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cherry bomb?

was pricing a exhaust online @ autozone a cherrybomb glasspack is only $20 vs a stock replacement for 27. anyone ever run one? i had been considering headers, but cost and possibility of broken bolts in the head make me think i'll just go with a stock-replacement cat-back and be done with it. my 16 y/o exhaust is fine with the exception of the flange that joins the intermeadeate pipe to the converter is rusted away, ive litterly got black tarp straps "pulling" the muffler/pipe assy up against the cat flange. once in a while a strap will break and things get loud. so how's a glasspack sound? will i hate it? ive thought of getting a tractor muffler from t.s.c. ive done that before with a full-size, i just need to get measurements so i can go to t.s.c. with a tape and see what would work. usually a tractor muffler is way cheaper than a automotive replacement, but a 20 dollar glaspack may be tough to beat $-wise. evrything including gaskets for both sides of the converter is 86.95, wish they made flexpipe that withstood the "salt belt" a little better, id just completely build my own, along with a splitter and fake duals. but then id be doing it every year. thoughts? / comments?
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I've had one on my truck for the last year and a half. It's nice, not loud at all... which is what I'm going for. I'm actually replacing it soon as my finger heals up for me to turn a wrench, only under the fact that they're so cheap I may as well do it all fresh
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i would like to hear a cherry bomb on a 4.0 i've looked on youtube but never could find a Good video
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i've got one....i love it

low rumble at idle and at cruising speed

but during acceleration i can have heads turn from a mile away
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i went to the cherry bomb web site. theres sound clips, but only of a chevy truck and ford mustang. be neat if they had a file where you could put in your vehicle, engine & trans and hear it.
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Wow I cant hardly even hear it. I thought cherry bombs were pretty loud.
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Wow I cant hardly even hear it. I thought cherry bombs were pretty loud.
It's louder than stock, but not loud at all. I was eying a magnaflow when I was getting the new muffler thursday, but decided for what I'm doing I really don't want it to be loud.

That video was taken over a year ago
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i may just have to pick one of those up i dont want something very loud.
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ive been thinking, maybe overthinking, but what if i elimanate the last 90 degree bend in the stock exhaust setup and go straight out the back end, exiting under the rear bumper vs behind the r.r. tire? any benefits/drawbacks? ive x'ed the glasspack idea and am just going to run a turbo muffler, it has a staggered outlet, i could just turn it so the outlet runs close to the bed floor and run it straight out the rear, no bends for over the axle or making the turn to exit behind the tire. id have room for axle travel, thats not a issue. im not even sure it would be a advantage. but what if it would be.....?
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i had a glasspack cherry bomb dont do it it gave me horrible headaches on the highway
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you took it off eric?
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i ended up going with a completly stock replacement setup, i did bend the final bend where it exits out from under the truck back a few degrees, give it a slight swept-back look, added a stainless 2-1/2" tip. its so quiet now i can hear the lifters at about 45 mph and the fan at idle.
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I've heard several trucks where guys simply remove the muffler and replace it with straight pipe. Everything else on the exhaust being factory stock. I must say.. IMO they sound pretty good and relieve a bit of backpressure too.

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will that make the truck fail emissions testing?
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it may the muffler does play a role in emission control
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please no.
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the muffler does not reduce emissions, if you have visual inspection you may fail
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in regards to exhaust im trying to make mine a bit louder gotta magnaflow on mine nice rumble looking for something abit more any suggestion
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If your looking for louder try Flowmaster
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I'm looking for a new exhaust on my 05 4.0... I'm leaning towards a gibson exhaust.. they sound nice to me.
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Flowmaster super 44... FTW
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