Corvette owners are fortunate to have plentiful options when it comes to choosing an exhaust system. From headers to mufflers, you can be confident that your goals of optimal performance or mesmerizing sound can be reached. Our product assistance reps field many questions on the exhaust systems we sell. Based on these questions, we’ve compiled some information to help you in your decision process.
When the fourth generation Corvette was introduced in 1984, many innovative build techniques were implemented. Early Corvette amenities were becoming standard equipment while new options filled every available inch of dash space. The 1984-1989 C4 dash had more modules and controllers to integrate behind an already tight dash area. 1990-1996 Corvettes added more modules along with airbags to the already restricted dash space.
For a lot of our 1963-64 Corvette customers, upgrading to 4-wheel disc brakes (our kit for 1963 here, 1964-65 here) is a no-hassle solution for improved braking performance. However, we’ve received information from some customers who have installed our kit on their Corvettes stating that there may be interference between the 9″ power booster and the hood reinforcement webbing.
Corvette Central customer Harold Westfall developed an easy fix for those who may encounter this problem: “I found out that placing 1/2” spacers behind
the top straps (where the power brake booster bolts to the firewall) tipped the master cylinder down enough for the hood to close properly.”
Thanks for the tip, Harold!