Soul Performance Launches New C8 Corvette Valved Exhaust

Soul Performance was one of the first companies to make an aftermarket exhaust for the C8 Corvette thanks to StreetSpeed717 wanting the loudest exhaust possible.

Since then they have made high end quality sport cats and a straight piped cat back exhaust that was the same exhaust StreetSpeed717 put on his C8 Corvette.

Now Soul Performance just launched their Valved Exhaust for people that want to be able to switch to the the loudest C8 Corvette exhaust on the market and back to daily driving mode and a lot quieter tone. It’s starting at $4,195 and goes up to $4,395. Make sure you tell them sent you.

Check out their video and information on their C8 Corvette exhaust.

Our Valved Exhaust System and Sport Catalytic Converters offer increases in power and sound with no compromises or check engine lights.

Enjoy a respectable gain in V8 rumble, throttle response, and power for your C8 Corvette.

Available now:…

DEVELOPMENT GOALS -Improve upon the factory design to increase and refine the V8 tone.

-Increase the presence and character of the exhaust note in the cabin while maintaining a reasonable level of resonance / drone while driving in both the valves closed and open modes through our signature drone fighting capabilities.

-Heighten aggressiveness with valves open while maintaining an overall sound level potential / quality that can still be reasonably driven on the street in combination with other complimentary aftermarket exhaust components – such as Sport Catalytic Converters or headers.

-Offer the ability to notably reduce the sound level of the car outside to fly under the radar when necessary.

-Achieve an effective delta in sound between both modes for two usable, well engineered experiences – mild and wild. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

With valves closed, the exhaust is routed through a bespoke SOUL chambered muffler we designed with an internal X-Pipe to meet our sound goals. This unique muffler was crafted to match our high standard of drone fighting mufflers that we are known for in the Porsche world. We tested a more traditional perforated core muffler design as well but the carefully engineered chambers of the final muffler result in a more aggressive sound on and off throttle with reduced undesirable tones.

With valves open, exhaust flow is free to exit through 3″ piping for a thunderous roar. Secondary flow through the muffler and x-pipe reduces rasp and smooths the exhaust note for a higher pitched, more refined sound. The end result is two distinct and enjoyable sound modes – mild and wild.

AFM valve deletes are included for the factory exhaust valves (designed to limit flow in four-cylinder mode) in order to delete them without triggering a check engine light. Due to the close proximity of the exhaust to sensitive components and plastic, heat shields are a MUST. 

We’ve partnered with PTP Turbo Blankets to produce a bespoke, form-fitting heat shielding solution. Far superior to no-name brand copies, PTP Lava Turbo Blankets are constructed with an outer layer made from pulverized volcanic lava rock (Rated 1800°F Direct Heat / 2500°F Radiant Heat) formed into fabric and woven into a tight mesh weave. These blankets are internally insulated with high temperature calcium magnesium silicate wool (Rated 1832°F Continuous / 2300°F Peak) overlaid with a high temperature stainless steel mesh for increased durability and improved thermal resistance. The Lava Blankets are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions.

CONSTRUCTION:  Each component is made in-house by our fabrication team from mandrel bent .060″ wall T304L stainless steel tubing, laser cut brackets, and waterjet cut flanges. Welds are back purged for proper penetration and maximum durability. Our 4″ double wall stainless steel tips are available in a number of finishes and have depth adjustment for perfect fitment to meet your desired aesthetic.

FINISHES:  SOUL tips are available in several styles and finishes. Natural finishes options include polishing, hand-brushing, and a matte Signature Satin. Black tips are ceramic coated with Jet-Hot for maximum bonding strength and increased finish durability. Looking for something unique?

Contact us for custom logos and colors. HJS HD 200 CELL CATALYSTS: The highest quality catalytic converters available, known for their industry leading flow and durability. With their premium wash coat full of precious metals, they are efficient enough at catalyzing to meet strict EURO 4 emission standards while still allowing for an increase in flow – all without a check engine light.

The HD design uses a stout triple foil winding for maximum strength. The brazing stripe is an extra feature in the interest of durability – it prevents the core from moving or experiencing any damage from sustained high horsepower abuse. We use a large and appropriately sized catalyst to allow for maximum gains – the same cats tested and proven on our McLaren and Porsche Turbo applications for big horsepower support.

BOLT ON AND GO:  Each exhaust component is built and tested in a thick gauge aluminum fixture (which prevents warping) to ensure perfect fitment. Every piece is rigorously quality-checked prior to shipping and then foam packed to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. LIFETIME

WARRANTY:  Enjoy your SOUL exhaust components with confidence on both the street and track as they are covered by our Lifetime Warranty! Our team will quickly work with you to resolve any issues or answer any questions that you may have. Have questions? We’re always here to help: (855) 486-1400 IG: @soulperformanceproducts

Corsa Performance Launches C8 Corvette Exhaust & More!

It’s been years in the making and now Corsa Performance has finally launched a cat back exhaust for the C8 Corvette.

As we discussed before Atlanta Custom Wraps has first dibs and was testing the Corsa C8 Corvette Exhaust for the last year or so.

And now as of today Corsa launched a LIMITED supply of cat back exhausts, sport cats, headers, and a carbon fiber air intake.

You can see all of their C8 Corvette products here.

Here you can see the difference between having the NPP valves open or not on their exhaust systems. They have 4 options for the C8 Corvette Cat Back Exhaust that depend on using the AFM valves and/or NPP Valves.

In our experience if you don’t install the AFM valves correctly or even if you do it correctly there have been check engine lights. Cicio performance came out with  module to trick the AFM valves we will be testing on our C8 Corvette where we used a straight pipe cat back from Soul Performance and now have the Fabspeed Valvetronic Cat Back Exhaust ordered with DynoComp in Scottsdale, AZ.

ArmyTrix C8 Corvette Exhaust (VIDEO Install)

Now that the C8 Corvette has been out for almost a year there have been many companies rushing to be the first cat back exhaust aftermarket option for the C8 Corvette.

We have covered Soul Performance, Fabspeed, Corsa, AWE, custom titanium exhausts and many other C8 Corvette Exhaust Aftermarket options.

To add to the mix check out this video by Brink of Speed YouTube where he installs one of the first ArmyTrix cat back custom exhausts.

Also, if you are having check engine light issues with and aftermarket cat back exhaust on your C8 Corvette check out this module and AFM simulator that Cicio Performance makes to trick the encrypted ECU.

And lets all hope General Motors and Chevrolet unlocks the computer!

And again another Check Engine Light on a C8 Corvette exhaust because of the stupid AFM valves.

C8 Corvette Exhaust AFM Valves Causing Check Engine Light?

If you tried changing out your C8 Corvette Exhaust for an aftermarket exhaust from AWE, Soul Performance, Late Model Racecraft, Armytrix, Corsa, or Fabspeed to name the least you might have triggered a check engine light.

If that’s the case and you are getting error P12f0 code most likely when the cat back exhaust was installed the two AFM valves which are part number # 84896567 were not installed properly on the brackets or the performance shop and Chevy dealer pushed the valves all the way open and it got stuck.

Luckily thanks to an Emelia Hartford video where she has been twin turboing her C8 Corvette she mentioned Cicio Performance created a C8 Corvette Exhaust module that the AFM valve actuator wires can be plugged into to trick the system.


Per Cicio Performance in regards to their AFM valve simulator module:

After installing several aftermarket exhaust systems on various C8’s, we quickly discovered that even though a lot of the systems on the market have the valve actuator brackets for the main valves when the car goes from 4cyl to 8cyl operation, that there is still a check engine light that appears.

We realized that this eye sore would not be preferable to 99% of the owners out there so we set out to figure out a solution for this.

Our exhaust module is a direct plug in item with very simple installation and will eliminate any check engine lights caused by the valve system on the factory exhaust!

**For 2020 Model year only**

The AFM or Active Fuel Management system on the new C8 Corvette is a great feature for all of us that love causing down the road getting good fuel milage on our 500hp car. However for those of us who want the addition of some extra music coming out of the tail pipes we may face a problem with the AFM valve systems in association with aftermarket exhaust systems. While some exhaust systems come with metal simulators they not only can be somewhat difficult to install but we have also found some of them don’t even remove the check engine light on all cars.

The electronic system on the new C8 as many of you I’m sure can imagine is extremely advanced and looks for things that some of the older models don’t, but we set out testing to find a solution for a direct plug and play, no questions asked solution to make your C8 happy even when installing aftermarket exhausts and or even turbo systems!

With our PNP Active Fuel Management Valve Simulator you can 100% remove your factory valves and simply plug our all in one simulator to remove any possibility of a check engine light or control fault whatsoever. There is no software needed, you do not need to plug anything into your ODBII port nor do you need to bolt your actuators to something to trick them!!! Just plug in our Cicio Performance AFM Simulator and away you go!

These little magic boxes are in stock ready t0 ship!!!

More info directly from Cicio here

Paragon Peformance sells them as well

How to Install Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Exhaust and Sport Cats

If you are thinking about a high quality lightweight cat back exhaust and sport cats for your C8 Corvette you have to check out Paragon Performance.

They are emerging as the leader in C8 Corvette aftermarket parts and custom built their own high quality sport cats and C8 Corvette cat back exhaust that gains 14 more horsepower and reduces about 45 pounds from the OEM exhaust.

Here are How to Install C8 Corvette Exhaust and Sport Cats videos if you decide to purchase their systems.

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Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Exhaust Install!

Learn how to Install your brand new Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Exhaust!

Step by step instructions walk you through on how to install our exhaust system.

 Increase Peak WHP by 14HP Increase Peak WTQ by 16TQ Weighs in at 32 lbs vs the OEM of 77 lbs. 45lbs savings!

V-Band fitment for easy install AFM Valve bypass included – NO CEL Direct bolt on Made in the USA Lifetime Warranty*

0:21 Tools Needed

0:30 How to remove your C8 Corvette Bumper

2:25 How to take apart your C8 Corvette Trunk

3:15 How to remove your C8 Corvette Exhaust

4:55 How to remove your AFM & NPP Valves

5:17 Installing your AFM Delete Plates

9:04 Install your new Paragon C8 Corvette Exhaust

11:53 Assemble your trunk

12:22 Installing your C8 Corvette Bumper

13:52 Installing your Exhaust Tips

Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Sport Cats Install!

Learn how to Install your brand new Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Sport Cats!

Step by step instructions walk you through on how to install our Catalytic Convertors.

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Increase Peak WHP 6 Increase Peak WTQ 6 Decrease Weight by 12 lbs

Fits stock or aftermarket headers and exhausts 304 Stainless Steel Includes all new gaskets Includes all new hardware 100% Guaranteed N

o Check Engine Light No tune required Made in the USA Lifetime Warranty

0:20 Tools Needed

0:46 Remove your brace mounts

1:40 Remove your heat shields on your headers

2:14 Removing your C8 Corvette Air Box

4:38 C8 Corvette DCT Fluid Fill

4:44 How to Remove your C8 Corvette Cats ( Catalytic Convertor)

5:55 Installing your Paragon Sport Cats Hardware

6:38 Installing your Paragon Sport Cats

9:25 Installing your heat shields on headers

10:07 Installing your brace mounts

11:02 Sound Clips 

Stainless Works C8 Corvette Cat Back Exhaust and Headers

Check out this amazing well done and edited video by Stainless Works introducing their C8 Corvette Cat Back Exhaust and Headers.

Per their Stainless Works C8 Corvette Exhaust and Headers video

Give Your 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette the power and sound it deserves:

Introducing Stainless Works Legend and Redline series catback exhaust and headers for the C8 Corvette. Available with two different sound signatures, our systems are designed to improve your driving experience. Stainless Works performance exhausts and headers are proudly made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty.

Order online at or call toll free 800.878.3635 and mention you found their exhaust and headers on C8 Corvette Blog. 

C8 Corvette with Soul Sport Cats and ETS Exhaust!

Check out the Revs and ride along in this C8 Corvette that has ETS Extreme Turbo Systems Exhaust and Soul Performance Sport Cats.

The reason he couldn’t launch it is because he wasn’t holding the brake down hard enough. Once you do then it will rev to 3,500 RPMs and launch correctly. Here’s more information and videos on how to use launch control in the C8 Corvette.

Long Beach Red C8 Corvette Gets AWE Exhaust System

Check out this video by Lethal Performance on installing a AWE Exhaust System on the C8 Corvette.

AWE is another aftermarket part company that provides full cat back options including their track exhaust option for the C8 Corvette.

Per their video:

Holy TURKEYS! This C8 sounds like a completely different car with this new AWE Tuning X pipe and exhaust. Thanks to Micheal Nester for letting us work on this beautiful Long Beach Red C8 Corvette.


If you want to learn more about aftermarket cat back exhausts for the C8 Corvette see our other posts about AWE Exhausts, CorsaSoul Performance, FabSpeed and more!

Also, here’s another AWE Exhaust for the C8 Corvette at Cars and Coffee NC revving on video to give you an idea of the sound.

AWE Exhaust | C8 Corvette (Cars & Coffee NC)


Cordes Performance Racing Custom Cat Back Exhaust for C8 Corvette (VIDEO)

As we wrote about before Cordes Performance Racing in Tempe, AZ built a custom cat back exhaust for their C8 Corvette order that they recently cancelled. In the meantime @Pluugd on Instagram was rocking their custom cat back exhaust that I have seen in person and it looks and sounds great.

He recently purchased my Fabspeed Cat Bypass pipes I also wrote about months ago that through multiple check engine lights which is one of the reasons I switched to Soul Performance Sport Cats.

Here is a video of Cordes Performance Racing showing the new sound the Fabspeed cat bypass pipes added to their custom cat back exhaust for the Corvette C8.