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This is a discussion on Cut out, LEGAL? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I live in CT, if i was to get a cutout welded in would it be illegal with it shut ...

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    Cut Out Leagal?

    I live in CT, if i was to get a cutout welded in would it be illegal with it shut


    like are they illegal just to have or just illegal when they are open, i plan on getting an electric one

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    they arent street legal but i think its really unlikely ud fail with one primarily because inspection station guys really dont know much about cars. jus dont go to inspection with a cut out open for obvious reasons. chances are they'll never notice. what they wanna know is, is the car excessively loud and is it gonna pass the sniff test.

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    yea in ct you have to have a car that is at most a 95 to be "sniffed" 1996+ they just do a computer scan

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    then drive through with it closed and dont worry.

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    A cutout when closed is legal as hell.

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    I agree, cutouts when closed are legal.

    Never had a problem with mine...and I got the electric ones.


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    i've heard they dont really help you at all, loose highend, but gain tourqe

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    They are probably illegal every where, but a lot of guys are running them anyway.

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    Yes they are illegal but you just drive with it closed and you should be fine. Cops around me here in WI are laid back and really don't care but I know there's a lot of places where cops will be all over you for being so loud and I'm sure CT would be one of them.
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    Heh I have them on my '95 and I'll have them on the new one I'm about to get. If they can't hear it, what are they going to do look?? It's like how will they ever know I don't have a cat that works, what are they going to do take it out and cut it apart?

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    Go for it - if your state does a visual inspection just unplug/unbolt it and put the cutout gasket and cover on. Notwithstanding noise issues, any exhaust that doesn't exit outside the perimeter of the car is illegal.

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    I have an electric cut out in my Borla, where the plates are supposed to be. I've been pulled over a few times for "loud exhaust", to the cops supprise when he gets up to the car she sounds like stock

    Sorry for the delay, I pulled over the wrong guy; Little do they know

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC&97TA View Post
    I have an electric cut out in my Borla, where the plates are supposed to be. I've been pulled over a few times for "loud exhaust", to the cops supprise when he gets up to the car she sounds like stock

    Sorry for the delay, I pulled over the wrong guy; Little do they know
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Go for it - if your state does a visual inspection just unplug/unbolt it and put the cutout gasket and cover on. Notwithstanding noise issues, any exhaust that doesn't exit outside the perimeter of the car is illegal.

    That would make the stock exhaust illegal wouldnt it? The pipes do not go past the rear bumper. Side pipes would be legal then also.

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    so long as it's closed, there is nothing illegal about it at that time because the exhaust would be going past the passenger compartment. only when it's open would there be an issue. nice to have an electric one.

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    yea thats the beauty of an electric one

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    i would have to say electric is the only way to go. u can fuck with people so good with an electric. i think qtp makes what your looking for.

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    yea i was looking at a QTP electric cut out and where they say to mount it is past the passenger seats, but its still illegal

    what are the typical power gains with these?

    o and it would be a 3 inch intermediate pipe correct?
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