ishiyakazuo
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:59 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Mar 2015
Location: Chicagoland, USA

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:09 pm

aarond12 wrote:I picked up a set of these after reading some recommendations:

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-12 ... 99911.html

I had those WOLO horns on my Mazda 3 and they're great, but the Harbor Freight horns are as loud and sound like a 70's land yacht!

Wow! That's a great deal. Need to pick those suckers up! (I can always use an excuse to run over to Harbor Freight) ;)
2012 LEAF SL in Cayenne Red
40 mile R/T commute in Chicagoland
Leaf Spy Lite (June 2015, 22513 miles): AHr = 56.86, SOH = 86%, 393.13V, Hx = 73.55%, 924 L1/L2s, min/avg/max = 4.080 4.097 4.109 (29mV)

lion
Posts: 557
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Delivery Date: 22 May 2013

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:30 am

If anyone installs these Harbor Freight ones, please report back.

I'm guessing this is also going to make the door locking action much louder (when using the fob)?

AutoHaulersinc
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 5:35 am
Delivery Date: 08 May 2015
Location: Corinth, TX
Contact: Website

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:12 am

lion wrote:If anyone installs these Harbor Freight ones, please report back.

I'm guessing this is also going to make the door locking action much louder (when using the fob)?


that is a different, separate horn..wont be affected....I would be a bit leary or relying on anything from Harbor Freight for my horns lol
2015 Leaf S - Gunmetal- 17" Drag 35 Wheels - Michelin Tires - Black Lugs
Neon Green Calipers and Valve Stem Caps- Emblems Shaved- Mudflaps Ditched- LED Dome/Hatch/Turn Sig/Backup Lights - LED Headlights - Class 1 Trailer Hitch/Wiring - 114db Horns

User avatar
OrientExpress
Forum Supporter
Posts: 1064
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:33 pm

I've put in quite a few Wolo horns in LEAFs, and the sound is a nice deep "Buick" sound of horn. The alarm is not affected as it uses a separate horn.
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
46,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

ishiyakazuo
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:59 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Mar 2015
Location: Chicagoland, USA

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:34 pm

AutoHaulersinc wrote:
lion wrote:If anyone installs these Harbor Freight ones, please report back.

I'm guessing this is also going to make the door locking action much louder (when using the fob)?


that is a different, separate horn..wont be affected....I would be a bit leary or relying on anything from Harbor Freight for my horns lol

Yeah, I'm not gonna lie, Harbor Freight stuff isn't always of the highest quality to say the least... but on the other hand, I'd suspect that one of the horns would sound at least...
2012 LEAF SL in Cayenne Red
40 mile R/T commute in Chicagoland
Leaf Spy Lite (June 2015, 22513 miles): AHr = 56.86, SOH = 86%, 393.13V, Hx = 73.55%, 924 L1/L2s, min/avg/max = 4.080 4.097 4.109 (29mV)

User avatar
OrientExpress
Forum Supporter
Posts: 1064
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:47 pm

The Wolo products at HF are the same ones that auto Parts retail stores sell. They are just fine and a good value for their price.

As a general comment of the quality of Harbor Freight tools, I have been buying tools from them since the 1990s, and while in the early days some of the product's workmanship was suspect, the tools that I have purchased in the last 10 years have been of excellent quality. But HF always stood by their products, and when I had a faulty one, HF did not hesitate to replace it or refund my purchase. (keep your receipt for any tool purchase)

I still have and use many HF tools that I purchased in the '00s and I tend to look for tools at my local HF first before I buy them elsewhere.

On the other hand, I have seen a real degradation of the quality and workmanship of Craftsman tools, especially those that use a 2 or 4 cycle engine. I really can't recommend Sears or Craftsman these days.
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
46,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

ishiyakazuo
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:59 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Mar 2015
Location: Chicagoland, USA

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:59 pm

OrientExpress wrote:The Wolo products at HF are the same ones that auto Parts retail stores sell. They are just fine and a good value for their price.

Were the linked ones also Wolo? Couldn't find any info that links it to them.
2012 LEAF SL in Cayenne Red
40 mile R/T commute in Chicagoland
Leaf Spy Lite (June 2015, 22513 miles): AHr = 56.86, SOH = 86%, 393.13V, Hx = 73.55%, 924 L1/L2s, min/avg/max = 4.080 4.097 4.109 (29mV)

AutoHaulersinc
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 5:35 am
Delivery Date: 08 May 2015
Location: Corinth, TX
Contact: Website

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:01 pm

OrientExpress wrote:The Wolo products at HF are the same ones that auto Parts retail stores sell. They are just fine and a good value for their price.

As a general comment of the quality of Harbor Freight tools, I have been buying tools from them since the 1990s, and while in the early days some of the product's workmanship was suspect, the tools that I have purchased in the last 10 years have been of excellent quality. But HF always stood by their products, and when I had a faulty one, HF did not hesitate to replace it or refund my purchase. (keep your receipt for any tool purchase)

I still have and use many HF tools that I purchased in the '00s and I tend to look for tools at my local HF first before I buy them elsewhere.

On the other hand, I have seen a real degradation of the quality and workmanship of Craftsman tools, especially those that use a 2 or 4 cycle engine. I really can't recommend Sears or Craftsman these days.


true that about Crapsman- growing up they were the best, funny you mentioned their engines because now Harbor Freights Predator engine line is pretty good - I build systems that use 4 cycle engines (http://www.detrailers.com) and would only use Honda for many years, the past 4 years we started using the Predators on some of our systems with great results...plus HF has a great no questions asked return policy...many of my shop tools are HF....just not horns lol
2015 Leaf S - Gunmetal- 17" Drag 35 Wheels - Michelin Tires - Black Lugs
Neon Green Calipers and Valve Stem Caps- Emblems Shaved- Mudflaps Ditched- LED Dome/Hatch/Turn Sig/Backup Lights - LED Headlights - Class 1 Trailer Hitch/Wiring - 114db Horns

User avatar
OrientExpress
Forum Supporter
Posts: 1064
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Wolo Horn product line

Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:36 am

2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
46,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

lion
Posts: 557
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Delivery Date: 22 May 2013

Re: WOLO Horn Mod - Beware, Loud and CHEEEEP

Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:40 am

AutoHaulersinc wrote:
lion wrote:If anyone installs these Harbor Freight ones, please report back.

I'm guessing this is also going to make the door locking action much louder (when using the fob)?


that is a different, separate horn..wont be affected....I would be a bit leary or relying on anything from Harbor Freight for my horns lol


It sure sounds like the stock horn when you lock the car with the remote fob.

Remember, I'm not talking about the soft beeps when you push the lock button on the door handle (which are probably generated by the VSP hardware).

Guess I need to give those WOLO horns a try.

Return to “Accessories / Mods”