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Old 11-12-2010, 06:24 PM
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Okay so I purchased my truck off of a volunteer fireman who disconnected the horn for his siren things. Well, when I got it, I bought a new horn. Didn't do much research and it sounds like a clown car. I want something that sounds like, well, a truck. What better than an air/train horn sound, right? You may disagree because it probably will get annoying, but it's what I want. So if you could help I'd appreciate it.

Well, I really just want a horn that is as easy as uninstall the old, install the new. No installation of other buttons and such. Do they make train-horn sounds like that or do you need a compressor or something? I'm a complete noob with this. I was thinking about getting..http://www.jcwhitney.com/philly-expr...8048y2002o20j2
..but I'm unsure if this is a basic installation and what not. Any info., suggestions, HELP, would be appreciated. Thank you.


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You will need a compressor but hooking it up to the old horn relay output should be pretty easy.
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Looks like that horn comes with the airline, so just need to get a compressor. I have my air horns hooked up so I can have either factory, flick a switch and I get the air horns.
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What does a compressor cost? And do they make like, regular electric horns that just make the deeper sound like a train?
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I just have a little electric compressor, no storage tank and what not, goes of when I hit the horn. it is similar to the compressor that comes with the cheap sets, mine is off a boat.


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I purchased my train horn kit from hornblasters.com i paid $450 for my kit....Loud as hell though and I love it....
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Alright perfect, thanks guys
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Wait fellas, im still a bit confused. All the horns I keep looking at are like roof mount. Anyone have a suggestion of a horn that'll fit this list?

1. Below $150
2. Loud
3. Train Sound
4. Don't really want a compressor, but if I must, a small one.
5. Under the hood installation, where the factory one is.
6. Prefer to have it hooked up with my actual horn button, not a seperate switch. But again, if I must, I would.

Please bear with me, I'm completely clueless and need some help. Thanks

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For something smaller you may check out Wolo horns.
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