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Old 05-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Is the exhaust fuse pull worth tearing the trunk apart?

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Yes.. Pulling the liner is not as bad as you think.. Just a reminder, when u pull the fuse and decide to leave it off, the outer exhaust tips will turn black from the exhaust and the inner ones will stay relatively clean..
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Absolutely! It takes all of 5 mins to do and doesn't really require the trunk to be "torn apart".
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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What's the point of the fuse pull for exhaust?
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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What's the point of the fuse pull for exhaust?
To leave the flaps open all the time(louder) on dual mode exhaust.

and yes it's worth it. Did it this morning, and took about 5-10 minutes
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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quiet everone please

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To leave the flaps open all the time(louder) on dual mode exhaust.

and yes it's worth it. Did it this morning, and took about 5-10 minutes
my question is, what if dont like the loud sound during start up and wish the car was much quieter? is there any modification to make the exhaust system quieter? help please
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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Fuse in or out the valve is always open at start up. The valve closes when only when driving.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:55 AM   #8
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Honestly, maybe I drive like an a$$hole or something, but I haven't been overly impressed with the fuse pull, like what's the point. Headers will be here this week, then to powder coaters, and on sometime shortly after, I'll probably put the fuse back at that point if not before. We'll see. I love the sound of the factory exhaust, but I want a little louder. As hard as it may be to really capture exhaust sound on a camera and then post it here, the ones I've heard that had headers, high flow cats, and factory cat back with the fuse still in sounded pretty good to me.


That being stated, it's not that big a deal to get to it, and after driving today and paying more attention, definitely more pop
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #9
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With the headers you will probably want to put the fuse back in for highway cruising. If you do not the drone is very loud with headers on highway cruising. I would probably do the Mild to Wild controller if you get headers so you can still be loud around town but enjoy a highway trip.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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Pulled the fuse this morning. Much easier than I thought. I like it except the exhaust pops on almost every shift now.....may put it back in.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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the pops are the best part.. actually miss that sound now. with the cam and heads and headers I dont get that sound any more.

I leave mine open 99% of the time with the M2W but it is nice when trying to creep into the garage at the GFs townhome and in my neighborhood late at night.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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the pops are the best part.. actually miss that sound now. with the cam and heads and headers I dont get that sound any more.

I leave mine open 99% of the time with the M2W but it is nice when trying to creep into the garage at the GFs townhome and in my neighborhood late at night.
Screw that, I love waking neighbors with either my car or my bike. I've had loud vehicles for a long time. My dad, years ago, would tell me that my dog would hear my truck from a half mile away and go sit and wait for me at the door every single night when I got off work. Which I knew she was there when I walked in, but I didn't know the ritual of her perking her ears when I crested the hill and then as soon as I crossed the street, 1/4 mile out, she ran to the door and sat and waited.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #13
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Screw that, I love waking neighbors with either my car or my bike. I've had loud vehicles for a long time. My dad, years ago, would tell me that my dog would here my truck from a half mile away and go sit and wait for me at the door every single night when I got off work. Which I knew she was there when I walked in, but I didn't know the ritual of her perking her ears when I crested the hill and then as soon as I crossed the street, 1/4 mile out, she ran to the door and sat and waited.
lol that's pretty inconsiderate of you
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #14
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lol that's pretty inconsiderate of you
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #15
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I just pulled the fuse a few days ago, and I like the sound much more. My wife even likes the sound more. I just drove the car from South Carolina to Ohio, and on the highway it's still pretty quiet, which is nice.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #16
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Pulled the fuse and like the increase of sound. BUT sometimes it is nice to have the flaps closed. Like a leisurely highway cruise or when the other half is in the car. Some of you are blessed with a girl who loves the loudness but sadly I'm not! Have been in and out of the trunk a few times now so it's Mild2Wild for me! I like the fact that you can program the homelink buttons. I will gladly go spend the hundred dollars to have the convenience of not going in and out of the trunk repeatedly.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #18
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where is this fuse located?this gonna be my very first mod to the car.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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I drove from SC to OH, drove around for a couple weeks, then drove back to SC with the fuse pulled. It was still nice and quiet on the highway. I only notice a difference when I'm going slow in a parking lot or neighborhood. I like it!
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:13 PM   #20
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I drove from SC to OH, drove around for a couple weeks, then drove back to SC with the fuse pulled. It was still nice and quiet on the highway. I only notice a difference when I'm going slow in a parking lot or neighborhood. I like it!

Where in SC?

OP, I pulled my fuse the second day I had my ZL1. Quick and easy.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #21
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is the exhaust fuse pull only for ZL1 or can i do that with the V6 as well? sorry I'm a noob
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is the exhaust fuse pull only for ZL1 or can i do that with the V6 as well? sorry I'm a noob
Anyone with the NPP dual mode exhaust. The v6 doesn't have that.
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Anyone with the NPP dual mode exhaust. The v6 doesn't have that.
Ah ok thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #24
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Where in SC?

OP, I pulled my fuse the second day I had my ZL1. Quick and easy.
We live in the Greenville area.
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Anyone with the NPP dual mode exhaust. The v6 doesn't have that.
It is an option for the V6 in 2013.
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