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This is a discussion on CUTOUTS (yes/no) within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Does anyone have any experience with cutouts? Are there any cons to having?...

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    Does anyone have any experience with cutouts?

    Are there any cons to having?

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    I have never personally had a cutout on my car. If you ever get pulled over for too loud exhaust you might be fucked. You might want to check your states exhaust modification laws if your worried. In some states you are not supposed to enable a device that would let you bypass the muffler, and the smog police might have something against it as well. I've got borla exhaust on my car and will deal w/ the bullshit when it happens.

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    hell yes! it's my favorite mod yet...and i have alot done to my car. i would get an electric cutout though. i keep mine open all the time except when i am close to a cop. then all you do is flip the switch and it's semi-quiet again. no cons to an electric besides the price. oh and i'd go with the DMH. i've had a QTP and DMH and there's no contest in quality...DMH owns.

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    I got a an electric cutout myself and I love it. I would say that the one con to having one is that since I have alot of work done to my suspension and rear end, and it has started to coat all the parts plus the inside of my rear passenger wheel with black emission residue. Even though you could never see it from outside the car it is really starting to piss me off just because I know that it is happening. What i'm probably going to do is just cut my muffler off and just run it out the back so I can get the same sound and prolly actually make it louder since it won't be muffled from underneath the car.

    http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewvehicle.php?id=13656

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    It does not make it so loud that you will be pulled over if you have you still manifolds on. Its sounds good but causes underneath your car to start to rust up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuriousGeorge View Post
    QTP and DMH and there's no contest in quality...DMH owns.
    I agree. DMH just started making a really nice side profile e-cutout as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster99SS View Post
    I agree. DMH just started making a really nice side profile e-cutout as well

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    Yeah, good luck fabbing the pieces to connect that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Yeah, good luck fabbing the pieces to connect that!
    LOL, there is no fabbing. here's some pics of how they install, you just cut a hole with a template and then weld it up

    http://marylandspeed.com/dmh-low-pro...ut-p-1313.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster99SS View Post
    LOL, there is no fabbing. here's some pics of how they install, you just cut a hole with a template and then weld it up

    http://marylandspeed.com/dmh-low-pro...ut-p-1313.html
    Yeah, I know, I have installed a set. If you want it to flow effiently, you have to fabricate.

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    do you guys think its better two have two cut outs behind each header or, one at the end of the y pipe? or is there even a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Yeah, I know, I have installed a set. If you want it to flow effiently, you have to fabricate.
    what exactly are you fabricating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slp1122 View Post
    do you guys think its better two have two cut outs behind each header or, one at the end of the y pipe? or is there even a difference?
    Depends on how much HP your making. One at the I pipe is usually plenty enough. Its what I have Now if your making over 400 horses with a large cam two at the y pipe might work, your might seems some low end torque dissapear tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slp1122 View Post
    do you guys think its better two have two cut outs behind each header or, one at the end of the y pipe? or is there even a difference?
    just throw 1 in the I-pipe right under the rear passenger seat. I use a mccord powerplate on mine and have been happy with it. The price is right too.

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    Mine(as a given example)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    ................but causes underneath your car to start to rust up.
    ??????????????????...............................?

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    Mine a DD and I have no rust issues. Rain Snow Sleet Ice Hail, 155k too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster99SS View Post
    what exactly are you fabricating?
    A Y-pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    A Y-pipe
    ok, i apologize, i'm not trying to be hard headed or argue, don't get me wrong lol, i'm just curious why you would do that. from what i understand it's a pretty simple installation on your existing y-pipe, just cut the holes with the templates and weld them on (if you're doing two). that's the way the pics look in that link that i posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    just throw 1 in the I-pipe right under the rear passenger seat. I use a mccord powerplate on mine and have been happy with it. The price is right too.
    hmmm. to be honest i don't really think that would be worth it to me. i have a borla catback so most of my exhaust bypasses the muffler. and if i do two cut outs after the headers i loose torque? maybe ill just leave it be

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    How much horsepower is normally gained with the cutouts open?

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