C7 Corvette Exhaust Systems
The process of customizing a Corvette for performance can be approached in several ways. One of the best things to do when ordering performance Corvette parts is to upgrade the exhaust system. A car needs to breathe just like a human does. A C7 Corvette sucks air in through its intake manifold to use during combustion. Removing the waste products after the cylinder fires is the job of the exhaust system. If it does not do so efficiently, the gasses that are left behind will impede the next round of combustion. This keeps the Vette's small-block V8 from turning out all the power possible.
Corvette Mods carries a full line of aftermarket exhaust systems for the C7 Grand Sport, Stingray, and Z06. These systems and parts come from leading manufacturers such as American Racing, Kooks, SLP, Billy Boat, and MagnaFlow. We have C7 Corvette exhausts in many styles that are typically made from T304 aircraft-grade stainless steel. You also can buy the parts to repair your Corvette exhaust system or build a custom setup.
Types of C7 Exhaust Systems
There are three main exhaust types to consider when upgrading your system. The header-back C7 exhaust is the most complete upgrade, replacing every part from the header manifold on back. It provides the biggest horsepower gains and most customization options. However, header-backs are also the most expensive systems and the hardest to install. A cat-back C7 Corvette exhaust replaces everything from the catalytic converter to the tailpipes, which often offers the best back for your buck in terms of power increases. Axle-back exhaust systems are the cheapest, easiest upgrade and produce a great performance sound - but won't add as much power as the other options.
From there, Corvette owners have made variants to choose from. Our Corvette exhaust C7 collection includes tri-Y header systems, competition axle-back exhausts with carbon fiber tips, long-tube headers, X-pipe racing header exhausts, and much more. They're engineered specifically for the vehicle to maximize performance. CNC-machined mandrel bend tubing produces amazing power, sound, and efficiency with minimal drone.
Want to customize your exhaust? Shop for miscellaneous parts such as C7 Corvette exhaust tips, universal mufflers, cutout valves, and gaskets. They're made to meet the same high standards as our complete exhaust systems for people who like to get creative.
How a C7 Exhaust Improves Performance
The amount of gas that the exhaust can remove is dependent on two things. One is the internal diameter of the pipes in the exhaust system. These pipes are like a storm drain during heavy rain - if the amount to be removed exceeds the capacity of the drain, then water will back up. Replacing existing pipes with larger ones yields an immediate increase in performance. You will need to make sure there is space for these bigger pipes around other drivetrain parts.
The second method of improving exhaust is less intuitive. Gas flows in certain ways, and if it hits a solid object (like the side of a pipe), it creates turbulence and slows the flow - sometimes enough to create back pressure. The twists and turns of a set of headers are prime territory for turbulence unless they are specifically engineered to prevent it. Putting in racing heads, particularly heads "tuned" for maximal performance at a particular RPM, can result in spectacular improvements.
Choosing the right exhaust for the particular application of a C7 Corvette can be a challenging task. That is why the experts at Corvette Mods are available every working day to help Vette enthusiasts choose the most effective exhaust components for their cars. They can also help you find the right installation hardware and accessories from our assortment of exhaust controllers, clamps, pipe shielding, and high-temperature coatings. Email [email protected]corvettemods.com to get started on your car's exhaust system.