brittle and blown out.
The muffler is designed
as a slip-on to utilize the
mounting that is both simple
to use and increases muffler
durability by allowing it to
float a little. The Gibson
exhaust does not require
additional tuning, and it tests
at a reasonable 96 decibels.
The system also includes
a USFS-approved spark
arrestor, inter-cooled tips
and an incredible lifetime
Being that this is a slip-
on system, installation
is relatively simple and
reasonably quick. The
fact that it doesn’t require
fuel programming will also
get you back out in the
dunes or on the trail that
much quicker. Gibson
recommends you disconnect the
negative battery cable during installation
to allow the computer to reset and
recognize the new exhaust.
It didn’t look to us like the system
was going to work with our Pure Polaris
bumper, but it actually cleared just
fine. The install does require you to
drill out two small threaded holes with
a 1/4-inch drill, but it really only takes
an extra minute or two. The rest of the
installation is really straight-forward and
can be done in about the same time as
removing your stock muffler—maybe 15
to 20 minutes total—to do it right.
The system holds up well to average
use, and the black ceramic coating
a maintenance-free, consistent level of
sound and performance for many years.
The Gibson muffler uses reversible
louvered tuning ports for maximum
flow and has zero chance of failure.
The typical packing-type, motorcycle-style mufflers have proven to burn out
quickly with the increased heat seen
with a high-rpm, 1000cc motor like the
RZR XP1K. The stock XP muffler uses
internal baffles that last a lot longer than
packing, but still eventually become
GIBSON RZR XP1K DUAL-OUTLET
The Gibson XP 1000 slip-on exhaust doesn’t use packing for sound control, so the internal louvers won’t
blow out and become loud over time. The 2016 model is $754 with black ceramic coating, and the 2015
version is $905.
Automotive giant Gibson Performance has the RZR XP 1000 covered with its slip-on, dual-outlet, high-performance exhaust that not only increases horsepower, torque and top speed, the system doesn’t
require a fuel tuner, making the $684–$905 system a bargain.
WHAT IT IS:
The Gibson dual-outlet exhaust is a
crazy but cool-looking, performance,
slip-on system. It was designed by the
king of automotive exhaust to increase
horsepower as well as overall aesthetics
of the RZR XP 1000.
The dual-outlet exhaust incorporates
one of Gibson’s patented and proven,
single-inlet, dual-outlet stainless
automotive mufflers. The oval shape
is surprisingly similar to the stock
muffler and fits this application very
well. The system is completed
with mandrel-bent 2.25-inch
stainless tubing for the mid-pipe and outlets. The higher-end version we tested features
a durable and trick-looking black
ceramic coating, or you can also get it
in plain stainless with polished tips. A
trick, powdercoated aluminum beauty
plate caps off the look with a cool-looking Gibson logo pressed into it.
The single most important feature
of this exhaust system is that Gibson
uses their non-packed muffler at the
core. A non-packed muffler will ensure