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    Greetings from Florida!

    Hi there,

    I am new to this forum however I am not new to Saturn. Growing up, our family car was a 2006 Saturn Vue. My first car a 2000 Saturn SL. I recently purchased a 2001 Saturn SC2 with 81,019 miles.
    One of the first things I did with my SL was install an aftermarket radio. After that, I started working on bigger projects.

    I am located near Tampa, FL. I recently started working at a company called Hornblasters. We specialize in on-board air systems for vehicles and train horns.
    Naturally, I installed an air compressor and tank on my car and subsequently a set of train horns. I have it setup so that I can air up my tires off a coil hose if I ever need to.

    Now that I have the SC2, I plan on refreshing my install from the ground up and taking it to a new level.

    I'm getting a bigger air tank for the trunk, and another air compressor.
    I purchased a fuse/relay block on amazon and plan on using that for power management.

    I have a Sundown X15 in the car already, and I plan on getting another one and building a box to fit the trunk.
    My only issue is power. It's hard to find an alternator that will suffice. I've seen some on eBay but I'm not confident of their reliability and fit.

    I plan on taking pictures throughout the process and hopefully making a guide for installing train horns on these cars easily.
    My goal is to put a set of Nathan Airchime horns on my car.

    I can't wait to learn about what the possibilities are with these cars.

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    Welcome aboard. I'm in the Tampa area too (Lutz to be more precise).
    81k on the clock...that is even broken in yet.

    I have heard of horn blaster from the radio plugs and have heard those horns before...they are freaking loud.
    I would imagine that they would do a great job and getting some a-holes attention out of his/her phone when they don't go when the light turns green.
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    1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
    1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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    Nice to see someone local to the area!
    This SC2 is my first manual, and I love it. It rides so much better than my SL did.
    There's a few small things I need to repair (rear window seal; P0446 Code)
    Tomorrow I am installing the bigger air tank and second compressor. It's going to be hard with the sub in the trunk, but I think I can manage.

    The horns are extremely useful for my area as it is essentially a retirement community and a lot of people who don't pay attention. Driving in my town is hazardous.
    My next step is try and do the WRX Coilover mod. That or maybe try to setup some air suspension.

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    What part of Tampa are you in?

    If you ever see a dark purple 95 sc2 on the road with unusually wide rear tires, that is me.
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    I am located in Zephyrhills actually.
    I'll keep an eye out for it haha!
    I am having the windows tinted on mine currently, so once I get it back I am installing the air system.
    My SC2 is blue. I love the color.
    I need to refresh the passengers side doorframe as the paint has come off up by the roof.
    Not too sure how to do that but I'll figure it out.

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    If the painted part you are talking about is the black trim around then window then tape it off and mask off the area with some paper.
    Sand down the black portion until the rust is gone and then hit it with a flat black spray paint. If you can find black trim paint that works really well. You will want to do the entire trim so that the black is consistent.

    Here is an example of black trim paint. You don't have to get this one...it is just an example.

    https://www.eastwood.com/trim-paint-...SABEgKlwPD_BwE
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    Thanks for the help!
    That sounds easy enough.
    I just got the car back from the shop a little while ago.
    Tint looks awesome! I'll get some pictures up in few minutes.

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    OH.. one of those panels. Instead of masking off the window you can remove just that piece rather easily. I think it is only a one or two screws and it comes off (can't remember number of screws...it has been almost 10yrs since I was a tech and longer since I have replaced one of those). Sand it down. I would hit it with a couple of coats of rust converter. It will convert and rust left over and convert it into a sandable primer. Sand it down with some 400 after that and then hit it with the trim paint.
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    Ah okay that sounds easy enough.
    I'll give it a try tomorrow.

    I also noticed in your sig that you are running an MS3.
    The mustang in the background of the first picture is paired with an MS3 as well.
    My dad bought the kit and put it all together himself.
    It's an 86 Foxbody but it has a 98 Ford Modular V8 in it.

    We didn't have the original key for the engine, so the MS3 was the best choice.
    We managed to get the PI intake + heads along with some other misc. parts added on recently.

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