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Where is the best place to put a cutout?

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    Where is the best place to put a cutout?

    I am going to be installing my exhaust on my car and I am getting a cutout but I need help on where to put it, and I am curious which would be better to do. I am doing 2.5" piping off of the headers and meeting it into a single 3" pipe all the way back to the muffler and out as 2.5" duals. Would it be better to put the exhaust cutout up front where it meets into the 3" piping, or should I put it right before the rear exle. For clearance issues, the rear axle area would work better, but will I lose much sound? I am also curious if either one would be better with air flow and performance? Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks.

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    I have mine under the rear passenger seat area. Works fine for me there.

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    In most pics I've seen, they are under the pass side seat. This seems like the most logical place to me.

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    I personally would put a pair of them on each side of the Y-pipe.

    When you open them up you in affect have dual open headers,,,,,rather than compacting all the exhaust down to one pipe and then having one cutout.

    Thats how I have cutouts on my dual exhaust cars,,,,and if I were ever to install cutouts on my 4th gen,,,,this is how I would do it on a single system car. Just makes sense to me Seen this done to a few cars at the track and it worked well.

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    ^^^ that's what I would do. I would get dual electric cut outs right after the headers. I think that's the way that Mr. Luos has his set up. then no one can make fun of our y pipe anymore.

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    Thats what I'm thinking, you effectively go from a single system to a dual system when you open the cutouts. Plus it's out more towards the sides of the car, makes more noise this way and you can scare people on either side

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    I have mine mounted under the rear passenger seat. This is a logical fit because it tucks in nicely and there's a grommet that will allow you to route the wiring to the center console area with ease. I can attest that despite being mounted further back in the exhaust, it is still ridiculously loud when fully open.

    I considered mounting one on each side of the y-pipe, however I decided against it because of clearance issues and I would rather spend the extra $$$ on another mod rather than trying to squeeze and extra 1-2 hp out of my already free flowing exhaust. That being said, I've seen pics of Mr. Luos' setup and it looks awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight02 View Post
    I have mine mounted under the rear passenger seat. This is a logical fit because it tucks in nicely and there's a grommet that will allow you to route the wiring to the center console area with ease. I can attest that despite being mounted further back in the exhaust, it is still ridiculously loud when fully open.

    I considered mounting one on each side of the y-pipe, however I decided against it because of clearance issues and I would rather spend the extra $$$ on another mod rather than trying to squeeze and extra 1-2 hp out of my already free flowing exhaust. That being said, I've seen pics of Mr. Luos' setup and it looks awesome!
    Hmmm, I have found dual cutouts to be worth more than 1-2 HP on my other cars. I generally pickup about 2 tenths and 2-3 mph when I open them. Thats a substantial pickup that 1-2 HP won't give ya. And thats with a real dual madrel bent 3 inch Torque Tech system with a Dr. Gas X-pipe and a pair of large chamber mufflers, so the system is plenty free flowing.

    I do agree though, ground clearance can be an issue if the cars are lowered, which seems to be popular.
    I'm personally not into the lowered thing, and looking at mine at stock ride height, putting dual cutouts on it shouldn't be a problem at all. It's the route I'll take if I ever install a motor that has some thump first

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    The last several post you have made have been these retarded one word answers. Either post something informative to the subject or go back to looking at gay porn.
    Prolly wants to sell a car.....

    But I have mine under the passenger side just like everyone has said, its a perfect place for one.....

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    I have mine mounted under the rear passenger seat. This is a logical fit because it tucks in nicely and there's a grommet that will allow you to route the wiring to the center console area with ease. I can attest that despite being mounted further back in the exhaust, it is still ridiculously loud when fully open.
    me too!

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    I got mine in the I pipe

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