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Old 22nd November 2013, 22:52   #1366
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I have used Roots Windtone, Roots Windtone 90 and Minda Trumpets and my pick would be Minda trumpets as they are the loudest and closest to the 'praaaanp'.
Whats the difference between the regular windtone and the 90? Yes, the Mindas are pretty loud and have worked well for over a year now.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 22:57   #1367
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Whats the difference between the regular windtone and the 90? Yes, the Mindas are pretty loud and have worked well for over a year now.
Not sure of the technical details, but the Windtone 90 is costlier by a 100 bucks, comes in red, while the Windtone is in black, and is fully sealed while the Windtone can be dis-assembled.

And IMO, it sounded more shrill and less louder than the ordinary Windtone, it was a bummer for me.
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Old 25th November 2013, 10:28   #1368
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Got Roots Windtone, Philips XV and Hella relay from AK Traders at JC road for 1550 INR. Couldn't find Minda Dual tone or Stebel Magnum from JC road, I had inquired this close to 15 shops .
In my opinion when Windtone is compared with my old Minda Dual tone, my vote goes for Minda.
Also the mechanic who installed horn mentioned there is no need of relay for Swift diesel and they have one inbuilt with vehicle; not sure then why AK Traders gave me one in-spite of mentioning these are for Swift.
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Also the mechanic who installed horn mentioned there is no need of relay for Swift diesel and they have one inbuilt with vehicle; not sure then why AK Traders gave me one in-spite of mentioning these are for Swift.
In-built relays are expensive to replace (in most cases), hence an additional relay is always a safe bet.

Plus the inbuilt relay will be wired to the factory horns so re-routing the in-built relay to additional horns involves tampering with the factory wiring loom.

Fitting extra horns with a dedicated wiring loom is always advised. (only the switch wire will need to be fitted with a 2 way change over.)

Horn not OK please

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In-built relays are expensive to replace (in most cases), hence an additional relay is always a safe bet.

Plus the inbuilt relay will be wired to the factory horns so re-routing the in-built relay to additional horns involves tampering with the factory wiring loom.

Fitting extra horns with a dedicated wiring loom is always advised. (only the switch wire will need to be fitted with a 2 way change over.)

Horn not OK please

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My mistake, I should have clearly mentioned the new windtone is not used as an extra horn, I have replaced the OEM horns to windtone. So in this case do you still suggest to use an additional relay?

Also the horn is for my Dad's occasional drive and not for me I always try to avoid honking , even I have driven the vehicle on highway & city for more than 6 months without any horn but off late my Dad had started complaining.
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I should have clearly mentioned the new windtone is not used as an extra horn, I have replaced the OEM horns to windtone. So in this case do you still suggest to use an additional relay?
If you plan on replacing the factory horn to any other horn with the same amperage the new setup wouldn't require an additional relay (theoretically).
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As you might know that manufacturers are always on the look out to cut costs during production and only fit relays as per the required amperage unlike the good old 80's mercs.

I'm sure your electrician will also suggest an additional relay to be fitted for this upgrade. So its best to have the relay fitted.

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The OEM horns on my Honda City honks as and when they want, sometime standalone or both, I have taken it to Honda couple of times however it works perfectly when they try it out . I was thinking of upgrading them, should I change them to Hella Red grill horns, would it require additional wiring as the OEMs are dual horns (300 & 500 hz each), would it void my warranty ? Please advice.
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To the notice of Bangalore bhpians, traffic cops had imposed ban on shrill horns. Traffic police had warned motorist to have only those horns provided by manufacturers (not sure about VW/skoda vehicles) and not to add hooters, pipe, vacuum or musical horns that generates noise that is above permissible decibel levels. This is in line with Supreme Court order on Dec 11, 2013. Watch out as there will be a special drive against these horns from January 10, 2014.

Source: Times of India.
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The OEM horn on my Liva is meek. Even a cyclist wont bother to give way when i honk.
So, i got the Roots VW type horn. It's pretty effective but not as loud as the Hella ones.
Since my OEM was a single horn,i had to fit the new dual horns with a relay kit.
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So, i got the Roots VW type horn...
I've got the same in my alto since the last three years and its still working good.
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I'm looking for the Stebel Nautilus. I'll use it as a second horn in the car. Will be very handy for the pesky rickshaws and sleeping watchmen .
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The OEM horns on my Honda City honks as and when they want, sometime standalone or both, I have taken it to Honda couple of times however it works perfectly when they try it out . I was thinking of upgrading them, should I change them to Hella Red grill horns, would it require additional wiring as the OEMs are dual horns (300 & 500 hz each), would it void my warranty ? Please advice.
Doesn't look like a horn problem.
Wiring and/or switch/contacts appear to be the issue.
Since detecting such faults is pretty laborious - we can understand that the service centers would be least willing to do such a work which fetches them low returns.

Go to a mechanic/garage outside who has an electrician there. Get it checked.
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Doesn't look like a horn problem.
Wiring and/or switch/contacts appear to be the issue.
Since detecting such faults is pretty laborious - we can understand that the service centers would be least willing to do such a work which fetches them low returns.

Go to a mechanic/garage outside who has an electrician there. Get it checked.
Thank you for your suggestion alpha1, I will try discussing this with the Honda guys, if they are still not able to fix it will look at external/local mechanics to fix it.
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We've always heard how the TJet pulls like a locomotive , now you can have yours sound like one too

First heard are the Hella Twintones (my favorite) and then the Wolo Big Bad Max (there's a switch to choose between the two).



Thankfully the Wolo's are nowhere near to being "3X louder than OEM" as claimed by the manufacturers. In fact they're probably less piercing than the Hella's , but the tone is what gets people to move
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Can anyone let me know which is the brand and model of the horns which comes stock in polo and skoda Laura ?
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