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Old 8th March 2009, 17:51   #556
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I got a pair of Roots Vibrosonics for my Wagon-R.
How is the root s MEGASONIC ? is it legal ? does it require any special wiring ? Is it ok to use it without cut out on original clip s ?? Does it harm the mechanical s or horn in anyway ??
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Old 8th March 2009, 22:20   #557
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Default Hella red grills should be near the grill in front of radiator

I installed the redgrills in front of radiator in my Corolla. Interestingly, the sound inside the cabin is lesser than the OEM horns while the sound outside is mindblowing. Actually the redgrills are effective 'road clearers' becasue they start to cause pain if blown for more than 3 sec! In most places in India, the pain factor is important in horn effectiveness. Hopefully they will standardise the testing of this and print on the horn boxes! I do notice that I had to blow the OEMs for 5-7 seconds in order to get roadhogging two wheelers and rickshaws to give way, and now it take a brief toot on the redgrills to do the job.
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Old 9th March 2009, 00:04   #558
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Stebel nautilus comes in a box as a single piece. Depending on the space to install and your need, it is for you to decide whether you require one or two Stebels.

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Hi GD,

Thanks for the info.

Is it a single piece or a box with two horns in it?

Do we need two of them or single is enough?

Please advice.
The relay provided with the horn is good enough. Your wiring choice is good enough too....

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Just got a stebel nautilius. Special thanks to ankit.
Now regarding the installation, shall i use the relay provided with the horn or get a bosch/roots relay? Any suggestions regarding the wiring specs? Planning to use 2.5sq mm wiring.

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If you go through the specifications, both the above horns are same db at the same distance.
BTW, I plan to install a Stebel Nautilus on my Corolla for regular city use.
Will it be too loud?
Is it against the law?
I dont want to mess with toggle switches cluttering the dash.
Stebel Nautilus is not a street legal horn. Use it outside city limits.

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Hi,

Am planning to change my OE horns of my swift.I plan to either fix a Hella Red Grill or the stebel nautilius.

Please let me know where can i get the original Hella and Nautilius and the price for it.

I enquired at a shop in GP raod they told me Hella is 1350.

If any of you know the shops selling genuine parts let me know.

Thanks

Ram
I have a set of Hella Red Girll and a Nautilus on my OHC with a 2 way switch. Use the Red girll for city and Nautilus for highways only.

Another option is to keep the OE horn for city use and Stebel for highway.

Stebel Nautilus - Rs 675. (prices are going up in the next import by Rs 125)
Hella Red Grill - Rs 950. (This is not the latest price, about 6 months old)

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I bought Hella red grill with bill and warranty: Rs. 1100.
Stebel Nautilus: Rs. 650.00 No warranty.
Place: Opera House, Mumbai.
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Stebel nautilus retails here for abour 750/- per unit.
Good price for both. I had bought my Red Grill for Rs 800 and Nautilus for Rs 600.

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Hi Guys where can i get the nautilus in blr searched everywhere could not find it, and where can i fix this for an indica
I can source this for you. PM me.

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Hi GD,

Thanks for the info.

Is it a single piece or a box with two horns in it?

Do we need two of them or single is enough?

Please advice.
It's a single joined unit with an attached trumpet. Google image search.

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Just got a stebel nautilius. Special thanks to ankit.
Now regarding the installation, shall i use the relay provided with the horn or get a bosch/roots relay? Any suggestions regarding the wiring specs? Planning to use 2.5sq mm wiring.
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The relay provided with the horn is good enough. Your wiring choice is good enough too....
You're welcome bud. I've seen the Stebel go bust but never heard of a relay malfunction, so as guruji says, it's good enough!
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Hi ,guys where in mumbai can i get Stebel nautilius and Hella Red Grill with B/W and their Prices also please.
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Default Opera House.

Read the prices in my post below.
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Old 14th March 2009, 17:12   #562
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HI BHPian ,I decided to fit hella redgrill in my swift,but came across a BOSCH supertone in Hautecar zone in chennai which costs 2100.Where as hella costs 1350.

The sales person there told me that bosch will be louder that hella.and in the packaging i saw hella to be 118 DB but bosch didnt have the decible written in it.

Please advice me which one to go for?? I need a loud sharp horn

The bosch looked like this

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Default Go for Hella.

I have used Bosch horns before. They are good, but dont last much and then they are not 'repairable'.
Go for the Hellla red grills. Believe me, they are loud and they are sharp. And they are now made in India by Hella for worldwide supply.
And they are openable and repairable.
Just make sure you get genuine ones, insist on a bill.
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I went to Electra today. He dint have stock for the Roots Windtone, but he'd get me the same on tuesday. Since I've to go back there for my Fog lamp fitment, I'll get it installed then. Will post the review soon.

He did have Hella Red Grilles, but I found them too noisy :(
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I went to Electra today. He dint have stock for the Roots Windtone, but he'd get me the same on tuesday. Since I've to go back there for my Fog lamp fitment, I'll get it installed then. Will post the review soon.

He did have Hella Red Grilles, but I found them too noisy :(
Well i ve been hearing about the electra for a long time and i have seen all those rally cars and imported cars being done there.How do they charge ??are they costly ??

BTW did you check the Haute carZone in the same road (OMR).Its a good concept but they need to correct the pricing.the perfume which costs 190 in other shops cost 225 there.

Also they need to bring in more choices ,they have only one film(llumar) one barnd alloys (NEO) ect...
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Is it possible to fit a pressure horn as used on interstate trucks & buses on a Safari?
I know it is illegal.
But is it possible to fit such a horn with a seperate switch?
Where are these available in Mumbai?
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Old 15th March 2009, 19:07   #567
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Well i ve been hearing about the electra for a long time and i have seen all those rally cars and imported cars being done there.How do they charge ??are they costly ??

BTW did you check the Haute carZone in the same road (OMR).Its a good concept but they need to correct the pricing.the perfume which costs 190 in other shops cost 225 there.

Also they need to bring in more choices ,they have only one film(llumar) one barnd alloys (NEO) ect...
Pricing does sound reasonable at Electra. Lets see how the final work turns out to be.

Yes I've been to Haute Car Zone. Guess the setup and the hassle free shopping comes at a premium. Plus I guess the products there are genuine.

Now coming back to Power Horns, as mentioned I've ordered Roots Windtone. So do you guys use Power Horns as default or any switch to toggle between power and OEM horns ?
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He did have Hella Red Grilles, but I found them too noisy :(
I'd say buy them. They're great stress release when you see that lazy *** biker or deaf old man in an alto with all his windows wound up and ORVM's folded, and you feel like shouting Get the <> out of my way, you'll find that the redgrilles speak very colourful language

sure, the other horns sound nicer when you just want to listen to them, but the redgrilles may not sound nice, but they get the job done DAAAMN well I'd say the rest of the horns are for defense, while this one is offensive!

I used to be frustrated in traffic a lot and curse and shout and vent. But now I just grin while people get scared away by my horns. they're the best investment I've made in my car, and people who have travelled with me agree.

PS: if you plan to have them, keep a switch handy to toggle , because you cant use them all the time

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Pricing does sound reasonable at Electra. Lets see how the final work turns out to be.

Yes I've been to Haute Car Zone. Guess the setup and the hassle free shopping comes at a premium. Plus I guess the products there are genuine.

Now coming back to Power Horns, as mentioned I've ordered Roots Windtone. So do you guys use Power Horns as default or any switch to toggle between power and OEM horns ?
I wanted to have a powerful horn to drive away the share auto guys out of my way (since i encounter them everyday back to my house from office) i do travel a lot in the outskirts of chennai.May be am used to it.

As of now am using roots wind tone (the skoda OE kind ) which is temporary as the hella want available at the place where i fitted the power head lights. am using windtone from last saturday,its soft and loud too..

Am thinking of have the steble once the OE dies ;-)
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I'd say buy them. They're great stress release when you see that lazy *** biker or deaf old man in an alto with all his windows wound up and ORVM's folded, and you feel like shouting Get the <> out of my way, you'll find that the redgrilles speak very colourful language

sure, the other horns sound nicer when you just want to listen to them, but the redgrilles may not sound nice, but they get the job done DAAAMN well I'd say the rest of the horns are for defense, while this one is offensive!
The main factor to see when buying horns for city use is their shrillness and 'pain factor' and still stay within legal limits of noise level.
And since the time I have been using these red grills, I have been honking about a third of what I used to before. One 1 or 2 sec peep is enough to do the job!
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