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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:18 pm

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Wow! I'm surprised, that sounded pretty damn good and I'm not big on loud sixers. happy Not near as loud as I thought it would be.
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idk if u have seen my exhaust but mine is as loud as it gets man Loudest car in the lot+lots of cops attention= Drive like a grandma too and from the track
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:20 pm

Ok I drove it (mostly to make sure it stays together) and it sounds great! Very little drone (in fact less than with the holed stock mufflers) and I can actually hear the exhaust when I get on it for a change. It is very clean and controlled, not raspy or retarded. Idle is very nice - not stupidly loud. And don't worry spacebar, I got that thing tighter than 10 virgin marys now. that vid was just kind of a preliminary test.

And now the pics...

old / new

the goodys

the hanging - worked out pretty nicely actually
btw, you can see the shrader valve for the rear shocks in this pic if any one was interested in seeing that

not bad i dont think



its pretty subtle here which is probly good
I also like this picture - it kinda looks like the riv just wants to eat the road
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:25 pm

i'm diggen em bro
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:22 pm

Very impressive. I like the angle of the tips coming out the back. Nice work, thanks for the pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:41 pm

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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c374/CODITHsaves/Riv/DSC01296.jpg

Dude, where are your jack stands? Never rely on a jack to hold up a car. And that one's on wheels. You also don't have the car's wheels chocked even though you are working on a downhill grade.

If you don't start thinking "safety" one of these days it will catch up with you.

Now that I've nagged you, can I get an .mp3 of the sound instead of that flash movie? I want to save it for posterity smile
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:43 pm

He lives life on da edge bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:31 pm

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Dude, where are your jack stands? Never rely on a jack to hold up a car. And that one's on wheels. You also don't have the car's wheels chocked even though you are working on a downhill grade.

If you don't start thinking "safety" one of these days it will catch up with you.

Now that I've nagged you, can I get an .mp3 of the sound instead of that flash movie? I want to save it for posterity smile

my jack stands were not nearly tall enough and the garage I worked in is level. And if your jack is shitty enough to where it's going to just instantly loose all press. without any warning, you need a new jack. plus ya i like to live dangerously too.

I almost could have done this without the jack at all since I pretty much always have the rear end at 120psi
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:33 pm

ill try to make the sound clip. I'm not sure how to do it though... I have a digital pic camera and a miniDV camera. I have no digital sound recorder
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:15 pm

I agree with Jack. Stands cost maybe $20. Cheap insurance.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:17 pm

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I agree with Jack. Stands cost maybe $20. Cheap insurance.

yess i have AIR SHOCKS TOO buddy now and i can REALLY get that back end up there but its not good for the front end rolleyes ((says my dad))
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:23 pm

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I agree with Jack. Stands cost maybe $20. Cheap insurance.

yess i have AIR SHOCKS TOO buddy now and i can REALLY get that back end up there but its not good for the front end rolleyes ((says my dad))

it just alters the caster angle a little bit - i don't see how that's a problem...?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:26 pm

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98riviera98 wrote:
AA wrote:
I agree with Jack. Stands cost maybe $20. Cheap insurance.

yess i have AIR SHOCKS TOO buddy now and i can REALLY get that back end up there but its not good for the front end rolleyes ((says my dad))

it just alters the caster angle a little bit - i don't see how that's a problem...?

IDK the first time i filled it with air i had the rear 13.5 inches off the ground and it was pretty cool then my dad said thats not good and took a phillips let some air out and now its 9 inches off the ground shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:48 pm

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ill try to make the sound clip. I'm not sure how to do it though... I have a digital pic camera and a miniDV camera. I have no digital sound recorder

What kind of computer do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:00 pm

Life is good when your brother owns a custom exhaust business. I wish all you guys were real close up here. I know he would hook you up. If anyone is close enough, let me know if you need exhaust. You could even call him for advice? His number is 231-788-4077 It is Exhaust Special-T's owner Tim Linderman.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:26 pm

I took the resonators off of my car and put 5.0 Mustang style tailpipes on it.... In my experience most glasspack type mufflers sound best mounted as close as possible to the front of the car. I am thinking removing the cat and resonator and installed a Turbo tube muffler on mine sometime this summer.

It doesn't sound bad for a hundred bucks though.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:00 am

good work man, im a V8 kinda guy so to me anything less than v8 with exhaust has always been retarded. but this sounds decently-good. i gotta say though, u deffinitely got ur moneys worth. by the way,
I LOVE THEM TAILIGHTS MANE! that shit is gangsta, keep up the good work!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:14 am



new old video. i realized i never posted it so baaam
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:11 am

sounds good man
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:41 pm

Turtle, I'm assuming those are Cherry Bombs. I've been looking into the same thing, what size are they? Length, and in/out diameter?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:28 pm

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Turtle, I'm assuming those are Cherry Bombs. I've been looking into the same thing, what size are they? Length, and in/out diameter?

Those ones I had were a product of Thrush. They were 2.25" pipe, something like 22" resonator body I think. I can find out the specs if you like. I still carry them at work so I can just look at the box.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:32 pm

I'm also interested in the spec's.
Why did you remove them?
Did you not like the sound or performance after trying them?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:45 pm

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I'm also interested in the spec's.
Why did you remove them?
Did you not like the sound or performance after trying them?

I originally had them in replacing my mufflers with otherwise factory exhaust. At that time, I was very happy with the sound. Much louder than the mice on marshmellows stock but not overly loud or droned. I traded em for real mufflers (dynomax superturbo) when I got my DP and all new 3" pipe run with cat and resonator deleted because it was way too loud then.

basically:
factory exhaust + glasspacks for mufflers = thumbsup
3in pipe + glasspacks trying to be mufflers = no
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:04 pm

I wish there was a video of the 3" pipe with the glasspacks so we could hear what exactly they sound like. I was thinking of doing a full 3" cat-back, I gather that this is not reconmended.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:09 pm

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I wish there was a video of the 3" pipe with the glasspacks so we could hear what exactly they sound like. I was thinking of doing a full 3" cat-back, I gather that this is not reconmended.

A friend of mine had a 87GN with a 3" pipe no muffler, it was awful sounding, riding in the car at cruising speed.
But it was screaming fast, and sounded good at WOT

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Glasspack Mufflers   Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:13 pm

I'll look at some real mufflers then I suppose.
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