Stainless Gibson Catback Exhaust
Reviewed By Geeshik B (Cedar Grove, WI) Reviewed for a
—2/12/2008 11:04 AM
i recently purchased a stainless Gibson catback exhaust for my 1998 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 SOHC. i noted a few things during installation.
One was that the fit of the muffler to the cat was not the best. As it was a dual inlet muffler, the kit comes with a flange on one side with a flare and on the other side, a straight pipe that slides over the cat pipe. Neither side sealed up well and moisture leaks out there even after the bolts and clamp are tight.
Secondly, i noticed that the clamp included with the kit was a 2 1/2" for one side on the front of the muffler, when in fact, a 2 1/4" clamp is the right size.
And finally, i have had some problems with exhaust clearance on the right rear shock. i was only able to get the exhaust in far enough for 1/8" of clearance on the shock and it vibrates against it frequently.
Otherwise, i like the tone and the power. My truck even seems to run better with this system than it did with the stock one.