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BBK Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers (11-14 GT)

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  • MPN# 16320

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  • Increases RWHP
  • Shorty Tuned Length Header Design
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Silver Polished Ceramic Coating
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L GT
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-16
Tuned Length Design. BBK Shorty "Tuned Length" Headers out perform both the factory manifolds and regular shorty headers. Tuned Length Headers have a unique extended tubular design that allows for unrestricted exhaust flow to increase horsepower and torque. Perfect for street and strip.

Silver Ceramic Coating. These Tune Length Headers are completed in BBK's Polished Silver Ceramic Coating that not only looks great, but reduce under hood temperatures to help increase horsepower and extend the life of the headers. Ceramic Coated headers will long out last both chrome plated and polished headers.

Quality BBK Construction. BBK Shorty Tuned Length Headers are manufactured from 1-3/4" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestricted airflow. And feature one piece laser cut 3/8" header flanges for additional strength, leak-free performance and a OEM fit. The headers are then finished with BBK's high-temp Silver Polished Ceramic Coating for good looks and to lower under hood temperatures.

Application. Designed as a direct bolt on, these BBK Shorty Tuned Length Headers will bolt straight up in the stock location to the factory Mid-Pipe without any modifications on both automatic and manual 2011-2014 GT Mustangs to improve exhaust flow and sound.

Technical Notes. This BBK throttle body is CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-16) and 50 state legal.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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Hardware included:
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Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Ceramic
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2011-2014 5.0 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Couldn't be happier

Great sound. Fit and finish are awesome! Installed them with an O/R H pipe. Nice volume and definite increase in power.

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noticeable improvement in sound and fury

BBK shorties are everything they were advertised to be. Nice change in the exhaust note and better responsiveness. Major pain to install. If you have a shop install these headers, which I highly recommend, ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Hey, I'm Justin with, and I'm breaking down BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers available in your choice of either ceramic or chrome, fitting all 2011 and up Mustang GTs. So why would you want to use a set of shorty headers, versus a set of long tubes? Well basically, a shorty setup is going to be less expensive, and much easier to install versus a set of long tubes. This is due to the fact that shortys for the most part are a direct bolt-on, meaning you won't have to modify your Mid Pipe, like you would using a set of long tubes. Now, will shortys perform just as good or better than a set of long tubes? Probably not, but it's still going to be a solid upgrade over your restrictive factory manifolds. These headers feature what BBK refers to as their tune-length runner design, which makes them a hybrid between a standard shorty header, and a set of long tubes. Now in the end, BBK claims more horsepower than a standard shorty header, all while maintaining the ability to be a direct bolt-on, no-modification-needed install. Taking a closer look at the headers, you can see they both feature 1-and-3/4" Mandrel-bent tubing, and laser cut flanges for an OEM quality fit. Now as I mentioned earlier, you do have the options of picking these headers up in your choice of either a ceramic, or chrome finish. So, what are the differences between the two finishes? Well, as you can see for one, looks. The chrome option is a little brighter initially, but that's going to change as these headers heat cycle, eventually turning that bright silver into a dark copper color. On the other hand, you have the ceramic coated option, which will remain that bright silver throughout their lifespan. Secondly, that ceramic coating is going to act as a great insulator helping keep under-hood temperatures down to a minimum, which is always great for performance. Now those added benefits do come at a cost, as ceramic coatings are typically more expensive than stainless or chrome options. Now as I mentioned earlier, installing a set of shorty headers is a lot easier than a set of long tubes, but even still, I would leave yourself a full day just to tackle the install, just in case anything goes wrong. Either way, you can always contact your local shop if you get stuck, they should be able to help you out. So if you're looking for a simple bolt-on header with the installation and price benefits of a shorty header, with the performance to back it up, then be sure to check out BBK's Tuned Length Shorty Headers right here at

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how much hp do i get with these? how much hp will these put out vs stock headers and vs longtubes?


  • 10 to 15 whp. Great solution to maintain the ability to keep the factory cats for emission testing... also a great plus for future transmission removal for clutch swap if you have a manual!


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Would this be compatible with stock length catted X pipe? i was looking at getting this along with this catted X pipe, would they bolt up fine or would they be incompatible?


  • One of the customer photo's shows this shorty header bolted to the factory cat.


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How do these compair to other shorty header (kooks)? Also how will the change the sound of my Roush axle backs?


  • Both the BBK Ceramic Headers and the Kooks Super Street Shorty Headers 1-7/8 in. (11-14 GT, BOSS), item # 65535, ( will give your Mustang a unique sound. The BBK Header's are ceramic coated, which will disperse heat soak a lot better than the Kooks. Which means there is no power loss. Though, you will see an increase in both horsepower and torque from each of these. With aftermarket headers, your car will have more air flow. You'll get a slightly deeper tone that will enhance the sound of your Axle-Backs.


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I have stock manifolds now and a Lethal Performance O/R H. These should replace the stock manifolds and bolt right up to my O/R H....correct?


  • Correct, the BBK Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers (11-14 GT) will bolt up to a stock application with no fitment issues.


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Need a time after install? Do I need to get a tune with these installed?


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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 4.625 4.6
  • Fit 3.75 3.8

  • 5/5

    August 17, 2016

    noticeable improvement in sound and fury

    BBK shorties are everything they were advertised to be. Nice change in the exhaust note and better responsiveness. Major pain to install. If you have a shop install these headers, which I highly recommend, get ready to dish out some bucks. The labor estimate is 7 hours. I'm paying more for the installation than I did for the part. Still, I knew that going in. I'm very happy with the results.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    July 01, 2016

    Couldn't be happier

    Great sound. Fit and finish are awesome! Installed them with an O/R H pipe. Nice volume and definite increase in power.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 23, 2012

    BBK Shorty Headers

    Headers seem like a quality product and fit well. The only real problem was BBK sends only 5 header to engine bolts because you use existing studs on remaining bolts and the 5 bolts they sent were entirely the wrong thread. Fortunately for me i tried to run them in with fingers and discovered this before trying to install header and went to NAPA and got the correct bolts. Absolutely couldn,t believe BBK could make such a mistake. Repeated calls (and messages) to head tech went unanswered. Still pleased with quality of headers and extremely happy with AM,s selection, great prices, and fast shipping!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Dallas, Ga.

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    May 28, 2013

    Great product

    I'm very happy with this product. It gave my mustang a very nice sound and it gave a good gain all throughout the powerband (~10hp/tq). The shop that did the install said they fit very well. Also the quality of the headers were top notch. My favorite part about them is that they don't require a tune. Great product!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Chicago, IL

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    June 20, 2016

    Daily Driving/Red Light Racer

    Here in California our options can be limited when it comes to any performance part...namely headers! Luckily BBK is literally right up the road from me so it was simple choosing a brand that is 50 state legal, and a brand that I`ve known well. Anyhoo, went a few towns up and had these installed by a shop in Irvine. Took them a full days work. In their words "headers...suck!" Driving the car after installation, I instantly heard a deeper growl come from the ole girl...and I mean deeep! She literally snarls now. Amazing what these do over stock. Butt dyno says small bump in hp and tq; can`t really feel much but its there. In any case, can definitely tell the car breathes a lot better now. The needle definitely reaches 80mph a little easier than before. Ofcoarse this is all without a tune so that jolt will come soon enough. Originally paired these with an x pipe and the Roush AB`s, but I didn`t like the x, they toned down the Roush too much. My opinion, no one buys the Roushes for a subtle note. So had an custom h pipe installed and man oh man...she growls louder now! Head turning for sure and I`m smiling ear to ear!


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 28, 2014

    Good product, but installation...

    When i received my headers, i read the installation instruction and it says 2 hrs. It did not look too difficult so me and my friend (a mecanic) started it a wednesday night at around 18h00 in his shop equipped with a lift. One of the first instruction was to remove the steering linkage at the rack and pinion, but no go... We try to work around but there is no room. After a few hours, my friend took a bracket off inside the car at the firewall and we finally removed the linkage. That was not in the instruction... Anyway, that was a pain to install the driver side header and tought it would be easier on the co-driver side but it was worst. Even less room! We spent the night working and barely made it out of the shop in time at 07h30...


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Gatineau, QC, Canada

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    August 07, 2012

    Get someone else to install these

    I purchased a number of bolt on modifications that I started installing on a Saturday. One of these mods was the BBK chrome shorty headers. I started at about 8 in the morning and by 1pm I had the intake manifold, throttle body, cai, and mufflers all done. It took me from 1pm to 9pm to remove the stock header and install the BBK header...just for the driver side, and that was the easy part. I worked 4 nights after that from 5pm-9pm trying to replace the passenger side header. It just didn't fit, and there was nothing that I could move, unbolt, bend, etc. that would make it fit. The starter housing and the side of the car are just too close together. I just happened to get that one lucky twist that got it through. Granted, I have an automatic, so the install for a standard might be a little easier, I don't know. However, if you own an automatic DON'T TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN. The video skips the hardest parts of the install, so don't base your install time off of that either. I will say that once installed, these headers are great. I can certainly hear a difference, and I think that they add a healthy number to the power increase that I get with all the other mods.


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 26, 2013

    BBK Mustang 2011-12 5.0 Shorty Headers

    ...straight forward installation, nice throaty sound, good welds and fitment. Great bang for the buck!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Puerto Rico

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 26, 2013

    Exellence in Performance

    I have done almost all modification recommended by American Muscle, I have to say this header were great it improve overall troutle and HP. I cannot be more please with the quality and excellence of American Muscle products. Thanks.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

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