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Old 02-03-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Wimpy horn

Ok, I have a stock 89 YJ. Love her but she has the stock horn that's wimpy as hell. Any suggestions for something even a little more manly?

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Old 02-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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I was thinking about upgrading my horn also.I forgot about it but thanks to you Its now on my list.Thanks for making my pockets a bit lighter lol.

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Old 02-03-2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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train horn should fix that problem....
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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get a set of horns out of an older truck
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
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Yep the horn is almost as dissappointing as the headlights on my 03 TJ. Replacing lights first and will probably do the horn next.
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Google for GM/Delco/Cadillac A, C, D, F horns. That's about as loud as you get without sounding like an idiot or spending a bunch. It has a nice full, balanced sound with some ass behind it. Only negative is finding good places to mount everything. Also, it's good to set up a relay since it draws more juice - don't want to melt the stock power wires with the additional draw. There are some nice aftermarket horns out there, but most of them are just loud and don't have that full range of tonal scale. Air horns are nice and loud, but who wants to spend the time, expense and onboard space on that, and have to wait on a compressor to fill?
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #7
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If it doesn't beep, it doesn't belong on a Jeep
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:20 PM   #8
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Google for GM/Delco/Cadillac A, C, D, F horns. That's about as loud as you get without sounding like an idiot or spending a bunch. It has a nice full, balanced sound with some ass behind it. Only negative is finding good places to mount everything. Also, it's good to set up a relay since it draws more juice - don't want to melt the stock power wires with the additional draw. There are some nice aftermarket horns out there, but most of them are just loud and don't have that full range of tonal scale. Air horns are nice and loud, but who wants to spend the time, expense and onboard space on that, and have to wait on a compressor to fill?
Older Cadillacs and big Buicks have these horns, these cars typically have 4 horns mounted behind the grill. 1960-early 1980s cars and these and they will get peoples attention.I learned this trick when I lived in St.Petersburg Florida (home of the nearly dead) in the 1970s.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #9
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Thanks all, I really do want to wake em up so I'm going the GM, Caddy route. I'll hit the junk yard this weekend.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #10
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Thanks all, I really do want to wake em up so I'm going the GM, Caddy route. I'll hit the junk yard this weekend.
You might check eBay out too. Plenty for sale there from a variety of sellers who have good feedback. Big variation in prices from seller to seller though, so watch out.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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Go online and Google "Rivco". They sell 12 volt horns for motorcycles because the stock horns are lousy. I think that Stebel makes their horns. Not expensive, super loud and are an easy swap.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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Idk, because my '97 TJ horn sounds plenty loud to me. Maybe its a YJ problem, or maybe the horn themselves are defective.
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Idk, because my '97 TJ horn sounds plenty loud to me. Maybe its a YJ problem, or maybe the horn themselves are defective.
use I would assume.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:16 AM   #14
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I always wanted to replace my horn as well, so I got the cheap, so called "Blaster" horn from advance auto, but it sounded wimpier than stock. I didn't know that was possible but it was. I returned that for an advance auto "Ooooga" horn and now like that for a joke purpose. Had it on probably 4 years now and it still works great.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:35 PM   #15
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I put a post in the JK section and went with the PIAA 400/500hz that was suggested

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