Thinking about getting a Train Air Horn.....

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by pray1140, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. pray1140

    pray1140 New Member

    So, This thought hit me one day out of no where. I really want to get a Train Horn for the truck, BUT i dont want something that is going to sound weak. Also, i dont want to spend a ton of money on it either. I've checked a few web sites ex. But maybe someone can help me out and point me in the right direction for something good sounding and reasonably priced...... Any help is appreciated
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    HornBlasters is a very good site to go with. There are some Cheap horns out there that don't last long Beware...Get a good set spend a little more...
  3. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    X2. I got about a $300 dollar kit and yet it works very well the horns are to high pitched. I'm still looking for a deeper toned set of horns that aren't super big money.
  4. pray1140

    pray1140 New Member

    I know for sure you can go to Hornblasters and take a look at what horns they have. They are also going to have audio samples that you listen to, that way you know exactly what you are going to get. Also, you can go to Youtube and there are some videos there, and usually the name of the horn used is posted in description.

    Thank yall for the input
  5. ajarman

    ajarman Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    where do you plan on hiding the horns, tank and compressor?? I have thought about this mod too, but just did know where all the parts would go.
  6. pray1140

    pray1140 New Member

    Well, I was thinking about getting a low profile tool box for the compressor, and fastening the tool box to the bed of the truck. Then drilling through the tool box and truck bed to run the lines to the actual horns.

    As far as the horn placement goes, i was thinking somewhere closer to the front. Maybe somewhere around the oil pan, front end differential. But that is going to depend on how long the air lines are when i get the unit.

    The only thing that i am not 100 % sure about is running the control switch into the cab. I just really dont want to drill through the cab of the truck. But if i do end of drilling, i will take it to my custom shop and let those guys do it so it gets patches correctly. I dont trust myself that much.:happy:

    So basically i need a horn unit + a low profile tool box.
  7. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Thats what I did!! Its a really good idea because your tank and compressor is locked up and also out of the weather. I did that then mounted my horns right under the box and that made everything really easy to hook up.

    Wiring the switch up in the truck isn't to hard! There should be a grommet in your firewall to run wires through. I also ran a separate switch for the compressor that way if my tank got a leak and the compressor had to keep running it wouldn't always be on and run my battery down.

    I'll check out horn blasters! I'd really like to get my whole setup back going again.
  8. Falcone

    Falcone Rockstar 100 Posts

    how did you find the horns mounted under the tool box? rattle the crap out of everything in the box and bed? I always figured you'd want the horns somewhat facing forward to direct the sound, or is it just so loud it don't matter which way they're pointing the A hole infront of you gets the message?

    I've been tinkering with this idea as well. But I don't think I want something like super rediculously loud, I'm thinking along the lines of Semi truck loud, or just alot louder and ALLLLLLOT deeper then the stock horn the NNBS's come with. Any ideas on those?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  9. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I would say tool box is a good idea, now my buddy's Durango took out his spare tire and put the horns there, I couldnt see them neither could the cops unless you crawled under the truck. But he did say he bought his off of ebay for around 500
  10. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Worked out pretty well actually! Made so much easier to mount and dismount. They actually didn't rattle anything at all. 4 bolts in the bottom of tool box and they were very sturdy. Yes I probably would've liked to have the sound facing forwards but to be honest it was so loud and when I used them it didn't really matter where the noise was coming from.

    Actually have a story about that. Me and my buddy pull into mcdonalds one night and while at the drive through my buddy keeps honking the trainhorn. Well since the horns were behind me the lady working the drivethrough thought the car behind me was hinking and she got really pissed and was yelling at her! I'm sure that was a pleasent conversation with those two ladies after I pulled away! :lol:

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