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Old 01-02-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
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Train Horn

Anyone running a trainhorn? Or better yet an on-board air system?

I just don't know where I'll be able to fit a tank and horns at on the jeep (I want them hidden)

I understand where I'd like to put them but I don't know if it would work..

Just wondering, Thanks.

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If I were gonna run an on-board air system, I'd prolly run something like this toward the back and bolt it down through the tub with like Torx bolts or something to help deter thieves from getting away with it...I don't run either so I can't help ya out with telling you of any good mounting locations or anything. Sorry.

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You can get an aftermarket bumper that is also an air tank.
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Try this horn, i put one on my motorcycle great sound easy install.
STEBEL S.p.A. - horns
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Wolo Horrns

I have these mounted under the hood between the engine and radiator. Plenty of room with the 4 banger.
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Try this horn, i put one on my motorcycle great sound easy install.
STEBEL S.p.A. - horns
One of my good riding buddies has a STEBEL mounted on his Bandit 1250 and its seriously loud! I think this one would do the trick.
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It is hard to beat a large, high pressure air tank and a high volume train horn. But you could cause a heart attack!
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If you had one, then you'd just be riding around town doing things like this ....

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Well, I'd do it at the local car shows I'm at like everyweekend this during the warm months. And on the trails!

Atthetop, where did you mount all the rest of the hardware, any writeup? I'm looking at a horn roughly the same size, but I dont know where any decent sized tank would fit in the trunk or rear end..

Kilroy, thats like having a bumper that holds gasoline Haha. I don't know if I'd want 100+ PSI sitting in a bumper that could get ruptured..
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Well, I'd do it at the local car shows I'm at like everyweekend this during the warm months. And on the trails!

Atthetop, where did you mount all the rest of the hardware, any writeup? I'm looking at a horn roughly the same size, but I dont know where any decent sized tank would fit in the trunk or rear end..

Kilroy, thats like having a bumper that holds gasoline Haha. I don't know if I'd want 100+ PSI sitting in a bumper that could get ruptured..
This horn does not require a storage tank. The compressor feeds the horns.

Here is the link with it and other air horns. You can test the sounds here also.

WOLO MFG. CORP. AIR HORNS, AIR HORN ACCESSORIES & AIR COMPRRESORS

I took the connector off the TJ horn and wired these to work when I hit the horn button.

Mine are the Powerhouse models.

Here is where I have them.
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My girlfriend's friend has one of those train horns on her Jeep, Idk how she set it up though. Her Jeep is a 6 cyl btw
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This horn does not require a storage tank. The compressor feeds the horns.

Here is the link with it and other air horns. You can test the sounds here also.

WOLO MFG. CORP. AIR HORNS, AIR HORN ACCESSORIES & AIR COMPRRESORS

I took the connector off the TJ horn and wired these to work when I hit the horn button.

Mine are the Powerhouse models.

Here is where I have them.
Sweet so its like a bolt on modification. How did you run the wire for the stock horns? Just simple connect and go?

And from the site they are really naisly. How are they in real life? Loud and do they echo nice?
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...if it really is a train horn, you will need a large volume of air. Not the type of compressor you would normally find on a Jeep. If you mean an automotive air horn, mony of them use a high volume, low pressure rotary compressor without an air tank.
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Yea bumpers with airtanks??? just a little dangerous
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Sweet so its like a bolt on modification. How did you run the wire for the stock horns? Just simple connect and go?

And from the site they are really naisly. How are they in real life? Loud and do they echo nice?
The compressor is wired directly to the battery. Then I used the wiring from the horn the energize it when you push the horn button. Without going out in the cold to look at how I wired them I do not remember it's been over 5 years.

They are not like a train horn but it gets the attention of the person on the cellphone as they wander into your lane.
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Yea bumpers with airtanks??? just a little dangerous
How dangerous is it? A bumper is much thicker than a portable air tank, a hole in the bumper would not create enough force to remove the bumper and make it take off like a rocket, and it would not fracture into little pieces to make shrapnel.

If it developed a leak and you dropped in a BB, you would put your eye out!
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hmm. My bumper has never been in an accident but you are right, usually its the body of jeep that crumples and not the sturdy bumpers
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:27 PM   #18
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Bumper tanks are safe - 100psi is nothing. PVC holds 300 psi. Besides - if your in an accident & you rupture the bumper the steel is strong enough to hold together - its just going to let the air out.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #19
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True, but not needed in my case..
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for the record, theres no way you will fit a train horn under your jeeps hood! ive seen them mounted on custom mounts in a pick up box. but under the hood of your jeep, no way. also you are gonna find it hard to get your hands on a real train horn, then you have to consider the air supply.... there is just no way possible.

an air horn, yes.
an air horn equivalent to a trains horn, no way!

and for the record. im sure someone will say, what the hell dose he know....
I own an 02 tj; and i work for bnsf. burlington northern santa fe railway.

on another note, what a waste of $. i believe i seen some bigger horns kits online for like 3k!.... nothing more to be said.
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If you do get some horns, I highly recommend the Hornblasters Shockers. I have them on my Silverado in the grill and they are a "blast!" (pun intended) I have had a lot of fun with them and when I get my Jeep soon, I plan on getting them for that too.
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Replacement Horn[s]

While train horns or any decent air horns are probably inappropriate for a daily driver, I typically retrofit my SUVs with Cadillac tri-tone horns circa 1995. They have a gorgeous sound, don't cost too much and provide plenty of decibels. Is is acceptable to apply GM accessories to a Chrysler product? Would the tri-tones overwhelm the concept of a Jeep Wrangler Sahara conceptually? Let me know. Something has to be done with the pathetic factory horn.
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I don't have a horn at all after my recent renovations. I completely forgot about installing one. I was at a stop light and the car in front of me wasn't paying attention when it turned green and wasn't moving. I couldn't do anything! I was shouting and revving my engine. lol. was the most frustrating thing I've ever experienced. She moved at the last second and I had to wait for the next green.

A train horn would've been nice to have. I'll look into it probably just get a normal one though.
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I don't have a horn at all after my recent renovations. I completely forgot about installing one. I was at a stop light and the car in front of me wasn't paying attention when it turned green and wasn't moving. I couldn't do anything! I was shouting and revving my engine. lol. was the most frustrating thing I've ever experienced. She moved at the last second and I had to wait for the next green.

A train horn would've been nice to have. I'll look into it probably just get a normal one though.
That was my problem when I replaced my steering column and broke the horn button but I found that revving the I6 to 4K behind someone is enough to get their attention
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I want to hear a sample of the $1500 one
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go on youtube and search hornblasters. Like the video above, they drive around literally scaring the life out of people.
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if you had one, then you'd just be riding around town doing things like this ....

this is exactly what i'd be doing with it!!
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If you had one, then you'd just be riding around town doing things like this ....

Dude...My 8 year old and I just laughed our asses off at that. Hysterical.
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I agree about the train horn thing. If I had a truck I'd have Nathan Airchimes but i've seen an SUV with these and it takes up the ENTIRE roof rack and you need ear protection when you set them off. but there's some good airhorns that sound pretty similar. and NO it's not a complete waste of money. Sometimes a word or a finger and a normal horn can not amount up to the anger you have built up after driving behind a complete dick head who doesn't pay attention. an air/train horn does!


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for the record, theres no way you will fit a train horn under your jeeps hood! ive seen them mounted on custom mounts in a pick up box. but under the hood of your jeep, no way. also you are gonna find it hard to get your hands on a real train horn, then you have to consider the air supply.... there is just no way possible.

an air horn, yes.
an air horn equivalent to a trains horn, no way!

and for the record. im sure someone will say, what the hell dose he know....
I own an 02 tj; and i work for bnsf. burlington northern santa fe railway.

on another note, what a waste of $. i believe i seen some bigger horns kits online for like 3k!.... nothing more to be said.

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