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    Does anyone know of a horn upgrade that can fit into the A7? By upgrade I mean something like a train horn that will make people stop and think. There is a new trend where cyclists just jump off the path and into the road with out looking or pedestrians just stepping out. There is one particular place near me where it happens every week without fail - I donít know whatís wrong with people but if one of them gets hit, some poor driver will be at fault.

    I basically want a horn that will cause excrement to leave the offender and ruin their pants - and therefore day.

    Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by M1tchy View Post
    Does anyone know of a horn upgrade that can fit into the A7? By upgrade I mean something like a train horn that will make people stop and think. There is a new trend where cyclists just jump off the path and into the road with out looking or pedestrians just stepping out. There is one particular place near me where it happens every week without fail - I don’t know what’s wrong with people but if one of them gets hit, some poor driver will be at fault.

    I basically want a horn that will cause excrement to leave the offender and ruin their pants - and therefore day.

    Any ideas?


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    Back in the early 1980s my dad had a Ford Cortina with the most feeble horn I had ever heard. We got a kit for a pair of Air Horns (trumpets, compressor, air tube and relay) and I fitted the kit to the car. Wow! What a difference. When you sounded those things passers-by would jump out of their skin. I was in my late teens at the time, with a newly-acquired driving licence, and I am sure my over-frequent use of those horns was shameful, but oh such fun!!

    If I recall, the kit was by Fiamm, and it looks like they still make them. The only downside is that the compressor needs a half-second or so to spin up to full boost, so the sound isn't instantaneous. A very short press of the horn can actually end up producing no sound. It does mean you end up holding the horn button down for considerably longer than normal - to make sure you get a sound. Then you keep it pressed for even longer because it's so satisfying. Sigh. I must admit to feeling a little guilty at this point for all the shock and awe I caused to innocent bystanders all those years ago.

    If I was considering this upgrade today, I would probably leave the original horns in situ and working, and wire the air horns in parallel - that way you'd get a quieter and more polite "beep" with a brief press, and a very loud "PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP" with a longer press.

    Have fun!!

    MF.

    Edit: After a little research I figured out the horns were a Stebel GP2 kit, not Fiamm. It also looks like they have worked on the compressor lag issue since the 1980s, too. They appear to sell them on the mx5parts.co.uk site, although I have never used that site.
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    Awesome. Thank you for taking the time for such a detailed reply. I will have a look into how and where I could fit it and let you all know


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