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Old 05-07-2005, 12:56 AM
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Hard to argue with a $15 muffler!
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Better than straight pipes (barely!)

Yeah, $15 for the newbie hot-rodder is always attractive.

I don't like glasspacks much. They are too tinny on the average car which they are installed. It is better to have some sort of muffler which generates a deep rumble.

I agree with your statement about stock engines and glasspacks. It sounds like crap. Now, if you got hopped up 455, 10.5:1 compression, dual quads, and a 240@.050 cam, it is hard to make it sound bad.

Straight pipes sound good on diesels though. I used to have a '88 F-250 with a 6.9 diesel and 4-spd, installed side pipes going straight from manifold (temporarily) and exiting right behind the doors - the beast had 21:1 compression. Had one helluva a bark to it, and that bad-***** diesel idle.

Anyways, I would spring for some Dynomax Super Turbos or Borlas. All around much better. Flowmasters, especially 2-chambers, tend to be too loud for many people to stand.

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Old 05-07-2005, 08:44 AM
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Hooker Aero Chambers flow more than Flowmasters. They are quieter at idle and cruise. They have a bassier tone instead of the raspy Flowmaster tone.

The hell with glasspacks. They just scream out cheap bastard. They always sound like you need a tune up or a new muffler.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:20 AM
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lol @ some of the glasspack comments

A guy at my school last year had an '89 S-10 V6 with flowmasters and they did have that raspy sound when he got on it. I didn't much care for that, I like to more deep bassy throaty rumble/roar. Anybody have anything to say about Magnaflows?
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:42 AM
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Not to put you down or offend you in any way, but even though that is a nice car, I can still tell. There is a certain tone to the exhaust with a stocker that gives it away...hard to explain.
No offense taken, I keep forgetting "stockers" were a little different back then. They came from the factory with big 4 Bbl. carbs, 10.75 to 1 compression and performance cams............. they had a certain tone to the exhaust that gave them away... hard to explain.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:55 AM
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With just listening to the mufflers on the magnaflow and flowmaster sites, I like the sound of the magnaflow more I think. Not too raspy but it barks when you step on it to let people know you're there
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Well on y'all. I have 3" Dynomax race magnum GLASSPACKS on my car and I got complimented all the time on how good it sounds.

Also had a lumpy cam and an x-pipe too, it makes a difference.

I think I know the sound that Lonestar is referring to. Sort of like a fat-butt the day after a buffet gorging on beans-n-cornbread. I don't care for that noise or the stinkin' fatty-farts but my car sounded good with the glasspacks, so sayeth the owners of Flowmaster shod Mustangs in my area.

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Well on y'all. I have 3" Dynomax race magnum GLASSPACKS on my car and I got complimented all the time on how good it sounds.

Also had a lumpy cam and an x-pipe too, it makes a difference.

I think I know the sound that Lonestar is referring to. Sort of like a fat-butt the day after a buffet gorging on beans-n-cornbread. I don't care for that noise or the stinkin' fatty-farts but my car sounded good with the glasspacks, so sayeth the owners of Flowmaster shod Mustangs in my area.

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Ditto for the header/flange 'packs on my Willys.
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people are dissing flowmaster because they got so popular, so fast, with a original sounding muffler. they are not for everybody. some say its a hollow sound,or mechanical howl, or ghost machine. i love them, nuff said. glasspacks are crackly and offensive. guess im mature, but there was i time i liked them. who ever said they are NOT for high compression is also correct. walker makes a classic drive-in sound now rivalled by the dynomax super turbo.

it is important to buy what you like. so you are happy.

high compression you want a fully welded design
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:03 PM
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Glasspacks don't truly sound good until they are about 10 years old. My old 70 440 Cuda with hemi grind cam, headers and 10 year old burnt out glasspacks truly was a beautiful noise at 6 grand. Ungodly noisy, but when you are 18 years old, you just turn up the stereo a bit and everything is cool.

Makes me want another Mopar. They have a sound all their own.

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Okay then, so I don't want glasspacks, glad I got that settled




Now, what about Magnaflow mufflers? Anybody got any imput on them?
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hey man... do what i did. go to a mcD's or wherever the the cruise hangout is. talk to the real people. they are usually more than willing to start it up and show off the idle sound(just dont ask the blower guys). ask them what their using. there is no better way.

chances are someones runnin packs. someones got flowies. areos,turbo,40,50,60,70,80,90's

They have a sound all their own. " yes, and it just gets better with age.

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hey man... do what i did. go to a mcD's or wherever the the cruise hangout is. talk to the real people. they are usually more than willing to start it up and show off the idle sound(just dont ask the blower guys). ask them what their using. there is no better way.

chances are someones runnin packs. someones got flowies. areos,turbo,40,50,60,70,80,90's

They have a sound all their own. " yes, and it just gets better with age.
ANYBODY could do it THAT way! That's far too easy............

I'm just embarassed I didn't think of it.
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I don't see why everyone is dogging on Glasspacks. I got a set a cherry bombs from the local parts store for $30 and they sound fine. I gotta relatively hot rodded 74 chevy nova and a lot of people tell me the car sounds great. Its got a deep, powerful tone. Its not extremely loud, it just loud enough.

And Just because the rich old guys are buying the fancy, expensive mufflers doesnt make glasspacks bad. Glasspacks have been around since the beginning of hot rodding, so I dont understand how now all the sudden they are defective.

They are great for 17 year old with an after school job in which all the money goes into his car(including the gas). Anything that is cheap and helps you go faster is great for my budget.
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I don't see why everyone is dogging on Glasspacks. I got a set a cherry bombs from the local parts store for $30 and they sound fine. I gotta relatively hot rodded 74 chevy nova and a lot of people tell me the car sounds great. Its got a deep, powerful tone. Its not extremely loud, it just loud enough.

And Just because the rich old guys are buying the fancy, expensive mufflers doesnt make glasspacks bad. Glasspacks have been around since the beginning of hot rodding, so I dont understand how now all the sudden they are defective.

They are great for 17 year old with an after school job in which all the money goes into his car(including the gas). Anything that is cheap and helps you go faster is great for my budget.
Ditto for a 55yr old! Can't quite get my feeble mind around paying more for a muffler than I do for a real Halibrand magnesium wheel!
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