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2020-2023 C8 Corvette Stingray Front Inlet Covers

(7 customer reviews)



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The reason you need protection! The C8 below only had 2200 miles on it when this picture was taken.

Don’t wait until there is major damage to your investment!

Patented! U.S. Patent # Des. D923,953 

  • 20 min. Installation not 2.5 - 4 hours like everyone else’s products! 
  • Factory Look – matches the factory hexagon on the rear hatch & rear facia
  • No lift or ramps needed to install, No tools needed to install  
  • Use your favorite ceramic coating before installation for super easy cleaning!
  • Track tested.
  • Made from Stainless steel not cheap aluminum like everyone else sells! 
  • Laser measured in design, laser cut so there are no sharp edges! Fully powder coated  

Will NOT void your factory warranty! Designed and Made in USA 

Stainless steel is 10 times stronger than aluminum! 

 Best function: Stainless steel is 10 times stronger than the same size aluminum. Our part is in front so there is no chance you can damage the A/C Condenser or radiator during the installation.  

 Best quality: Fully powder coated stainless steel, laser measured using factory inlets when designed, laser cut so there are no sharp edges. 

 Easy installation: or most tint shops or dealers will install our product for around 60-80 bucks. 

7 reviews for 2020-2023 C8 Corvette Stingray Front Inlet Covers

  1. richrat

    Fellow Forum Members,

    It has been an absolute pleasure to work with C8VPO on the testing of their Front Inlet Screens and I have now had the opportunity to install and test a set on my 2020 Corvette Z51 Coupe. In short, I couldn’t be more pleased with the fit, finish, powder coating, honeycomb match, installation flexibility, and overall quality of this product. And they really make the front end look great by limiting the direct view of the unsightly heat exchangers.

    Initially, I was concerned about three things:
    Installation in front of the OEM grills.
    Fitment of the lower corners after seeing the first installation photos.
    Airflow capacity and ease of removal for track days.
    Regarding installation over the OEM grills, not only does this make the installation much easier than if they were behind the grills, but the optional installation using zip ties makes for an easy removal if you ever need to clean the grills.

    Regarding fitment of the lower corners, the screens ship perfectly flat, but since they are designed to be flexible, a slight bend of the lower inlets allows for perfect fitment. I hadn’t realized how recessed the far lower corner of each grill is, but with a slight bend, the inlet screens fit perfectly.

    Regarding airflow capacity and ease of removal for track days, I took the car out for a drive this afternoon in 95 degree temps. You can see from the photo taken near the end of the drive that cooling wasn’t impacted at all. And with the zip tie installation, I can easily remove these for track days.

    I was also impressed with the exact match of the inlet screen honeycomb design to the OEM honeycomb on the rear engine deck and lower rear fascia. It’s a perfect match.
    These Front Inlet Screens are a quality product that matches the quality of the car. They look and feel like the are an OEM accessory item. I’ve chosen to install mine for now via zip ties, which you can tell up close, but once you back away from the car a little, even this is not very noticeable. The included 3M tape installation is ideal if you do not plan on tracking your car.

    Thanks Rich for making an awesome product to cover the front grills and to protect the heat exchangers!

  2. Jeff (verified owner)

    In case you were wondering if the price is worth it, in my opinion, yes. Extremely pleased as it really cleans up the front when it comes to the exposed coolers. These grill inserts were the “winner” in my case, when reviewing the various ideas and cloth protectors that went on the inside.

    Due to the ease of install and simple directions, combined with the quality of material to include the finish, I can drive my vehicle with peace of mind knowing that those condensers are being protected by aluminum. These are not going to crack or break like the plastics, or allow denting through a softer material that has been inserted in front of the condenser.

  3. Rick Gay (verified owner)

    I’ve had these on my car for over 2000 miles now. They still look brand new and No Dings on my coolant grills. The Picture of the Rapid Blue car with the screens installed are of my car I believe. I absolutely endorse this product and can confirm the ease of installation.

  4. Jack

    I just purchased a set and am delighted with them. High quality product,
    easy install, and perfect fit; that pretty much says it all. Further, they actually
    make the front end of the car look better! If you purchase a set, you will not
    be disappointed. Definitely worth the money…

  5. Carol Jacobs (verified owner)

    I spent a lot of time reviewing the different grill cover options before picking these for my new C8 Z51 LT2 Convertible. The main reason I selected these was the ease of application. At 62, this grandma did not want to crawl around on the ground to drop down the under coverings. Even with the front end lift, it was just not an option. I watched the install video, really focused on the fit and aesthetics, and purchased these radiator grill covers. I contacted Rich once about how to fit the corners to make sure I was attaching correctly and he was quick to respond. About a half hour later the grills were on the car and looking awesome! Let me be honest, I had a cup too much of coffee before trying this and it took me the majority of that time to peel back the tape to ready the grills – the actual attachment took me about nine minutes. The quality and fit looks like these were part of the original build. I love how they darken the radiators giving the front end a more consistent look. You won’t regret this purchase!

  6. Mark B (verified owner)

    The C8 Corvette inlet covers are awesome. Look really good and much easier to install than any of the other screens on the market. The engineering and fit of these covers are far superior to the competition.

  7. Cobymackk (verified owner)

    To all my C8 brothers & sisters !! Don’t waste your time looking at grill covers from the rest when you should just get it from the best ! My man Rich gives GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE !! If you guys have any problems with install or need extra tape or ties he is there to help !! Just send an email & you will get a quick response speaking from my experience. The Vette Life !!!

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***Do not ceramic coat your front inlets if you plan on using the 3m tape, otherwise tape may not stick & if you do not have 1 wire tie for security you could lose the part! We supply 4 40# UV rated black wire ties with every order. You can absolutely ceramic coat the body colored parts just not the carbon flash paint on the inlets.

For National Corvette Museum Delivery

NCM Delivery is happy to install my covers so when you drive out of the NCM your already protected. Please contact Shane or Lori, we will ship directly to the museum.

Return Policy:

Returns must be made within 10 days of the order being received.  New Parts may be test fitted however, no tape may be removed for a full refundable return.  Please email with your order number, date of purchase and any feedback of why you are returning the parts.  Once the unused parts are returned they will be examined for non-use and ONLY unused parts will be refunded.  These parts are custom made for the C8 Corvette & Only, unused parts will receive a 100% refund.

C8 2020-2022 Corvette Front Inlet Install:


WRITTEN PDF Instructions: Click Here

Front Inlet Removal

Always start with a clean car in a lighted area.

***Parts, car & garage must be at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit or the 3M tape will not bond! ALWAYS use at least 1 wire tie for security, they are easily hidden!

Use the supplied nylon tool to carefully & slowly pry between the clear tape & the inlet cover NEVER pry directly on any painted surface as that could cause damage.

Once you get the top & bottom pieces of tape of 1 side free you can then carefully & slowly holding the part tightly pull gently toward you to remove.

Then use the supplied instructions above to re-install the new part.


YouTube Video Instructions: Click Here



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If you more tape to re-apply a part please send us an email requesting more tape & tell us which part it is for:

Please include your order # & phone # in your email.