Another year of modding Corvettes is in the books, and we wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of our favorite mods of 2023 for the 2020+ C8 Corvette Stingray. While we have greatly added to our product line throughout the year these five Corvette parts when added to your C8 Corvette Stingray will give you the most bang for your buck. We will be going over each mod and why we love it so much.
1. 1VM Front Splitter
If you're looking to elevate the style and performance of your C8 Corvette Stingray, the 1VM Front Splitter is an exceptional choice. This splitter isn't just about aesthetics; it's a game-changer in terms of both design and functionality. Here's why the 1VM Front Splitter stands out as a top mod for Corvette enthusiasts:
Reasons why we love it:
- Ease of Installation: One of the most appealing aspects of the 1VM Front Splitter is its installation simplicity. You can transform your Corvette's look with minimal effort, making it a favorite among DIY enthusiasts. Check out our step-by-step installation video to see how you can do it yourself.
- Sleek Design Without Winglets: The 1VM's unique design, devoid of side winglets, sets your Corvette apart with a clean, streamlined look. This singular aesthetic choice differentiates your vehicle on the road and showcases a modern twist on classic Corvette styling.
- Seamless Single-Piece Construction: Unlike many splitters that come in multiple pieces, the 1VM Front Splitter is a single-piece component. This design ensures there are no visible split lines, maintaining the Corvette's sleek and unbroken profile.
- Carbon Flash Metallic Black Finish: The splitter’s finish in Carbon Flash Metallic black is not just about matching the Corvette's inherent sophistication; it's about enhancing it. This finish adds a touch of elegance and complements the Stingray's dynamic design.
- Optional Performance Enhancement: For those looking to add more than just looks, the optional Undertray offers increased performance and strength. It's an upgrade that's as much about function as it is about form.
For a deeper dive into choosing the right front splitter for your Corvette, don’t miss our detailed guide on Choosing the Right C8 Front Lip Splitter for Your Chevrolet Midengine Corvette.
2. Corvette Jacking Pucks
A must-have for any Corvette owner, the Jacking Pucks are essential for maintaining the integrity and safety of your vehicle during maintenance. Here's why these jacking pucks are a top pick for Corvette enthusiasts:
Reasons why we love them:
- Semi-Permanent Design: These jacking pucks are designed to be semi-permanent, meaning you can leave them on your Corvette for convenience or remove them to use on another vehicle. This flexibility is ideal for Corvette owners who value both functionality and ease of use.
- Ensured Lifting Safety: When it comes to lifting your Corvette, safety is paramount. Our jacking pucks guarantee that whoever is working on your vehicle will lift it properly, protecting your Corvette from potential damage during maintenance.
- Universal Fit: These pucks are not just for the latest models; they fit all Corvettes starting from the C5 generation (2005+). This universal compatibility makes them a versatile choice for Corvette owners with different models.
- Variety of Colors: Customization is key, and our jacking pucks come in three anodized colors – red, black, and blue. Choose the color that best matches your Corvette's style and make a statement under your vehicle.
Discover how easy it is to install these jacking pucks by watching our installation video. Enhance your Corvette's functionality and safeguard it during maintenance with these essential accessories.
3. C8 Corvette Stingray Rock Guards
Our C8 Stingray ACS Rock Guards are a perfect blend of functionality and style, designed to keep your Corvette in pristine condition. Here's why these rock guards are a favorite among Corvette owners:
Reasons why we love them:
- 2X Protection: Adding an inch wider than the OEM splash guards as well as providing additional downward protection, the ACS Rock Guards provide the most rock chip protection for your Corvette!
- Carbon Flash Black Finish: Each guard is meticulously painted in Carbon Flash Metallic black, the same color found throughout your C8 Corvette. To understand more about this unique finish, read our article on What is Carbon Flash Black?
- Easy Installation: The rock guards are designed to clip into place seamlessly, making the installation process straightforward and hassle-free. You can easily install them yourself by following our installation guide.
- Cost-Effective Protection: These rock guards are more effective and economical than installing Paint Protection Film (PPF) and having your car ceramic coated. They offer durable protection without the hefty price tag.
- Compatibility with Aftermarket Wheels: Designed to work efficiently with larger sized aftermarket wheels and tires, these rock guards prevent wheel rub and protect your investment, regardless of your customization choices.
With the ACS Rock Guards, you can drive with confidence, knowing your Corvette is safeguarded against road debris and other elements that can impact its appearance and performance.
4. C8 Corvette Stingray Z06 Side Rockers
Elevate the look of your C8 Corvette Stingray with our Z06 Side Rockers. These side rockers are more than just an accessory; they are a statement of style and performance. Here's why they are a top choice for Corvette enthusiasts:
Reasons why we love them:
- Z06 Appearance: These side rockers give your Stingray the aggressive and sporty look of the Z06 model. It's an instant upgrade that enhances the overall visual appeal of your Corvette.
- Carbon Flash Metallic Black Finish: Consistent with the Corvette's sleek design, the rockers are painted in Carbon Flash Metallic black. This finish adds a touch of elegance and seamlessly blends with the Corvette's aesthetic.
- Easy Installation: Installation is a breeze as these side rockers use the same mounting holes as the OEM Z51 Rockers. You can follow our step-by-step installation video for a quick and easy setup.
- Affordable Upgrade: Offering great value, these side rockers are priced competitively. It's an affordable way to add a high-end look to your Corvette without breaking the bank.
For more insights on selecting the perfect side rockers for your Corvette, don’t miss our guide on Choosing the Best C8 Side Rockers. Upgrade your Stingray with our Z06 Side Rockers and experience the perfect blend of style and performance.
5. 5VM Front Splitter
The 5VM Front Splitter is a standout modification for the C8 Corvette Stingray, bringing the iconic OEM 5VM style to your vehicle. This splitter is not only a visual upgrade but also an enhancement to your Corvette's performance. Here are the reasons why it's a must-have:
Reasons why we love it:
- Easy Installation: This splitter is designed for hassle-free installation, making it an excellent choice for both novices and experienced modders. The installation process is straightforward, as demonstrated in our installation video.
- Iconic 5VM Style: The 5VM Front Splitter replicates the coveted OEM 5VM design, providing your Corvette with a high-end, sporty look without the hefty OEM price tag.
- Carbon Flash Metallic Black: Like our other premium Corvette accessories, this splitter is finished in Carbon Flash Metallic black, offering a sleek, cohesive look that complements the Corvette's existing lines and curves.
- Performance Enhancement Option: For those seeking additional performance benefits or an itch for the track, our Undertray can be added to the splitter. This upgrade improves aerodynamics and strengthens the overall construction.
To explore more about our range of Corvette splitters and find the perfect match for your vehicle, take a look at our comprehensive guide on ACS C8 Corvette Splitter Lineup. The 5VM Front Splitter is an investment in your Corvette's aesthetic and performance, making it a top choice for as Corvette accessory.
Bonus: C8 Stingray Diffuser Inserts
Who doesn't love a bonus round! This one's dedicated to our sleek C8 Stingray Diffuser Insert. Comprising two pieces that attach seamlessly to your existing diffuser panel, this accessory significantly enhances the rear end of the C8. Let's delve into why the ACS Diffuser Insert is a must-have:
Reasons why we love it:
- Customization Options: Available in all C8 colors and Carbon Flash, the diffuser inserts offer a wide range of aesthetic choices. Opt for a subtle, conservative black or embrace a bolder look with a color match to your Corvette's hue.
- Straightforward Installation: Classified as a medium-difficulty install, it's surprisingly simple to complete without the need to lift the vehicle or remove the rear bumper. The non-permanent installation process makes it a great choice. View our step-by-step installation guide for more details.
- Exhaust Compatibility: Perfect for those with or planning to upgrade their Corvette's exhaust system, our Diffuser Inserts are compatible with modified exhausts like Borla, Paragon Performance, or Corsa, and can be adapted for larger canisters.
For an in-depth look at our C8 Stingray Diffuser Insert, be sure to visit our comprehensive C8 Stingray Diffuser blog post.
We hope you enjoyed our list of our top five mods for the C8 Corvette Stingray in 2023. Those are not the only accessories ACS Composite makes for the C8 Stingray, so be sure to check out our entire C8 Stingray Collection for more of your modding needs!
We look forward to seeing which mods will become our favorite in 2024! Happy modding!