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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyg View Post
    Hey dogfish, I got chambered muffler eliminators and they sound great. Especially if I get on it. The best part is that I fly through state inspection with no problems or questions.

    Thats why I was thinking cutouts! It would have a similar sound to chambered muffler eliminators, but I could make the car stock sounding with a flick of a switch! Plus you are lucky, by me they are supper strict about any exhaust modifications. People cry when they hear the sweet sound of a V8 going thru monmouth country!
    I guess it is for a good reason. Otherwize we would have way too many ricers and their fart cans!

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    Before I got my vette, a few years back, I had a '91 Trans Am, TPI, with headers and a 3" catback. I put on an electric cut-out, a McCord Powerplate 2 and wired it into the ashtray area in the console. Completely stealth. It lasted 3 years and it worked great. But to tell you the truth, on a vette (unless you go to the track), I think the sound on an L98 would sound only like a car with no muffler, and we all know what that sounds like. That's why I opted for the chambered eliminators. Civilized when idling and cruising, but sounds pretty darn good when you open it up. Plus, for the price of quality electric cut-outs, and you definitely want to weld them in not clamp, you can get a quality set of eliminators and for a few bucks more, go for a Magnaflow or Flowmaster catback.

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    Hey Nicky G: Any chance you can post sound clips of your exhaust? I live in Middlesex County, NJ, close to you, and would love to hear the exhaust. I am planning on putting in the DMH exhaust cutouts, but have a few weeks to finalize my decision...appreciate the help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84Turbo View Post
    If you knew anything about Corvettes, you wouldn't say something that silly.
    Not really...I agree...any of those greenwood body kits (no doubt to what he was refering based on his anti-wing stance) are BF UGLY. Mechanical mods good..parts to make your vette look like a trans am...BAD!

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    im running true dual exhaust with an h-pipe, no cats, and chambered muffler eliminators. i drive my vette every day and love it, plus it attracts rice for me to burn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamison View Post
    im running true dual exhaust with an h-pipe, no cats, and chambered muffler eliminators. i drive my vette every day and love it, plus it attracts rice for me to burn!
    There aint nothing like a side order of fried rice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorvetteArchives View Post
    Not really...I agree...any of those greenwood body kits (no doubt to what he was refering based on his anti-wing stance) are BF UGLY. Mechanical mods good..parts to make your vette look like a trans am...BAD!
    He said he was "anti Greenwood". John Greenwood did more for Corvette racing and respectibility around the world than that guy could ever hope to do. That's why I called him on it. He then modified his post. I suggest you re-read the previous posts, and then tell me my response was wrong.
    I await your reply.

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    First Thread indicated:
    "I would point at you and hope you also had a spoiler/wing installed....."

    This premise clearly setup my next thread which later had to be corrected because someone couldn't compute i.e., fill in the rest of the sentence.

    "By the way unless you are driving a C5-R there shouldn't be a wing installed on a Corvette. I am anti-Greenwood"

    So if I am obviously talking about spoilers/wings, and commenting (indirectly) about how ugly as sin they are on Corvettes (C5-R exception), how in the world would you all the sudden assume I am diminishing the character of another human being. That is the most atrocious thing I have ever heard.

    Think about it…

    If someone were to say I don’t like the Lingenfelter Corvettes, does that translate into them saying, “I am anti-John Lingenfelter,” No It certainly doesn’t. It just means they are anti-something-to-do-with-his-products.

    Your rebuttal is BS, and you knew I was talking about the ugly as sin Greenwood packages and not the character of these human beings.

    If you would like to read about the history of John and Burt Greenwood (the human beings), Check out the following link:
    Greenwood Corvette - Profiles

    P.S.
    “John Greenwood did more for Corvette racing and respectibility around the world than that guy could ever hope to do.”

    Don’t jump to conclusions about people you don’t know (respectively), there is no need to be bitter and mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92BlackVette View Post
    First Thread indicated:
    "I would point at you and hope you also had a spoiler/wing installed....."

    This premise clearly setup my next thread which later had to be corrected because someone couldn't compute i.e., fill in the rest of the sentence.

    "By the way unless you are driving a C5-R there shouldn't be a wing installed on a Corvette. I am anti-Greenwood"

    So if I am obviously talking about spoilers/wings, and commenting (indirectly) about how ugly as sin they are on Corvettes (C5-R exception), how in the world would you all the sudden assume I am diminishing the character of another human being. That is the most atrocious thing I have ever heard. Oh, please. Let's not go drama queen on me. One would have to live a rather sheltered life to seriously put this in a "most atrocious" category. Once you get out of college and enter the real world (ie: taxes and responsibility), you'll get some perspective.

    Think about it…

    If someone were to say I don’t like the Lingenfelter Corvettes, does that translate into them saying, “I am anti-John Lingenfelter,” No It certainly doesn’t. It just means they are anti-something-to-do-with-his-products.
    Your argument makes no sense. To mirror your original statement, you would have to leave off the Corvette modifier in your first Lingenfelter statement. Different meaning entirely. (Hopefully you're not an English major.)
    Your rebuttal is BS, and you knew I was talking about the ugly as sin Greenwood packages and not the character of these human beings.

    If you would like to read about the history of John and Burt Greenwood (the human beings), Check out the following link:
    Greenwood Corvette - Profiles

    Have read about him for years. He was one of my racing heroes as a kid. That's why I wasn't impressed about your original comment.
    P.S.
    “John Greenwood did more for Corvette racing and respectibility around the world than that guy could ever hope to do.”

    Don’t jump to conclusions about people you don’t know (respectively), there is no need to be bitter and mean.
    I'm on this forum from time to time. Feel free to update us on your international racing series successes and contributions to Corvette technology.

    (Cliff note: Lighten up, kid. There's bigger stuff in life to get greatly offended by than disagreements on this forum.)

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    Depends on lots of stuff.

    As exhaust gas cools, it gets heavier, and more dense, and harder to push.

    With cutouts, less gases are pushing to the tailpipe tips, and there's even further cooling, and more resistance from THAT exit.

    If the cutouts are tuned for this, no problem.

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