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Old 09-28-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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Question Question to everyone who has the Hella Supertones connected with the OEM horns...

I recently got my Supertones and haven't had the time to install it... but I was thinking of connecting it together with the OEM horns to make it louder.

So here's the question... does it sound weird having the OEM and the Supertones together? Since they are different tones it might sound weird so I wanna know what people who have it think...

Also, will it be significantly louder than if I just had the Supertones? Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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I unplugged my stock horns when I installed the Supertones. If you are so worried about how they will sound, just unplug the factory horns.
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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I think it's safe to say that your supertones will totally overpower your stockers, therefore to the nekked ear, you will not notice the difference.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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I think it's safe to say that your supertones will totally overpower your stockers, therefore to the nekked ear, you will not notice the difference.
I got them both and I agree. The hellas are loud as hell but very directional. I think the OEM helps to fill up the suroundings.
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Use your OEM horns as a backup alarm
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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Anyone else has both of them hooked up and can give an opinion on the sound?
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:13 PM   #7
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I left the stock drivers side horn installed and used the center horn lead to run the relay for the Hellas. It's a little bit louder and slightly less directional, but really doesn't sound all that much different. Maybe a bit more dischordant, but I'm not really sure.

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Use your OEM horns as a backup alarm.
The old center horn is going under the dash wired in to the alarm.
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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The old center horn is going under the dash wired in to the alarm.
I can attest to that. My alarm is SUPER loud now.
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:12 PM   #9
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Finally got my Hella Supertones connected today together with the OEM horns... and although it is louder than just OEM, its not as loud as I expected... at least that's how it sounds from the driver's seat.
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:51 PM   #10
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They're directional. Stand in front of your car, and have someone honk the horn...
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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They're directional. Stand in front of your car, and have someone honk the horn...
I've done that, and they are a fair bit louder then stock but I was disappointed a bit with them after reading all the hype here on nasioc, they're loud, but not as loud as everyone exaggerates it to be.
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:30 AM   #12
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Anyone else has both of them hooked up and can give an opinion on the sound?
I bought them for my bf and he has them on a switch, OEM or OEM with Supertones. Standing in front of them they ARE loud, they won't break glass or anything, but they are a head turning noise. The two together don't sound too ackward or anything... go for it
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:03 AM   #13
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has anyone ever tried hooking up 1 in the back facing the rear and 1 in the front facing the front? good for tailgaters.
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Old 10-04-2005, 02:03 AM   #14
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has anyone ever tried hooking up 1 in the back facing the rear and 1 in the front facing the front? good for tailgaters.
Sounds stupid to me... maybe you should have a digital display on your rear windshield so you can type "BACK OFF TAILGATER"
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Old 10-04-2005, 02:12 AM   #15
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^^^not bad of an idea! ..might give that a try.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:46 AM   #16
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I've done that, and they are a fair bit louder then stock but I was disappointed a bit with them after reading all the hype here on nasioc, they're loud, but not as loud as everyone exaggerates it to be.
What gauge wire did you use?
Put your head down in front of the grill with the car on, with just the OEM horns. Then connect the Hellas and do it again. Follow up with a doctor for possible hearing loss.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:52 AM   #17
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as posted previously, not earth shattering loud. more jarring effect/dissonant.
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What gauge wire did you use?
Put your head down in front of the grill with the car on, with just the OEM horns. Then connect the Hellas and do it again. Follow up with a doctor for possible hearing loss.
14gauge and yes I am using the provided relay. If you noticed, I already pointed out that they are indeed louder then stock, but its not OMGHI2U I JUST SHAT MY PANTS loud like everyone exclaims. I guess after reading endless threads on the topic before buying them, I just had high expectations

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as posted previously, not earth shattering loud. more jarring effect/dissonant.
pretty much what I'm getting at
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:58 PM   #19
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14gauge and yes I am using the provided relay. If you noticed, I already pointed out that they are indeed louder then stock, but its not OMGHI2U I JUST SHAT MY PANTS loud like everyone exclaims.
Oooo as a matter of fact I didn't notice where you mention the Hellas are louder than stock!

So tell me, did you really think you would deficate yourself after hearing the horns?
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I guess after reading endless threads on the topic before buying them, I just had high expectations
pretty much what I'm getting at
I used the lowest gauge wire I could find (leftover from an amp installation kit) directly to the battery, the provided relay and kept the wire to a minimum length. All of these might help a bit. Also the placement of the horns might be your problem. If they are too low the sound may be bouncing off the bumper beam.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:59 PM   #20
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2 Supertones
2 grill-location factory horns
1 under-hood factory horn

CLICK and Download Supertone Video

****ING LOUD!

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Old 10-05-2005, 01:10 PM   #21
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if you really want "isht your pants" loud, install these horns, hook up the compressor found on this site and say goodbye to some trunkspace.

http://www.hornblasters.com/vide.php

i'm happy with my stock+supertone set-up. it get ppl's attention.
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:58 PM   #22
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can you keep the "cute" little beep for the keyless entry(04wrx) if you get the supertones?
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So tell me, did you really think you would deficate yourself after hearing the horns?
yes, I had a bucket ready and everything
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i have them on a switch, can toggle between the oem and supertones depending on your mood
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