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BigBud

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Anyone have experience with those aftermarket rear exhaust plates. Ads say they secure them with tape and I don't have confidence that will hold up with heat and weather.
 
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BigBud: I put my plate on just a few weeks ago so I really can't tell you about durabilty og the tape. I can tell you that once you put it on, thats it! Mine is slightly off center (only I notice) and I couldn't get it off.

Steve
 
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BigBud

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Thanks Steve,
I also posted on the Corvette News Group and Rich T. said he had his on for over a year and no sign of movement. I'm going to pick one up.

Best,

Pete T
 

Jim Shoemaker

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1997 Arctic White Coupe Firethorn Red interior
I've got a polished aluminum exhaust plate from West Coast Corvette. It bolts on and there are hex nuts on the mounting bracket that allow you to center it. A bit expensive (around $280), but the look is great.
 
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Torchy2000

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Funny that you should ask...

One of our vette club members was rear-ended hard over the weekend (hard enough that it took the rear hatch glass, and destroyed the rear suspension geometery). We were looking at it and chuckled a bit noticing that his rear exhaust plate was still firmly attached! Mine has been on for six months and is completely secure. The tape is a 3M™ product, I think. I wish I could find out how to buy roll. The gaffer's tape of future! I could rule the world....

Torchy
 
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Karl Snedeger

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I made my own plate from some scrap aluminum I had laying around. Polished the aluminum and attached a rear hatch emblem on the aluminum. The plate secures to the frame with 2 self tapping screws. Total cost 20 bucks for the emblem. Looks as good as anything you can buy and I get to say I made it myself! 3M has really improved adhesives in the auto category and I wouldn't worry about using the tape.
 
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ZiroCool

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I was told the older model c5's like the 98-99 have bolt on plates..the newer ones have stick on..and yes mines slightly lopsided too =(
 
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ZiroCool: I bet noone notices your crooked plate but you!! Too everyone else I'm sure it looks awesome,

Steve
 

richscorvettes

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Connecticut
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1963 & 2007 Z06 Coupes
Exhaust Plate

I made an exhaust plate from aluminum and painted it body color. I used the 3M tape (Heavy-Duty Attachment Adhesive #6010ES) which comes in 3" strips and this holds very well. I have the template for the plate if anyone is interested in making one of their own.

Rich Lagasse
 

motorman

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i would be leary of the plates that tie the 2 exhaust pipes together because when you accelerate one pipe move upward and the other pipe moves downward due to the torque of the engine. clamping the 2 pipes together may put a bind or a strain on the exhaust system that could break or crack welds or brackets.
 

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