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    sound??!!??

    Ok, I'm torn between these two things..
    Do I take my muffler off or do I put pipes in where my cats are?? I like the deep throat rumble. Also, would it still be as loud as straigt pipes if I just punched through some old cats and put those on for a cover up if I get pulled over??

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    An electric cutout is very easy to install and even with cats it sounds downright mean.

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    Awsome, where do I get one?? My muffler shop??

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    You'd probably have to buy you own cut-out. Then your shop could install it for you, and you would have loudness on demand for about $300.

    If you did the muffler delete, I bet you'd be happy that way also. Keep the cats, delete muffler, keep the rear exit exhaust = mean as hell.

    Delete cats, delete muffler, and obnoxiously loud.

    Delete cats, keep muffler, louder, but not as loud as above options.
    Plus, some people don't like the exhaust smell without cats. Can be a bit overpowering at times, but as long as you don't sit still too long you don't get any smell. Converters (on our cars anyway) don't take up too much HP (~5) and they really clean up the emissions.

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    DMH makes a nice cutout. We use ours all the time and have had no problems after 2 years.

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    Its pretty much useless to do a cutout without headers is it not?

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    My friend was telling me about a Hollywood cutout, it sounds really nice. Opinions?

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    For the electric cut out am I able to open the valve from inside my car?? Or do I have To get underneth??
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    I believe the major parts catalogues all stock QTP cutouts. I ordered my DMH from KY Speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karczewski View Post
    For the electric cut out am I able to open the valve from inside my car?? Or do I have To get underneth??
    Depends on where you put the switch

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    Sweet, so what about the dude who said I needed headers?? Do I need headers for it??

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    You can add a cutout to the stock exhaust system. I installed the switch for ours in the ashtray so it is hidden and passengers can't play with it. Headers will simply add to the snarl when the cutout is open. Here's the thread from my install with lots of pics: Fabricated cutout install w/ pics.

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    I wasn't saying you needed them I was asking

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    That's really badass bro!!
    How long did that take you to do?? I have a friend at work who is all wanting to help me with this and if can weld so it works out great for me!!

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    Thanks. Not long at all, maybe a few hours total.

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    Thanks everyone!!
    Ordering a cut out tomorrow after my mechanic tells me what size and about how long of a wire length I need.

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