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View Poll Results: What is the best glasspack?
Patriot 4 5.48%
Cherrybomb 37 50.68%
Thrush (magnum) 12 16.44%
Purple horny 21 28.77%
Summit 2 2.74%
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:54 PM
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Smittys? Walker continental Mk4s? Actually I don't much like the cackling of glaspacks, more prefer the rumble of a Flowmaster or even the old turbo mufflers.
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I like the smiths and the cherry bombs...cant beat old school man ...
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I never said I like ricers....although there are some ricers that are faster than some american cars
Yea that's one of the reasons they suck.



It doesn't matter which glass pack you use, I bet they all imped performance equally.
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Glasspacks such as the Thrush Magnum have nothing protruding into the flow path to cause turbulence or restriction. The inside tube has holes in it, but is otherwise smooth. Inferior glasspacks have dimples or louvers that protrude into the flowpath, and that's what impedes performance.
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Both of My cars have Thrush Magnum's, My first system using them was my '51 Chevy which has a 235 with stock intake and exzaust manifold, I put the system on as a temporary so I didn't annoy my neighbors when I was tuning it and stuff, I will put a new set on when I get the Fenton headders for it. The Other system I have it on is my '67 Falcon with a 200 I6, and a stock manifold, I just recently replaced a Thrush turbo I had put on earlier in the year because I thought it sounded horrible, had a nice idle but starting at off idle, it sounded too smooth, the glasspack cured that. They are both 2" but the 1 on the Falcon is the 24 3/4" and the Chevy has the 31 1/2" .
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Back in the 60's we used to put on a new set of glass packs and run them and get them good and hot and shut the engine off and then run a garden hose up the tail pipe. That would make a lot of the glass come out and they really sounded good then. At least we thought they did, Lmao.
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Individual Glass pack sound has a lot to do with pipe diameter and the crossover pipe.
They keep getting louder every week.
Power wise they all suck. There have been extensive dyno tests done.
Price wise they are no better than Auto Zone turbos at $ 18

?This is like asking, which Vega model do you like the best?

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All the guy did was ask a simple question. I don't see how glasspacks suck since they are pretty darn open and don't restrict much at all. I am not saying your wrong or nothing, I just don't see how they aren't any good. I like the sound of them. Sure, flowmasters and all are nice but to me those are boring now. We have Flows on one of our trucks and at first they were nice but everyone has them and not many people around this area have glasspacks so it's something different.
I can't believe I wasted my time reading your post! Haha just messing.
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Me neither! Geez, get a grip dude! They're mufflers for crying out loud! They are better at flowing hot gasses then they are at deadening sound. Flows sound real boring after a while. I usually hear them on chevy and ford trucks with automatics. They sound IDENTICAL.
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Me neither! Geez, get a grip dude! They're mufflers for crying out loud! They are better at flowing hot gasses then they are at deadening sound. Flows sound real boring after a while. I usually hear them on chevy and ford trucks with automatics. They sound IDENTICAL.
EXACTLY! I agree.
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Smithy's

Since it's not in the pole, I'll vote down here. I dig the classic Smithy's too!

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If its loud it better be fast in my opinion.
Yeah...

Some of the "cowboy cadillacs" around here have 305 engines, ~2.7 gear ratios, and straight pipes... a WHOLE LOT of noise but their 1/4-mile times could be measured with a calendar.
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I didn't know the Smithy's were made by Patriot! Had to look it up...
So you Smitty's guys can now vote "Patriot". Smithy's is the only one listed under Patriot in the Jeg's catalog.

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i like thrush
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