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BBK 1-5/8 in. Chrome Long Tube Headers (96-98 Cobra)

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    Features & Details

    • Increase of 14 to 22 RWHP
    • Long Tube Header Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Bright Chrome Finish
    • Fits Manual 1996-1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs
    More Horsepower and Torque. Improve the performance of your DOHC 4.6L Mustang with a set of BBK Long Tube Headers. These BBK chrome headers will greatly improve your Mustangs exhaust flow over the restrictive stock manifolds and increase your Pony's horsepower and torque. Increases of up to 22 RWHP have been seen when installed with a BBK shorty Mid Pipe.

    Quality BBK Construction. BBK Long Tube Exhaust 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 added strength, leak-free performance and OEM fit. These headers are then completed in a bright chrome finish for great muscle car looks and a long life.

    Recommended Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that these Long Tube Headers have to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom tune with either a SCT SF4 or Diablosport InTune Custom Tuner.

    Application. These Chrome Long Tube Headers are designed to fit the 1996 to 1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission. BBK long tube headers require a flanged end shorty midpipe in order to function properly. BBK recommends using a BBK shorty H or X-Pipe for the best performance gains. 

    Please Note. 1998 SVT Cobras will require modification to driver side emissions tube for proper installation.

    Technical notes. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only. A BBK shorty Mid Pipe is required for installation.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

    MPN# 1532

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Headers
    • (2) Manifold gaskets
    • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
    Installation Info
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    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Long Tube Finish : Chrome
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 1996-1998 SVT Cobra
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    1 Top Rated Question

    Ground clearance I realize everyone has a different ride height (mine's still stock) so how many inches below the oil pan (or other section) do these headers hang? This is for a cobra motor I have that will be put into my GT at a later date.

    • I have a set of these on my 98 Cobra with turbocharger. Never have had a problem at all with clearance but I do "carefully" watch the speed bumps.

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    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    • Performance Gain 4.5 4.5
    • Fit 4.166667 4.2

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 17, 2018

      Could be great

      The motor was out of my Car and Still I Had some issues with installation do to design issues of the headers them selves. There were a few bold wholes that were very very tight and had to properly fasten the bolts down to the head also I had to cut a few bolt to fit them in Properly and not to cross thread. Seems as Thoe it should just come with a few bolts that are 1/4” shorter than the rest. Motor went back in smoothly had to disconnect steering rack to and save for the larger headers Other than that packaging was good they look good and sounds great


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 19, 2017

      Fitment not to good

      these re advertised for the 96-98 cobra but should be for the 96-97 cobra as the emissions fittings are in different locations than on the 98. I have a 98 so the emissions tubes had to be modified in order to fit.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 16, 2017

      BBK long tubes for 96 Cobra

      These BBK headers were a great addition to my 96 Cobra. As usual, American Muscle had my package shipped out quickly. Thanks again!


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      December 31, 2016

      Returned it!

      There was surface rust when I first got it ..and I kept hearing lots of good things about the ceramic so I swapped it for that ! Spend $100 more for the ceramic it's worth it !


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 22, 2014

      Great fitment and the sound is awesome!

      These headers fit without having to dent any tubes, or cutting anything! The sound is amazing and they look great too!!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Lebanon, MO

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 31, 2013


      Already had the motor out was easy got a lot of bang for the buck they really em up the 4.6


      Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Sc

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