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Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 4:28 pm
by Guest
I've been thinking about adding an exhaust cutout before the converter. One that I can open and close from inside the car. I was wondering if anybody has done this and what kind of gains (if any) you could see with it open.

Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 4:43 pm
by gar187er
i was gonna do one up, but with goin to the track, that could pose a threat to me racing(#### sound ordinaces).....but gains as opposed to what? if saying adding one into a stock exhaust, prob 5-7......if you have a solid aftermarket/custom, exhaust with a high flow cat, maybe 2-3......

Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:19 pm
by Guest
I have stock pipes and converter with a Flowmaster muffler. So you think I would see 5-7 HP? I guess that would be worth $50, but is it going to blow my eardrums when I open it up?

Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:35 pm
by zach82
Jack Eubanks has a bypass on his 89 Base 2.8 v-6.  He opened that sucker up at the track at BFest last year; it was pretty loud but I loved it.  :D

If you want one but don't like really loud exhausts you could always wear ear plugs when you had it uncapped. ;)

You should be able to have anyone who can weld make you one for a minimal amount of money, and installation wouldn't be too bad.  You could either clamp it or weld it in wherever you wanted it.

Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:43 pm
by Guest
Well, as long as it sounds cool, it can be as loud as a jet. I just don't like that harsh sound, but I guess I'll learn to live with it for the HP. I think JCWhitney has one for $20 that can be opened/closed from inside the car. Its been a while since I've seen it, though.

Exhaust cutout....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:48 pm
by Guest
Found it!!! This is what I'm talking about.

Cutout