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PaceSetter Black Shorty Headers (05-10 V6)

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  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Shorty Header Design
  • 16-Gauge Mild Steel
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Black Painted Finish
  • Fits 2005-2010 4.0L V6 Mustangs
More Horsepower and Torque. Improve the performance of your 4.0-powered Pony by replacing those restrictive cast iron factory exhaust manifolds with a set of PaceSetter Shorty Headers. These shorty headers will greatly improve exhaust flow for more horsepower and torque.

Durable Construction. Manufactured from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 16-gauge mild steel tubing for strength and unrestricted airflow, these PaceSetter Shorty 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.

Application. These PaceSetter Shorty Headers are designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 Mustangs equipped with the 4.0L V6 engine.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver side shorty header
  • (1) Passenger side shorty header
  • Gaskets
  • Installation hardware
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Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Black
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2010 4.0 V6 Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

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Good product, but USELESS paint job!

Install was pretty straight forward, but the painted finish was USELESS. Once the car got to operating tempurature, the paint began to smoke and crack. I've had the headers on for less than 24 hours, and ...

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Great value

I installed these headers with the help of a friend in about 5-6 hours. The hardest part was removing the EGR Tube as there is no earthly way to do so while it is on the car. I had to pull off the stock ...

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Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
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will this fit with my duel exhaust? /


  • Yes, these Black Shorty Headers will bolt right up in place of the factory manifolds, attaching to either a factory or aftermarket mid-pipe without any problem.


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Power Gain What kind of horse power and torque gains can be expected. I have a CIA, 70mm TB, and a Bama Tuner.


  • The honest answer is you won't experience any noticable gains with these. I know they promise increase in TQ and HP but the plain fact is, the stock exhaust manifold on the 4.0l is pretty good. The only increases in headers have been on the long tube style and not the shorties. These will dress up your engine bay but keep in mind the black paint will burn off as soon as the engine comes up to operating temp. So unless you wrap them, or coat them or repaint them with a high heat paint, they will soon look pretty much like stock manifold within 6 or 7 months. You don't say so but if you're not running true dual exhaust that's where you're going to get your HP/TQ gains from.


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Does this upgrade require a tune?


  • No, these shorty headers do not require a tune after installation. That said, you would receive optimum performance gains if you coupled these headers with a custom tune. Hope this helps!


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difference? whats the difference in a shorty and a long tube? and how much horsepower gain does this give you?


  • Long Tube headers are mostly for drag applications and are better for low end torque from 3,000rpm and below whereas shorty header are for mid-range to high end torque gains at about 3,500rpm +. Long tube headers allow for the best overall flow of exhaust but require you to cut weld/clamp your exhaust system. For a v6 mustang the smartest and easiest option is the shorty header. No cutting, no welding, fairly simple install and 100% street legal. As far as power gains the long tube headers will provide more overall hp and tq gains over the shorty. I can't give you exact numbers but I would imagine that the long tube add at least 10+ over the shorty header and probably could yield you 30+ horsepower.


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Will these headers fit with the stock exhaust ? I have a 2010 mustang V6 and I am a novictice with cars I am curious if I will have to cut or buy new exhaust tubes for these headers.


  • Yes, these shorty headers will bolt right up in place of the factory manifolds without any cutting or new tubing required!


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will these fit??? will these fit on a 2010 mustang v6 (4.0) with a dual exhaust kit ?


  • Yes, the PaceSetter Black Shorty Headers (05-10 V6) will fit on a 4.0 V6 that has dual exhaust. You will just need a mid-pipe that works with shorty headers and you will be good to go!


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Overall Rating 4.5

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Performance Gain 4 4
  • Fit 4.545455 4.5

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    November 22, 2011

    Good product, but USELESS paint job!

    Install was pretty straight forward, but the painted finish was USELESS. Once the car got to operating tempurature, the paint began to smoke and crack. I've had the headers on for less than 24 hours, and almost all of the paint has burnt off. The manufacturer should use a more heat-resistant finish. I've yet to see if there are any performance gains, and BAMA said I did not require a new tune once the headers were installed. I already have GT mufflers, so I'm not sure the car sounds any different. I know for certain that the headers weigh less than the stock iron exhaust manifolds.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Dixon, MO

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 24, 2013

    Small part big difference

    Major bang for your buck if coupled with true duals a CAI and throttle body spacer. Sounds amazing and i noticed a large power gain on the low side. Now all I need is a good tune.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Benton, AR, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 22, 2012

    Fitment was bang on !!

    These headers were as good as they said and the fitment was bang on the money.They did add a noticable horsepower gain that was felt after testing the car on the first ride As for the painted finish I knew it would burn off after a period of time and had them powder coated to prevent rusting down the road


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Ottawa On Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 10, 2012

    Great value

    I installed these headers with the help of a friend in about 5-6 hours. The hardest part was removing the EGR Tube as there is no earthly way to do so while it is on the car. I had to pull off the stock manifold and remove the tube starting from the throttle body area. I had to use a pipe wrench to remove the nut on the tube connected the the manifold. The only other thing about the install that sucked was that the dipstick tube wont fit over the hole unless you file down the little bracket on it. I heat wrapped the headers before install as I knew the paint would be useless(which it is) in keeping heat in. The paint will burn and crack off causing smoke to pour off the headers, so be prepared to see some smoke(make sure you turn off your air and close the vents.) The smoke is very temporary but serious enough to make you concerned(don't worry though). Performance wise I was questioning why I just bought these because it felt like my car lost power at first, but after some heavier driving and a little break in time they really did pick up my tq and they sound so gooooddddd! If I could do it again I would still buy these headers. They are cheap, a fun project for the weekend and they really do sound so awesome. I definitely recommend buying some high tack gasket sealant and some anti-seize + heat wrap with quality metal zip ties.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Cumming, GA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 29, 2015

    peace headers

    Good headers for low price you will feel the different from stock to performance.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 houston tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    March 07, 2015

    Nice Add...

    Recently purchased these, took them in to have ceramic coating added because of the reviews I was reading. Extremely happy w purchase, can notice a definite improvement in gas mileage and performance, shop installer noticed a great deal of snap after he drove it !! Would recommend these but would also recommend ceramic coating not only looks good but inexpensive less than $150.00 w one day turn around…..


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Buckeye, AZ

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 24, 2013

    new rumble

    So I bought these to go with my pypes true dual exhaust mid muffler cause I was on a budget but I got more than I had expected when the arrived I got brand new bolts to replace the factor studs direct replacement a big plus and I got thicker gasket seals bog help there to thanks A&M, but the only down fall was the paint they come with burns off and you have to put up with the smell of burning paint for half a day nothing to bad overall these headers are a great addition to my car and I have more gain in high rpms


    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6 texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 12, 2012

    Setting the Pace!

    I ordered these PaceSetter Headers after I checked out there website and reviewed there products. Made in the USA is always a plus. They look sweet and the fit & finish is great. Since the black paint will come off, I recommended going to a shop so get them thermal powder coated or just use Thermal Heat Wrap that way the heat will stay out of the engine bay. But even if you dont do that, these headers are awesome. I have these plus the Flowmaster Axle Back Muffler and a BBK intake. Simply AWESOME! I Love the way my V6 Mustang Performs and Sounds, not only do Heads Turn but I can't keep taking my foot off the gas pedal. Thank you PaceSetter for making easy to install Headers!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Milwaukee, WI

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    September 18, 2012


    I got these headers in general just for the fact they were on sale for like $140 with a coupon. So saying that i wasn't expecting the greatest in the world. To put these on you really do need all the tools it takes. I had to remove the whole stock exhaust to be able to wiggle the cats enough to line up with the headers. Which is a pain unless you either have a shop to do it in, or at least can jack it up high enough to get under the whole car.The directions stated to remove all the sensors which wasn't necessary. For performance gain, i really cant tell a difference much if any. The only mods i had at the time were a cold air intake, throttle body spacer,new spark plug wires/plugs/coil. I couldn't really tell a difference in performance or gas mileage. I drive around one thousand miles a week a lot on interstates so being able to gauge mileage gains would be easy. Unfortunately i haven't experienced a gain.The sound is a bit louder than stock and they as well are a lot lighter. I did wrap mine in exhaust wrap and then sprayed them with the exhaust wrap sealer. This option is a lil more pricey than spraying them with high heat spray and taking the several hours to sand/spray/bake them to get them where they need to be to not flake and rust. If i was to gonna recommend headers to a friend i am not sure i'd suggest these or not, id like to actually see if their is a performance gain or not. I cant tell. As for better than stock, definitely.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Johnson City, TN, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    May 08, 2012

    Nice headers for the price

    As stated above, the paint is useless. It will smell bad for the first few days since the paint burns off. I installed these all at once with Flowmaster dual exhaust and a Pypes x-pipe. Overall sound is great. I just need to finish it with high-flow cats. Thanks AM.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 08, 2016

    Great headers!!!

    The headers are amazing for the low price. Definitely worth the money. The only bad thing is the paint. The paint comes off soon as you start driving


    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    April 07, 2016

    Great Headers

    My local shop installed these headers yesterday and I must say they are great. But the black paint sucks! Just strip the paint off and you are good to go.


    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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