Precision crafted using 100% T-304 stainless steel and mandrel bending, this exhaust system is manufactured as a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory system. By utilizing the factory mounting locations this system requires absolutely no cutting, welding, or modifications for installation. All Billy Boat Exhaust systems for the C5 come complete with mounting hardware and are a direct replacement for stock exhaust systems. Attention to detail in manufacturing means easy installation. No machining. No down time. Just a faster, better sounding, better looking and more muscular Corvette right out of the box. Guaranteed for life against corrosion, rust or burn through and two years for materials and workmanship.
Developed in 1997, the Route 66 is still a classic today. Cosmetics are drastically improved with Billy Boat Exhaust’s exclusive quad 3.5″ double wall tips. This system is great to improve the look, sound and enjoyment of your Corvette without waking up the neighbors. It is also a great option for anyone that adds long tube headers to their C5, as it uses a unique 180 degree internal design that muffles very effectively. The C5 Route 66 System creates a distinctive muscle car idle note that emits a true touring performance sound on the highway and will garner an additional 11 rear wheel horsepower.
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What’s the difference between our exhaust systems?
BULLET – Aggressive Sound
Billy Boat Performance Exhaust has created the most aggressive C5 performance exhaust system to be released – the Bullet! Not for the meek or mild, the Bullet has quickly become the industry standard for a deep, aggressive muscle car sound on the C5. You can see up to 18 rear wheel horsepower and 17 ft lbs of torque from the Bullet. With Billy Boat Exhausts boldest tip style and configuration insure the C5 will scream ”muscle car”.
PRT – Aggressive Sound at Wide-Open-Throttle, Mild sound at cruise
The Billy Boat Exhaust PRT after-cat system employs exhaust technology unique to the aftermarket So unique, in fact, it doesn’t use a muffler at all. The Billy Boat Exhaust PRT system is simple in design, though more complex in theory, which suggests that you can have a mellow sound at cruising speeds and a sport note when you’re tearing up the streets. It allows true straight through exhaust passage under aggressive driving conditions.
ROUTE 66 – Moderate Sound
Cosmetics on the Route 66 are drastically improved with Billy Boat Exhaust’s exclusive quad 4.5″ wide and 3″ tall, rolled edge tips. The C5 Route 66 System creates a distinctive muscle car idle note that emits a true touring performance sound on the highway and will garner an additional 11 rear wheel horsepower.
How a Dyno Works We’re going to quote DynoJet directly to explain how the machine works, since paraphrasing would only do you an injustice. “Power, in mechanical terms, is the ability to accomplish a specified amount of work in a given amount of time. By definition, one horsepower is equal to applying a 550-pound force through a distance of one foot in one second. In everyday terms, it would take one HP to raise a 550-pound weight up one foot in one second. So to measure horsepower, we need to know force (in pounds) and velocity (in feet per second). DynoJet’s inertia dynamometer measures power just in this way. The dyno calculates velocity by measuring the time it takes to rotate the heavy steel drum one turn. The dyno measures force at the surface of the drum by indirectly measuring the drum’s acceleration. Acceleration is simply the difference in velocity at the surface of the drum from one revolution to the next. The force applied to the drum is calculated from acceleration using Newton’s 2nd law, F=MA, (F)orce equals (M)ass times (A)cceleration. Power is coupled to the drum by friction developed between the driving tire of the vehicle and the knurled steel surface on the drum of the dynamometer.” Calculating Torque “When an object rotates around a point, the object’s speed of rotation depends on both an applied force and the moment arm. The moment arm is the distance from the point of rotation to where the force is being applied. Torque is the product of the force and the moment arm. For example think about trying to spin a drum by wrapping a rope around the drum and then pulling on the rope. If the rope is wrapped around a drum of one-foot radius and pulled with 550 pounds of force, the resulting torque is 550 foot-pounds. The torque on the dyno’s drum can be calculated by multiplying the force applied by the drum’s radius. However, engine torque is not equal to the dyno’s drum torque because the gearing through the drivetrain changes the moment arm. The change in the moment arm is proportional to the ratio of engine speed to drum speed. Therefore, tachometer readings are necessary to calculate and display engine torque.”
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With proper installation, your new Billy Boat Exhaust system will last a lifetime. While installation of this product is very simple and straight forward, there are a couple areas that need some attention.
Tools need for installation: Jack/Jack Stands, 18mm Socket or Wrench, 15mm Socket and Wrench, 13mm Socket and 6” Extension
SAFETY: Appropriate disassembly, assembly methods and procedures are essential to ensure the personal safety of the individual performing the kit installation. Improper installation due to the failure to correctly follow these instructions could cause personal injury or death. Read each step of the installation manual carefully before starting the installation.
VEHICLE SUPPORT WARNING: Should the purchaser decide to install this exhaust product at home, be warned that car or light duty truck/van “bumper” jacks are intended for emergency use only. The use of frame contact jack stands in conjunction with a floor jack as main support is highly recommended to minimize accidental dropping of a vehicle while the installation proceeds. We recommend the use of a shop hoist if possible. Please use caution!
GENERAL STATEMENT OF LIABILITY: While we provide information for do-it-yourself installation of exhaust systems and related items, these operations are not without risk. Injury may occur during an installation or exhaust systems and their components may be damaged in the process. We are not responsible or liable for damages that may be sustained to persons or property during an installation. For this reason, we recommend professional installation as the best option when at all possible. While care has been taken in the preparation of the information contained in this web site, Billy Boat Exhaust and BillyBoatExhaust.com does not and cannot guarantee its accuracy. Anyone accessing this information does so at their own risk. It will be assumed that access indemnifies Billy Boat Exhaust and BillyBoatExhaust.com from any and all injury or damage arising from such use.
LOCAL LAWS & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMERS: Local Laws & Limitation of Liability/Disclaimers: The regulation of emissions production, noise levels and safety standards is undertaken by the federal government, each of the fifty state legislatures, and by many local municipalities, towns and counties. The manufacturer makes no warranties of merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, or that its products are approved for general use, or that its products comply with laws, regulations or ordinances in the states where they may be sold to the ultimate purchaser, the consumer. The entire risk as to the conformity of this product in any such state and as to repair, should the product prove to be defective or non-conforming, is on the retail purchaser, the buyer, the ultimate consumer of such product and it is not upon the seller, distributor, or manufacturer. In this connection, retail purchaser, the buyer, the ultimate consumer assumes the burden of the entire cost of any and all necessary service, alterations, and or repair. The foregoing statement limits the liability of the manufacturer.
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