Everyone wants their late model Corvette to be the hottest car on the road…..but hot should mean cool, not sweltering! You may find it hard to stay cool while driving your C5 or C6 Corvette – high temperatures in the center console area have always been an issue. The heat you’re feeling is from the exhaust system, radiating up through the driveline tunnel. But we’ve got good news – there is an easy fix!
Replace the factory close out panel with a new Elite Engineering Tunnel Plate and you can expect a noticable difference! C5 owners will enjoy an estimated 90+ degree drop in temperature under the center console and C6 Corvette owners can expect about 60+ degree drop of the same. The new tunnel plate is a 1/4 inch aluminum plate verses the factory stamped steel plate in a C5 Corvette or the 1/8 aluminum plate used on all factory C6 Corvettes. The Elite Engineering plate has a ceramic coating on all sides and composite fiberglass thermal material on the underside to prevent unwanted heat from radiating up through the console.
These plates are valuable Corvette Parts that both stiffen your Corvette’s chassis and provide a substantial drop of interior temperature, making your daily driving even more enjoyable. Installation takes about an hour so you can get back on the road – cooler and more comfortable.
Zip has a full line of Corsa Exhausts for your 1997-2004 C5, including the Corvette XO-Pipe. This X-style pipe provides balanced side-to-side exhaust flow for increased power and it eliminates the annoying “idle burble” and deceleration popping that is common to C5 Corvette exhaust systems. Built from 2 1/2″ mandrel-bent 16-gauge stainless steel, this pipe works with stock or aftermarket mufflers. Installation requires no welding.
Corsa Performance is a leading-edge, technology driven company for Corvette exhaust systems. They produce the best all around Corvette exhaust systems available and Zip Corvette is proud to carry Corsa products.
Corsa’s Patented Reflective Sound Cancellation Technology uses sound waves to tune out “bad” frequencies and virtually eliminate interior resonance – all you hear is great sound! All-stainless construction. Systems feature a straight through muffler design for superior flow and minimum backpressure. All Corsa products are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
The factory Z06 & ZR1 Corvette Exhaust uses 3″ mid-section pipes, but pinches down to 2.5″ at the mufflers – resulting in clipped performance, especially when adding bolt-on performance enhancements such as air intake systems, superchargers or head/cam packages. Corsa’s C6 Z06/ZR1 Corvette exhaust systems were clean-sheet engineered. Their 3″ inlet increases flow to cancel power loss and sounds “uncorked” at start-up.
Z06/ZR1 Corvette axle-back exhaust system features:
Straight-through 3″, nonrestrictive system design maximizes airflow
Quad 4″ Pro Series Stainless Steel in Black Diamond finish
Mandrel bends and design delivers increased airflow (45% over stock) – average increases of up to 15HP and 16 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels
All components, clamps and hangers are constructed of military grade 321 stainless steel ensuring the look and sound of your Corsa exhaust system won’t change over the life of your Corvette
Hardware & detailed full color instructions included
Quickly enjoy the Corsa Exhuast sound with an easy bolt-on installation. No welding required
Proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in USA
Ride along with top-gun Bondurant instructors as they compare the sound & performance of Borla’s three new exhaust systems for the C6 Corvette. Zip now has all of these newly designed Borla Corvette Exhaust Systems for both the C5 and C6 Corvette. Take a look at this great video and hear the sound differences in each Borla exhaust system.
Now you can control your C5 Corvette Exhaust System with a simple flip of the switch – all from within your Corvette, courtesy of the Corvette fusion exhaust system for 1997-2004 C5. Previously only available for a C6, this NPP option exhaust is now available for your C5 Corvette, offering easy control over the sound and performance of the exhaust system.
The C5 Corvette Fusion Exhaust System is a bi-modal exhaust system, meaning it has two passages, or modes, that the exhaust can travel through the muffler. Each of the mufflers has two outlets, with one side having a butterfly type valve which allows the exhaust flow to be shut off, regulating which side of the muffler the flows exhaust. One side of the muffler is the “quiet” side, and one side is the “loud” side. The “quiet” side is a smaller, muffled and chambered tube, while the “loud” side is 3” straight through tube.
This system uses the basic design of the B&B “Bullet” system with a bi-modal muffler, butterfly, and vacuum valve, which provides the driver a choice in the overall sound level. The “loud” side of the muffler has an aggressive tone similar to the famous B&B Bullet Exhaust System. In the closed position, the tone would be slightly louder than the standard B&B Route 66 system.
The butterfly is controlled by a vacuum valve. Since the C5 Corvette has no factory option for the valve, B&B engineered a vacuum kit with a manual control. The kit comes complete with all the wiring, control switch, vacuum line, vacuum accumulators, and vacuum switch needed for installation. We have used the engine as the vacuum source and the installation is simple and straight forward.
Each part of the system will fit to a stock H-pipe. Billy Boat has combined the best of the Bullet exhaust with the best new technology to give you the Fusion System for your C5 Corvette. The muffler tips are double walled, 4″ round or 4.5″ oval. The mufflers and tips come completely polished and the result is a truly spectacular look combined with an aggressive sound that will have heads turning everywhere you go.
All B&B products are precision built in rugged fixtures; completely TIG welded, and are a direct replacement for stock Corvette Exhaust components and include all hardware and gaskets. No machining, no cutting and no welding means easy installation. B&B Exhaust Systems provide the perfect mix of performance, sound and style for your Corvette. Each Billy Boat performance exhaust system is backed by a lifetime warranty against rust, corrosion or burn through and 2 full years against defects in materials or workmanship.