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Exhaust Cutout - Cut It Out

How To Install Exhaust Cutouts

Everybody knows that a choked-up exhaust system hurts engine performance, which means slower e.t.'s at the dragstrip.

Freeing up the exhaust system by upgrading to a dual exhaust pipe setup with better-flowing mufflers is a step in the right direction, but running open headers eliminates exhaust backpressure and delivers more power and better quarter-mile times. Even though running open headers at the dragstrip is cool, crawling under the car to drop the exhaust pipes is a real hassle. Plus, by the time you're finished uncorking your rig, your hands and clothes are a complete mess.

Exhaust cutouts are a quick and easy way to run open headers without going through the hassle of jerking the entire exhaust system. After splicing cutouts into your exhaust system, simply undo a few wing nuts on race day, and you're ready for action. When you're finished racing and ready to go home, put the block-off plates back on and tighten the wing nuts--that's it, you're done. Although the concept of running exhaust cutouts has been around (and popular) since the '50s, most cutout setups are a real butcher job. Now a company called Quikie Racing has easy-to-install cutouts that work great and are simple to use. We installed a set on project Cheap Street Chevelle, and we're having a lot of fun using them.

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Quikie Racing
Dept. CC
5973 Linworth Rd.
Worthington
OH  43085
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