At the 2017 SEMA show, we get to get on the floor and see the latest and greatest of what the aftermarket industry has to offer. If you’re looking for a better way to install your exhaust cutout, this new offering from Granatelli will interest you. The new Granatelli exhaust cutout is a smarter and more effective system, and it will make other cutouts look ancient in comparison.
In areas where streetcars are highly regulated, having an exhaust cutout is essential to controlling your exhaust note, without getting into trouble with local law enforcement. When you want to listen to your car scream at the track, or on backroad drives, your only real option in this case is an exhaust cutout; but the problem with exhaust cutouts is that most are a little rudimentary.
Since the driver can’t see when the valve is opened or closed, they sometimes hold the button longer than they need to open the valve. Doing this will seriously shorten the life of the motor that controls the valve due to over-torquing. Grantelli’s new “Smart Chip” technology takes away the risk of ruining your cutout system since the cutout motor takes away the option of over-torquing. There is no longer a need to hold the switch and guess when it is all the way open.
In addition to the valve’s motor doing the work for you, these new cutout systems come with turndowns that can be rotated a full 360 degrees. This is important when you need the ultimate in adjustability.