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Old 05-05-2011, 12:37 AM
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Hey guys, I was looking at investing in a Flowmaster 40 like many of you, but I would like to hear from those that have glasspacks.

I hear they are cost effective, retain more the natural sound of the engine, etc.

Whether it is cherrybomb, trush,how much did you glass pack run you and what sizes did you get... I was looking at getting the 2" by 22 1/2"

I imagine i would have to cut the piping so it would fit?

Should i get the in and out angled since the OEM muffler is offset/offset (to avoid redirecting my piping)

any input is welcome. (straight pipe is not an option, but how loud is the glasspack at highway speeds, don't want to drone to much).
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:05 AM
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Hey guys, I was looking at investing in a Flowmaster 40 like many of you, but I would like to hear from those that have glasspacks.

I hear they are cost effective, retain more the natural sound of the engine, etc.

Whether it is cherrybomb, trush,how much did you glass pack run you and what sizes did you get... I was looking at getting the 2" by 22 1/2"

I imagine i would have to cut the piping so it would fit?

Should i get the in and out angled since the OEM muffler is offset/offset (to avoid redirecting my piping)

any input is welcome. (straight pipe is not an option, but how loud is the glasspack at highway speeds, don't want to drone to much).
I used 28 inch long by 2 1/4 inch inlet and outlet Cherry Bomb glass pack. It costed me around $70 bucks total including the installation. It sounds good and doesn't drone and it doesn't have that ricey sound to it either. I'll upload a video tomorrow when I get a chance. The muffler itself costed me around $30 bucks and all I got charged for at my exhaust shop was labor for $40 bucks. here's a photo it:



I had it dumped about 1 foot behind the cab. Due to the length of the glass pack and the small displacement of the 3.0 vulcan roller motor, it hasn't burned out and I've had it for nearly 2 years now. It's a deep rumbly exhaust system. This has been one of the best exhaust systems I've seen and had, the other was the Terminator muffler. That Terminator muffler on my truck out done a stock V8 Mustang in terms of sound and people swore up and down I had a V8 in my Ranger. I had to show people it wasn't a V8 and most couldn't believe it even after they seen it.

Here's what it looks like today:



The paint has faded off, but still sounds like it did the day I had it installed. The cons of the glass pack are trying to pick the right one in terms of quality and length for your engine size. DON'T GET A CHEAP ONE PLEASE! The cheap ones that run for around $10 to $20 bucks, tend to burn out really quickly and they're cheap made and tend to rust out within 3 to 6 months. I made that mistake once and I'll be damned if I'll do it again. If you're going to get a glass pack go with either Patriot Exhaust Systems (they've been around since the 1930's) or Cherry Bomb which has been around since 1968. Thrush is ok but doesn't quite last like those guys I mentioned earlier.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:22 AM
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I used 28 inch long by 2 1/4 inch inlet and outlet Cherry Bomb glass pack. It costed me around $70 bucks total including the installation. It sounds good and doesn't drone and it doesn't have that ricey sound to it either. I'll upload a video tomorrow when I get a chance. The muffler itself costed me around $30 bucks and all I got charged for at my exhaust shop was labor for $40 bucks. here's a photo it:



I had it dumped about 1 foot behind the cab. Due to the length of the glass pack and the small displacement of the 3.0 vulcan roller motor, it hasn't burned out and I've had it for nearly 2 years now. It's a deep rumbly exhaust system. This has been one of the best exhaust systems I've seen and had, the other was the Terminator muffler. That Terminator muffler on my truck out done a stock V8 Mustang in terms of sound and people swore up and down I had a V8 in my Ranger. I had to show people it wasn't a V8 and most couldn't believe it even after they seen it.

Here's what it looks like today:



The paint has faded off, but still sounds like it did the day I had it installed. The cons of the glass pack are trying to pick the right one in terms of quality and length for your engine size. DON'T GET A CHEAP ONE PLEASE! The cheap ones that run for around $10 to $20 bucks, tend to burn out really quickly and they're cheap made and tend to rust out within 3 to 6 months. I made that mistake once and I'll be damned if I'll do it again. If you're going to get a glass pack go with either Patriot Exhaust Systems (they've been around since the 1930's) or Cherry Bomb which has been around since 1968. Thrush is ok but doesn't quite last like those guys I mentioned earlier.
wow dude thanks for all the info Since the Rangers pretty much runs 2", did you have to mod in the Input to meet the 2.5" glasspack?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:27 AM
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wow dude thanks for all the info Since the Rangers pretty much runs 2", did you have to mod in the Input to meet the 2.5" glasspack?
The stock pipe size on all rangers is 2.25 inches. That was the size of the Glass pack's inlet and outlet. All the exhaust shop did was weld it in place. The only reason it costed me $40 bucks to have it installed was for the cost of the pipe used and labor. No mods were needed for installation. Go with a 2.25 inch inlet and outlet and it will weld right into your stock exhaust pipe. Your exhaust shop will only take about an hour to install it, if that.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:29 AM
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The stock pipe size on all rangers is 2.25 inches. That was the size of the Glass pack's inlet and outlet. All the exhaust shop did was weld it in place. The only reason it costed me $40 bucks to have it installed was for the cost of the pipe used and labor. No mods were needed for installation.
I see that you got it angled at both ends, should that be what I get as well even though I still want the tip to come out behind the wheel (OEM placement) or it doesnt matter?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:39 AM
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I see that you got it angled at both ends, should that be what I get as well even though I still want the tip to come out behind the wheel (OEM placement) or it doesnt matter?
That's how the glass pack is made. It's angled at both ends and marked which way it must be installed. It will say inlet on one end and outlet on the other. If you're not going to dump it like I did, it will cost less in terms of labor. Probably around $15 to $20 bucks for installation. All they'll do is cut out your old muffler and re angle the stock exhaust pipe a bit and weld it in place. Then you're done with it. It's pretty simple really. I've had every exhaust on my truck that there is availible, and this is a good one. It's my second favorite.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:41 AM
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That's how the glass pack is made. It's angled at both ends and marked which way it must be installed. It will say inlet on one end and outlet on the other. If you're not going to dump it like I did it will cost less in terms of labor. Probably around $15 to $20 bucks for installation. All they'll do is cut out your old muffler and re angle the stock exhaust pipe a bit and weld it in place. Then you're done with it. It's pretty simple really. I've had every exhaust on my truck that there is availible, and this is a good one. It's my second favorite.
Sounds great I look forward to hearing youtr video now I just have to decide if its worth voiding my warranty
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:47 AM
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Sounds great I look forward to hearing youtr video now I just have to decide if its worth voiding my warranty
I'll try and post a video of it sometime later on today. I wouldn't do anything to it in terms of mods if it still is under warranty. Keep that warranty intact. You never know if you'll need a major repair soon. Just be patient and wait until the warranty runs out. I can't stress enough how important a warranty is. I've seen a modified exhaust void a warranty first hand. It aint pretty at all.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:49 AM
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Default Re: Glasspack pros and cons?

I was looking at a magnaflow glasspack yesterday for $100 bucks and I was like Hmmmm how would this sound lol my final decision is between magnaflow glasspack, muffler, or a flowmaster 40 series
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:02 AM
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pros: cheap, small and easy to install

cons: sound like crap on a V6 and most V8's

i had one on my 2.9 V6 and i hated it, sounded like rice to me.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:23 AM
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ive got a glasspack and love it! sounds great and cheap.
mine is right infront of my rear axle and i still have the stock tip and all the stock pipinghttp://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...693-glasspack/
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:41 PM
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Mufflers are a matter of personal taste. The glass pack can sound either good like mine does or bad. It really depends on your selecting the right length based apon your engine. Right now my digital camera is charging so I'll have to wait to make a video of my exhaust. This camera will be the death of me one of these days.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:54 PM
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Glasspack
Pro's
Faster flow through, more HP
Agressive sound (Don't honk at people to move, just rev a little)
Longer life since the air just flows through it instead of bouncing off it.
You can now shift simply by hearing the truck.

Cons
Loud if you want to respect your neighbors, come home at a low RPM.
Cop attention. You are legal. but cops would prefer it quieter
Flames - If you are miss tuned or running rich you can shoot flames out the back when you down shift and gun it.
Can give you a screaming headache after while.

I have a cherry bomb on my mazda truck. I loved it in the beginning, but after a few years I just find it annoying now. I don't think I'd change it though since it suites the truck.

I have a standard glasspack on my car and it gives a low rumble that I can hear, but it's nothing loud and obnoxious like a ricer.

When I got my Ranger with a real muffler, I have difficulty shifting since I'm used to just doing it by ear. now I have to look at my guages and second guess a shift fairly often. But I've only had the ranger for 2 weeks maybe.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:01 PM
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Glasspack
Pro's
Faster flow through, more HP
Agressive sound (Don't honk at people to move, just rev a little)
Longer life since the air just flows through it instead of bouncing off it.
You can now shift simply by hearing the truck.

Cons
Loud if you want to respect your neighbors, come home at a low RPM.
Cop attention. You are legal. but cops would prefer it quieter
Flames - If you are miss tuned or running rich you can shoot flames out the back when you down shift and gun it.
Can give you a screaming headache after while.

I have a cherry bomb on my mazda truck. I loved it in the beginning, but after a few years I just find it annoying now. I don't think I'd change it though since it suites the truck.

I have a standard glasspack on my car and it gives a low rumble that I can hear, but it's nothing loud and obnoxious like a ricer.

When I got my Ranger with a real muffler, I have difficulty shifting since I'm used to just doing it by ear. now I have to look at my guages and second guess a shift fairly often. But I've only had the ranger for 2 weeks maybe.
You didn't pick the right one for the truck. Like I said I made that mistake myself. It depends on what size motor you have and what length of cherry bomb you choose. Mine sounds just right. It's not loud but it's deep and it doesn't have that ricey sound either. I wish that my camera would hurry up charge so I can record a video for you guys. I've had mine for nearly 2 years and I haven't been pulled over either. Cops don't even bother me over it.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:02 PM
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You didn't pick the right one for the truck. Like I said I made that mistake myself. It depends on what size motor you have and what length of cherry bomb you choose. Mine sounds just right. It's not loud but it's deep and it doesn't have that ricey sound either. I wish that my camera would hurry up charge so I can record a video for you guys. I've had mine for nearly 2 years and I haven't been pulled over either. Cops don't even bother me over it.
I know that Diameter will affect riceyness, but I guess the longer the GPack is, the more deep it sounds? Does the lenght affect volume as well?
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