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I am looking for an OEM C7 Corvette x-pipe. Prefer from a Z06 if possible. Require the 2 cats plus the x-pipe. Basically what most take off to replace with an all new system. I really only need to borrow the OEM x-pipe to take exact measurements. I am willing to buy or really only need to borrow it for a few weeks and then would return. I am in Toronto. Thank you. ghardyss@yahoo.ca
 

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I believe I still have mine.
Thanks so much Rob. I found what I need. I am working on a custom x-pipe for my C7 Z06 and will advise the forum once I am done. As your profile says Peterborough, please feel free to visit a good Corvette friend of mine who owns Peterborough Kia. Paul is the owner and he has a bunch of cool C2/C3 plus Camaros. Again very kind of you to reply. Regards Greg
 

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Thanks so much Rob. I found what I need. I am working on a custom x-pipe for my C7 Z06 and will advise the forum once I am done. As your profile says Peterborough, please feel free to visit a good Corvette friend of mine who owns Peterborough Kia. Paul is the owner and he has a bunch of cool C2/C3 plus Camaros. Again very kind of you to reply. Regards Greg
Hey I have seen a few of Paul's car collection. Very nice.
Take care
 

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Thanks so much Rob. I found what I need. I am working on a custom x-pipe for my C7 Z06 and will advise the forum once I am done. As your profile says Peterborough, please feel free to visit a good Corvette friend of mine who owns Peterborough Kia. Paul is the owner and he has a bunch of cool C2/C3 plus Camaros. Again very kind of you to reply. Regards Greg
Mine’s in a box after replacing it with a stainless x-pipe. I could take measurements if you like. I also have near new black 19 and 20 inch mags that came with my 2017 ZO6 . I purchased new black with red stripe that was on my build sheet. No idea why the first owner changed them. I guess he had $ to burn. Text 514-947-5746. Sidney
 

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I have completed my x-pipe. Custom hand built at Vibrant Performance. 7 lbs less than stock. 304 Stainless Steel. pipe 3" down to OE 2.75" to match rear section. No need for any parts from forum friends. I would like to thank all that replied, very kind of you.
 

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Looks nice. Am curious why you didnt just cut the cats off and replace with a straight pipe?
 

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Looks nice. Am curious why you didnt just cut the cats off and replace with a straight pipe?
I did remove the secondary cats, those are not monitored and cause no issues. OE is 4 cat system. Those 2 other cats would go if you do headers. I am done with exhaust. sounds great but not too loud.
 

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I did remove the secondary cats, those are not monitored and cause no issues. OE is 4 cat system. Those 2 other cats would go if you do headers. I am done with exhaust. sounds great but not too loud.
Yes I get that but what I meant was why did you build a whole custom xpipe vs just keeping the oem pipe minus the cats? Agree that the sound is better without the cats for sure
 

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Yes I get that but what I meant was why did you build a whole custom xpipe vs just keeping the oem pipe minus the cats? Agree that the sound is better without the cats for sure
yes could do that but now the pipe is a much smother transitiosn plus pipe goes from 3" at the cats to 2.75 at the muffler end. Lighter also and overall the pipe is straighter, but I keep the OE part intact in the case I need to return to stock.
 
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Nice welds. I'll guess you flowed argon on the inside while doing the outside with Tig?
 

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Nice. I've been aware that Vibrant sold a huge line of auto goodies, I have some old catalogues. But this is the first time I've heard that they could custom fabricate pipes. Did you investigate the possibility of having a full length of ss tube mandrel bent, before going with Vibrant?
 

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Nice. I've been aware that Vibrant sold a huge line of auto goodies, I have some old catalogues. But this is the first time I've heard that they could custom fabricate pipes. Did you investigate the possibility of having a full length of ss tube mandrel bent, before going with Vibrant?
No. Didn't have a contact or know who would be willing to do custom mandrel. Borla stopped making the full length x-pipe and COVID messed up getting anything over the border. If I was to do over I would consider but at what cost.
 

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I've used Cintube in Mississauga years ago to make custom motorcycle headers from 1½" 316 ss. They were quite reasonable.
But if you google "mandrel bending mississauga", you'll get lots of hits.
 

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