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Posted: 3/10/2006 8:05:06 PM EDT
Are train horns legal to have on a "private" automobile? Are there any laws that regulate horns in MI?

please give links to info if possible......thanks
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:06:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:06:28 PM EDT by blacklisted]
Horns are illegal in Michigan?

What's a train horn? Around here we only have to worry about mariachi horns.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:09:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blacklisted:
Horns are illegal in Michigan?

What's a train horn? Around here we only have to worry about mariachi horns.


A train horn is a horn used on a train, i have one that you can use with a air compresser, its as loud as the day is long.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:11:55 PM EDT
Tanam, so do you know if it legal to have on a vehicle? I want to put one on my truck but I was told that it was illegal (not to own just to put on a truck)......

Wanna sell yours?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:12:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:14:08 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
video from some guys in Florida, hornblasters.com

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1171013797384954189&q=hornblasters


Eta: the 1:30 mark is the best
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:13:15 PM EDT
It shouldn't be illegal to make your vehicle signal better.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:13:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:14:08 PM EDT by maddog71]
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Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:15:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
video from some guys in Florida, hornblasters.com

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1171013797384954189&q=hornblasters


Eta: the 1:30 mark is the best



yeah, seen it, great vid.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:15:57 PM EDT
I doubt it's illegal because it's a train horn, but it may be breaking some code having to do with decibal levels.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:20:47 PM EDT
Yeah I could see that but where I live it is only at night that you cant be loud so......
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:21:07 PM EDT
here in georgia if you donot have paper work where you bought them they will take them because they have had a lot of them stolen of trains lattly
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:25:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gearjammer:
here in georgia if you donot have paper work where you bought them they will take them because they have had a lot of them stolen of trains lattly



Well that certainly sounds like a fourth amendment violation.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:25:57 PM EDT
I added a set of 132dB air horns to my SUV. I believe it's a good safety feature. When people are about to bump into me or otherwise don't see me, it's not difficult to get their undivided attention now. JCWhitney.com has them cheap. The whole thing installed myself for $35.

I think the train horns are a little over 150dB.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:35:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ISED8U:
I think the train horns are a little over 150dB.


which is well into the "permanent hearing damage" range
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:41:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RUSSIANCATKILLA:
Tanam, so do you know if it legal to have on a vehicle? I want to put one on my truck but I was told that it was illegal (not to own just to put on a truck)......

Wanna sell yours?



Im not sure if it would be legal to install. I do know if you blasted that fucker going down I-75 or I-94 you would get sued by 87 people who smashed their cars
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:42:56 PM EDT
Some truck horns are about as loud as train horns, aren't they?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:44:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
video from some guys in Florida, hornblasters.com

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1171013797384954189&q=hornblasters


Eta: the 1:30 mark is the best



Kid across the street has one on his pickup truck. Loud as fuck. Nice kid but somedays I'd like to kill him.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:46:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:48:00 PM EDT by ISED8U]

Originally Posted By twonami:
Some truck horns are about as loud as train horns, aren't they?



I believe my factory GM horn was 85 dB.

ETA: I believe the diesel truck air horns and emergency vehicle horns to be in the 115-130 dB range.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:47:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:47:57 PM EDT
This is set I now have on my GMC Sierra. They are Nathan P5's. Yes they are very loud. I can't tell you if they are illegal but they should be because I have so much fun with them.

http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=r74qwk

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:51:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:06:46 PM EDT
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