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

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    Features, Video & Details

    • 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

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, 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.

    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.

    Application. 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 - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • Fastner kit (studs, nuts, bolts, washers)
    • Manifold gaskets (2)
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2010 GT Mustangs
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        Questions & Answers (19)

        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.

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        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.

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        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
        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
        Will these headers fit with the SLP catted x-pipe? thank you! 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (91) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Weekend

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Performance Gain 4.25 4.3
          • Fit 4.377049 4.4



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 23, 2019

            Atlast!

            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

            KidCrazy

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 12, 2019

            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.

            ChrisW

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            May 07, 2019

            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.

            06mustangcrazy

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 26, 2019

            BBK Headers

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

            RonS

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 22, 2019

            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.

            Budrix

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            April 20, 2019

            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.

            JacobyGT

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            March 18, 2019

            Shorties

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

            Jdcokeanrum

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            February 10, 2019

            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.

            TaylorS

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            December 20, 2018

            BBK HEADERS

            Great sound , great fit need to be installed by a shop .

            JeromeR

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            September 15, 2018

            WoW!

            Look is awesome, sound is awesome, performance is great. I can't tell you anything good about install. Had done by friend who owns shop. He also builds race cars including ARCA car. And, said he would never do another one after a 9hr install....

            Carastang

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 08, 2018

            Nice sound but tight install.

            I love the look and sound of the headers. But they were difficult to install, the upper bolts are very difficult to install I couldn't fit my fingers in between the tubes to install the bolts so I had to use a magnet to hold them in place to start the threads. But that's just more of a problem for me cause I have large hands. I'm sure most people won't have as hard of a time as me. But there was one problem that did crop up that will effect everyone. The tube in front of cylinder number 7 is to close to the upper bolt hole and you can't fit the bolt that comes with the headers into it, so I had to go and get a bolt from the hardware store that was 1/2 inch shorter.

            RacinJason

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            September 07, 2018

            Good Choice

            Good choice if you have to have Cats to pass inspection. Definite change in exhaust note. I didn't notice any change in performance.

            BrandtF

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            September 04, 2018

            Great Product

            Sounds Great on my 07GT I Have a Bama Performance Tune, and a Off Road H-Pipe Exhaust Muffler Delete. Sounds Nasty!

            JoshuaC

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 1/5

            June 19, 2018

            horrible headers to buy

            Got these installed by my local exhaust place and after they installed them. I'm getting a rattling noise under my driver side. found out by them that the headers are hitting my steering column. they told me to either get new headers, or to just deal with it... I do not recommend these headers

            EdwardV

            Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            June 08, 2018

            Great

            These headers come with everything you need and the sound that they give the car is amazing

            ArturoQ

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $1000+

            May 19, 2018

            Dont buy!

            Dont buy. These were obviously returned by a previous customer. The box was half opened and split. Only 7 of the 8 bolts for one side of the header can be used. One is impossible to fit. The header tube is in the way. The mechanic had to back a stud in and then add a nut. I called American Muscle to let them know. The guy said I should call be BBK and let them know. Huh? I've been satisfied with every product I've ever purchased from AM except this one.

            TimC

            Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            May 02, 2018

            Not for wussies

            Plain and simple, these completely change the exhaust note. When you get up on those RPM's, you notice faster reving and more pull. Totally worth the money!

            Juanstang

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            April 25, 2018

            Needs some work.

            Pros: Has the O2 sensor bung you need. Cons: Way bigger than stock. 0.007 inch clearance to steering linkage Have to remove dipstick bolts are really hard to get to past the pipes. I’d buy the pypes if i was doing it again. Install of them would be way easier. Im going to have to shim the motor mounts to get some clearance... American Muscle was fine though.

            NathanB

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            April 03, 2018

            Wish I had long tubes

            Live in a smog state so long tubes are out of the question. Small improvement over stock manifolds. Like the new sound of the exhaust. Easiest headers I’ve ever installed. Only problem that I ran into is I had to install spacers on driver side motor mount to raise the engine to clear steering shaft. If you install headers expect exhaust leaks I have never had any header seal perfectly. All in all pretty happy with headers.

            WilliamP

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 16, 2018

            Awesome product

            Great sound change to the car! Better air flow and power increase!

            GianniR

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)