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post #1 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions- Air horn mount location?

Hi all,

Long time lurker here but now into my first few posts. First of all I'd like to say thanks so much to everyone for the mine of knowledge that I've been leaching off for the past few years whenever I need to know something about my WJ.

Little bit of info on me, I'm in London, had a '99 Limited with the 4.0 till late last year when I had a small front-ender in it and had to let it go due to insurance complications (to a specialist Jeep Breaker).

Now I've picked up an '04 Overland with the V8 HO and that's part of my issue!

Compared to the I6, the V8's bay has a lot less room to party and since I picked these up



I'm sort of stuck as to where to mount them. I'm thinking about on the Left hand side behind the intake / air filter box but if you gents have any better ideas then let's hear them.

I figured it needs to be somewhere that won't get too wet from splashes and isn't too low from driving through rivers.

On a secondary note, does anyone know where the wiring for the horn comes into the engine bay from?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 09:23 AM
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 09:30 AM
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Get em chromed and mount em on the roof! Yeeehaaa! Are they musical (and therefore illegal as decreed by the fun police!) or all just sound together as they should.
If they are legal and going to replace your horn then just use the wire that goes to your factory horn to trip a relay wired straight to the battery. Jobs a goodun!

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 12:03 PM
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Paint them black and mount them between the radiator/condenser and grill facing left to right or right to left. Then mount the compressor anywhere and route the hose. That way there is no obstruction to output.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-24-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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They are either musical or sound together- done with a flick of the switch on the relay. It's mainly for those idiots on the motorway that pull out in front of me because 'there's no way that ole Jeep could be going that fast' as the stock horn just doesn't seem to hit them hard enough!

I like the chrome idea but then I've gotta route the hose up and have issues of airflow at high speed. I do like black paint idea and mounting them in that space, though surely if they're pointing sideways then the forward sound isn't going to be as penetrating?
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Update:

I've painted them black and left the inside red, they're actually looking pretty good and I've half a mind to mount them up top!



But I've decided I'm going to mount them to the two vertical bars between the radiator and the grill (no idea what they're for / called) pointing downwards so no rain can get in and the sound will be the same from any angle.

My only concern is that this could potentially cut off airflow to the radiator but I really really doubt it- just something someone else mentioned.

Any thoughts?
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