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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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June 16, 2019
great improvement sounds great looking good under hood as well and also good priceHelpful (0)
May 05, 2019
Longtubes x e85 make a big difference in comparison to fbo with shorties. I really like the power I get from the longtubes accompanied with my nitrous set up. I should’ve converted over from shorties a long time ago.Helpful (0)
February 02, 2019
I love the headers kind of a pain to install the bbk but its worth the bang for your buck ..tip lift engine about a half a foot and have alot of patienceHelpful (3)
January 27, 2019
Best decision made
Im pleased and would highly recommend these to others s550 ownersHelpful (2)
January 12, 2019
Worth every penny
Changed the sound of my 14 GT so much. Love them. Not too loud under regular driving conditions but amazing under WOT. Pretty time consuming difficult install but it was worth it. Paired them with a high flow catted x pipe and had the roush axelbacks.Helpful (3)
October 24, 2018
LOUD LOUD LOUD
If you are looking to grab some attention in town or even at the track these headers will do the trick. Solid construction, huge BBK logo welded on the side, and it even came with o2 sensor extensions/hardware to install it. Shouts out to BBK for making some power and noise.Helpful (4)
October 21, 2018
I purchased the bbk 1:3/4 long tubes and my 2011 gt sounds great and really opened it up now it sounds like a racecarHelpful (5)
September 16, 2018
BBK makes a good product
Pretty good install fits right in without any issues. Great sound and good low end torque increase. Well worth the purchase and would suggest them to others.Helpful (6)
July 29, 2018
I first want to say that any long tube header install on these s197’s is going to be a chore. We used a lift and there definitely isn’t much room to get everything into place, or to even tighten the headers to the block. The best piece of advice I can give is to get a buddy, or two, give you a hand! All in all it took about 10 hours to remove everything, install these and the BBK catted x-pipe, and put everything else back on. The work is completely worth it! The exhaust note is perfect. It’s loud when you get on it but take at idle.Helpful (7)
July 10, 2018
BBK LT Headers
These are great. Ordered these along with the off road mid pipe, they went along great with my mbrp cat back race exhaust. Completely eliminated all the drone from the catback and h pipe. Car gets extremely loud when you want it to, but stays very quiet at cruising speeds and highway. Anybody hesitant on buying these... just pull the trigger you won't regret it.!Helpful (5)
If I bought the chrome bbk long tube headers would the SR performance H-pipe fit it? And will the h-pipe give me as much of a power gain as the x-pipe?
With the following connection pies, yes it could fit https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-or-lth-adaptor-2015gt.htmlAs far as more power with an H pipe versus X pipe, there is not a horsepower difference between the 2. You get a different sound with both. Raspy with an X and lower deeper with H.
Will this go with a roush x-pipe. Not sure how to find out. Thank you
No, you will need to get the matching BBK shorty mid-pipe to work with this.
OK, so do I need the front and rear O2 extension cord for my 2014 GT?
Yes, O2 extensions are needed when using these headers.
I recently bought the borla atak which it comes with its own x-pipe will I be able to use it ? Or do I have to get their bbk mipipe .?
If you have an 11-14 GT, then we can only guarantee fitment for the same brand mid pipe offered with the headers as they are specifically designed for those headers. If you have a 15-17, as long as the mid pipe is the same diameter as the connector pipes offered with the headers you will be good to go.
will this header fit a Flowmaster Outlaw S197 5.0L Mustang GT Cat-Back System, if not than what header will?
As long as you get the matching BBK shorty mid-pipe this will work with the cat-back yes.
These will work with an H-pipe as long as it is a BBK brand.
A tune is required when using longtube headers.
This does not come with O2 sensor extensions.
The BBK headers will require a BBK shorty mid pipe, the SR performance stock length mid pipe will need to be replaced.
Yes, the O2 sensor Extensions are needed to install these headers on your 2015 S550 Mustang.
Unfortunately, these headers will require the use of a shorty x-pipe. Unfortunately, the after cat x-pipe that BBK makes is designed to be used with the factory manifold or shorty headers.
The BBK 1-3/4 in. Chrome Long Tube Headers require the use of a BBK Shorty Midpipe, part#1655 or 1658, for 2011-2014 GT or the BBK Long Tube Header Adapter Mid-Pipes part# 1816 or 18160, for the 2015-2017 GT for proper installation.
This would solely depend on your build. To sum it up 1-7/8 is better for boosted applications where at 1-3/4 is more suited for N/A cars.
The BBK 1-3/4 in. Chrome Long Tube Headers will require the use of the BBK 3 in. Long Tube Header Adapter Mid Pipe linked below for proper fitment on a 2015+ Mustang.
Unfortunately the BBK headers have not been confirmed to fit the 2018 Mustang GT models at this time.
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Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
|Header Type:||Long Tube||Finish :||Chrome|
|Type Mid Pipe Required:||Shorty - 2011-2014|
Shorty Midpipe Adapter - 2015-2017
|Fitment:||2011-2017 5.0 GT Mustangs|
These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.