Dodge Caliber 2.0L 2007-2010, American Muscle Car™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System (617003) by Gibson®, 2.25" Tubing, Straight Out The Back Exit, and 3.5" Stainless Steel Tip. Let the engine in your muscle car breathe and make it sound like a real muscle car with an American Muscle Car Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust. The mandrel bent tubing and CFT Superflow muffler in this system will reduce restriction and increase exhaust flow for more power. The chambered and louvered design of the CFT Superflow muffler will deliver a powerful sounding exhaust tone. This system comes with polished intercooled stainless steel exhaust tips.
- Dyno tuned for each application
- Improved performance
- Includes CFT Superflow muffler
- Chambered and louvered muffler design increases flow and delivers deep, powerful exhaust note
- CNC mandrel bent exhaust tubing
- Polished T304 stainless steel clampless exhaust tips
- Limited lifetime warranty on rust through on stainless steel
- Street legal in all states
- Proudly made in the USA
Late model muscle cars look great and perform much better than their ancestors in almost every way. They’re faster, handle better and easier to live with for every day driving. However, there’s one area where the old muscle cars win hands down and that’s sound. If there’s one rap that can be made against modern muscle cars it’s that too many of them don’t sound like muscle cars. If you want your muscle machine to sound as good as it goes and looks, then get a Gibson American Muscle Car Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust.
The heart of the American Muscle Car system is the Gibson Superflow Muffler with Convergent Flow Technology (CFT). Gibson knows that increasing exhaust flow is critical for improving power, and that restriction is the biggest obstacle to increasing that flow. Gibson Superflow mufflers have some of the lowest restriction ratings of any muffler on the market.
But Gibson takes the next step with their Convergent Flow Technology (CFT) and actually tunes the exhaust as it flows through the muffler. With CFT the muffler isn’t just an impediment to flow that must be overcome, it becomes a tool to increase power and improve sound. CFT mufflers feature a unique, internal angular design that creates a venturi effect. Exhaust gases converge to equalize and synchronize exhaust pulses while chambers create pressure to draw exhaust gases into the muffler and expel them at a higher velocity. Directional louvered tuning ports guide exhaust gases into resonance chambers to create a deep, throaty exhaust tone. And the increased flow and great sound is achieved without using any muffler packing, so there’s no packing to blow out. Your exhaust flow and sound will remain consistent throughout the life of the muffler.
To further reduce restriction and improve exhaust flow, Gibson uses mandrel bent tubing. First Gibson selects the optimal tubing diameter for the best engine efficiency, then they use CNC mandrel tube benders to make every tubing bend. Mandrel bending ensures smooth bends and makes sure the pipe maintains its size and shape throughout the entire length. Tubes that aren’t mandrel bent can lose a percentage of their diameter in sharp bends, creating restriction. CNC mandrel bending provides consistent bending so every system flows as designed.
Finally, all Gibson exhaust system components are joined with a “slip fit”, where an exhaust system component fits into the larger opening of the next downstream component. This method reduces the turbulence that is common with ‘ball-and-socket” or “flange-and-gasket” joints, which can cause power-robbing backpressure.
The American Muscle Car Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System comes with highly polished, intercooled T304 stainless steel clampless exhaust tips. The system comes with everything required for installation, including zinc plated factory style hangers and clamps, and detailed instructions. Stainless steel systems are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship, including rust through, for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the system is installed.
Gibson exhaust systems are manufactured in the USA.511.81Brand: Gibson Part Number: 617003 UPC: 677418017854
Gibson® Performance Exhaust is a family run company based in Corona, California. Owners Ron and Julie Gibson started the company after they couldn’t find performance products to meet their own needs, and decided to build exhaust systems themselves. Today Gibson is one of the largest aftermarket performance exhaust products companies in the world. Gibson is committed to building cost-effective exhaust systems that deliver more performance for the dollar, and make more horsepower and torque in the lower rpm range, where it’s needed for real world driving. All of Gibson’s street applications are 50-state emissions legal and do not affect the factory warranty.Gibson® 617003 - American Muscle Car™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System - Straight Out The Back Exit Reviews (5)Customers' rating: 4 OF 5APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYDakota and the Cat-Back Exhaust System| Posted by George D. | 2004 Dodge Dakota (Biloxi, MS)
I purchased this system to enhance the look of my 04 Dodge Dakota (age 64), I didn't dare try to install myself. I was very satisfied after the installation by Meineke mufflers, so I do not know how easy it was to install, although the installer said it was a piece of cake to install. The installation cost was around a hundred bucks. It was worth it to me. It looks great! The throaty sound is very nice, but on a long trip it may wear on me and my age. For a younger man, it would be great. I feel the cost of the system is a little pricy, but with the warranty, I guess it's worth it.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYGibson Single Side for Ram 2500 Mega Cab| Posted by Standford S. | 2012 Dodge Ram (Selma, TX)
It didn't take long to hook up, but there really doesn't seem to be a difference in the exhaust tone until your above 2k-2.5k RPM's, basically when you gun it off the line. The exhaust tip pipe section hits the heat shield for the spare tire, and the chrome tip itself taps on the rear quarter panel when you hit small bumps in the road. I've tried to get a little more space between the tip and the quarter panel, but to no avail. I will have to work on it some more. It does look great on the truck, however, function is more important to me than looks.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYNew Cat Back System| Posted by John R. | 2006 Dodge Ram (Burien, WA)
I was able to install the system I bought with a few modifications, requiring some use of a saws all and some additional hangars. Once it was all done, took about 1-1/2 hours; it all turned out OK. Sounds great and has improved get up and go.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITY2004 Dodge Dakota Gibson Header| Posted by Jared T. | 2004 Dodge Dakota (Oak Harbor, WA)
The installation was pretty easy. Although I suggest you make sure you know which bolts you can get to easily, and plan accordingly. I've already noticed an improvement in gas mileage. And the performance is unbelievable. Can't wait to see how my truck does with the new cat-back exhaust I'm about to put in.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo(4.5)APPEARANCEEASE OF INSTALLATIONPRICE/VALUEQUALITYHeader Install| Posted by Thomas D. | 2005 Dodge Dakota (Groton, NY)
The headers look great and went in as easily as you could expect. Some friends and i put them in my Dakota in about 3 hrs. The included hardware was beefier than the stock stuff and the directions were great.Was this review helpful for you? YesNo
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