New Corvette Products - Show And Sell

An Inside Look At The Hottest New Parts From The Performance- Industry Trade Shows

Christopher R. Phillip Apr 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)
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Think SEMA and PRI only offer products for newer-model Corvettes? Think again. From Chassis Tech (www.airbagit.com) comes this complete, bolt-on air suspension for '84-'96 Vettes. This package offers full adjustability at all four corners, making it possible to personalize ride quality and performance. The assembly is finished in durable powdercoating and is manufactured in the USA. It retails for $2,795.

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No matter how far engine technology advances, high-performance headers never go out of style. Providing further evidence of this truism, Dynatech (www.afabcorp.com) has introduced a Supermaxx header system for the C6 Z06. Designed as a direct bolt-on fit, it includes 1 7/8-inch primaries, dual Power Cats, and a 3-inch, NASCAR-style cross-pipe. According to the Dynatech, the system will tack an extra 45 hp onto your Z06's output. The price is $1,795.

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If you like easy-to-install exhaust products, you'll love SLP's (www.slponline.com) new 4-2-1 Long-Tube Header System for '06 and '07 Z06 Corvettes. It's engineered with equal-length, 1 3/4-inch main primaries; two 2 1/4-inch secondary primaries; and one 3-inch, high-flow collector. The headers use mandrel-bent, 409-stainless-steel construction and are "ceramic coated to keep heat in, exhaust velocity up, and underhood temperatures down," according to SLP. Even better, the headers install without the removal of any dry-sump oil lines or the starter. The price is $1,899.

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World Products (www.worldcastings.com) has taken LS-engine technology to the races with an assortment of partial engines built for speed and durability. Choose from 427, 454, and 481ci combos stuffed with an Eagles or Callies crank, Eagle rods, Manley pistons, Total Seal rings, Clevite bearings, and World Products' own LS1X 15-degree or LS7X 12-degree cylinder heads. Each partial engine weighs 335 pounds in race-ready form and is fully dyno tested before delivery. Prices start at $14,595.

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PML, Inc. (www.yourcovers.com) now offers classic-style replacement valve covers for your '86-'96 Corvette. These covers feature a sand-cast aluminum design, Corvette script lettering and fins, two-bolt mounting, and cast-in baffling on the intake-manifold side. They're available in cast (shown), orange or black powdercoating, and polished versions. Prices start at $215.

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Take advantage of the D-shaped exhaust ports on your LS7 with a header/exhaust system from American Racing Headers (www.americanracingheaders.com). American's D-port header package-the first in the country, according to the company-features 304 stainless-steel, 1 7/8-inch primaries; 3/8-inch-thick flanges; merge collectors with scavenger spikes; and hand-ported, TIG-welded tubes.

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The cross-pipe is engineered to fit directly inline with the collectors, increasing low- and mid-range torque with no negative effect on the top end. The full system is said to add 40 hp to a Z06 when combined with proper tuning. It goes for $1,795.

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Always on the go? Maybe it's time to think about upgrading the looks of your braking system. Classic Performance Products' (www.classicperform.com) new Corvette-style master cylinder features show-quality chrome plating, lightweight aluminum construction, and a large reservoir. It is offered in two bore sizes-1 inch or 1 1/8-inch (for manual or power-assisted brakes)-and can be fitted to '53-'82 Corvettes. Prices start at $75.

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If it's good enough for Jay Leno, it should be good enough for your Corvette, too. That's what Katech Engineering (www.katechengines.com) says about its new Street Attack 500. The engine features an all-aluminum Dart LS block, displaces 8.2 liters (500 cid), and cranks out 600 horsepower when fitted with LS7 induction, heads, and valvetrain. At an expected retail of $33,600, the Street Attack 500 furnishes the accelerative potential of the Pratt & Miller-built C6RS ber-Vette at a $150,000 discount.

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Weiand's (www.weiand.com) new Warrior composite intake manifold for LS engines utilizes an optimized runner design and Formula One inlet-trumpet technology to improve airflow from 2,000-6,200 rpm. The result? Brutal low-end torque and killer horsepower in the upper rpm ranges. According to Weiand, the Warrior makes 30 additional hp as compared with a factory LS6 intake. The price is $764.

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