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Ford Performance Natural Shorty Headers (05-10 GT)

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AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Ford Performance Natural Shorty Headers (05-10 GT). Please check out 2005-2009 Mustang Shorty Headers for an updated selection.

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  • Increases horsepower and torque.
  • Free flow tubing.
  • Natural finish.
  • Hardware included.
  • Fits 2005-2010 4.6L GT Mustangs.
More horsepower and torque. Improve the horsepower and torque of your GT pony with a set of Ford Racing Shorty Headers. These Shorty headers will uncork your stock exhaust allowing for better airflow to increase your pony's horsepower and torque.

Quality Construction. These Ford Racing Shorty Exhaust headers are manufactured from 1-5/8" 409 stainless steel tubing for unrestricted airflow and a machined flange for added strength.

Fitment. Designed to fit the 2005-2010 4.6 GT Ford Mustangs, these Ford Racing Shorty Headers include high-quality mounting gaskets, bolts, and studs, so that they will bolt right up to your Mustangs stock Mid Pipe.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver side shorty header
  • (1) Passenger side shorty header
  • (2) Header gaskets
  • Installation hardware
Installation Info
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Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Natural
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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Love the sound. installed along with flowmaster super american mufflersI installed these babys in under 2 hours (i work for ford) Directions are decently detailed. Easiest and fastest way: Disconnect alternator ...

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Mike's 2K9 GT part 2

Picked up the car from FORD and install was $500. The engine is way quieter and revs up smoothly. More torque noticed for sure and a deeper exhaust note coupled with my Flowmaster American Thunder axlebacks. ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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will these headers hook up to my magnaflow catted xpipe? will the fit be nice and tight or might i have to adjust some things in order to get it to be a tight fit?


  • General rule of thumb is to stick with the same brand header and mid-pipe just to eliminate any possibility of needing to make minor adjustments for a proper seal. Since these are Ford Racing, you shouldn't run into any fitment issues bolting it up to the Magnaflow X. That being said, since they are different brands, there is a slim chance you might have to make some slight adjustments.


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Do you need a tune if shorty headers are installed onto a GT? If I installed these onto my GT, would I need to tune it after? I do have a Diablo tuner so I could, just not sure if I need to and if so, what adjustments woudl I need to make?? Thanks!!


  • A tune after instalation is not required but definitely recomendet.


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Ford Racing Headers I purchased the FRPP Intake manifold with the GMS 62mm TB and have yet to install them as I want to add these FR Headers. My question is, do I need an additional BAMA Tune for these headers with the TB and Intake? I have the BAMA download for the TB and Intake, however should I request another BAMA tune for these headers as I want to install all these bolt ons at the same time?


  • Absolutely! Anytime you had anything to your car you won't get the full benefit of the product without a tune.


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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$500-$1000

  • Performance Gain 3.090909 3.1
  • Fit 4.454545 4.5

  • 4/5

    January 06, 2010


    Love the sound. installed along with flowmaster super american mufflersI installed these babys in under 2 hours (i work for ford) Directions are decently detailed. Easiest and fastest way: Disconnect alternator with bracket, unscrew the motor mounts ( 1 on each side) use a motor hoist to hoist the motor up about 1 1/2-2 inches up. This will allow clearence without having to take off the starter. Disconnect battery ofcourse since leaving the starter in. Disconnect stearing column. Disconnect mid pipes. Remove headers and install the in opposite order. Hope this helps!


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  • 5/5

    February 09, 2010

    Mike's 2K9 GT part 2

    Picked up the car from FORD and install was $500. The engine is way quieter and revs up smoothly. More torque noticed for sure and a deeper exhaust note coupled with my Flowmaster American Thunder axlebacks. Outside the car sounds fantastic and inside with the windows up you can still hear the low deep rumble. Thanks AM for the great products.


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  • 4/5

    October 01, 2009

    Very Clean Rumble

    I installed these with a Pypes X-pipe w/Cats and Flow Master 40 series. This setup produces a very clean rumble and pulls hard through 2nd and 3rd. I would have given them a 5, but the studs connecting the header to the down pipes are poorly engineered. You will be better off using the stock studs and nuts. Do not forget the tuner, you will need it. If not, the check engine light will come on due to the 02 sensor reposition.


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  • 5/5

    February 06, 2010

    Way too much.....

    The headers and hardware look great. Shipped out quick like AM always does. I have no idea what the headers sound like yet. 9 hours of pure torture and I called FORD to come get the car. They will install them on Monday and hopefully I will be happy. I am waiting for a big "I told you so" from the wife as well. Save time and money and get these things installed by a pro.

    Mike's 2K9 GT

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  • 4/5

    December 30, 2009


    I put them on my 06 with a cat back exhaust. They were pretty easy to put on but the direction don't tell u everything u need to take off. On the passenger side u have to take the starter out. And then the drivers side after u take the steering column out be sure to take off the motor mount for more room and easier removal. But all and all i noticed more power through 2nd and 3rd.


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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    May 11, 2012

    Awesome sound and fitment.

    Bought these headers because when trying to install my JBA X-Pipe, I broke a stud off of the collector on my stock manifolds. So I figured, hey, might as well just upgrade while I'm here. I've had long tubes before and I just didn't want something that loud, so I decided on these. I had them installed by a shop, but fitment is perfect and they sound awesome. Performance gains are negligible, but they definitely sound a lot better than factory manifolds.


    Coatesville, PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 03, 2012

    Very Nice

    These headers are great. They fit nice, look good (the casual observer won't even notice), sound sic, and the power gains down low are real. Peak hp gains don't tell the whole story. These shorties make a really nice improvement from about 2-4k rpm. Along with my FRPP cut n clamp xpipe and my stock m5320gtb (Bullitt) mufflers, the sound is quiet but deep and authoritative. The install was a pretty big pain, but others have commented about that. I followed the instructions in the box, but I jacked the motor and took off the "ear" of the mount on the passenger side. That allowed access to the two front bottom bolts. Aside from that it's straight forward but still a beating. It was worth it in the end though, and I'm really glad I went with these headers.


    Longview, TX

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    March 22, 2012

    Can't go wrong wirh AM & Ford Racing

    This is a perfect fit. Sound is more aggresive even with the OEM cats.


    San Juan, PR

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    December 29, 2011

    Solid Parts

    The FRPP Headers are a nice piece. I highly recommend removing the motor mounts completely. It makes the install much smoother and easier. Removing the header studs was a little tedious due to the hex heads on the studs stripping and not coming out easy. Double nutting the studs got all of the studs out. The fitment of the headers was really good and over all the install wasn't that bad. The performance gains weren't not very noticeable. I understood before buying them that they wouldn't add much HP and TQ. They look good and sound good.


    Pearl Harbor Hawaii

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    March 20, 2014

    Ford shorty headers

    I was going to install these myself, and probably should have, but I figured that after years of wrenching, I could pay someone younger than myself to do this! LOL. Anyway, I can't say much about the install other than to check the latest instructions that say to move the engine in the mounts as far to the passenger side as possible. This step was not in the included instructions. When I first started my car, I was surprised that it didn't seem any louder at all. The tone quickly changes as you get over 4000 RPM though! Sounds great and along with the airaid race CAI and Bama tuner that I installed the day before there is defiantly a performance increase! Tomorrow I will see if there is a mileage increase as well.


    Southern California

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  • 5/5

    August 12, 2011

    Good product

    Took 6 hr to install on a hoist. Had to remove starter and passenger motor mount to life engine to get at header bolt. Headers fit perfect and sound awsome , and noticed a power increase , very worth it for the price


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  • 1/5

    August 02, 2014

    Headers with terrible welds!!

    I received my FR headers excited to install, but at the collector where 4 pipes come together ; bubblegum welding! I was very disappointed, however AM gave me full refund including shipping.



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 01, 2014

    Best header for the price

    I broke a bolt off my stock manifold changing my h pipe so I decidednl to upgrade to these headers rather than fix the factory manifolds. U can really see them so appearance doesn't matter but as for sound and power this was probably one of my favorite upgrades so far



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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 18, 2013

    Worth the Effort

    Installed these headers on my 06 GT. Very difficult install and not for the amateur mechanic. Be prepared to spend the entire day installing these. A lift would be very helpful but the install can be done with ramps or jack stands. Performance gains are minimal but the look and sound are worth the effort and you will shed some weight in the front end as the stock cast iron manifolds are heavy. I combined these headers with a Pypes X pipe and Violator Mufflers and it really opens up the exhaust system. Be prepared for lean trouble codes so you will need to retune your motor. Better high end power and the sound is just wicked along with the improved look under the hood. These should have come stock on the car!


    Santa Rosa, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    January 16, 2013

    Big job...

    I was excited when I got these and couldn't wait to put them on. I guess I got a little lucky that my car only has a few thousand miles on it, so most of the bolts broke loose fairly easy. I used a lift which helped alot so I feel sorry for you guys planning on using ramps. These headers fit very tight and to get them in you have to take your steering shaft loose, starter out. Passenger motor mount out, and a few other smaller things. I believe they're well worth the frustration of installing in the end. The steering shaft is very close to rubbing the header but I drove around for a while using hard turns, acceleration, and braking and had absolutely no issues. Remember to get your tune!


    Brookville, IN 47012, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 28, 2011





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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 11, 2011

    ford racing say no more

    Nice headers nice sound bit of a pain to install but they do fit in there, just take off what they tell you to will save you time in the end!!


    fort mcmurray ab canada

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  • 5/5

    November 11, 2010


    I had my Ford Racing Shorties installed about 6 months ago, and I cant get enough complements my car sounds! I paired these headers with a Magnaflow catted X and Corsa Extreme Axle Back.. Highly recomend.

    Brad P.

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