Easier said than done.
Reviewed By Joey M (Edmonds, WA) Reviewed for a
—2/15/2006 9:21 AM
These are high quality pipes. They aren't as deep sounding as I thought they would be. So if you want a roar in your tailpipe these aren't the pipes for you.
They did improve exceleration, its a lot smoother then before. Overall power improvements is unnoticable thus far, as well as gas consumption. Most power improvement claims seen on Gibsons website is more then likely because of the headers not the pipes. But to be fair I haven't had a chance to race anyone on the highway to see if I've gotten any more torque at higher rpms that Gibson claims to give you.
The reason I'm not giving these pipes five stars is because of installation. The average joe will more than likely NOT be able to get his old pipes off by himself. You're probably going to have to have a professional install them which will put you back another $100 to $200 dollars.
On the bright side the installer did say these were the easiest pipes he's ever installed. Which does say something about Gibson's overall quality control.
Also Autoanything.com pricing for these pipes can't be beat. The installer asked how much I paid and said he could custom make some for me for the same price but at no way near the same quality level of these Gibson pipes.
Overall I'm happy with my purchase.