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    Thread: What's the deal with Hella Supertones?

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      03-15-2010 10:09 PM #1
      It seems like every Subaru enthusiast has to have these. They do sound better imo, but what's the connection with Subaru? Do a lot of people have them?

      Here's a 15 second vid comparing them to the stock Subaru horn -

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JueYhdhp6o

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      03-15-2010 10:12 PM #2
      In for answer.

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      03-15-2010 10:13 PM #3
      Is it just me or do those look like the knob for an outdoor facet?
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      03-15-2010 10:13 PM #4
      It's like VW guys and their slam-poke-tuck

      or BMW guys with the douchebaggery

      or Honda/Saturn/GM kids and their rice

      or rednecks and their lifted trucks

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      03-15-2010 10:17 PM #5
      Look cool???

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      03-15-2010 10:18 PM #6
      they're all the rage in the mk2 forums too... i think it's more the forums you visit then anything else.. they're pretty popular all over
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    8. 03-15-2010 10:20 PM #8
      my roommate had them on his old wrx a few years ago. I think he saw them on ebay for cheap and picked them up. didn't know it was a "subaru" thing

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      03-15-2010 10:22 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by TASVW »

      You sir, are a genius.

      And maybe it's not as much of a Subaru specific thing as I thought then. I just always noticed how it seems like EVERY WRX and Legacy that's owned by an enthusiast has them, and I never really noticed that with any other group.

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    10. 03-15-2010 10:23 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by TASVW »

      Yes!


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      03-15-2010 10:25 PM #11
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      Going to church is bland. Eating vanilla ice cream is bland. Dating somebody from your local Ayn Rand book club is bland. This car makes all of those things seem as exciting as doing 12 lines of cocaine. With Katie Perry. While she's on fire...in Times Square. And you're naked.

    12. 03-15-2010 10:26 PM #12
      they are great & loud. I had a set on my MKIV Golf, then when they rusted out... I put a set of Hella Air Horns in.

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      03-15-2010 10:27 PM #13
      ^^^ Haha, nice Accent.
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    14. 03-15-2010 10:29 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by TASVW »

      Showed my wife the original pic and she turned her head (unprovoked) to see it upside down. Great/Epic pic!


    15. 03-15-2010 10:31 PM #15
      They don't sound as good as they look. Always thought these were the "euro" sounding horns...guess not

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      03-15-2010 11:09 PM #16
      I didn't like the gay horn the 3's normally came with, so I upgraded to Hellas.

      I love having upgraded horns. If I don't find a better replacement horn, then i'm rolling with these again.

      Something something darkside..

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      03-15-2010 11:11 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Brownalicious »
      I didn't like the gay horn the 3's normally came with, so I upgraded to Hellas.

      I love having upgraded horns. If I don't find a better replacement horn, then i'm rolling with these again.

      The Mazda 3 comes with a high tone, if you add a low tone it sounds like a nice meaty Vette' horn.

      I'll be in my bunk.

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      03-15-2010 11:19 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by mikeyworks »

      Showed my wife the original pic and she turned her head (unprovoked) to see it upside down. Great/Epic pic!


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      03-15-2010 11:25 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by TASVW »


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      03-15-2010 11:38 PM #20
      Alot of the Subaru owners have them because we are cursed with a terrible sounding OEM horn. it is on my list of projects for the summer.

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      03-15-2010 11:44 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by patrikman »
      Alot of the Subaru owners have them because we are cursed with a terrible sounding OEM horn. it is on my list of projects for the summer.

      Sounds good to me. The Fit's horn isn't exactly attention-getting. I don't use my horn very often, but when I do, I want respect. Even in a tiny car.

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      03-15-2010 11:50 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »

      Sounds good to me. The Fit's horn isn't exactly attention-getting. I don't use my horn very often, but when I do, I want respect. Even in a tiny car.

      Hence why I replaced the weak high-tone horn in my Accent

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      03-15-2010 11:52 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Das Borgen »


      PIIHB?


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      03-15-2010 11:52 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by TASVW »

      And now it all makes sense

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      03-15-2010 11:57 PM #25
      I want one of these horns:

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    26. 03-15-2010 11:59 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by GrmnLvr »
      They don't sound as good as they look.

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      03-16-2010 12:24 AM #27
      I had the Supertones for awhile and they were better than what they replaced. But these are the best yet and I'm sporting them now, powered by VIAIR and a 2 gallon tank:

      These are EXTREMELY effective.


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      03-16-2010 12:26 AM #28
      Maybe it's because a lot of people have them but you can see them easily when mounted behind that subaru grill?

      I had supertones on my mk2. I want to get some for the frontier because the stock horn sucks. I think nissan used the same one throughout the model line because my friends sentra has the same tone


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      03-16-2010 12:29 AM #29
      I have a set on my Chevy Colorado. The OEM horn died. They are quite effective horns.

      My father used to buy Hella horns in Germany that sounded like the old hi-lo police sirens. They were great.


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      03-16-2010 12:29 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by kkelter »
      Maybe it's because a lot of people have them but you can see them easily when mounted behind that subaru grill?


      I would think you'd be able to see two bright red, round horns through any car make's plastic mesh/honeycomb...

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    31. 03-16-2010 12:29 AM #31
      alot of subie owner have because their oem horn is weak and sounds like its from a scooter.

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      03-16-2010 12:33 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Black Smokin’ Diesel »

      Hence why I replaced the weak high-tone horn in my Accent

      I have the Hella Supertones on my 2008 Accent as well!

      Excellent horns and scare the isht out of people!

      Before I had them, people wouldn't notice me and merge into me on the freeway. They couldn't hear the stock horn as I was blasting away trying to warn them of the impending danger, but it was to no avail. Now, cars swerve out of the way if I even so much as let out a little pulse of the Supertones!

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      03-16-2010 12:36 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by greatfox »

      Before I had them, people wouldn't notice me and merge into me on the freeway. They couldn't hear the stock horn as I was blasting away trying to warn them of the impending danger, but it was to no avail. Now, cars swerve out of the way if I even so much as let out a little pulse of the Supertones!

      Aside from the obvious tone change, are they really that much louder?

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      03-16-2010 12:42 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by VDUBber91 »

      Aside from the obvious tone change, are they really that much louder?

      They hurt my ears if I have the windows down, whereas this was not the case with my stock horn. FWIW, they are very loud in my opinion

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      03-16-2010 12:44 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by greatfox »

      They hurt my ears if I have the windows down, whereas this was not the case with my stock horn. FWIW, they are very loud in my opinion

      Awesome. I might end up getting some down the road.

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