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: Need a Loud Horn


Duexmachina
12-03-2009, 01:23 PM
Can anyone recommend a really loud horn to replace the stock one that comes with the JK. I have a 2010 rubi JK and want something that is LOUD. Has anyone on this forum modified their stock horn.

tehiv
12-03-2009, 01:27 PM
I got these Hella horns (http://www.amazon.com/Hella-003001791-Dual-Tone-Horn/dp/B0002MA03I). They are loud.

I'm not sure where the best price is. I just linked the first site I found with em. :grinpimp:

RDM Offroad
12-03-2009, 02:04 PM
Kleinn makes a pretty loud horn: http://www.kleinn.com/products/compact_horns.htm

Check out the sound clips on these as well as their train horns. I can get these if anyone is interested in getting the slow poke in front of you off of the cell phone.

flick
12-03-2009, 02:15 PM
I got these Hella horns (http://www.amazon.com/Hella-003001791-Dual-Tone-Horn/dp/B0002MA03I). They are loud.

I'm not sure where the best price is. I just linked the first site I found with em. :grinpimp:

I'll have to take a look at how you mounted these, because I really have to get rid of the wimpy horn that comes with the JK.

tehiv
12-03-2009, 02:25 PM
Sure thing. I just did a Lowe's Home Improvement mesh grill insert and put them behind there on the driver's side - after I painted the horns black.
StealthTJ on LSJC did most of the work. :D

venom
12-03-2009, 03:40 PM
compressor, tank and train horns works for me
also doubles as on board air for tools n tires, I just need to get a bigger tank eventually.

aldo90731
12-03-2009, 06:03 PM
I'll have to take a look at how you mounted these, because I really have to get rid of the wimpy horn that comes with the JK.

You will need to get very creative fitting anything under the hood. I attempted to replace the horn in my previous JK and it was a horrid experience trying to fit anything in there. Now I just live with the wimpy horn... :beer:

tehiv
12-03-2009, 06:27 PM
You will need to get very creative fitting anything under the hood. I attempted to replace the horn in my previous JK and it was a horrid experience trying to fit anything in there. Now I just live with the wimpy horn... :beer:

Yeah, there is very little room. That's why I put mine in front of the radiator and did the mesh to hide them.

Aegis
12-04-2009, 04:11 PM
I have a 100 watt speaker from a police vehicle and use the air horn setting. Works great.

aldo90731
12-04-2009, 05:20 PM
I picked a $16 air horn from Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40134). I managed to mount them behind the grille as tehiv suggested --but I used a galvanized steel mend "T" plate from Home Depot. The horns fit perfectly!

I ran out of daylight so the electrical will have to wait until tomorrow. I'll let you know how good it works once its done!

venom
12-04-2009, 05:54 PM
I picked a $16 air horn from Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40134). I managed to mount them behind the grille as tehiv suggested --but I used a galvanized steel mend "T" plate from Home Depot. The horns fit perfectly!

I ran out of daylight so the electrical will have to wait until tomorrow. I'll let you know how good it works once its done!

those make a high pitched WHEEEEEEEP sound
a buddy of mine has them, make sure you put them where you can get to the motor to change it. He gets about 2-3 months per motor, less if its rainy.

aldo90731
12-04-2009, 06:19 PM
those make a high pitched WHEEEEEEEP sound
a buddy of mine has them, make sure you put them where you can get to the motor to change it. He gets about 2-3 months per motor, less if its rainy.

LOL! If I burn the motor I will go to Pep Boys and pick the FIAMM air horns --they are like $25.

Knowing they could be mounted somewhere was half the battle!

MarcM
12-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Here are a few on this web sit, complete with sound clips.

http://www.wolo-mfg.com/

aldo90731
12-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Here are a few on this web sit, complete with sound clips.

http://www.wolo-mfg.com/

Hmmm...I can get to their web page but the sound sample buttons don't seem to be working

MarcM
12-04-2009, 07:42 PM
Bummer....I was just listening to them.

jdemonto
12-04-2009, 08:36 PM
This is the one I want, probably freak someone out

http://www.wolo-mfg.com/air-horn.wav

MarcM
12-05-2009, 02:06 AM
Sounds like an angry doorbell!

ka3pit
12-05-2009, 05:37 AM
There was a thread on here say about a month ago that had a horn that just plugged in to the factory deal then you mounted it does anyone remember that one?

RIDERED67
12-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Theres a guy running around here in a TJ with 3 locomotive horns mounted on the front bumper. The horns are made of steel and they are about 2 1/2 feet long! He also has about a 25 gallon a pvc air tank mounted on the unlifted tj underneath the drivers side running board. The tank is about 2 inched off of the ground. It looks very silly but oh boy those horns are looooouuuddd!!! I would imagine the hardest part would be finding a train engine willing part with its horns!

aldo90731
12-05-2009, 07:18 AM
... I would imagine the hardest part would be finding a train engine willing part with its horns!

There are many vendors willing to sell you one:

http://www.hornblasters.com/products/categorytype.php?t=shocker-xl-train-horn-kits

http://www.assuredautomotiveproducts.com/Triple-Trumpet-Train-Air-Horn-CHROME-140db-ACHRSK-333.htm --I'd be careful w/this vendor: He sent me a defective horn TWICE! But I ended getting refunded...

aldo90731
12-05-2009, 09:03 AM
I picked a $16 air horn from Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40134). I managed to mount them behind the grille as tehiv suggested --but I used a galvanized steel mend "T" plate from Home Depot. The horns fit perfectly!

I ran out of daylight so the electrical will have to wait until tomorrow. I'll let you know how good it works once its done!

Just got it all hooked up and sounds WAY LOUDER than the wimpy OE horn! :grinpimp:

RubiconGT
12-06-2009, 02:50 PM
I just ordered a WOLO Bad Boy:grinpimp:. I haven't gotten it yet but will let you know how it sounds. Its small and 139 Db's. On my Subaru I have a 2 horn Wolo that sounds like a ferrari horn and is loud-it's only rated at 131 Db.

BoomerNJ
12-07-2009, 05:33 AM
I just ordered a WOLO Bad Boy:grinpimp:. I haven't gotten it yet but will let you know how it sounds. Its small and 139 Db's. On my Subaru I have a 2 horn Wolo that sounds like a ferrari horn and is loud-it's only rated at 131 Db.

I have the Wolo Badboy horn & it's great! I changed to that after I drowned my stock horn. It's loud & doesn't sound ghey like some of the cheaper airhorns can. I also move it up a little & made sure to mount it so it will drain if flooded. Haven't drowned it yet!

aldo90731
12-07-2009, 06:30 AM
I have the Wolo Badboy horn & it's great! ...It's loud & doesn't sound ghey like some of the cheaper airhorns can...

So, does this mean it blows str8? :laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

BoomerNJ
12-07-2009, 06:32 AM
Well, I guess it does!!! ROFLMAO!!! :laughing2: :laughing2: :laughing2:

desertdog10
12-08-2009, 02:19 PM
X2 on the harbor freight setup. So cheap you can replace it when it goes out. Mine sounds GREAT!

-Jeff

aldo90731
12-10-2009, 08:25 PM
X2 on the harbor freight setup. So cheap you can replace it when it goes out. Mine sounds GREAT!

-Jeff

I really like it too! :beer:

1badCHEVY
01-29-2010, 08:46 PM
Bought a BEHEMOTH Air Horn with a VIAIR 400c 2.5g System for my Silverado(08).

It is so F*&%*N loud it literally shakes the ground!!:thefinger:
They have a video clip on the site, but the real thing is alot louder and deeper than video. Way better than I expected.

It was shipped fast--Great Tech Support-No Problems!!:beer:

The kits:
http://www.assuredautomotiveproducts.com/VIAIR-400c-25-G-Compressor-Kit-152db-BEHEMOTH-Train-Horn-ACHRSK-773-VIAIR400c-25G.htm

Bought from:
ASSURED AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY

drew
01-30-2010, 11:50 AM
I've got the Stebel motorcycle horn. Compact, loud (135dB, I think) 2 tone, easy to mount, about $40. I put the relay where the stock horn was then mounted the horn in front of the radiator on an existing tab.

RINGO
01-31-2010, 05:05 AM
My "Bad Boy"(wolo) sounds like a "lil Weeny" when temp's get below freezing.:emb:

GreenAmphibious
01-31-2010, 07:10 AM
Grover Horns hands down

YouTube - Grover Air Horn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPLkIJFMl7Q&feature=related)

Jock191
02-02-2010, 03:49 AM
Grover Horns hands down

YouTube - Grover Air Horn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPLkIJFMl7Q&feature=related)

That does sound awesome. I wonder where it was mounted.

aldo90731
02-07-2010, 09:18 AM
So my Harbor Freight Made-in-China air horn lasted a whole 4 months...

4 Wheel Parts has an AWESOME Klein Air Horn that works with the OE wiring (2 wires). The whole thing is a piece of beauty: solid chrome, steel trumpets with a mini compressor built in...no air hoses! And it only costs $31 bucks! :beer:

However, I had already converted my wiring to take the three-prong relay, so instead I picked up a $25 FIAMM air horn at AutoZone for a straight swap. It is made in Italy and SOUNDS AWESOME --way better than that Harbor Freight POS. :bounce: I hope it lasts longer too...