Still not sure which kit works best for you?
While these six horn kits are our some of our most popular kits, we have tons of other options when it comes to horns kits. Here are a few tips on what to look for when getting the perfect kit for your ride
Listen to the Sound Samples - All of our horns and horn kits have sound samples listed on their product page so you can hear exactly what they sound like. We are also always posting videos on our social media pages daily that are available to view at anytime. Make sure you like the way the horn sounds before you purchase it. If you are looking for a higher pitched tone, you would be looking for an air horn. For a lower pitch, you would want a train horn.
Make sure to get an onboard air system suited for what you will be using it for - Are you going to be using your system to inflate tires or support air suspension? Are you only worried about using the horn? Both the size of your tank and compressor will determine what you can use your onboard air system for. For just honking the horns, get a system with a fast-fill compressor, like the Viair 400C. For other pneumatic applications, make sure you get a constant duty compressor, like the Viair 444C or you can get the best of both worlds with the Viair 485C.
How much air do you need? The size of your air tank is going to determine your blast time, as well as give you more air for tire inflation, air suspension, ect. A good rule of thumb is: For each gallon of air you get about two seconds of honk time for most horns. So a 2-gallon air tank will give you about a 4 second honk time and a 5-gallon air tank will give you about 10 seconds. Just keep in mind that the big train horns like the Nathan AirChimes will take up a lot more air.
Make sure everything is going to fit - Not everyone has the room for an 8-gallon kit or huge train horns. Some air systems are able to be installed out in the elements, some are required to be installed away from dirt and moisture. You want to have a good idea of where you are going to install the system before you purchase. If you’re not sure if a kit will fit or not, be sure to look at the specifications tab on the product page for that kit to get all the dimensions you will need to plan your install.
Make sure you buy a kit with high-quality components - If you are reading this, chances are you are thinking about going with a HornBlasters kit. Just in case you are looking around, make sure you know what you are getting. We use Viair air compressors, known worldwide for their stellar quality and dependability. Look out for kits with small air line, We use ½ inch air line on most of our kits for optimal air flow. If you get a kit with small air line, chances are it’s not going to be as loud as you expected. Don’t buy kits with components that are not DOT approved. Just remember, you get what you pay for. There are no $60 kits that are 150 dB out there. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
Give us a call - Still not sure what kit would be best for your vehicle? We love getting our customers outfitted with the best kit for their money. We have a team of train horn enthusiast that has the technical knowledge and experience with installing, using and maintaining train horn kits on our own ride. We are available to answer your questions by phone, email or chat on our site. Toll Free: 877-209-8179