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Old 06-16-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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Exhaust E-Cutout Placement

Hey everyone. So I have decided that I want to do an electric cutout on my exhaust system. I'd like to have the original stock sound for cruising and not sounding obnoxious, but still get a loud, aggressive, crackly sound for car meets, empty parking garages, tunnels, and underpasses. Here's where I need help.

1) What diameter pipe kit do I need to buy?

2) Where should I install it?

3) Will I pass inspection?

4) Do you have any suggestions on wiring it up?

5) Do I really need to pipe the exhaust out from under the car?

Oh, and while I'm at it, I'd really like to get some nice exhaust tips for the OEM tailpipes. Any suggestions there?

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Old 06-16-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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1. 323 has a single, 2.5" outside diameter pipe I believe.

2. I would install the cut-out between the resonator and the rear muffler. That will still be plenty loud, but won't be annoying to other people.

3. No idea.

4. Whatever cutout you get should come with a wiring diagram. If not, they are probably all over the internet.

5. Probably don't need to pipe it out from under the car. Most don't.

As for tips, that is tricky. The tips on the stock muffler are staggered in length. Check ebay for staggered tips.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #3
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As for tips, that is tricky. The tips on the stock muffler are staggered in length. Check ebay for staggered tips.
I'm like 90% sure they are equal length. The problem is that they are not circular. They are round on the sides, but flat on the top and bottom.
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