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  • The Low-Down on Short Ram vs. Cold Air Intake for Your Corvette

    The debate between short ram and cold air intake enthusiasts rages on. Read about the differences between the two, how they benefit your vehicle and decide what suits your corvette best here.

    Powered by a supercharged 800 horsepower engine, the new Genovation GXE Corvette can hit confirmed speeds of 220-mph. But, for some of you Corvette fans, 800 ponies still isn't enough.

    Horsepower gives you more power and speed while also helping to save fuel, and an air intake modification is one of the most common modifications done in order to increase a car’s horsepower.

    But which air intake system is best?

    We'll take you through the differences of short ram and cold air intake systems so that you can decide. We'll explain what they are, how they work and additional items you might want to consider when installing an intake modification.

    Keep reading to learn more about all things air intake and horsepower. Continue reading

  • OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts for Your Corvette: The Truth Revealed

    It's a question that plagues every automobile owner but it's especially relevant to those who own high performance vehicles. Should you choose OEM or aftermarket parts when upgrading or repairing your car? Here's the truth.

    In 2017, 32,782 Corvettes were produced by Chevrolet, and over 25,000 of those were sold in the USA.

    Needless to say, there are a lot of Corvettes driving around the streets of America. But how many of those are still driving around with their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts?

    Whether you're buying your first Corvette and want to know how to take care of it properly or you're a current Corvette owner who wants to know more about caring for your vehicle, you should know the ins and outs of the aftermarket parts versus OEM parts debate.

    We'll take a look at the pros and cons of both, as well as the other items you need to consider when replacing or repairing your parts, so keep reading for the truth behind this debate.

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  • 10 Must-Have Aftermarket Corvette Mods

    If you want your Corvette to be all it can be, chances are you've looked into modifying it beyond factory standards. Here's the ultimate wish list of corvette mods to get you started.

    Of the 296,000 cars GM sold this past year, 26,192 of those sales were for the Chevrolet Corvette.

    Now, although 26,192 may seem like a small number in the grand scheme of things, to a Corvette owner, it’s a lot. Owner are constantly thinking of ways to make their ride stand out, and with the right Corvette mods, you can! Check out our ultimate list of aftermarket Corvette mods to get for your car ASAP.

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  • 13 Tips for Understanding Corvette Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

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    Do you need a new exhaust system for your Corvette? Whether you're replacing old parts or wanting to rev up your vehicle's performance, you owe it to your car to read this guide on choosing the best aftermarket exhaust system first.

    Corvette has come a long way since its launch in 1953. The team behind the car takes pride in their work, and this is reflected in the car’s iconic style.

    Corvette offers a combination of performance and quality, the same philosophy that drives the manufacturer. The car's popularity helped it to top the list in the Automotive Digital Brand Exposure Index in America, and the three main factors that make the Corvette so popular are ease of maintenance, new models and secondary market selling.

    Corvette owners are proud of their cars, and because of that pride, it is not uncommon for owners to want to find the right aftermarket exhaust system in order to give their car the right sound velocity and durability.

    Read along for 13 useful tips for understanding what type of system you may need.

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  • Build the Perfect C7 Corvette – From Bumper to Bumper!

    It’s hard to believe, but the Corvette just keeps getting better with each year. The legendary Corvette has undergone plenty of changes since the first generation. And the C7, Corvette owners have plenty to like with its factory specifications. Continue reading

  • Exhaust Manifold vs. Exhaust Headers - Which Upgrade is Right for Your Car?

    Exhaust Manifold vs. Exhaust Headers

    If you want to add power to your car’s engine – and who doesn’t? – the exhaust system is a great place to start. Other modifications, such as a cold air intake or power programming module, certainly have their benefits, but there’s something about the power, sound, and overall performance upgrade that an exhaust mod provides. Continue reading

  • A Look at Camaro Then & Now (50th Anniversary: 1967-2017)

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    It’s hard to believe, but the Camaro turns 50 this year! From the first generation Camaro in 1967 to today’s sixth generation model, this classic American car has been through countless tweaks, changes, upgrades and modifications. Continue reading

  • Fastest Corvettes Ever Made

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    The Corvette is known for many things. Sleek, stylish lines. Legendary racing pedigree. And don’t forget out-of-this-world acceleration! The Vette is clearly one of the quickest cars around – but which particular Corvettes can lay claim to the fastest Corvettes ever made? Continue reading

  • Popular Corvette Performance Mods

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    Driving a Corvette is fun – almost as fun as modifying a Corvette! Southern Car Parts, the leader in premium aftermarket Corvette components, recommends these accessories for your next Vette upgrade:

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  • Mustang Movie Stars – Mustang Appearances in Popular Movies

    The Ford Mustang is a true American legend, both on the road and in the showroom.

    And the studio backlot, too!

    The Mustang also knows its way around Hollywood. The famous Ford sports car has seen more than its share of glory under the bright lights of American cinema. Continue reading

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