Posts Categorized Performance

C4 (84-96)

C4 Corvette Tackles One Lap of America Endurance Race

Story and photos by Chris Petris The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America endurance race, formerly known as “The Cannonball,” consists of a variety of challenges on the dry skid pad, drag strip, and racetrack. It is the equivalent of the Hot Rod Power Tour with track challenges at each stop. However, it is grueling… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

C5/C6 Corvette Suspension Tech: Coilovers vs. Leafs

What follows has been reprinted with permission from Corvette Online. Written by Clifton Klaverweiden. Almost from the very start, the Corvette has been the performance flagship for Chevrolet, showcasing the best in power, handling, and overall performance General Motors has to offer. America’s Sports Car has evolved over the years to incorporate all sorts of… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

Retro LS Build: Rocker Arm Trunion Upgrade

Original article, by Mike Mavrigian, reprinted with permission. If you’re gonna pound on an LS engine that features OE rocker arms, you need to perform this simple aftermarket trunion/bearing upgrade! In the process of building any LS engine, if you plan to use OE rocker arms (whether re-using originals or using new OE rockers), you… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

Corvette Online and Project Y2k: Stage 3 & 4 Upgrades

What follows has been reprinted with permission from Corvette Online. Written by Paul Huizenga Welcome back to the second and final part of our series on upgrading Project Y2k, our in-house 2000 Corvette, with the help of Corvette Central Performance and their Stage 1-4 kits for the C5. In part one, we installed the Stage… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

Corvette Online and Project Y2k: Stage 1 & 2 Upgrades

What follows has been reprinted with permission from Corvette Online. Written by Paul Huizenga For a significant number of Corvette owners, the car as delivered from the factory is as good as it can possibly be – they go to great lengths to preserve originality and maintain their Vette exactly as it was when it… Read more »

C5 (97-04)

1997-2011 Corvette exhaust system installation

  By Chris Petris   The fifth and sixth generation Corvettes are engineering masterpieces. As the first Corvette built for comfortable extended highway travel, the C5 Corvette has plenty of power and torque with excellent fuel economy, and the C6 continues to improve the breed.  Accolades aside, the stock exhaust systems leave a lot to… Read more »