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Glasspacks!?

I just put a glasspack on my 2005 4.0 ranger and it is not as loud as i want it to be the catalylic converter is still on and i was wondering if it would make a big difference in sound if i took it off?
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give the glasspack time to break in... as it loses some of the fiberglass it should get louder
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I just put a glasspack on my 2005 4.0 ranger and it is not as loud as i want it to be the catalylic converter is still on and i was wondering if it would make a big difference in sound if i took it off?
i cut off my cats, and it made it alot louder, but im not runnin a glasspack though.
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how many times are you going ot post this?
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alright ill give it awhile thanks
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do you use a glasspack jtslmn720
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how many times are you going ot post this?
caus i think everyone should cut them off. Just to over heat the world that much more.
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^ he was talking about how the original poster has made a few threads about the same thing, not your reply

no ive never used glasspacks but ive heard it from people who have had glass packs
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ahh, then i apoligize for bein a little smart assy
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its cool man don't worry about it
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The ones I put on back in the day We used to pour oil in them to speed up the process. SMOKED like mad but I dont know if it actually worked. I never did a before after thing.

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I was always told that cats don't do anything for sound their just for pollution.
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They do silence noise, not by design. But they do just because of how its made. Ever seen one cut in half?

Any body got a pic of one cut in half?

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i dont think ive ever seen one cut in half... i was told to run the glasspack for awhile then tap it with a hammer to break the glass up is there any truth to that?
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Oops. Must have clicked twice.

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i dont think ive ever seen one cut in half... i was told to run the glasspack for awhile then tap it with a hammer to break the glass up is there any truth to that?
Uh, it's fiberglass and there is a tube full of holes running down the center. All your hammer will do is put dents in the outside. The noise you hear will be the hammer whacking dents into your muffler.
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No No No.... Ever seen a cat cut in half?

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o ic lol my bad no i dont think ive seen a cat cut in half either!
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nono i wasn't going to beat it to death with the hammer just tap it to break the fiberglass off the steel
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After a while glasspacks will get a little louder after they break in. I had them for a couple of years, but switched mufflers because it was to loud for me.
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After you run them a while the glass kind of packs up against the outside and glazes over on the inside. It's almost like running a straight pipe...very loud. I still don't think the hammer will do you all that much good, but whack away and let us know the results.
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alright im on it i want it loud and i doubt a hammer is going to quiet it down more than it is lol
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you were right the hammer did nothing lol the glasspac has been on for a week so i hope i still have some more time for it to break in
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