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      11-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Dual Exhaust Cut-Outs on 550 F10

Auto Couture Motoring installed these cutouts on my F10 right before the second set of cats. They did an awesome job...The car sounds very mean and the flaps are adjustable from inside the car via a switch...I will post a video soon. Thanks to the guys at Auto Couture for doing such a nice job...
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      11-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Awesome!
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You need to post a video, NOW!
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sound clips please!
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      11-07-2011, 03:23 AM   #5
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damn! how much did that cost?
that is an awesome setup i would like to have!
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$900 installed which is pretty cheap considering an exhaust would cost at least $2000 and up....
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Way to go!! Best of both worlds, right?
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very nice man. how long did it took?
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Way to go!! Best of both worlds, right?
exactly....
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      11-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #10
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very nice man. how long did it took?
it took about 8hrs. besides the welding, you have to run two pairs of wires into the car and cut-in a switch to control it.
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i will post a video by later tonight....
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LEAKS...?

Years ago back in the 50's and early 60's we had these on our cars. Unless they were a "bolt on" cap, they leaked....! Do these..?
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nice setup, and workmanship.
must be pretty load doo right?
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Years ago back in the 50's and early 60's we had these on our cars. Unless they were a "bolt on" cap, they leaked....! Do these..?
no leaks...there is a rubber gromet placed in a machined channel that seals the flaps to the housing.
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Here is the audio of the exhaust cutouts.....enjoy

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Love it. These two switches are perfect fo my needs

Does anyone know a shop in Los Angeles area with experience installing these cut outs?

I'm interested.
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can you snap a picture of the switch? is it clean and professional looking?
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can you snap a picture of the switch? is it clean and professional looking?
Im going to do a short video this weekend and show everything. thanks..
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a good custom muffler shop can install them (the welding part) but im still a little unclear on how to wire up the electrical.

OP, where did you tap into the electronics?

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Love it. These two switches are perfect fo my needs

Does anyone know a shop in Los Angeles area with experience installing these cut outs?

I'm interested.
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Awesome! Is that someone yelling shut up at 27 seconds???
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Awesome! Is that someone yelling shut up at 27 seconds???
lol....no...thats the servos closing the flaps....When I do the video this weekend you'll see how they exactly work....

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a good custom muffler shop can install them (the welding part) but im still a little unclear on how to wire up the electrical.

OP, where did you tap into the electronics?
From what I hear from a few different people is that these F10s dont have an actual ignition wire anywhere. 2 different people told me the same thing so we ran it staight from the (+) terminal under the hood with a fuse and ran it through the firewall. The servo motor wires come up through the left fender and then go through the firewall as well.
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