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post #1 of 17 Old August 20th, 2008, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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are cherry bomb glass packs california legal? AND

do they sound nice? do they enhance performance?
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Cherrybombs suck. Think of them as the trailer park muffler.

There are much better choices out there.

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do they sound nice? do they enhance performance?
The shorter the muffler, the more higher-pitched the sound (often correctly described as cheap, cheesy, or rednecky). The engine type and size will also affect the sound, as well as the exaust tip shape and diameter of the pipes.

An 18" glasspack with a 2" straight exhaust pipe will sound more raspy and high pitched. The same short muffler with a 3½ exhaust can sound like wet farts. Some people think this is cool. To each his own, I guess.

I installed 36" louvered glasspacks with a 3½" exhaust and they sound deep and throaty. The idle is surprisingly mellow in terms of volume, but you can clearly hear every cylinder with the determination of a purring tiger. Even when you hit the gas, they are never annoyingly loud and never raspy.

If you have room, go for the longer glasspack. The 36" that I have give me way more performance than the conventional resonator style mufflers I used to have. When I hit the gas on the Pacific Coast Highway, it's like my ears are getting laid. Every time.

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dont get cherry bombs!! i almost did. I went by a little half-ass exhaust shop, asked about exhaust, they told me about cherry bombs and how great they are, and he made it sound like they could be good, but i got on youtube, and MM, and quickly discovered
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quick n00b question

is this what yall are talking about?


i do believe thats dual glasspacks
i just need confirmation
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cherry bombs are not trash and as far as the comment go with name brand...uhh im pretty sure the name "Cherry Bomb" is a name brand they have been around since 1968. The term cherry bomb though is broad cause they make many different types of mufflers...but to get the sound you really want research around watch videos, talk to people with your car, etc...

On a 1969 mustang like subwayseries glasspacks have a real good sound...plan to put them on my 1968 but it all depends on the motor, headers, and mid-pipe what sound you will get out of your mufflers

if you need help shoot me a pm i can make some suggestion...


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Cherry bombs sound like shit
look like shit
and dont last for shit

ya wanna get loud and scary?

X Pipe and offroad bassani exhaust


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Cherry bombs sound like shit
look like shit
and dont last for shit

ya wanna get loud and scary?

X Pipe and offroad bassani exhaust

appreciate the informative. but i;m also looking for legal. thanks
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Anything beyond the last catalytic converter is totally open insofar as smog is concerned. By smog law, you can cut the exhaust off after the cat (and i've passed smog without a muffler on before). Cali vehicle code does require that you have a functional muffler installed, but that's as specific as it gets.

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Anything beyond the last catalytic converter is totally open insofar as smog is concerned. By smog law, you can cut the exhaust off after the cat (and i've passed smog without a muffler on before). Cali vehicle code does require that you have a functional muffler installed, but that's as specific as it gets.
Cali also has a db limit, but in San Diego county if you keep your nose clean and don't act like a jack ass, the cops will leave you alone. Hell, I am running magnapacks with an O/R prochamber.

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cherrybombs are legal in cali.....but if your exhaust is really really loud there are some cops that will pull u over...i speak from experience...haha


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Cali also has a db limit, but in San Diego county if you keep your nose clean and don't act like a jack ass, the cops will leave you alone. Hell, I am running magnapacks with an O/R prochamber.
What's the code for the db limit? Last time I checked the CVC, it only specifies that a muffler must be installed, not that it must be under a specific dB. Are you sure that's not a muicipal code for San Diego?

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What's the code for the db limit? Last time I checked the CVC, it only specifies that a muffler must be installed, not that it must be under a specific dB. Are you sure that's not a muicipal code for San Diego?
Not sure if San Diego has a certain DB limit, but I know FRPP/Stingers are 49 state legal. Here is the link to the FRPP stingers Ford Racing Performance Parts [M-5230-5GT*]

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Not sure if San Diego has a certain DB limit, but I know FRPP/Stingers are 49 state legal. Here is the link to the FRPP stingers Ford Racing Performance Parts [M-5230-5GT*]
I wonder if that's because they don't count as mufflers here.

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I don't think so. I do believe they count them as a muffler. The ad says 49 state drive by legal.

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Funny thread timing. My son has a 93 4 cylinder stang that is his DD. His muffler was going bad and he didn't have the cash for a new one so we went out back and cut a Cherry Bomb off some junky exhaust. Of course you know I welded that sucker under his 4 cylinder and I have to say that it sounds really good. No loud popping and not enough power to make it annoying. Even when he floors it you can't tell that it is a glass pack at all. Of course on a car with some power it would be a lot louder.

Anyway I would not put the "glass packs" on a V-8 car nowadays, too many other exhaust that sounds 100x better.

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