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Glasspacks, Straight pipe, or Aero turbine?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by RedzTaco43, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Dec 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    RedzTaco43

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    Okay so I'm looking at getting a new exhaust on my 07 4.0 access cab. I've been looking at different set ups and can't seem to make up my mind.

    I want something loud, with a nice growl to it. So my first idea was to put an aero turbine muffler on and call it quits, but then I thought about getting dual glass packs and cracking the glass and go that route, but then I heard straight pipes... Need less to say that sounded great..

    Just looking for suggestions and input on my ideas...
     
  2. Dec 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    FM sounds good only up to 2500 rmps. I have heard Borla makes a good muffler. Magnaflow is a good products as well.


    EDIT:Not trying to be a dick, but next time use the search engine.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    memario1214

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    I run the Aero, but if you like the sound of straight pipes then go that route. We can only give you ideas, but it sounds like you already have your mind made up.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Aero Turbine sounds good IMO. Sounds pretty beefy for a v6.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    If you want loud you can add the Flowmaster 10 series to your list also.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Hell, just dump it straight off of the heads... You'll be loud, I promise.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Im not sure you understand what a glasspack muffler is.. :rofl:
     
  8. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    I'm really glad you read that thoroughly cause I sure didn't lol
     
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    either way. If you are wanting to be louder than glasspacks you should just straight pipe.

    Tho I dont recommend it unless you enjoy sounding like a pissed off bumble bee
     
  10. Dec 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Glasspacks sound like horrible on these V6 engines. My suggestion is go with an AT and be done with it.
     
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    :confused: I have 3" pipes and a single Thrush on my truck and it sounds fantastic. I dont like the loud obnoxious roar that some of these pos trucks have around here. I also have a afe cai and with this combonation it sounds fantastic.
     
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    im planning to get the aero turbine 2525xl, nice growl to it w/o being too loud. its all personal preference tho... get what you like
     
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    I have a straight pipe.....if you really want to call it that...all the resonators/cats are still on there.
     
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    I had heard something about heating up the glasspack and dunking it in water?.. Was I wrongly informed or did I miss understand them..

    And I think I might be going with the aero turbine muffler...
     
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    That little trick breaks up the honeycomb stuff in them... Which puts you pretty much at straight piped status.
     
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    Aero turbine 2525 here... It's loud enough for attention but not annoying.. Just don't get the 2525xl cause the do is resonated so it not as loud as a 2525
     
  17. Dec 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    I've got the 3.4 V6 glasspacked, and it sounds great. Awesome idle. A straight pipe is too loud where I live.

    To the OP - Straight pipe it.

    Let me add this was well: After I threw a glasspack on, a neighbor stopped me and asked when was I going to fix the muffler. I told em it was already fixed.
     
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    Maybe it's just me but glasspacks are never an option, on any engine. They are the cheap redneck version of a muffler. Loud popping noises are not a sound of beauty. But that's just my opinion. You have a nice truck, why not put quality parts on it. The Gibson and borla stuff is nice but it's not very loud.

    I personally wouldn't get anything over a Flowmaster 40. Even those are pretty loud and they will give you a bad in cab drone at certain rpm's.
    Whatever you choose, good luck!
     
  19. Dec 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    A glasspack is a quality part. It's been around for decades and has proven itself.

    It's a truck. It should be treated like one. Installing a more expensive muffler like the AT is like putting fake flames on a lamborghini.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Not exactly. They have been around forever because they were an original muffler for vehicles. They are cheap and are a good way to tame down an exhaust note (I have one on my truck as well). Saying that they are quality is a lie though. The fiberglass packing rarely lasts longer than 6 months in a glasspack before it is all blown out. I don't know a whole lot of "quality" parts that have have an effective lifespan of less than a year... Are they a good option in some circumstances? Yeah. Do they have their place in the automotive world? Also yes. Should they be run stand alone on these trucks? No, as you will lose a decent amount of power down low and they are just louder than all hell. The high school version of you will hopefully work its way out someday.
     
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