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Offline 2talltim

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need a new horn
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:18:04 am »
The silver bitch sounds like a dying duck so I want to replace the horn. And I'm not putting another oem squak box on it. When I had my TL I put a VW horn on it, it sounded okay but I want to hear options and opinions...go

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 05:53:58 am »
I went with the Screaming Banshee horn.....there was a group buy quite a while ago and it was cost effective.  Very nice.

http://screaming-banshee.com/banshee-horn-warning-system
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 06:26:27 am »
No matter which aftermarket horn you go with keep in mind that the stock horn switch may not be able to handle the extra current draw. You'd be well advised to install a relay that's controlled by the horn switch and connected directly to the battery so that the stock switch doesn't go up in smoke. 
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 06:47:29 am »
How about these horns?


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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 06:52:51 am »
Nice horns but will she blow them?

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 06:56:22 am »
Good question.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 08:42:03 am »
The silver bitch sounds like a dying duck so I want to replace the horn. And I'm not putting another oem squak box on it. When I had my TL I put a VW horn on it, it sounded okay but I want to hear options and opinions...go


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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 08:55:57 am »
PIAA sports horn Tim, trust me they are loud. And you need no relay, that is what I am going to buy soon. I heard one over the weekend, it was quite impressive.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 09:20:07 am »
If you want a "real" horn, then install an air horn (and relay).  Search the forum for "Nautilus" and you will find many threads.  It is a lot more work and hard to find a good mounting place, but it blows away any electric horn.  Love mine.

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 10:36:57 am »
The Wolo Bad Boy airhorn is always available if you have a walk in Harbor Freight near ya, dangerous place to have close to home.... credit cards get flattened fast there...heheh
Also seeen them at Advance autoparts, and Autozone, and PepBoys...right around $30... http://www.amazon.com/Wolo-Model-419-Bad-Horn/dp/B000F5DQWY

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 12:00:48 pm »
The Wolo Bad Boy airhorn is always available if you have a walk in Harbor Freight near ya, dangerous place to have close to home.... credit cards get flattened fast there...heheh
Also seeen them at Advance autoparts, and Autozone, and PepBoys...right around $30... http://www.amazon.com/Wolo-Model-419-Bad-Horn/dp/B000F5DQWY


Interesting.  That looks almost identical to the Stebel Nautilus we are all using...
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 12:18:55 pm »
Interesting.  That looks almost identical to the Stebel Nautilus we are all using...

They are the same. I've had the Wolo version on my Duc for years with no issues, so quality seems to be the same... just the benefit of saving a few bucks and possibly finding it on the shelf at Harbor Freight.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 12:39:09 pm »
Interesting.  That looks almost identical to the Stebel Nautilus we are all using...


yes, they are completely identical, and I am sure that both are made by the exact same manufacturer.
I'm talking about the Nautilus compact...


I think the banshee is also made by the same company....





I'm pretty much sure all 3 can be modified to allow a split system for better fitment like this

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 12:52:05 pm »
If you want a "real" horn, then install an air horn (and relay).  Search the forum for "Nautilus" and you will find many threads.  It is a lot more work and hard to find a good mounting place, but it blows away any electric horn.  Love mine.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=286
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=3104



I can assure you Max that the PIAA sports horn is a "real horn", some of us don't want to have to deal with a relay and a large horn that is a pain in the ass to mount.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 01:01:09 pm »

I can assure you Max that the PIAA sports horn is a "real horn", some of us don't want to have to deal with a relay and a large horn that is a pain in the ass to mount.



I forgot to mention they come in a CHROMED version.... Bling.... 8) ;)


ooo I went to look at them, wow, they are easy to install, they say "no wiring is required"..
http://www.piaa.com/store/p/411-Powersports-Slim-Line-Sports-Horn-500Hz.aspx

anbody want my Wolo, I really didn't want to wire it in.... :rotflmao:
just kidding...

actually for the money you can't beat the Fiamms...
http://www.amazon.com/FIAMM-72112-Freeway-Blaster-Horn/dp/B000DINKPQ/ref=pd_sim_auto_11

I know how frugal you are Poke... ;)

I have heard these, with the high and low pair mounted, and they are DAMNED loud. ???

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