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Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« on: 03 August 2019, 22:07:08 »

I've always felt the Zafira's horn could do with upgrading, it's very weak little "peep" type sound. Not nearly aggressive enough, always found Omega one decent enough.

Had to avoid someone reversing up lane 2 of M6, on way back from Ireland  :o

I really wanted a better horn then!

Fit second hand Omega or anything else out there?
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #1 on: 03 August 2019, 22:18:06 »

It's probably only got one horn, when what's needed is a matched  pair: one high, and one low tone. The best horns are a pair of  the traditional cast Lucas horns used from the 50s, as they're bloody loud before you clean and adjust them. Hard to find now and expensive when you do.


But more practically, a pair from any more modern car(like the Omega) is a good bet. One that matches your car's plug, then wire them in series.
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #2 on: 03 August 2019, 22:23:17 »

Re-use plug from Zafira one grafted to Omega horn loom?

I have seen a few videos of train horns being fitted, but that maybe tad too much.  ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2019, 23:17:07 »

Maserati Sprint air horns are really effective!  :y 8)

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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #4 on: 04 August 2019, 00:48:52 »

Ive got a set of original Two Tones of a 70s RR Fire Engine tucked away in the Garage if youd feeling lucky, they are bloodly loud.  :)
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #5 on: 04 August 2019, 01:53:43 »

If you feel you need a bigger horn Tunnie, Viagra is now available without prescription from pharmacies.  :)
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #6 on: 04 August 2019, 08:48:55 »

If you feel you need a bigger horn Tunnie, Viagra is now available without prescription from pharmacies.  :)

That's the last thing he needs. He needs to put his "horn" away before he outgrows the Zafira and starts looking for a VW bus. ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #7 on: 04 August 2019, 09:14:13 »

If you feel you need a bigger horn Tunnie, Viagra is now available without prescription from pharmacies.  :)

 ;D ;D ;D

If you feel you need a bigger horn Tunnie, Viagra is now available without prescription from pharmacies.  :)

That's the last thing he needs. He needs to put his "horn" away before he outgrows the Zafira and starts looking for a VW bus. ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #8 on: 04 August 2019, 09:14:50 »

Ive got a set of original Two Tones of a 70s RR Fire Engine tucked away in the Garage if youd feeling lucky, they are bloodly loud.  :)

Not sure they would fit   ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #9 on: 04 August 2019, 09:15:25 »

Maserati Sprint air horns are really effective!  :y 8)

Ron.

Not sure MrsT would appreciate loss of boot for a compressor  :D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #10 on: 04 August 2019, 09:45:48 »

Doing the same job on Mrs VXL's Astra. Have the twin horns from an Omega and acquired the loom, just need to modify the pluggable loom end so it can be swapped back in the future.
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #11 on: 04 August 2019, 10:28:01 »

I can't see an advert for the Maserati Sprint horns - 2 trumpet shrill granny-scarers - but these 3 trumpet ones could be even louder!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-Trumpet-Air-Horn-12-V-178dB-Car-Truck-RV-Train-Boat-Loud-Replacement/401409171844?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #12 on: 04 August 2019, 11:31:00 »

I can recommend the Whelen Alpha with a 100w speaker as fitted to my white omega...

Properly noisy ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #13 on: 04 August 2019, 11:45:33 »

I've got two options for you both in stock.
 Pair of horns from an Omega. 20 posted.or
 180db tgv train air horns. ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #14 on: 04 August 2019, 12:31:51 »

I can't see an advert for the Maserati Sprint horns - 2 trumpet shrill granny-scarers - but these 3 trumpet ones could be even louder!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-Trumpet-Air-Horn-12-V-178dB-Car-Truck-RV-Train-Boat-Loud-Replacement/401409171844?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

Ron.

I've got a cheap set of Italian twin trumpet air horns on the Westfield. They certainly get the message across and have worked happily for 19 years and counting. ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #15 on: 04 August 2019, 14:34:13 »

Can,t you just get a single air horn on top of a canister of compressed air? Then just stick it out of the window as and when required. :D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #16 on: 04 August 2019, 14:49:46 »

Can,t you just get a single air horn on top of a canister of compressed air? Then just stick it out of the window as and when required. :D
Presumably it would need tethering to the vehicle in order to be MoT compliant...
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #17 on: 04 August 2019, 15:09:52 »

Can,t you just get a single air horn on top of a canister of compressed air? Then just stick it out of the window as and when required. :D
Presumably it would need tethering to the vehicle in order to be MoT compliant...
Couple of cable ties should do it. ;)
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #18 on: 04 August 2019, 15:13:40 »

I tend to use the brakes,steering or GO pedal rather than the horn ,
 I can't remember the last time I used the horn  :P ;D
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #19 on: 05 August 2019, 08:14:37 »

I've always felt the Zafira's horn could do with upgrading, it's very weak little "peep" type sound.  ......
As a Zafira is basically an Astra underneath i'm surprised because the two Astra Gs I had both had twin tone horns like the Omega had. In fact I replace the pathetic parp horn on SWMBO's Citroen with a pair of horns from the Astra I broke.
You sure one of the original horns hasn't died?
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #20 on: 05 August 2019, 10:03:39 »

Depends what model Zaf it is. My "A" was mid range and had a single while the "B" is SRI and has twin.
My 2.5 diesel elite estate only had a single
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #21 on: 05 August 2019, 10:53:54 »

It's a Tourer, so Zaf-C and SRi spec.  :)
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Re: Bigger Horn? (Zafira)
« Reply #22 on: 06 August 2019, 03:46:05 »

My 1975 T150V Triumph Trident had a very quiet horn & after a couple of near misses I replaced it with an air horn compressor (about 2/3 diameter of an oil filter cartridge & the same depth) a couple of air pipes & the horns. Disadvantage is the compressor took 0.5seconds to spin up but when it did everybody within a half mile radius heard you, so recommended if you want to be heard & noticed. :y :y :y
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