Air Horns

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  1. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I have a peterbilt 379, and I was tired of getting a bath when it rains. So today I replaced all the cab lights and the air horns. I decided to replace the 4 oem horns, which were Grover. With Grover 1506 stutter tone emergency air horns. It took my friend and I ALL day but I finally got it completed. They are INSANELY LOUD!!!! Can you hear me now? lol 20210515_163121.jpg
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

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    Allllllllllright!

    I’m in.

    I was considering train horns, but the whole plumbing/wiring and that stem that sticks up with the valve I wasn’t sure of.

    I currently have the 5 torpedo lights and 2 stock horns without the caps (so when it rains/snows/bugs - I get hhhhhhhoooooooooohhhhhrrrrrrrNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN)

    which is no good for a quick TOOT TOOT.

    So - more pictures and tips and tricks and part numbers please.
     
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    I think I've got an air horn from a mining shovel kicking around somewhere. If I can find it I'm going to mount it on my KW. Makes a train horn sound like toy lol.
     
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    I went from 4 - 2 when I repainted the truck and from 7” to 6”, but I like simpler looking trucks, but that’s just me
     
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  9. bad-luck

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    It was a pain in the butt! Depending how old your truck is, you can rebuild them. With age the horns get very brittle. You can also get get weather covers.
     
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    I spent around $1830 for the horns and the weather covers. I had to replace the pedestal mounts which were around $400 with the hardware. I spent another $30 or so for stainless nuts and bolts. I could have purchased the original OEM horns from Grover and got them cheaper but I decided to go with the stutter tone because they are super loud.
     
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    That might not be a bad idea. The stutter tone emergency horns are the exact same horns that are on fire trucks. Fire trucks usually have 2, sometimes only one. I have 4, and the rattle my teeth with the windows up....
     
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