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BBK Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers (05-10 GT)

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  • Increases Horsepower and Torque.
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing.
  • Silver Polished Ceramic Coating.
  • Fits 2005-2010 4.6L GT Mustangs.
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-16
More horsepower and torque. Improve the horsepower and torque of your 2005-2010 GT pony with a set of BBK Shorty headers. These BBK Shorty headers will improve your mustangs exhaust flow increasing your pony's horsepower and torque.

Silver Ceramic Coating. These Tuned Length Shorty 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 Construction. These BBK Shorty Exhaust headers are manufactured from 1 5/8" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestricted airflow and one piece laser cut 3/8" flanges for added strength. 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 to fit the 2005-2010 4.6 3V GT Ford Mustang. These BBK Ceramic Coated shorty headers include high-quality mounting hardware and gaskets, so that they will bolt right up to your Mustangs stock Mid Pipe.

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

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
  • Manifold gaskets (2)
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Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Ceramic
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2010 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

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Better the stock - tossed OEM rusted boat anchor exhaust manifolds. OEM has it's merrits (million dollar engineering budget quality fitment) BUT high quality SEMA grade AfterMarket items R always welcomed ...

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Performance plus!

These things straight out of the package rock very clean very smooth very good curves! took few hours to bolt onto the engine but, these things will blow them wimpy stock manifolds out the water and help ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Hi I’m Justin with, and this is our breakdown of BBK’s tuned length shorty header, available in your choice of either ceramic or chrome for the 2005-2010 Mustang GT. So why would you want to use a set of shorty header versus a set of long tubes? Well in a nutshell, a shorty header is a great entry level header. For one, they’re generally less expensive than a set of long tubes, and they’re going to be easier to install thanks to the fact that you don’t have to modify your mid pipe like you would using long tubes. A shorty header might not make as much power as a set of long tubes, but it’s still going to be a solid upgrade over those cast iron factory manifolds. These particular headers feature what BBK refer to as their tuned length runner design, which basically makes them a hybrid between a long tube and a standard shorty header. In the end, BBK claims slightly more power using these headers versus your standard shorty design, while still maintaining a no modification needed, direct bolt on. Taking a closer look at these headers, you’ll see they feature 1 and 5/8” mandrel bent tubing for better flow, and laser cut flanges for an OEM like fit. As I mentioned before you do have the option of picking these shorties up in either a ceramic coating, or a chrome finish. So what are the differences going to be between the two finishes? For one you can see the chrome finish is a little brighter now, but that’s going to change as these headers heat cycle, turning that bright silver chrome color into a more copperish blue color. However, the ceramic coated headers will stay that bright silver color over the years. Secondly, that ceramic coating is going to be much better at reducing underhood temps, which is always better for performance. Those added benefits do come at a price as ceramic coated headers are generally more expensive than chrome headers, or even stainless steel headers. Doing the install on any set of headers can be a little intense, so it’s a great idea to leave yourself a full day, just in case anything goes wrong. As always if you don’t feel confident with the install, don’t be afraid to give your local shop a call, they should be able to help you out. So if you’re looking for a bolt on header with the installation and price benefits of a shorty header design, with the performance to back it up, then you’ll definitely want to check out a set of these BBK tuned length shorty headers for your ride today.

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Do i have to add the off rd ? Do I have to select something from the options menu or can I just by the headers ?


  • These shorties will fit directly to your stock mid-pipes without add-ons.


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Shorty Header + Supercharger? Is it inadvisable to use shorty headers with a supercharger? Eventually looking to supercharge, but with my current X-pipe exhaust setup shorty headers will fit without having to re-do the exhaust, can't say the same for long tubes. If I were to supercharge, would I be seriously selling myself short in performance gains by using shorty headers like these?


  • These shorties are CARB 50-state legal (and work well with a S/C). But, if this isn't a concern to you, go long tubes for greater gains in hp and torque.


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Will these headers fit a stock 2007 Shelby GT exhaust?


  • these bbk shorty headers replaced my stock manifold perfectly. its not an easy job , not much room to work with but you will like the end result. I installed these in my 2007 Shelby GT .


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what are they made out of? Just want to know what the headers are made from? Like metal wise, are they stainless or aluminum or something else. Thanks


  • They are stainless and ceramic coated to keep under hood temperatures down.


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work with o/r pro chamber I was wondering if these would work with a Mac o/r pro chamber? Not the shorty o/r pro chamber but the one that would connect to the stock manifolds.


  • The coupling is in the same location as the stock manifolds, so I would think that it would.


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Warranty ? What is the warranty on these headers? I've read all about these and am ready to buy them but one of the reviews says that theirs cracked so, I'm wondering what the warranty is for this product if I'm shelling out over $400.00 and the more to have them installed by a local shop. Thanks for your help.


  • BBK has a 1-year warranty on their parts. For more details, please visit their warranty page here:


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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 4.076923 4.1
  • Fit 4.653846 4.7

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    October 15, 2015


    Better the stock - tossed OEM rusted boat anchor exhaust manifolds. OEM has it's merrits (million dollar engineering budget quality fitment) BUT high quality SEMA grade AfterMarket items R always welcomed for consideration when economically viable. Weight savings alone coupled with bright and shiny presentation make these TUNED length headers a GREAT buy! Raspy engine sound - valve and exhaust sounds get communicated through the pipe walls near the heads, creating and delivering a unique auditory experience - sounds great on the motor side (not just the tailpipe end). Ceramic coating gives great appearance and CUTS HEAT at the same time. BBK makes quality products; they R priced right and they work great - I believe it's because they RandD their offerings. Bolted up to catted X-pipe mid and stock GT mufflers out back. Collaborative BBK purchases include 62mm twin throttle body and hi-flow fuel rail (mated to Ford Racing injectors CAI and SCT flash Tuner tweak and MSD 'blaster' coils). ALL PURCHASED FROM AMERICAN MUSCLE - GREAT SELLER!!!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Florida

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  • 5/5

    March 16, 2010

    Performance plus!

    These things straight out of the package rock very clean very smooth very good curves! took few hours to bolt onto the engine but, these things will blow them wimpy stock manifolds out the water and help your engine breath better (2thumbs way up) improved sound quality too


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  • 5/5

    October 04, 2009

    Performance parts

    Had the headers installed on my 06 Mustang GT and with the other upgrades I already had am very happy with the difference in performance and the improved sound of the system. Excellent quality and fit.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    December 06, 2011

    Be prepared

    Overall excellent fit & quality, just a pain to put in... It really put some pep in the step, especially in the low end, coupled with FRPP performance pack, helped to fill a few lulls in the throttle response. Be prepared to remove the passenger side engine mount, I found that you can support and jack the engine on one of the ledges by the oil pan with a 2x3 and a hydraulic jack. The starter does have to come out as well. Really helps to have someone to help, a second set of hands. Also, removal of the battery & battery box makes things go easier. Ratcheting wrenches really helped in the tight spaces (gear wrench or craftsman, swivel head and angled), and few long entensions for the sockets worked wonders. A challenge, but well worth it!


    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 13, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    The way to go to replace that factory garbage of a rusty manifold mess! These look so good and sound great! Fit and finish second-to-none! These were my choice not only because of cost, but ease of install and the fact that the factory cats are not that restrictive, no worries of check-engine lights etc. Seems to be the right amount of flow/back pressure for this system: BBK Ceramic shorties, FRPP X-Pipe, Pypes Bombs poking out the back, and a custom tune from Bama tops it off! Sounds like a true Beast! Thanks AM!!!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 24, 2014

    Nicely Made BBK!

    Nicely made and engineered product. Impressed with the quality and engineering BBK put into these. I don't know how, but even in the tight space these maneuvered into place easier than the stock ones came out. NOT a DIY for inexperienced or ILL equipped and don't expect it to be quick and easy. I'm an intermediate DIYer and it took a bit over 12 hrs over 3 days. I'm sore but satisfied with a good upgrade. Did it on jackstands on gravel driveway. One thing I did I didn't see anyone else mention, to get top front header nut I pulled the belt and loosened the AC compressor bolts to give my deepwell socket room to get it. DID NOT remove, just loosed the bolts so with the belt off could get a little more clearance. Also, didn't remove the starter nor mid-pipe. Like for the AC compressor, I loosened the starter to give clearance wiggle room, and for the mid-pipe I loosened the rear clamps and dropped the front and supported it with jackstands. Made it tight to get the engine mount back in but with a little fiddling it went. From the reviews I was expecting louder and deeper than it is. I have a 2009 Bullitt with the special h-pipe and FR-500 axlebacks. It actually did deepen a little, but overall is more mellow tone. At WOT it's not quiet, but it's a little deeper. Overall, I'd call it a less edgy sound. By seat of the pants, don't feel much but the test run with with a passenger so I'll likely see a bit when solo minus passenger weight. Tempted to go to highflow catted mid-pipe but don't want to lose the Bullitt H-pipe so probably won't. Header - check, SF4 tuner - check, hmmm, Cams or intake next.... Thanks BBK and AM for a great shopping and buying experience.


    Year: 2009 Submodel: Bullitt NORVA, US

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 25, 2011

    These are great

    These headers added alot of low end torque and not To mention the sound. I have the best sounding stang around with the axel back pype bombs and these shortys , amazing product


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010


    Best looking header Ive ever owned. I had the JBA's on my 07 stang and was not impressed. The BBK's are on my 09 stang and are the way to go. Had them installed at a local shop for the simple reason I didnt have time to do myself. Ive had the headers on my car for about 2000 miles and not one problem. Still look new and the sound is great. The car ran better after I AM sent me a new tune. Love them!!


    Year: 2009

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 24, 2012

    A worthwhile pain in my butt!

    As you have surely read from other reviews, these things are absolutely horrible to install, but I was able to do it myself (with some help from a couple of friends dropping by from time to time) in my home garage with basic tools. I really enjoy working on my car and take pride that I have done all of my modifications (aside from the custom tune from BAMA) myself at home. Having said that, I am glad I did the install myself but they were very difficult to install. The most challenging part for me was dealing with the flange bolts between the H-Pipe and the headers as they are located in the tunnel between the footboxes and the transmission and there is very little room there. I spent the majority of the day on my back (roughly 10 hours to do the install for me) so if you don't have a lift, make sure you have a nice creeper or have your wife bring you an old pillow like mine did. Other than the install, the headers are great. Unlike some other headers, they come with gaskets so you have everything you need to do the install. In pictures it looks like you can barely see the headers in the engine bay but really, you can see them pretty well and they look great under the hood. I noticed a warmer (and very wonderful) sound in the car while driving, but the overall noise level with this mod alone will not change much outside the car. If you want loud, you will have to do other mods, but I love the sound of the car now with just the headers and some axle backs.


    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Utah

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 07, 2014

    Great Product, Disappointing Sound

    Everyone has covered the install wows so I won't. I run BBK shorty's, BBK catted e-pipe and FRPP axle backs. I picked shortys because of our e-test laws here. BBK fit and finish is outstanding, very nice product. With stock manifolds the sound at lower speeds (around town) was aggressive and old school muscle (someone referred to it as subtle NASCAR). Highway was great, down right nasty yet beautiful. Now with with shortys around town its much a more subdued sound (I compare it to an aggressive Subaru STI almost). Highway is certainly more aggressive. If I had to do it over again I'd opt for long tubes to retain that aggressive, muscle car sound. Oh and I've since learned that if you opt for LT's theres no issue with e-testing, with HF cats they'll pass.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Right here!

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    May 31, 2012

    nice product

    we own an 09 gt aniv. mustang. our first drive was long distance on interstate @ 65mph. we filled up and were suprised to get 33mpg. i took car back to ford and they put on the xpipes, coldair intake, and hiflo muffs, i then installed the bbk throttlebody, which all the above dropped the mpg to 27+ which is still great for a muscle car,but sad to lose 6 mpg. i decided to have ford install a whipple supercharger,to my suprise the mpg stayed the same. i just had a pro. mech. install the bbk shorty headers, he spent 4.5 hrs - he said it was a little hard but all matched great. once again i road test @ 65mph. come back to same station and fill up 30+mpg no way- repeat same process-same result wow . i really didn't care for the supercharger sound but now with the headers to me it kinda sounds like the old 4bl waaaa sound of which i'm very happy with . oh yes more than enough pwr.


    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT iowa

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  • 3/5

    August 18, 2010

    mine cracked after a year

    these things were awesome till they cracked just recently....

    chris dunham

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  • 5/5

    August 29, 2016

    Sound Amazing

    I definitely hear the difference when I start the car up and accelerate. Also a bit more responsive. Happy with the purchase.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 1/5

    August 26, 2016

    BBK Ceramic Shorty Header Install

    Nice looking set of shorty headers and the coating was outstanding, nice heavy coat. Headers came with bolts, gaskets and studs for mid pipes. The big issue with these headers after installing headers and exhaust system, was when I went to install the steering shaft back in car, the shaft hit on the headers and would not allow the steering shaft to be installed without modifying the header! I had to take the exhaust system down and remove headers to modify and clearance the steering shaft. Wasted half a day with this drivers side header that did not fit a total stock 2007 Mustang GT. Think twice before you buy.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 31, 2016


    Looks and sounds awesome Install was fairly easy besides I had to modify one of the studs on the left side because it was hitting the header and the bolts that came with it wouldn't fit either.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 31, 2016

    Excellent Ceramic Head!!!!!

    Purchased this header great product, when on over the memorial day weekend without a problem. Beautiful finish Strongly recommend this item.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    May 18, 2016

    great addition to upgrades

    Just installed these headers on my wife's GT. Went with shorts hoping it would not be as much an issue to install, as well as, Hawaii emission test frowns on long tubes. I had already installed CAI, 62mm TB, FRPP intake, FRPP Hot Rod cams, 4.10 gears, cat-back exhaust and more before installing these. Headers definitely makes it breath better and can feel more torque in the bottom end. After installing the new tune, car takes off like a scalded ape and sounds better too as both idle and WOT. You can definitely here the cams thumping. They are painful to install, but the end result is worth it. Looks a lot better under the hood than the rusted stock manifolds.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    May 16, 2016

    Quality Headers

    BBK Shorties are truly a quality header. The design is nice, and the finish is even better. I have the BBK Catted X Pipe and SLP LoudMouth Axle Backs. Adding these headers did quiet the exhaust note down a bit, but whenever I rev the engine, it sounds amazing. I believe that these will improve any Mustang's exhaust note above 3000 RPM, whereas below that, it will tame the note. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND a new set of motor mounts, as there is a chance that the header will make slight contact with the steering shaft when the engine comes under load. Great product nonetheless.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    March 20, 2016

    so far so good

    I received the headers and was impressed with them. I am 73 years old and most of the jobs I used to do, I find I can not any more. I had a local shop install them for me and with a hoist and all the tools they need. They took more than the 2 hours stated on the instructions! Once installed, sound good, haven't really been able to see if any noticeable gain in performance, too much rain.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 22, 2016

    Great headers

    The headers were a great fit for my 2007 GT. I was a little worried that they wouldn't make that much of a difference in the sound of my exhaust but I was wrong. These headers will give your exhaust a completely different sound to your GT. Well worth the buy. Plus having the ceramic coating gives them a nice look under the hood. I install is install, it takes a good amount of time but it's worth the wait. I would recommend these to anyone. So far car sounds great with them.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Richmond va

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