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Getting my down pipe and exhaust installed today. On my lunch break I went to see how everything was going. I began shooting the breeze with my mechanic and we got on the subject of cut outs. He thinks it is entirely possible to put in a cut out. <p>I am thinking about doing this and I know there was a thread awhile ago on this. I wanted to see if there would be any interest among us for it because he could make several kits at the same time. Post if interested and I will find out more pricing later today when I go back to talk with him.<p>The kit would be for the Evolve exhaust. Not sure on the others. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Edit: The cut out would be on the section coming back after the down pipe. I will take pictures of what I am trying to explain. Sorry for any confusion. I will clear this up once I leave work with pics. <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 12:41 PM 8-22-2006</i>
 

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Re: Electronic cut out (Rangeball)

would this really make more power? the exhaust - behind the downpipe isnt' all that restrictive is it? the cat is probably the biggest choke point and that is BEFORE where you're planning on adding the cutout...
 

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ATP Turbo makes a boost activated "cut-out"...I ordered one, but it's on 4-5 week backorder...No electronics to fuss with, just tap 1 vac. line, install the cut-out, and your set.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">would this really make more power? the exhaust - behind the downpipe isnt' all that restrictive is it? the cat is probably the biggest choke point and that is BEFORE where you're planning on adding the cutout...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No power, mainly just sound.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rdood</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ATP Turbo makes a boost activated "cut-out"...I ordered one, but it's on 4-5 week backorder...No electronics to fuss with, just tap 1 vac. line, install the cut-out, and your set.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I like that idea. I will have to think about that!
 

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Re: Electronic cut out (Rangeball)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Post if interested and I will find out more pricing later today when I go back to talk with him.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>im interested but only if its going to be dirt cheap because my local exhaust shop could put in a Y-pipe for a cutout for $30.<p>let me know!!!
 

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so would this ATP turbo cutout also "just make sound" or would it make any actual power?<p>out of curiosity - why would anyone want a boost activated cut out that every time you hit full boost yoru car becomes most likely "illegally" loud.... it's jsut asking to get pulled over and hassled...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so would this ATP turbo cutout also "just make sound" or would it make any actual power?<p>out of curiosity - why would anyone want a boost activated cut out that every time you hit full boost yoru car becomes most likely "illegally" loud.... it's jsut asking to get pulled over and hassled...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it will make more transient power by eliminating a lot of backpressure.<p>i personally dont like the boost activated ones for that reason. i would get an electronically controlled one (track use, etc.)
 

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If you want to "set" when it opens, just get a MBC off ebay for $20, put it in-line....If you don't feel like being loud that day, "turn up" the controller...if you want to be loud, set it at your pre-determined boost level.....I think they are set from ATP to open at 5lbs.
 

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How would a cutout affect the tuning? <p>Theoretically, the exhaust flow would be different when the cutout is open vs closed... would that create a tuning issue?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so would this ATP turbo cutout also "just make sound" or would it make any actual power?<p>out of curiosity - why would anyone want a boost activated cut out that every time you hit full boost yoru car becomes most likely "illegally" loud.... it's jsut asking to get pulled over and hassled...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i thought about this for a second.....lol, if you hit full boost long enought to get picked out you are prolly going to get a speeding ticket too.<p>there has been a hostile mood on SS lately.... i hope this post is not taken in that light
 

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Cut out

Electric cutout is the way to go. Open it at the drag strip or road course for more power and close for the nice quiet ride home!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How would a cutout affect the tuning? <p>Theoretically, the exhaust flow would be different when the cutout is open vs closed... would that create a tuning issue?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No tuning issue. It would allow exhaust to flow more freely, which may lead to a 1 to 2 hp gain. Mainly it would just be a lot louder. It's use would primarily be for the track where the loudest exhaust wins. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> J/k.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>i thought about this for a second.....lol, if you hit full boost long enought to get picked out you are prolly going to get a speeding ticket too.<p>there has been a hostile mood on SS lately.... i hope this post is not taken in that light</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am offended... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I kid, I kid. BTW I PM'ed you back but it said you had PM's disabled. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Doc GTO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Electric cutout is the way to go. Open it at the drag strip or road course for more power and close for the nice quiet ride home!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am thinking if I do the cut out I would want it to be electronic though because otherwise it might as well be on the whole time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>On another note just got the car back, with dp and exhaust the turbo spools so much faster! Can't wait for the ECU next week!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>On another note just got the car back, with dp and exhaust the turbo spools so much faster! Can't wait for the ECU next week!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Any interest in going to Speedworld (spinworld) this weekend? My brother and I are trying to get (ourselves) organized to go to the test & tune Friday night...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Any interest in going to Speedworld (spinworld) this weekend? My brother and I are trying to get (ourselves) organized to go to the test & tune Friday night...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unfortunately not this weekend. I am headed to Savannah to get my NX kit installed along with my Aquamist. I definitely plan on going back to the track as soon as I get the car tuned with the nitrous in about a month or less. <p>When is the next time you plan on being in the neighborhood?
 

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so did you end up doing the cutout? im considering an elec. cutout when i have my DP installed and exhaust redone.
 

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Not yet. I plan on getting it done next week though. I will post some pictures and details when it gets completed.
 

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and sound clips, of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> i've been thinking aobut getting it done because of this thread [when i have my DP installed and exhaust redone]<p>which electronic cutout are you going to use?
 

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<IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0692.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Electronic part arrives tomorrow. I order it from Summit racing.<p>Link to electronic cut out. <A HREF="http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=QTP%2DQTEC30&N=700+4294923429+4294920534+115&autoview=sku" TARGET="_blank">http://store.summitracing.com/...w=sku</A><p>Link to 3" exhaust cut out: <A HREF="http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=SUM%2D670137&N=700+4294923429+4294920534+1003+115&autoview=sku" TARGET="_blank">http://store.summitracing.com/...w=sku</A><p>Hoping to have this installed Thursday. I will make sure to bring my camera this time.<p>
 

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people on VS have had mixed reviews regarding the QTP cutout.<p>anyway, get some clips and pics when you get it installed! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ive checked clips of evos/sti's with cutouts and they sound wonderful <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> and since our engine sounds a little better [imo] than either of those cars...well.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>i'm assuming it'll be welded in? becuase clamps = tacky <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>if it sounds good and works well, i'll definitely do one when i get my DP installed and exhaust redone.
 
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