Have a look at this. I am currently installing this little toy on my car. You can basically keep your stock exhaust and have a crazy-sounding better performing car when you need it. Besides it is cheaper then buying an exhaust. Hope mr jbrady would tell us what he thinks about it too.
Originally posted by Lvangundy Hmm. What about proper flow? If the first opens (at a sharp angle) doesn't SOME of the exhaust gas go out both ways? There's nothing to stop it from going through the mufflers too.
First of all, it is not installed at sharp angle. Secondly, it does not matter in the gasses go to the exhausts too. With valve open the flow increases drastically.
Now my list of things to buy is one item longer, this is just too cool! I love having a super quiet ride, but sometimes I want power so this looks like a great solution. Keep us posted with the results and nice find
they used to have these where you could do this by hand... you would underneath the car and open the valve by hand. Its the same thing as this, I remember Lexkost telling me something about it. Sounds pretty cool.
the grand prix guys use these and similar products a lot. The qtec is the low end of the electronic cutouts, the quality of that unit is laughable.. go for a mccords power plate.. and also put a shield under it so that sediment and rain dont get in it.. those have killed hundreds of qtec motors for GP guys.. also you will lose low end torque.. jbrady felt it would not be worth it for quartermile racing when i asked a few weeks ago..
Hey did you or anybody else try it out yet? I actually was really close to buying something very very similar off of JCWhitney. . . it was the exact same thing, except it was manually activated via a cable, like the choke on old carbs, instead of electronically activated. A bit of advice. . . if you cannot get it to fit, you may have to remove the center resonator in the middle and put it in its place. These things have been around for awhile(like 30 years) and I have heard from a few people that they are prone to leaks/whine. I'm not sure how true that is, but a small leak would likely cause a lot of noise. I'm really curious about how it actually does sound. . .
Originally posted by retrodrive Have a look at this. I am currently installing this little toy on my car. You can basically keep your stock exhaust and have a crazy-sounding better performing car when you need it. Besides it is cheaper then buying an exhaust. Hope mr jbrady would tell us what he thinks about it too.