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Old 09-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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hey guys im getting a glass pack for my mustang just wondering if any of you already have it im just wondering what size to get and how to mount it
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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2 1/2" pipe size and it has to go under the rear bumper after the axle
as thats where the OEM muffler is mounted. Your muffler looks like the pic
below (unpainted) and can be measured from under the stang with a tape
measurer to see what will fit length wise.

If you are looking for the farm truck sound
and not the muscle car sound,
then a glass pack is right up your alley...

I would go with a cheap GT take-off muffler (passengers side)
as these have the best sound for the buck...
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I'm going to assume you have a V6, first off.

Second, if you do not have dual exhaust yet, then what I suggest is getting duals with an H pipe and GT takeoff mufflers to start with. Then worry about muffler choices later.

If you already have duals, please do not buy glasspacks. They do not sound good on our V6s. You will get alot of opinions on which mufflers to go with your V6, but IMO, the MAC mufflers sound the best on it.


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Old 09-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Just buy two gt takeoff mufflers OFF OF A MANUAL GT and you'll save lots of money and get a good sound note. I paid $50 shipped to my door for two manual gt takeoff mufflers and I only put one on and it improved sound 10x than stock. Then when I had cash I had a custom h-pipe installed and used the other muffler. As said people will give different opinions but at the end of the day we are in V6's and spending a grip of cash for sound doesn't make sense when you can get close enough for cheap
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Don't just take everyone's word that glasspacks sound bad. I have a set on my 05 V6. They are 2.5" pipe around 28" long. They are not at the back of the car, they are before the back axle in-line and I have an H pipe. I'm running Thrush glasspacks.

It sounds pretty good. It's not as loud as I thought it would be so I'm really considering getting some shorter ones because I would like a little bit of the "poppy" sound.

If you want the GT takeoffs they sound pretty good, but they are too quite for me unless you take the cats off, which I'm not going to do.
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i like the magnaflow glasspacks they have a good note and you dont have to worry about blowout like the traditional glasspacks filled with fiberglass. magnaflow fills all there mufflers with a rockwool packing. nice throaty tone.....
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i like the magnaflow glasspacks they have a good note and you dont have to worry about blowout like the traditional glasspacks filled with fiberglass. magnaflow fills all there mufflers with a rockwool packing. nice throaty tone.....

All of the magnaflow ones I've heard do sound good. I think the ones I bought have rockwool as well. I just didn't want to buck up and spend the extra money for magnaflow, especially since most of them end up being made by the same company lol. Another big difference would be if the inside is perforated or louvered.
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All of the magnaflow ones I've heard do sound good. I think the ones I bought have rockwool as well. I just didn't want to buck up and spend the extra money for magnaflow, especially since most of them end up being made by the same company lol. Another big difference would be if the inside is perforated or louvered.
you have to be careful from what my muffler guy was saying because if it does not have the manufactuers name on there muffler its probably a cheap china knockoff part that will only last a few months. i say pay the few extra bucks from a muffler company that has a known killer tone and quality. its like they say as i have had to learn the hard way. you get what you pay for.
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you have to be careful from what my muffler guy was saying because if it does not have the manufactuers name on there muffler its probably a cheap china knockoff part that will only last a few months. i say pay the few extra bucks from a muffler company that has a known killer tone and quality. its like they say as i have had to learn the hard way. you get what you pay for.

I'll agree with you that there are some poorly made parts out there. However, I don't believe all of Magnaflows glasspacks are even stamped with their name. I think some are blank. If you buy their catback system it is a different muffler that is stamped. I wouldn't be surprised if Magnaflow didn't even make their glasspacks. If I remember correctly, I think Walker makes a lot of them out there for other companies. Don't quote me on Walker being the one though. When it comes to glasspacks, all you do is look for what material is inside of it, whether it's louvered or perforated (louvered will catch air and slow down the flow), and the sizes. I could care less about the brand name if I know that information

But like I said, the Magnaflow ones do sound good on our cars. I'm always looking to change up my exhaust because I get tired of it so I don't like to spend a ton of money.
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I must agree with the people that say glasspacks sound bad.

Some people really get confused between loud and deep once the volume level increases.

They are loud, but they don't sound deep and they also have WAY too much
messy sounds that come with them as well. These are ESPECIALLY true on a single exhaust V6 setup.
I like a little bit of gurgle but glasspacks do bring the messy gurgle etc. and DO literally tend to have
the sound characteristics of a farm truck.
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I have a glass pack on my lawnmower and still cant mow the
grass at 5AM without waking up all the neighbors. Maybe
that drivers side manual GT take-off I didnt use on the V6
can be swapped out in place of the glass pack...
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i like the magnaflow glasspacks they have a good note and you dont have to worry about blowout like the traditional glasspacks filled with fiberglass. magnaflow fills all there mufflers with a rockwool packing. nice throaty tone.....
+1 for the Magnaflow glasspacks. I have them with an X-pipe and they sound great
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I was going to do a thread asking who had Cherry Bomb or Thrush Glass Packs !
& also the part info & possible sound clips..

You guys on this thread who are bad mouthing this sound, "Have you actually heard these mufflers personally" ??
I see the $500 - $700 axle-backs [cough] from name brands posser suppliers..
I don't see my self paying this much for 2 mufflers & a couple pieces of bent pipe !

We ran these type mufflers after I got home from Service in the 70's, & thought they sounded Great !

I'm more interested in hanging them & proper fitment, so if you haven't had 1st hand experience with these "Let it Be"

So anyone who actually has these installed ,, Please step up & Let us know !
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I have heard only one 06, V6 with exhaust mods and sounded like a 4 cyl fart machine. I had to laugh. Muffler from 06, V8, I have heard on single exhaust and a little better than my stock one. Driving 110 mile commute every day, 90% interstate, a louder sound than what I have, would get to me after a while. Especially if taking on a vacation trip. Yup, different strokes for different folks and doesn't make the V6 any faster, but sounds more closely like you wish you had a V8. IMO
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I see the $500 - $700 axle-backs [cough] from name brands posser suppliers..
I don't see my self paying this much for 2 mufflers & a couple pieces of bent pipe !
I dont see these $500 - $700 axlebacks [gag].
Please posts links to these items said to exist...
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We ran these type mufflers after I got home from Service in the 70's, & thought they sounded Great !
Were these odd fire V8s or even fire V6es?
70s motors and 2000 motors are not one in the same...
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I'm more interested in hanging them & proper fitment, so if you haven't had 1st hand experience with these "Let it Be"

So anyone who actually has these installed ,, Please step up & Let us know !
Go to your local muffler man. He can tell you all about
hangin and fittin mufflers.
If you are asking questions about where to hang them
and proper fitment, it seems a little beyond your level
of ability....
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I dont see these $500 - $700 axlebacks [gag].
Please posts links to these items said to exist...
Were these odd fire V8s or even fire V6es?
70s motors and 2000 motors are not one in the same...


Go to your local muffler man. He can tell you all about
hangin and fittin mufflers.
If you are asking questions about where to hang them
and proper fitment, it seems a little beyond your level
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Nor sure of the even or odd [even cars back then had different firing orders], so not sure of your sizzle here.
So seeing as you're an expert on Cherry Bombs, which 1 did you use & how did it sound on your 4. banger ???

Actually I might look into FRPP Touring or Sport Mufflers...

As for my experience & expertise , you couldn't match it. I doubt
37 yrs of Mechanical Work, Build, Repair, Machinist & Hot Rodd'n
But I'll probably use a muffler expert as he has tools I don't, cutters & weld & not to mention the handiest "The Hoist"...
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Just popping in to put my .02 in with the "No Glass-Packs on a 4.0" crowd. They sound terrible on our cars, IMO. GT Takeoffs sound great, and I'm super happy with how my FRPP muffler sounds, especially now that it's broken in. Now I just need to get one for the left side, slap on a GT/CS bumper, and have a shop fab me an H-Pipe.

EDIT: I'm assuming you have the 4.0. Honestly, I've not heard a 3.7 with glass packs, so I cannot attest to their quality of sound.

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Just popping in to put my .02 in with the "No Glass-Packs on a 4.0" crowd. They sound terrible on our cars, IMO. GT Takeoffs sound great, and I'm super happy with how my FRPP muffler sounds, especially now that it's broken in. Now I just need to get one for the left side, slap on a GT/CS bumper, and have a shop fab me an H-Pipe.

EDIT: I'm assuming you have the 4.0. Honestly, I've not heard a 3.7 with glass packs, so I cannot attest to their quality of sound.


Trooper, i'm not sure about the OP'er but I'm running a '14 3.7
I also looked into the FRPP touring axle backs, but they're $700
Heard a clip, & they sound Good !
After hearing some of these guys i'm wondering if Current ['11-'14] GT axle-back take offs will fit on my 3.7 ?

As for the OP & myself, in my young years Cherry Bombs had a very rich sound..
As it stands now, i'm going with the stockers while I sort all this out !
The GT take-offs sound more affordable..
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Thats for a GT (dual exhaust) not for the V6.
We are talking a V6 not a V8.
So your thinking still does not apply here.
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Nor sure of the even or odd [even cars back then had different firing orders], so not sure of your sizzle here.
So seeing as you're an expert on Cherry Bombs, which 1 did you use & how did it sound on your 4. banger ???
30 something mechanic years and not sure on the even/odd fire scheme?
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As for my experience & expertise , you couldn't match it. I doubt
37 yrs of Mechanical Work, Build, Repair, Machinist & Hot Rodd'n
But I'll probably use a muffler expert as he has tools I don't, cutters & weld & not to mention the handiest "The Hoist"...
Go away Mr. 14 posts...
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Seems I've been welcomed by a 4.0 Banger, 157db.

Reason I threw in the quoted Magnaflow from a GT, is people talk as if they [GT to V6] can be substituted for. My Last Magnaflow was on a 2002 z-28 convertible & I loved it !

On the Cherry Bombs, I've given up on them. Not that they sound or perform bad on the 3.7.. More on the longtivity of the product... Check you tube for cherry bomb sounds!

Being a Old Fart & a noob on this forum, i'd like to get along with everyone & gleen from other experience , I can tell with you that's not possible..
So lets just exist on this forum, but yet not forum together..
a33 holls like you I don't need !

By the way ! a good axle back for a 3.7 is fairly expensive.
I've installed cat backs for less !
But here's your proof.. from AM no less


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