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Old 03-20-2016, 12:36 AM
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Help with a Glass Pack!!!

Hello, I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I recently purchased magnaflow part number 18135. Its a "glass pack" sort of pipe. I purchased this entirely based on this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9v3GudmOic ) but I don't know where to have it installed. Where should the glasspack be placed in the exhaust system to sound like this video? What do I tell the installer? Thanks!

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idk about glass packs...i hear of them blowing out after a while. but i'd imagine it should go last in the system so the pack doesn't get into the cat, basically in place of the muffler.

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btw, what keeps you from running an original 40 or even a super 44 for sound?
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Glasspacks replace the original muffler.
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When you do install it, it probably won't sound anthing like you hope. Glass packs take a bit of "burn out" before they sound good. They will gradually get louder and raspier over time, and eventually they get obnoxious, and need to be replaced.
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See, I have a buddy who said jeeps can't get a feel grumble and this is kind of a pride based thing. Also I'm only 16 I can live with a little obnoxious. But I think if it's too bad I swap for a super 44 or a similar thrush. Any other suggestions?
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I removed a super 44 that the previous owner had installed, too much drone on the highway.
Installed a welded thrush, great sound.
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I removed a super 44 that the previous owner had installed, too much drone on the highway.
Installed a welded thrush, great sound.
Is it enough to gain some attention if needed?
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i like my super 44, any more would be too much.

a major plus for my install was how small the super 44 is
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Is it enough to gain some attention if needed?
If needed? Do you require attention?
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Is it enough to gain some attention if needed?
I'd say so
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I had Cherry Bomb glass packs on my F150 with a 351 and headers when I was a teenager. Didn't do it for attention - just loved the way it sounded. Nice low end rumble. My family said that they had a 5 minute notice when I would be home. My dog would get up and wait by the door. Best I figured he could hear it that far away. The NJ state inspection kindly reminded me that glass packs were illegal, so had to put something quieter on.
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Hello, I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I recently purchased magnaflow part number 18135. Its a "glass pack" sort of pipe. I purchased this entirely based on this video but I don't know where to have it installed. Where should the glasspack be placed in the exhaust system to sound like this video? What do I tell the installer? Thanks!
the best place to install the glasspack is firmly in the trash can. Buy and install Dynomax #19391 yourself, and enjoy.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:22 AM
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Reason I want attention is to mess with people at my school haha. Plus if I regret the glasspack i can swap a new system or a new muffler. What are the best full exhaust system?
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The OEM one.
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Reason I want attention is to mess with people at my school haha. Plus if I regret the glasspack i can swap a new system or a new muffler. What are the best full exhaust system?
the best thing you can do if you want a loud vehicle and want to piss people off is to go give someone your Jeep who will actually use it and go buy you a truck with a v-8
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the best place to install the glasspack is firmly in the trash can.
Correct on throwing the glass pack away.

Jeeps should be quiet.
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Correct on throwing the glass pack away.

Jeeps should be quiet.
X2. I like a quiet unassuming Jeep.

Plus, we all know what a loud 4.0 sounds like.
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imo exhaust should neither be seen nor heard.

Exceptions are made for race cars.
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I love the sound of a v8 through a loud muffler/glasspack/open cutouts. I've had a flowmaster 44 on a 5.0 mustang and a Silverado. I also had a flopro on a Silverado. I just love the sound of the rumble on those vehicles. But I feel that's where they belong. I wouldn't put on e on the jeep. You'll turn heads anyway just because its a jeep. You'll be too busy trying to wipe the grin off your face for riding it naked to notice who looks at you. For the truck and muscle car, a n upgraded exhaust helps them run less restricted and sound mean. The jeep's exhaust system was well designed and therefore any exhaust upgrades or cold air intake on the 4.0 is a waste of money IMHO. Save it and get some tires or a spider web shade for summer that's around the corner. That way you can keep your date cool while they get to experience the wind blowing through their hair. Have fun!
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Everyone loves loud exhausts except for the people who have to listen to it.
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Plus, we all know what a loud 4.0 sounds like.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSKQ3ZNQ_O8

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Everyone loves loud exhausts except for the people who have to listen to it.
I'm all for a loud exhaust when appropriate. A Jeep TJ isn't one of those.
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Another reason Im looking to possibly replace the exhaust is because mine is basically rusted out and rattles.
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Everyone loves loud exhausts except for the people who have to listen to it.
Seconded. There's a few ricers around here that like to go exploring their rev limiter at 2am up and down residential side streets. I live near a hospital, and by far the ricers are louder and more disruptive than the sirens.

Whenever I DO hear a siren go screaming by, I hope it's one of those obnoxious F&F cosplayers wrapped around a telephone pole...
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I've always felt that a good part of the enjoyment of a vehicle is being able to hear it. For that reason, I have changed the exhaust on nearly every vehicle I've owned. Nothing loud, just a few notches above the stock level. I have a thrush muffler on my TJ and absolutely love it. Its relatively quiet, but louder than stock. On the highway, I can barely hear it. Perfect. To be quite honest it makes less noise than the intake the previous owner had installed.
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Another reason Im looking to possibly replace the exhaust is because mine is basically rusted out and rattles.
As I said before, buy and install Dynomax #19391 yourself, and enjoy. It's sounds similar to stock. If you need to replace the cat(s) or downpipe, both Walker Exhaust and Dynomax sell bolt up replacement options.

If you're sticking with OEM routing (no tummy tuck, no crazy suspension issues), I have a hard time seeing the need for exhaust work done at a shop for a TJ when seeing what is available off the shelf.
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Okay, yall talked me out of the glasspack. I went to a truck shop near me and met with a fellow jeeper. He has the banks monster cat back and it sounded perfect! However, Im not looking to throw down the 250 dollars on exhaust yet. I do wanna get rid of my exhaust rattle and make it temporarily sound better so i am going to go to my local auto zone and pick up the thrush welded muffler. Can anyone help me out on how to install the thing? one side of my muffler is clamped on and the other seems to be welded. Anyone able to help me?
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Okay, yall talked me out of the glasspack. I went to a truck shop near me and met with a fellow jeeper. He has the banks monster cat back and it sounded perfect! However, Im not looking to throw down the 250 dollars on exhaust yet. I do wanna get rid of my exhaust rattle and make it temporarily sound better so i am going to go to my local auto zone and pick up the thrush welded muffler. Can anyone help me out on how to install the thing? one side of my muffler is clamped on and the other seems to be welded. Anyone able to help me?
Thrush welded is the way to go. Buy it and have a muffler shop weld it in. Should cost about $40-$50 to have it installed.

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can it not just clamp on?
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I like to be able to hear when I break something.
It could be clamped if there are "relief cuts" in both ends of the pipes. But welding something like that is cake. Where are you located? You said "yall" earlier so maybe you're somewhere near me lol

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