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Old 03-14-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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WHY NOT MECHANICAL CUT OUTS??

I SEE EVERYONE DEBATING OVER ALL OF THESE $500-$1000 CUT OUTS. BUT HOW COME NO ONE JUST USED THE REGULAR MECHANIC ONE? WONT IT BE MORE RELIABLE ANY WAY? THERE IS NO CHANCE OF AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. THE BEST PART IS THEY ONLY COST LIKE $80! I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS, IF ANY ONE HAS MECHANICAL CUT OUTS I WANNA KNOW HOW YOU ROUTED THE CABLE AND IF THEIR WORTH IT?!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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Do you have a link for the mechanical cutouts?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/30862/10002/-1?CT=999
THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY I HAVE SEEN...
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I SEE EVERYONE DEBATING OVER ALL OF THESE $500-$1000 CUT OUTS. BUT HOW COME NO ONE JUST USED THE REGULAR MECHANIC ONE? WONT IT BE MORE RELIABLE ANY WAY? THERE IS NO CHANCE OF AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. THE BEST PART IS THEY ONLY COST LIKE $80! I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS, IF ANY ONE HAS MECHANICAL CUT OUTS I WANNA KNOW HOW YOU ROUTED THE CABLE AND IF THEIR WORTH IT?!
I'm lazy! Just so much easier to tap a button than to pull on two cables! With the DMH cutouts - in 1-2 seconds they are open and in 1-2 seconds they are closed. Maybe I'm wrong I just see the mechanical ones being fussy to use. Not closing all the way - the cable binding - etc. On their website they even disclaim that they will probably leak. And I quote " Due to construction and the metal to metal surfaces (non-gasketed) there may not be 100% seal when in the closed/off position ".
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IM SURE SOME ONE MAKES SOME THAT HAVE A GASKET
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Also mechanical ones bring up more problems IMO. Instead of just having to run wires into the cabin you have to get a clear path from the cut outs to where you want the handle to be in the cabin so that you can run the cable.
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The TRUE old school cut outs were actually pipes welded on the exhaust that usually came out on the side and they had a metal cap that was screwed on the end . To "Un-Cap the headers you would have to unscrew the cap.

These posed a problem since the caps usually seized on the pipe.

But more to your point of WHY? a simple word is convienence......just like power windows, power door locks, power steering, fuel injection technology, MP3 players, I-phone etc........the world of cut outs has evolved.

The electric cut outs I have ( DMH) used the hole for the cigarette lighter for the switch so you really can't tell they are there. With the manual ones you would have to route the cables and make some mouting holes.

Mine seal everytime....I have had mine almost 2 years and I love them....but if these work and you like them then I say go for it.....that is the great thing about modding...Each person can do their own thing. JMHO
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I think PQ is installing these
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Well, give 'em a try and post up the results. By the way when you type in all CAPS people think you are shouting at them.
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I think PQ is installing these
He was joking.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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there are people who are running those.

there are people who are going with an even more cheap/manual system

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performan...30751/10002/-1

no motors or anything. just unbolt and go.

granted, getting to these may be an issue under the 5th gen.

its all up to what you want to do.

as far as leaks go, all cutouts/diverters/etc will leak after some point. some last longer than others.
similar to long tube headers, all will give you a boost in power, but some may give you 1 or 2 hp more than others.

if cost is an issue, run a manual cable. if you're really pinching pennies, run the capped style that I linked above.

if you are PQ... buy 6 different sets and then send them back to try something else.
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LMFAO...That is exactly what I was thinking
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #14
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My Uncle had mechanical ones back in the day. It is really old school and could be cool if you are doing a kind of "Old School" theme for the car. Do what you want! Nothing wrong with being different.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #16
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the world of cut outs has evolved
If the world of cutouts has evolved...why do they still make cars sound like a broken carbureted poorly tuned rusty 1983 pickup truck?

In my honest opinion, NOTHING sounds worse than a street car with open cutouts.
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I SEE EVERYONE DEBATING OVER ALL OF THESE $500-$1000 CUT OUTS. BUT HOW COME NO ONE JUST USED THE REGULAR MECHANIC ONE? WONT IT BE MORE RELIABLE ANY WAY? THERE IS NO CHANCE OF AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. THE BEST PART IS THEY ONLY COST LIKE $80! I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS, IF ANY ONE HAS MECHANICAL CUT OUTS I WANNA KNOW HOW YOU ROUTED THE CABLE AND IF THEIR WORTH IT?!
WHY YOU YELLING?
Reason a lot of people go with the electric is because they have become to be very reliable. Also the motor can apply more force then one could with a cable.
Some have electric controlers to allow you to customize the sound level you want etc..



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If the world of cutouts has evolved...why do they still make cars sound like a broken carbureted poorly tuned rusty 1983 pickup truck?

In my honest opinion, NOTHING sounds worse than a street car with open cutouts.
Different Stroke for Different Fokes....
Some like the sound of a V6, some like the sound of a V8, some like flowmaster some like corsa. Opinions are like a$$hol*s, everyone has one and they all stink.
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idk they make a lot of great exhausts. the straight pipe or cut out sound and tone is cool, but i would rather have a nice sounding cat back.

and i keep hearing things like what you hear here about cut outs.
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not meaning to YELL lol some people are to serious... i never thought about it being tough to close against the exhaust with mechanical...i guess new=better
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #22
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I had a put a cutout on my pos 67 rustang (back it the mid70s)it only took 2 weeks or so for the cable sieze up then I had to climb under and adjust the flap with pliers. Sucked. eventually tore it all out ,replaced with full exhaust all the way back. I would go with electric but I like the sound at the rear, not directly under you feet, so I would not use cutouts. jmo. Have fun post vids
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Cast iron doesn't last. Made my own cutout from a cadillac northstar throttle body,uses pull cable which has held out over2 years. The throttle body bearings are getting loose & rattling , which I need to replace with bushings. Would make from scratch with a scrap of 1" 6061 & stainless rod if I had to do over again. Will eventually connect to lever on custom shifter handle.
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