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Old 12-28-2017, 01:21 PM
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Air Horns

Somebody mentioned this in another thread.

Just fir fun, Who has them?

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I've been looking at them online. I have the ARB dual compressor under my hood already. I just need the tank, horns, and all of the little parts. I don't think I'd use it for anything good. Just honking at people on their cell phones.

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Kinda sorta similiar, but not really... Santa brought me an Ooga horn. I figured it was a good idea to alleviate the road rage that people give me when I honk at them when they're being boneheads.
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I keep forgetting to ask my neighbor what “air horns” he has in his garage. They are not real air horns (operate on 12vdc, but have actual horn shape), but they’re loud! The need isn’t there for me to justify the time and money, especially without an already installed onboard air system.
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I was looking at them since I had an onboard air system in my last vehicle and it was really convenient... rather than try to figure out where to install a tank, I went with a portable viair compressor instead.

For the horn, I bought a whelen electronic air horn and mounted the speaker behind my front bumper. Same effect, but it sounds like an ambulance or police car!
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I was looking at them since I had an onboard air system in my last vehicle and it was really convenient... rather than try to figure out where to install a tank, I went with a portable viair compressor instead.

For the horn, I bought a whelen electronic air horn and mounted the speaker behind my front bumper. Same effect, but it sounds like an ambulance or police car!
Did you wire the whelen to take the place of the stock horn? Thinking about picking one up but read on another Jeep forum there are issues going this route.
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I have these, they are very loud:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/22-520-Mega...4383.l4275.c10
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Did you wire the whelen to take the place of the stock horn? Thinking about picking one up but read on another Jeep forum there are issues going this route.
No, I wired it in to a small momentary push button switch that I mounted on the center console... The switch is in the little black plate that is under the console release. I mounted the whelen unit under the passenger seat on top of the bracket that holds the wiring harness.

I didn't want to replace the stock horn; just add something else that can be used for a friendly "beep-beep" when warranted, but it also draws some more attention than the stock horn when needed!
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No, I wired it in to a small momentary push button switch that I mounted on the center console... The switch is in the little black plate that is under the console release. I mounted the whelen unit under the passenger seat on top of the bracket that holds the wiring harness.



I didn't want to replace the stock horn; just add something else that can be used for a friendly "beep-beep" when warranted, but it also draws some more attention than the stock horn when needed!


Didn’t think to mount the unit there, good call. But I want to replace the stock horn. I seldom use it but when I do, I need it haha.


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I put these on my Wife's Wrangler. Awesome horn for letting someone know they are a dumba$$.
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I put these on my Wife's Wrangler. Awesome horn for letting someone know they are a dumba$$.
How was the install on this horn?
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How are these air horns activated? You keep your stock horn for normal use?
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The stock horn is awful. Awful because it has a weird delay to it. Sometimes I just want to give a quick beep beep as a thank you or acknowledgement but it's hard to do for whatever reason. It's always just a long obnoxious honk instead.
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The stock horn is awful. Awful because it has a weird delay to it. Sometimes I just want to give a quick beep beep as a thank you or acknowledgement but it's hard to do for whatever reason. It's always just a long obnoxious honk instead.
Hate this, it's obnoxious sounding too. Like the sound is too "small" to come from a Jeep
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How are these air horns activated? You keep your stock horn for normal use?
I kept the stock horn and then used a separate momentary switch for the air horns mounted on the center console just below the lid close to where my hand normally rest. I’ve probably only used the air horns twice in the past four months. Still nice to have the stock horn for when I’m picking the kids up from the babysitter or waving at a neighbor.
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How was the install on this horn?
You need to supply all wiring, but it was super easy. I mounted them behind the air dam, right behind and on that bottom cross bar. I'll have to get pictures later.
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I was looking at them since I had an onboard air system in my last vehicle and it was really convenient... rather than try to figure out where to install a tank, I went with a portable viair compressor instead.

For the horn, I bought a whelen electronic air horn and mounted the speaker behind my front bumper. Same effect, but it sounds like an ambulance or police car!
where did you mount the speaker? i have the same horn im about to install.. not sure it will fit in front of the radiator behind the grille
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where did you mount the speaker? i have the same horn im about to install.. not sure it will fit in front of the radiator behind the grille
No, mine wouldn't fit behind the grille... I mounted the first speaker behind the bumper on top of the u-shaped frame member that the skid plate bolts to; facing forward. That speaker (a cheap one) ended up failing so I swapped it out. I currently have it mounted facing downward sitting flat on the underside of my winch mounting plate (JCR vanguard bumper).
I have the control box mounted under the passenger seat with a small momentary switch on the front of the center console, on that little black piece that pops out.
It is actuated separately from my stock horn.

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No, mine wouldn't fit behind the grille... I mounted the first speaker behind the bumper on top of the u-shaped frame member that the skid plate bolts to; facing forward. That speaker (a cheap one) ended up failing so I swapped it out. I currently have it mounted facing downward sitting flat on the underside of my winch mounting plate (JCR vanguard bumper).
I have the control box mounted under the passenger seat with a small momentary switch on the front of the center console, on that little black piece that pops out.
It is actuated separately from my stock horn.

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Im actually installing my Whelen Air Horn w. PA to a Whelen speaker tomorrow to a horizontal rocker switch on a RR a-pillar. it will also be seperate from my stock horn. the Whelen amp is going under the pass seat... still have to figure out a decent place to mount the whelen speaker.. i have the 10A steel bumpers. i can make it fit behind the grille but im worried it will make contact with and block airflow into the radiator.

Next week I have a Hornblasters Wrango train horn kit (compressor, tank and horns) going in.. gonna have plenty of horn options to choose from for the moron drivers here in Chicago.

(side note: i recently found a you-tube video that showed me how to swap out the springs on the stock horn, so it doesnt require hulk strength to activate it, and therefore it is possible to give a courtesy "toot" with the stock horn)

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Aren't you afraid that the sudden/loud sound may startle an adjacent vehicle into an accident? I know that, when I'm on my motorcycle, a very close horn blast can send me into the next lane - reflexively. Be careful.
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Aren't you afraid that the sudden/loud sound may startle an adjacent vehicle into an accident? I know that, when I'm on my motorcycle, a very close horn blast can send me into the next lane - reflexively. Be careful.
i probably wouldnt use the train horn in traffic.

as for the air horn, i have one on my work vehicle and it does not even faze the a**hole drivers here in Chicago. neither do lights or sirens for that matter.
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When I was in Europe back in the day. They used to have two horns one for city and one for highway. I still think that’s an approach that makes sense and I would probably only use a very loud horn on the highway.
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Aren't you afraid that the sudden/loud sound may startle an adjacent vehicle into an accident? I know that, when I'm on my motorcycle, a very close horn blast can send me into the next lane - reflexively. Be careful.
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I installed a Wolo Bad Boy horn on my motorcycle to alert the morons that like to pull out in front of you because they don't ever see motorcycles. Believe me it gets more attention than the wimpy stock bike horn.

The Jeep horn is very difficult to push and also sounds pretty wimpy. I may look into another Wolo horn for the Jeep.
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i probably wouldnt use the train horn in traffic.

as for the air horn, i have one on my work vehicle and it does not even faze the a**hole drivers here in Chicago. neither do lights or sirens for that matter.

Have you used the Whelen Howlers yet? We have been installing them on our ambulances lately, and they do seem to help. They are basically like a sub-woofer that mirrors the siren a couple of octaves down.
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Have you used the Whelen Howlers yet? We have been installing them on our ambulances lately, and they do seem to help. They are basically like a sub-woofer that mirrors the siren a couple of octaves down.

i have not. i got a Whelen model sa315p.. its just the airhorn and microphone for "PA" function. no sirens. i grabbed a 100 watt whelen speaker on ebay... i havent 100% installed it yet still trying to figure out the 7 point momentary rocker switch from CH4x4 and the closest hidden dimmable wire to the driver side a-pillar to tap into for the switches.

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