(approx) a Day
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm going to be taking a closer look at BBK's long tube headers, available in either ceramic or chrome for all 2011 and newer Mustang GTs. Simply put, long tube headers are designed to completely replace your restrictive factory manifolds, which can really choke out the flow of exhaust. Long tube headers paired with an aftermarket Mid Pipe and exhaust will make for a very free-flowing setup that should give you a nice bump in both power and sound. As far as price is concerned, you'll find these long tubes from BBK to be right in the middle of the road. Now as far as construction is concerned, you'll see some slight similarities with the BBK and the Pype's long tube headers. They both share Mandrel-bent long straight runners, which is going to be great for top-end power, however the BBK features a 1-and-3/4 inch Mandrel-bent tubing, whereas the Pype's offer a 1-and-5/8ths inch Mandrel bent tubing, so you are getting larger diameter tubing with the BBK and the option to go with the ceramic coating as well. That ceramic coating is going to offer a couple of different benefits, first of which is performance. Ceramic dissipates heat a lot better than a raw stainless or chrome-plated header, so it's going to have a slight edge performance-wise, and should help keep under-the-hood temps down as well. Now the chrome option will be less expensive, and it won't dissipate heat quite as well as a ceramic coating, but one thing's for sure, that chrome finish is really going to pop under the hood. In addition to the different finish options available with the BBK headers, you'll also enjoy a perfect fit, thanks to the laser-cut flanges and quality welds that will help prevent any premature failure down the road. Installing any set of long tube headers can be a little intense, so if you don't think you have the mechanical skills to get the job done, then I would leave this one up to the professionals. However, if you are going to tackle the job, just leave yourself a full day, just to be safe. Keep in mind, whenever you run a set of long tubes like these BBKs, you will need to address your Mid Pipe. In this case, you'll need to run a flanged and shorty Mid Pipe to get everything bolted up properly. Now BBK recommends their shorty X-Pipe just for best fit and performance gains. So if you're looking for a quality set of long tubes with a number of different benefits and the option of a chrome or ceramic finish, you might want to check out these long tubes from BBK for your coyote Mustang.
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Please Note.These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only.
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What's in the Box
|Header Type:||Long Tube||Finish :||Ceramic|
|Type Mid Pipe Required:||Shorty Midpipe - 2011-2014|
Shorty Midpipe Adapter - 2015-2017
|Fitment:||2011-2017 5.0 GT Mustangs|
July 16, 2019
Changed from chrome Lt headers to ceramic Lt header and dropped my under hood temp by 15 degrees and now temp drop to same as outside temp with in a half a block of driving. They are great from BBK complete exhaust. I them on my 2014 GT premium and sounds great.Helpful (4)
April 07, 2019
Headers perfect fit
THIS PRODUCT perfect fit.. install easy it take me two day BUT mush of the time looking for a tool. i think 5 hours if u have everything and using a lift,,, i was using jack stand only..n shipping is fast.Helpful (3)
January 30, 2019
Click the purchase button now. Had a professional install them. Xpipe muffler delete = insane. Can feel the difference without the tune but taking to get dyno tune.Helpful (6)
January 06, 2019
Headers fit nice on the car. The passenger side was harder than the drivers side. I installed these in my garage on jack stands.... a lift would have made it easier but it can be done. I felt the ceramic coating was thin in some spots and there was some heavy weld buildup in the ports that I cleaned up with a die grinder....not sure if it will make a difference in performance but I felt it couldn't hurt. These headers could use some quality control as far as finish goes but they did fit nice and they are a bit cheaper than some of the others on the market.Helpful (6)
September 29, 2018
Ceramic Bbk longtube headers
I love how it sounds and responds, I feel more power on my mustang and it looks really nice under the hoodHelpful (6)
September 07, 2018
I love the sound. It made the exaust deeper and louderHelpful (6)
July 28, 2018
You won't be disappointed
Pair these longtubes with an offroad x pipe and it will scream. If you want a loud car then these are perfect. At around 4k rpm you have to start covering your ears if you're standing right next to it because it's that loud. Not disappointed.Helpful (8)
July 10, 2018
Just installed these..
OK. First of all I'm 65. I've worked on cars since I was 14. I did this install myself on jack stands. Took me the better of 5 days working only 2-3 hours a day on them. Could've been done on a weekend if I had the time. I watched a few videos of the install but the instructions on the BBK website were the best. Milwaukee cordless right angle impact wrench will save you hours of work. I had all the tools already but you do need a torx bit and torx socket. They sound great! I'm running a magnaflow street catback. Nice in town but aggressive on demand. Small hands are helpful. Enjoy my friends!Helpful (18)
April 22, 2018
Buy it with the X-pipe and make sure to get a tune! I start her every morning loving it and neighbors hating it. Take off on every green light! You won’t regret it!Helpful (10)
February 25, 2018
Love them, but huge P.I.T.A. to install.
Fitment is great, sound is great, can't really rate power yet, as it was raining when I finished installing. You are going to need to disconnect the steering, remove the passenger side motor mount cradle, remove the starter, and possible loosen the actual passenger side motor mount itself (Only if you reuse stock header studs). You actually dont have to remove your catback, but loosening the mounts would be helpful. Having a buddy to help is highly recommended.Helpful (11)
I have been doing some research on the BBK Long tubes and I'm trying to figure out if these will hang below the frame rails? Some say yes and some say no. I'm wondering if they do - what is involved in tucking these back up?
The BBK 1-3/4 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers will hang low. Unfortunately this is a part of their design, and cannot be changed. A view of how they sit installed is linked below. https://acdn.americanmuscle.com/i/20140701120146_1010.jpg
I am debating on getting these and a catted mid pipe, but am worried about NJ state inspection. Will it pass with this?
We do apologize but each state will have their own inspection rules. Generally, the rule of thumb is if it has cats you are okay with emissions. However, you will need to check with your local inspections center to see if these will pass your state's laws.
I have a ford mid pipe will the headers fit my 2014 5.0gt my pipe is connected with a sealing exhaust clamp they do not use the bolt system what will I need to make these work
BBK long tubes require a BBK shorty mid-pipe. You cannot use your Ford Performance x-pipe.
I got this bbk lt headers with off road x pipe, will this headers bolt up directly to the factory exhaust? The reason im asking is that im getting Solo street race XV catback exhaust and those have the same factory bolt up connection
This set up will bolt up to the factory exhaust yes.
I have a 2014 GT with flowmaster outlaw catback, with these long tubes, would I just need the Bbk catted xpipe in order to hook up with my flowmaster set up?
OEM mid-pipes will not connect to long tube headers. Itsrecommended to get the same brand mid pipe as the long tube headers. Modifications to the cat-back may be needed to allow for proper fitment of an aftermarket mid-pipe.
These will fit with a catted X-pipe by BBK.
No, the longtube headers will not be compatible with that x-pipe.
These headers would work with your cat-back exhaust.
As long as you get the matching shorty mid-pipe/ connection pipes they will fit.
Yes, these headers with the correct adapter mid-pipe will work with the Ford performance by borla sport cat-back exhaust.
Unfortunately they will not as they require a BBK mid-pipe (for 11-14 GT models) or adapter pipe (for 15-17 GT models). However, this setup would work with the Roush axle-back exhaust.
The BBK 1-3/4 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers will delete your existing catalytic converter with your cat-back system.
These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.