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BBK Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers (11-14 V6)

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Features
  • Increases rear wheel horsepower
  • Shorty "Tuned Length" header design
  • Free flowing mandrel-bent tubing
  • Bright chrome finish
  • Fits 2011-2014 3.7L V6 Mustangs
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-16
Description
Tuned Length Design. BBK Shorty "Tuned Length" Headers out perform both the stock 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. Quality BBK Construction. BBK Shorty Tuned Length 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 additional strength, leak-free performance and a OEM fit. These headers are then completed in a bright chrome finish for good looks and a long life.

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 to 2014 3.7L V6 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.

Mustang Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver side shorty header
  • (1) Passenger side shorty header
  • Installation hardware
Installation Info

Installation Time: (approx) a Day

Difficulty Level:Advanced mechanical skills required.

Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2011-2014 3.7L V6 Mustangs
Fitment
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14

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Overall Rating 4.3/5 Write a Review
5/5
Rainbow chrom

At first I was skeptical about purchasing these headers mainly because I had heard people talk down about shorties.. MAN AM I GLAD I PURCHASED THEM!! The power gains are slightly noticeable but it's the

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4/5
Long Installation...

It took my Dad and I about 10-12 hours to complete this install. Its a very slow, painstaking install that requires time and patience. The hardest part is bolting the shorty headers to the engine. I do

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Any tuning required? Will these throw any codes? Do I have to cut anything or remove my cats? Also what are the expected gains?

JonathanN Year: 2011 Model: V6

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  • No tuning is "required" but it is always good to tune for any aftermarket part you put on the car to get the most out of it. These are a direct swap for the factory manifolds so you don't have to cut anything or remove your cats. No codes will be thrown either.

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    ExecutiveHydra Year: 2011 Model: V6

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How loud? How loud will these be with a factory H-pipe?

BlackBetty Year: 2012 Model: V6

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  • Mellow and smooth

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    arnosHoss Year: 2013 Model: V6

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Do these headers require a tune? Do these headers require a tune? Also, do these headers bolt up to the stock mid pipe and use the stock cats?

broncoKING24 Year: 2013 Model: V6

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  • These headers will not require a new tune; however, you'll see the best performance from them if coupled with a tune. They will bolt right into the factory location to the factory mid-pipe, reusing the stock cats. Hope this helps!

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    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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  • 5 Stars .48 49%
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  • 3 Stars .06 6%
  • 2 Stars .06 6%
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4.3

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28 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain: 3.933333 3.9/5
  • Fit: 4.2 4.2/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.129032 4.1/5
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  • 4/5

    Long Installation...

    October 22, 2013

    It took my Dad and I about 10-12 hours to complete this install. Its a very slow, painstaking install that requires time and patience. The hardest part is bolting the shorty headers to the engine. I do not have a tune so the performance gain could be more if I had one but other than that, in the low rpms, the gain is noticeable. Probably the most noticeable thing about these headers is the exhaust note. It made the exhaust more deep sounding (I have the pypes pype bombs) and there is a little bit of a lopey idle! It kind of sounds like it has ghost cams. Check out my Youtube if you would like to see a video of the headers www.youtube.com/broncoKING24

    broncoKING24

    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Carol Stream, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Rainbow chrom

    July 24, 2013

    At first I was skeptical about purchasing these headers mainly because I had heard people talk down about shorties.. MAN AM I GLAD I PURCHASED THEM!! The power gains are slightly noticeable but it's the sound that gives them their bang! My car sounds like the beast I wanted without the insurance price. I will suggest that you have these installed by a muffler shop or a professional, it took me much longer than I had expected.... Over all I say these are a perfect mod without the imperfect price!

    Anferny

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Texas, USA

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  • 5/5

    Awesome product! Get a 1/2" ratcheting wrench, installation was tedious.

    April 19, 2014

    Combined with the Roush axleback mufflers, the V6 now sounds amazing. Deep, loud growl and nothing negative to say about the sound. *Install tips: - Get some long extensions (12-18in) and an impact to detach/attach the H-Pipe (15mm deep well) from the headers. Hooking it back up with the Roush hardware requires a 17mm deep well socket. - If the studs come out along with the nut, grab some vice grips and clamp on the middle of the stud to remove the nut. The stud has a 5mm (I think) head so you can rethread the stud into the engine before putting the headers in place. - Only 3 of the 6 nuts on each side can be tightened with a ratchet because the new headers will not allow a socket to fit. Be ready to make many, many turns with the wrench to tighten these bolts. This is where I think a ratcheting wrench would help save time. I probably dropped my 1/2 wrench 15 times trying to tighten these nuts. - The bottom left stud on the passenger side has very little clearance for even a wrench to access, so be patient with this one and do not get a closed end wrench stuck in there. Enjoy, the install is not difficult, just time consuming. BBK still makes an excellent product!

    JRockDetroit

    Year: 2014 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Michigan

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  • 4/5

    Great sound, awesome looks

    August 26, 2013

    I received the headers in 5 days as promised. unfortunately when I open the package the headers had over 50% rust on them. AM rectified this problem ASAP. it was not that hard to put on. Luckily my buddy had small hands so we did not had to drop the starter to tie the passenger side. it took us about 3 hours to put them on. it made the car sound deeper but nothing mayor. I bought them as a replacement for a cracked stock manifold. the engine bay looks great with less clutter. I highly recommend it,

    Knight721

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 San Diego, CA, USA

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Shocking to hear they arrived with rust on part of the headers. Definitely not something that I've heard of happening in the past. Very sorry about that, but I'm happy to hear you were taken care of quickly and are loving the new sound!

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Hard to install but worth it

    July 31, 2013

    I installed these over the course of a weekend. Took about 6 hours per side, but if you've installed headers before it should take you less time. The old manifolds come out easily but bolting in the headers is a slow painstaking job. You do need to drop the starter motor to get to the lower back bolt on the passenger side. That being said, the car now sounds much better even with the stock exhaust. It's not much louder just better. The sound in the 4000 rpm and up range is awesome. Low end torque seems much improved. Overall performance and gas mileage also seems better. I would recommend this product but, unless you are really patient and mechanically inclined, have your favorite shop install them.

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    NevadaFunstangDriver

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Nevada, USA

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  • 4/5

    BBK chrome tuned length headers

    July 02, 2013

    After reviewing other reviews, I had the headers installed. The shop had to pull the starter to tighten the back bolts on the passenger side of the car. They took 3 1/2 hours and charged me $150.00. The sound is great, low and like a V8. I haven't put it on a dyno, but it feels good.

    EGVarley

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Ocala, FL

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  • 5/5

    Satisfaction!!!!!!...........!!!!!!!........!!!!!!!!.........!!!!!!!!!.......!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2013

    First the good news! These things rock! Not a huge performance gain but is this car ever smooth now with a little of the "Burble" at idle. Sound is great. The instructions said a one hour install time and no special tools required. Being the shade tree mechanic that I am and having installed long tubes on 3 previous vehicles I thought "no problem!" Well about 7 hours later I was done and this doesn't include the trip to Sears for ratchet extensions and a universal joint to be able to access the collector bolts. Fit is excellent but this is a typical header installation. One nut and bolt at a time until the installation is complete. I also debated much over whether to go chrome or ceramic. I went with chrome and have no regrets BBK throttle body is next!

    trialtime1

    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Mebane, NC, USA

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  • 4/5

    Good overall performance

    June 19, 2013

    Had them installed by a mechanic and took about 3 hours. I have a Roush axle-back exhaust and these definitely cleaned up the sound. Made it rumble more and got rid of unwanted sound. Would recommend if you didn't want to do more to your exhaust.

    MarkV6pp

    Year: 2013 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Orlando, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Great addition to my Mustang

    August 07, 2014

    I finally broke down and bought the BBK chrome, shorty tuned headers. Glad I did it. After getting prices of $300-$400 (3-4 hrs labor) to install, I decided to do the install myself. Took about 4 hour. My Stang is lowered so it took some time to get it jacked up. I am pleased with the headers. Not as loud as I thought they would be but I can feel a power gain and they are cool looking. The chrome is changing colors as excepted. I would recommend them.

    Starks

    Year: 2014 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Atlanta, GA

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  • 5/5

    good noise

    May 23, 2013

    Took about a day to install I am impressed with these headers!!!

    zrichard96

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Dallas, TX, USA

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