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BBK 1-7/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers (11-17 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Rear Wheel Horsepower and Torque
    • Long Tube Header Design - 1-7/8"
    • Ideal for Nitrous and Force Inducted Applications
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Polished Silver Ceramic Finish
    • Intended for Off-Road, Track Use Only
    • Fits Left Hand Drive Models Only
    • Fits 2011-2017 5.0L GT and Boss 302 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with my review of BBK's Long Tube Headers, available for 2011 and up GT Mustangs. These BBK long tube headers are going to be a good option for the guys out there that are looking for a more budget-friendly long tube header for a more heavily-modified car, like one with forced induction or a nitrous car. And for someone that wants a ceramic coated header, the runners on these headers are 1 7/8 inch, which is slightly different than the 1 3/4 inch offering, and the smaller diameter is traditionally going to be a better option for naturally aspirated cars or those with mild bolt-ons. So just keep that in mind when shopping for long tubes. So this is a ceramic coated header, which is going to be different than a chrome header. BBK does offer these same headers in chrome if you're looking for a more polished finish, and chrome headers are going to be a little less expensive. But the ceramic coating's going to reduce underhood temperatures, and it helps to improve the flow of the exhaust gases, because the coating forces the header gas to only expand one way, and that's out the back of the exhaust. And that's also why you see claims that ceramic coating is going to help increase horsepower. The exhaust gets pushed out faster thanks to the coating, which then makes room for fresh air to enter the cylinders faster. The ceramic coating is also going to prevent any corrosion in the headers and keep them looking better for longer as opposed to chrome or polished headers. The ceramic coating can dull over time though, but the coating isn't going to come off or anything. It just changes in color slightly. And you can see here that BBK gives these headers a polished silver coating, so I'm just going to go ahead and say that over time this is probably going to dull. If you're not really into that dull appearance, you do have the option of the chrome headers like I said before. These are made from CNC mandrel bent tubing, which is going to help with smoother air delivery. The header flanges are one piece and laser cut, which is going to help give them strength and going to keep them from leaking. Like I said before, these are off road headers. And since we're on the subject of cats, let's talk about the rest of your exhaust set-up. Whenever you go from a shorty of factory header set up to a long tube, you are going to need to change your mid pipe to a shorty mid pipe, or if you have an S550, you're going to be looking at header adapter mid pipes. Now with both mid pipe types you will have a choice of going catted or non-catted, and they're going to be three-inch down to two and a half inches for a factory or aftermarket cat-back. The long tubes alone are going to change the sound of your exhaust, and when you combine that with changing your mid pipe, you can expect a pretty big difference in sound here. Obviously, if you go uncatted all the way, it's going to be louder than if you stick to high flow cats, but either way you're looking at a brand new sound and tone when you're done. So, if we move onto price, we have to kind of face it at this point and know that long tube headers are going to be a solid investment. They're pricey and difficult to install, but I'd say that they're worth it at the end of the day. The options from BBK are definitely more affordable than others out there, especially if you're shopping for an S550. If you are, you'll notice that BBK is the only company currently producing long tubes for under a thousand bucks, and even if you have an S197, you're still looking at a grand if you want to go with the big players like Kooks, LTH, Borla, Stainless Works. And then also keep in mind that if you don't already have a shorty mid pipe, you're going to need a little cash for that as well. But at the end of the day, you're looking at both power and sound gains here. In fact, you can expect gains of 20-25 wheel horse, depending on your set up and tune, in addition to an awesome change in your exhaust tone. And speaking of a tune, you will need a tune after the install here. Anytime you go with a serious mod like this you can pretty much expect to need a tune along with it. As for the install, there's no way to sugarcoat this one, guys, and I don't say this often, but if you don't have a helping hand or don't have much experience, it might be better to just take the car to the shop for the install. If you do tackle this yourself, it's going to be a full three-out-of-three wrenches on the scale and a day in the garage. You can do it on jack stands, but a lift will make it easier for sure. So, wrapping things up here, the BBK long tubes are 1 7/8 diameter, they come in either chrome or with a ceramic coating, and they're going to offer some performance and sound gains. You will need to grab a shorty mid pipe, and while long tubes are expensive overall, these ones right here are some of the most budget friendly ones that you can find out there on the market. You can check them out more online for yourself right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    More Horsepower and Torque. A set of BBK 1-7/8" Ceramic Coated Long Tube Headers are designed to improve your Coyote powered Mustang's exhaust flow, when compared to the restrictive stock cast iron manifolds. BBK's 1-7/8" Headers are specifically engineered for use on Nitrous and Force Inducted applications for a significant increase in rear wheel horse power and torque.

    Silver Ceramic Coating. These Long Tube Headers are completed in BBK's Polished Silver Ceramic Coating that not only looks great, but reduces 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. BBK Long Tube Exhaust Headers are manufactured from 1-7/8" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestricted airflow. They feature one piece laser cut 3/8" header flanges for added strength, leak-free performance and OEM fit. These headers are then completed in a polished ceramic finish for good looks and to lower under hood temperatures.

    Required Tuner Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that these Long Tube Off-Road Headers have to offer, AmericanMuscle highly recommends a Bama custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation.

    Additional Required S197 Upgrades. Installation of these BBK Long Tube Headers on a 2011-2014 S197 GT/BOSS Mustang will require the use of a BBK Shorty Midpipe part# 1655 or 1658. Please see options listed above.

    Additional Required S550 Upgrades. Installation of these BBK Long Tube Headers on a 2015-2017 S550 GT Mustang will require the use of a set of BBK Long Tube Header Adapter Mid-Pipes part# 1816 or 18160 and an O2 Extension Harnesses and Hardware Kit part# 16332. Please see options listed above.

    Application. These BBK 1-7/8" Ceramic Coated Long Tube Headers are specifically designed to fit the 2011-2017 GT and Boss 302 Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 4 valve 5.0L V8 engine.These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.

    Technical notes. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Passenger Side Long Tube Header
    • (1) Driver Side Long Tube Header
    • (2) 02 Sensor Extensions (For Use On 2011-2014 Mustangs)
    • (2) Gaskets
    • (4) Studs
    • (5) Bolts
    • (4) Nuts
    • (4) Washers
    • (4) Lock Washers
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications:
    Header Type: Long Tube Finish: Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required: BBK Mid-Pipe Adapter for S550
    BBK Shorty Midpipe for S197
    Fitment: 2011-2017 5.0 GT Mustangs
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    Questions & Answers (24)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    I have a 17 GT with an MBRP cat back now. Are these headers a direct bolt on?

    • The BBK 1-7/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers would bolt right up to your block, And the Mid-pipe you get would bolt up to your catback. I have posted a couple of links below for a guaranteed fit mid-pipe one off road and one catted. https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-or-lth-adaptor-2015gt.html https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-catted-lth-adaptor-2015gt.html

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    will these headers fit on a boss 302?

    • The BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers will fit Boss Mustangs, however you will loose the side exits when installing these.

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    Does this fit a 2014 mustang gt automatic

    • Yes, these headers will fit all 2011-2017 Mustang GT models equipped with either manual or automatic transmissions.

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    I see a few other headers options that say they will fit 2018 mustangs. Question is will these also fit 18s or even 19s?

    • We have not confirmed fitment with any other vehicles other than the 11-17 GT models at this point in time.

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    How much hp and torque do these ceramic long tube BBK 1 -7/8 headers in. produce compared to the 1-3/4 in. ceramic long tubes? Also, I have a 3 in. borla atak cat back exhaust, would these fit as long as I bought the BBK 3 in. long tube header adapter mid pipe - off road?

    • The power difference between the 1 7/8" and 1 3/4" BBK Ceramic Long Tube Headers will depend on your individual build, as different builds will have different exhaust requirements for optimal performance. These will connect to youe 3" Borla Cat-Back when using the matching Mid pipe for 11-14 or adapters for 15-17

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    10 More Questions
    Will these fit the 2018 w/o active exhaust. If not , Why? 1 answer
    I currently have res delete, o/r x pipe and slp loudmouth axleback, would this make it even louder? I want to go louder even though mine is loud already? 1 answer
    I have a 3 in Borla ATAK catback would this header connect to the adapter piece that came with that catback ? 1 answer
    Will these work with a flow master outlaw cat back exhaust ? 1 answer
    I have a 2013 with borla xpipe will these bolt up to they or do i have to use the borla headers 1 answer
    What is the material of the headers made from. If like chrome plated iron headers from the past they will rot from the inside out. Is the ceramic coating inside the tubes as well or just the outside? 1 answer
    I have a 2016 GT with a Borla Axle Back and a X-pipe resonator delete on it. Would this just be able to butt up to my set up that I have already? If not what would I need to be able to install these on my car? I am not wanting to get a whole new exhaust system. 1 answer
    I HAVE 3 INCH CAT BACK BORLA STINGERS WILL IT BOLT UP DIRECTLY TO THAT OR WILL THE X PIPE HAVE TO COME DOWN 1 answer
    With the purchase of this product would I have to buy the mid pipe bc I also plan on buying a x-pipe to go with it. Also, what would be the best recommendation for a deep throaty sound. To create the popping when idling down. The X-pipe, H-pipe or another setup? 1 answer
    I have a 16 GT with an borla exhaust does this headers will fit to my car with the borla exhaust and also what the different between the 1-7/8 in and 1-3/4 and which when will fit to my car and which one are better. 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (26) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$500-$1000

    • Loudness / Volume 4.653846 4.7
    • Exhaust Note 4.692307 4.7
    • Fit & Finish 4.461538 4.5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.576923 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 16, 2018

      Sound amazing

      I paired these with a catted mid pipe, X pipe and Borla atak mufflers sound is amazing. if you want to cruise and be quiet you can but when you get on it... Holy smokes its loud! I had Watson Engineering do the instal they are the people American Muscle did the video on ford performance a few months back. they said instal went smooth other than issues with bolt clearance and having to move an ac line temporally out of the way. took them just about 7 hours total to have it wrapped up.

      louk

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 22, 2018

      Sound is bliss

      Had a great time installing these bad boys. Set aside a day when you have nothing else to do and get to it. Do yourself a favor and remove the K member. Its 8 bolts that will make your life way easier. With the K member out the old manifolds were a breeze to remove and the new LTH were easy, and I mean easy, to put in and tighten down.

      ZacheryS

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      June 24, 2018

      Awesome item!

      Great item! Love the new sound. I totally recommend this item.

      EstebanF

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 14, 2018

      Good Product

      Fast shipping, great product quality, only thing screws wont fit, have to buy new ones (the ones fix the headers to exhaust manifold).

      Fidel

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 14, 2018

      Wow

      Little of a pain to install on jack stands but well worth the busted knuckles! Paired this up with MBRP catback and wow what difference! Can’t go wrong. The headers do rub a little when I take a turn at a good speed but not to worried about it.

      Andrew3

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 03, 2018

      HEADERS

      THEY FIT WELL NICE FINISH. WAS DENTED UP ON THE ENDS BAD .LOOKED LIKE IT WAS DONE BEFORE SHIPPING PACKAGES NOT DAMAGED

      RonaldG

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 28, 2018

      BBK headers

      Sounds awesome with my Roush axle back. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

      Donnell

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      April 24, 2018

      Fantastic fit and quality

      My mechanic told me that these were a great fit, great quality, able to use the stock/oem block bolts, sensors all ligned up. He has not installed these headers on a 2014 coyote before, but has installed on various other models, and he liked the way everything went. It took them 6.5 hours. I love the sound and performance so far. These are connected to the BBK catted x-pipe, to the Pypes bomb system. Very loud, it screems at around 4,000 RPM with a high pitched scratchy roar, love it. I can't wait to get my new tires and take it to the track.

      TimR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      April 07, 2018

      Awesome

      Amazingly loud. Installing at home can be tedious but can definitely be done.

      EricP

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      February 22, 2018

      Great Buy

      Had zero problems with installing these in my drive way on jackstands over a weekend. I paired these up with the BBK off-road xpipe. The fit and finish are excellent. I noticed a significant power gain. After reading other reviews I expected my car to be loud as heck, but its actually very mild at part throttle. I think it really depends on which axle back you are running (I have the RTR axle back). My car doesnt sound raspy like most other mustangs I've heard, in fact its quite throaty. Im very pleased with these and would recommend them!

      TravisW

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      February 18, 2018

      Very Nice!!

      Installed in garage on jackstands with hand tools. Get the right tools and everything will be smooth. Sounds great can’t wait for better weather to road test.

      S550MustangFan

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      December 09, 2017

      Nice sound

      I recommend this to everyone who has supercharger mustang. The truth is that the sound is incredible and the increase of wh

      MartinezM

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      November 15, 2017

      Great Fit, sound brutal

      Headers look amazing. The sound with the non-cat xpipe is astonishing. Pops and crackles a lot. If you want to quote it down, leave your resonators on. I took mine off and I just have Bassani mufflers on. Kit came with the wrong O2 extensions for the front and didn’t come with exhaust gaskets. Check everything before installing!!! American Muscle got it worked out. The finish looks great and I always get compliments on how it sounds. Good job AM!

      RobertG

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      November 07, 2017

      BBK headers

      Look and sound great. I had a shop install them and they actually recommended these over some higher priced options, because they knew they would fit without any unexpected issues. Power seems up in the higher rpm ranges and the sound is completely different. It’s much louder and just sounds mean.

      RichardS

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      July 31, 2017

      WORTH THE WAIT!!

      OUTSTANDING PRODUCT. Install is not a garage project FYI. Opted to have a shop do the install of my full exhaust, and still took 5-6 hours total. the result = WOW what a difference!

      RobertD

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 18, 2017

      Just what I was looking for

      These headers are great looking and not nearly as difficult to install as what I've heard. The sound coming from my stainless works retro chambered exhaust is awesome with the addition of these headers and since they're ceramic coated, the heat under the hood is greatly reduced compared to others. I might even but a set of these for my 04gt . Great product, couldn't be happier.

      GaryHead

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 13, 2017

      2014 GTCS

      The headers work awesome! Make sure you look through the hardware before you install, my headers came with fine thread and course thread flanged bolts. My 2014 uses fine thread, if you don't pay attention you could damage your heads. Install took about 6 hours with a lift.

      KentK

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 27, 2017

      Awesome buy!

      This item is cost friendly and great quality! There pretty aggravating to install but well worth it! They sound amazing don't wait get you a pair!!

      GreggoryH

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      March 06, 2017

      SCREAMS AT WOT

      This was one of my first mods to my car and one of my favorites. Really nice tone, thing screams at wot like a banshee on fire and when not on it too rough it rides with a deep rumble and beautiful melody. My only advice beware of going with "high flow cats ;)" will attract a lot of attention wanted and unwanted and drones a bit while at 60-70 mph highway speeds. Can be balanced really nicely with some reputable brand name axelbacks. Going that route will eliminate the drone and will give you a really good deep tone while still having the mayhem at full throttle.

      SeeYa

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      March 05, 2017

      BBK 1 7/8" Ceramic Long Tube Headers

      This was a self Installation on a 2012 Boss 302 Mustang using floor jacks, jack stands, and regular tools. Advise you go to YouTube and watch videos for your particular install, there are plenty of videos out there. On difficulty scale of 1-5, I rate this at a 4, mainly because I had to install without a lift, working on the floor under the car, and the difficulty of access to and removal of some of the stock header nuts and motor mount bracket bolts. Would have been a much easier install with a lift. Provided installation instructions were very helpful, but again, recommend watching YouTube installation videos prior to installation. All necessary installation parts and hardware were included and the headers fit perfectly. Opted to reuse the factory installed stock exhaust manifold studs and nuts which made the installation easier. Otherwise, you will have to remove all of the factory studs to use the provided header bolts. It was necessary to lift up the engine a couple of inches to get the motor mounts back in after bolting on the headers, but overall the installation went smoothly. Just follow the instructions, be patient, and the installation will go well.

      Dale

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss

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