Anyone installed an air horn?

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Thinking of doing an air horn. Anyone successfully installed one or have thought about it? I’m struggling to find a place where I could make it work.
 
Thinking of doing an air horn. Anyone successfully installed one or have thought about it? I’m struggling to find a place where I could make it work.
I've thought about it for sure. There are options on Amazon that dont require an onboard air compressor or tank. I would probably link it to an aux switch so I still have the normal horn. That would be my 3rd aux switch used, I wish they had included more.
 
I've thought about it for sure. There are options on Amazon that dont require an onboard air compressor or tank. I would probably link it to an aux switch so I still have the normal horn. That would be my 3rd aux switch used, I wish they had included more.
I’m with you on the aux switch, that was my plan as well. I’m not sure how that would get wired though since I don’t completely understand the relay and such.
 
My wife ordered this for me but I’m not quite sure I can make it work…

That would be a lot of horns to mount in any Jeep. I think I have a buddy talked into installing one on his RV though.

I would think a single or double horn is all thats needed.

In automotive electrical a relay is often used as part of a circuit to reduce the amount of current flowing through a switch. In the normal (non relay) circuit the switch serves as a break in continuity but when the circuit is complete all of the current is flowing through the switch. Thats fine for a small light but many higher current devices would require the switch and wiring to the switch to be heavy duty, that causes, space, weight, cost problems. With a relay, only a small part of the current flows through the switch, just enough to signal the relay to close the circuit. The entire current does flow through the relay but not the switch. The aux switch circuits in our Jeeps are already equipped with relay and fuse protection. If you bought a horn setup like that you could eliminate the included relay and just wire up hot and ground through the aux switches like you did for a light bar.
 
That would be a lot of horns to mount in any Jeep. I think I have a buddy talked into installing one on his RV though.

I would think a single or double horn is all thats needed.

In automotive electrical a relay is often used as part of a circuit to reduce the amount of current flowing through a switch. In the normal (non relay) circuit the switch serves as a break in continuity but when the circuit is complete all of the current is flowing through the switch. Thats fine for a small light but many higher current devices would require the switch and wiring to the switch to be heavy duty, that causes, space, weight, cost problems. With a relay, only a small part of the current flows through the switch, just enough to signal the relay to close the circuit. The entire current does flow through the relay but not the switch. The aux switch circuits in our Jeeps are already equipped with relay and fuse protection. If you bought a horn setup like that you could eliminate the included relay and just wire up hot and ground through the aux switches like you did for a light bar.
So the wiring would literally be the same as the light bar so that’s easy. I just have to find somewhere to mount it all. I looked under my hood and just shook my head. 😂
 
So the wiring would literally be the same as the light bar so that’s easy. I just have to find somewhere to mount it all. I looked under my hood and just shook my head. 😂
I feel your pain. My vehicle before the 392 was a Miata, which had a horn that felt like it was saying excuse me sir... I had an air horn installed that made it sound like a diesel locomotive was passing you but room was not an issue... I haven't installed a horn yet because I'm struggling with where I have room to place it!

Let us know what you decide please.
 
So I looked tonight and the particular kit I have is 5 horns and a mini compressor. There is just nowhere to mount all of that in the engine bay or under the Jeep. I would need around 18” to mount all of those horns side by side plus somewhere to put the compressor. I think it’s going to have to be returned as a result. If it was one horn, it’s doable in the center of the undercarriage beside the driveshaft. That’s about the only space for something of that nature that I see.
 
I feel your pain. My vehicle before the 392 was a Miata, which had a horn that felt like it was saying excuse me sir... I had an air horn installed that made it sound like a diesel locomotive was passing you but room was not an issue... I haven't installed a horn yet because I'm struggling with where I have room to place it!

Let us know what you decide please.
@HankJr I think I may have it figured out. There is a cavity of space at about the center point of the Jeep between the drive shaft and the exhaust piping. I think that’s the spot, I just have to figure out how to make it fit there. The only real concern I have is being close to the drive shaft spinning and the heat from the exhaust system but in the next couple weeks I’m giving it a shot.
 
I've been thinking about replacing the stock one with a Stebel Compact Nautilus, I've used them before and other than running a new power cable/relay it's basically plug and play in the stock location.
 
Here is simple option:


Dave
 
I considered installing a “louder” horn but was concerned it might become too annoying to hear every time I lock my Jeep with the key fob, especially in my driveway, so close to all my neighbors. I could disable the key fob alert but I find it very useful in situations where I either can’t see the Jeep or I don’t want to have to turn around to see the lights flash as I walk away.
 
I considered installing a “louder” horn but was concerned it might become too annoying to hear every time I lock my Jeep with the key fob, especially in my driveway, so close to all my neighbors. I could disable the key fob alert but I find it very useful in situations where I either can’t see the Jeep or I don’t want to have to turn around to see the lights flash as I walk away.
Good point, and don't get out of the running Jeep with your fob in your pocket... 🙉
 
I already have what I am told is an annoying habit of blowing the horn in the garage to scare the kids as they come out. 😂
 
Saw this a while back, kind of relevant here.

 

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