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BBK 1-5/8 in. Chrome Tuned Length Shorty Headers (11-17 V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Rear Wheel Horsepower
    • Shorty "Tuned Length" Header Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Bright Chrome Finish
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-16 (2011-2014 Model Years Only)
    • Made in USA
    • Fits 2011-2017 3.7L V6 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Justin with AmericanMuscle.com here with my quick review of the BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers available on your choice of either a ceramic or chrome finish, putting all 2011 and newer V6 Mustangs. So the products I have with me here are available for the 37 Mustang. Now a lot of guys and gals that drive them will tell you, they can be pretty potent given a little help. The help we're talking about again, Tuned Length Shorty Headers from BBK, available in your choice of either a chrome finish shown down here or a slightly more expensive ceramic coating up here. We'll talk about the differences between coatings in a minute, but let's first talk about what this tuned length business is all about. What BBK wanted to accomplish with their tuned length system is to basically keep all the runners of primaries here essentially the same length or as close to the same length as possible. Drawing them out a little longer than what you might see in a traditional shorty design, getting you closer to the performance that you might see with a long tube, yet still keeping that same compact package. You're still keeping your same catalytic converter location and still keeping the price down at the same time. Now with all that said, guys, can you expect similar performance or the same performance out of a shorty that you might see with a long tube? Well, honestly, the short and easy answer to that question is no. A long tube header is going to outperform a shorty, seven days a week and twice on Sundays. With that said though, these things will still offer some pretty decent gains. In fact, BBK is claiming roughly 10 to 15 horsepower at the wheels, 10 to 15 pound to the torque with your V6, and honestly, I have no reason to doubt that. Construction noise, here's what we're going to be looking at, guys. One and five-eighths inch mandrel-bent tubing, OE-style laser-cut flanges for a perfect fit. And they even include brand new gaskets and hardware to get you going. These are CARB certified so they are going to be 50 state legal. And one thing I do really like that BBK does with all their headers is they pressure test them just to ensure it's a leak-free product. Now onto my nitpicks. I do have few here with the BBK headers, but they're really not deal breakers in my opinion. Firstly, I wish the welds were a little better. For instance, I wish they fully welded this flange here at the collector. Again, not a big deal but just something to point out. I also wish they would have done a better job of smoothing out in inside ports here of the runners, there was little slag in there if you get your finger in there. Not going to totally affect the performance, but again, just my nitpick. This is a mild steel header, guys. It's not a stainless steel product so therefore, you almost have to expect some kind of corrosion to show up later on down the road. Because of that, we have seen some inconsistencies with the chrome coating. A little bit of surface rust of some of these headers. Again, not going to affect the performance. Well, I wouldn't be doing my job as a reviewer if I didn't point that out to you. My solution, spend the extra hundred bucks and go with the ceramic version here as they are going to be free from any surface imperfections. And on the topic of the finishes, let's get into that a little bit more because there are some subtle differences between the two. As I just pointed out here, guys, the ceramic is going to be a little bit more money, roughly a hundred bucks to be exact. And it will offer some additional benefits that you won't get with the chrome coating. For instance, the ceramic coating will slightly more durable. Basically, it's going to be more uniform coating. It's going to be in more durable coating, help resist any corrosion that you might otherwise see on that mild steel construction. And it's going to do a better job of reducing under-hood temperatures. That's what the ceramic coating is all about. Again, it does come out on the price though. Under 100 bucks on top of the chrome option. Let's talk about the chrome a little bit more. Again, more affordable here, coming in to the high $200 range. Very reasonable for an entry-level header, and it is going to be a pretty attractive header. It got discolor in a way that if you've seen a stainless header or if you've seen a chrome header kind of discolor, after a few heat cycles. You know that chrome turns into a bluish or purplish color. It actually looks really cool in my opinion, even cooler than the ceramic which kind of just remains that dull gray. Even though this is a performance product, I know it's definitely worth pointing out some of the differences and appearance because you do actually see these guys pretty good when you pop the hood. And again, don't take my word for it. Feel free to check out some of the customer submitted images on the site and see for yourself. Installation is a little bit of a bear here, guys. So just keep that in mind before you get started. I'm going to give it a full three out of three ranges on my overall difficulty meter. Not quite as hard as the long tubes, but it's pretty close. That's going to test your toolbox and make sure you have a decent set on hand before getting started, a six pack of your favorite adult beverage, and leave yourself a half to a full day to get these guys knocked out. Now for my final thoughts, guys, the Shorty Tuned Length Header from BBK is a great entry-level product. For V6 owners out there who are really aren't willing to go all-in on a set of long tubes, the shorties offer a no-tune require install. They're going to be slightly easier to install compared to those long tubes, and they're definitely going to cost you a lot less than a set of those long tubes. So be sure to checkout a set of BBK's four-year ride right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Tuned Length Design. BBK Shorty "Tuned Length" Headers out perform both the stock 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.

    CARB Certified. These BBK Shorty Headers are CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-16) and 50 states legal for the 2011-2014 3.7L V6 ONLY.

    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 2011 to 2017 3.7L V6 Mustangs to improve exhaust flow and sound.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

    MPN# 1442

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side shorty header
    • (1) Passenger side shorty header
    • Installation hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2011-2017 3.7L V6 Mustangs
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        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will these fit a 3.7l 2011 Ford F-150?

        • We do apologize but we would not be able to confirm fitment of these headers on anything but the 11-17 V6 Mustangs.

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        I recently had a muffler shop put these bbk chrome shorty headers on my 2014 v6 mustang and I noticed its producing a strange smell. Should I be concerned by this? I notice it when my windows are down and I'm stopped and begin to accelerate. Please let me know in case there may be something wrong or maybe it's just the metal from the piping producing the smell until it has been worn in, if you will. Thank you for your time.

        • These BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers or any new exhaust component for that matter will have a very strange smell at first, however, the smell will go away after a few hundred miles of driving.

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        What will increase??? I just purchased the shorty headers for my 2013 V6 Mustang, waiting for them to arrive. My question is "Will the headers Increase my MPG?"

        • I just installed these exact ones a couple hours ago on my 14 V6 and I did notice that when I turned the car on after the installation the estimated mile to go was higher by like 25-30 more miles. So I guess the extra flow of air does allow more MPG.

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        Does it come with the CARB sticker?

        • A CARB sticker is included.

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        I have a ford performance cut and clamp x with the stock cats will these fit my 2014 v6?

        • This will work with your setup yes.

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        10 More Questions
        Couple of questions. First, what is the difference between chrome and ceramic? I noticed chrome is about $100 less. And second. I assume these would fit with the bbk catted X pipe? The mid pipe is stock and the mufflers I swapped with magnaflow competition. Thank you 1 answer
        why did they already have rust on them when i opened them out of the box 0 answer
        Many on the internet are saying to reuse the factory OEM gaskets instead of using the ones supplied by BBK when buying these headers. Isn't that not safe? I would feel better using the BBK gaskets if I knew they were quality and not going to leak. What should I do? 0 answer
        Hi, would this void warranty and i have a custom x pipe from a local muffler shop will it mount on them? 1 answer
        Do I need to buy the o2 sensors with this or can I use the ones from the stock headers? 1 answer
        Do I need to buy O2 sensor when buy the headers? Or can I just buy this and no check engine light will come on. My setup is flowmaster scavenger x-pipe with flowmaster axlebacks. I have a 2015 V6. 1 answer
        Can I put these on my 2014 mustang v6 I have pype bomb axle back and CAÍ I have no X PIPE and can’t afford it yet. Can I still put the headers on with no x pipe ? 1 answer
        Do these increase hp or torque a little? 1 answer
        I am looking at purchasing this product. If i were to get the Flowmaster Mustang 2.25 in. Scavenger Series Resonator Delete X-Pipe 81107 with it will i run into any problems or do the 2 have no interference with each other. What I'm trying to say is can i put these 2 products on at the same time with no fitment issues at all. 1 answer
        What would be the best mid pipe to partner up with this if you live in Cali and make the car not just louder but sounding good? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.3

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Performance Gain 3.930435 3.9
          • Fit 4.347826 4.3



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 08, 2019

            Bbk headers

            This was a pain, definitely was not a perfect fit had to adjust exhaust and make some modifications just for this too work because I had a bad exhaust leak, once I got that tooken care of noticed a small amount of hp and torque gains

            Champ138

            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            July 02, 2019

            Beast

            This add a very nice sound to the mustang v6 and power

            Rlascari

            Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 12, 2019

            Shorty headers

            Sound great with magnaflow competition cat-back, however if this is your first time doing something like this an extra set of hands is recommended or just have s shop do it, definitely worth the investment though

            M650V

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 15, 2019

            Amazing sound

            Gave my mustang more of a deeper raspy crackle sound. I absolutely love these headers.

            Weekendescape

            Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 12, 2019

            Unfortunately very rusted

            I understand some rust is to be expected, but this is as an excessive amount, most of it was rust

            FinnRdz89

            Year: 2017 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 10, 2019

            Awesome sound when paired w/ Roush Axlebacks

            Adds a nice low rumble when paired with Roush axlebacks and people often mistake the v6 with a v8 until an actual v8 rolls up but still sounds great for a 3.7

            QuirkyDaddy

            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 1/5

            May 07, 2019

            AM sent me used headers

            I've just opened my box with these headers and they are used........ not chromed any more and came without gaskets.

            Michael

            Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 29, 2019

            do not use the stock bolts

            DO NOT USE THE STOCK BOLTS they will cause an exhaust leak i wish somone would of told me this before i spent 10 hrs putting them on with the stock bolts now they gotta come out and new ones gotta go in i’m upset

            JacksonS

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 18, 2019

            GREAT

            Totally worth it!!!! They’re tough to install, but not impossible. Got it done in about 4 hours with some extra hands. Def gives the 3.7 a much deeper tone! IN LOVE!

            Austinmisfit116

            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            April 18, 2019

            Great headers

            These are great headers. The problem is it’s very hard to installed. Also what I didn’t like is that they same with rust so I had to wait over a week so I can finish my car ,which sucked but it’s done now.

            Darkknight

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 18, 2019

            Not bad

            The gaskets provided are decent. My passenger side header has a leak from the gasket already and I’ve only had it for a week.

            YaBoyJodo

            Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            April 09, 2019

            Not cheap to install!!

            Getting a shop to instal the headers was more trickier than I thought. After shopping around for prices, one muffler shop offered $250 to install compared to $700-800 from the others shops. If I had time and help to do it myself, I would but it's a lot more to it. Just make sure if you install it yourself that you have all the tools and equipment you need. Okay now for the headers you can tell that there is a major difference from more air flow to the sound being deeper in tone. Also, try to keep the stock metal gaskets when getting the headers installed because the ones that come with the bbk short headers are not metal and will break over time. Definitely worth the price after all the hassle.

            JeanF

            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 19, 2019

            Good headers some workmanship issues

            Headers sound great and so far seem to perform as advertised with some exceptions. First off the provided gaskets are of such poor quality that I used the originals instead. Many customers have had the same issue. And the bolts that flange to the exhaust were soo cheap that they did not screw in straight, one had a warped thread, I had to buy replacements. Again poor workmanship but other than that I’m pleased with the product for now

            Carmine3

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 01, 2019

            Shorty headers

            These are great header, nice build quality for the price and have a pretty decent chrome surface

            HoldenW

            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            February 22, 2019

            Do Not Use BBK Gaskets!

            Installation wasnt hard just have to be patient due to tight bolt clearances. After the install I had a major exhaust leak from the headers due to bad seal from supplied bbk gaskets. So I removed them and reinstalled the stock gaskets and exhaust leak vanished!

            Larry

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            February 11, 2019

            BBK Shorties

            Sounds wonderful nice deep throaty tone. felt a slight amount of more bald eagles coming out of the car.

            JohnM

            Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 10, 2019

            Sound amazing

            The performance is amazing. I’m just cat-less mpt tuned and the headers. I went from 5.8 seconds to 5.1. I lost .3 seconds on the bbks. The sound is amazing too. It’s a lot deeper and sounds more like a preformance car now

            NolanP

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            January 23, 2019

            Minor Touch

            Deeper tone while driving especially when stepping on it. Minor difference, but you can really feel a difference when pressing the gas

            Peter

            Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            January 20, 2019

            Not Bad

            I bought these and had them on for a year with no problems other than a minor gasket air leak. They definitely have a minor affect on the sound of the car giving it a slightly deeper tone, however I want to point out that these headers are NOT legal in any state for 2015 and newer mustangs. I live in California and was given a ticket and had to put the stock ones back on. They are pending approval and might be legal in the near future but not yet. They are nit that expensive and still keep the cats on the car which is great and they give you more low range power gains where as long tubes give you more power in the high end. Overall, its a well built product with a better build than the stock parts. Gains in performance are slightly noticeable and but they make the engine bay look good and tweak your exhaust note. Just be mindful of the laws or your pocket book will take a hit.

            Jarette

            Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            December 30, 2018

            Great sound!

            Sound did change to a deeper tone. Paired good with the pypes catback exhaust. Little rasp. Engine and acceleration feels smoother. Installation was a bit of a pain. Got it done with with two jack stands, breaker bar, swivel extensions, short/long extensions, flex head and standard 13mm wrench and lots of liquid wrench with plenty of patience. Only down side.... Headers already had a bit of rust but nothing major.

            Pedrom

            Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (5)