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Old 16th June 2012, 16:07   #1216
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Which one are you getting ?

How do they sound ? Enough to scare the autowallas ?
None of them as of now.I personally feel the price quoted is really high.

Heard both sound is excellent in both.Nautilus should be good for scaring away auto rikshaws and 3 Pipe for buses on the Entire Stretch of EM Byepass

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Old 17th June 2012, 15:05   #1217
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Chennai folks ignore even train hoots,we use just car horns/quote]

That is so true. I have been driving with a busted horn for the past 6 months and I know how these fellows get on my nerve.
You just can't drive without a horn and more the power more the merrier in Chennai.
Come on, and intermittent noise pollution better than having a stressed heart attack.

So HELLA red grill is what my car getting today. Let me get back on its review.
I just got the red grills installed on my vista yesterday..pretty effective i must say.
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Old 17th June 2012, 16:43   #1218
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I just got the red grills installed on my vista yesterday..pretty effective i must say.

Where did you install them and what was the cost? Have you replaced the OEs or added them with a switch?
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Old 17th June 2012, 17:13   #1219
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Where did you install them and what was the cost? Have you replaced the OEs or added them with a switch?
Got them installed at Coimbatore for rs.1200 including installation.(I have moved here)The OE horn is still there ,already had a power horn and guess with the relay which has been used for the new hella's.
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Sam.k, I have a query here, when I got the 'Red Grills' installed to my Fabia, the electrician didn't use the cut out switch provided with the Hella Package. Instead, he changed the switch to some local make- 'Ideal' (MRP about 80 bucks). No any problem with the upgrade so far.
Anyways, what's your experience? Thanks,

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I love the sound of the Polo/Vento horns. Can anyone tell which brand makes similar horns? Right now I have a skoda type horn in my Spark but it doesn't work properly sometimes so I'll need to junk it and get a new one soon.
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I love the sound of the Polo/Vento horns. Can anyone tell which brand makes similar horns? Right now I have a skoda type horn in my Spark but it doesn't work properly sometimes so I'll need to junk it and get a new one soon.

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I love the sound of the Polo/Vento horns. Can anyone tell which brand makes similar horns? Right now I have a skoda type horn in my Spark but it doesn't work properly sometimes so I'll need to junk it and get a new one soon.
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Bosch Symphony is weak, i had it on my AStar and it doesn't get as loud as the stock Skoda/VW horns. I had it on my Karizma too and on the bike it was sufficiently loud but that is because horn wasn't covered on a bike. I would suggest those looking for such horns hear to them first before buying it.
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Sam.k, I have a query here, when I got the 'Red Grills' installed to my Fabia, the electrician didn't use the cut out switch provided with the Hella Package. Instead, he changed the switch to some local make- 'Ideal' (MRP about 80 bucks). No any problem with the upgrade so far.
Anyways, what's your experience? Thanks,

Finally i got to the shop and got the quote for Hella red grill which was Rs.1200.
The guy there said we can't instal the relay from the box as you need different wiring for it ?
Anyways when I opened the hood I realized the horn I already had was a Hella Red grill fixed more than 5 yrs back.
Went to an electrician near by got the whole wiring sorted out and some soldering.

The horn sure does demand respect on the road. I love it in Chennai.
A must have in here.
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Sorry for the late report. Bought the Bosch Symphony for 461 from distributor in kolkata nearly 3 weeks ago & got the horns fitted to the stock locations a couple of days later. Quite like their laid back musical tone.
Thanks for your help.
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Hi everyone!
Does anybody know where I can buy a Fiamm Horn in Mumbai? I have tried to locate a shop but have been unsuccessful so far. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 14th July 2012, 05:57   #1228
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A month back I got this "Seger" brand horn installed in my car. Sounds exactly like the vento/passat etc horns. Costed me Rs 750 and it works pretty good. The sound sure demands some respect. Anyone else tried this?
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The nice expensive 'PAARP' sound that comes with the Skoda, VW and other European cars OEM horns is now being used by a lot of Indicabs and others. Indeed I even noticed the other day that a biker had fitted up a horn which sounds similar.
The only positive thing here is that these horns have a much more 'palatable' sound than the OEM ones of the Sumos, Indicas and so on.
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Does any one know how much a pair of hella horns( silver colored ones ) cost ? . I have them in my car and are plenty loud . Need one more pair .
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