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Old 08-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone change their horn?

has anybody changed their horn? i hate how femenine the horn on my car (04 LS) sounds. it reminds me of a childrens toy, and i feel like the tone of it isnt enough to alert other drivers if need be.

if anyone has done this, what horn would you recommend? the words on the packaging of the horns ive looked at isnt very helpful to me to determine the sound.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go to the junkyard with a 12-14.4 volt cordless tool battery and start playing. Some vehicles have two horns with different tones at the same time which sound for lack of a better word fuller.

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Train horns!

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That makes me think of bub rub or whatever that idiot was called. He was actually on Tosh recently.

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Train horns!
Illegal in most municipalities.

I personally like having dual tone horns. Always get the attention when needed.

Side note I have seen many electrical schematics where it shows the vehicle having both horns but only one was installed by the factory, sadly just for cost savings for them.

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A lot of the aftermarket horns are good, they are usually labeled as to what the decibel level is, and the note they produce. Sometimes they even have an adjuster screw on them to adjust the tone. I had a pair of 130db on my old motorcycle, people noticed when I honked that!

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go to the junkyard with a 12-14.4 volt cordless tool battery and start playing. Some vehicles have two horns with different tones at the same time which sound for lack of a better word fuller.
i dont know why i didnt think of that, but its a great idea, thank you lol

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A lot of the aftermarket horns are good, they are usually labeled as to what the decibel level is, and the note they produce. Sometimes they even have an adjuster screw on them to adjust the tone. I had a pair of 130db on my old motorcycle, people noticed when I honked that!
i'll have to check out the aftermarket horns again, and re-read the packaging. i like the idea of an adjuster screw

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Train Horns

has anyone actually done this? I'm seriously considering doing this.
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I just want a louder horn too - not train horn,,just louder. The horn on my MKS sounds like an 86 Hyundia

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You can install a set of ford horns if you want loud, or you can install some caddy horns if you want a loud and low toned horn.

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Hella supertone ... and done

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air jorn tone

I prefer the air horn tone tjat the Police cars have. It is legal as it is not a siren. I have it hooked up to the horn ring inplave of the horns. I mount the siren box in the trunk. But you can buy just the air horn unit.

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Mine is plenty loud on my 2003, maybe yours is not working properly?

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You can install a set of ford horns if you want loud, or you can install some caddy horns if you want a loud and low toned horn.
Actually a good idea re: the Caddy. The horn on our 01 SLS was great. Loud, low, strong. I would be really happy with that sound.

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I prefer the air horn tone tjat the Police cars have. It is legal as it is not a siren. I have it hooked up to the horn ring inplave of the horns. I mount the siren box in the trunk. But you can buy just the air horn unit.
I have an 04 9c1 and an 01 Crown Vic interceptor. The Imp has a meek childlike toot and the Crown Vic has a regular Ford horn. No air horn on either.

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