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BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Coated Unequal Length Shorty Headers (86-93 5.0L)

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  • MPN# 15150

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    Features & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque
    • Shorty Unequal Length Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Polished Silver Ceramic Finish
    • Fits 1986-1993 LX 5.0, GT and SVT Cobra
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-5
    More Power & Torque. Improve the performance of your 5.0-powered Pony with a set of BBK Shorty Unequal Length Headers. These headers will greatly improve exhaust flow over your restrictive stock manifolds to increase your 5.0's horsepower and torque.

    Unequal Length Design. These BBK Headers feature a shorty, unequal length design that in addition to making more power also clean up your engine bay for a show-winning look.

    Quality BBK Construction. BBK Shorty Unequal Length Headers are manufactured from 1-5/8" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestricted airflow. These headers also feature a one piece, laser cut header flange for additional strength, leak-free performance and a OEM fit.

    Silver Ceramic Coating. These Shorty 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.

    Application. This pair of BBK Shorty Headers are designed to fit 1986-1993 Mustangs 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.Technical Notes. CARB approved and street legal in all 50 States - CARB EO #D-245-8.

    Technical Notes. This BBK throttle body is CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-5) and 50 state legal.

    Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

    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: Short Tube Finish : Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 1986-1993 5.0 V8 Mustangs
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    5 Top Rated Questions

    I have a set of GT40X heads and was wondering if these will fit? Thanks!

    • Unfortunately, these shorty headers by BBK are designed to work with '86-'93 LX, 5.0L GT & Cobra models and will not be compatible with a set of GT40X heads. 

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    I have a 1988 Lx that’s speed density will that make any sort of difference when getting these headers? Are they direct mount?

    • The BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Coated Unequal Length Shorty Headers will be a direct bolt in for your car. Your speed density system will work just fine with these headers.

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    What is the collector size. Will this fit aftermarket h pipe

    • These headers have a 2.5" collector diameter and will work with an aftermarket h-pipe that is designed for factory or aftermarket shorty headers.

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    Will these work on GT40P heads without melting plug boots?

    • Since these are unequal length headers, you should be okay when it comes to clearance of the plugs. though, you may need to clearance the headers on a few cylinders.

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    Will these work on GT50P heads without melting plug boots?

    • I have heard of people having success using these BBK Ceramic Coated Unequal Length Shorty Headers on GT-40P heads, but I would recommend these since they are guaranteed to fit:

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.466667 4.5
    • Fit 4.933333 4.9

    • 5/5

      November 14, 2018

      BBK 1 5/8" ceramic coated shorty headers

      I've installed numerous sets of BBKshorty headers. As usual they went in easily with no issues.


      Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 23, 2018

      Perfect fit

      Perfect fit, fast shipping, h-pipe was a perfect fit also. Sounds great, runs better!!!


      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2018

      Perfect fit!

      Absolutely the best fitting headers I’ve ever installed. All the bolts went right in perfectly. No drilling the holes bigger. No prying to try and make it fit. Just perfect and they look incredible with the ceramic coating.


      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      July 06, 2018

      Bbk shorty headers

      I had them installed,they said went in fairly easy and fit good...they look nice


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 11, 2018


      The headers were delivered next day in good condition.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      August 28, 2017

      Awesome Product

      Great look, clean installation. Do yourself a favor and get the upgraded gaskets as the ones included are worthless. Awesome sound and mileage gain, but also able to cut out the cats due to age.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 22, 2016

      Better than chrome !

      Excellent fit and finish, I have a 1963 Ford Falcon conv, custom with many body mods, powered by a 1966 Mustang 289 with 302 heads...


      Year: Pre-79 Submodel: Other

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    • 2/5

      August 31, 2016


      The Ceramic coating was not the my standard. The finish was not even and in spots looked like rusting or discoloring. BBK is great stuff but this was not to standards. Sending back and thanks AM for everything you guys are great.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      May 17, 2016

      Sweet Sound

      Unfortunately the first set had a manufacturers defect on the drivers side, where the welds didnt completely cover. Customer service took care of this and I recieved replacement set. Look great and sound fantastic. BBK shorties, Bassani catted X pipe into Flowmaster 40's sounds great without being too loud.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      May 03, 2016

      BBK headers a must !

      I have a stock fox 5.0 52,000 original miles. Bbk Headers look great and sound amazing. A must get for that aggressive mustang sound.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 03, 2016

      Excellent product

      Fit and finish excellent . Very easy to install took about 2 hrs . Only suggestion that I could give would be to provide at least on longer heater bolt in order to re-install the engine oil dipstick bracket and the bracket or the air pipe and to supply shouldered bolts instead of separate bolts/washers/locks for the exhaust pipe flange. When installing these headers I recommend installing locktite 242 (blue) on the header bolts and install a heat shield wrap on the a/c lines and the air pump hoses as they come very close to the header.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: Other

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 26, 2015


      Looks and fit great. Can't go wrong with these ceramic coated BBK shorties! Was surprised they came with new hardware and gaskets too. The item description didn't mention it was included.


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT New Port Richey, FL

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      August 30, 2015

      BBK Unequal Headers

      These headers are amazing! They definitely made my car sound better with my American Thunder Catback Exhaust and definitely gave my car a HP gain.


      Year: 1993 Submodel: GT Surf City, NC

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 13, 2015

      Excellent Upgrade!!

      This is an outstanding product. BBK is top notch and at the forefront for some awesome gains. This set of short tubes definitely gave the FOX that needed pep. Great quality from a great brand!!


      Year: 1993 Submodel: GT West Chester, PA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 18, 2014


      Awesome headers! Fit and sound amazing not to mention they really dress up the engine bay, I coupled my headers with stainless ARP 1" locking header bolts, BBK Off road H pipe, and stainless super 44 flow master mufflers


      Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Hanover,PA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 05, 2014

      Great fit

      Save your money on a cheap set of headers. The money you save will cost you in time and being a general pain in the backside. The BBK headers fit like a glove and the finish is pretty good.


      Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra lake villa,il.

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 21, 2013

      Good bang for your buck

      BBK nailed it with these headers. The fit is right on and bolted up with the supplied hardware as designed. They do give you a noticeable gain with power and sound AWESOME with the off-road BBK mid pipe. The polished ceramic finish is nice and it does help with underhood temps. Definitely a great deal for the $$$.


      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Milo, Maine

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