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Hornblasters 540?
All right guys I looked at this about a year ago and then my front diff went out and the Horn plans went on hold.
Now I'm back and I think I have narrowed it down to the 540 Conductor's Kit because I can upgrade fairly easily later (which apparently happens to everyone.)
This is going on a 2003 Escalade EXT and I am just wondering if there is any advise on install or even purchasing?
I think a 5 gal is the way to go and the 400c seems to be the right compressor but it is at the top of my price range at $629.
I guess I am just looking for the confirmation that I am choosing the right setup, first set ever.
BTW I gotta tell you this forum has been great, you guys really know your horns!
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Hornblasters 540?
All right guys I looked at this about a year ago and then my front diff went out and the Horn plans went on hold.
Now I'm back and I think I have narrowed it down to the 540 Conductor's Kit because I can upgrade fairly easily later (which apparently happens to everyone.)
This is going on a 2003 Escalade EXT and I am just wondering if there is any advise on install or even purchasing?
I think a 5 gal is the way to go and the 400c seems to be the right compressor but it is at the top of my price range at $629.
I guess I am just looking for the confirmation that I am choosing the right setup, first set ever.
BTW I gotta tell you this forum has been great, you guys really know your horns!
Can I be the first to welcome you to the forum. WELCOME!!!

You have chosen well Grass hopper, you most certainly wont regret the 540xl
kit. I currently am running this kit, I love them to death! Get a manual valve and you can do this...................Turn ya volume up

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Thanks!
That manual valve is ridiculous by the way.
and now I'm gonna have to get one too!
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That's a good choice, and feathering the manual valve helps give it that authentic train horn sound without having the Nathan's or Leslie's .... which you'll be getting sooner than you think



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