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Old 03-30-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Louder Better Horn Ideas

Hi all,
Just installed the Wolo Big Bad Max and don't like it. It is going back.
I wanted a lower pitch horn with lots behind it and it sounds like it vibrates too much for the sound output. Muddled sound, I like the original better.

I installed a couple of the Fiamm Freeway Blasters in the 4Runner years ago and though the pitch was much higher, the sound was pure and is Way louder than the stock horns.

I have been checking other threads and there is no real consensus on these things. I just want something that will get the attention of anyone that is not paying attention.

How about the Stebel Nautilus Compact Air Horn?

What did you put in the truck and how do you like it?
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I used something like this on our old rally trucks and my old van. They kicked ass, but you need a compressor.

Probably will eventually add it to new van, just haven't quite gotten around to mounting the compressor and plumbing in a tank.

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I am now having second thoughts. My wife returned home and I got a chance to hear the new horn from the outside. It sounded much cleaner and a bit louder outside. I think I will give it some time and see how it goes.
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Hi. I have the Wolo Mad Max and people in other cars pay attention when it sounds, together with the size of the vehicle.
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I'm using Hella Supertones. They're not a deep tone but they certainly get noticed when I use them.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:17 PM   #6
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This is the one I'm using. I like the air horn

http://www.thepublicsafetystore.com/...sirenkit3.html


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Hi. I have the Wolo Mad Max and people in other cars pay attention when it sounds, together with the size of the vehicle.
Cheers.
Pretty awesome that the horn Wolo sells in Australia is called the Mad Max!!

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I used something like this on our old rally trucks and my old van. They kicked ass, but you need a compressor
Got a photo of the ones you installed on your GS?
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #9
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Where and how you place the horns can make a difference too. Sound can bounce around inside fenders, engine compartment etc. Just make sure you don't set them up so water can blast right into them. If you are still looking, motorcycle shops often have LOUD horn upgrades since most car drivers have **it for brains....
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