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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jeff 86K5, May 25, 2000.

  1. Jeff 86K5

    Jeff 86K5 Registered Member

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    Hello folks,

    After almost being run over THREE times this morning on the way to work, (You'd think people could see a 2&1/2 ton vehicle with flashing headlights and horn blowing.) I need some advice.

    I want some really bright headlights. I mean some real retina burners. Anybody have any suggestions?

    I have an 86 K5 with four square headlights.

    Also what about air horns; any suggestions?

    Seems like some days they are just out to get you.

    Thanks,

    Jeff 86K5
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Check your local parts house. I found some Hologen style replacements for my 72 and they are way brighter, cores mine are round but I bet they makem for your rig too!
    I also installed a set of plastic air horns one is about 12inces long and the other is about 8 inches and it goes something like this: FFFFRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA nice and loud! I use it often when some cityslicker cut in front of me or for some reason can't see me in the other lane as they are getting over. I still can't figure that one out,how the heck do they not see us!!?? HEllooo!!!

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  3. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Burt is right, on my 86b I changed from the old to the new Halogen and it is quite a difference...and adding the air horn is a nice way to make others leave a spot on the front seat if they cut in front of you....hehehehehehe

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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    On my 79 (two round lights) I changed them over to H4 lights with 80/130 (think that was the combo) watt bulbs. Got them through JC Whitney, they are VERY bright.........not legal I don't believe, but as long as you stay out of the brights in traffic, never have any problem with folks flashing their lights at me. They offer a variet of low/high beam wattages, check out the catalog. Add to that a pair of 150 Watt H-3 lights on the bumper, and you can cook a steak from a few feet away.

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
  5. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    There was a recent article in 4X4 Power magazine, on an install of JC Whitneys Diesel Air horn. The install looked pretty straight forward. Thinking of getting some for rig.

    <font color=green>Money</font color=green>--&gt;Blazer
     
  6. MuleMaster

    MuleMaster 1/2 ton status

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    Retina burners is one thing. But if You want to give people a real blast, here's something I found at J.C. Whitneys: A horn system with a 150 psi compressor, an air tank and a double trumpet horn - delivers 130db! Beware, small cars, or You will be blown away.
    Besides of the sound it gives You an add-on functionality: this set comes with an auxiliary air hose with air valve to fill Your tires, hah!
    Once my mule is back on the streets (and I have payed all the bills) I'll go for this system!
    MuleMaster

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  7. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Jeff...

    If we can figure out sometime to contact each other on the phone, I'll let you hear the airhorns in my truck. I got the $25 set from Carquest. My friend has the $23. set from Advance Auto. Oh, I left the electric horns hooked up also... ITS FRIGGIN LOUD!

    I'm working 3:30-11:30 the next 5 days

    Corey
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