Im thinking of getting 1218HD Heavy Duty High Volume Air Kit. From air horns of texas. now if i do deside to go with this where will i put the compressor, tank and the horns? i also would want to put a ir guage inside of the rig so i can monotor it. along with a button to sound it and a button to fill the tank.
If anyone has or knows about this horn give me a shout
If you are interested in how to setup compressor, tank, etc. take a look at people's Onboard Air Writeups and at Kilby's site. Most use OBA for filling tires, air tools, etc. but no reason an air horn couldn't be easily plumbed in and then its just a wiring question of the switch.
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I've got an air compressor mounted to the ABS tray and a 1 gallon tank under the tub
I also run AirLift bags in the rear, with a cheapo 0-60psi regulator and gauge mounted under the dash. I do run a Lowes/Kobalt inline desiccant drier.
That said, I've been looking at air horns as well. I'm actually leaning toward an electronic boat/marine horn instead. Basically the same sound, but no air needed. The air horns with the tone I liked were too big to mount anywhere but on top the hood.
Ha that is a great site, it even allows you to listen to what their horns sound like. I had a single low-pitched truck horn on my previous TJ and it worked great... and it was LOUD. With an electric air solenoid, it's easy to control/connect an air horn to an air tank which is needed to provide the volume of air a truly loud air horn requires.
Due to its length, I had trouble finding a space for my air horn, there was no way it could have been mounted inside the engine compartment. I ended up welding a couple mounting tabs underneath the Jeep on the driver's side frame, up front near the engine. It was not easy since it couldn't get in the way of the suspension either but I finally found a spot that worked well.
Just don't go crazy with it, I even hated to test my air horn after it was installed because my neighborhood is pretty quiet.
And thanks, now you have me wanting to install another air horn onto my present TJ (my last TJ was stolen last year). Just more $$$ I don't have.
No need for a gauge, just use a pressure switch to keep it full. When the tank is full/up to pressure, the switch shuts the compressor off & when the pressure drops down to, say 80 or 85 psi, the switch turns the compressor back on.
I put a Stebel horn on my Victory Vegas. Its 139db. You need to run a relay with it because otherwise the stock wiring is not heavy enough. You can still use the stock harness to actuate the horn but you run an extra HOT lead thru a relay. Also I seperated the horn section from the pump section to make it easier to mount and just ran some tubing to connect the two pieces. I would think it would be really easy to find a spot to mount it where the stock horns are. The Wolo Bad Boy and the Stebel both take about the same room as the stock set up does or at least on my 99 TJ it seems to. I have had to use it a few times and the one I always remember was when I was next to an SUV and they were so busy on their freakin phone that they couldn't look over their shoulder to see me and just decided to start moving over. I nailed the horn and she just about went in the ditch it scared her so bad. She went from partially into my lane (I'm in the center-most lane) and she was merging from the right and she went from there all the way to the gravel verge on the edge of the breakdown lane.
I remember seeing a review of the Stebel saying they are so loud they are illegal in Texas.