How much of high performance muffler design is based on science and how much is slick advertising? How do you pick the best performance muffler for your application? We tackle these questions in this tech article.
When we went looking for a cat-back exhaust for our 1997 Corvette, we were blown away by the choices that were out there! The options seem limitless, but for a Corvette, we decided to give a call to the guys who are among the best for Corvettes in the industry – Mid America Motorworks!
Doug’s Headers builds premium exhaust components for the C3 Corvette and many other applications. Take a look inside at a side-mount header and exhaust installation on a 427 Tri-Powered ’69 convertible!
In a market full of competition at all levels of price, performance, and quality, how do you stand out from the rest? Simply build the best parts you possibly can, and let the customer be the judge… Check out our inside look at Akrapovič, and follow along as we upgrade a C6 Z06 Corvette with their slip-on syste
So how do you top off a glass that’s already full to the brim? That’s the problem we faced with our 2011 Z06 Corvette. We had to find a few select upgrades that would boost performance without taking anything away from the car’s near-perfection in stock form…
Part 2 of our 2-part series wraps up Corvette Central Performance’s Stage 3 and 4 kits for the C5 Corvette, taking Project Y2k’s power to the next level with long tube headers and a cam swap, among other improvements. Check out how we’ve built our 2000 Corvette to outrun an LS3 C6!
In Part 1 of our two-part series, we perform Stage 1 and Stage 2 upgrades from Corvette Central Performance on Project Y2k, our 2000 Corvette. Follow along as we free up trapped horsepower with improved intake and exhaust flow…
Corsa Performance Exhausts has developed the technology to reduce unwanted sound without robbing performance through their patented Reflective Sound Cancellation design. Here’s an inside look at how Corsa develops and manufactures their exhaust systems right here in the US.
Headers can help you make more power, but they can also bring it down. We aren’t experts in the exhaustive arts, so we called in some favors from some of the leaders in the header world. These guys are experts, and they schooled us in the science of headers.
If you’re talking cars and you drop the words hand-made or custom, the first thing that comes to mind is quality. Something that is hand-made will always have a personal and even a little mystical feeling to it. The guys at Kooks Custom Headers are people that believe in just that.
If you’re like most automotive enthusiasts, the modification of your high performance street or strip vehicle begins with the removal of the stock exhaust to make way for a deeper-sounding, more powerful aftermarket exhaust system.
Kooks Custom Headers offers a trick headers and X-pipe setup which would allow us to use a real 3-inch exhaust “Z06″ style, but not necked down to 2.5-inches like the original Z06. They did, and this is the story. We then capped off our installation on our Corvette with a Corsa 3-inch exhaust.