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replacing muffler with a glass pack ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BL1TZKRIEG, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. BL1TZKRIEG

    BL1TZKRIEG 1/2 ton status

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    sorry for teh noob question :crazy:
    I have a single 3" exaust with a old flowmaster
    I was wondering if its worth replacing it with a glass pack?
    will I pick up any extra hp

    the noise wont really be an issue unless its way loud
    besides I would like it to sound a little more beasty
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    If it's a genuine Flowmaster on there now, then no, you won't pick up any HP.
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    IMO Glasspacks suck! They will give less torque than a Flowmaster.
     
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    is there something wrong with the Flowmaster? if so , just put a 3" turbo muffler on it and call it good.
     
  5. BL1TZKRIEG

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    no, just wanted something a little louder:D
     
  6. bigkennye

    bigkennye Registered Member

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    since i had to cut off the exhaust on mine to get the tranny out, i figured i would just run straight pipes out the back, fuggit
     
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    ok then, replace it with a section of 3" pipe. it'll sound much better than a glasspack.
     
  8. duanel

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    I love the sound of my dual glasspacks when I floor the gas. but yeah my neighbors jeep through dual flowmasters is louder or maybe just different sound. (the jeep also has dual 3 inch whereas I only have dual 2.25)
     
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    isnt it a requirement in all 50 states that you must have a mullet to purchase glasspack mufflers?
     
  10. duanel

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    No long hair also works.
     
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    Or you could just run them till' their hot then stick a cold hose down them and boom...the packs shatter and you have an open pipe but if johnny rent a cop pulls you over for being too loud and looks under your rig nothing is illegal.... Or so I've heard. :rolleyes:
     
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    I once had glass packs on the blazer and could not shatter them. Then i heard some of the new ones can not be shattered like the traditional ones could be. My flowmasters sound alot better anyway.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with glasspacks. We sell more Magnaflow mufflers than we do flowmasters, which the magnaflow muffler is an absorbtion type muffler, much like a glasspack. Straight through! I have 24" glasspacks on my restored 63 Impala SS, reason one, I was going for a era type restoration, number two, need good flow. Magnaflow's take up too much room for the x-frame and are visibal from the outside, and mufflers look nasty running along the frame rail. Flowmasters have a cool sound, and IMHO thats where it stops. They may be good on true dual application, excluding the convertor, but with convertors and single into dual exhaust, customers who got a flowmaster said they see no increase in anything, but with the magnaflow they do. For me, straight through is the only way to go.
     
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    Running staight pipes sounds cool for a while, but it starts to get old after a while. I ran it for about 6 months, the cops never bothered me I sat next to a few at stop lights. I wanted to put a Flowmaster on but they are too much $$$ so I got a muffler from performance-curve.com for 30$ and am a lot happier :waytogo:
     
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    I have true dual 2.25 with glasspacks and I'm tired of it, no low end and its gottan too loud for me on my daily driver. I want to replace them with a good seat of lower toned mufflers.

    I'd stick with the muffler if I where you
     

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