C7 Corvette Stingray Billiard Style Shift Knobs are a Great Way to Give your Vette that Retro Look

C7 Corvette Stingray Billiard Style Shift Knobs from RPI Designs are making a statement in the aftermarket. Many Stingray owners really hate the look of the factory shift knob. They hate the feel, the cheap look, the fact that when sun beats down the shift knob can really get hot. RPI Designs has developed a solution to this “problem”. The billiard style shift knobs not only look great, but they do not get hot or cold….so never worry about a “hot” knob again.

Corvette C7 Ball Style Shift Knob

C7 Corvette Stingray Billiard Style Shift Knob

Dress-Up your C7 Corvette with one of our great looking shift knobs!
This “Retro style knob is the style that never gets old” is a direct fit for your stock or aftermarket shifter.


Z06 C7 Gear Shift Ball

C7 Corvette Z06 Billiard Style Shift Knob

This 2.25″ diameter shift knob fits on the OEM shifter and retains the OEM mount and chrome boot lip. As many know the OEM shifter has a unique mount (no threads, a slot on top and a screw to secure it). Universal or threaded knobs just don’t work here. That is why we have a custom CNC billet adapter for correct, quick and easy installation. Once installed your shifter will not move ,rattle or twist. This adapter is exclusive to our shift knobs. The shifter is a solid inlaid material so the color will never wear or fade. This unique material will never get too hot or cold to touch.

C7 Shift Knob Billiard Style with Airbrushed Skull

C7 Corvette Airbrushed Shift Knob

Engraved 7 Speed Manual Shift Pattern.
Engraved STINGRAY Scripts.
Easy “do-it-yourself” installation, takes just minutes.

These gear shift knobs are available in many styles over a RPI.

C7 Corvette Stingray Sunny Day Solution – Check this out Stingray Owners!

Many of us C7 Corvette Stingray owners know exactly how hot the cockpit can become on a sunny day and even worse if you own a glass top coupe. That pesky sun can almost burn the skin right off of your legs when you jump in after lunch or after that car show…We’ve really search high and low to find out the best possible way to prevent the burning question…Our team has come up with a glass top blackout panel. A plastic reinforced sunshade that uses suction cups to attach directly to your glass top.

C7 Corvette Stingray Targa Top Blackout Sunshade

C7 Corvette Stingray Glass top Blackout Panel


This sunshade has done the trick for us..keeping our cockpit nice and cool…and without burning bums or legs.

c7 corvette glass roof sun block

2014 C7 Corvette Sunshade Blackout


The best prices we’ve found appear to be from RPI Designs and PFYC. They are both around $99 for the sunshade.


Counting Down to Corvettes at Carlisle

Fourteen days, ten hours, and forty-eight minutes until the largest Corvette event in the world…not that we’re counting, or anything!


Corvettes at Carlisle features more than 5,000 Corvettes and represents every single generation of Corvette ever produced. Not only are these ‘Vettes on display, but there’s burnout pits, a parade through Downtown Carlisle, and hundreds of vendors with anything you can imagine for you and your car!

Corvettes at Carlisle


While you can take the family and spend a day (or all three) walking the grounds and taking it all in, you’re also able to buy those body parts you’ve been looking for AND have them installed while you’re there! Don’t want to spend 4-6 weeks waiting for a painted piece you ordered online? Head on over to PA, pick it out and drive it home! Not sure you’re ready to drop the moolah on something you can’t see in person? Spend a few days drooling over all the goodies, take home all the flyers and business cards you find, check out the work of all the vendors, and make your decision from the comfort of your home!


Looking through the hundreds of vendors on the list of attendees, one happened to jump out at us. Our friends over at RPI Designs will be there, as always, and this year they happen to be offering an installation booth! Not to mention chocolate chip cookies! I mean, come on. Who can resist some homemade chocolate chip cookies?!


Look out Ferrari and Lambo, Mid-Engine C8 Rumored to Be Coming For You!

General Motors racing partner, Katech, is the latest responsible for a leak regarding a rumored mid-engine C8 ZR1. Before Corvette Racing decided to bring their Racing engines in-house, the engines were created by Katech. Until recently, it was discovered that Katech had a page on their website dedicated to the C8 ZR1/Zora LT5. This portion of the web page has since been removed, which makes us that much more curious!

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette

This crumb of evidence from Katech’s website just helps to fuel other rumors we’ve heard regarding the C8 mid-engine being offered in the base ZR1 model, as well as the high-performance Zora trim-line.

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette

Not only has Katech’s internet gaffe got the wheels in our mind rolling, but GM’s recent announcement for a $290 million investment into Corvette’s Bowling Green, Kentucky production facility has us giddy with excitement! It sure would take a lot of money, maybe $290 million even, to transform the production facility into one that’s capable of creating this mid-engine monster! We don’t know about you, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this game-changing rumor as we anxiously await this 2018 release!

Artist rendered sketch of rumored mid-engine C8 Corvette

NoviStretch Mask Offers Quick Protection For Your C7

It’s late July and the weather is beautiful. No chance for snow or sleet, and week-long streaks of no rain in sight. That C7 beauty has been out on the road plenty of times this summer, and is changing from a weekend driver, to a more daily driver, as the weather continues to cooperate. But with daily driving, comes daily wear and tear. That sleek front end can take a beating when faced with those bugs and rocks that come with both highway and back-road cruising. But who wants that big, bulky leather or vinyl bra that requires drilling and all sorts of hassle to install? Have no fear, we’ve found the perfect alternative!


NoviStretch Masks are a new, patent pending design that is 100% USA-Made, and requires NO drilling for install! Not to mention, they provide “hidden” hardware so you’re not taking away from the sleek design of that C7. They fit nice and snug to the contours of your car, and have no cutouts or seams that can scratch or damage your front end. These covers are made of a durable, synthetic stretch mesh material that allow it to breathe, while also protecting that finish on your car. This material makes for easy cleaning, and even easier storage when not in use! Weighing in around 1lb, this lightweight design can quickly be installed before a drive, removed when you’ve reached your destination, and discreetly stored right in your glove compartment! Try that with a vinyl or leather bra!


Live in a state that requires a front license plate? No worries, just mount the plate directly over top of the mask. Piercing the mask with the mounting screws doesn’t cause the fabric to “run” or tear. Have a modified front end on that puppy? No problem! NoviStretch masks are designed to stretch and fit just about any type of front end body modification.


We found these covers at RPI Designs and also Southern Car Parts for $159.00 on each site. These covers come with a 12-month warranty and have an expected lifespan between 2-3 years. Check ’em out! We don’t think you’ll be disappointed!


NoviStretch Logo

RAM AIR SS Cold Air Induction System Hits the Streets as C7 Stingray Owners Rejoice!

The C7 Corvette Stingray certainly does have more horsepower than anyone truly needs, so you ask yourself why would anyone need more horsepower? We ask….why not! RAM AIR SS is known in the industry as being a pioneer when it comes to building a quality air intake, in the USA and at an affordable price. They certainly have not disappointed us this time around. The new C7 Corvette RAM AIR SS intake has shown to produce over 15HP over the factory Stingray unit. This is all with a bolt on intake kit that takes less than 30 minutes to install.

C7 Corvette Stingray RAM AIR SS Cold Air Intake Performance Numbers

C7 Corvette Stingray RAM AIR SS Cold Air Intake Performance Numbers


Our intakes are all about improving airflow to your C7 Corvette’s engine. It’s just a matter of superior design. Better airflow translates into a noticeable increase in power, acceleration and most importantly without engine modifications.

But to experience the ultimate gains in power you may want to add modifications (i.e., tuning, cylinder heads, camshaft, headers, exhaust, etc.) that will satisfy horsepower output demands with the higher airflow capacity of the Stinger intake.

Back it up with test results
Airflow test Results for the C7 Corvette flowed 25% more airflow than the original factory intake system. The chassis dyno tests indicated an average increase of 15 rwhp on an otherwise-stock C7 Corvette.

  • Custom high-performance plenum isolates the intake air path from engine heat, drawing in cooler outside air to boost engine performance.
  • Exceptional CAD design streamlines airflow (laminar flow) and reduces turbulence, allowing the engine to ingest more air, increasing horsepower.
  • OEM-grade polymer remains unaffected by under-hood temperatures.
  • Simple to install, all OEM engine management sensors and actuators remain in place.
  • OEM-grade polymer remains unaffected by under-hood temperatures.
  • Filter is manufactured with premium cotton gauze to maximize airflow and filtration.
  • 15+ HP gain over factory intake in real world driving conditions.
C7 Corvette RAM AIR SS Cold Air Induction

C7 Corvette RAM AIR SS Cold Air Induction

We took a peek under the hood of the aftermarket and found some quality vendors that carry these, many stating they are in stock. You can get them at PFYC, NorthAmericaTuning, RPI Designs and Southern Car Parts.

C7 Corvette RAM AIR SS Cold Air Intake

C7 Corvette RAM AIR SS Cold Air Intake

Give your C7 Corvette Stingray a Wide Body Rear Quarter Panel Upgrade!

They are finally here! ACS Composites has designed and delivered the C7 Corvette Stingray rear quarter panel wide body kits. These are NICE! These kits bolt up to any C7 Corvette Stingray in under four hours.

C7 Corvette ACS Wide Body Package

C7 Corvette ACS Wide Body Package

Is it time to give your Stingry an even more aggressive look? RPI Designs is a very proud dealer of the ACS Composites rear wide body conversion kit. This C7 Corvette rear quarer panel kit will give your Stingray a very fast look.  As with all of ACS products, they use AUTOCAD to draw their items before production. What does this mean to you? This means that these aftermarket pieces will give you an OEM GM fit and finish.

C7 Corvette quarter panel wide body

Aftermarket Company ACS Composites wide body kit

In addition to the added visual upgrades, this C7 Corvette widebody kit will also allow for larger wheels and tires. Larger wheels and larger times can look great, but also give you more traction and help your grab better during acceleration. The rocker GM rockers can stay in place and do not need to be removed for the installation of this wide body kit. These can be picked up from aftermarket dealer RPI Designs or Southern Car Parts in GA.

RPI Designs Wide Body C7 Corvette

C7 Corvette Stingray Wide Rear Quarter Panels

• Gives an added 40 mm width on either side, allowing for room for 20×12 wheels with 335-25-20 tires

• Bolt-on kit includes driver and passenger sides quarter panels
• Rocker Extension
• Main quarter panel
• Rear fascia extension
• Rear splash guard
• Liners
• All hardware included
• Manufactured in RTM composite

C7 Corvette Stingray Wide Body

C7 Corvette Wide Rear Quarter Panels

Range Technology Active Fuel Management Disabler for C7 Corvette Stingray

How many C7 Corvette owners are out on the streets just trying to cruise along on a Fall afternoon when their beast turns into a lamb? Chevrolet had to design the C7 Corvette with a computer shutoff that will turn the V8 Stingray into a 4 cylinder ride. Many Corvette owners will do not like this feature, the power is gone while the same time the Corvette will get a few miles per gallon extra. The good folks over at Range Technologies have created a fix to this “problem”. The Active Fuel Management Disabler will disable the 4cyl mode. So Stingray owners don’t have to worry about when their Corvette will turn into a Chevette.

Range Technology Active Fuel Management

Range Technology Active Fuel Management

The Range Technology AFM Disabler Device keeps your vehicle in 8 cylinder mode 100% of the time, preventing the Active Fuel Management system from dropping cylinders. This is the only product that will disable Active Fuel Management without reprogramming the factory ECU.

  • Full Power No more shuddering or dropping cylinders. Range AFM Disabler keeps you in full power 100% of the time.
  • Fast and easy setup Simply plug in Range into your onboard OBD-II port and it instantly begins working to eliminate the AFM system. No tools needed!
  • All-Terrain Bad weather, going off road, or carrying heavy loads, Range V8 delivers the power and control you need in any situation.
  • Safe The Range V8 does not reprogram your factory ECU. Leaves no trace. ONE MODULE FITS ALL GENERAL MOTORS (GM) ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT (AFM) VEHICLES! Includes cars, trucks, SUVs both V6 and V8! This unit will NOT affect your warranty either! It does not alter/reprogram/reflash ANYTHING in your vehicle’s powertrain systems.
Range Technology Active Fuel Management

Range Technology Active Fuel Management


While browsing the internet, we did find a few places where you can pick up one of these units for under $200. Southern Car Parts in GA, RPI Designs in OH and also PFYC.com show these units in stock.

2014 2015 2016 C7 Corvette Akrapovic Titanium Exhaust-Evolution

C7 Owners listen up…literally..

If you are ready to take your Stingray to a level you’ve never seen before then it’s time to step up and get your Corvette a Titanium exhaust system by Akrapovic. Akrapovic has long been known in the European community as the go to source for the best sounding and best performing exhaust system on the market. Akrapovic designed and started to manufacture an exhaust system for the C6 Corvette back in 2009. The  reception was huge and they have been bringing joy to Corvette owners all over the world since then. Today we finally have the chance to get one of these amazing titanium exhaust systems for the C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06.

C7 Corvette Akrapovic Exhaust

C7 Corvette Akrapovic Exhaust

The C7 Corvette Akrapovic exhaust system is available in two ways, full system, called the Evolution and also the cat back, call the Slip-on. These are only available in Titanium.

Slip-On Line system is the first step in exhaust tuning. Crafted from high-grade titanium, which considerably reduces the weight in comparison to the stock system, it has been perfectly designed to fit directly onto the existing link pipes. The system increases power, provides better throttle response, and improves torque, and also conjures up an amazing sound from the naturally-aspirated V8 engine. The Slip-On Line system has four valves, designed for the first pair to operate in four- cylinder mode and the second set to come into action according to the driver’s specifications. The system is developed to be compatible with the car’s drive mode selector, and Akrapovič engineers have developed an electronic device to drive the exhaust valves for each mode—Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Track—giving the driver an even greater opportunity to enjoy the sound of the Akrapovič Slip-On Line across the whole spectrum of the car’s performance. It’s topped off by four large-diameter carbon fibre tailpipes with titanium inners, to make the Slip-On clearly recognizable as an exhaust that means business.

C7 Corvette Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

C7 Corvette Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust


The Akrapovic Evolution Line system takes exhaust tuning to the next level. Featuring mufflers and link-pipes made from high-grade titanium to dramatically reduce the overall weight, the system provides more power, lowers back pressure, enhances throttle response, and increases torque. With four valves, the first pair operates in four-cylinder mode and the second set comes into action following the driver’s specifications. With an electronic device developed by Akrapovic engineers for the five standard GM modes—Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Track—the system is perfectly matched to operate with the car’s drive mode selector. This produces an even greater range of options for the driver to fully experience the amazing sound of the car. The Evolution Line system, with a new X-pipe, provides even greater performance compared to the Slip-On Line system, and provides a pure race-note soundtrack for this stunning engine, with the enhanced sound characteristics of the V8 configuration and without any drone—just pure enjoyment. Four large-diameter carbon fibre tailpipes with titanium inners complete the appearance of the Evolution Line perfectly, making it stand out as something special.

We’ve found a few website that carry these exhaust systems. The great folks at PFYC.com have them available, RPI Designs and also Southern Car Parts.



New for 2014-2016 C7 Corvette Stingray – Color Matched Indoor Car Covers

We all know that C7 Corvette owners deserve the very best for their ride. Many Stingray owners will modify their Corvettes from the very first day they drive their new baby home. The mods shouldn’t stop with add-on parts. We stumbled across a very good looking car cover of all things…these car covers are made to match the exterior paint color of 2014-2016 C7 Corvette Stingrays. These car covers are called “Super Stretch Indoor Color Matched” and come in a variety of colors including, Laguna Blue, Daytona Sunrise Orange, Crystal Red, Torch Red, Arctic White, Black, Blade Silver, Shark Gray and Velocity Yellow…how cool is that? Even when your Stingray is parked, you can still have the great visual of what’s sitting just below that cover.

C7 Corvette Velocity Yellow Car Cover

Lucky for you, we found a few places on the web that currently carry these C7 Corvette Color Matched Indoor Car Covers, first is RPI Designs, which appears to be the manufacturer, we also found Southern Car Parts in GA, they offer the entire lineup.

C7 Corvette Laguna Blue Car Cover

The following is taken directly from RPI Designs website: ”

These car covers are the same great quality you have come to expect from RPI Designs for the past 8 years. This line comes in nine different color options, all colors match your C7’s exterior paint color. The company PFYC.com states they have these in stock and ship the same day.

If you are looking for the best quality indoor car cover money can buy, look no further. Our new super stretch cover is the perfect cover for your 2014 or 2015 C7 Corvette and Corvette Z06. This car cover features a super soft, thick inner fleece liner. The exterior of this Corvette car cover is as smooth as the paint finish on your Corvette!”

C7 Crystal Red Car Cover

These car covers are right around $200, which in our opinion is just about right for a custom fit Corvette car cover. You get the great custom fit, but also a color match to your paint. These car covers also come with color matching bags…how cool is that?

C7 Corvette Torch Red Car Cover