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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 19, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I have 2 1/2" pipes and was wondering who makes the best dual electric cut outs. Not looking to weld anything, so the bolt on option will have to do.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 19, 10:42 AM
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I have the QUICK TIME with a universal Y pipe that I have had for 3 years. no problem.
I am constantly opening and closing mine and I THINK that is the key to them working properly
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Two types of valve involved in cut outs: the butterfly that rotates about a shaft like the throttle plate in your carb, and the larger more expensive gate valve that moves a plate across the opening to completely seal it. You get no exhaust leaks from a gate valve but they are large (taking up room under the floorboards) and heavy (cast iron body hanging off the end of your headers), and as mentioned more expensive but will last forever.

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Check out noweeds. A lot of custom shops will only use their product. Had for 3 years and no issues.

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Re: Cut outs

Wayne...

I have a set of 2-1/2" CNC-Billet ones with SS butterflies... been meaning to put them on eBay, sent you a PM. Mike

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Check out noweeds. A lot of custom shops will only use their product. Had for 3 years and no issues.
$860 for a universal system.. better be the best
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$860 for a universal system.. better be the best

It is. I thought the same thing especially seeing prices that you can buy from Summit or Jegs. Then I talked to some guys that have used those systems. If you don't mind replacing them every couple of years I guess it's cheaper in the short run. The worst story I heard was a guy that had one side stuck open and the other side stuck closed. There are 2 highly respected custom shops in KC (that I have dealt with) that will only use noweeds because they don't want customers coming back with issues from a cheap system. Just FYI.

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I've got DMH Performance cutouts on my car... they're on three years and no problems. CAD designed,CNC machined, made right here in the USA. I called, gave Dave my info and order, and he said he'd machine them up the next day, test and ship... and he did. I've had cutouts on several cars over the years, stay away from cast iron setups. You can buy junk on eBay for $100 or so, no clue about quality or reliability. DMH has a 4-year replacement warranty and somebody you can call if you have a question. Moderately priced... I paid just under $400 IIRC.



I agree with Flat Tire... use it or lose it LOL. I have tons of fun at cruise nights and shows as well as on the street with them. And I like the idea that I can open them in increments.
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not the best picture, but here is the quick time cutouts and all the pipe I bought from summit. I might add there was no welding. I used band clamps. I only had to cut the pipes I bought for tail pipes. nope, no mufflers
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Nice Kev... yours are after the X-Pipe, mine's before it. Band clamps worked for me too. I used them only Lightning way back when with the Bassani Headers and Cat Back. If I were a crackerjack welder (NOT) I would V-Band the whole darn system LOL... but actually I have no complaints with the band clamps. I will eventually V-Band the 3-1/2" Collector to the 3-1/2" to 3" Step down bc I want to drop the front another 3/4" and while its not hitting now, that 3/4" might.

How's your clearance?


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Re: Cut outs

How's your clearance?

I have plenty of clearance. I am running the stock BB springs on the front with an aluminum headed SB and 5 leaves on the rear.

I was going to change mine to be in front of the X pipe, BUT I am getting to old and lazy to be laying on my back on concrete if I don't have to
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