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BBK 1-5/8 in. Chrome Long Tube Headers (96-04 GT w/ Manual Transmission)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque.
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing.
    • Bright Chrome Finish.
    • Gaskets and Hardware Included.
    • Fits 1996-2004 Manual GT Mustangs Only.

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of BBK’s long tube headers, available in your choice of either ceramic, or chrome, fitting the 1996-2004 manual Mustang GT. Long tube headers are one of those mods on the long list of basic bolt ons, that aim to make more power than the factory part they’re replacing. In this case, these long tube headers from BBK are going to replace the ultra restrictive cast iron factory manifolds, which are notorious for choking out the flow of exhaust. Taking a closer look at the headers themselves, you’ll see BBK went with mandrel bent 1-5/8” tubing which should definitely help your flow of exhaust. In addition we’re also looking at laser cut flanges, as well as pre-welded bungs for your O2 sensor as well as your EGR. One thing I did want to point out with these headers that I noticed right away, was that BBK included a notch for the steering shaft, to prevent any rubbing or any interference. This is huge because some other header companies do not offer this, and therefore you might run into some fitment issues. Finally BBK gives you the option of picking these long tubes up in a chrome finish, or for a few bucks more you can opt for the ceramic coating. That ceramic coating is going to offer a couple of different benefits, first, performance, ceramic dissipates heat a little better than a stainless header, so it’s going to be slightly better performance wise and it’s going to be slightly better at reducing under hood temperatures, which is always a good thing. In addition that ceramic coating is also going to be better at reducing corrosion, which is only going to increase the longevity of the header itself. The final difference is appearance, both of these header options will offer their own unique look as they age. First up, we have the ceramics, they’re going to stay this bright silver color pretty much their entire life, on the other hand we have the chrome version, which as they heat cycle, tend to turn a dark blue/purple color which some people might like, others may not. Installing any set of long tubes can be a little intense, so if you don’t think you have the mechanical skill, or the tools to get this one done, I’d leave this job in the hands of the professionals. However if you are going to do the install yourself, just leave a full day to get everything bolted up properly, just to be safe. Keep in mind, whenever you install a set of long tubes, you will need to address your Mid Pipe. In this case in order to run these long tubes from BBK, you will need to run a flanged and shorty Mid Pipe. BBK recommends their shorty H-Pipe just for the best fitment and gains. So if you’re looking for a set of long tubes for your 96-04 GT, with the option of going for a ceramic or chrome finish, then be sure to check out these long tubes from BBK right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Increase horsepower and torque. Bolt on extra horsepower and torque that you can feel throughout the entire RPM band with a set of BBK Long Tube Headers. These BBK Chrome Long headers will improve your mustangs exhaust flow increasing your pony's horsepower and torque.

    Quality Construction. BBK crafted these Long Tube Headers to last using one piece laser cut 3/8" flanges, free flowing mandrel-bent 1 5/8" CNC mandrel bent tubing and are completed with BBK's show quality bright chrome finish.

    Application. These long tube headers are designed to fit the 1996-2004 4.6L Mustangs GT with a manual transmission only. These BBK headers include high-quality mounting hardware, gaskets, and instructions. The BBK long tube headers require a flanged end shorty midpipe in order to function properly. BBK recommends using a BBK shorty H-Pipe or X-Pipe for the best performance gains.

    Technical Note. This BBK product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 1541

    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: Long Tube Finish : Chrome
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 1996-2004 4.6 GT Manual Mustangs
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    Questions & Answers (24)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Do i need the O2 extention? I have a 2004 GT but it doesn't state which models need the extension. I just want to be sure so I don't spend the extra money on it and end up not needing it.

    • yes you will need them, I made the same mistake and didn't buy them...

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    Will these bolt up to my bassani mid pipe?

    • We recommend the BBK mid-pipe as this will guarantee fitment with the headers.

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    Will they work with the Borla Atax Cat-Back Exhaust system?

    • These will work with the Borla Atak cat-back yes.

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    will these fit on a automatic transmission?

    • These are designed to only work on the manual transmission application.   

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    these headers are only for manual transmission??or both

    • These long tube headers are designed to fit the 1996-2004 4.6L Mustangs GT with a manual transmission only.

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    10 More Questions
    Would I need to get a tune to run these headers on my 1999 Mustang GT? 1 answer
    I have a midpipe that attaches to the stock oem exhaust manifold. Will these attach to that same midpipe? 1 answer
    I’m putting a v8 in and my old headers on the v6 are 2.5, is the outlet 2.5? 1 answer
    how does this setup effect back pressure, I have straight pipes. With this setup will the back pressure being fully straight piped be dangerous to the life of the motor? 1 answer
    Can these fit a 01 cobra 1 answer
    Will these fit on stock heads or do you have to have aftermarket performance heads? 1 answer
    Do these go with automatic's as well? If not, do you guys carry any headers for automatic transmissions? 1 answer
    Will these headers with the Shorty O/R X Pipe fit with the Slp Loudmouth Catback exhast. 1 answer
    I have to do a bama tune with this headers? 1 answer
    would this be a good combination in addition to pypes the beast exhaust setup? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (44) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Weekend

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Performance Gain 4.727273 4.7
    • Fit 4.484848 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      February 16, 2019

      Sounds amazing

      Took about two days to install. Had to drop the k member and was still a pita but got it done, make sure you feed your oil dip stck through the headers before bolting them down! I had to buy a 70$ flexible dipstick because i failed to do so

      JeffreyR

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      January 17, 2019

      BBK

      I Just got them I hope they are great long tube headers! American muscle sales Great parts so far I need the tubular front lower control arms for 329 but they are out of stock I wish they would get some in!!!!

      GordonB

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      November 25, 2018

      Love them

      Got these full length headers for my 98 steeda they sound and perform amazing really helped wake up some hidden horsepower only problem is the installation takes a lot longer than you would imagine because you have to drop the entire K member but other than that love them would buy again

      JustinM

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      October 22, 2018

      2004 Mustang Gt

      Had a shop do these and boy it’s loud and perform well. The car feels different and it sounds different. At WOT is incredibly loud!!

      DesmondA

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 17, 2018

      BBK HEADERS

      Fit great sound is out of this world better. i would highly recommend these to anybody looking for a deep sound

      RobbieA

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 11, 2018

      BBK long tube headers

      Needs studs instead of bolts but all in all good set of headers.

      RobertC

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 26, 2018

      Headers

      Good price and good quality. X pipe and cat back included. Now on car sounds good.

      RobertRobertson

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      July 18, 2018

      03 MUSTANG GT RS1 PROJECT

      Haven't install it yet just waiting to order more parts.. Seen YouTube videos and cant wait to have them on.

      IsayL

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      June 25, 2018

      Perfect

      Had the shop install them. Sounds nice and smooth with the catted H mid pipe and SR muffler. Not too loud and no drone on the highway.

      Alan

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      June 15, 2018

      Install was Brutal

      Installation was a bit difficult. we had to remove the k member , and make a brace to hold the engine in place .

      FabianR

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 28, 2018

      fitment issue

      great product had a few set backs with the mounting bolts fitting between the pipes and the holes to mount it to the engine. but got through it. worth the strugle

      GaryE

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      May 28, 2018

      My wifes' 02 GT

      Bought the headers, BBK shorty catted X-pipe and Bassani catback and had them installed by a local exhaust shop, kind of expensive but I don't have the equipment for this. We got the car back a couple of days later, my wife liked the look of the new exhaust tips and when she started the car you should have seen the smile on her face but it only lasted about 1/2 hour. It seem while jacking up the motor the shop broke a heater hose, it's a holiday weekend we should have the car back after they fix the heater hose, the wife is not a happy camper but I'm sure it will all be forgotten once she starts the car again. Happy wife, happy life, thanks AM.

      Hogyman

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 21, 2018

      Awesome choice for car!

      Product comes ready to install just need few basic tools. Please have plenty of patience because this jobs isn't that hard, just very time consuming. Once product is installed you'll definitely be happy you made the choice.

      ChaseL

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      May 12, 2018

      Good for the price

      Fit great sound good but the quality isn't great had rust and scratchs and dull chrome areas on both headers but didn't affect performance but still not happy about it Had a shop install with a catted bbk have pipe cost $950 for the install

      JamesB

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 25, 2018

      BBK chrome long tube headers

      Very nice fit looks great and great sound. Wood rcomend to any one very nice product very happy with them

      DavidO

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 21, 2018

      Solid headers for the price

      They are nice but need some love to bolt down. 3 bolts on the driver side had to be shortened to fit and the dipstick had to be modified. Very tight fit, but that is how it goes with these cars and long tubes. There is contact somewhere with my pair and need to adjust a little bit more. They sound great though. I feel the motor breathing better when accelerating for sure. All in all they are solid headers, but BBK...give us short bolts with it!!

      ChandlerH

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 19, 2018

      Awesome

      Good price fast shipping make the car sound great you can definitely feel the horsepower gains would highly recommend

      Zw00d

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 05, 2018

      Perfect!

      Great header and high quality product!!! I'd highly recommend them, the steering column notch made things a lot easy.

      KeithF

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      October 17, 2017

      Long bbk headers

      They came in quick installation was very easy. Am did it again they one of the best quality sellers. I would highly recommend these king tubes over shorties way more air flow with the power added

      JaySorenson

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 01, 2017

      Takes some time but worth it!

      Perfect fit! Tricky to get all the old factory bolts out.

      KevinB

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

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