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Build-Your-Own Universal Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout Kit - Single Cutout

Increase HP/TQ and activate a full race exhaust with the flip of a switch, with our ECS Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout
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Build-Your-Own Universal Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout Kit - Single Cutout

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76.2mm / 3.0" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 76.2mm / 3.0" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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65mm / 2.56" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 65mm / 2.56" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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63.5mm / 2.5" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 63.5mm / 2.5" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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60mm / 2.362" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 60mm / 2.362" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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55mm / 2.165" Exhaust Cutout - Right-hand Exit
Slips over your 55mm / 2.165" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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76.2mm / 3.0" Exhaust Cutout - Left-hand Exit
Slips over your 76.2mm / 3.0" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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63.5mm / 2.5" Exhaust Cutout - Left-hand Exit
Slips over your 63.5mm / 2.5" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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55mm /2.165" Exhaust Cutout - Left-hand Exit
Slips over your 55mm / 2.165" OD pipe. Please measure your exhaust before ordering!
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Rocker Switch & Exhaust Valve Installation Kit (Single Valve)
Open and close your exhaust valve with this universal rocker switch. Includes vacuum solenoid, vacuum hose, check valve and wiring harness for universal installation.
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Schwaben Exhaust Pipe Cutter
Cut exhaust pipes with ease in tight areas with this professional grade exhaust pipe cutter
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Product Details

If you've been shopping for a freer-flowing, louder exhaust system to enhance power and sound but are concerned about all the drawbacks, the ECS Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout is the perfect solution to have it all! 

Keep your original, peaceful exhaust system for comfortable, daily driving, then press the switch "of your choice" for a FULL RACE exhaust system to increase horsepower, torque and sound! Experience the fun of driving with our exhaust cutout from the moment you hit the switch! You'll have head's turning every time you open the valve. 

Designed and engineered by our in-house Engineering Team, we spec'd out a unique vacuum-actuated exhaust valve for it's integrity and durable operation. Rather than using an electronic valve, our pneumatic actuator is less prone to failures and other corresponding issues that plague electronic-driven exhaust valves.  

Choose your switch style between our Universal Key Fob Remote Switch (which can also be programmed to your HomeLink buttons, if equipped) or Universal Rocker Switch for convenient placement wherever desired. 

 

PART DESIGN

  • Exhaust Cutout and the included Exhaust Clamps are T304 Stainless Steel for corrosion resistance 

  • No welding required, can be installed in your driveway using basic tools (grinder w/ cutoff, sawzall or hand-held exhaust pipe cutter along with standard socket/wrench set)

  • Compact design, requires very little space, and exhibits excellent flow characteristics

  • Turn down tip provides a clean appearance, great sound and keeps exhaust soot directed towards the ground

  • Requires only ~8in/Hg of manifold vacuum to open exhaust valve

    • Vacuum actuated, requires post-throttle body intake manifold vacuum source for activation

  • No loss in ground clearance (dependant on install placement)

 

KIT CONTENTS

  • Each Exhaust Cutout Kit includes the following:
    • ECS Tuning Exhaust Cutout (Choose left side or right side exit)
      • Vacuum-Actuated Exhaust Cutout Y-pipe, with actuator and valve 
      • Exhaust Clamps - QTY 2
    • Installation Kit (Choose your activation switch)
      • Vacuum Solenoid (2mm nipple)
      • Brass Tee Fitting (2mm nipple)
      • Vacuum Check Valve (2mm nipple)
      • Silicone Vacuum Hose (2mm ID x 16.5' length)

 

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • By eliminating major restrictions in your exhaust system and allowing your engine to breath with greater ease your engine will develop more power with a wide open exhaust note to go with it!

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Our R&D Team tested multiple designs on several vehicles to ensure only the highest quality Exhaust Valve is delivered to you. With tens of thousands of combined miles in all driving conditions, including harsh winters with salty environments, we can confidently provide you with a durable, performance solution. 

  • These ECS Cutouts were designed, engineered, tested and quality inspected by our Research and Development team in our Wadsworth, Ohio facility. We strive for the highest level of precision and quality through leading edge product development technology including FARO laser scanning for reverse engineering and quality inspection, SolidWorks 3D CAD modelling and rigorous long term product testing.

 

INSTALLATION AND SUPPORT

  • Be sure to check your local laws and regulations before purchasing this exhaust cutout. This is intended for off-road use only!

  • REQUIREMENT: Post-throttle body intake manifold vacuum source needed to activate exhaust valve. You will need to tap into an external vacuum source or purchase of a boost/vacuum tap, depending on engine configuration. 

  • With our compact design only 12.5" of straight tubing and approximately 9" of available width is needed for intended installation. Flared ends allow for ease of install and minor mishaps for cut length. Can be installed in your driveway using basic tools like our Schwaben hand-held exhaust pipe cutter - ES3106581.

  • Please measure the outside diameter of the exhaust tubing at the intended installed location. Our cutout slips over the exhaust pipe for a clamp on installation. 

Previous Revisions
  • 020923ECS01-01
  • 020923ECS01-02K
  • 020923ECS01-02
  • 020923ECS02-01KT
  • 020923ECS02-02KT
  • 020923ECS01-03
  • 020923ECS02-03KT
  • 020923ECS01-04
  • 020923ECS01-05
  • 020923ECS01-06
  • 020923ECS01-08
  • 020923ECS01-09
  • 020923ECS03-03KT
  • 020923ECS03-02KT
  • 020923ECS03-01KT
  • 020923ECS02-04KT
  • 020923ECS03-04KT

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Volkswagen Alltrack All 1.8T Gen3
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Volkswagen Atlas FWD 2.0T Gen3
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Volkswagen Beetle All 1.8T Gen3
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Volkswagen Beetle All 2.0T Gen3
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Volkswagen Cabrio III All 2.0
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Volkswagen CC 4Motion VR6
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Volkswagen Corrado All G60
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Volkswagen Golf I Convertible 8v
Volkswagen Golf I Convertible Diesel
Volkswagen Golf I Pickup 8v
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Volkswagen Golf I Rabbit 8v
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Volkswagen Golf II All 16v
Volkswagen Golf II All 8v
Volkswagen Golf II All Diesel
Volkswagen Golf III All 2.0
Volkswagen Golf III All TDI
Volkswagen Golf III All VR6 12v
Volkswagen Golf IV All 1.8T
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Volkswagen Golf IV All TDI
Volkswagen Golf IV All VR6 12v
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Volkswagen Golf R All 2.0T
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Volkswagen Golf VI All TDI
Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3
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Volkswagen Golf VII R 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
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Volkswagen Golf VII SportWagen Facelift 4Motion 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Golf VII SportWagen Facelift FWD 1.4T
Volkswagen Golf VII SportWagen Facelift FWD 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta I All 8v
Volkswagen Jetta I All Diesel
Volkswagen Jetta II All 16v
Volkswagen Jetta II All 8v
Volkswagen Jetta II All Diesel
Volkswagen Jetta III All 2.0
Volkswagen Jetta III All TDI
Volkswagen Jetta III All VR6 12v
Volkswagen Jetta IV All 1.8T
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Volkswagen Jetta IV All 2.0
Volkswagen Jetta IV All TDI
Volkswagen Jetta IV All VR6 12v
Volkswagen Jetta IV All VR6 24v
Volkswagen Jetta IV GLI All 1.8T
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Volkswagen Jetta V All 2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 1.4T Hybrid
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Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.4T Hybrid
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.8T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0L
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0T Gen3 GLI
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift TDI
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sportwagen 2.0T
Volkswagen Jetta VI Sportwagen 2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta VII GLI 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Jetta VII Sedan 1.4T
Volkswagen New Beetle All 1.8T
Volkswagen New Beetle All 16v
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Volkswagen New Beetle All TDI
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Volkswagen R32 MKV All 3.2
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Volkswagen Routan All 4.0L
Volkswagen Scirocco I All 8v
Volkswagen Scirocco II All 16v
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Volkswagen Tiguan 1 4 Motion 2.0T
Volkswagen Tiguan 1 FWD 2.0T
Volkswagen Tiguan 2 4 Motion 2.0T
Volkswagen Tiguan 2 FWD 2.0T
Volkswagen Tiguan MQB 4Motion 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Tiguan MQB FWD 2.0T Gen3
Volkswagen Touareg 1 All TDI
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Volkswagen Touareg 1 All V8
Volkswagen Touareg 2 All TDI
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Volkswagen Touareg 2 All V6
Volkswagen Touareg 2 All V6 TDI
Volkswagen Touareg 2 All V8
Volkswagen Touareg 3 Hybrid All
Volkswagen Vanagon All 1.6D
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