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PaceSetter Black Long Tube Headers (96-04 GT)

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  • MPN# 70-3230

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Features
  • Increases horsepower and torque
  • Long Tube header design
  • 16-gauge carbon steel constructon
  • Free flowing mandrel-bent tubing
  • Black painted finish
  • Fits 1996-2004 4.6L GT and Bullitt Mustangs
Description
More Horsepower And Torque. Now you can improve the performance of your 4.6L Mustang with a set of PaceSetter Black Long Tube headers for power you can feel throughout the RPM band. These Long Tube headers when combined with a PaceSetter shorty mid pipe will greatly improve your Mustangs exhaust flow for an increase in horsepower, torque, and throttle response.

Durable Construction. Manufactured from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 16-gauge carbon steel tubing for strength and unrestricted airflow, these PaceSetter Long Tube Mustang Exhaust headers feature CNC-machined 3/8" thick header flanges for additional strength and an OEM fit.

Black Painted Finish. These PaceSetter Headers feature a standard black painted finish, which is used to protect the headers during storage and shipment, as well as providing an aggressive appearance to your engine bay. This is not a heat-resistant coating, AmericanMuscle recommends the use of Exhaust Heat Wrap for high performance applications.

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 PaceSetter Long Tube Headers are designed to fit the 1996 to 2004 Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L V8 engine, including the GT and Bullitt models. These Long Tube headers will require the use of a shorty style PaceSetter X-pipe for proper installation (See drop down option above).

Technical Note. This PaceSetter product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver Side Header
  • (1) Passenger Side Header
  • (2) Gaskets
  • Installation Hardware
  • Installation Instructions
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Long Tube Tube Finish : Black
Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty X-pipe Fitment: 1996-2004 GT and Bullitt
Manual and Automatic
Fitment
  • Bullitt - 01
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Automatics may require modification to O2 bungs for proper fitment

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Overall Rating 4.2/5
4/5
Best header in the price range!

Good fittment easy install...a+ customers buy these header because they're cheap easy to install and shipped fast...

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4/5
pain in the butt but worth it

Had these professionally installed, took about 14hrs, thank god I didn't charge me for all the hrs. Paired this with the pacesetter o/r xpipe and flowmaster 40's and OMG!! talk about smiling from ear to

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Q & A (13 Questions, 8 Answers) Ask a Question

H-pipe? Is there an H-pipe that will fit this or is it just the Pace Setter X-pipe? I'm wanting to go with an H-pipe to get the sound I'm looking for

TholomewPlague Year: 2004 Model: GT

Question Resolved
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  • Currently, there is only the PaceSetter Shorty X-pipe that is designed as an exact bolt on. If you want to get a different brand H-pipe, you might be able to install it but some modifications might be required. If that's the route you want to take, I'd highly suggest contacting some local shops and find out who would be the best at helping you with the custom install prior to purchasing. Hope this helps!

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    Best Answer

    LisaS Year: 1992 Model: GT

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Will the steering shaft rub on these headers? Ive got pypes headers on my 2002 gt and it feels like im trying to drive a car without power steering.

Pritch Year: 2002 Model: GT

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  • Pritch Just about very brand of headers out there, are designed with steering shaft clearance. Physically check to see if there IS contact with your headers. If there is. Check that the headers are the proper model for your application. f there is NO contact, check the power steering equipment, and steering assembly. Duke7

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    Duke7 Year: 1996 Model: Cobra

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How much clearance with a lowered GT? I have a 2003 mustang gt lowered 2" how much clearance will there be? Will the headers rub over speed bumps, driveways etc?

SilverStang03 Year: 2003 Model: GT

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  • I have a 1.8" drop in the front and a 2" in the back nd it clears, but i can't pull into my driveway I have to pull into my neighbors driveway nd drive across my lawn lol.

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    domo Year: 2008 Model: GT

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  • 4 Stars .53 53%
  • 3 Stars 0 0%
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  • 1 Stars .06 6%
4.2

out of 5 stars

16 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain: 4.235294 4.2/5
  • Fit: 4.117647 4.1/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.588235 4.6/5
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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    February 24, 2012

    Best header in the price range!

    Good fittment easy install...a+ customers buy these header because they're cheap easy to install and shipped fast...

    Sofakingfast

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3 San Antonio, Tx

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    April 25, 2012

    pain in the butt but worth it

    Had these professionally installed, took about 14hrs, thank god I didn't charge me for all the hrs. Paired this with the pacesetter o/r xpipe and flowmaster 40's and OMG!! talk about smiling from ear to ear. Sounds awsome and pulls a lot harder. Would def by again

    chris28

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 1/5 No, I do not recommend this product

    March 13, 2014

    You buy cheap you get cheap

    These longtube pacesetter headers had a horrible fit. I recently purchased these to replace my rusted out bbk longtubes due to a mean exhaust leak. I rather have kept the leak than put these on my stang! The egr valves do not line up one bit. They are a solid 1 1/2 inch off from each other. For now I have to plug my egr valve until I can get something fabricated. That is if I can find something in that size and thread to plug it. And if you aren't discouraged enough about these headers, the pacesetter techs aren't very helpful and don't have a custom service attitude. Don't waste your time or money. Buy a different brand.

    44stang

    Year: 2003 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Elgin, IL, USA

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      We haven't heard of anyone having these fitment issues previously, which makes me feel you may have received an incorrectly machined set unfortunately. Please give our customer service a call when you have a moment, so we can start helping you get this situation remedied as quickly as possible.

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 20, 2013

    GREAT HEADERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a great bang for your stang ! cheap price and great gains same as the other longtube headers only diffrence is the product brand name ! no problems with the bolts getting loose eitheir, i've had them for almost 7 months.

    STREETSTANGS14

    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Arkansas, USA

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    May 30, 2013

    Headers have great sound!

    Overall Pacesetter made a good product at an affordable price. On my 2000 Roush they idle quiet but at WOT they scream. Great sound and no issues with fitment. I would suggest coating them in heat paint or heat tape. After 4 hours drive time the black coating was already peeling from the heat

    Jsunzx7

    Year: 2000 Model: Other Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    November 08, 2012

    Bang for the Buck!!!

    If you don't care what finish if on your headers because you can't see them anyway....then these are for you! If you have a custom fabbed midpipe where you are going to weld together the exhaust anyways...then these are for you! If you don't feel the need to waste hundreds more on a possible 1 hp more difference....then buy these! Fit is perfect..no bending..no banging....no hitting with a hammer..went on like a glove..be sure to use OEM ford manifold gaskets...dont chance it and use the flimsy paper ones that comes with the headers. Put these on my 2001 Bullitt...good feelable gains in the top end. Great sound with my custom bent H pipe and mac catback.

    bullitt4882

    Year: 2001 Model: Bullitt Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Waterbury, CT, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    September 25, 2013

    Can't beat it

    Got these headers along with the shorty x-pipe. Already had pypes M80 mufflers installed and sounded good, but now that I've added theses headers and x-pipe...OMG! Sounds amazing, not to drone and when you crack in on it you will certainly turn some heads. Really good performance gains and can't beat the price. Don't pay more than you have to just for a brand name.

    Kurt88

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Needmore, PA 17238, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    July 27, 2013

    Best Bang for Your Buck!!!

    These headers are great! Fitment was 100% perfect. Price is what got me to buy these and I have no regrets! As long as you don't care about how they look then you've got nothing to worry about. I would highly recommend these to someone on a budget looking to do headers. They also come with an o2 extension kit.

    Mikey27

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Florida, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    July 11, 2013

    Awesome Sounding

    Tried Pacesetters for the first time on my mustang and they sound great. For the price and quality of the fabrication, it doesn't get much better.

    MarkC

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Glen Mills, PA

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 27, 2012

    Great product!

    This is a great product. I have no complaints! Great gift

    stanggg

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

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