How to Install a Tow Hook on the C8 Corvette

In this video Paragon Performance provides a step by step how to video of how to install a Tow Hook on a C8 Corvette.

They also sell these tow hooks along with rear tow hooks and many other aftermarket parts for the C8 Corvette on their website. Let them know you found their website this post on C8CorvetteBlog.com if you end up buying anything from them.

We have purchased many aftermarket parts for our C8 Corvette including the Girodisc brakes, ceramic brake pads, axels, vinyl for the taillights to tint them out and lowering springs.

How To Install Tow Hook C8 Corvette

How to Ceramic Coat Your C8 Corvette (VIDEO)

In this video by Brink of Speed on YouTube he shares a step by step process of adding a ceramic coating or ceramic coat to your C8 Corvette.

They mostly use all of Chemical Guys products including Carbon Force ceramic coating. They share all of the products, tools, and the step by step guide on how to make your C8 Corvette look extremely clean and protected from dust, dirt, and water spots.

They use a 2022 Hypersonic Gray C8 Corvette to apply the ceramic coating and show this process.

To ceramic coat a C8 Corvette professionally is anywhere from $1-2k but it does save you time and the cost of buying the products. They take about 3-4 hours to apply a ceramic coat on the C8 Corvette in this video. And the chemical guys package for what you need is usually in the $150 to $200 range and the ceramic kit is about $140 for 2-3 C8 Corvettes. If you didn’t own anything you would have to spend about $350 plus your time to get this done.

Step by Step Process for Applying Ceramic Coating to Car

  1. Wash your car and get it cleaned as best as possible.
  2. Then clay bar the car and use a detail spray or waterless wash
  3. Use a LED light to see any imperfections
  4. Use a wipeout or waterless spray again
  5. C4 clear cut polish on the buffer from Chemical guys and their pad conditioner and keep the buffer on the lowest setting
  6. Panel at a time and keep careful with the edges so you don’t burn any paint
  7. Then switch to the Chemical guys P4 and take the same steps with buffing the car on a low speed.
  8. Final step after two coats of paint correction go back and forth 3 times with the ceramic coating application on the applicator or bar they provide.
  9. Take a clean cloth and wipe it off after a few minutes

How to Fix C8 Corvette Squeaky or Squealing Brakes (VIDEO)

In this video from Rick Corvette Conti with Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala discusses how to fix squeaky or squealing C8 Corvette brakes with his service corvette technician Chuck Metts.

Chuck mentions Chevrolet wants them to put a copper grease on the brake pads to stop them from chattering in the calipers. It’s Permatex Copper anti seize lubricant and to put a thick layer on the brake pads.

Another option is upgrading your brakes to Girodisc brake rotors and Carbotech Brake pads as we did after ordering the parts from Paragon Performance. We have a Z51 3LT C8 Corvette the J55 brakes are bigger so you have to take the brake calipers off.

There is a bulletin with Chevrolet not a recall that they will fix this issue as long as the C8 Corvette is still under warranty.

What is the BEST C8 Corvette Air Filter?

Most auto manufacturers recommend changing air filers at about 15,000 miles. With the C8 Corvette there will be a service light that says “Change Air Filter at Next Oil Change Service”.

The C8 Corvette also provides a percentage of what is left on the factory air filter. However, if you want to purchase an aftermarket air filter to increase the life of your air filter and not have to change it as often there are many C8 Corvette air filter options from AFE and Attack Blue.

Our choice would be the Attack Blue air filter since we used it on our C8 Corvette and has slightly better Horsepower and Torque gains then the others. It also is Dry and Washable with just soap and water so you can reuse it as well.

In this video from Paragon Performance they test 3 aftermarket air filters and they were all pretty much the same 6+ HP gain with Attack Blue edging the other two out slight in the HP/Torque numbers.

C8 Corvette Air Filter Shootout! aFe Dry vs aFe 5R vs Attack Blue! | Paragon Performance

Per Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Air Filter Dyno Testing

C8 Corvette drop in air filter showdown! aFe Power Dry VS. aFe Power 5R VS. Attack Blue! Who do you think will win?! We tested all the drop in options for the stock airbox on a bone stock C8 Corvette. Tested on our DynoJet Dynamoter in our enclosed dyno cell.

If you do end up purchasing an aftermarket air filter from Paragon Performance let them know “C8CorvetteBlog.com” sent you.

How to Install a C8 Corvette Air Filter?

Need help installing a Corvette C8 Air filter yourself? Check out our how to change the air filter in a C8 Corvette post here.

How to Add Two More Quarts of DCT (Transmission) Fluid on the C8 Corvette

Check out this video from WRPDrive on YouTube where he adds 2 more quarts of DCT fluid to his C8 Corvette with the 13 degree method jacking the car up.

It does look higher than the 13 degrees (1 and half feet) and they had to jack it up pretty high so the transmission fluid wouldn’t leak. This is suppose to help reduce C8 Corvette transmission issues and for track use.

C8 Corvette gets 2 Liters of DCT fluid added through the side filler plug

This is the easier way of adding the 2 liters of DCT fluid. The side filler plug is easier accessed rather than taking out the airbox to access the top plug. Be careful not to drop the 17mm aluminum plug in the skid plating, it will be hard to find.

How to Change the DCT Filter on a C8 Corvette

Check out this step by step video on how to change out the transmission filter on the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) on the C8 Corvette.

Paragon Performance created this awesome video which not only shows you the process of changing your C8 Corvette DCT filter but the tools you need and how to do it.

Per their DCT Filter Change video

GM recommends changing your contaminated DCT Filter on your C8 Corvette at only 7500 miles!

Don’t skip out on the maintenance to risk damage to your transmission. Paragon Performance walks you through the entire process, step by step!

Replace at the following mileages: 7,500 mi 22,500 mi 45,00 mi 67,500 mi 90,000 mi 112,500 mi 135,00 mi

Also, visit Paragon Performance and tell them C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you for the transmission fluid, filter, or any C8 Corvette aftermarket parts you need!

How Do You Get in C8 Corvette When You Have a Dead Battery?

Check out this video from Rick Corvette Conti which shows you how to get into your C8 Corvette if your battery is dead.

First, you need to tap on the side button on your key to get to your emergency key. Then under the side rear quarter section of the door vent.

Then you can turn the key to the right to access the car and access a manual frunk release where the battery is. Then behind the brake pedal there is a loop you will notice and you need to pull that twice to gain access to the frunk and battery area.

Corvette C8 Vehicle Access with Dead Battery

Luke Pressel, Corvette Service Specialist at Criswell Automotive, demonstrates the process of gaining entry into a locked C8 when it has a dead battery and the door will not unlock without power. Use the manual key to access and unlock the vehicle. Remember to keep your trickle charger connected this winter.

How To Open C8 Glove Box If It’s Not Working!

Check out this video by Great White North Corvette as he shows two different ways to open your C8 Corvette glove box if it stops working all of a sudden as it did for him a few times.

This can especially be helpful if your pulled over and the glove box stops opening all of sudden. You won’t have time or the tools for the first option but the second option of banging on it a bit while you push the button could work.

Want Apple Car Play in your 2020 C8 Corvette?

Check out this video by Brink of Speed on YouTube where he shows you how you can turn your 2020 C8 Corvette into a 2021 or 2022 with Apple Car Play.

The device is called CarlinKit and can be found on Amazon. It will turn your 2020 C8 Corvette into a wireless Apple Car Playing machine.

Check out these videos on How to Add Apple Car Play to your 2020 C8 Corvette

My 2020 C8 Corvette Has WIRELESS Apple CarPlay!

The one feature that was added to the 2021 Corvettes that I really wished the 2020s had, is wireless Apple CarPlay.

How to Change the Front & Rear Brakes on the C8 Corvette (VIDEO)

Check out this step by step video on how to change your brakes, (front and rear brake pads) on the C8 Corvette.

Per AB’s Garage video description of the C8 Brake Pad Change

In this video we do a front brake pad change on a 2020 C8 Corvette with the Z51 performance package. The new mid engine platform has brought the Corvette to the next level but from my experience working on this current generation, they are still relatively easy to service. That being said, hopefully you find this video still very helpful!

C8 Corvette Brake Pad Change (Front and Rear Brake Pads)

Also, here is another video by Paragon Performance where we purchased our Girodisc Rotors and Carbotech 1521 brake pads for low brake dust.

Per their C8 Brake pad change video description:

Change out your extremely high dusting brake pads on your C8 Corvette Z51 at home with only a few simple tools! We walk you through, step by step, on how to change your front brake pads. The Carbotech 1521 is a very low dusting and low noise compound that we highly recommend you change out if you like to keep your car clean and improve your braking.

How to Change your Front Brake pads on your C8 Corvette!

How to Change your Rear Brake Pads on your C8 Corvette!

KNS Brakes also created a video to show you how to change your brakes on your C8 Corvette.

2020 C8 Z51 Corvette Brake Review and Pad Install

How to Change Brake Pads on a C8 Corvette

The 2020 C8 Corvette includes a laundry list of firsts–including eBoost brakes. In this video, we provide an overview of the C8 Corvette braking system and then show you how to change the brake pads when the time comes.

It’s a little bit different than maintaining a traditional brake system, so there are certain tools you’ll need and a specific order to follow. The C8 eBoost, or brake-by-wire, system offers some distinct advantages. Specifically, the system allows you to adjust the brakes, depending on what driving mode you’re using.

Our C8 Corvette has already seen significant track and Autocross time, so we’re ready to swap in a new set of pads.