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Horn upgrade

Postby lamg55 - August 28th, 2013, 12:22 am

Has anyone upgraded there horn? I would like too. Seems a bit too dinky. Any suggestions?
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby Jay2TheRescue - August 28th, 2013, 12:32 am

I hear the limited models had a better horn. You can probably get one from a scrapyard for cheap, and it would be a direct replacement. Personally, I was thinking about getting a small air horn and wiring it up in there.
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby tang - August 28th, 2013, 12:44 am

Here's what I have on record:

2008 - 9L8Z 13832 A $28.50
2009+ - 9L8Z 13832 B $44.48 (Stage 1)
2009+ - 9L8Z 13832 C $49.10 (Stage 2)

I wonder if the 2006 is the same as the 2008.

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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby lamg55 - August 28th, 2013, 7:44 pm

I had an Hella brand air horn installed once in my Lexus. It was so loud! It sounded like a truck trumpet horn. I couldn't pass inspection in New Jersey until I unplugged it and plugged the original one back in. Fortunately for me I was able to do it in the parking lot.

I was looking on Amazon they have these this Freeway Blaster for 15 dollars.

Then they have High and Low horns. Question is would I need both to get a good quality sound? I guess I cant buy one without the other?

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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby underthetire - August 29th, 2013, 11:02 am

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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby ExplorerTom - August 29th, 2013, 7:06 pm

I had the Hella Supertones on my Protege. Definitely louder than the Protege factory horn.
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby RonB - September 7th, 2013, 11:16 am

I bought the cheep three trumpet air horns and only used the two smaller ones to make it sound like a Ferrari horn. Was thinking of painting my E Ferrari red and putting on the badges. Would call it (Ferrar E)
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby feh2goup - September 7th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Jay2TheRescue wrote:I hear the limited models had a better horn. You can probably get one from a scrapyard for cheap, and it would be a direct replacement. Personally, I was thinking about getting a small air horn and wiring it up in there.


I have a Limited, and the horn is, um, "pathetic" comes to mind. In fact, I thought it probably had two horns and one had stopped working. Turns out, the Escape has only one horn. Dual horns allow resonance between them for more volume and a richer sound. Of course dual horns cost more, weigh more and use more power.
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby FRENCHY - September 7th, 2013, 6:41 pm

I also have a Limited, I don't know if I have a dual horn, but I can say that I have two notes, a B and a G :thumb: That make a major 3rd in the musical language, and it also means it is a happy horn :thumb:

And It sounds good :thumb:
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Re: Horn upgrade

Postby Mantruck101 - September 7th, 2013, 9:08 pm

They upgraded the horn sometime between 2008 and 2010. Dad's 2008 has the dinky single horn whereas my 2010 has the dual horns.
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