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OEM stock turbo - exhaust cutout

marc5800

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Ottawa
Has anyone done an exhaust cutout to see if there are any measurable gains that could be had?
In order words, if by passing the OEM catback provided better spool and power gains with an aftermarket DP?

I've heard of a few IS20/IS38 guys doing exhaust cutouts and they mentioned gaining some power. Not sure if anyone else can back this up?
I'm currently looking at the ECS exhaust cutout (vacuum actuated)
 

DSC808

Autocross Champion
Location
HI State
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE MT
GTIJake recommends dumping it out of the hood. Also defrost your windscreen as well 👍
 

CoryJo

Go Kart Champion
Location
Hanford. CA
Car(s)
mk7 gti autobahn pp
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/qtp-electric-cutout-install.347395/

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/exhaust-cutouts.331357/

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/electric-cutout-advice.347344/

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...t-cutouts-engage-loud-and-quiet-modes.353265/

i say go for it if thats what you really want. it doesn't sound good, but the engines arent known for their particularly wonderful exhaust note

it makes more power. thats the bottom line. and .. more power is good. if you are okay with it being loud.

louder, and faster, at least its controllable.
 

CoryJo

Go Kart Champion
Location
Hanford. CA
Car(s)
mk7 gti autobahn pp
.02HP I’m sure.
Douche sounding car, priceless.

the car already sounds like shit, and a cut out makes verified more HP than an intake< which everyone buys for noise and power.

i dont see the issue, why shit on the dudes post.?
 

OceanJack

Go Kart Newbie
Location
NJ/NYC metro
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
I have a feeling it'll make some decent gains, there's a dude on Instagram with a corn flower mk7.5 with a hood exit and is38.

Sounds like shit but sure moves out.
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia & NC
Car(s)
2016 TR GTI S 6MT
Once you go with a bigger turbo than stock, it doesn't sound like shit. I love the way my car sounds. It's not loud at all when driving normal until I floor it, then it screams but not that annoying Honda fart can kind of scream.
 

marc5800

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Ottawa

CoryJo

Go Kart Champion
Location
Hanford. CA
Car(s)
mk7 gti autobahn pp

marc5800

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Ottawa
Hoon saw 10 whp all the way through the curve, pump gas is38.

im sure there is more to be had with a hybrid, or higher boost levels, but the end result is more power.. and its cheaper than a full exhaust.
Exactly

Daily driving with it open is obnoxious and unbearable tho?
 

CoryJo

Go Kart Champion
Location
Hanford. CA
Car(s)
mk7 gti autobahn pp
Exactly

Daily driving with it open is obnoxious and unbearable tho?
only you can make that decision, and you wont know until you get there, no one can tell you what it is going to sound like to you. i do think there are other places you can spend your money first. but then again its your build/project/vision..

it will be loud. and it wont sound great. but its not meant for that. it was intended for times when all out power required,
 
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