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Gibson exhaust review for 2.3L

Just wanted to get feedback from anybody with a Gibson and a 2.3L. Thanks!
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Can't say for sure, but I had a 2.3 with the Dynomax system and currently have a 4.0 SOHC with the Gibson and they both sound great. Bigger engine and three additional cats might have something to do with the Gibson sounding deeper, and a bit quieter.
If you don't like it loud or "ricey" the Gibson would probably do well.
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If you like a relatively queit system go with the gibson. if u want a louder note(but crisp) magnaflow
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magnaflow, borla, and dynomax, are about the best performance and sounding mufflers out there. I love my mags on my v6 in my car, very nice growl, and no raspy fart canon sounds.

ive yet to hear a gibson set-up, but i want exhaust soon, so i gotta find some more info!
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Hi guys.

Just thought I'd let you know that I went with the Stainless Steel Gibson Single-Swept Side Exhaust.

It is exactly the "quiet", high quality stainless steel exhaust I was looking for. The K&N FIPK filter I installed is MUCH louder.

Not really sure about the power gains -- but one look at the stock exhaust (junk) sitting in my empty Gibson box and it becomes very clear that the Gibson is undoubtedly an upgrade.

I highly recommend the Gibson Single-Swept Side Stainless Steel Exhaust for those looking to upgrade from the stock exhaust and don't want a loud exhaust.
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Wait till you get a few thousand miles on the muffler, my gibson got better with age.

if anyone is interested i will be selling my gibson single swept side later this month after i switch to borla...im going for a bit louder sound. Will be asking $120+shipping for my whole kit in great condition. Send me a PM if anyone has interest. I have 2 people that were interested but if those deals fall through let me know ahead of time if you want to be on the list.
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Sounds great on my 2.3 dohc. I've had it for about 4 years. The sound is really good for a 4 banger. A little deeper than what you hear with the 3.0 Ranger.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/Gibson.htm
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Hi guys.

Just thought I'd let you know that I went with the Stainless Steel Gibson Single-Swept Side Exhaust.

It is exactly the "quiet", high quality stainless steel exhaust I was looking for. The K&N FIPK filter I installed is MUCH louder.

Not really sure about the power gains -- but one look at the stock exhaust (junk) sitting in my empty Gibson box and it becomes very clear that the Gibson is undoubtedly an upgrade.

I highly recommend the Gibson Single-Swept Side Stainless Steel Exhaust for those looking to upgrade from the stock exhaust and don't want a loud exhaust.
Good choice! You won't be dissapointed with it, and it's a nice system for long road trips. Loud enough to be heard, but won't give you a headache! Like Scallion02EDGE said, it will get a bit louder and deeper with time.
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I also just installed the gibson stainless side swept exhaust on my ranger. Very nice system and I believe the right sound, loud enough to be different without being annoying. Only difference is I had to make an extra piece to accomidate the crewcab, they only offer it for standrad and extended cab versions of the ranger. I did not use one piece that they supplied with the kit, I used the piece that goes over the axel and installed the tip to that, just to keep heat away from the spare. I prefer the no tailpipe look, thats the onlt reason for not using the last section of pipe. The sound is very good, I had a borla for about a month but didn't care for the annoying sound from it.

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