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Old 10-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #1543
gregroot198521
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Originally Posted by garudatwo View Post
Thank you for the compliments gents.

Greg, that's correct, I'm using the hood latch bolt and the original horn bolt to attach the corner braces for my mount. There isn't room for the Hellas anymore, at least at that location.

I'm looking into mounting the hellas off the radiator support bolts at the moment, trying to get the angle correct. The problem with the Hella 500's is that they're freakin' huge, so I don't have exactly a lot of grill space to work with. Not to mention I'm a bit iffy about blocking off TOO much airflow. The added "coverage" of the lights is offset by the more free flowing grill since I took off the mustache, but if I add the horns back in the upper grill area, I'd be blocking maybe 80%+ of the air?
Can you tell that I've been behind the bumper a few times? See what you mean about the airflow, so, yeah, bad idea. Could always mount them right behind the skin, wouldn't block any more airflow, and they wouldn't be out in the elements. Then again, from experience, I can say my horns were nasty as hell after just a little time driving in snow (en route from D.C. to Minneapolis to El Paso). Can't say how much the bumper cover would decrease the sound of the horns though.....
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