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Old 08-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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How to Install QTP Electric Cutouts

2010 Camaro Oval Low Profile Electric Cutouts + 10200 install:



Install cutouts:
1. Noting which way MUST face up, bolt the oval valve to the oval pipe
2. again noting which way MUST face up, Position assembly in desired location on exhaust and roughly mark location on exhaust piping. Ensure adequate clearance for all sides of the valve and motor. Repeat for both sides. Mark oval pipes for left and right side.

3. Draw line marking cut angle, cut oval pipe and notch oval pipe to stock exhaust using a tubing notcher or grinder. to fit stock exhaust tubing.



NOTE: The following directions assume the availability of a plasma cutter, See ALTERNATE for non plasma cutter procedure
4. Tack weld oval tubes to stock exhaust

5. Loosen front exhaust clamps, remove the 4 bolts for the center cross member and remove cross member.

6. Slide off exhaust hangers and carefully guide exhaust out of the car

7. With exhaust removed, finish weld both oval pipes.
8. Using a plasma cutter, cut the stock exhaust inside the oval pipe, being carefully not to cut the oval pipe

9. Using a die grinder or drill with grinding bit, smooth out the inside cut

10. Reinstall the exhaust on the car
11. Bolt the valve and gasket to the oval pipe using red thread locker on all bolts
ALTERNATE:
4. Trace inside and outside of oval pipe in desired location of stock exhaust
5. Loosen front exhaust clamps, remove the 4 bolts for the center cross member and remove cross member.
6. Slide off exhaust hangers and carefully guide exhaust out of the car

7. Drill hole in center of cutout area, using a cutoff wheel/jigsaw, trim as close to the trim line as possible.
8. Center oval pipe over hole, tack then finish weld in place
9. Using a die grinder or drill with grinding bit, smooth out the inside cut

10. Reinstall the exhaust on the car
11. Bolt the valve and gasket to the oval pipe using red threadlocker



Removal of center console,
Tools required
P2 phillips head screwdriver
7mm socket/wrench
Note: This was performed on a 6spd auto car equipped with the 4 pack gauge cluster, procedure for manual car may vary.

1.Start at the front (closest to the radio) and working your way back pop out console side panels

2. Remove the 2 screws on each side of the rear panel and remove rear panel

3. Remove the 3 top screws that were under the rear panel

4. Unplug pigtails for cigarette lighter and usb port, unclip and push cigarette lighter and usb port out of console.


5. From the bottom, push up on the clips securing the 4 pack gauge cluster to release cluster

6. Disconnect pigtail for gauge cluster and remove. (place shifter in drive for clearance)

7. Remove 4 bolts and 1 screw securing shifter to console

8. Pop shifter trim up and hold out of way

9. remove screw at the front of the console on each side

10. Remove console (there is a clip under the cup holder that will release with light pressure).

Install cutout wiring
1. Drill a hole in the center of the transmission tunnel heat shield to secure intermediate wire too.
2. Route passenger side Intermediate wire under passenger side heat shield, and over the transmission tunnel heat shield securing it with cable tie to the hole drilled in step one.
3. Route both passenger and driver side intermediate wires under driver side heat shield toward driver side drain plug

4. Remove door sill plastic trim and lift carpet away from drain plug
5. Drill a 1/2" hole in center of drain plug

6. Run both wires through this hole and into interior


7 run Iwires under carpet and to center console near cup holder


Install controller
1. The cigarette lighter pigtail is ideal for a power source as it is only hot when the key is on.
2. Splice into the factory pigtail using wire taps, (Green w/ white tracer is +, Black is -)

3. Crimp disconnect terminals onto end of tap wires (alternating connector ends to avoid backwards hookup)

4. Feed controller harness through factory hole in center console compartment

5. Lay center console back in car, connect Iwires to controller and route controller wires towards back of console.
6. Crimp matching disconnect terminals onto controller power wires (yellow trigger wire not used) connect to power tap wires and test for operation.
Reverse console disable procedure for reassembly.


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Old 08-24-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Great write-up
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the write up!
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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Wow. Seems like a lot of work
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #5
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Wow. Seems like a lot of work
Its not that hard. The result it is way worth it
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #6
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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Dual Oval Cutouts are only $365.00
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:08 PM   #8
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Bought a pair of 3" rounds + electronic control. Took my 2ss/rs to Stainless Works for the custom work. Couldn't be more pleased with the sound. They were put on the stainless exhaust I already had on the car.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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Its not that hard. The result it is way worth it
Hmmmm... I'm not sure how you say it's not that hard or not that much work. I agree, I could do it. But not everyone has a lift, ability to remove entire stock system, stainless tig welder, palsma cutter, pipe notcher........ So really, this is a professional install only project. Good looking product. Don't get me wrong - I like cut-outs. For me, IMHO, there's a better alternative. Still, this rocks
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Had a friend tell me that cut outs and straight pipes cause damage to valves.....Is there any truth to this? Would the difference in back pressure cause the computer to change engine settings/performance?
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:12 AM   #11
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Had a friend tell me that cut outs and straight pipes cause damage to valves.....Is there any truth to this? Would the difference in back pressure cause the computer to change engine settings/performance?
That's old folklore. I ran a Qtec on my 02 Formula for a long time, then I went with TSP true X-Piped Duals with bullets that are straight through mufflers, so no back pressure with those either. Never had any problems with burnt valves.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:37 AM   #12
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Had a friend tell me that cut outs and straight pipes cause damage to valves.....Is there any truth to this? Would the difference in back pressure cause the computer to change engine settings/performance?
We have over 50,000 units out in the field and not one car burnt the valves. Old wives tale. Does not have a major effect on the computer.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:58 PM   #13
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Got them installed and it sounds great! What I like about them is that YOU control where, when and how loud you want it. On long trips, keep them closed. At the car show, open 100%. Ran the wires myself and I was able to run them up the center console without taking the gauges or the shifter apart. First mod and more to come!!
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:41 AM   #14
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Got them installed and it sounds great! What I like about them is that YOU control where, when and how loud you want it. On long trips, keep them closed. At the car show, open 100%. Ran the wires myself and I was able to run them up the center console without taking the gauges or the shifter apart. First mod and more to come!!
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We are happy to hear you are enjoying our cutouts. Send us some pictures of you car and of the install. Also if you have any video we can put it up in our customer sections.

Keep it Loud!
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Putting mine in tomorrow,hope they are as good as avertised. Best comprimise I could find to keep the family happy. Open when it's the son and I and closed with the wife and daughter. Now since It's me driving 98% of the time you can guess which position it will be in the majority of the time.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:16 AM   #16
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I assume these void warranty big time, huh?
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:25 AM   #17
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I assume these void warranty big time, huh?
All depends on the dealer. By law it should only void your exhaust system warranty.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:36 AM   #18
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wow is all I can say

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We are happy to hear you are enjoying our cutouts. Send us some pictures of you car and of the install. Also if you have any video we can put it up in our customer sections.

Keep it Loud!
These are amazing. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about what a difference those 2 little valves make. I installed yesterday but had to make an adjustment this morning. Weld shop installed the valves and were not as concerned as they should have been. End result was the valves were hitting something. It took me all of 1 hr to remove both sides and reposition them correctly. I played with them the rest of the day and now I know where I need to be with the opening depending on my location. Forget putting the switch in the center console. I put the toggle right next to the traction control button.
You can't realistically drive everywhere with them wide open. I was making several changes per drive. I love it,my son loves it. I drove by a high school football field with the team practicing and jumped on it a bit. Needless to say all heads turned and they threw their arms up in approval. I can't wait to have this dynoed. I'll make sure it's dynoed at different opening so I can show the results. Possibly next weekend. Great product.
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Too much mod for me ,seems like a lot of work for 18hp,sounds great .
I would do a mod like that when I'll need a new exhaust system.
Nice color of car though!!LOL
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Too much mod for me ,seems like a lot of work for 18hp,sounds great .
I would do a mod like that when I'll need a new exhaust system.
Nice color of car though!!LOL
My thoughts from the start was this car is too quite. I was searching for an exhaust system but I definately was getting the wife vibe that it wouldn't be in the best interest to pursue that course. So being able to keep 2 people happy just made sense. For the average person I'll admit it's not something they might want to handle. I happen to be in a profession that makes this easier for me. So I now have the wife and daughter who still enjoy riding in it and then myself and my son who like to kick it up a knotch.
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Are the Oval.. or the Round installs easier to install (EX. less cutting / welding)
I don't have half the tools mentioned on here... especially a Plasma cutter much less the experience with welding.... soooo this install will be interesting.
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Ject,
Get the welding and the cutting done at a muffler shop or garage. They should only charge you no more than 2hrs labour because the car is new it has no rust which makes it easy for them and they know what to do. Give them the QTP web site so they can see the installation video. I ran the wires myself before getting the car to the shop. It isn't a hard job but take your time because you will use sharp or pointy tools and you don't want to scratch your ride or even puncture your seats. You will love them for sure I know I do!! Good luck and keep us posted.
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Are the Oval.. or the Round installs easier to install (EX. less cutting / welding)
I don't have half the tools mentioned on here... especially a Plasma cutter much less the experience with welding.... soooo this install will be interesting.
We only sell the ovals for the new camaro. The standard ones do not fit correctly. Any good muffler shop can do this install. And if your close to to NJ we do installs as well.
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awesome step by step QTP ! ,another great product !
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Thanks for the info i got the parts and will have it on the car by monday will post some pics as soon as it is done, Will be at SEMA by Sunday,
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