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    Thread: Hella Twin Supertone Horns Installed

    1. Member Phrost's Avatar
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      06-15-2005 10:02 PM #1
      Just got my Hella Twin Supertone Horns from Safe Drives today and installed them (118 dB) They were $60.99 and only took 2 days to ship to my house.

      Here is a better view of what they look like right out of the box


      You can find these horns, as well as others from Safe Drives in this link below:
      http://www.safedrives.com/products.asp?cat=60
      Installation requires removal of the front bumper. Once everything was off, I removed the negative terminal to my battery. The two oem horns are located down in the driver side corner. This is what your oem horns look like

      You only have to remove 2 nuts to get them out, and this is what it looks like after they're off

      Next you'll have to chop off the harnesses and crimp on some female connectors. Other horns may be different!

      The yellow/black wire is positive, and the brown wire is negative. I guess you could mount these however you want... I wasn't sure how they were supposed to sit, so I pointed them down. Here is the bottom one mounted and wired

      Then both mounted and wired

      Then a few more beautiful shots to get a better idea



      Installation was very simple, but I needed to buy the female connectors along with nuts/bolts to mount the horns since Hella doesn't include any hardware. These are 300Hz and 500Hz. They sound pretty euro to me but are a little higher pitched than I thought. I still like em though They are fairly loud, but I really haven't gotten the chance to just lay on the horn and compare to the oem ones. There are 2 sound clips floating around the vortex somewhere, but I don't know where they are and haven't made my own yet.
      Comments/Questions?

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      06-15-2005 10:07 PM #2
      i've never even thought about getting different horns. are they louder than oem, different tone, etc?
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      06-15-2005 10:12 PM #3
      They are higher pitched, and louder. My oem horns are all plastic, but everything on these ones I bought is solid metal, and they weigh maybe 2-3 pounds each. Hella quality for sure [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 06-15-2005 10:48 PM #4
      Bump, because I'm going to install my Hella horns sometime soon !!
      thanks for the writeup.
      -Matt

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      06-15-2005 10:51 PM #5
      interesting...i've always wanted euro sounding horns. how do these compare to the hella dual trumpet airhorns?

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      06-15-2005 11:10 PM #6
      Awesome.
      They sound like ferrari horns. High pitched and italian sounding.

    7. 06-15-2005 11:13 PM #7
      Yeah, I actually have the hella trumpet horns.
      I don't know how well they're going to mount behind the bumper, but I've heard that they sound very similar to the ones shown in this post.
      I think (not positive) that the trumpets are just a little louder.

    8. 06-15-2005 11:16 PM #8
      One question though, for the original poster:
      In the first Big picture, do you use that cube shaped plug (amp/transistor?)
      and where does it actually go?
      thanks,
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      06-16-2005 03:25 AM #9
      That plug thing is a relay. You don't need to use it if you install the horns the way I did, since your horn already has one. I found that out in a DIY so I just never used the thing and it's working fine so far [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] I guess the only way you'd use it is if you kept your oem horns but also wanted these horns too... I have no idea actually lol

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      06-16-2005 03:26 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by VDub GTI »
      how do these compare to the hella dual trumpet airhorns?

      I think both the airhorns and these are rated at 118 dB, but I've heard that the airhorns are louder. I've never heard a set of airhorns though... The only reason I didn't buy those was I thought they might be tricky to mount.

    11. 06-16-2005 03:31 AM #11
      Installing my Hella Triple Horns were a pita. However, the three frequencies produced sounds pretty cool.

    12. 06-16-2005 04:23 AM #12
      I must be sleepy. As I scrolled down I froze at this pic cuz for a second I thought you had a dead baby moose tucked away in your engine compartment.

      nice write-up, sounds like a good idea [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    13. 06-16-2005 01:12 PM #13
      [QUOTE=Mr Euro]I must be sleepy. As I scrolled down I froze at this pic cuz for a second I thought you had a dead baby moose tucked away in your engine compartment.

      That's awesome...I can see the moose, too.

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      06-16-2005 01:31 PM #14
      I could be wrong but as I understand it with these horns they should be pointed toward the front of the car, such as behind the grill so that you can see them from the outside of the car.
      their sound pattern in narrow and projected forward so that they can be better heard on the highway. you have them pointed down so you are losing alot of their usefulness.
      the relay is not needed but can sometimes actually make the horns louder(these horns pull alot of power)
      have fun with your new horns, now people might actually be able to hear you on the highway


      Modified by focalBlur at 1:36 PM 6-16-2005

    15. 06-16-2005 01:41 PM #15
      looks great although we now need sound bites

    16. 06-16-2005 02:07 PM #16
      my supertones just died (mine are mounting using the stock brackets)...one of them is barely working...time to get new ones...

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      06-16-2005 04:48 PM #17
      I thought about aiming them forward but that would involve me making a bracket and doing a lot more work I figured aiming them down would be alright, because that's what you're supposed to do with alarm sirens... Next time I have my bumper off I'll probably relocate them [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 07-05-2005 03:22 PM #18
      Here's how I mounted my Supertones this morning.

      I used an 8" straight steel bracket from Canadian tire and two little L brackets. Got a few Stainless Steel Bolts with Nylock Nuts to attach everything together, used Locktite on them as well to be safe. I had to play around with the positioning in order to clear the bottom of the bumper, and to have them far enough apart to keep them from touching each other or the back of the Micro DE's.
      I don't have an intake to worry about, my concern was moving the horns further back to clear the Micro DE. I used the relay and didn't cut the stock horn wiring up, I used a male connector to plug into the stock positive female connector and just taped up the second connector. Your car is way cleaner than mine. hehe


      Modified by mtltdi at 8:26 PM 7-5-2005

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      i want a new horn. i was thinking more like an air horn
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      07-05-2005 04:17 PM #20
      tight!! i cant wait to install mine now! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      07-05-2005 04:24 PM #21
      Nice write up(s) guys!
      Get all your auto safety stuff at http://www.safedrives.com! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    22. 07-05-2005 04:32 PM #22
      I have a small mpeg with the beep, can anyone host it? It's 155kb

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      07-05-2005 04:51 PM #23
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] There are multiple ways to wire these up, so you don't have to chop everything up like I did
      I still haven't gotten around to making different brackets for my horns yet, so mine are still pointed down. Once I finally mount them how they should be, I'll let you all know exactly how different they sound... if any
      Now go to http://www.safedrives.com and buy some new horns! You know you want to

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      07-05-2005 05:01 PM #24
      speaking of horns, does anybody know where I can find some novelty horns...like the cucaracha
      no but seriously, does anybody know

    25. 07-05-2005 05:26 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Chacolla »
      speaking of horns, does anybody know where I can find some novelty horns...like the cucaracha
      no but seriously, does anybody know

      ask Balsac he has one

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