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I was on the NJ parkway this weekend and I happened to see an Ody beside me. Well, shorthly after some dude tried to pass the Ody that was then ahead of me and guess what? The Ody had Truck AirHorns (Under the hood).
The funny thing is that the dude that was trying to pass the Ody got freaked out, believing that he had an 18 wheeler right on his A*s.

I always wanted to get air horns but know that I saw (heard) this I'm willing to get them jewels.

Any advise as to where to get some top of the line Truck Air Horns?

I have tried some sites like www.ricksontruck.com and http://www.florawrecker.com/store/horns.html



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OK, you asked for it, so here goes. I live in Florida where everybody retires and then spends their last months of marginal driving capability terrorizing other drivers by doing things like running red lights, turning right at intersections from the left lane, backing up the interstate to get to a missed exit, and my personal favorite, refusing to proceed through an intersection during rush hour on a green light waiting to get into a turn lane they missed.

Geez! That felt good. Now where was I? Oh yea, AIR HORNS. See the connection? I've tried them all. Forget the plastic junk. They are wimpy and have a slight delay before they sound. They use a compressor that does not generate pressure until the button is pushed.

Now check out these puppies by Hadley.
http://www.hadley-products.com/hadley.html
These are the same monsters the 18 wheelers use. They get the job done. But you have to do some planning. I had a set on a 1996 GMC Yukon. Used the space designated for the tool box under the hood for the comressor, and get this, air tank. This stuff takes up a lot of space. The brakes on the SUV sucked so Hadley saved my butt multiple times when someone even thought of cutting me off. It only took a slight tap. The compressor keeps 125 lbs. ready in the tank and an electric solenoid sends the air from a hose to the horns. As an added bonus, they give you a coiled hose to attach to the tank to use to inflate your tires. Sold them with the truck, really miss them.

For the square footage impaired, you can do something like this dude:
http://www.redhummer.com/myhummer/horn/
This is an electronic "air" horn just like you hear on emergency vehicles. I would not recommend getting the old siren module this dude did because they are illegal to install in vehicles in most states. You could do something like this instead:
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/sirennet/airhorwitpam.html
which is not illegal as it has no siren capability. And marry it with a compact speaker used on unmarked cars like
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/sirennet/whsa314a.html

This stuff is not inexpensive, but will definitely solve any traffic warning problems you may have.




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When you have a lot of use for a horn in driving, you really need to take a look at the WAY you are driving. Nothing is more annoying than someone who honks at every slight transgression on the road. It is a sure sign of arrogance, IMHO......

Jerry O.

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A very interesting point indeed. At the same time, IMHO, if a person happens to be a driver that is always the honkee (no racial slur intended), then such person should consider what it is they are doing to always get this presumably unwanted attention.

A horn is a signaling device intended to alert the inattentive driver. I probably use mine once a month, maybe twice a month during season. The proper usage of the horn is as if you were saying "I am here" rather than "@#$O%^&". I personally prefer the headlight flash as a more useful warning device. Plus it has the added bonus of scaring the begeezus out of anyone that has seen the movie "Ronin".

Enjoy the ride.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ody-ranger:
I always wanted to get air horns but know that I saw (heard) this I'm willing to get them jewels.

Any advise as to where to get some top of the line Truck Air Horns?
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Well, these aren't air horns but will fit in the stock location and will make some serious noise: <a href="http://www.susquehanna.com/susq/hella/85115.htm">Hella Supertone</a>

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Air horn on an RP Ody?

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