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Unread 10-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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cherry bomb too loud?

my muffler fell off on the highway the other day. actually just the back plate, but now i have about a 7" exhaust opening and it gives me headaches when i drive. i'm looking to replace it on the cheap and have found the local auto stores sell oem mufflers for $40+. the autozone has a cherry bomb muffler for $22. is fitting one of those on going to make much of a difference in noise? i'm not too particular about performance at the moment, i just want the least expensive fix and was a little surprised that the performance muffler was the cheapest. all in all, is a cherry bomb going to keep vibrating the bejezus out of me as i drive?

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Unread 10-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Technically yes because it functions as a muffler. I have a friend with a Cherry Bomb installed and it's not too loud, but it'll definitely eliminate your killer vibs coming out the broken exhaust.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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I bought my XJ with a Cherry bomb and no cat installed. Its obnoxious and sounds terrible IMO.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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I have a shorty Cherry Bomb on mine with a cheapy resonator tip. It's louder than stock, but it doesn't vibrate anything. It sounds like an old school BMW or Audi. I rather like it. There's sure as hell a lot louder out there. In my opinion a V-8 on a single Flowmaster 40 is a LOT louder. Anything with dual exhaust is for sure louder and more obnoxious. Mine still has the catalytic converter.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Ive got one on my XJ, its sort-a loud but its not even as loud as my brothers 350, and its NOT like a ricer
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Unread 10-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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and its NOT like a ricer
Oh, hell no. It's nothing like a ricer. Quite the opposite in fact.

I love the sound of mine and I've had it for 8,000 miles now.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #7
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I'm rocking the Cherry Bomb.

I love it. CHEAP and EFFECTIVE
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Unread 10-31-2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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Sweet, this is exactly what I needed to know! I was mostly worried about in cabin vibes. It sure sounds shiatty at the moment and the throttle Response seems to be lacking as well.
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Unread 10-31-2009, 03:08 PM   #9
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you wont be disappointed, i really like mine.
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Unread 10-31-2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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For the money its the best muffler sounds good and is low profile fits nice under the jeep.
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Unread 10-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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I'm wondering the same thing. Are there different types of Cherry Bombs? My friend has one. Gives a nice tone, but it's not loud. Louder than stock though
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Unread 10-31-2009, 04:05 PM   #12
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Do NOT put a glasspack on the 2.5L 4 banger with no cat. Ricer sound all the way. My 84 had a glasspack on it and it lasted about 1 month before I had them install a regular muffler.
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Unread 11-01-2009, 09:04 AM   #13
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ive got the cherry bomb glasspack/tube thing on my 89 4.0, no cat, sounds like a farm tractor with a nice deep reverb lol, i love it
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I have the CB Turbo. I like it. However, it's a bit shorter that the OEM so you need an extension. Don't forget to get clamps (one or two extras in case you overtighten).
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Unread 11-01-2009, 10:08 AM   #15
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I'm wondering the same thing. Are there different types of Cherry Bombs? My friend has one. Gives a nice tone, but it's not loud. Louder than stock though
YES Cherrybomb is a company not a product. People however seem to use cherrybomb when they mean their glasspack. I have a cherrybomb pro, which is not a glasspack. I like it, and I dont like loud.
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