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Old 02-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I upgraded my '13 OB horns to a pair of HI/LOW PIAA 85112; they sound great, much louder and deeper than the stock equipment.

And yes the louder the better (within reason of course). The horns have served their purpose when someone is turning into me, did not see me, which tends to happen a lot here in the New Orleans area.

Can the stock horns perform the same function...of course, but the PIAA seem to project a louder stronger sound that quickly gets the attention.

I never lay on the horn when someone cuts me off because it serves no purpose [IMO]; the wife does, and more often than not she gets the middle finger, and it just enfuriates her further more.

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I never quite understood why people are upgrading their horns. In my experience the idiot you're honking at doesn't care or is oblivious to the fact that you are honking.

What purpose does this serve? I'm not trying to put down the upgrade, just trying to understand the reasoning behind it.
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I never lay on the horn when someone cuts me off because it serves no purpose [IMO]; the wife does, and more often than not she gets the middle finger, and it just enfuriates her further more.
My wife is occasionally a 'ride the horn' person, too, and she usually gets the same results as yours. I keep my mouth shut most of the time (b/c happy wife.....), but I've never seen the point of it. My horn is generally used for quick bursts.
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Thanks - sorry if I'm being dense, but I did installed the Hella Supertones as you did, in the grill with the Subimods bracket, relay, and harness. I'm running the stock horn in the fenderwell/behind the headlight too.

Am I mistaken, or doesn't the stock horn have a power and ground wire within that plug? or is is just a power wire and ground is to the chassis?

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It appears that the plug is just a power plug... There's a single male blade connector in it.

The FIAMMs have two blades on the back of them, but come with a short grounding wire that you use to connect one of them to the bracket that holds the horn in place.



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Perfect, thanks. I didn't recall what it looked like
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I replaced the stock horns on my '13 OB with Fiamms a couple months ago, and it was as easy as everyone said. The only "problem" I had was the connectors. Although the stock connectors fit the Fiamms, it didn't seem like a very tight connection. On the stock horns, the connectors distinctly snapped into place, but not on the Fiamms. I am watching them closely to see if the connectors vibrate off at some point.
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I replaced the stock horns on my '13 OB with Fiamms a couple months ago, and it was as easy as everyone said. The only "problem" I had was the connectors. Although the stock connectors fit the Fiamms, it didn't seem like a very tight connection. On the stock horns, the connectors distinctly snapped into place, but not on the Fiamms. I am watching them closely to see if the connectors vibrate off at some point.
You're right about the connection... The blade slid right in, but is only held by friction.

Try a tube of
this stuff this stuff
... Somebody on here recommended it for the connections on my Supertones that kept coming apart. I put enough on the connection w/ the FIAMM that I think it'll hold it just fine.
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I'd like to have my horn somewhat louder both for honking and for making the "alarm system" with shock sensor a more forboding - but not looking for a Hella at 116db. I want to be able to give a quick beep to a pedestrian or cyclist without shocking them into an inappropriate reaction. I know what it feels like to be on that side of things.

Anyone have a good horn upgrade to recommend that might suit me?

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You're right about the connection... The blade slid right in, but is only held by friction.

Try a tube of this stuff... Somebody on here recommended it for the connections on my Supertones that kept coming apart. I put enough on the connection w/ the FIAMM that I think it'll hold it just fine.
Hey thanks! I just ordered the stuff in clear (didn't want my messy work showing so much )
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I think I'd use one that sounds like an 18 wheeler for the highway, and put the stock on a separate switch just to say Hi or warn a pedestrian. I need to find a good one that runs on electric and not air.
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I actually used my horn this morning... Some moron was drifting into my lane. I honked at him and he immediately straightened out.

Sure, it probably would have happened w/ the stock horn, too, but IMO the louder the better.

Aside from that... Some people like to just tinker w/ cars. This is something you can tinker with / personalize at relatively low cost (though the Hella set up from Subimods isn't exactly cheap).
Fair Enough, diffrn't strokes.

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Honestly, I don't think any mod is "necessary". But I've done plenty too just because I can. I mean, who needs an extra 100 hp? But who doesn't WANT it (just one more of these Amazon.com: Add 10 HP Decal Adds Horsepower Car JDM Funny Vinyl Sticker: Everything Else and I'll be there )

Like I said, not trying to put the mod down, just more trying to understand it. Myself I'd put a dixie horn if I were to put anything
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