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This is a discussion on Installed a set of Hella Supertones on my 2012 WRX * Pix * within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have fairly good soldering skillz. I may do this when I get to Hellas. OP, I've never seen Hellas ...

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    I have fairly good soldering skillz. I may do this when I get to Hellas.

    OP, I've never seen Hellas done in white before, but they look great! Tony was right on with the "Storm Troopery" comment

    Bet they will be a bitch to keep clean though like any other white component on a car.
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    AD motorsports makes a harness & mount too & the price is reasonable. Their harness & mount ships for free.

    Subiemods has some ridiculous prices & ridiculous shipping charges.

    I made my harness myself too. Just needs basic soldering skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Man, I need to get into the wire harness business. $35 for what's essentially an extension cord?!

    It's my belief that soldering should be a basic car tinkering skill. You can make this harness with less than $5 in Radioshack parts, free if you keep such stuff stocked, as I do. This is the perfect project to get your feet wet on making your own harnesses. I've made my own for every electrical mod to date without a single failure or damage to any of them.
    I built my own, used weather sealed crimps vs soldering though. I can do either, but crimps are just as stong if using the right set of cimpers (type that wont release until full pressure has been met). Pics of mine were posted in the " what pray-tell have you done to your car today " thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    I built my own, used weather sealed crimps vs soldering though. I can do either, but crimps are just as stong if using the right set of cimpers (type that wont release until full pressure has been met). Pics of mine were posted in the " what pray-tell have you done to your car today " thread.
    I used crimps at the ends for the battery lugs and such, soldered the "T" sections, then put heat shrink over everything, ring lugs included. It's a beefy and robust harness, just like they should be.
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    Anything on/in a vehicle should be weather tight. Kills me to see kits where the connectors aren't sealed and wire is low grade. Looks like the subimods kit is pretty nice though. I've not heard any complaints from people who've bought/used one. Like you though, I prefer to build that stuff myself. If not for anything else, I can say I made it vs buying it. Its an ego thing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bratte88 View Post
    With there harness you just plug it into the horn up front and disconnect the side one on passenger?


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    can u just buy the horns or do u need the harness, relay and mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corey0106 View Post
    can u just buy the horns or do u need the harness, relay and mount?
    You need the relay and the harness. You could wire your own. I don't know where else you would mount the horns if you don't have the bracket .

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    ok thanks a lot

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    looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dova View Post
    You need the relay and the harness. You could wire your own. I don't know where else you would mount the horns if you don't have the bracket .

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    You can use the mounts that come with the lights and bolt them to the stock horn location. that's what I did for mine, although I'll probably fab up a sturdier bracket someday to space them out a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corey0106 View Post
    can u just buy the horns or do u need the harness, relay and mount?
    Yes, you can buy just the horns. You will need to make the harness and mount. I'm pretty sure you will have to buy a relay as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLAYHRD View Post
    Yes, you can buy just the horns. You will need to make the harness and mount. I'm pretty sure you will have to buy a relay as well
    That's actually not correct. When you buy the horns from a place like Amazon, they will have brackets and a relay included from Hella. You just need to make the harness. The brackets aren't very robust, so it would be worth fabbing up stronger ones, but I've used the standard brackets for the last two years with no issues.
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    Did you buy the ones on subimods.com that were already painted white or did you paint them yourself? Just curious as I am about to buy the white painted ones from the site.
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    Yeah painted from Subimods.com , not the greatest powercoat job and came with loose nuts on one of the horn. Also the horns were in the original HELLA box with no bubble wrap between the two horns so one of them rubbed off the other. Ugh.

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