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Old 10-16-2010, 05:58 PM
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Default Horn on 2010: Wimpy sounding?

Anyone here thinks that the horn on a 2010 or other recent Rangers sound wimpy? My 1996 Mazda has much better sounding horn. Anyway to change it to become more "forceful" sounding?

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Old 10-16-2010, 06:02 PM
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all ranger horns sound like that

u can swap in a older caddy horn
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:59 AM
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I bought a set of "Super Loud American Horns" from Griot's Garage-- www.griotsgarage.com --Part #77416--$39.99. MUCH BETTER!!!
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:38 AM
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I bought a set of "Super Loud American Horns" from Griot's Garage-- www.griotsgarage.com --Part #77416--$39.99. MUCH BETTER!!!
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Any audio clips? How was the install?
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: Horn on 2010: Wimpy sounding?

i replaced mine with a horn out of a wrecked 2008 mustang
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:16 AM
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Do what my friend from Destin, Florida did. Invest in a train horn. He finds people walking down the street and creeps up behind them and lays down on it. lmao.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Horn on 2010: Wimpy sounding?

I bet the problem is that you have a single-note horn on your new truck. Some rangers come with a single-note and others come with a double-note. Mine had a single-note and i agree, it was very wimpy sounding. A trip to the junkyard took care of that, i pulled a double note off of a superduty and its twice as loud now best of all, i paid 5 bucks for it. on the superduties the horn is behind the passenger side front fender if you want to get one of those instead.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:54 AM
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Here is from a another horn thread

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video of caddy horn

here is a little more info on the horns

Caddy and Buick's used 3, and 4 note horns they where used from the 60's threw to the mid 90's as a option on the full size models

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Old 10-17-2010, 11:55 AM
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I was let down when i pulled a set of caddy horns off of a fleetwood and they didn't work. It was the only one in the yard too lol
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:35 PM
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Any audio clips? How was the install?
Go to the website-they have a clip there. Install wasn't bad-it really just depends on how fussy you are. I cut the connector off of the wiring harness for the stock horn and went from there. I cut it back about 2" from the end in case i needed to go back to stock. You'll need to bend-up a couple of mounting brackets, mount the relay, and run the wires.
Well worth it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Horn on 2010: Wimpy sounding?

I'm not sure what year they changed it but my 2008 came with only one horn where as the older trucks have 2. I have the stock horn out of a 2001 in there now. It's not much of a difference but I like it better than the one that came on the truck.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: Horn on 2010: Wimpy sounding?

haha, i have these same horns and i shop at grits quite often.

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I bought a set of "Super Loud American Horns" from Griot's Garage-- www.griotsgarage.com --Part #77416--$39.99. MUCH BETTER!!!
40 Bucks well spent.
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Do what my friend from Destin, Florida did. Invest in a train horn. He finds people walking down the street and creeps up behind them and lays down on it. lmao.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:28 PM
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I bet the problem is that you have a single-note horn on your new truck. Some rangers come with a single-note and others come with a double-note. Mine had a single-note and i agree, it was very wimpy sounding. A trip to the junkyard took care of that, i pulled a double note off of a superduty and its twice as loud now best of all, i paid 5 bucks for it. on the superduties the horn is behind the passenger side front fender if you want to get one of those instead.
Is this a direct hook up? Will any f150 f250 etc work?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:28 AM
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Do what my friend from Destin, Florida did. Invest in a train horn. He finds people walking down the street and creeps up behind them and lays down on it. lmao.
And I love flashing drivers with my 130-lumen tac light or letting go with some OC when they do crap like that to me. LMAO.

Tell your friend to tread lightly.

Just to keep this on topic, I have a pair of PIAA Sports horns ready for install; they should be a definite improvement over stock. Here's a link (non-PIAA, but has better pics).

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:32 AM
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LOL

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