Electric Exhaust Cutout?

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    My 2012 SHO has been a sleeper for the past year or so that I've owned it and I think I'm ready for a little rumble. I don't want to drop $1K+ for a full exhaust and initially pondered a muffler delete but it seems to cause a lot of drone.

    What if I could retain the mufflers/quiet exhaust and bypass them when I want to be loud? I'm leaning towards an electric exhaust cutout. I found a set on Amazon for $135 but they have mixed reviews (mostly about sealing in the closed position - add sealant) - BETTERCLOUD 2PCS 2.5" Electric Exhaust Catback Downpipe Cutout E-Cut Out Valve System Controller Remote Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P8LVX9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_b2VoEbXQDDXEG.

    Has anyone installed them? I'd much appreciate any feedback you can provide. Is there a better model I should buy?

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    Would like input on this as well, I've been debating on buying a set of cutouts myself.
     
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    Loving all of the ideas! Keep 'em coming. Those QTP's look like you can control the amount it opens which would be wicked cool to dial in the perfect sound.

    Now let's talk CEL's and tunes? I'm running a custom Unleashed tune for 93 octane, cooler spark plugs, cooler thermostat, CAI, and 3 bar MAP. Would I need a new/updated tune whenever I open these?

    I don't think this would throw any CEL as long as they're after the cats, right?

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    I was planning on adding these in the spring, along with full new exhaust. If you have stock exhaust you need 2.25", both links provided were for 2.5". Personally I'd stay away from no name amazon junk. Summit has a selection of brands, styles and sizes
     
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    Ok, I'm now shopping for 2.25" (thanks stripSHO). So far this is seem like the best option:

    https://www.jegs.com/i/Granatelli/467/303522D/10002/-1

    It appears to be everything I need and its a bolt on kit so I could install this in the garage with just some basic tools. I'm not really fond of having a switch for each muffler. But I could wire both to a single switch and just keep the other as a backup. I wish I could find some reviews on this cutout but I only found one on Amazon for the single cutout version (5 star).

    QTP seems to have the best reviews for cutouts but I can't find a complete kit in 2.25". Worst case I could piece one together (Y pipe + QTP cutout + downpipe + misc flanges, etc) but I'm sure that'd be well over $500-600 by the time I pieced it all together.

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    A little more research on the Granatelli and I think I'm sold. It seems to have all of her benefits of the QTP but it's much cheaper. This is probably what I'll end up buying.



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    This is probably what I’ll end up buying. :(
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    lol is right! That’s gonna be a no from me dogg.
     
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    I've decided I want the Granatelli electric cut-outs and this is what they offer in 2.25". I've marked through the single cut-out options for simpler viewing. My options are:

    - 303522D - aluminized mild steel (slip fit)
    - 302522D - stainless steel (slip fit)
    - 307522D - stainless steel (weld in)

    What would you guys get? The aluminum one is on sale at Jegs for $283.50. I can only find the stainless ones for around Granatelli's list price.

    I could install the slip fits at home. Do you think they would leak or rattle? If I went the route of a slip fit, I'd probably get the cheaper aluminumized steel one. I've never used that material on an exhaust. Any quality concerns?

    If I went the route of stainless steel I'd probably get the weld in option and just pay a shop to install them. [​IMG]

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    Just came in these are going to look nice electric cut-offs comes with remote which I'm going to program it to the Homelink inside the car. These are made very well solid
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    Definitely want to see this through. Make sure to post. What brand are those?

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