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Old 04-02-2010, 11:51:27 AM   #1
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cable exhaust cutouts

has anyone here ever used cable exhaust cut outs?

im looking into buying just a cheap set of cable exhaust cut outs such as

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mr-Ga...fAcc essories

as anyone used these specifically, or have an extra set, or have an comments/warning/suggestions on them?

iv heard cable exhaust cut outs get rusted alot and dont work has that happened to anybody? i wouldnt be driving in any weather


or is something like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Exhau...item414b413e51

will work just as well

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:56:00 PM   #2
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has anyone here ever used cable exhaust cut outs?

im looking into buying just a cheap set of cable exhaust cut outs such as

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mr-Gasket-Exhaust-Cut-Out-5424_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4cee8f2051QQitemZ3 30419871825QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAcc essories

as anyone used these specifically, or have an extra set, or have an comments/warning/suggestions on them?

iv heard cable exhaust cut outs get rusted alot and dont work has that happened to anybody? i wouldnt be driving in any weather


or is something like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Exhaust-Cutout-Cast-Iron-NEW_W0QQitemZ280435441233QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors _Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item414b413e51

will work just as well


i used to run cable style cut outs in the 70's but they didn't seal all that well and trying to weld cast iron to muffler pipe is kinda tricky !!!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:03:58 PM   #3
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Well the guy that helps me with my project is a professional welder, and I'm in high school if it doesn't seal all the way and is louder all the time I'm happy.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:55:32 PM   #4
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I used cable cutouts years ago, and eventually the cables or plates stick and you either can't get them open or can't get them shut. Nothing but a hassle.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:34:38 PM   #5
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If you want some cheap cable cutouts just go to jeg's they now have them in
2 1/2" size.

If you want to make some cheap why not try and use to 90mm GM electric throttle bodies and use the TAC with a switch to make them cheap. you could also use some cable t-bodies and run a cable to them and they are spring loaded.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:48:57 PM   #6
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i found a place to buy them cheap, $27 shipped off ebay per side, for cast iron cable cutouts. but are they to cheap? i dont want to get into the electric ones because they could easily be litterly 10x the cost for both sides
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:03:36 PM   #7
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NO NO and Hell NO. I put them on my Camaro. I hated them, They would open up on one bank and make the car sound like crap. No NO NO NO NO

don't waste the money.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:24:51 PM   #8
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i found a place to buy them cheap, $27 shipped off ebay per side, for cast iron cable cutouts. but are they to cheap? i dont want to get into the electric ones because they could easily be litterly 10x the cost for both sides


don't get them ........they don't seal worth $#$&^&%* and you'll have nothing but problems .why not just get a set of 3 bolt flange cut outs and this is what is on my camaro and takes less than 5 minutes to remove both caps


here's my set up :

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:32:17 AM   #9
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Cable-operated exhaust cutouts are crapola for all the reasons stated above. Do like Muscl Car says. Use stainless steel hardware to hold the cap on so you can get it on and off easily for years,
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:47:26 AM   #10
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And lock washers, don't forget lock washers.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:28:54 AM   #11
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Do the eletric or the ones like muslce car has
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:42:48 AM   #12
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i think ill go with the ones muslce car has, thanks for everyones help
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:36:17 PM   #13
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I used cable operated cut outs on mine, had to use such a heavy spring to stop them rattling that I couldn't open them with the cables!!
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