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BBK Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers (96-04 GT)

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  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Bright Chrome Finish
  • Fits 1996-2004 4.6L GT and Bullitt Mustangs
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-16
More Horsepower and Torque. Improve the performance of your Mustang with a set of BBK Shorty Tuned Length Headers. These BBK Shorty headers will greatly improve your mustangs exhaust flow over the factory manifolds increasing your Pony's horsepower and torque.

Quality Construction. BBK Shorty 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 finished with a bright chrome finish for good looks.

Application. These Chrome Shorty Tuned Length Headers are designed to fit the 1996 to 2004 GT and 2001 Bullitt Mustangs. BBK headers include high-quality mounting hardware, gaskets and instructions so they'll bolt right up to your Mustangs stock mid-pipe.

Technical Notes. These BBK Headers are CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-16) and 50 state legal.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (16) bolts medium
  • (2) bolts large
  • (2) studs
  • (4) nuts
  • (4) split washers
  • (4) washers
  • (2) Manifold gaskets
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 1996-2004 4.6 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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These headers are awesome! They add so much sound and power! I have a straight pipe setup and it sounds loud and clean! I would recommend to get this product installed professionaly, unless you have a ...

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Best headers for the buck!

For just under $300 these headers kick serious a**! Noticed a little bit of torque and hp gain plus if you have previous exhaust it really makes it rumble now

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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars


Hey, Justin here with, and I have with me BBK’s tuned length shorty headers, available in your choice of either chrome or ceramic, fitting all 96-04 Mustang GTs. View Full Transcript

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Will BBK shorty headers fit 2003 GT w/ 5spd transmission? Does the clutch mechanism get in the way?

db2003gt Year: 2003 Model: GT

  • no it does not. i have them on my 02 gt and there is no fitment issues. i recommend removing the motor mounts and let the steering shaft loose. i would also recommend and o/r mid pipe to compliment them.

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    joshdj13 Year: 2002 Model: GT

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I have a 2002 Automatic Mustang GT, will these headers fit?

ColtonJohn Year: 2002 Model: GT

  • Yes they are on mine. Do not forget to move up your A.C. line on the passenger side. It is a bit of work getting these in.

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    brandon2002 Year: 2002 Model: GT Top 1000 Contributor

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Will this fit a 97 mustang gt with PI heads

rcmaddux Year: 1997 Model: GT

  • Yes they will fit

    Eddieed Year: 1993 Model: Cobra

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Overall Rating 4.3

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 3.954545 4.0
  • Fit 3.545455 3.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4 4

  • 5/5

    November 04, 2009


    These headers are awesome! They add so much sound and power! I have a straight pipe setup and it sounds loud and clean! I would recommend to get this product installed professionaly, unless you have a lot of time on your hands. This was a huge pain to install. There is very little room to work with and had to buy some new tools. But I learned a lot. Noticable HP gain!


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  • 4/5

    May 09, 2010

    Best headers for the buck!

    For just under $300 these headers kick serious a**! Noticed a little bit of torque and hp gain plus if you have previous exhaust it really makes it rumble now

    shaadi aburamadan

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  • 2/5

    June 29, 2010


    Just noticed a louder rumble in the car but not as much horsepower as they say. Always have to fix the exaust leak on the drivers side, and make sure you get the ceramic coat cause it burned both of my O2 sensors.... Should have gone with the Long Tubes!!!!!!!


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  • 4/5

    May 05, 2009

    Nice Headers

    Like the other reviews the headers added a nice sound and HP gains were pretty good for the money. Save yourself some time and install these using a lift. Remove the K-member and the starter and the install is a breeze. K-member comes off in 30-40 minutes, manifolds off and headers on in 40 minutes and k-member back on in 30 minutes if you have a lift, trans jack, pole jack and simple tools. Driveway job would be very difficult as you cant get to half the header bolts with the k-member in the way. Whole job took 3 hours once car was cool.

    Jim H

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  • 3/5

    July 22, 2010

    Not Over 350HP

    I have had these headers on my car (99 GT 4.6L PI) for about 5 years now and when it was non force inducted, the worst thing about them was the installation. Now that I am pushing almost 15PSI through my heads with a T-Trim, I noticed on the dyno that that AF readings were off between passenger and driver side. Passenger was .7:1 less then drivers (11.9:1 vs 11.2:1). After all else checked out fine, the suspicion came down to the passenger side header being more restrictive than the drivers side due that crimped neck right above the exit flange. Several calls to BBK confirmed that these headers should not be used in applications over 350HP, which I assume means 350RWHP. I am making 480RWHP. They said that that neck can get restrictive at higher power levels. Just FYI Also, they are VERY tough to install with the engine in the car. I did mine on a stand, and they were still tough!


    Year: 1999 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 22, 2007

    BBK shorty headers

    I wasn\'t sure on what headers I wanted to go with but I was very impressed with my BBK cold-air intake so I decided to stick with BBK and buy these headers. I was not disappointed, not only do I feel the increase in HP but along with my Flowmaster exhaust and cold air intake my car sounds very mean. These headers are a must have.

    Kenny Bernhardt

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  • 4/5

    December 27, 2008


    They look great, well built and nice finish, not to mention it got here in 2 days for the price of one dollar. I love this sites shipping policies. When coupled with off road x-pipe and flowmasters out the back, it was a sick nascar sounding rumble. A+

    Chad B

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  • 4/5

    February 28, 2010

    sounds great

    put in my self...needless to say took us over 12 hours had to use car jacks and lay on the creeper. would recommend paying someone. and i believe i have a leak put it in 5th and give it a little gas big time noise coming from the exhaust from around the headers=(


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  • 5/5

    June 28, 2010


    Just got these installed on my 98 GT. If you already have a exhaust installed, it will make it quieter but the rumble will be deeper. I noticed a amazing difference in the way my car breathes and picks up and also makes a great difference with 4.10 gears in the rear. I feel as if the headers where the key to unleashing the beast. I also highly recommend getting your car tuned after installation!


    Year: 1998 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 08, 2010

    Great headers

    Glad to see finally changed the photo. Make a huge difference. With the SLP X-pipes, 373 rear end, at all speeds now has a tight roar. Definite power gain. Engine idles smoother, and revs so much happier. Very happy!


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