Air Horns ?

Jim

New Member
#1
For a kick, I installed a cheap set of JC Whitney air horns(for $28) on my wife's Escort. There add claimed 130 decibels loud. These air horns were definetly loud. They were the loudest horns I've experienced and worked great for scaring deer off the roadway. The problem is they just do not last. Bought two sets, and the air pumps crap out in about two months. After taking a deffective pump appart, I saw why these pumps fail. They are cheap pieces of crap! Just plastic and pot metal, and not made to last. Anybody know of a quality loud airhorn? Ranger Jim
 

Phil

New Member
#3
Jim:
Look in one of those tuner car sites for a small compressor, that and a small air tank for a reservoir, some 1/4" plastic line, a valve and some fittings and you are good to go.
The big trucks just have a line to the valve in the ceiling, and run off the main air supply.
Happy New Year
Phil
 

Jim

New Member
#6
The air horns I've been using have been Fiaam. I have seen Fiaam regular car type horns that last the life of the car, but their air horns just don't cut it. The first two sets I bought were made in Italy. Both quit in less than a month. JC Whitney was great about warranty replacements. The third replacement Fiaam was made in China and it didn't work at all!! Ranger Jim
 

Jim

New Member
#7
Hi Bill Musarra, Thanks for the tip on the air horns. Do you have a web site or phone number for Car Builders. Thanks Ranger Jim
 
#9
The air horns I've been using have been Fiaam. I have seen Fiaam regular car type horns that last the life of the car, but their air horns just don't cut it. The first two sets I bought were made in Italy. Both quit in less than a month. JC Whitney was great about warranty replacements. The third replacement Fiaam was made in China and it didn't work at all!! Ranger Jim
Ferrari and Lamborghini would be sorry to hear that. They have been OEM in Ferrari and Lamborghini going back to the late 60's.

My personal experience has been that they've always worked flawlessly and without fail.

You can also try the german equivalent - Hella. Between Fiamm and Hella that's 95% of the consumer market. Hopefully you find a good solution.

Good luck!
 
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