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Installation of my Gibson exhaust and review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by slimcubby, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. slimcubby

    slimcubby [OP] www.slimshidxenonsource.c om Vendor

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    Hey guys!

    I installed my Gibson exhaust today and must say I love it! It is not too loud and sounds just right IMO. Here are a few comparison pictures of the stock vs. Gibson. I forgot to snap some photos if the finished install but it wasn't to hard to do myself took about an hour or so... The biggest part was trying to get the stock exhaust out from under the truck by myself without cutting it.

    Oh also... does anybody know if I can get any $ for my stock exhaust? Recycle the metal for $?

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    You can see that the new exhaust is a much more straight through exhaust. I have a better throttle response with the new exhaust. If I had a camera with sound I would take some clips for you guys but my iPhone only takes photos lol.

    The only other engine mod I am running is a drop in K&N Filter. Debating if I should leave it alone or go TRD CAI or Volant CAI.
     
  2. slimcubby

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    Also I will take some photos of it on the truck tomorrow so you guys can see it installed.
     
  3. RelentlessTaco

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    damn those are clear pics for a phone! glad to hear you like the exhaust..... cant wait for mine to finally come.
     
  4. slimcubby

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    iPhone = shiznit! What kind did you order? were you the one waiting for the JBA one? (I think it was JBA)
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    yep, you got me:D
     
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    Well good luck with your install if your doing it yourself. It's fun and fairly easy.
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    probably 1/2 hour, right?
     
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    Well it took me a touch longer because I didn't want to scratch the new one at all. About 1-1.5 hours total with removing of the stock one. I am kind of a perfectionist though so that probably didn't help much. haha
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    i understand, i dont wanna mess mine up either but its under the truck and its gonna get beat up from rocks and whatever else off road on mine so its not quite that big for me. i will however make sure that it is all aligned and torqued perfectly.
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    PS. you can probably get rid of the HID group buy info in your sig. lol, just a little FYI i noticed. also, do you have the 3-leaf Wheeler's aal? if so- i was thinking of getting it, how does it ride and how much lift did you get out of it?
     
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    Yea I aligned everything perfectly I must say I am happy with the turnout I will post some pics tomorrow it looks really good.
     
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    Post sound clip bro, wanna hear it.....
     
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    Haha good idea i forgot about that... Yea they are just the single AAL not the progressive full 3 leaf pack. So I am running the 3 stock with 1 aal. Runs good strong and holds a lot of weight back there. Truck is at level sometimes a touch higher in the rear since I am at 2.5" in the front. Going to switch my front setup to OME 884's soon though to get a full 3" in the front.
     
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    I wish I could... don't have a camera to do so.
     
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    a friend's maybe?:rolleyes::pray:
     
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    Haha I will see if I can find someone that has one... maybe I can use a friends phone that does video as well... (might not sound as well tho)
     
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    ohhh, looks good.
    details on the pipe please.
    same size diameter?
    price and where to buy?
    you gonna put the stainless tip on the gibson?
    is that ceramic coat or just palin old paint?

    i want to do exhaust and Thorley headers real bad
     
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    Pipe is 2.5"
    same size diameter
    price is cheap for me wholesale
    i did put the stainless tip on after the install i'll post some pics later
    i dont understand this one all I know is the exhaust is Aluminized and the tip is polished aluminum. :)
     
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    I hated my Gibson exhaust.

    Sounded better than stock, but wasn't that impressed.

    After 1.5years, it was rusted, developing holes everywhere around the muffler from rust.

    The price was great, that's it...

    Hope yours works out better than my experience.

    Now, I'm a magnaflow fan. Now, thats a true performance sound. :burnrubber:
     
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    I agree with the magnaflow, I had one on my old X-Runner and it def sounded bad ass!
     
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