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Category: Train Horns

2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS-Air Horn System Installed

Jon H. from Virginia sent us some pics and info of his 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS six speed with an Assured Performance Horn and Viair Air System

Jon purchase our 140db Dual Trumpet Truck Air Horn Kit with the Viair 400c Compressor and 2.5 gallon Tank Kit.

The truck horns went in behind front Right fender liner without much problem.

Left side was too crowded to use.

As you can see the horns are facing forward for the ultimate sound.

The Viair Tank, pump and controls went into Left Rear Quarter panel storage area.

We ran 40A line from battery, and relay current from the 12v outlet in photo. Controlled by steering wheel Horn button.

The pump is quite loud attached to the inner fender, but is ON so seldom that it is not a problem.

We needed additional hi pressure hose, so used some 150# truck brake line hose. It is more pliable and easier to install.

The kit was complete and the instructions were excellent. Installation took 12 hours.

It is of course VERY loud. The only thing I would change is someday perhaps to a lower note. I am looking for ‘Ocean Liner’ sound.

“Highly recommended. Thanks”

Assured Automotive Company Thanks Jon for the pics and info!!

EdzGarage Big Rig Air Horn Install Videos

Ed from EdzGarge posted a couple YouTube videos about an Assured Automotive Big Rig Dual Horn Kit with a VIAIR 20005 on board air system.

Ed’s son got this kit for his Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck.  Ed relays to us that “My son really loves these horns… he can’t get the smile off his face! “.

The first video is the install of the kit in the his Dodge ram.

SEE VIDEO #1

As impressive as the first video is, the second video is the most fun.  Ed did a “Sound Check” of the horn kit.

SEE VIDEO #2

The kit that Ed purchased from Assured Automotive Company is a pair of 152db single trumpet air horns. Each horn is nearly 25 inches long and have a rectangle outlets which includes a “snow shields”.  The horns include air solenoids(electric valves).  These horns are designed to be roof mounted.  They have a mount on the rear of the diaphragm housing and an adjustable front mount.

The air system is a VIAIR 20005 kit which has a 2 gallon air tank and a 150psi VIAIR 30% Duty compressor.  The kit includes all mounting hardware, air tubing, fitting.  All that is not supplied is automotive wire and relay(optional).  This kit can supply air for horns, suspension bags, air lockers, and some air tools.

Ed did a great job on his videos and we appreciate the hard work he put into them.

If you have a video of installing or an installed Assured Automotive product, please forward it onto us.  We would love to share on this Customer Photo Blog.

Thanks Again Ed!!

Train & Truck Air Horn Kit Install Part 3

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So you bought yourself an air horn kit for your ride.  Congratulations!!  There are many different applications that an air horn and a VIAIR on board air system can be install in. We cannot possible cover them all.  Below are some suggestions and things to think about BEFORE you install your new air horn kit.  Assured Automotive Company has been in the auto industry since 1994.  The sales staff and technicians got together to give you some suggestions.

Now you have your Assured Performance Air Horn location decided along with were you are mounting your VIAIR air components.  You now need to put it all together. We will just focus on the VIAIR under body style kits.  These are kits were the compressor is not part of the air tank assembly.

1. Connect the compressor stainless steel leader line to tank port.  Keep in mind you will want to use teflon tape or plumbers dope on all threads you are screwing into the tank. You will not want to use the port on lowest part of tank.  You will need that port for the tank drain petcock.  When screwing the compressor leader line into the tank pay special attention to not cross the threads.  DO NOT over tighten the leader line, see warning label on leader line.  If compressor is not located close enough to the tank to use the leader hose, use the “T” fitting and use 1/4 inch line included with the kit.

2. Thread the VIAIR pressure Switch/Relay that is included in the kit into a tank port.  Wire the relay.  White wire to compressor positive wire.  Run the red wire with the inline fuse from battery to the red wire on relay labeled “battery”.  Pull fuse from inline fuse holder before connecting to battery terminal.  Run another wire from an ignition source inside the vehicle, like the radio circuit, to the switch panel included with kit.  Then run a wire from switch panel to the relay lead marked “trigger”.  Ground the black wire on relay and compressor.  Your system is now wired up.

3. Run the 1/4″ air line included with the kit to the air horn solenoid.  Avoid kinking the air line. Avoid shape bends.  If your horn included a barbed fitting on the solenoid, remove the fitting and replace it with the compression fitting included with the kit.  Connect the air line to the solenoid.  Insert a compression fitting in one of the tank ports and connect the air line.  Included in the kit is a pressure safety valve for the tank.  It is a good idea to use this valve.  Thread the included safety valve in a vacant tank port.  On the most bottom tank port thread the included drain petcock into it.

3. The Train Horn kits that Assured Automotive Company sells include air solenoids or electric air valves.  These valves is what allows the air from the air system to enter the horn manifold, thus sounding the horn.  When the solenoid receives 12-24 VDC it opens and allows the pressurized air to pass thru to the horn manifold.  You can use your existing horn switch(steering wheel) or you can incorporate a separate momentary switch.  With Assured Performance Air Horn Solenoids a relay is not required, amperage draw is only 3 amps.  Wire one of the solenoid wires to a 12v positive source.  Ground the other wire.  It doesn’t matter which wire you use for the positive.

4. You are now ready to air up.  Double check all your wiring and air line connections.  When everything checks out, insert fuse into the inline fuse holder.  Start your vehicle, Switch the panel switch to ”on”.  Compressor will begin to fill the tank.  Depending on compressor size and tank size this could take anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes to fill to 150psi.  Being sure everyone within 100 feet of vehicle has ear protection, you can now test the horn.

5. Last step.  With a spray bottle of 1 part dish soap and 5 parts water, spray all the air fitting on the system checking for leaks. Fix leaks by either tightening fittings or using extra teflon tape or plumbers dope.

6. ENJOY!!

The staff at Assured Automotive Company would be more than happy to assist you with any install or mounting questions you may have.  We are sure you will enjoy your NEW Assured Performance Air Horn for years to come.

Train & Truck Air Horn Kit Install Part 2

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So you bought yourself an air horn kit for your ride.  Congratulations!!  There are many different applications that an air horn and a VIAIR on board air system can be install in. We cannot possible cover them all.  Below are some suggestions and things to think about BEFORE you install your new air horn kit.  Assured Automotive Company has been in the auto industry since 1994.  The sales staff and technicians got together to give you some suggestions.

PLACEMENT OF COMPONENTS

When deciding where you are going to locate the air horn and the on board air system components you will want to pay special attention to the protection of those components.

VIAIR 20000 Series Kits:  These VIAIR Plug-N-Play style kits are designed to be mounted upright with the compressor on top.  Idea location for mounting would be in a truck bed or a cabinet like on a RV or boat.  The reason for this is because of the drain petcock location on tank.  Also if you mount the unit other than upright, condensation can build up in the check valve, corroding it and shortening the life of it.

VIAIR Under Body Kits: These VIAIR kits are the most versatile when it comes to mounting.  The compressor is not mounted to the tank and this makes install a lot easier.  When finding a location for the components you will want to keep it away from vehicle parts that get extremely hot, like the exhaust.  In most cases you may not find room in the engine compartment for the compressor, let alone the tank.  Mounting the kit under vehicle is your only option.

If ground clearance is an issue, like a car, mounting the kit in the trunk  is a great option.  A lot of installers make a mounting plate and actually mount the compressor and tank to it.  Then, if car owner needs extra trunk space in the future the kit can easily be removed and reinstalled quickly.

Low ground clearance SUV many installers mount just the air tank in the SUV cargo area, then just mount the compressor under the vehicle.  Inside or just behind the rear bumper is the most ideal spot.

If ground clearance is not an issue like on large SUVs and pickups, compressor and tank can mount easily under the vehicle.  Mounting the tank to the actual under body will raise the tank high enough to it cannot be seen.

On any mounting you will want the compressor mounted to a frame rail or frame component. Mounting the compressor to a vehicle body panel will cause a vibration inside vehicle and compressor will be heard easily on the inside of vehicle.  The VIAIR compressors are oilless and can be mounted upright, upside down, side ways or any which way.  When locating a mounting spot you will want to consider being sure the unit is not exposed.  Road debris can get throw up onto the unit causing damage to compressor.  Mounting the compressor below the frame rail is discouraged.

When mounting the compressor and tank near each other, whether being in the same compartment or under the vehicle.  It is a good idea to keep the compressor within 12 inches of a air tank port.  This is so you can run the stainless steel braided compressor feeder line directly into the tank.  This is not required to do, but it allows the compressor to fill the tank more efficiently.

The staff at Assured Automotive Company would be more than happy to assist you with any install or mounting questions you may have.  We are sure you will enjoy your NEW Assured Performance Air Horn for years to come.

Train & Truck Air Horn Kit Install Part 1

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So you bought yourself an air horn kit for your ride.  Congratulations!!  There are many different applications that an air horn and a VIAIR on board air system can be install in. We cannot possible cover them all.  Below are some suggestions and things to think about BEFORE you install your new air horn kit.  Assured Automotive Company has been in the auto industry since 1994.  The sales staff and technicians got together to give you some suggestions.

PLACEMENT OF COMPONENTS

AIR HORN:When deciding where you are going to locate the air horn and the on board air system components you will want to pay special attention to the protection of those components.

The air horn(s) will need to be placed in a location were it is facing in a downward angle.  This will allow any contaminants that might enter the trumpets to drain back out.  You DO NOT want water, snow, mud, etc to sit in the diaphragm housing.  This will cause damage to the horn diaphragms and shorten the life of them.

The most popular spot for the under body horn mounting is behind the front bumper facing sideways.  Assured Performance 140db horns are small enough to fit there on “most” vehicles.   The Assured Performance BEHEMOTH 152db Series horns are sometimes too large to fit behind the bumper.  When installing the  BEHEMOTH-i Air Horn you can remove the trumpets from the manifold for easier mounting.  Face the trumpets any which way to make them fit.   Another popular place for the BEHEMOTH-i air horn for pickup truck applications is to place in a bed cavity.  Most trucks have a cavity on the passenger side, in front of the rear tire inside the fender.  Mounting the horn to the bed side of the cavity is ideal for any horn that might fit there.   The horn(s) can be mounted directly under the body, facing the trumpets sideways, backwards(so loud it doesn’t matter much) or even front wards.  Just be sure, again,  they are in a downward angle to allow contaminants to drain out.

In most cases, if this is the first kit you installed, it will take you longer to consider location of the horn and the air system than it will to actually take to install the kit.  We do advise you to take your time and consider ALL your mounting options.

The staff at Assured Automotive Company would be more than happy to assist you with any install or mounting questions you may have.  We are sure you will enjoy your NEW Assured Performance Air Horn for years to come.

Multi-Function-Police-Sirens-PA-Kits

Are you looking for a loud siren & PA for your emergency response vehicle?

What you need is an easy install 100 watt or even 200 watt system.  Assured Automotive Company has what you are looking for in quality and service.

Assured Automotive Company has a 100 watt siren PA speaker kit for a far price.  The same unit sells retail for nearly double the price.  It has 5 tones which includes 4 siren tones and an air horn tone.  Everything you need to alert road users of your presence.  If that is not enough there is also a crystal clear PA system included with the siren kit.  The 100 watt speaker can be heard locks away.

If 100 watts isn’t enough wattage for your needs, you may want to invest in the Assured Performance 200 watt siren PA kit.  The ACHRYH-6200 is a very powerful unit that can be heard over a mile away.  The kit includes 7 siren tones plus an air horn warning tone.  Like the 100 watt kit, the 200 watt kit also has a PA included.

So whether your a volunteer fire fighter, a police officer or have a vehicle escort service, Assured Automotive Company has the siren kit you need.

All Assured Performance siren kits have weather proof solid state speakers.  So mounting in grill or engine compartment is not an issue.  Assured Automotive also offers FREE tech support for all there siren kits.

Assured Automotive Company is the answer for your warning device needs.

Are Train Air Horns Legal For Use In Autos??

Are Train Air Horns Legal For Use In Autos??  That is the question Assured Automotive Company is  asked many times each day by potential customers.

As to date there is no Federal U.S. Law in the books making possession of a 152+db Train style air horn on a highway used vehicle illegal.  Although many local ordinances do have excessive noise laws.  Most ordinances have this law effective after sunset.

If an individual uses a train air horn recklessly, that same individual may be harassed by law enforcement officers.  Assured Performance Air Horns can be up to 152db loud!!  That kind of power can literally shake the ground.  That kind of power can also startle a person and will spike their heart rate.

It is great entertainment for many to shock sidewalk users by blowing the BEHEMOTH Train Air Horns and watching them jump out of their skin.  However, common sense needs to be used when doing this and it is NOT recommended by Assured Automotive Company.  There has been rumors floating around the web of terrible situations with pedestrians and air horns.  Stories of bicycle riders darting out into traffic after being blasted by one of the massive Train or Truck Air Horns.

These Air Horns can make your vehicle a safer place when driving down the road.  You can make fellow highway users aware of your presence. They even will help when wildlife is in the middle of the road you are traveling.  The sound of one of these horns usually will send the wild animal scampering off the road.

Assured automotive Company does ask all drivers of vehicle equipped with a Train or Truck Air Horn to use them responsibly and respect others around them.

Why use VIAIR on board systems??

Assured Automotive Company offers the most comprehensive line of VIAIR air compressors & air accessories for both the on-and off-road markets available anywhere.

The quality engineered compressors and components are also used in the OEM segment, and have become the industry standard for both 12- and 24-volt automotive aftermarket applications worldwide.

VIAIR compressors are currently deployed to every corner of the Globe; in the world’s harshest environments from arctic climates to the world’s most unforgiving deserts in a multitude of applications.

VIAIR products are currently used by 12 of the Fortune 500 Companies (Non-Automotive), in market segments ranging from Oil Service to Aerospace, from Agriculture to Healthcare. VIAIR Corporation is recognized by its customers and peers alike as the leading manufacturer of high performance air compressors for mobile pneumatic applications.

Like Assured Automotive Company, VIAIR’s goal is to consistently deliver performance, reliability and value to our customers; providing the ultimate Vital Air Source – the heart of any mobile pneumatic system to our valued partners worldwide.

Assured Automotive Company not only will supply the user with their needs, but at a great price. With a knowledge and experience in the on board applications.

Assured Automotive Company has in the past carried many different brand 12v air systems.  The other brands did not hold up well and was a constant warranty issue for the company.  In 2007 Assured Automotive Company decided to only carry the most reliable units, VIAIR.  Assured Automotive Company knows the in and outs of all the components.  It is that knowledge that helps the consumer make the correct choice time after time.

So whether you need an 12v or 24v system to supply air to your air horns, air suspension or out in the corn field to your tracker tire.  Assured automotive Company and VIAIR is your answer.

Make Your Presence Known With Train Horns

People who drive for a living have all been in a place where they have found their original equipment horn to be inadequate. The only real solution is to add train horns to your vehicle. These air horns add the decibels needed to be heard over the din of heavy traffic. Here are a few situations where adding a set of louder horns to your vehicle could be the difference between an accident and safely passing through.

High Noise Area

Many of us have passed through an area where the noise level is so high that you could not think straight and all you wanted to do was get through as quickly as possible. The background noise itself becomes such a distraction that other drivers may not be able to pick out a standard horn in the cacophony. If you have a set of train horns on your vehicle, you do not have to worry about your horn being lost in the crowd. The high decibel blast, repeated if necessary, will bring attention to your vehicle and help you avoid dangerous driving situations.

Dense Traffic

A traffic jam by any other name will still be a colossal pain. Bumper-to-bumper at 5 miles an hour and it looks like you are going to be late to work. It is even worse after a hard day. There is definitely no shortage of horns being blown. After awhile, they all blend together into one noise that you shut out. There is no shutting train horns out. These air horns deliver double, or more, the decibels of an average car horn.

Boating

One of the most reckless situations to be in is on a boat. Not your driving, but the people around you. They are pulling inner tubes, skiers, or just plain going as fast as they can across the water. Neither situation lends itself to the driver paying attention to other boats. Train horns will drag their attention back to their surroundings quick enough. Then there are the foggy mornings and nights. Air horns deliver the needed warning blast to keep other boaters on their toes.

Train horns have many sensible applications. The most basic tenant of them all is that air horns can help to prevent accidents and save lives. With train horns there is no mistaking that you are there and someone needs to pay attention to what is going on around them.

Drive Safer With Train Horns

The horns in cars and trucks that are manufactured today are produced with two things in mind: minimum decibel requirements and production costs. The federal government has set a minimum decibel requirement for horns to inure that they are heard by other drivers and the manufacturers meet those requirements as cheaply as possible. Your only alternative to these junk horns is to install train horns in your vehicle. Air horns add many features to your vehicle, but, most of all, they increase your safety while driving.

Volume

Okay, volume is a no-brainer with train horns. Many people do not realize the volume of air horns can be used for something other than to attract attention. It is not uncommon for workers to commute or work in high noise, high traffic areas. When you put those two together is can spell disaster. These areas offer limited sight and hearing for drivers that are stressed because of the situation. The increased ambient noise levels make it difficult to hear some of the soft horns that are factory installed in vehicles. Train horns will help to insure that other drivers are aware of your presence and can prevent accidents in high noise areas.

Decorative Add-Ons

Sure, this applies mainly to truck drivers. Not just semis, but pick-ups as well. The air tank and delivery system for you new air horns will be hidden, but you can choose to display your train horns on a fender or the top of the cab. The majority of the horns available are chromed so that they can be easily integrated into any design scheme.

Cost Of Train Horns

Train horns come in a variety of designs, decibel levels, and costs. Some of the musical air horns, meant to be hidden, can be as inexpensive as $50 per kit. As the number of decibels that the system generates increases, so does the price. A system that puts out 152 Db can retail as high as $399.

Train horns are an easy way to increase the safety of your daily commute. Many trick drivers have found that, due to the amount of time they are on the road, a louder horn has saved them from being in a number of accidents. Why gamble on your safety when air horns can help you prevent an accident?