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#1 Old 12-22-2013, 05:15 PM
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Electric Cutout?

Decided I wanted to change my exhaust setup a little so I decided to get something that's going to up the noise level quite a bit. The Gymkhana 1 Axle Back to be exact. My subie is to quiet therefore I had to change that. How hard is it to do an electric cutout? My cars gonna be a cop magnet. Eventually I want to be able to make it quiet when I'm cruising past cops.
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Hmm you live in Colorado. Means lots of salt and snow that can be lodged in the e-cut out making it not work as designed and getting stuck in the open or close position. I wanted something like that befor as wellbut started reading the ups and downs and for roughly 200-300$ ifyou wanna go loud just put a straight pipe in. Mostofthe guys on here will advice not to do either but ifyou want loud I'd suggest having a local shop make a straight axle back. For less then 100$. Rant over lol


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Shouldn't be hard for any exhaust shop to install. Wiring should be as simple as power, ground, and a switch. Cut-outs are known to leak though.
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As far as being easy to setup its a 4/10 kind of install. you would need a decent set of hand tools and a lift. depending on what cutoff kit you buy it could be as quick as a few hours. most kits come with a wiring harness that just needs power\ground and a control switch so wiring is really easy. once they're mounted and the wires are run inside the car you just flip the switch to bypass your cat-back.

Just because they are easy to install doesn't mean they would be good for your setup. turbocharged engines need some back pressure to keep your turbo happy. Id call your favorite tuner shop and chat with them about exhaust cuttoffs before you buy a kit.

/old guy rant/ I dont recommend you running cutoffs on our engines, loud doesnt mean more power. look into a turbo back setup with a couple of resonators to eliminate drone. Please dont be that guy running straight pipe loud all day long until you roll by a police officer. please reserve your open pipes for the track and keep the cutoff closed when your driving through the neighborhood. /old guy rant over/
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Hmm you live in Colorado. Means lots of salt and snow that can be lodged in the e-cut out making it not work as designed and getting stuck in the open or close position. I wanted something like that befor as wellbut started reading the ups and downs and for roughly 200-300$ ifyou wanna go loud just put a straight pipe in. Mostofthe guys on here will advice not to do either but ifyou want loud I'd suggest having a local shop make a straight axle back. For less then 100$. Rant over lol


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I went a head and ordered the Axle Back Friday. I want it to loud no doubt about that lol.

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Shouldn't be hard for any exhaust shop to install. Wiring should be as simple as power, ground, and a switch. Cut-outs are known to leak though.
Gotcha, Just a thought I did want to be considerate of others which is why I was thinking about an Electric cutout.

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As far as being easy to setup its a 4/10 kind of install. you would need a decent set of hand tools and a lift. depending on what cutoff kit you buy it could be as quick as a few hours. most kits come with a wiring harness that just needs power\ground and a control switch so wiring is really easy. once they're mounted and the wires are run inside the car you just flip the switch to bypass your cat-back.

Just because they are easy to install doesn't mean they would be good for your setup. turbocharged engines need some back pressure to keep your turbo happy. Id call your favorite tuner shop and chat with them about exhaust cuttoffs before you buy a kit.

/old guy rant/ I dont recommend you running cutoffs on our engines, loud doesnt mean more power. look into a turbo back setup with a couple of resonators to eliminate drone. Please dont be that guy running straight pipe loud all day long until you roll by a police officer. please reserve your open pipes for the track and keep the cutoff closed when your driving through the neighborhood. /old guy rant over/
I realize it doesn't mean more power, It's the noise factor for me. I love them loud which is why I wanted to do the considerate thing and get an EC for it. Any other suggestions as to how I can control the Noise level then? I dont want to run it obnoxiously loud all the time. Already ordered the Gymkhana 1 Axle Back Friday.
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Just run straight headers, that's loud...
Cut outs get full of exhaust carbon and what not as well as salt and won't stay functioning too long. Waste of money...
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Just run straight headers, that's loud...
Cut outs get full of exhaust carbon and what not as well as salt and won't stay functioning too long. Waste of money...
Sounds like that would happen quite a bit. And that's an idea later down the road. I guess I'll have to wait in see what's it's like
when I'm cruising(not full throttle).
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The question is....why?
Why what?
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Why would you want to put one of those in? Does your car require it?
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Keith, I thought about doing this a long time ago as well..... But my reasoning was to scare old folks and animals.... For defensive purposes of course.
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Why would you want to put one of those in? Does your car require it?
It doesn't require it. It was just a thought on the cutout. For the axle back though I've been wanting something like gymkhana 1 so I went a head and ordered it. If it gets to loud I can always change back to my current setup.

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Keith, I thought about doing this a long time ago as well..... But my reasoning was to scare old folks and animals.... For defensive purposes of course.
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Keith, I thought about doing this a long time ago as well..... But my reasoning was to scare old folks and animals.... For defensive purposes of course.
Yeah cause old people and animals are always out to get a man in his car...beeotchs be all crazy...!Laugh!

OP I was referring to the cutout, I really don't understand the purpose...then again maybe I'm one of those old people Paul wants to scare...
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Nahh Keith.... it's the ones that drive 50 in the fast lane..... or the ppl that walk their dogs that I remember dropping a load on my effin lawn and leaving it for me to step in.

Oh, forgot about this most recent July 4th..... Ppl in the neighborhood popping fireworks off till 4am.... I was PISSED. So, at 5am I disconnected my catback and ran around the hood like a crazed lunatic. I get back at 6am and the wife looks at me and says "do you feel better"? Yes I do honey...yes I do.

No sound ordinance out here.... goes both ways.
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