BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers - Manual (96-04 GT)

BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers - Manual (96-04 GT)
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Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s long tube headers, available in your choice of either ceramic, or chrome, fitting the 1996-2004 manual Mustang GT. Long tube headers are one of those mods on the long list of basic bolt ons, that aim to make more power than the factory part they’re replacing. In this case, these long tube headers from BBK are going to replace the ultra restrictive cast iron factory manifolds, which are notorious for choking out the flow of exhaust. Taking a closer look at the headers themselves, you’ll see BBK went with mandrel bent 1-5/8” tubing which should definitely help your flow of exhaust. In addition we’re also looking at laser cut flanges, as well as pre-welded bungs for your O2 sensor as well as your EGR. One thing I did want to point out with these headers that I noticed right away, was that BBK included a notch for the steering shaft, to prevent any rubbing or any interference. This is huge because some other header companies do not offer this, and therefore you might run into some fitment issues. Finally BBK gives you the option of picking these long tubes up in a chrome finish, or for a few bucks more you can opt for the ceramic coating. That ceramic coating is going to offer a couple of different benefits, first, performance, ceramic dissipates heat a little better than a stainless header, so it’s going to be slightly better performance wise and it’s going to be slightly better at reducing under hood temperatures, which is always a good thing. In addition that ceramic coating is also going to be better at reducing corrosion, which is only going to increase the longevity of the header itself. The final difference is appearance, both of these header options will offer their own unique look as they age. First up, we have the ceramics, they’re going to stay this bright silver color pretty much their entire life, on the other hand we have the chrome version, which as they heat cycle, tend to turn a dark blue/purple color which some people might like, others may not. Installing any set of long tubes can be a little intense, so if you don’t think you have the mechanical skill, or the tools to get this one done, I’d leave this job in the hands of the professionals. However if you are going to do the install yourself, just leave a full day to get everything bolted up properly, just to be safe. Keep in mind, whenever you install a set of long tubes, you will need to address your mid-pipe. In this case in order to run these long tubes from BBK, you will need to run a flanged and shorty mid-pipe. BBK recommends their shorty H-pipe just for the best fitment and gains. So if you’re looking for a set of long tubes for your 96-04 GT, with the option of going for a ceramic or chrome finish, then be sure to check out these long tubes from BBK right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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BBK Mustang Performance Parts
Since 1988 BBK has been the leader in aftermarket Mustang performance parts and accessories and has grown to a top brand in Fuel Injection performance with three facilities totaling over 150,000ft where they design and build there vast product line here in the USA. Starting with products for the then new EFI Mustang back in 1988, BBK has along the way introduced many firsts to the Mustang aftermarket such as throttle bodies, cold air intakes, equal-length headers and there famous adjustable clutch quadrant kits. With over 500 product applications including dozens of products for the hot new 2011 Mustang V6 & 5.0L models BBK always delivers the best OEM quality, dyno proven performance upgrades for your favorite Mustang.
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Product Features

  • Increase of 14 to 22 RWHP
  • Long Tube header design
  • Free flowing Mandrel-bent tubing
  • Polished ceramic finish
  • Fits 1996-2004 4.6L GT manual coupe & convertible Mustangs

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More Horsepower and Torque. Improve the performance of your SOHC 4.6L Mustang GT with a set of BBK Long Tube Headers. These BBK ceramic coated headers will greatly improve your Mustangs exhaust flow over the restrictive stock factory cast iron manifolds and increase your Pony's horsepower and torque. Increases of up to 22 RWHP have been seen when installed with a BBK shorty H-pipe.

Silver Ceramic Coating. These Long Tube 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 Long Tube Exhaust headers are manufactured from 1 5/8" 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 polished silver ceramic finish for good looks and to lower under hood temperatures.

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.

Application.
These Ceramic Long Tube Headers are designed to fit the coupe and convertible, manual transmission 1996 to 2004 GT Mustangs. BBK long tube headers require a flanged end shorty midpipe in order to function properly. BBK recommends using a BBK shorty Mid-Pipe for the best performance gains (see drop down option above).

Technical notes. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only. An O2 Sensor Extension Kit and BBK shorty mid-pipe are required for installation.

Header Specifications
Header Type: Long Tube Finish : Ceramic Coating
Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 1996-2004 4.6 GT Manual Mustangs

Installation Time:

(approx) a Day

Difficulty Level:

Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.

What's in the box?

Hardware included:
  • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
  • Manifold gaskets (2)

What's in the box?

Hardware included:
  • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
  • Manifold gaskets (2)
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Fitment:
  • GT 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Bullitt 01
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Known Exceptions:
Fits Manual Mustangs Only

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