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This is a discussion on Headers and cutouts within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So me and a couple buddys of mine spent the afternoon and put on my kooks headers which for what ...

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    So me and a couple buddys of mine spent the afternoon and put on my kooks headers which for what it was went smoothly. It felt to be taking alot of and puting a little back on, but we ran outa time and we just put 3in turn downs right off the headers so i could get back on the road but heres the problem, i love it but its not legal and loud as hell my buddys heard me 6 blocks away. The conclusion i came to was an electric cutout or two i would love to do the premade ory with dual electric cutouts but dont want to spend a ton of money and was wondering if it will sound about the same as if i did one cutout after the y? i plan on bolting back up to the stock catback to make it quiet when it hasto be and loud as hell when i want it to be.

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    Most people go with one 3" cutout in the I pipe, right befor the rear axle, Its almost like Gm made the floor pan with room for the cutout. Fits perfectly. It wont be as loud as dumps after the headers but will still have a decently loud sound.
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    That would be what im doing them for would be the sound, after hearing the open headers im hooked,but the pocket book is hating me...

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    i have a cutout for each header. just not electric

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    Personaly i went with a manual one, It has three wing nuts and takes about 10 secs. to open up, and was alot cheaper than electric. I only paid like 20 bucks for mine. After i instialed it i have never closed it.
    I think the elelctric ones can run a couple hundred bucks.
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    yea they are spendy the cheapest ones i can find are still like 160, anyone know where or who makes the ory with dual electric cutouts? i seen it once but cant find it now and was wanting to see the price on that, because i still need a y

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    yea they are spendy the cheapest ones i can find are still like 160, anyone know where or who makes the ory with dual electric cutouts? i seen it once but cant find it now and was wanting to see the price on that, because i still need a y
    QTP makes some.

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    I have one cutout (electric) and it sounds unreal. With the cam and LT's w/ the cutout open it is ridiculous, but with it closed (thru the slp 2otl) it still sounds very muscular, just a lot more quiet

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    electric cut out would be my choice.
    rev it up normally for the crowd, then open the cutout with a flip of a switch, and let it roar.

    all in 1 second, without getting out of the car.
    thats worth $160 to me. =)
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    i agree. i have a bandlanz elect cutout. I always close it while driving near cops. It doesnt attract them as much with my tinted windows, tintes lights, and no front plate in nj. and its always great whenn a ricer drives near you thinking they're hot shit. get the electric

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    Yea the electric cutout is great i'd buy another one..i

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    well i think im just going to wait and get the QTP ORY with dual electric cutouts, that setup just looks like it has fast and loud written all over it. So im saving for a while, but someday.....

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    Don't know if QTP is a sponsor on here, and if so, I'm sure I'll get heat for this but...

    Don't buy QTP, period.

    I have 2 QTEC30 electrics on mine, and after two months, one burnt out, $35 for a new motor, plus $16 shipping; Had it for a month and a half before the install, so it's out of their 90 day warranty.

    DMH has a 4 year warranty on their products, for about $20 more. I still can't figure out how the leading company in electric cutouts, that has been around since the beginning, and claims their product to be the best.... only offers a warranty of 1/16th their competition. When I get over this and finally get my motor replaced, they'll be coming off, and getting replaced with dual DMH cutouts.
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    whoops my bad didnt know they needed to be sponsors, but somone elses from that brand had given out on them early, maybe ill rethink that, anyone else know of any other companys that make the prefabed dual cutouts ORY? What about the y pipe and just selling the cutouts before they ever go on and buying a different brand to put on the y

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    I'd vote for the self-assembly route. QTP does make good steel products, so I'd say go with theirs or stainless works, then use a pair of DMH oval cutouts (better clearance) and have an exhaust shop weld them together! I'm running duals on an x pipe, but it's the same idea: when the pipes turn in off of the headers, there's a cutout waiting for em... I'll get some pictures...

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    please do i would love to see it because that was the other route it was considering...

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    Orion where do you have your cut out (s?) at?

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    Is it a major difference in sound, or would it be worth doint 2 of them off the headers?

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