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BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers (79-93 5.0L w/ Manual Transmission)

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    Features & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque
    • Long Tube Header Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent 1-5/8" Tubing
    • Polished Silver Ceramic Finish
    • Fits 1979-1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs with Manual Transmissions
    Increase Horsepower And Torque. Bolt on extra horsepower and torque that you can feel throughout the entire RPM band with a set of BBK Long Tube Headers. These BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers when combined with a matching shorty Mid Pipe will improve your Mustangs exhaust flow increasing your pony's horsepower and torque.

    Quality BBK Construction. These BBK Long Tube 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 additional strength, leak-free performance and an OEM fit.

    Silver Ceramic Coating. These 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.

    Required Upgrade. A BBK off-road or catted shorty H or X pipe is required for installation of these Long Tube Headers. (see drop down option above).

    Application. This pair of BBK Long Tube Headers are specifically designed to fit 1986-1993 manual Mustangs that are equipped with the 5.0L V8 engine, including the LX 5.0, GT and SVT Cobra models. Kit includes mounting hardware, gaskets, and instructions for an easy install.

    Please Note. These BBK long tube headers fit 5 speed manual transmissions only.

    Technical Note. This BBK Long Tube Headers are 

    not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

    MPN# 15160

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side header
    • (1) Passenger side header
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Long Tube Finish: Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 1979-1993 5.0L V8 manual Mustangs
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        Questions & Answers (6)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will these clear tremec tko with Lakewood bellhousing?

        • We would recommend speaking with a speed shop with applications as involved as this.

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        Can these be installed without removing the engine?

        • The BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers can be installed without the removal of the engine.

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        will these fit on some afrs 165cc

        • The BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers are compatible with all SBF heads with a standard exhaust port flange. The AFR 165cc heads will accept these headers.

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        Hello. These headers have a 3 inch collector right? If so how does a 2.5 inch BBK mid pipe fit? I want to make sure I'm buying the correct part.

        • The BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers have a 3" collector. They are designed to work with any of the four BBK mid pipes we offer which can be found in the "Buy Together" section. The leak-free ball and style socket can be found on the mid pipes as well, which allows for a proper connection.

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        Will these headers fit on my gt40 heads?

        • Hello! They should fit the GT40, GT40X and GT40Y but they wont fit the GT40P heads due to their goofy plug location.

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          Customer Reviews (11) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Performance Gain 4.6 4.6
          • Fit 4.8 4.8

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 19, 2018


            These BBK ceramic headers are awesome really easy install just loosens to bolts for the motor mounts raised it with a floor jack.


            Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            August 13, 2018

            Superb sound!

            These headers are fantastic, produced the sound I was chasing and added a little more snort when the pedal hits the mat. Install time was about 6 hours, with a tons of assistance from a knowledgeable lead! Left side went in easy from below, right side was a little tight but, after taking off the throttle body and breaking the engine free for some gentle prying it slid in.


            Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            May 11, 2018

            Love these

            These headers are very nice an look great in the car. An keep the satin color instead of rainbowing or rusting


            Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 10, 2017

            Good Fit, Nice Coating

            Headers fit nicely and leave plenty of room for the clutch cable (unlike my last set). They do come with header gaskets and small head bolts (like ARPs) since the what's in the box description says left and right header and does not indicate there are gaskets or bolts I ordered them separately, they were in the box do DON'T DO WHAT I DID.


            Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            October 21, 2017

            BBK ALL DAY

            I ordered the headers and received them in a few days. When I opened the box I was amazed by the ceramic finish they had. All of the hardware was included as well. I would recommend buying these headers over the cheaper ones. They are worth it. My car sounds a lot better with long tubes over shorties. Thanks a.m. I’ll be ordering all my other add on goodies in the future though a.m


            Year: 1993 Submodel: LX

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          • 1/5

            March 02, 2017

            Very Dissapointed

            I was very Disappointed Welds on the ID was Horrible they could at least Deburr or Grind excess Weld before getting Ceramic Coating, A lot of blemishes on the Ceramic Coating.


            Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            September 30, 2016

            install tricky, needs to be easier

            Sounds great, JUST installed them so they are leaking a bit until I retighten the bolts. My main thing was that the engine lifting brackets wouldn't fit on there with the bolts provided or the ARP I bought. The engine oil dipstick bracket had to be trimmed to fit. Advice- lift the engine on the passenger side, on the side of the oil pan (first I lifted from the oil pan and bent it); think of a smog delete kit or something with the smog bc it won't connect to the o/r mid pipe; U need short sockets to tighten the bolts maybe even the breaking extension. I have a mechanic shop so it was easy I had all equipment. If I didn't I would pay to get them installed.


            Year: 1990 Submodel: Other

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 27, 2016

            BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers

            I was installing a new top end on the motor and decided to add the long tube headers. Even with the heads off the car you still have to raise the passenger side of the engine to allow the header to line up properly. The product and finish looked great. Haven't ran the car yet to rate the performance gain.


            Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            July 02, 2015

            Could not resist the draw of the long tubes!

            I have had long tubes in the past and had nightmares thinking of the install...problem solved and let the shop do it this time.


            Year: 1992 Philly

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 25, 2014

            Best headers

            Fit and finish is excellent and ceramic coating looks to be good. Fast shipping and excellent customer service.


            Year: 1985 Submodel: GT Lake Stevens, WA, USA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 04, 2014

            Excellent Power Gains

            These headers are a great buy. Power gains were definitely noticeable. Not to hard to install. The drivers side goes in from the bottom with lifting engine. Passenger side, I had to unbolt the passenger side mount only and lift the engine a couple inches. The only thing I modified on the headers were the welds inside of the flanges which were a restriction. This only took an hour to do both with a grinder with metal burr bit. My suggestion would be to buy the copper gaskets and grade 8 locking bolts (or whatever they are called) as I have read that this gasket/bolt setup is stout and did not want to do this job twice. I only wish AM had these gaskets as I like to purchase all my stuff from them-wink wink AM ;).


            Year: 1992 Submodel: Other Westlake, OH, USA

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