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If I were to put 2 electric cut-outs in the exhaust system where would the best place be? I surely want them after the cats so that I supress some of the noise. I saw the 1 cutout setup in the faq and really would like to use 2 instead. I hope Specktor Werkes doesnt mind me stealing their pic for this thread.


Also...what size is the pipe? 2.5"?

 

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i've seen it right after the bend, before the mufflers. got a pic some where but not at home rite now do a search should be some pics floating around.
 

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excuse the ignorance here, and i'm not trying to be smart, but isn't the purpose of the cutouts to be as loud as possible?

as in, you throw a switch, and the flange opens in the cutouts, and you bypass as much of your exhaust system as possible, so there's maximum sound and maximum exhaust flow?
 

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excuse the ignorance here, and i'm not trying to be smart, but isn't the purpose of the cutouts to be as loud as possible?

as in, you throw a switch, and the flange opens in the cutouts, and you bypass as much of your exhaust system as possible, so there's maximum sound and maximum exhaust flow?
Yeah, you are correct. I am considering doing this and would put it before the cat if possible.

However, OP mentioned he wants to lose some of the noise in his post, though I doubt it would cut it much.
 

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but that would be loud all the time... the whole purpose of electric cutouts is so that you can flow through your normal exhaust (for the silence, or for daily driving), or flip the switch and have the loudness

but if you say it's going to throw codes, that's a totally different story. scary.
 

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Yea. I want it quiet most of them time and loud when I want. I dont want to do it pre cat. I am not doing it to be cheap just to have control of the loudness. Right b4 the mufflers sounds cool do you have that pic?
 

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After the cat but before the resonator is the best place. My old '04 is on DMH Performance website. You will be disapointed if you put it after the resonator. I never threw a code and I had a stock tune on that car with no other mods except a CAI. It sounded awesome.:eek:
 

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After the cat but before the resonator is the best place. My old '04 is on DMH Performance website. You will be disapointed if you put it after the resonator. I never threw a code and I had a stock tune on that car with no other mods except a CAI. It sounded awesome.:eek:
Where is the resonator in the stock exhaust that you are referring to??
 

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Where is the resonator in the stock exhaust that you are referring to??
If you look at the picture of the stock exhaust on the first page of this thread: The resonator is the first muffler looking thing from on the left with 2 pipes coming in and 2 going out. Its basically a noise baffle.
 

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I made this post before I actually took delivery of my car. I have now been driving it for about 1 month and I really enjoy the silence. I used to have a no cat/header/loudmouth Camaro. I think I will be leaving it the way it is for a while.
 
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