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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 state legal.

    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

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    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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    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 ?

    • Yes, these can mount to your factory mid pipe.

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    Do these increase hp or torque a little?

    • You will see some minor performance gains with the shorty headers.

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    10 More Questions
    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
    The chrome finish obviously won't last as long as the ceramic. Realistically, what would the life of the finish be before corrosion takes over? I'm aware they will discolor, I'm fine with that, rust is what I want to avoid. My usage is garage kept, daily driver, mostly kept off of rainy roads. 1 answer
    will these work with a borla atak cat back 1 answer
    I currently have a 2012 v6 with pype bomb axles backs, a Borla off road x pipe ( without long tube headers ) and I also have a bbk cold air intake. Would I still be able to install these shorty headers with all those things as well? 1 answer
    Will I need to buy a Header gasket set with this or does it come with it 1 answer
    I have a 2014 V6 with a K N cai, and atak axlebacks.. after revving, and releasing the pedal, the exhaust naturally makes a crackling or popping noise. Would these headers minimize that "crackling " sound? Or do you know what might? I love the rumble, just not a fan of "the crackle." 1 answer
    I have a Magnaflow Competition catback exhaust on my v6. Will I need anything additional for these shorties to fit? Or are they all I need to install? Thanks 1 answer
    Will this fit a stock 2017 v6 automatic and would it fit that car with the mac cat back exhaust with pro chamber sold here item 389974 1 answer
    Is a tune required for the headers? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4 4
    • Fit 4.411765 4.4



    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 5/5

      December 16, 2018

      2016 v6 mustang

      I’m happy I installed my BBK Shorty Headers in to my v6 mustang. Sounds so good.

      Roxstar

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      December 15, 2018

      BBK SHORTY HEADERS

      They’re performance is amazing and they sound absolutely wonderful!

      FaisalH

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 13, 2018

      Great value

      Really would recommend! My parts got here really fast and everything was as described ! Good quality!

      SerafinG

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 07, 2018

      Did the job

      Definitely louder when you get down on it and idling is a bit deeper now. I’ve turns heads out here fr!

      Tsunami

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 16, 2018

      shortys

      easy to install, great sound she has a little more on the low end now.

      ThomasK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 08, 2018

      Headers

      My car had some major rasp until I installed these Shorties on there! Got a nice deep tone to it now!

      AlvinD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      October 08, 2018

      Insanely hard to install

      They are cool and all, except it’s an additional $400 to get them installed at any place and it’s very difficult to do yourself without a car lift and impact drivers with deep sockets. Haven’t had them installed yet since I’m still trying to get money together to have that done.

      ZacharyHemi

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      October 03, 2018

      BBK!!

      Nice pair of headers. Sound it makes us super nice

      Oscar

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      August 14, 2018

      A must have

      Great set of headers....really complimented the roush axle backs I have installed.....recommend having a shop install. Can definitely tell a difference n my v6

      RonnieB

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 07, 2018

      Buy these!

      Buy these if you want rusty, leaky headers with warped flanges! Don't buy them if you want headers that don't leak, have clean welds, flat flanges and no corrosion right out of the box.

      TedH

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (9)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 15, 2018

      Great headers

      These took about half a day to install, very satisfied on the sound and gains

      PedroL

      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 18, 2018

      Awesome headers

      Very smooth, easy install (4 hours start to finish). The rear bottom nut was the most difficult to get at, stud is close to the so a box wrench won't fit. Having a ratcheting box wrench for the other 11 makes it go quicker. More low end power, almost quieter at idle.

      JohnM

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 21, 2018

      sounds great

      i did Mod and the sound was amazing. not sure about performance gains, i haven't tuned it or anything of that sort.

      JeffreyT

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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