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Username Post: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?        (Topic#80454)
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11-09-04 01:55 PM - Post#548979    

I am curious to hear from folks that have used these cutouts as to whether they have had good experiences or problems (leaking, failure to operate, etc.) with the various cutouts available. I am to a point where I need to buy a set (just can't live without those babies!).

Thanks,

Jay



 

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Nick P 
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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-09-04 04:53 PM - Post#548980    
    In response to 1957_BelAir

Oh Laszlo.......................



 
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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-09-04 04:55 PM - Post#548981    
    In response to 1957_BelAir

Jay, I looked at three different cutouts: Quicktime Performance, McCord Power Plate, and DMH Performance.

I have a friend who has the uicktime Performance cutouts, and he has had a lot of trouble with them leaking and coming apart, so I opted to look at others. I originally planned to go with a 3" cutout, so I bought a pair of the McCord Power Plates in 3". I got them and was really disappointed in the quality of the parts. The seal is made with silicone sealer smeared on the interface between the butterfly and the body. None of the machining looked very professional to me. But they were only $200.

Then I re-designed my exhaust system and decided to go with a 3.5" cutout and McCord didn't make one. So I searched some more and found DMH Performance. I ordered a pair, and even thought they cost $320 a pair, they are well worth it IMO. The machining is spectacular, and the quality is way above the other two. Dave Hacker is the owner and a really nice guy, at least via e-mail . He is an aircraft machinist and his dedication to quality really shows in his parts. The seal is made via a Viton o-ring which he says can take the temperatures. He's tested them a lot and says they should last for years. They are also easily replaceable if needed.

I have not had a chance to test the DMH cutouts yet, but I expect them to perform as good or better than any other cutout I looked at, based on my observations. Here's what mine look like:





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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-09-04 07:35 PM - Post#548982    
    In response to 1957_BelAir

I'm with Laszlo, I too have DMH cutouts and I love them. I bet I mess with them more in one month than most people would in a year. Very nicely made, and no leaks that I can hear.

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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-10-04 02:52 AM - Post#548983    
    In response to Nick P

You rang??? Looks like I was typing while you were.

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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-10-04 03:05 AM - Post#548984    
    In response to chevynut

Yup! I didn't have any info for him, but knew you had some on your car. I had seen some others elsewhere on other member cars but couldn't recall who. So. I figured you would have some info for him.



 
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Re: Electric exhaust cutouts - what is the best brand?
11-11-04 10:12 AM - Post#548985    
    In response to 1957_BelAir

I have had QTP 31/2 cut outs on my 55 for about 2 years now and have had no problems with them. I use mine every time I drive it(every weekend). Whether its some rice burner or mustang, or I am cruising down the highway, they are going to be open. As far as quality I am happy, and as far as leaking, well with the 31/2 Dynamax mufflers its kinda hard to tell.



 
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11-28-18 12:39 AM - Post#2752615    
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I think the cutouts is the worth to buy. There's a guide that helped me to choose: https://4wdlife.com/best-electric-exhaust -cutouts. It came out recently, so information in it still relevant. It is worth to spend on it 15 minutes.



 
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12-10-18 06:35 AM - Post#2754048    
    In response to JPet3127

I love my QTP cutouts, had them for about 7 years with no issues. I hooked mine up to a set of Warlock Mufflers as the Warlock have "two mufflers", one of them being a straight pipe. It was plug and play. I run them wide open each time I take the '55 out. Best money I spent on the car

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