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Experimenting with an exhaust: Glasspack as a resonator?

I bought a 20'' Thrush glasspack 2.5'' in/out but I'm on the fence about using it. I've heard good and bad things, and most of that was in regards to using them on muscle cars. They make a Challenger R/T sound bat out of hell badass

Barely anything on them being used on Honda's as resonators. Thinking I should trade it for a real resonator though. Thrush (dynomax) also makes some cheap welded mufflers that I could use as a resonator instead.

I plan to use it as a resonator. Nothing more. I saw one topic on how a guy had a glasspack and a magnaflow muffler on his civic and he said it sort of sounded like a light WRX rumble to it.




If you don't care to read that I'll cut the crap, here's my question: Any of you lude dudes have experience with running a glasspack as a resonator? My main concern is it's temporary and a part you have to replace quite often from what I read as the internals wear/burn out and makes your exhaust sound different/louder over time. At least much faster than a typical resonator would.
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Re: Experimenting with an exhaust: Glasspack as a resonator?

I second this question! I was going to run a similar setup, magnaflow high flow cat with a 18" cherrybomb glasspack resonator.
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Re: Experimenting with an exhaust: Glasspack as a resonator?

The do indeed burn out quickly. Just invest in an actual resonator.
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Re: Experimenting with an exhaust: Glasspack as a resonator?

Looked and its actually a 28''. That's like the stock size resonator for our ludes.

I've heard the longer ones like over 20'' glasspacks tend to quiet the exhaust down a lot, but then they burn out and gradually become louder and louder. Depending on application and person, that may be a desirable outcome.

Going to go look at the Thrush welded mufflers and maybe exchange it. Same price pretty much.
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Re: Experimenting with an exhaust: Glasspack as a resonator?

Your typical cat back only has an 18" resonator. I didn't see anything about you using an aftermarket exhaust but you mentioned factory exhaust. Remember that the stock exhaust is much smaller than 2.5" and the only reason a car would have a slight subie rumble is if he/she had unequal length header(s) or not running on all 4 cylinders.


Mind me asking what your goal/reason for changing resonators is? just curious
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