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This is a discussion on Electric Cutout Question??? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I am debating on whether to add an electric cutout to my 99 WS6, few questions though. WHo sells ...

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    So I am debating on whether to add an electric cutout to my 99 WS6, few questions though. WHo sells them at the best price, and what are the expected gains in the 1/4? I am guessing .2? Also how well do they hold up considering they are under the car and are exposed to rain, dirt, and elements as such? Comments appreciated, thanks Jon

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    Yes, good thread and I hope to hear some good replies as I too am interested in one. I was also wondering if the cutout when closed is tight enough that when closed you hear no leaks and the exhaust sounds completely stock. Thanks.

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    I have a McCord Power Plate( http://www.mccordcg.com/mpp/mpp.htm ) and have had no problems with it in 2 years. My car isn't a daily driver though and it's really only seen a couple thousand miles in those 2 years but I open and close it pretty often. The install was smooth, the plate works great, and IMO it's well worth the money. Personally I think 2/10's is optimistic but I have no real numbers to tell you any gains.
    chip nhs, I have headers with !cats and used band clamps on the entire exhaust so leaks are just a part of my life. I can't really say the cutout leaks to where you would notice it, if at all. When I start the car there really aren't any noticeable leaks there. It's just loud in general. I do hear a leak from time to time but it's hard to say if it's the cutout or just a band clamp leaking. I've also had my exhaust on and off 5-6 times in the last 2 years so the clamps are stretched a little and need replaced. I would say get the cutout because the end result far exceeds the chance of having a noticeable leak. It sounds wicked opened up running straight headers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I have a McCord Power Plate( http://www.mccordcg.com/mpp/mpp.htm ) and have had no problems with it in 2 years. My car isn't a daily driver though and it's really only seen a couple thousand miles in those 2 years but I open and close it pretty often. The install was smooth, the plate works great, and IMO it's well worth the money. Personally I think 2/10's is optimistic but I have no real numbers to tell you any gains.
    chip nhs, I have headers with !cats and used band clamps on the entire exhaust so leaks are just a part of my life. I can't really say the cutout leaks to where you would notice it, if at all. When I start the car there really aren't any noticeable leaks there. It's just loud in general. I do hear a leak from time to time but it's hard to say if it's the cutout or just a band clamp leaking. I've also had my exhaust on and off 5-6 times in the last 2 years so the clamps are stretched a little and need replaced. I would say get the cutout because the end result far exceeds the chance of having a noticeable leak. It sounds wicked opened up running straight headers.
    I use the same one. Works pretty good.
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    Do I need to buy a Y adapter? How much does the Mccord cost?

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    I had a Quicktime Performance electric cutout on my Borla for a year and a half before I sold the car. It went through many rain and snow storms with no problems.

    After some time the plate may not seal quite as well as a result of constantly hitting the stop when closing. The best way to close it is to tap the switch a couple times after it hits the stop. It's a good idea to put a bead of liquid gasket around the outside of the butterfly valve and maybe along the stop to help it seal.

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    I had regular cutouts on my 2000 camaro and I never once put the lid back on after I had it installed. I bought my cutouts from a shop near me for 50 bucks although I paid way too much for them I didn't have the option of ordering online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnies View Post
    dmhperformance

    4 yr warranty and he'll stand behind it.
    I've heard good things about DMH also. Can't go wrong with his stuff either.

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    Haven't had any problems with my Q-tec elec.cutout. Just have to be carefull on large speed bumps, since my car is lowered with Eibach Pro-kit.


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