Category: C7 Corvette Aftermarket Parts

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?!


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

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 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 Akrapovi? 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 Akrapovi? 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 have them available, RPI Designs and also Southern Car Parts.



Protect your C7 Corvette Stingray Door When Entering or Exiting w/Clear Door Sills

Many C7 Corvette Stingray owners are like me, they have a heck of a time getting our of their Corvette without kicking, or at least scraping the lower portion of the door sill and leaving an ugly mark. This has been a problem even before the first C7 Corvette Stingray rolled off the line in Bowling Green. I know many C5 and C6 owners that complain about the same thing. Sure, it’s okay if you can open your door 100% of the way, but if you are in a tight spot, perhaps a parking place or your garage, you have to pry the door open slowly and have barely enough room to squeeze out of the car. No matter how hard you try, you get your right foot dragging across the door sill…..well, until now you have to clean it every single time. The automotive aftermarket has come up with a CLEAR door sill protector package that simply velcros into place. The clear door sills are designed to quickly and easily install and can be removed in moments.

2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Clear Door Sill Kick Plates

2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Clear Door Sill Kick Plates


You can barely even notice them, and will be thankful you have them installed. Here is another view.

Corvette Stingray Clear Door Sills

Corvette Stingray Clear Door Sills

We found a few reputable online websites that offer these door sills, at a very reasonable price. It looks like the going rate is around $79.95 for the set of two. RPI Designs has them as well as Southern Car Parts. This is perhaps the best modification you can make to your Corvette.

C7 Corvette Stingray C7R and Jake Racing Floor Mats Arrive

Exciting news for C7 Corvette owners. Lloyd Mats has just released new floor mats for the 2014 and 2015 Corvette Stingray. Lloyd Mats offers these new floor mats with the C7R logo, Corvette Racing logo and also the Jake Skull logo.

C7 Corvette C7R Floor Mats

C7 Corvette C7R Floor Mats


2014 2015 C7 Corvette Stingray Lloyd Floor Mats are the very best floor mats you can buy for your Corvette. Lloyd Mats has been manufacturing floor mats since the 1970’s and is the leader in the automotive industry. The Ultimat is a heavy duty mat, much heavier than the factory GM mats. The C7 Corvette Ultimat also comes with a lifetime warranty.


C7 Corvette Stingray C7R Floor Mats

C7 Corvette Stingray C7R Floor Mats


Perhaps you are a Corvette Racing fan like us. If you are, and you own a C7 Corvette Stingray, then Lloyd Mats has the perfect option for you…the “CORVETTE RACING” floor mats. These floor mats come in Jet Black and feature the racing script shown below.

C7 Corvette Stingray Corvette Racing Floor Mats

C7 Corvette Stingray Corvette Racing Floor Mats


We found a few Corvette parts houses on the internet that offer these floor mats. You can pick them up at RPI Designs or Southern Car Parts.


C7 Corvette Stingray Billy Boat Performance Exhaust Systems Sounding Off

Most Stingray owners will either love the sound of their new C7 Corvette, or they will really not care for it and want to change it out right away. C7 owners are fortunate enough to have Billy Boat on their site, yes, that Billy Boat, the retired Indy Car driver. the Billy Boat that started the Indy 500 on the pole in 1998….ok, we made our point. So Billy Boat is certainly qualified to research and build exhaust systems for your Stingray. From what we can see, Billy Boat Performance exhaust offers three different “levels” of exhausts for your Stingray. The PRT, the Bullet and the Fusion. These three systems offer different levels of noise and growl. The PRT is very much like the factory systems, only louder, with a deeper tone. The PRT system will offer the driver no drone or resonance in the cockpit. The Fusion is a bit louder and the Bullet is the all out, blow our neighbors windows out loud, system built by Billy Boat.

C7 Corvette Stingray Billy Boat Exhaust

C7 Corvette Stingray Billy Boat Exhaust


In addition to the three “levels” of exhaust systems, B&B offers three different exhaust tips that can be mated up with any of the systems. The SPEEDWAY tips, show above, offer a very unique look to the Stingray. The double wall oval quad tips and the double wall quad round tips.

C7 Corvette Z06 Billet Boat Fusion Exhaust System

C7 Corvette Z06 Billet Boat Fusion Exhaust System


We found a variety of vendors offering these exhaust systems out on the web. The best prices we could find was Southern Car Parts and also RPI Designs. These vendors seem to have a great selection of Billy Boat systems and the best prices we could find.

With a Billy Boat Exhaust system for your C7 Corvette Stingray, you simply cannot go wrong!

Lower Your 2014 2015 C7 Corvette Stingray For Next To Nothing

I was driving behind a new C7 Corvette Stingray on Friday afternoon and noticed that it sat really close to the ground (don’t they all?). But this Stingray was lower than most. Lucky for me, the driver was on his way to the mall and I followed him in….I worked up the courage to ask him if all C7’s are that low to the ground. He was very friendly and told me that he actually installed a set of “lowering bolts”. He explained that vendors in the aftermarket make these little bolts shown below and they will actually allow the owner to lower his Corvette up to 2.5″.

C7 Corvette Stingray Lowering Bolts

C7 Corvette Stingray Lowering Bolts


Of course I didn’t think to take pictures…I know, any blogger worth his weight would have done so. But I did find some bolts on the internet along with pictures. RPI has them and so does Southern Car Parts. I did find a few pictures on the RPI site and posted them below. So you guys tell me. Do you like the look? Or do you like the stock “normal height” better? I kind of like the look of the lowered Stingray.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. The C7 Lowering Bolts package will set you back a nice dinner, or about $45.00. Not too bad if you ask any of us over here.