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Old 01-22-2010, 07:08 AM   #1
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Turbo Thrush or Glasspack?

well im looking for a cheap exhaust and i found glasspacks 25$ and under, turbo thrush for 25$ and up. Ive seen the turbo muffler sounds pretty good. But i havent seen what the glasspack sounds like. Im running a straight pipe right now with a resinator. Anybody have any sound clips or tips for what im looking for? thanks
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spend a little bit more and get a stainless steel magnaflow. more clear tone and lasts forever. I would suggest my muffler, but its pretty expensive. go with an 18" if you want a low quiet tone, 14" if you want something a little bit louder.
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I'm running the turbo thrush with a downey header, no cat and 2.25 exuast. At idle and normal driving it sounds good. The upper range when full bore is a little raspy for my taste and had to add a resonator tip which helped but its still there a little. It could be due to the fact I am not running a cat.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amVJv32DnZM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyUJCGQx-c0
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:31 AM   #4
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glass packs have good sound i have 24 inch on my yota with a 350 and it sounds mean
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well i have a v6 and im looking for something a little quiet but still sounds good im kinda sticking on the turbo thrush but im still not sure what a glasspack will sound like
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glass packs have good sound i have 24 inch on my yota with a 350 and it sounds mean
lol big difference there... V8 exhaust vs the V6 is like night and day pertaining to sound.

heres my 3.0 V6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9nV7ZpPkM

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MaK92-4RnR that sounds great, was waiting for that truck in the first video to run yur camera over lol.
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yea that 4runner sounds pretty good and id like to do something like that but i dont have a cat and dont plan on putting one on
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MaK92-4RnR that sounds great, was waiting for that truck in the first video to run yur camera over lol.
lol its sitting on a vertical curb reflector... I was more worried about the camera not being there when I got back... hahaha

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yea that 4runner sounds pretty good and id like to do something like that but i dont have a cat and dont plan on putting one on
I dont have a cat either... look at the idle video, it shows that im running pure straight pipes + muffler.
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yea i was waiting for someone to get out and look at it even take it lol
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Under your mods in the link where you posted your vids it says you have a "magnaflo hi-flow cat" but your saying you dont have one? (in the idle vid it appears you dont) I am thinking of running the Borla muffler with no cat as well. The video with revs 3-5K is that with or without a cat? Thanks!
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Under your mods in the link where you posted your vids it says you have a "magnaflo hi-flow cat" but your saying you dont have one? (in the idle vid it appears you dont) I am thinking of running the Borla muffler with no cat as well. The video with revs 3-5K is that with or without a cat? Thanks!
I'll explain. I have both a Inner changeable cat and a test pipe... both the same length, both with flanges.

Videos with cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZVVRyuQN0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p-2s...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUJif...eature=related

The videos WITHOUT the cat is what I linked above, in the other post.

differences between the two:

you'd like to think theres no difference between the two, but there is. The cat was a little quieter throughout the powerband, but had a deeper lower tone at low rpms.

without the cat. its a much louder tone, very very deep. and it ROARS through the power band. you can easily hear me blocks away if im WOT.
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I like glasspacks. I have the 3.0 in my truck, and it sounds pretty good. here are some videos.
Idle with some revs
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Driving around
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Driving with the windows down
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I tried to watch these on my laptop, and they werent loud enough to hear, because i have weak speakers. If you have weak speakers, i suggest using headphones, but don't turn it up too loud, the truck is pretty loud. good speakers should have no problems at all.
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do u have a cat? cause it seems pretty quiet
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yeah, where i live it's illegal to run it without the Cat, and my dad works for the state. I have run it on just the cat before, and it was loud, but sounded nasty, like a huge diesel truck(I know, that's an opinion thing). It's not the loudest out there, but I'm not trying to be obnoxious, and we have noise ordinances here too. Plus, I like the tone, and it is loud enough that I have to shout to be heard by people in the back seat.
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mine isn't obnoxious, yet maintain a unique tone.
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I never said yours was obnoxious, in fact, I think yours sounds extremely good. If I had the money to do headers, I would. I just noticed that the OP said slightly quiet. I get remarks all the time from people saying that they can hear me coming a block or two away. Mine is quiet on the inside, but on the outside its a little louder. If you want, I can do a drive-by or to, and show you what it sounds like.
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go for it. my truck is extremely loud in and out of the truck. haha but its pretty selectable. i can drive easy and not even hear it.
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i dont have to run a cat because i can register it a county away where they dont do echecks but im still afraid that 2 1/4 exhaust with resinator and thrush turbo are gonna be obnoxious
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haha you';ll be fine. why resinate it though? mine isnt... lol
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