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This is a discussion on Cut out vs Catback within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; which one is better. I am thinking about an electric cut out, and maybe just a new muffler. I can ...

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    Cut out vs Catback

    which one is better.

    I am thinking about an electric cut out, and maybe just a new muffler. I can have good sound, and then power when needed. is this a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by In_style
    which one is better.

    I am thinking about an electric cut out, and maybe just a new muffler. I can have good sound, and then power when needed. is this a good idea?

    Alot of users do that. I run the McCord Powerplate with my Borla.

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    Excellant idea, save yourself a few $$$$, unless you are getting headers, then I'd get a full catback

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    Get both! Loud when you want it to be while still maximizing the power when capped up!

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    cutouts are for the track
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    Don't listen to NHRA he is cutouts ARE for the street too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    cutouts are for the track
    not at our track, Englishtown cut down on this alot....it doent matter if someone is louder than you with w loudmouth they still dont allow cutouts before the muffler...bunch of assholes.
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    Silver---I've heard that Englishtown is the WORST by far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Bullet 8150
    not at our track, Englishtown cut down on this alot....it doent matter if someone is louder than you with w loudmouth they still dont allow cutouts before the muffler...bunch of assholes.
    well cut out were orginally made for a track

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    i did the whole stock vs cutout vs catback thing Now here's results of my exhaust endeavors. This is with 200 n2o.
    distance ---stock --- cutout --- Bassani tru-duals
    60ft ------ 1.987 ---- 2.074 ----- 1.969
    1/8 ------- 7.902 ---- 7.912 ----- 7.739
    mph ------ 93.20 ---- 93.97 ------ 98.60
    1/4 ------ 12.102 ---- 12.080 --- 11.814
    mph ----- 117.12 ---- 118.06 ---- 121.35

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