Corvette C5 Exhaust
1997-2004 Corvette C5 Exhaust System Upgrades, Cat Back Exhaust, Chrome Tips and Exhaust Headers
Admit it: One of the first things that attracted you to the 1997-2004 Corvette C5 was its rumbling, bassy exhaust note. It’s okay – us too. That’s why it’s no surprise that Corvette exhaust systems and upgrades are some of our most popular products for the C5. There are some great options for every Corvette owner’s budget too: A simple axle-back exhaust system can change the sonic personality of your Corvette in a big way without going too far overboard on budget. A Corvette cat-back exhaust goes a little further than an axle-back exhaust, extending to the catalytic converters. You can also employ an X pipe or exhaust crossover to economically boost horsepower and increase exhaust flow on your C5.
Of course, not every Corvette C5 owner just wants to change the sound of his or her exhaust. Some want to squeeze every last horsepower out of that LS V8, and that requires some more dramatic exhaust upgrades. A set of long-tube Corvette exhaust headers is a great way to get gasses out of your Corvette’s engine, dumping them into high-performance catalytic converters. Or, if you’ve got a track-only car you can do away with the cats entirely, and send that exhaust into an X pipe and out your choice of Corvette rear exhaust system. It depends on what you want to do with your Corvette and how steep your budget goes, as well as local laws and regulations.
Since any C5 Corvette exhaust system has to do its job in an intense environment – heat, road debris, moisture and corrosive gasses are part of the deal – construction quality is a prime concern. That’s why Vette Lab carries only Corvette exhaust systems from reputable suppliers like Kooks, Borla and Magnaflow, all of whom use stainless steel construction. You’ll also get mandrel bent tubing, which ensures smooth exhaust gas flow with no unnecessary restrictions from the exhaust system manufacturing process. It all adds up to big Corvette horsepower, long-lasting quality and, of course, that gorgeous V8 rumble.
If you’re in the Metro Detroit area, Vette Lab would also be happy to install your 1997-2004 Corvette C5 exhaust system. Our fully equipped shop can tackle any Corvette exhaust installation from a replacement axle-back system all the way to a complete long-tube race-ready exhaust header installation. Get in touch and let us help you get your Corvette C5 where you want it to be.