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BBK Chrome Long Tube Headers (11-17 V6)

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  • Increases RWHP
  • Long Tube Header Design
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Bright Chrome Finish
  • O2 Extensions Included
  • Fits Left Hand Drive Models Only
  • Fits 2011-2017 3.7L V6 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my brief overview of BBK's long-tube headers available in ceramic or chrome, fitting all 2011 and newer V6 Mustangs. Simply put, long tube headers have been designed to replace your restrictive factory manifolds, which can really choke out the flow of exhaust. A set of long tubes paired with an aftermarket Mid Pipe and exhaust, will make for a very free-flowing exhaust setup, which can give you a nice bump in power, as well as make for one mean-sounding exhaust note. As far as price, these long tubes from BBK are an extremely reasonable option when it comes aftermarket long tubes available for the late model 3.7 L V6. Taking a closer look, these headers feature 1-in-3/4 inch mandrel-bent tubing, quality welds throughout, and laser cut flanges for an OEM-like fit. Now as I mentioned earlier, you do have the option of picking these headers up in a chrome finish, or a ceramic finish. So what are the differences between the two finishes? Well, as you can see, the chrome option are 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, the ceramic options are going to remain that bright silver color throughout their lifespan. Secondly, that ceramic coating is going to be slightly better at reducing underhood temps, which is very important for performance. Now those added benefits do come with a price as ceramic coated headers are typically more expensive than a chrome or stainless option. Doing the install on any set of long tubes can be a little intense, so it's best to set aside a full day or weekend just to tackle the job. Now, you might not need it, but it's always good to be prepared. Now again, if you don't feel confident enough to tackle this install, then don't hesitate to give your local shop a call, they should be able to help you out. Keep in mind, whenever you run a set of long tubes like these BBKs, you will need to address your Mid Pipe. In this case you will need to run a flanged, and shorty Mid Pipe, just to get everything installed correctly, now BBK recommends their Shorty X-Pipe for the best fitment and performance gains. In the end, what you can expect from using these long tubes from BBK is a considerable bump in both power and sound, all at a very fair price. So be sure to check them out right here at AmericanMuscle.com

More Horsepower and Torque. Improve the performance of your 3.7L Ti-VCT engine with a set of BBK Long Tube Headers. These BBK chrome plated long tube headers will greatly improve your mustangs exhaust flow over the restrictive factory manifolds and increase your Pony's horsepower and torque. Significant increases in rear wheel horsepower have been seen when installed with a matching BBK shorty X pipe.

Quality Construction. BBK Long Tube Exhaust 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 added strength, leak-free performance and OEM fit. These headers are then completed in a bright chrome finish for good looks and a long life.

Recommended Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that these Long Tube Headers have to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a Bama custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation.

Additional Required S197 Upgrades. Installation of these BBK Long Tube Headers on a 2011-2014 S197 V6 Mustang will require the use of a BBK Shorty Mid-Pipe, part# 1461 or 1462 for proper installation.

Additional Required S550 Upgrades. Installation of these BBK Long Tube Headers on a 2015-2017 S550 V6 Mustang will require the use of a BBK Shorty Mid-Pipe, part# 1465 or 14650, and a Front O2 Wire Harness Extension, part #1119, for proper installation.

Application. These BBK Chrome Long Tube Headers are specifically designed to fit the 2011-2017 Mustangs equipped with the 3.7L V6 engine. These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.

Technical Notes. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Long Tube Headers
  • (2) Header Gaskets
  • Installation hardware
  • Detailed installation instructions
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Long Tube Finish : Chrome
Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 2011-2017 3.7 V6 Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Staying strong

Alright so I waited a little bit before writing a review so it will be a true review. I installed these along with the off-road x pipe back in July of 2012 and I must say it has been the best upgrade I ...

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5/5
Very Loud !

These headers off road x pipe are a great set up to your v6 makes it sounds really loud a little too raspy but it's ok . It's obviously that you still in a V6 but you gonna get good gains as well . NICE ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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hp and torque gains? what kind of horse power and torque gains could i see with these?

Will19

  • Long tube headers and shorty mid-pipe combos net approximately 20-30 HP. Definitely a great upgrade for both performance and sound!

    LisaS

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Fitt 2010 V6? I know this is for the 11-12 v6s. But there isn't a set of LT's from BBK that fit my 2010. Does anyone know if this is compatible?

Grumpus

  • Sadly no, these Long Tubes will only fit properly on the 2011-2012 V6 Mustangs.

    LisaS

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does it work automatics

jetskiman

  • yes, however you will have to re tune your car in order to see maximum gains. also, if you are getting the Off road x pipe, a tune is required to get rid of the check engine light.

    alrefire

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Too loud? Would these + the O/R mid pipe and Borla ATAK Axel Back be insanely too loud? It's a daily driver but I want it to be exceptionally loud just not WAY WAY loud.

Derek15

  • It will be VERY loud!! The Atak is a very agressive axleback and in combo with the BBK LT's and O/R pipe it will make you the enemy of your neighbors.

    z28th1s

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Do these now included the correct measurement of the O2 sensor? I was wondering this because I see in the installation manuel that he was using a soldering kit, just wanted to know so I can have all the appropraite tools ready. -Thanks!

Mustang2011

  • These BBK Long Tube Headers do include the correct length O2 sensor extension required for proper installation. The installation guide was written prior to these being included. Hope this helps!

    LisaS

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What exhaust should I buy with this. What exhaust would go best with these headers and a catted x-pipe, I wont something lound but not too loud, I was thinking borla touring or s-type, which one would be the best choice?

dwat89

  • Any cat back would go great but i personally like the borla touring with it.

    kennethG

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4.410256 4.4
  • Fit 4.789474 4.8



  • 2/5

    September 09, 2016

    What The Other Reviews Don't Tell You

    I had a local shop install these with the BBK Catted Shorty X-Pipe. IT cost me about $570, which was less than expected. As all the other reviews say your car will sound like an demonic animal crawling from the pits of raw power. BUT pay close attention to the BUT here... There are a few things that I found out AFTER installing that weren't discussed on American Muscle about the long tube headers. FIRST) Your car will have idling issues after installing these, by that I mean when sitting idle it will randomly drop RPM and sound like it is going to stall. This is because the O2 sensors are moved down stream than before so the engine is reading the wrong air/fuel ratio and doesn't know how to handle it. SECOND) your car WILL smell like gas. This apparently is even worse if you get the non-catted pipe, so sorry to those guys... The reason being, your car comes with 4 catalytic converters on it stock. With long tube headers and (assuming you get catted midpipe) you now have two catalytic converters. How cats work is they burn any extra gas left in the exhaust coming from the engine because engines don't run 100 efficient. So between having fewer cats on your car now, and the car reading air/fuel ratio wrong, now your car will smell like gas. SOLUTION) After talking with an American Muscle Expert and reading forums on other websites, supposedly getting a tuner can potentially fix these two issues... Like I said, supposedly, as some forums say it didn't fix and some say it did. Regardless, it is an extra $400 you will want to spend immediately which I wasn't planning on doing yet. They say a tuner is optional, BUT YOU NEED A TUNER. All around the headers sound amazing and I can feel horsepower and torque gains easily... But I wouldn't have done it if I knew the trouble that would come from it.

    Jeff

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    August 22, 2016

    In love

    These headers are great i took my car to a shop to get em installed and now my car is breaking necks every where i go. my v6 is now able to keep up with 5.0s with all the added bolt ons i have added

    Manuel

    Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    June 30, 2016

    Great fit

    Installed them on a Saturday afternoon in my garage with basic hand tool. Did a BBQ as well, Great fit they look amazing and are load.

    chrisr92

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 01, 2015

    Very Loud !

    These headers off road x pipe are a great set up to your v6 makes it sounds really loud a little too raspy but it's ok . It's obviously that you still in a V6 but you gonna get good gains as well . NICE PRODUCT !

    checho

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Miami, FL

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 29, 2015

    Amazing!!

    This has to be the best mod anyone could buy for a v6 mustang, on mine i have the bbk long tube headers with off road x pipe and roush axle backs..... Its the loudest car in my area. A 5.0 revved his exhaust next to me and i smirked, he told me to rev my "little v6" well i revved it and his jaw dropped because he wasnt expecting it and he rolled up his window. The headers puts down great power! And an amazing sound and tone!! Anyone that wants a huge difference with only 2 mods id definitely recommend buying these headers!!!

    NastyV6

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Palm harbor florida

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 19, 2014

    Solid product with decent power gains but LOUD

    This product gives you good solid power gains on the mid to high end of the power band without a tune. A custom tune will give you a nice pull above 4k. I installed the ceramic long tubes with the catted X-pipe and I was expecting to pick up some decibels but these things are ridiculously loud with my Borla Stingers. I had some 18" vibrant resonators welded in and this toned down the rasp below 3k a little bit but it is still stupid loud above 3k with the s-types. Before installing this product thoroughly CHECK FOR SHIPPING DAMAGE before tearing your car apart! BBK skimped on the packaging which resulted in a good sized flat spot on the collector socket on the 1st set of headers and I had to do an exchange. I installed this product in an afternoon solo on jackstands in my garage. The installation was very straight forward and way easier than the BBK shorties. When you do the x-pipe install I'd definitely recommend hooking up the overaxle pipes first and then using a floor jack to raise it into place. I had to wrestle mine into place as the fitment of the x-pipe wasn't 100%. Also run the car on the ramps for a good 15 minutes and retorque the collector bolts after the exhaust warms up. I ran into a small exhaust leak after a day or two and had to retorque the bolts. Also toss the BBK gaskets use the factory metal gaskets I had issues with the BBK gaskets on my previous shorty header install and had to replace them with a factory set. If you are running aftermarket axlebacks on a daily driver I'd definitely recommend a larger ultra-quiet resonator. I ended up tossing the stock mufflers as I was getting way too much attention. The long tubes make the car very buzzy under anything but light throttle so toss any dream of V8 sound out the window. I'll be selling the S-types and picking up some Borla Touring mufflers very soon. If you are going for sound over performance get a set of shorty headers they lower the pitch and.give the car a throaty less raspy sound.

    ATLBuckeye

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Atlanta, GA, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 21, 2014

    MY EARS!!

    I installed these with the BBK Catted X-pipe, and let me just tell you that the videos on YouTube do no justice... these bad boys are insane. At first they were a little raspy, but now that they have broken in, they sound gorgeous. I've actually gotten a few people mistake, thinking that I have a V8. HA! You're wrong, I have something better... a V6 with a beautiful exhaust! As for power gains, I know their is a big difference with just cat backs and headers/xpipe/catback with a tune. It seems to have more power at the top end. I could go on and on about how much I love them, try them out for yourself and then you'll be thanking me. I GUARANTEE that you wont be disappointed. And last but not least, in my opinion, I sound better then most V8... that's how confident I am about these products.

    Gallagher11

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Plano, TX, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 21, 2013

    WOW

    I have had these headers on since August and wow. I highly recommend a lift for installation or get a local shop to install these. My buddy helped me out with the install on his lift and it helped out a lot. I bought the Chrome longtubes with the Catted mid pipe, (for emissions) and I have the Roush axlebacks. I have recieved complements from Corvettes, Shelby's, and random people about how good my car sounds, and looks. These are a good purchase and I love the way the front lifts up when I launch off the line.

    sblack91

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 North East, MD, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 24, 2013

    Good Bang for the Buck

    The BBK LT headers were purchased with the Off-road X-pipe and it took my mechanic a full day to install them, mostly because my stock exhaust was fairly rusted. Unless you have a lift I would recommend having a performance shop install them. The power gain is immediately noticeable on my 2011 V6 - even with stock mufflers and street tune I will spin the tires if I punch it. They are loud with the O/R X-pipe but I like it. A bit raspy but a great product for the money. Like all chrome headers they turned golden brown but if you don't want to spend the extra bucks for the BBK ceramic headers, you can't go wrong with these. At idle the sound is deep. At WOT it screams like a NASCAR stock car. If you like it fast and loud then go for it!

    1HotPony

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Danbury, CT, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 14, 2013

    Staying strong

    Alright so I waited a little bit before writing a review so it will be a true review. I installed these along with the off-road x pipe back in July of 2012 and I must say it has been the best upgrade I am done so far. This thing sounds amazing and along with my Roush axel-backs sounds amazing while keeping that deep rumble up to 3k RPMs. I have recommended this product many times.

    Irishone

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Abilene, TX, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 01, 2012

    header for v6

    this job was very ease to install took about 4hr to do

    bdc2012

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 lakemarry fl

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    December 10, 2011

    ......WOW

    amazing buy! first real mod on my new v6 (barley 4000 miles) install took about day and a half with simple tools, took me and two friends (we're 17-18) install was VERY VERY easy , beautiful raspy sound, noticeable performance gains especially on third and fourth gear, again.. AMAZING

    RedndBlack

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (6) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 06, 2012

    BBK Long Tubes & O/R X-pipe

    Very nice looking headers! Fit and finish was excellent! It took me and two of my friends a little less than 3 hours from start to finish to install these using jack stands in my garage. I was really surprised as I was worried that thses were going to make my car too loud. I already had an O/R X-pipe and with the headers the car is actually not as loud and has a deeper tone and a more 'tuned' sound to it. I'm very happy with these!! I picked up between 6-10 RWHP over my previous O/R X-pipe on the dyno on a hotter more humid day.

    z28th1s

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 VA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 27, 2012

    Very loud

    Great product, I got this with the catted x-pipe and the borla ATAK and it is very loud, maybe a little too loud. I might have to get the borla touring or type s, but this car does turn heads now. Its pretty quite when your just driving normal, but at WOT it is freaking loud. There is a little drone but its starting to go away the more i drive it.

    dwat89

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 21, 2012

    Outstanding

    I drive a 2012 Mustang V6. I bought a whole new complete exhaust system which began with the BBK Long Tube Headers, shorty "Catted" X-pipe, and Roush Axleback mufflers. It took about 12 hours to install with the tools that were required along with a floor jack and two jack stands. My father and I did it together. The hardest part was uninstalling the stock manifold, stock downpipe/h-pipe, and stock mufflers. Installing the new Headers, X-Pipe, and Roush mufflers was quite simple....if any man is worth his own salt. I am a novice under the hood of a car but I managed to install the pieces accurately and without problems. BBK also designed O2 sensor extensions so soldering was not necessary. The sound was absolutely throaty, loud, and overall AMAZING. I also have a C&L Cold Air Intake installed from a previous purchase. The last thing I have yet to do is get a Bama tune but otherwise, the engine is powerful, very loud, and just plain awesome. You can tell when a car has more to its exhaust besides just aftermarket mufflers. After about 400 miles the slight raspiness went away and the sound got slightly deeper and less drone occurred. Buy this set up!!! LOUD!! TURNS HEADS!! POSITIVE ATTENTION!!

    andrewde78

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 The Woodlands, TX

    Helpful (6) (2)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 15, 2012

    BBK Longtubes

    First im going to start off by saying I started the install of my full exhaust from headers to the catted X-pipe, to flow masters at 9:00AM and finished at 2:30PM so 5-6 hours max for everything, it was only myself and my buddy helping me with hand tools. I still need to order a tune for it but the sound and performance overall is great, I would highly recommended this part.

    KyleH112

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 El Paso, TX

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 30, 2012

    construction

    Just received my headers today, havent installed yet but heres what ive seen out of the box. Chrome isnt coated on all spots a few welds haves small chips of chrome missing. Notice tool marks on the headers from bending equipment Id think they would sand this out... welds arent of the greatest quality but seem sealed and secure. Lastly one of the flanges on the header was jammed on an angle probably due to poor packaging and I had to use alot of force to allow it to move free. I dont mind visual issues because nobody will see the small issues. Just think packaging could have been better they basically put one in the bottom then a piece of cardboard then another header but the carboard inbetween isnt the full length of the box. Not in any way American Muscles fault but poor packaging by BBK did get the o2 extensions though. Big plus rather than soldering wires. Cant wait to install.

    RyanW

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    December 07, 2011

    out of the world

    this is the sweetest thing you can put on that v6, jus put it on...... i had a axlbak corsa...... like seriously after i put those on i felt like i was in a V8 no bull very deep throaty AND LOUD AS HECKK with off road BBK X pipes

    rocker11

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 30, 2014

    BBK longtube headers and x-pipe for 3.7 V-6 Mustang.

    Installed BBK longtube headers and x-pipe on my 2014 Mustang. Fit and finish were excellent and extra power gained was VERY GOOD.

    huffer227

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 28, 2012

    great sound

    i got theses long tubes plus the off road shorty x-pipe, great horsepower gain did take some torque but expected with long tubes. i had 3:31 before installed then added 3:73 to improve torque back to where i was recommend if you add this with any gears less then 3:73. overall great. quiet nice rumble as idle and when i want to be heard they hear. didn't take but maybe 3 hours including other mods new extensions are out for oxygen sensors.

    Rsmith62314

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 fort riley, ks

    Helpful (1) (0)

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