The Gibson family has a long tradition of building high-quality products at an affordable price. From their start, owners Ron and Julie Gibson needed more performance from their own motorhome and at the time, they couldn't find the right products that fit their needs. So they built a system themselves.
After finding various methods to increase performance though improved muffler designs, the Gibson family began and expanded their business into one of the largest and most trusted after-market performance exhaust companies around.
Now, with a host of engineers and technicians, Gibson Performance is larger than ever, but it has not lost its commitment to building cost-effective exhaust systems that deliver more performance for the dollar. This includes designing exhaust systems that make more power across a wide RPM band, where enthusiasts need it. High peak horsepower gains are important, but Gibson decided that making horsepower and torque in the lower RPM range would benefit consumers who want more towing power, passing acceleration and improved fuel economy.
Every Gibson product is also designed for hasslefree, bolt-on installation with professional looking results. Various applications are available in aluminized or stainless steel and are remarkably engineered to ignite the maximum performance of your engine.
With the most comprehensive list of vehicle applications, Gibson Performance strives to be on top of the exhaust scene with headers and cat-back exhaust systems for various early and late-model cars, trucks, SUV's, 4x4's. diesels, sand rails, side x side, boats and more.
Furthermore, all of Gibson's street applications are 50-state emissions legal and do not affect the factory warranty.
WHY IS GIBSON THE BEST EXHAUST SYSTEM?
Nothing performs better, looks better, or sounds better than Gibson performance exhaust. Gibson research and development team invests many hours to ensure their products stay competitive and per- form the way they should. Quality, value, and technology - Gibson is committed to the development of state of the art exhaust products that improve the performance and sound of your vehicles.
HOW IS GIBSON DIFFERENT?
POWER - Gibson delivers its power in the 2,000 to 4,000 rpm range. Other competitive systems claim more power by using the higher 5,000 to 6.000 rpm range - This rpm range is never used by street vehicles and seldom used by performance vehicles. SOUND - Gibson is "quieter in the cab'' than any other competitive system. You get the big-block sound at the tailpipe, where it belongs. No annoying hiss or rumble In the vehicle so common to other systems. The thicker materials used in both the muffler case and the exhaust piping, as well as Gibson patent-pending "flow tuning" chambers in every Gibson superflow muffler keep the sound "in the system" until it exists at the tips.
WHERE DOES THE POWER COME FROM?
There is a 34% (or more) exhaust restriction in the typical stock muffler. Gibson superflow mufflers only have about a 5% restriction because they "custom power tune" every muffler specifically to each vehicle. Other brands of aftermarket mufflers have between a 10% and 20% restriction. That is why Gibson consistently outperforms the competition on laboratory "flow bench tests" and, more importantly, when you want hill climbing', stump pulling' power and torque! Another contributing factor is the mandrel bent pipes they use. Through ''mandrel bending" the opening diameter of the pipe is kept constant, even through the bends. This consistent opening size allows the exhaust pulse to flow smoothly without power robbing restriction or backup.
WHAT KIND OF PERFORMANCE GAINS CAN I EXPECT?
Gibson cat-back systems deliver performance and increase torque that you will feel, with improved acceleration, hill climbing and passing power. Typical performance gains on a fuel injected V8 will be anywhere from 10-25 horsepower and similar numbers for torque. For V6 applications you will see a gain of 10-15 horsepower. How much performance you gain will depend on the condition of your vehicle and the upgrades you have already made.
WILL MY RESULTS BE EXACTLY THE SAME AS GIBSON TEST RESULTS?
Gibson literature provides test data for each product that comes directly from evaluating vehicles on a Clayton chassis dyno meter.
WHAT WILL IT SOUND LIKE?
Gibson products are designed and tested on stock vehicles to meet legal sound limits. With the exception of the Gibson Super Truck Exhaust. If other products are installed, the overall combined effect may exceed the allowable limits. Every Gibson system is engineered to provide a civilized tone. In most cases, this will be moderately louder than stock, but with a rich throaty tone that is pleasing to he ear. Gibson is quieter in the cab than any other competitive system. You will get the big-block sound at the tailpipe, where it belongs. No annoying sounds, vibrations, hiss or rumble in the vehicle so common to other systems. SINGLE - 2 to 4decibels inside the cab. Mellow deep sound. DUAL SPORT - 4 or 6 decibels inside the cab. Powerful aggressive tone. SPLIT REAR - 4 to 6 decibels inside the cab. Powerful aggressive tone. SUPERTRUCK - 7 to 8 decibels inside the cab. Deep powerful race truck sound.
10 - Produces sound of high volume and intensity. Expect resonance inside the cab.
5 - "Big block" powerful exhaust tone with minimal resonance inside the cab.
1 - Produces a mellow tone while maintaining stock sound inside the cab.
CAN I INSTALL A GIBSON SYSTEM MYSELF?
Yes, a lot of customers enjoy Installing their Gibson system. In fact, they say that it's a tougher job to remove the stock system than to Install the Gibson exhaust.
DO I NEED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS OR BUY ADDITIONAL PARTS TO INSTALL THE SYSTEM?
No. Gibson systems are designed to be completely bolt-on to your vehicle. Factory locations are utilized and all necessary installation hardware is included in the kit.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL AN EXHAUST SYSTEM?
Most exhaust installations can be completed in about 1/2 day. Headers can take a little longer.
IS THERE ANY WELDING REQUIRED?
No. Everything is designed as a bolt-on kit.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED?
Socket set, wrench set, and a hacksaw.
HOW DO I GET THE MOST POWER?
Maximum engine power can be released by adding Gibson headers to any of the Gibson cat-back systems.
DOES GIBSON SPONSOR VEHICLES?
Yes, GIBSON does sponsor vehicles.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M BUYING A REAL GIBSON PRODUCT?
Every Gibson muffler built has the Gibson name embossed in the case. If it doesn't say Gibson on the muffler - beware, it's not a genuine Gibson muffler.
WILL IT VOID MY FACTORY WARRANTY?
No, all of Gibson street exhaust products are 50-state street legal. Gibson headers are 50-state legal and c.a.r.b. approved. In fact, it is illegal for a dealer to deny you the O.E. warranty because you have changed the exhaust system. For more details, contact sema, the trade organization of the automotive aftermarket which has been instrumental in protecting such consumer rights, at www.sema.org, and they can refer you to the Magnuson-Moss warranty act of 1975.
CAN AN AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP VOID GIBSON WARRANTY?
Your rights are protected through the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 USC, 2302, and the Clean Air Act, 42 USA §7541.
- You have the right to buy high-quality, reliable aftermarket performance and replacement parts - an affordable and convenient alternative to the vehicle maker's parts.
- You have the right to use high-quality aftermarket parts and know that your new car warranty claims will be honored. In fact, your vehicle dealer may not reject a warranty claim simply because an aftermarket product is present. A warranty denial in such circumstances may be proper only if the aftermarket part caused the failure being claimed.
- You have the right to patronize independent retail stores for vehicle parts and installation. The U.S. aftermarket offers the world's finest selection of aftermarket products that satisfy the most discriminating customers seeking personalized vehicles for today's lifestyle.
Who is covered and for how long?
Gibson Performance warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which it was originally installed and sold within the United States.
What voids this warranty?
Failure to provide proof of purchase, Damage from collision or accidents, improper installation, altered/modified or changed in any way, off-road or racing use, vehicles equipped with non-factory supercharged, turbo-charged or nitrous oxide, road hazards, incorrect timing and external heat wraps.
Gibson Performance will not be responsible for:
This warranty does not cover corrosion, discoloration, internal rust, surface rust, or rust-through. STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTS are warranted for rust-through. Cost of labor incurred to install or remove the product. Additional parts required to complete installation, shipping charges, loss of use of vehicle, car rentals, towing and other expenses. Damage to chrome plating, peeling, gaskets, burnout, cracking, cosmetic appearance, paint and parts blown out by "back fire". Customer's individual sound preference or mufflers meeting the specific sound ordinance in any city, county or state. Inconveniences or consequential damages occasioned by failure of the product, or expressed or implied warranty with respect to this product other than as set forth herein.
How you can get service if a problem occurs:
If you believe you have a defective part contact Gibson Performance Customer Service Department for a Return Authorization Number at (800) 528-3044. The original product must be returned to the factory, freight pre-paid with a copy of your original sales receipt and a description of the problem.
What we will do to correct the problem:
If a defect in workmanship or materials is found by our factory inspection, our sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the product. This warranty only covers the product and not the labor cost of removal, installation or shipping charges. The obligations of Gibson under this warranty are limited, and shall not exceed the cost of non-confirming parts.