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      04-22-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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Installed Electric Cutouts

Hey guy and gals,

I just wanted to share. I had my DMH electric cutouts installed today with the help of CES Motorsport! I also had a rogue short shifter installed.

Let me know what you all think? I have some more pictures and videos to come!


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I think that's super cool. Just wondering how much it would cost and if it would be worth doing considering the labor work.
-Still i think it's awesome to have an extra button to push that will reveal more of the beast!
*Thanks for the video
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Nice! I just did the race ready, what is DMH? Where did you put your switch?

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I think that's super cool. Just wondering how much it would cost and if it would be worth doing considering the labor work.
-Still i think it's awesome to have an extra button to push that will reveal more of the beast!
*Thanks for the video

It cost me about $700 labor and material. I did the wiring myself. I wanted the best of both worlds. Nice and reserved if I'm on a date or an awesome sound when out with the guys.

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very cool!
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Nice! I just did the race ready, what is DMH? Where did you put your switch?

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DMH is another manufacturer of electric cutouts. They have a 4 year warranty. The valve is manufactured here in the US. I ran the wires under the heat shields, up throught the center console, tapped the power source through the lighter plug, and drilled a hole in my ashtray for the switch. If I didn't pointit out you wouldn't notice it! Plus if I want to go back to stock all I have to do is by a new ashtray and no one would notice anything. I will post pictures in the next day or so. Here's one more video

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that is pretty cool
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Glad someone finally got a video up. My lazy ass hasn't been able to source a camera
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DMH is the way to go IMO. It open and close FAST, and its great quality what I know. My friend has been running his DMH EC on his STI for 2 years this summer, no problem whatsoever. Only issue he had once was that one wire melted from the exhaustheat due to lazy wiring.
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Very Cool!
Thanks for the vid!
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Very cool, indeed.
Can you please post more info on your setup?

I assume it's the dual cutout, 2.5" design?

Here is the link to their homepage.
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Very cool, indeed.
Can you please post more info on your setup?

I assume it's the dual cutout, 2.5" design?

Here is the link to their homepage.
http://www.dmhperformance.com/index.html
Yes it's the DMH 2.5" dual cutout. I had CES Motorsport install them.

http://www.cesmotorsport.com/

Here are some pics and video with AA X-pipe with HFC's installed. This made a big difference in sound and power; however, with the AA X-pipe and HFC's it is very loud with the valves open. It is deffinately not for everyone but with a push of the button the sound is totaly acceptable for daily driving.



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I wish I had known about these when I did mine as they seem to actuate a lot faster. Not a big deal though. The only time I close them is on long highway trips when I want to focus on my music
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NIce job, much nicer what I ended up with - have not had a chance to iterate on it:

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Are there any perfomace gains out of cutting the exhaust short with this mod.
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Are there any perfomace gains out of cutting the exhaust short with this mod.
For sure! It bypasses the restrictive OEM muffler completely.

OP, that sound is amazing!! Sounds like a monster.
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I am by no means exhaust expert, don't flame me!

Is it possible to put this solution closer to the engine exhaust manifold to have bigger booooooooooom and consequently less restriction and more gain?
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I am by no means exhaust expert, don't flame me!

Is it possible to put this solution closer to the engine exhaust manifold to have bigger booooooooooom and consequently less restriction and more gain?
I asked the same question but no response.

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NIce job, much nicer what I ended up with - have not had a chance to iterate on it:

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Thanks! The guy that did the piping and welding does work for race teams. His welding is amazing!
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Is it possible to put this solution closer to the engine exhaust manifold to have bigger booooooooooom and consequently less restriction and more gain?
Once you get to a certain point you can have to little restriction and loose low end torque.

Plus I didn't want to have exhaust coming in the car so I had them placed after the axle.

Furthermore, if you put the car up on a lift and look around there isn't much room anywhere else to place the valves.
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Cool. Glad more people are doing cutouts. Its a awesome mod. A lot of work though!

I used race ready cutouts. I wouldnt recommend them. When it gets to be 40deg F they literally stop working. The company is unsupportive so fu RRP! Anyone considering buying Race Ready Valves should read this first: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...40#post9589740

Anyway, cutouts will give a little (5-10hp) HP but you will lose about the same amount of torque. I know this because I dyno'ed my car in both configs. I would guess that the closer you got to the headers, the more HP you'd gain and torque you'd lose, but thats just a guess. Either way, I cant feel the difference when they are open or closed.

BTW, do you get drone at around 3000 rpm? I'd think this config would drone a little bit.
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