Moparchat - Home of MOPAR enthusiasts worldwide!



Go Back   Moparchat - Home of MOPAR enthusiasts worldwide! > >

Click here to search for Mopar cars and parts for sale.


View Poll Results: glasspack or flowmaster
glasspack 15 30.61%
flowmaster 34 69.39%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-17-2007, 02:15 AM
number 7 number 7 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: tennessee
Posts: 4
Default v8's only , glasspack or flowmaster

i know that everyone is diffrent and this has been brought up b4, but i just wondering what everyone here thought.
this is just for v8 sound only
dont take flow or cost into account
and running only dual pipes, no cat converters

i know that a bigger pipe will change the sound so compair them as they were on the same size pipe (say 2 1/4'') and same vehicle/motor.


i myself like short glasspacks on a v8 (i thimk 6 or 4 cylenders should be quiet, unless a motorcycle or atv ) , id rather have straight pipes (loud pipes save lives ya know) but couldnt afford the tickets
i do like how the flowmasters sound when at idle , but i like it to talk to me if i stomp on it. but thats just me

anyway sond only , glasspack or flowmaster

edit: ps i do run straight pipes on my 1000 goldwing , best sounding 4cyl i ever heard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-17-2007, 12:31 PM
dust's Avatar
dust dust is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 2,151
Default

I had glass backs (Cherry Bomb) on my 360 Duster years ago, loved them. 'had them coming out the side like a T/A.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-22-2007, 02:53 PM
apocalypsesrt apocalypsesrt is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: san diego cali
Posts: 5
Default

is this a joke??? ha ha ha? they sound entirely differnt. put glasspacks on a lowrider!!! flowmaster on a musclecar with a 3 inch is just plain redicoulous sounding! its like comparing a 12 year olds strength to a 25 year olds!

why even run muffllers?? lol. jk. im in the straight headers club! drag race only
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2007, 04:41 PM
Stoga's Avatar
Stoga Stoga is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: WV
Age: 62
Posts: 8,586
Default

I prefer Imperial mufflers, when that carb or carburetors come open on a Mopar, it'll still be plenty loud!
__________________
37 Plymouth truck, 54 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe, 58 Chrysler Saratoga, 60 Chrysler Windsor, 68 Roadrunner 383 automatic, 68 Imperial Coupe non-A/C, 68 Imperial 4 door hardtop, 73 Dodge Polara station wagon, 77 Ram 440 cid ext cab, 81 Plymouth Reliant coupe, 88 Dodge Daytona w/T-tops, 96 Breeze, 2000 Grand Caravan, 04 Dodge Cummins Diesel 4 dr crew cab, 2011 Chrysler 200...plus some parts cars
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-24-2007, 12:37 AM
twistedpipes twistedpipes is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ringwood il
Posts: 88
Default

i prefer magnaflow.smooth, and deep tone.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-24-2007, 12:00 PM
pcrmike's Avatar
pcrmike pcrmike is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN
Age: 45
Posts: 2,215
Default

I run FM 40 Series on my modded 360 dually, thru headers, 3" pipes, and 4" stacks at the back of the cab. Out of respect and at the request of my neighbors, I don't run it at night or early AM. It is LOUD. I had 'paks on it, but it didn;t give the rumble I liked. Anyone who thinks this truck sounds like a weak sister runs open header or top fuel. It is liveable with teh windows up, and ear plug worthy with them down. Just right for me. :-)PCRMike
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2007, 12:12 AM
Nomomoney Nomomoney is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Johnsonville, TN
Posts: 95
Default

I ran glass packs on both my 318's and 383's. Loved the sound.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2007, 02:20 AM
JRGOODMAN JRGOODMAN is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Posts: 19
Default Hemi 392

Flowmasters sound good to me !
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-30-2007, 05:51 PM
challengerbabe challengerbabe is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: poplar bluff,mo.
Posts: 1
flowmasters

I love Flowmasters,I have them on my 04 ram and my 74 challenger.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-01-2008, 01:04 AM
64dartwagon 64dartwagon is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North Highlands/Ca
Age: 47
Posts: 447
Default I'm

I'm currently running dynomax bullet mufflers that are 18" long and exit before the tires. They are basically real short glasspacks. They are loud and they pop alot. And I mean alot, they are fun going into tunnels and holding it in a lower gear to get it to pop but I'm done with them. They would go perfect on a old school lowrider or rat rod. I miss the deep rumble, but I got a set of the edelbrock pro-flows that edelbrock has on clearance for x-mas. Flows sound real tinny in some cars. Especially ones that are a big box, like a van or wagon.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-02-2008, 05:00 PM
dwc43's Avatar
dwc43 dwc43 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Shelbyville,Tn.
Age: 51
Posts: 23,987
Biggrin

Flow masters will get you better performance than the glass packs will.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-04-2008, 06:46 AM
number 7 number 7 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: tennessee
Posts: 4
Default

hey thanks for the replys everybody. i like hearing what everyone's opinion is.

i grew up with glasspacks, maybe thats why i like them. im going to have a set of pipes run on my truck soon , it has headders on it and 2 1/4'' pipes and had flowmasters but no tailpipes, today i just got curious to see how loud it would be with straight pipes so i took the flowmasters off, it sounds good, and not really as loud as i thought it would be, but it starts comming to life at around 3300 - 4000rpm lol.
im planning to get some 2 1/2'' reducers and run 2 1/2'' pipes and i found some glasspacks thats 14'' overall , like 9'' baffle in it im going to order probably today, and i am going to put some 3 1/2'' stainless tips out the back.


my dad has got a 67 d100 with a 318 and stock manifolds with 40 series fm's and it has a good smooth sound , sounds good, just not got that glasspack sound i like thogh.

hope everyone has a good day
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-05-2008, 08:55 AM
Tilar Tilar is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Butler, OH
Posts: 12
Default

Glasspacks without headers, Flowmasters with headers.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-05-2008, 09:57 AM
SixPack70 SixPack70 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Villa Park, IL
Posts: 6
Default

I'd go for Flowmasters. My personal preference is Magnaflow though.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2008, 12:22 PM
dwc43's Avatar
dwc43 dwc43 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Shelbyville,Tn.
Age: 51
Posts: 23,987
Biggrin

Quote:
Originally Posted by number 7 View Post
hey thanks for the replys everybody. i like hearing what everyone's opinion is.

i grew up with glasspacks, maybe thats why i like them. im going to have a set of pipes run on my truck soon , it has headders on it and 2 1/4'' pipes and had flowmasters but no tailpipes, today i just got curious to see how loud it would be with straight pipes so i took the flowmasters off, it sounds good, and not really as loud as i thought it would be, but it starts comming to life at around 3300 - 4000rpm lol.
im planning to get some 2 1/2'' reducers and run 2 1/2'' pipes and i found some glasspacks thats 14'' overall , like 9'' baffle in it im going to order probably today, and i am going to put some 3 1/2'' stainless tips out the back.


my dad has got a 67 d100 with a 318 and stock manifolds with 40 series fm's and it has a good smooth sound , sounds good, just not got that glasspack sound i like thogh.

hope everyone has a good day
The thing is that glass packs don't flow very well and most open systems just short of top end race cars loose power with the open pipes. Sounds like you need to get a whole new system to me. Using a bunch of reducers restricts the flow and causes you to loose power as well. A proper exhguast system can give you some big gains if done properly.


If your putting this on the 318 you listed in your sig line, just install 2 1/4 pipes back to an X pipe and then install some flowmasters. You'll see a gain in power with that set up. Go with a bigger pipe size and you'll loose some of your bottom end. The glass packs will cause you some lose too, but use what ever you want.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-11-2008, 06:48 AM
bigj3341 bigj3341 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rochester, PA
Age: 34
Posts: 181
Default

Dynomax super turbo's sound good. Just as a side note though, sound also depends on where the muffler is located. Two identicle vehicles, 1 with the mufflers up close and one with them out back will sound different,
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-11-2008, 05:22 PM
valiant64 valiant64 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ridgecrest,Ca.
Posts: 885
Default

Flowmasters. Glasspacks sound kinda cool 'til the packing blows outta them.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-12-2008, 05:06 PM
usdart's Avatar
usdart usdart is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: West Richland Washington
Age: 69
Posts: 644
Default Glasspacks for me

Reason is a 60's or 70's Rod sounds like it used to back when. Money is also a factor for some of us.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-13-2008, 05:22 PM
plymouthtime plymouthtime is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Age: 62
Posts: 40
Default

I have run them both having been driving hot rods for over 30 years. By far I think that flowmaster give a better sound and will out last glass packs.

Hey but that is just me.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-24-2008, 01:47 AM
Skwerly Skwerly is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yucaipa, CA 92399
Age: 45
Posts: 405
Default

I have done the "garden hose up the glasspack" thing for years, I love them. Of course, I've never owned a big block either, hard to say what I'll do when I get that 383 in my Plymouth LOL.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-26-2008, 11:02 AM
Rigormortor Rigormortor is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Age: 54
Posts: 98
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skwerly View Post
I have done the "garden hose up the glasspack" thing for years, I love them. Of course, I've never owned a big block either, hard to say what I'll do when I get that 383 in my Plymouth LOL.
Glasspacks sound pretty cool, but Flowmaster is the sound I like, the original 40 series, small block or big block they have the sound of raw power.... my preference
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-26-2008, 06:09 PM
quietdad's Avatar
quietdad quietdad is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Northwest NJ
Age: 62
Posts: 828
Default

On my 383 Roadrunner, had flowmasters, switched to glasspacks, and a day later put the flowmasters back on. They sound more open to me.
__________________
-----------------
'69 383 RoadRunner
'07 3.7L Niitro (What the h&ll is a liter?)
Past rides: '93 360 Ramcharger, '99 300M, 89 LeBaron, '87 New Yorker, '68 Hemi Satelite
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-28-2008, 09:10 PM
moparman92 moparman92 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: greenevile Tn
Age: 28
Posts: 444
Default

Love em both but i have to lean towards FM's on a v8 here's a link to my non mopar 1978 olds 260 cam headers ect with Fm's see what you think. http://videos.streetfire.net/video/9...31013dc485.htm
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-14-2008, 01:37 AM
vinnys63valiant's Avatar
vinnys63valiant vinnys63valiant is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: rockyface ga
Posts: 88
Laugh flomaster definantley

ive tried all but like flowmasters. have also like chambered pipes but there so pricey
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-23-2008, 10:28 PM
66 dodge's Avatar
66 dodge 66 dodge is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: dunlap,tn
Posts: 27
Default

I have glasspacks on my 66 Dodge Polara and 66Coronet and hush Thrush on my 67 500 Coronet.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-24-2008, 11:45 AM
mountain_man's Avatar
mountain_man mountain_man is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Eastern KY
Posts: 137
Default

Glasspacks sound like shit so I'd go Flowmaster.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:08 PM
Charger 69/72 Charger 69/72 is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: IL
Posts: 59
Default

If I had to choose between the two for sound, i'd go with glasspacks - Flowmasters sound 'hollow' and 'tinny'. Personally, I'd take Magnaflows anyday over anything else!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-02-2008, 08:16 PM
hotrod7043 hotrod7043 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: winchendon,mass
Age: 72
Posts: 1,094
Default

Flowmasters , magna flows are way overpriced.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-02-2008, 09:05 PM
lgorton's Avatar
lgorton lgorton is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Livonia,NY
Age: 52
Posts: 371
Default

Ive got a FM delta 40, single in/double out on my 360 Durango(with a cat) I am very pleased with the sound and its far from "tinny" On the other hand, Ive seen a few late model v8 Ford pick ups with flowmasters and think they sound terrible. just my .02
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-04-2008, 10:20 AM
pcrmike's Avatar
pcrmike pcrmike is offline
Inactive User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN
Age: 45
Posts: 2,215
Default

I am running Hedman long tube headers on my warm 360, with 3" pipes, true dual, run to behind the cab with a set of 4" driveeshaft tube stacks space fit (water drainage) to the 3" pipes. I ran with 'packs at first, and changed to FM 40 series. The packs were snarly and mean, but the FM's sound on this rig makes alllllll the windows shake nearby. I don't drive it at night or early morning for my neighbors' sake. I don't hear junior's boombox in the ricer behind me at a light. :-) PCRMike
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Flowmaster? grump52 Ram Truck Chat 6 06-09-2002 05:41 PM
flowmaster ???? tim Performance Talk 8 04-23-2002 08:53 AM
Dynomax Vs. Flowmaster Vs. Flowmaster RAMDUDE Ram Truck Chat 19 02-22-2001 08:42 PM
Flowmaster 40 or 50!!!!!!!! Help!! jdeck13 Ram Truck Chat 5 07-17-2000 05:00 AM
Flowmaster or glasspack... Marlin Performance Talk 2 05-11-2000 01:17 PM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
. . . . .