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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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GIBSON exhaust!!!

Package came today, took maybe 10 minutes to take the old pipes/muffler off (including time to find sawzall in garage) by myself. Less than 30 to put the new one on with help from a friend. For just 300$ and that easy install, I am nothing but happy! Sounds great, holds a pretty low throaty tone throughout acceleration, doesn't get ricy at all. Harder to hear when you are flooring it, there's a lot of noise coming from up front, but just giving it a little you can hear it well and its awesome! Thanks to all who gave suggestions and everything, I would definitely agree and recommend this exhaust!!

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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Package came today, took maybe 10 minutes to take the old pipes/muffler off (including time to find sawzall in garage) by myself. Less than 30 to put the new one on with help from a friend. For just 300$ and that easy install, I am nothing but happy! Sounds great, holds a pretty low throaty tone throughout acceleration, doesn't get ricy at all. Harder to hear when you are flooring it, there's a lot of noise coming from up front, but just giving it a little you can hear it well and its awesome! Thanks to all who gave suggestions and everything, I would definitely agree and recommend this exhaust!!
It makes the v6 actually sound decent.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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It makes the v6 actually sound decent.
I'd say so! Just had a nice little night drive, all calm and quiet outside, except me! I am just loving this thing! Question! Did you cut the end of the new pipe at all before putting the tip on? Mine sticks out a little past where it touches the bumper, so you can see the gibson engraving on top plus a little more. The end of the pipe comes pretty far into the tip, would cutting the end and having more flow through the tip make it louder? Or is the tip mostly decoration, this is my first aftermarket exhaust I am not very familiar with the components and how they effect everything.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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You can push the tip a little further on closer to the front of the Jeep. It's going to stick out a little still though. I've experimented with the tip on and off and haven't noticed any difference, but they say any tip or change in the exhaust system will change the tone slightly.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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You can push the tip a little further on closer to the front of the Jeep. It's going to stick out a little still though. I've experimented with the tip on and off and haven't noticed any difference, but they say any tip or change in the exhaust system will change the tone slightly.
I see, I'll take a picture later, maybe mine pipe was just longer. But say the tip is 12 inches long for easy math, I slid the tip on 10 inches onto the tail pipe. Looking from behind I can see the tail pipe inside the tip, its only about an inch back inside the pipe. Sooo with the tip being 3 or 3.5 and the tail pipe being 2.5, I am only getting that one inch or so of flow through the tip. Gonna take a smoke break I'll get a picture uploaded in a few.

**Edit - pictures... So my thought is that more flow inside the tip would definitely have a change on the tone?

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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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Looks almost spot on to how far mine is. If you get sick of the chrome you can paint it black like I did.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Looks almost spot on to how far mine is. If you get sick of the chrome you can paint it black like I did.
I was probably going to plasti-dip it when I get around to doing the body, supposed to withstand some heat, so we'll see. Does your tip touch the bumper like mine does? Looks like a little melting already... I think I am going to experiment with the tip, pull it all the way back to the conversion point and see if/what the difference in sound is. Probably a good idea before I go hacking away on new pipes!
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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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I have plastidip on mine. Going for a drive in a few minutes. I wanna say it's not touching the bumper but I'll double check for ya.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #9
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I'll just have a custom molded bumper when its done melting haha, there's not much upwards pressure on it though, just resting right underneath. Also another reason for an aftermarket rear bumper! Mo money, mo problems right
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Unread 08-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #10
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I painted mine white and tucked it. Congrats on the Gibson!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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Took these pics for ya today.








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