View Full Version : Which cut out to buy?


jebuzws6
10-04-2008, 11:11 AM
I bought some LT"s and ORY about a month ago but the car is not as loud as I would want it to when im driving...so im thinking about buying a cut-out, but I am not an expert in cut-out brands or anything so my question is which cut-out will be the best one to buy... dont think I really want an electronic BTW.thanks

bobbyd
10-04-2008, 11:14 AM
QTP 3"in

-LS1-
10-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Just get a single cutout that installs in the I-pipe. Just make sure you get one that fits. A manual cutout is a manual cutout; a brand-name isn't going to change how one will sound over the other.

chavez885
10-04-2008, 11:17 AM
If you don't want electric then get w/e cutout, QTP is fine.

97AnniversaryZ
10-06-2008, 06:08 PM
If you are going to get a cutout, I would say electric. Personally I would get irrated of having to take it off and on every so often. A plus with electric is if you get a cop saying he has had complaints about loud exhaust, you can push the button and wham..its quiet. No officer it wasn't me.

01SuperSport
10-06-2008, 06:16 PM
Like -LS1- said brand name doesn't really matter when it comes to a manual cutout. I bought mine from the jegs website. Was the cheapest one I found

blown03mustang
10-06-2008, 06:20 PM
a cutout is a cutout is a cutout when it comes to manual.....i would advise you to spend the little extra and go electric. it really does make a difference. if you decide to go elec., everybody seems to have real good luck with DMH including me. ive seen and heard about some issues with the QTP elec. c/o but its still a good product.

Kingc8r
10-06-2008, 08:24 PM
I've had my QTP electric cutout for a year almost. Some have had bad luck, others like myself haven't.

Definitely get an electric cut out. I would get annoyed if I had to manually open and close my cutout. Like others have said it helps when you can press a button and go into stealth mode.

Kingc8r
10-06-2008, 08:25 PM
QTP or DMH will work, if I didn't get my QTP so cheap I would have bought a DMH for their warranty

Fifedogg
10-07-2008, 08:34 AM
Just buy a cheap manual cutout from Jeg's. There very inexpensive and pretty high quality.

volcanic2345
10-07-2008, 08:52 AM
If you are going to get a cutout, I would say electric. Personally I would get irrated of having to take it off and on every so often. A plus with electric is if you get a cop saying he has had complaints about loud exhaust, you can push the button and wham..its quiet. No officer it wasn't me.

i agree 100 percent you dont know how many times that little button saved me :D i love it, loud when you want it to be and quiet when you want it to be!:chug:

Midnight02
10-07-2008, 09:02 AM
Like the others said, if you're buying a manual cutout, brand names don't really matter that much.

It might be worthwhile to at least consider an electric one simply for the convenience -- they open and close with the push of a button. Personally, I think I get the best overall sound by leaving the cutout about 50 - 60% open -- that way it's very loud but it still has a bit of tone to the sound (otherwise, it's just loud, loud and loud!). If you go this route, I would recommend the DMH based on their warranty. I've had a QTP and it crapped out pretty quickly and they don't offer much of a warranty. Despite being a big name in the cutout business, I was shocked to learn that QTP isn't very good about standing behind their product.

Ryanm86
10-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Personally i am going electric I hate having cops mess with me

AznMuscle
10-07-2008, 10:07 AM
I wonder why so many of you guys have problems with noise? I have mine open all the time. I've capped it 2 times since I've had it, that is it. I understand a cammed car would be crazy loud, but I guess with stock manifolds, it doesn't get too loud.

black_phoenix
10-07-2008, 03:50 PM
wow, that is very weird... its not loud enough?? damn, i have lt's, ory, and magnaflow cb and its VERY loud, im thinking of putting cats on it or something... lol...

AznMuscle
10-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Cats would cut back on the rasp, or so my understanding is from reading around here. black phoenix, get the cats, then an electric cutout for the loud factor lol.

OP: just get a cutout. I would do electric though, just incase some local law enforcement officers arn't to fond of loud muscle cars lol.

-LS1-
10-08-2008, 10:06 PM
I hear a lot of people saying how they would hate to have to manually open and close it, but it's not that bad at all. I have to cap up my exhaust everytime I get out of the bar on the weekends, and even in my (not drunk, but not 100% sober) state, I can still get it capped upand be on my way in less than a minute. Best of all, it came free with the car (and im sure the previous owner didnt spend more than $30 for it) and muffler man charged me a mere $30 to install it. While it would be nice to be able to open and close it on the fly, I'll take my manual cutout any day for the couple extra hundred bucks it saved me over an electric one.

Fifedogg
10-11-2008, 04:51 PM
I agree ^^^ I could remove the cap in under a minute. My cutout cam with a little tool to take off the wingnutts really easy.

OIF1VET
10-11-2008, 05:13 PM
a cutout is a cutout is a cutout when it comes to manual.....i would advise you to spend the little extra and go electric. it really does make a difference. if you decide to go elec., everybody seems to have real good luck with DMH including me.
X2, I have dual DMH low profile electrics on mine and absolutely love them.. Sounds awesome and just a flick of the switch depending on my mood..

Here's what they sound like from the outside and below from inside the car
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m36/OIF1VET/th_1162x2.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m36/OIF1VET/?action=view&current=1162x2.flv)
http://www.fquick.com/videos/12_12_112_NA/7229

FiFdYnUtz
10-11-2008, 05:28 PM
I hear a lot of people saying how they would hate to have to manually open and close it, but it's not that bad at all. I have to cap up my exhaust everytime I get out of the bar on the weekends, and even in my (not drunk, but not 100% sober) state, I can still get it capped upand be on my way in less than a minute. Best of all, it came free with the car (and im sure the previous owner didnt spend more than $30 for it) and muffler man charged me a mere $30 to install it. While it would be nice to be able to open and close it on the fly, I'll take my manual cutout any day for the couple extra hundred bucks it saved me over an electric one.

where do you have yours located?

Transam1
10-11-2008, 06:46 PM
yea, if u have dual cutouts im guessing right behind the headers? that what im wanting to do but everyone says just 1, wth. :P

Nemean
10-11-2008, 07:14 PM
you have a Y pipe bro, thats why everyones telling you to do just one. if u deleted the cats i could maybe see doing cutout test pipes to replace the cats. That'd be hella nasty and amazingly loud and awsome for top end. Wow. i know how im doin my exhaust now :) (no emissions dumdumdum)

GhostofKrypton
10-13-2008, 06:06 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/ghostofkrypton/cutout.jpg
Dmh low profile cut outs. Little pricey around 450 for both. but they don't have clearance issues at all. the hang as low as your y-pipe.

th41427
10-13-2008, 06:28 PM
I have a QTP electric cutout and i can say that i love it and have not had any problems with it. and if you get tired off being redicously loud then all you have to do is hold a switch for about 3-4 seconds and bamm quiet as a mouse. plus no burnt fingers. My vote is electric

RedRallyeZ
10-13-2008, 06:36 PM
ive got dual mccords electrics on summit brand cutouts, i needed electric because one of my cutouts is up under the transmission.
if you are on a budget get whatever manual cutout you can find, then if you ever get tired of it, its not hard to just add on the electirc cap, thats what i did

That being said, i would have probably gone with DMH electric if i was to do it again, more expensive, but that 4 year warranty would be nice right now as about 18months after i got my mccords, one just flaps in the wind, the motor doesnt hold it

happy with the cheapo summits though ;)