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If you want loud, you have to have compressor, and tank, lines, fittings, and gauges. There are some electric ones that, IMHO, sound like crap. Can't beat a hornblasters kit, they have everything you need.

If you have it hooked up to your regular horn(e.g. steering wheel), and you get stopped for a sound ordinance for being too loud by a cop, they WILL give you a ticket guaranteed. You can't have it directly hooked up to your regular horn It has to be on a separate switch. Granted, it's illegal either way because it's violating sound ordinances, but if it's spliced into your pre-existing horn it'll get you in more trouble. something to think about for yah.

I personally wouldnt want it going off all the time when i want my reg horn (steering wheel one) because for it to work you have to have a compressor and tank with that compressor running NONSTOP drawing energy, and making noise just so you can have a horn. but if you go the electric route you wouldn't have to deal with this obviously, but you would sacrifice sound/sound quality.

I have looked into this idea for a while now and would love to be able to drop $500+ on a kit. but they are a little pricey. REAL train horns retail for over 1k, and thats just for the horn itself, nothing else. haha.

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Here is my electric one, just compressor not extras
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Here is my electric one, just compressor not extras
haha! thats not to bad! how loud is it in person because im sure the camera's doing no justice.
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on my 1956 chevy 1/2 ton, i had had an electric horn setup, it had 2 electric air pumps & 4 horns, each a different length, i set it up on a 3 position momentary switch, center position was OFF, hold down in the top position & it only blasted 2 of the horns, hold down the switch in the bottom position & all 4 horns blasted. I had to make my own bracket, so that i would only have 2 holes in my inner fender, the horns were pointed down towards the road & slightly forward. There was no room between the radiator & the grill.

you can find some descent horns at this site, you can hear them too
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Mine can be heard for a few blocks, worked great in the parade this summer
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my buddy has a hornblasters train horn. WOW ITS LOUD! i love it but hate the compressor. wolo horns arent too bad. when you see vehicles with the dukes of hazard horn its usually a wolo.

this is the wolo "bad boy" horn here

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what about the wolo mc splitter? inexpensive, no need for an air system and comes with the small compressor..but no mounting hardware. any suggestions on how to install it under the hood?
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If you want a horn with some balls then you'll just need to spend the coin and get a complete kit. You want the big train horn sound but you're not going to get it trying to cut corners or buying other stuff for less. If there was a way, then everybody would be doing it. Train Horns are not direct bolt in, they're Completely custom to install. Buttons, PSI switches, lots of wiring, an Air Tank or tanks, a Solenoid or air valve, air lines, brass fittings & Plugs, a compressor, and the horn. It's all gotta be mounted somewhere and takes near a full day to install it depending on how detailed you want to get. Mine took a weekend of planning, building, and Installing. My point is if you want the BIG legit Train Horn sound, you have to spend the money and if you're a total noob, then you're probably not going to be able to install it yourself.... at least you're making it sound like you won't be able to...
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I too am new to the aftermarket horns and have a Wolo myself. However the wiring looks tricky. It looks like Ill have to cut the wires and use my own connectors. I have 2007 1500 big horn with the dual factory horns with two wiring harnesses. Total of 4 wires all together, not sure where to start. Anyone have any advice? Thanks guys.
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I was able to mount the wolo horn and keep the low tone horn from the factory. sounds pretty good, some cuts and splices but simple wiring. Let me know if anyone needs help with Wolo. Thanks
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