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post #1 of 15 Old 02-18-2009, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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PIAA sports horn

Anyone tried the PIAA horn? 115db and 500hz, and can be wired direct from your stock horn connection.

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Good question! I'll folllow along to see what's posted.

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Price wise they are about the same as a Stebel, maybe even a few clams more. But its a straight connect the wires to install, no relays required.

Hope somebody has tried one, I suspect they are probably almost as loud, and anything is an improvement over the stocker.

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Around $38.00 at amazon.com Looks pretty good to me, think I'll spring for one..

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Okay, I was finally able to find this thread. This is a super forum, but, it has quite possibly the worst search feature ever. I'm searching for "horn" and I get: 1. Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : horn
Duh - let's see, I'm searching for "horn" but "horn" is a 'common, too long or short' word, so it's 'not included' in the search. OOOKAAYYY!!!

Anyway, got the PIAA sports horns installed while the dealer was doing the centerstand & Conti RoadAttack tire install. The PIAA's don't require a compressor or anything, and they are nice and LOUD!! A major improvement over that disgraceful, weenie OEM unit. A pic is at the VSRI site.

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The search function requires five letters. A better search method for horn is to go to google.com and search for

horn site:stromtrooper.com

but it's a very common word and would give many hits.

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Put the PIAA sports horn on last year. Very loud indeed. Mounted it where the stock horn was. Almost too easy.

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If it's louder it's using more power. If it's using more power your horn button's days are numbered.

The only question is will you wait until you have to replace the entire left switch cluster, or add a relay now?

Imagine if you will if it's loud now without a relay, it'll be LOUDER with one I guarantee it. I'm the relay guy eh

Personally though I love the stock horn. Great for meeping 'hi' to friends and neighbours.

Friends, be careful honking a loud horn in anger. Once a guy tried to kill me with his car. You were warned.

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If it's louder it's using more power. If it's using more power your horn button's days are numbered.
The only question is will you wait until you have to replace the entire left switch cluster, or add a relay now?
Doesn't the 'horn' fuse protect the wiring/circuitry/cluster?

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