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BBK 1-5/8 in. Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers (05-10 GT)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hi I’m Justin with, and this is our breakdown of BBK’s tuned length shorty header, available in your choice of either ceramic or chrome for the 2005-2010 Mustang GT. So why would you want to use a set of shorty header versus a set of long tubes? Well in a nutshell, a shorty header is a great entry level header. For one, they’re generally less expensive than a set of long tubes, and they’re going to be easier to install thanks to the fact that you don’t have to modify your mid pipe like you would using long tubes. A shorty header might not make as much power as a set of long tubes, but it’s still going to be a solid upgrade over those cast iron factory manifolds. These particular headers feature what BBK refer to as their tuned length runner design, which basically makes them a hybrid between a long tube and a standard shorty header. In the end, BBK claims slightly more power using these headers versus your standard shorty design, while still maintaining a no modification needed, direct bolt on. Taking a closer look at these headers, you’ll see they feature 1 and 5/8” mandrel bent tubing for better flow, and laser cut flanges for an OEM like fit. As I mentioned before you do have the option of picking these shorties up in either a ceramic coating, or a chrome finish. So what are the differences going to be between the two finishes? For one you can see the chrome finish is a little brighter now, but that’s going to change as these headers heat cycle, turning that bright silver chrome color into a more copperish blue color. However, the ceramic coated headers will stay that bright silver color over the years. Secondly, that ceramic coating is going to be much better at reducing underhood temps, which is always better for performance. Those added benefits do come at a price as ceramic coated headers are generally more expensive than chrome headers, or even stainless steel headers. Doing the install on any set of headers can be a little intense, so it’s a great idea to leave yourself a full day, just in case anything goes wrong. As always if you don’t feel confident with the install, don’t be afraid to give your local shop a call, they should be able to help you out. So if you’re looking for a bolt on header with the installation and price benefits of a shorty header design, with the performance to back it up, then you’ll definitely want to check out a set of these BBK tuned length shorty headers for your ride today.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Increases RWHP
      • Shorty Tuned Length Header Design
      • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
      • Bright Chrome Finish
      • Fits 2005-2010 GT & 2008-2009 Bullitts
      • CARB EO Number: D-245-16


      Tuned Length Design. BBK Shorty "Tuned Length" Headers out perform both the factory manifolds and regular shorty headers. Tuned Length Headers have a unique extended tubular design that allows for unrestricted exhaust flow to increase horsepower and torque. Perfect for street and strip.

      Quality BBK Construction.
      BBK Shorty Tuned Length 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 additional strength, leak-free performance and a OEM fit. These headers are then completed in a bright chrome finish for good looks and a long life.

      Designed as a direct bolt on, these BBK Shorty Tuned Length Headers will bolt straight up in the stock location to the factory Mid-Pipe without any modifications on both automatic and manual 2005 to 2010 GT and 2008 to 2009 Bullitt Mustangs to improve exhaust flow and sound.

      Technical Notes. These BBK Shorty Headers are CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-16) and 50 state legal.

      Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

      MPN# 1612

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (93)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 93 customers

      Installation Time: Weekend

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      • November 13, 2019

        5 2006 GT - Aransevia Installation Time: Afternoon


        Better than stock have the bama tune 93 race im pleased

        Helpful (1)
      • September 25, 2019

        5 2008 GT - Jjaimess Installation Time: Full Day

        Bbk short headers

        Changed my exhaust note althought there not as good as longtube headers but sure made a difference

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      • June 23, 2019

        5 2008 GT - KidCrazy Installation Time: Afternoon


        Well they took some time to install with some new poly engine mounts I was fortunate enough to have engine out so hard to give an exact time frame, bolted right up, and look sick with the freshly painted black engine well. Not sure on increased horse power

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      • June 12, 2019

        5 2008 GT - ChrisW

        Amazing Sound

        My 2008 GT honestly sounded horrible before this purchase, I believe the previous owner purchased some cheap eBay headers. I scattered the Internet Looking for a bang for my buck and kept coming back to these headers and I’m very happy with them. I’ve been missing out on the proper sound my car should be making.

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      • May 07, 2019

        5 2006 GT - 06mustangcrazy Installation Time: Weekend

        Worth the money

        the bbk tuned length headers are worth the money. Brings a hole new sound to the 3v. only problem I had with them is cylinder 7 the bolt is to long to go in the hole, so is the stud. But bought a 1/2" shorter bolt and fit perfectly.

        Helpful (1)
      • April 26, 2019

        5 2007 GT - RonS

        BBK Headers

        Fit and works perfect. Snug fit but add high performance motor mount and the clearance is just right.

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      • April 22, 2019

        1 2007 GT - Budrix Installation Time: Afternoon

        Interferance with the steering shaft.

        Lost money having to modify a set of header for safety reasons. Steering was tight and wouldn't re-center. Motor mounts confirmed good.

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      • April 20, 2019

        4 2008 GT - JacobyGT Installation Time: Weekend

        They look great

        Just finished installing these things. NOT for the faint at heart. Gotta pull both engine mounts, starter, and steering shaft. Absolute pain in the A**. One bolt provided had to be shaved to fit into the hole because a tube was blocking it. But they look great. Had to shim the driver side engine mount so the tubes wouldnt hit the shaft. Threads in the o2 bung were messed up and I had to tap them.

        Helpful (2)
      • March 18, 2019

        5 2007 GT - Jdcokeanrum


        Nice product for a great price. Glad I added it to the list of mods I'm upgrading my car with.

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      • February 10, 2019

        4 2007 GT - TaylorS Installation Time: Weekend

        Very good sound, not so good fit

        Item seems to be of very good quality and bolted right up to the heads very well. The sound is great, very full and aggressive though be aware it will give the car a more lopey and choppy sound. Car definitely feels like it exhales better and seems to have more power. Only big issue with these is they rub against the steering linkage which creates quite a vibration through the steering wheel. Had to shim the left side motor mount to get more clearance, BBK should definitely improve on the fitment.

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      Questions & Answers (20 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Are these 304 stainless steel underneath the chrome coating?

      • The BBK Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers (05-10 GT) will be a mild steel tubing.

      Helpful (20)

      Shorty Headers and Cut and Clamp X pipe. Hiya, I have the Pypes cut and clamp X pipe on with Pype-Bomb Axle Back Exhaust. Will the BBK Shorty Headers install without problem? Any expected HP Gains? Thanks!

      • Ignore the people who say that shorty headers make no gains. They have probably never driven a car with them installed. To be sure, long tubes make MORE power, but those who say shorties make no difference have not seen the dyno charts that show that shorties make as much as 20HP along the curve. It's just that they do not add to peak HP that they think they have no power. I have the BBK Tuned Length headers and they made a huge difference in acceleration and power. My wife who usually thinks my mods do next to nothing, drove the Mustang to the store and came back and slammed the keys down and said, "JEEEEEEZZ!!! This car is RIDICULOUS." If even she noticed a huge difference in power, so will you. I can't vouch for the X pipe, but you will certainly make power with the headers. If you plan on installing them yourself as I did, be prepared to spend the entire weekend doing it. It is VERY time consuming and VERY frustrating. If it's in your budget to have a professional do it, then I would do that instead.

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      Chrome vs Ceramic coated headers. How much under the hood heat difference can you expect to see between chrome vs ceramic?Will chrome headers be any hotter than the stock manifolds and create problems for other componets (EX: hose,tubes or plastic boxes or parts).

      • The ceramic coated definitely will lower underhood temps and look good as well.

      Helpful (9)

      How much power gain ? How much would this give you in HP. I have an 06 Mustang GT with the Pypes Pype Bomb, and Cut and clamp X pipe. With a K&N CAI,

      • I installed these along after already having FRPP intake manifold, C&L CAI and Borla cat-back. Once these where on i did notice much more response to throttle input and that is currently on a 91 tune.

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      These come with the gaskets?

      • The BBK 1-5/8 in. Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers will come with the manifold gaskets yes.

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      10 More Questions
      These come with just the fastner kit and gaskets but not headers? im confused. 0 answer
      You have the same question on here twice with two different answers. I have a Pypes H-Pipe that is designed to work with stock headers. Will these headers work with that H-Pipe? 0 answer
      Do you need a tune after installation? 1 answer
      Will I have issues passing emissions with these Shorty Headers? 1 answer
      Does these headers require a tune? 1 answer
      I have a corsa axle back and muffler delete will these headers make my car a lot better sound or is it just more of a small gain of noise 1 answer
      I have a pypes h-pipe. Will the h-pipe be a direct bolt on for these headers? 1 answer
      I have an 07 GT with Flowmaster Outlaw exhaust. Will this product fit that exhaust? 1 answer
      Will I need high flow cats with these headers and is a tune required 1 answer
      Im sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but are these headers specifically for GT or can you put them on a V6? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      Hardware included:
      • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
      • Manifold gaskets (2)

      Tech Specs

      Header Specifications
      Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
      Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2010 GT Mustangs

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 08, 09
      • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10