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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 5:43 am Thread Starter
 
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Once again, I am (slightly) amused and confused regarding the issue of "tone". A horn is an audible warning system, and little else to me. It's tone doesn't matter to me. I don't care how much bass it has. All that I care about is whether or not it can be heard by those cagers who are directly in front of me. It does not need to sound like a fire truck, or a semi tractor-trailer rig . . . or a trombone player with a little too much coffee coursing through his veins. I don't give two hoots whether it sounds like the RoadRunner (meep meep) or not, just so long as it is HEARD, just the occasion arise.

Quite frankly, I'd really like to understand just who is it that you guys are beeping at all of the time. I can't recall using my LT's horn more than 2 or 3 times in 45K miles. And with 4200 miles now on the GT's clock, I have yet to sound the horn...other than to make sure that it worked.

Lastly, please keep in mind that with the GT's CANbus system, exchanging the current horn with another is a leetle more involved than just swapping them out. It's not a big deal really....but just a heads-up.
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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 7:11 am
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I had a guy in a F-150 start easing over on me once, while riding the LT. Beeped the horn, no response. Laid on the horn, and the guy goes into a full body convulsion and jerks the truck to the right. It wasn't the "oops, I'm straddling the centerline" type jerk, but more like the "right hand happened to be gripping the wheel tighter than the left" type jerk. Could've gone either way. I'm not too quick on the horn button after that episode.

In fact, I've probably used the LT's horn more to scare the crap out of my friends than I have for traffic.

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Quite frankly, I'd really like to understand just who is it that you guys are beeping at all of the time.
Why, they're trying to use the left turn signal. Is this one of those loud horns equal a small penis thread?



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I'm not one to honk the horn at any chance I have, but I have used it from time to time (perhaps once a week?) to warn the occasional driver who heads my way. On the way home last night through a little burg I tooted the horn once to warn kids who were playing in the straight -- and who saw me and had no intention of getting out of the way -- to move. I couldn't swing wide around them because of oncoming traffic and frankly I don't think I should have to stop while they finish playing in the street.

I wish the LT had 2 horns. The first/stock horn would be for warning situations; the second one would be much quieter, maybe a little "meep-meep" as you describe, Joe; I'd use that for general attention-getting. Maybe Ari could work that out for us.

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