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I should know better by now, as I have changed exhaust and intakes on many trucks over the years....similar results!

I bought a 2013 Overland Hemi in march, and I love the Jeep.

Being a gearhead, I knew I could not leave it alone.....so, I added the Volant Cold Air Intake for $275. The result was no more than a moaning sound from the engine. Little if any performance increase, and NO increase in MPG....this was really expected, but it was installed in anticipation of the exhaust, hoping to let it breath better.

The I looked for an exhaust, and was absolutely amazed at the cost of the cat back systems available. $1500-$1800 is incredible!!

Plus, the reviews indicated droan and vibrations, etc.

So, I opted for the $360 Gibson axle back mufflers to replace the resonators. I just wanted a richer, and deeper exhaust tone, again realizing there would be no power of MPG increases....

I spent $100 to have the old units removed and the gibson units welded on. No that I have had them on for a couple of weeks, there has developed a nice mellow tone upon startup, until the rpms drop to idle. then it is as quiet as a church mouse.

Inside the vehicle there is a sould that allows you to hear the engine, but it is certainly not what I was hoping for....instead, it is a cross between a moan and a modified ricer muffler, but very quiet. It's not irritating but not good either....difficult to describe.

So, after $600+ spent, I can hear the engine run, and it sounds cool on start up.....no increase in power or MPG. It does sound great under WOT, but it did before I spent the money....now it is LOUDER!!

When will I ever learn.

I guess I could spend the money on something to replace the main muffler, but everything I've read indicates that that it would either be super loud, or drone or both.....so, I'll keep what I have and hope that over time things will get better....

In the meantime, I hope this will save some folks from wasting a hellofalot of money for nothnig.....ugh!!

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Re: Volant & Gibson Installed - Not too exciting

oh yeah, me too. it'll never stop. i usually go with jba exhaust, sounds great and is pretty inexpensive and lasts forever. i usually go with afe for filters or cai's. what you do need now is a tune from hemifever, then you will see the difference in the whole package. dont feel bad bro, men do this S*** all the time!
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Re: Volant & Gibson Installed - Not too exciting

Did you not know that JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket...?
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Re: Volant & Gibson Installed - Not too exciting

I put the AFE intake on my new GC and am having the new Corsa system installed as we speak! I like the intake and I expect to like the exhaust. I hope to post some pictures and some positive thoughts after spending More than 2K?
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Re: Volant & Gibson Installed - Not too exciting

^like stated, you will not be unless you like extra sound. you can get it to work together and feel the difference with a tune from hemifever or johan...
afe cai $350
jba cat back $550
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Re: Volant & Gibson Installed - Not too exciting

If you're just looking for sound you should consider replacing the suitcase muffler up front with an x-pipe. I bought the x-pipe on amazon and got it installed at a local muffler shop for less than $100. No performance gains but does add some pretty good sound.
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If you're just looking for sound you should consider replacing the suitcase muffler up front with an x-pipe. I bought the x-pipe on amazon and got it installed at a local muffler shop for less than $100. No performance gains but does add some pretty good sound.

Could you give us a little more info on your set up? Do you have a link for the x-pipe that you purchased? I am sure others would be interested, too!
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