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Unread 07-07-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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electric exhaust cut outs?

Has anyone ever installed the electric exhaust cut outs on their jeep? I think they would be a lot of fun, but I am unsure how well they would hold up to mud and dirt. I assume they are more designed for guys who run their cars on the street and strip.

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Unread 07-07-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Well for starters they're illegal in Nebraska and a lot of other states.

In inspection and smog states they guarantee a failure because they leak exhaust as well as dilute the exhaust with air for accurate tail pipe readings.

Even here in Arizona the law says no cut outs for the streets, but there are still muffler laws that say that a MV must be equipped with a functioning muffler. Is a muffler functioning if it's cut out? And then in some parts of the state there are the smog laws again.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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As far as legality goes, no they are not legal for street use. That is honestly of very little concern to me. I will use some basic common sense with them. Most of the time the cut outs will be closed and the exhaust will be running through regular mufflers.

I also have no smog laws or vehicle inspections to worry about.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #4
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Well filling your exhaust full of water or mud is kinda like stuffing a potato in the tailpipe, they don't run too well.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:06 AM   #5
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I'd just like to have 'em for the next time some POS Honda with a 6" diameter exhaust pulls up next to me at a traffic light...
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:09 AM   #6
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Yeah I agree, that's also when one of the flame thrower kits would be nice as well.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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IMO, I hate cutouts. They sound like **** to me, and you gain nothing if you have a good exhaust system.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 07:13 AM   #8
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IMO, I hate cutouts. They sound like **** to me, and you gain nothing if you have a good exhaust system.
^^^ This. Spend the money on a good free flowing exhaust. You'll be happier, and the Civics will still cry.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 12:12 PM   #9
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Run open side exhaust headers for a week and then decide if you still want cut outs
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Unread 07-08-2014, 12:55 PM   #10
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I've been running an open exhaust/straight headers since putting the engine in. My question is not whether or not I want cut outs, my question is if anyone has had any experience with the electronic ones. Just because I have cut outs, does not mean I will solely drive with them open. I plan on running the occasional mud race with this jeep, and want to be able to open the exhaust up for my own personal fun factor. I realize that not everyone likes the extra noise, but I do.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:05 PM   #11
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Yes, one of my cars I've had over the years had them when I bought it. They worked, but I didn't use them.
I personally enjoy running against open header setups at the track, and watching some people wonder how they got such an *** whooping from a quiet Jeep.
Just my opinion, but I don't like open headers.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:12 PM   #12
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^^^ This. Spend the money on a good free flowing exhaust. You'll be happier, and the Civics will still cry.
But you need the proper amount of back pressure


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And then in some parts of the state there are the smog laws again.
...there are ways around them too.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:25 PM   #14
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In regards to the back pressure, I am thinking about running 2.5" pipe with the flowmaster mufflers. I will ha e it exit in front of the rear tires. Is that two big of pipe for that short of an exhaust system on the cj5?
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But you need the proper amount of back pressure


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