Are Glasspacks really the sh*t?

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  1. RKNRLR

    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    In my state, cars built before 1983 are permitted to emit 96db, later models 90db. Id like the exhaust to sound tough, loud, but still crisp, not like a sawn-off hack job. For me its all about the note, slightly less about the volume. As a person who drives his RR a few times a week, Id like to push the limits db-wise, but still ensure Im not getting pinged every time i take it around the block.
    Some videos Ive watched have given me a good impression of glasspacks, others less so. Just trying to make my mind up on whether I like the sound or not, and whether they will take me past the db limit over here.

    And if i wasn't into old technology, I wouldn't be driving no 440 cubic inch rubber-munching monster!
     
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    cutouts are your answer. open them when johnie law is not around and close them when needed
     
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  3. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    Ahh...The "note" as you call it, is something that everybody is after. I like the traditional sound of the muscle cars, usually done with "turbo" mufflers (a copy of the turbocharged Corvair muffler) or the stock mufflers. The stock mufflers on the Hemi cars is about the best. My 300 has 2 1/2" pipes with Turbo mufflers.

    With a 3" pipe, anything is going to be loud.

    The glass pack has a different sound and to me, it's not a "crisp" sound. It always reminds me of a teenage kid with a beat up car.

    But really... the cut-outs might be your best choice.
     
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    Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert, but I believe (as previously mentioned) that the sound of glass packs will change over time as the glass burns out.
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I like the tone of the 2 1/2" shorty turbos 14" on my 440 valiant, muscle car sound but not real loud
     
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    droptop Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind a loud exhaust , I just can't stand the popping noise when you let off of it.
     
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    My dad has some glass packs on his truck and they don't seem very loud too me. They only get noisy in a tunnel and sound great. The flowmasters sound like they would fit your needs better.
     
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    Hi, I have the hemi mufflers on my 68 383 ,loud but have lasted over 40 years
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    The 20-30 year olds around here are going straight pipes on the 1990s and 2000s Mustangs and Camaro's, a bit to loud for me and they pop like crazy on deceleration
     
  10. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    so turn you hearing aid off Bobby......
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    What LOL
     
  12. quikbird

    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    Did you say something???
     
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    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    I was up at my late Uncle's yesterday helping my cousin go thru my Uncle's work shop some so my cousin could get around in it (he has MS) and buried in this pile on the workbench was three envelopes containing one each of these...one got put on the door of my garage, and the other two?

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  14. RKNRLR

    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    Hey Thanks to everybody for the worldly advice!
    After reading all the comments (many times over) I decided to do the smart thing and see an exhaust specialist.
    He was able to come up with a design that idled at a reasonable level, but would really sparkle at open throttle - everyone's favourite kinda throttle!
    They've been in the same location for about 40 years, and now actually manufacture and ceramic coat in-house, which means no Chinese knockoffs.
    It also means it aint cheap either, especially after talking myself into some custom extractors, to finally eliminate all the rattles and knocks because of the current poorly-fitted Hooker headers.
    She's booked in for the overhaul on the 18th, Ill keep you guys posted!
     
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    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    Ill take one!
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Hear is a new option. SRT8 mufflers I got a pair from a muffler shop new car take offs 2 1/2 in and out straight through.
     
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    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    send me a SSAE and one is yours.
     

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