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Old 25th October 2006, 12:57   #16
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Perfect!! so now we have TWO illiterate uneducated fools irritating each other and other road users to death..

Do you really feel an imbecile will give you right of way, just because the decibel level is higher?

Hey,

I suggest you mind your language and edit your words. I do not appreciate such words.

Do not get personal I said nothing against you.

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Old 25th October 2006, 13:07   #17
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Could somebody help me understand these following bosch horns,and which ones best.

1>.TWO TONE HORNS

2>. COMPRESSOR FANFARE HORNS

3>. MINI FANFARE HORNS


Ps: any idea as to how to get the qualis horn type effect for my car,also which is toyota's OE horn

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Old 25th October 2006, 14:12   #18
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Hella is really good. I have them in my car - after the OE horn, this does catch attention when needed.

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Hey guys, cool off and don't get personal. This forum is for exchange of views and suggestions that is of general help to all. So let us be civilised.

Now coming back to hooters, way back in the 60s when my grand dad owned a mercury ford it came fitted with a pair of Bosch horns that made a sound of shrill "kleen", audible over quite a long distance. That was the time when cycle rickshaws were in abundance along with cattle and pedestrians, not to speak of bicycles. One tap on the hooter and the road used get split wide open.

Ever since I've always sworn by those Boschs. When I was in a position to own a car and that was an Amby 1973, I fitted them at a great cost - Rs.1600. Then when I upgraded to the next, removed them from the Amby and fitted them in the new one and so on and so forth.

My latest 2004 GLx Scorpio boasts of that pair that I removed from the esteem and fitted onto this. Excellant pair. No problems whatsoever and very clean and sharp hoot. Even the truckwallahs on the highway used to give way to the esteem when the horn was sounded..:-)

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Hi Viper,
What type of horns are these(Two Tone Horn, Compressed FanFare Horn, Air Horn), the reason i'm asking is that air horns are banned in my city. Is this horn have two different tones like short & long tones. What is the relay does, is that the one which make switching between different tones..

http://www.hella.com/produktion/Hell...ct_Trumpet.jsp

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Hey,

I agree with Godfather have been using Hella Red Grills on all my cars since over 15 years. Its a bit difficult getting the original stuff nowadays but the best part is they mean business and are repairable. I think they cost Rs1150/- a pair and come with a Hella relay included.

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Hi wolfinstein,
Is this one is a Air Horn type..


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I just upgraded the normal Minda Horns in my XETA to Mico BOSCH Symphony Series, These are the same ones that are installed in the OEM of Lancer and Skoda.
My Lancer has Roots, since when I changed the OEM horns 2 years back, I could not manage to find Boch.

They costed me Rs.380/- With 6 months Warranty. Are well under the legal prescribed Sound Limit.



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Old 26th October 2006, 01:29   #22
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another great horn is the BOSCH's smaller sized shrill sounding horn, they are of great quality with one year warranty on it. good for small-med sized cars. costing around Rs.500-600.

90% of the hella horns available in the market are duplicate, its a very very rare thing to find an original hella horn. I have used 2-3 sets of them, and all went broke after few months, and worst is they are not repairable!

Roots is also a good option, being repairable, u might not have to change another horn for the rest of ur time with ur car!

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Hey,

I suggest you mind your language and edit your words. I do not appreciate such words.

Do not get personal I said nothing against you.

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oops.. apologies.. I didnt mean to offend you. Just used your own words..
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Hella Redgrills are great for everyday use - reliable and effective sound really makes cabs, bikes, ricks and peds get out of the way.

Roots also makes great horns, but I prefer the Hella sound.
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Hella Redgrills are great for everyday use - reliable and effective sound really makes cabs, bikes, ricks and peds get out of the way.
I cant believe this !! ... No wonder Indian cities figured in the bottom of the list on a Readers Digest survey on politeness, courtesy and civic sense.

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I cant believe this !! ... No wonder Indian cities figured in the bottom of the list on a Readers Digest survey on politeness, courtesy and civic sense.
What's there to be shocked? It's a fact of life.

Have you driven behind a huge bus hogging the middle of the road for 25 kms?
Have you driven behind a slow share auto with *no rear view mirrors* completely blocking a crowded lane?
How about that stoned cyclist who gently wafts across the road when you're doing 80?

Can you drive across this mess without honking even once? If so, congratulations.

I cant speak for others, but I cant holdback. In fact, I'd love to have a Police interceptor vehicle as a daily driver.
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I cant believe this !! ... No wonder Indian cities figured in the bottom of the list on a Readers Digest survey on politeness, courtesy and civic sense.
...and when the Red Grill's aren't doing enough for me, I also have TWO Stebel Nautilus airhorns rated at 139db each. Blow all 3 horns together and everybody gets out of the way!
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...and when the Red Grill's aren't doing enough for me, I also have TWO Stebel Nautilus airhorns rated at 139db each. Blow all 3 horns together and everybody gets out of the way!
So you do live up to your nick
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Horns,...

they need to sound good + they need to get those <40 kmph drivers (smooching their girl or their mobile) off the way. Also include scaring the jay walkers in the list.

Try my idea if you like,... Stebel Magnum dual-tone for city and Stebel Nautilus for highways.

I'm still looking for a clean way to mount them in the front grill (as the monsoons are over).

But follow the rule - no air horns in the city.

The Nautilus is great. Even the lazy truckers give way.
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Have you driven behind a huge bus hogging the middle of the road for 25 kms?
Have you driven behind a slow share auto with *no rear view mirrors* completely blocking a crowded lane?
How about that stoned cyclist who gently wafts across the road when you're doing 80?
Hmmm.. so if you cant beat em.. join him?

I have done all of the above.. but I didnt need a loud horn to get them out of the way... Infact, there have been countless times a bus/truck driver has helped me overtake on a narrow road by signalling about oncoming vehicles and even slowing down.. or countless times an oncoming truck/bus got down on to the gravel on a narrow road so that my car stays on the tarmac..
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