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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2004, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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My horn is shot, shopping advice for a loud horn

So my TJ is a magnet for bad drivers. and I use my horn a lot. Mine just quit working, so now I am looking for a new horn. A really loud one. BUT I dont want a really expensive one. Like a loud trucker horn. So any advice while looking, and recommendations?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2004, 04:30 AM
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Yeah, Wolo air horn, Long Horn sound, Model 417.
http://www.wolo-mfg.com/new.htm
$50 shipped. Installed fairly easily.

Let me say this. I was almost t-boned Sat night driving down the road...old woman wanted to drive from one shoppping center to another across the street and didn't even look...cause I have BRIGHT headlights and red car, etc...Well she wasn't going to stop until I LAID on the air horn. Never saw a jaw dro pso far and brakes hit so hard.
Hope she had to adjust her pacemaker.

A friend was in front of me about 2 car lengths ahead and heard the horn and looked for a semi in his rear view mirror.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-18-2004, 05:47 AM
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These guys have some nice horns http://www.groverproducts.com/index.html

Truck horns, boat horns, fire engine horns, even train horns. I'm not too sure about the legality of having a train horn on a vehicle, and they're kinda pricey, but they're REALLY loud. Not to mention that the fear of wondering if your about to be hit by a train has a pucker factor of 11.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-18-2004, 04:48 PM
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Go to a Junkyard and pull one off an old Cadilac
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-18-2004, 04:51 PM
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So my TJ is a magnet for bad drivers. and I use my horn a lot. Mine just quit working, so now I am looking for a new horn. A really loud one. BUT I dont want a really expensive one. Like a loud trucker horn. So any advice while looking, and recommendations?

TIA
Loud trucker horns are expensive.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2004, 10:44 AM
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Last week I got so annoyed with how wimpy the factory horn was, that I ordered
a "HELLA Twin Supertone Horn Kit". These jokers are seriously loud! I paid way too much
for mine, but if you shop around you can find them from $40 to $70 online.

I found a nice mechanic to help with the install since there was minor splicing involved. (I'm not good with electrical stuff)

They look great under the hood too!

Here's a link for reference sake.
Hella Twin Supertones

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-28-2011, 02:27 PM
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Bantha, im thinking of doing the same thing too... horns broken on my TJ and the mechanic doesnt know what it is, probably just buy the HELLA airhorns. How much did the install cost you?
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-28-2011, 02:36 PM
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Go to a Junkyard and pull one off an old Cadilac
^x2. Probably a $5 fix.
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