents)
     
  9. May 20, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    I had a set of Hella Supertones horns on my Subaru, 118 DB, loved them.

    Been thinking about getting a set for the Taco. They are only around $70 for a set of two.
     
  10. May 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    You can remove the little metal shields from your stock horn. Its free, and it makes your horns louder!
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    +1 for Hella Supertone horns.

    Bosch also has these Supertone horns. One thing nice about the supertone horns are they are suitable for visible mounting.
     
  12. May 25, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Do you have the supertones on your tacoma? Did you have to use a relay, or did you just splice the stock horn wiring into the supertones? Any pictures?
     
  13. May 25, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    I have both Hella and Bosch supertone horns on both of my vehicles. I have the Hella installed to my Tacoma and Bosch to my Infiniti M. I must say I like the sound of the Bosch better. I don't have pictures available at the moment. I did not want the horns to be visible from the outside so I bolted them just behind the grill. No I did NOT use a relay. I simply splice and replace one connection to the stock horn and the other connection to ground.

    Hella supertone horns are becoming more available as an aftermarket product. Some Toyota dealers even sells them. The Bosch supertone horns are a bit difficult to get hold off. I actually had to import mine. But all is worth it because my kids know I've arrived even though I'm still across the parking lot.

    Just incase the product number for Bosch supertone horns is 0 320 223 024
     
  14. May 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    ^ Thanks, rep for you.
     
  15. May 26, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    whered u get the bosch from?
     
  16. May 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    There's a clip on Youtube a VW Golf with Bosch supertone horns. Check it out.
     
  17. May 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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  18. May 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    I had them on my Subie as well. Excellent horns for the money.
     
  19. May 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    ive been wanting to change my horn too. i saw that checker and autozone sell replacements. think those are any good?
     
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