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Old 14th January 2017
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Hey everyone. I have a 1995 dodge ram 2500 Cummins. I want to do some type of horn setup and I was hoping this would be the place to get some help!

Here's Nancy!



So, where do I begin? Figured I want everything under the truck and I don't have a spare so that space is available. Also quite a bit of space behind that big ol bumper.

Budget is 1k all in, that's including all wiring and install components.
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Oh, someone's taken care of her .... I've never seen a '95 look that good, even if it came off the showroom floor.

You've tons of options for horns and to be fair, it all depends on how loud you want to be.



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Old 15th January 2017
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Thanks! I went out to Missouri to pick her up! After doing some reading, it seems like people generally start with a kit from Hornblaster and eventually move on. There are a lot of kits available, what are the differences
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Thanks! I went out to Missouri to pick her up! After doing some reading, it seems like people generally start with a kit from Hornblaster and eventually move on. There are a lot of kits available, what are the differences
The Shocker kits are usually a good starting point since the horns are massively loud, easy to install and overall good value. The different kits are mainly to to with the compressors and tank size variations. Buy the best/largest air supply (i.e. compressor and tank) you can afford and that way you're ready to upgrade the horns when you want to.

Get a 5 gal. kit and a constant duty compressor if you have the budget. Most of the 12v compressors (apart from Oasis) are only rated to fill 5 gallon anyway, so going larger generally means running multiple compressors.

BTW.. great looking truck!
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Great, thanks for the advice!
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The Shocker kits are usually a good starting point since the horns are massively loud, easy to install and overall good value. The different kits are mainly to to with the compressors and tank size variations. Buy the best/largest air supply (i.e. compressor and tank) you can afford and that way you're ready to upgrade the horns when you want to.

Get a 5 gal. kit and a constant duty compressor if you have the budget. Most of the 12v compressors (apart from Oasis) are only rated to fill 5 gallon anyway, so going larger generally means running multiple compressors.

BTW.. great looking truck!
I have to mimic DBO here... the shockers would probably do you wonders... Later you could move on to an authentic Nathan Airchime type... I had an airchime... wish I never got rid of it
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What if I just go big from the get go and grab a K5LA? What type of tank / compressor setup would I need ?
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What if I just go big from the get go and grab a K5LA? What type of tank / compressor setup would I need ?
With a K5 I would recommend at least 10 gallons of air...

I had a K3 and it ate through air like no ones business....

The compressors, I would go with an Engine Driven Compressor (EDC)... they will fill a tank MUCH faster than your electric compressors and don't pull that much from the electrical system...

I am going to go with an EDC when I do my next setup... it's going to be from extreme outback..
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How about something like this?

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That'll do
Like N2 said - an EDC will kick butt, so will an Oasis. There's a table with compressor options here you can take a look at. Prices are a tad out of date but you should get an idea
https://www.trainhornforums.com/showthread.php?t=6219

Keep in mind you can also opt for a 200psi system and then use a regulator to dial back to 100. That way a 5 gal becomes more like a 10 gal (well not really, but you get the drift). The more you want, the more the price tends to get outta hand.
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