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2 better than 1?

could i assume that 2 glasspacks on a 4.6 are louder than 1? granted it wil be true dual exhaust. stock or mganaflow high flow cats and glasspacks.

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Personally, I think two glass-packs woud be TOO loud. But to answer your question, yes; I believe two will be louder than one.

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If you're going to go with Glasspacks, I'd mount them in the middle right before it snakes around the gas tank. they are much narrower than an oval shaped muffler so it shouldn't be any problem mounting them right next to each other. Possibly even putting an "H" right before the mufflers. I thought about it, but decided against it. glasspacks to tend to get somewhat loud, and I'm no longer a teenager who thinks that louder is always better. (though I still tend to crank AC/DC up pretty good )

If you do go with what I described, make a sound clip. I'm still curious as to what it might sound like.


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If you run true duals, you will have to have two mufflers.. unless its a dual in dual out muffler. And in general, two mufflers are more quiet than one.
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If you run true duals, you will have to have two mufflers.. unless its a dual in dual out muffler. And in general, two mufflers are more quiet than one.

im not talking mufflers im gonna go with prob high flow cats and 2 glasspacks, true dual exhaust all the way. no mufflers in there.

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it'll prolly sound really good, go with the 22 or 24 inch glasspacks if you have the space, it'll be a little mellower in tone with the longer muffs.

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im not talking mufflers im gonna go with prob high flow cats and 2 glasspacks, true dual exhaust all the way. no mufflers in there.
glasspack = muffler. not much of one, but thats what i meant. two will be more quiet than one, since they dont make straight pipes louder.
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it'll prolly sound really good, go with the 22 or 24 inch glasspacks if you have the space, it'll be a little mellower in tone with the longer muffs.

yea im gonna go with the longer ones, i want a deep grumble but loud too when i get on it. and at like 20 bucks a peice i can have them taken out and a di/do magnaflow put in if i dislike it THAT much. my motto, if you can;t hear me from my house to the end of my street (bout 1/4 mile) then it's not loud enough lol.

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one other thing goes the brand of glass packs differ? or do u recommend and brand? im prob goin with the 22-14 in ones.

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I always liked the Classics. Cherry Bombs! or Thrush. But I'm an old man. Can you even get those anymore?


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not tryin to jack your post but, if u have two glass packs won't it be quiter than one?
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I think you're all making false assumptions. In no case is he going to be running two glass packs in the same line. I'm assuming he means to either use a Y-pipe and run one glass pack for all 8 cylinders, or use Two glass packs, one for each side. My opinion would be that it would sound better if he used one for each side, particularly if he mounted them midway (before the gas tank). I've heard one glass pack used on a V8 car before (some folks use them to replace single exhuaust mufflers as they cost less than a regular muffler) They sound terrible, almost ricey.


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TRAVELER-what made u think we all thought he was goin to be runnin two glass packs in a row?
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yea for the rcord i was thinking of 2 glasspacks side by side. one after each cat and run true duals all the way. and yes hae them midmounted by gas tank.

any opinions on how it will sound? too ricey? if one makes it sound ricey and i have 2 to make it deeper and use the longer ones say 24 n ones it will be evn deeper. just an idea

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I think it would sound good. I had a 70 Mustang with glass packs on a 302. MId mounted (of course) it sounded great. Of course it had no cats either.


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alright thanks alot

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I have duel glasspacks on my car. I've been running them for three years now. They have only gotten a hint louder over that time. They are not that loud because of the cats, in fact, a mustang with flowmasters is louder than my T'bird. It does sound different than any other car and I get compliments on how it sounds all the time. I have Dynomax race series bullet mufflers, and the resinater was removed as well.

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I have duel glasspacks on my car. I've been running them for three years now. They have only gotten a hint louder over that time. They are not that loud because of the cats, in fact, a mustang with flowmasters is louder than my T'bird. It does sound different than any other car and I get compliments on how it sounds all the time. I have Dynomax race series bullet mufflers, and the resinater was removed as well.



so how did the dual glasspacks sound on ur car? cuz anything will be louder than stock. if i don't like it, ill go with a di/do magnaflow midmounted

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I had true duals with mid mounted glasspacks. I liked it and people said that my car sounded like a truck. I also don't have any cats. I wanted a change so now i'm running true duals with Flowmasters.
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i figure ill put glasspacks on see how i like it, they are cheap anyways, but ill space them enough so i can fit the di/do magnaflow cuz ppl seem to like maganflow better then flows soundwise.

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I hada set of glasspacks (magnaflow i think) on my old cougar, and it smoothed it out and calmed it down a good bit....for about 10k, then they were burned out or broken in, and they just softened up the nasty onthe high end and other than that it kinda just purred like a very angry kittne.

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They sound good, I think. They do droan a little at cruising speed, but that's what I like. they get much louder when you crack the throttle or get down on it. By comparison, at about a block away, a '96 - '98 Mustang with flowmasters was a lot louder than my car, but the Muskrats sound different than the T'birds for various reasons. Plus too, even though I removed the resinator, the cats are still in place, so that will muffle the sound too. You'll just have to try it to see. I like the way it sounds, and I get compliments.
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I had "Purple Hornie Glasspacks" on my 96 4.6. I personally didn't like the sound. But it DID sound better than no exhaust at all. I got them to hold me over until I could get a true duals with a DI/DO muffler, but ended up wrecking the car. At WOT it was nice, sounded like a race car. But under normal throttle it sounded raspy and had the nasty crackeling sound. But it was VERY loud!

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BTW they were dumped midway and had one per bank for a total of 2!

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Hey it doesn't sound that bad, I am a redneck however but I'd sport that lol I'd just try to figure out a way to exit the exhaust on the sides...
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think it would sound any louder or any diff if u went with 2 packs and dump them out the sides in front of the rear tires?

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Well with it dumped under the car it 'seems' louder due to in echoing. So it may appear to be louder. In reality pretty much the same amount of sound will exit the exhaust whether it be at the rear bumper or midway. You will have no were near as much sound in the passenger compartment with it exited out back though (which is a giood thing unless you want to go deaf...lol)!

I honestly couldn't answer if adding 2 per side would make it louder. I would assume not. Because by adding these, it made my existing exhaust quieter. So IMO it would more than likely smooth/equal out the sound and make it a tad quieter!

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hmmm nothing like the glass packs on my 77 Cougar... I think I'll take my bro down there right now and start her up and get a clip of it. Be back in about 10 minutes.

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hmmm nothing like the glass packs on my 77 Cougar... I think I'll take my bro down there right now and start her up and get a clip of it. Be back in about 10 minutes.
I would hope so, there is a pretty big difference between a 96 T-Bird EFI 4.6L and a 77 Cougar with a ?? (I am assuming a carbed 351).

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yes its a carbed 351... wish it had the 460 but it will get one in 2 years when we get it rebuilt and dropped in... then the 351windsor is getting fully built up bored over slightly and dropped in an 88 Eddie bauer bronco.

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