This is a discussion on Electric Cutout? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was just wondering how electric cutouts work and the purpose(s) of them? Currently I have an ORY with a ...
04-27-2010, 07:42 AM #1
I was just wondering how electric cutouts work and the purpose(s) of them? Currently I have an ORY with a bullet muffler and I'm wanting to change that soon, so I'm just gathering info before I decide what I want to do. Thanks!
04-27-2010, 07:51 AM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- NEW JERSEY
- 2001 TRANS AM WS6
cutout dumps the exhaust before the muffler or were ever you put it
electric cut out is wired to a button or switch in the car so the cut out can be opened or closed with the press of a botton instead of the old get out crall under the car and open them manualy
04-27-2010, 11:42 AM #3
Hmm..makes sense. Thanks man. What are the pros and cons of having a cut out?
04-27-2010, 11:42 AM #4
And who makes a good electric cutout?
04-27-2010, 11:44 AM #5
I have an electric cut off behind my ORY.. I dont really notice a difference, they say its very slight but my exhaust is alot louder when i want it to be but when its closed it purrs like a kitten lol
04-27-2010, 11:52 AM #6
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- Feb 2009
- Mansfield, PA
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- '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban
DMH makes a real nice cutout. I purchased one for our car back in March. You can check them out at KY Speed on our sponsor page.
04-27-2010, 11:54 AM #7
alright, thanks guys
04-27-2010, 12:17 PM #8
if you go with one, some guys with corvettes have had a problem where it comes out... melted the rear spring !!!, they have not been of metal ,for many years !! rkvette
04-27-2010, 12:52 PM #9
The main advantage of having an electric cut-out is having the best of both worlds when it comes to exhaust tone.
You can have the car exhaust set-up to be mild at low idle and cruising speeds (such as with a Magnaflow) and be more aggressive at WOT or...
You can open the cut-out and have the car sound mean (loud as hell) all day long, even at lower RPMs.
Most people that get a cut-out leave it open and like the "loudness".
04-27-2010, 01:12 PM #10
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- May 2009
- college station, tx
sold: 1999 firebird
- 1998 Trans Am
cut-outs are a waste of money unless your are super/turbocharged IMO
04-27-2010, 01:36 PM #11
I recently got my car dynoed and made about 8 more rwhp and 20 more ft/lb of torque versus closed through my magnaflow. And it sounds bad ass. I have a dmh too. Oh Im just a cam car pretty much too. no FI
04-27-2010, 01:37 PM #12
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04-27-2010, 05:37 PM #14
I have a Race Ready Performance cutout, Lifetime warranty. Had it for 2 years no problems, but then I don't drive it every day either.
04-27-2010, 06:08 PM #15
DO NOT get an electric. Go for a manuall one with 3 bolts. I had cutouts on my bird and I thought about electric at first, but got the manual. Its so easy to cap/uncap and takes about 15 seconds. My only fear was if the electric one broke it would either stay shut or open all the time and believe me there were and are numerous cases of that happening.
04-27-2010, 06:31 PM #16
I still have a couple other cars with caps on the cutouts that have to be manually removed.
That's fine and all, as I don't remove them often. Maybe at the track if I feel like it. And I don't have a problem with that. Then I saw the light
It wasn't until I got a pair of electric cutouts on my chevelle when I realized how much fun it is to open and close at the flip of a switch. On the street it's the cats meow. For the sheer pleasure I have had with them, in my opinion they have already paid for themselves and it's only been 3 years. They have a 4 year free replacement warranty. If they quit working after that, I'd just buy another pair.
I can't have that much fun on the street with removable caps.
04-27-2010, 06:56 PM #17
How about some QTP's. i heard they were really good
04-27-2010, 08:01 PM #18
I like the design of the QTP better, but I would really like to spend less than $200 bucks on one... anyone know of a cheaper single electric cutout 3in with a race readie?
04-27-2010, 08:04 PM #19
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- Rochester, NY Rochesterracing.com
- 2000 Camaro B4C
ive got a qtp and really like it! i recommend a turn down off the end of the cutout
04-27-2010, 08:59 PM #20
i got a qtp e-cutout on my adjustable borla exhaust. i have it where the plates go love it
on my old ws6 i had one under my passenger seat
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