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BBK 1-3/4 in. Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers (15-17 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Rear Wheel Horsepower
    • Shorty Tuned Length Header Design
    • 1-3/4" Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Silver Polished Ceramic Coating
    • Cutting and Welding Required
    • Fits 2015-2017 5.0L GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey everybody, I'm Justin with This is my quick look at the BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers, available with your choice of either a chrome or ceramic coating, fitting all 2015 and up Mustang GTs. You should be checking out the Tuned Length Shorty Headers from BBK if you're looking for a power and sound upgrade over your factory manifolds, but you should really be checking these things out if your local laws prevent you from moving your factory catalytic converters from their original location, otherwise limiting your choices when wanting to make the switch to an after market manifold or header.What BBK wanted to accomplish with their tuned length system is essentially try to keep all the runners or primaries here as close to equal as possible while also drawing them out a little longer than what you might see with a traditional shorty design. Now in doing this, they wanted to approach the gains of a long tube header while still keeping this small compact package, and also help keep the price down in the process.Now with all that said, can you expect similar gains using the shorty header compared to a long tube header? And, well, the simple answer to that question is no. However, you can still expect some pretty solid gains with the tuned length headers here from BBK. They're claiming upwards of 15 horsepower, 10 to 15 feet of torque at the rear wheels with no adjustments to your tune whatsoever, in addition to the awesome change to your exhaust node. Construction wise, here's what you're looking at, guys. One and three quarter inch mandrel bent tubing are primaries here. Three eighths inch laser cut OE style flange, and all the hardware and gaskets needed to get these guys installed.Now I do want to point out that this is a mild steel header. This is not a stainless steel product. Now what does that mean? Well, it really doesn't affect anything from a performance standpoint, but it does maybe affect things from a durability standpoint. You might see a little surface corrosion with the chrome plated option over time, not so much an issue with these ceramic coating option I have here. As I just mentioned, guys, you do have a couple of different options when it comes to finish here with the tuned length headers. I'm holding the ceramic options in my hand. You can also pick these things up on the site in a chrome plating. There a slight difference between the two finishes. The ceramic's going to set you back a hundred bucks more compared to that chrome plating, but it's also going to be slightly better at reducing some of that surface corrosion I just talked about, in addition to helping keep under hood temps down slightly.The chrome option, on the other hand, is the more affordable option by about a hundred bucks. Again, it is going to offer most of the same performance benefits of the ceramic option, and it is going to slightly discolor over use to that dark purplish or bluish color. I actually think it looks really cool, especially when compared to the dull gray of the ceramic option. This is a performance part after all, but it certainly doesn't hurt to mention some appearance stuff.Installation is going to suck, guys. There's no sugar coating this one. Expect a full three out of three wrench job on the difficulty meter. Definitely going to test your toolbox, so make sure to have a good set on hand, a six pack of your favorite adult beverage, and leave yourself at least a half to a full day in the garage to get this thing knocked out.All right, guys, to wrap this one up, if you're not willing to go all in on a set of long tube headers, or if your local laws are getting in the way of your ideal plans, then the Tuned Length Shorty Headers from BBK will be a solid upgrade for the price. On the other hand, if you're on the fence and still have money to spend, then the long tube headers will deliver bigger gains compared to the BBK options, while still offering a similar install. Either way, be sure to learn more about BBK stuff for your S550 GT here at

    Tuned Length Design. BBK Shorty "Tuned Length" Headers out perform both stock manifolds and other brands regular shorty headers for a proven way to add 10-15 more horsepower to the rear wheels of your S550 GT Mustang. BBK Tuned Length Headers have a unique extended tubular design that allows for unrestricted exhaust flow for an increase in horsepower, torque and performance. Perfect for the street, strip or track.

    Silver Ceramic Coating. These Tuned Length Headers are completed in BBK's Polished Silver Ceramic Coating that not only looks great, but reduce under hood temperatures to help increase horsepower and extend the life of the headers. Ceramic Coated headers will long out last both chrome plated and polished headers.

    Quality BBK Construction. BBK Shorty Tuned Length Headers are manufactured from 1-3/4" 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. The headers are then finished with BBK's high-temp Silver Polished Ceramic Coating for good looks and to lower under hood temperatures.

    Cut & Weld Installation. Installation of these BBK Tuned Length Shorty Headers will require cutting of the weld that connects the stock exhaust manifolds to the catted down pipe. Then you will need to weld a flange to the stock catted down pipe so you can bolt the Shorty Headers to the catted down pipe properly.

    Application. These BBK Performance 1-3/4" Ceramic Tuned Length Headers are designed to fit all 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC 4 valve V8 engine, including both Fastback and Convertible models.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

    MPN# 18480

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side shorty header
    • (1) Passenger side shorty header
    • Gaskets
    • Installation hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type:Shorty Tuned LengthFinish :Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required:StandardFitment:2015-2017 GT Mustangs
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        5 Top Rated Questions

        I have a 2015 GT with Magnaflow Competition catback and Ford Performance Power pack 2 installed. Will these shorty headers work with my exhaust and would the tune from ford performance still be ok to run or would I need a new tune.

        • BBK 1-3/4 in. Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers will work with your Magnaflow Competition Catback. They do not require a new tune, and will work with the Ford Performance 2 you have now.

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        Are these California carb legal ?

        • These BBK Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers are not C.A.R.B legal, however, BBK has submitted these headers for a C.A.R.B certification, so they may be approved in the near future.

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        How will these pair up with a Borla ATAK 3" catback exhaust? Is any midpipe or other connector required?

        • Hi,These shorty headers can be used with the Borla ATAK 3" catback but there will be some cutting and welding required.

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        Should I still be able to pass smog ?

        • Unfortunately, these BBK Ceramic Tuned Length Shorty Headers are not CARB legal and would not pass smog inspection.

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        Will these work on 2017 convertible gt

        • These BBK Performance 1-3/4" Ceramic Tuned Length Headers are designed to fit all 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC 4 valve V8 engine, including both Fastback and Convertible models.

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        10 More Questions
        I have Power Pack 2 and a MBRP Catback, will these work with my current tune without throwing a CEL? And can I use them with my MBRP Race Catback? 1 answer
        Will these headers work without any additional cutting or welding mated with a Ford Racing by Borla cat back system? I have OE Cats. 1 answer
        Will this work with flowmaster outlaw cat back exhaust without having to cut and weld anything? 1 answer
        Would these be able to be flipped around and used as turbo headers? 1 answer
        Hello. Is a tune required to run these headers? 1 answer
        I have a corsa extreme catback, will these headers fit without major cutting? 1 answer
        I have a '17 GT with the MBRP 3" catback race version with H pipe. Will the OE cats connect to the shortys without other mods? 1 answer
        Will these not fit 2018 Gt? 1 answer
        Will these not fit 2018 Gt? 1 answer
        Will these work with Corsa xtreme catback without major cutting/welding besides the standard passenger side cat? Car is a 2017 GT/CS w GT350 TB and GT350 MAF/CAI, Bama time for now. Also, in your opinion a good pairing with the GT350 mani? I hear the mani loses some low end torque, getting these with the thought of making that up. Can’t do LTs sooo these or nothing. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (3) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Loudness / Volume 5 5
          • Exhaust Note 5 5
          • Fit & Finish 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 5 5

          • 5/5

            August 28, 2018

            excellent purchase

            gained 20 hp and noticeable difference in low end torque.


            Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 30, 2016

            BBK Headers

            This is my second set of BBK headers. I also installed them on my 2007 Mustang GT. They are very high quality, they fit great, and are not impossible to install!


            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            January 07, 2016

            Amazing torque gains and hp!

            Installation took 2 days, just after work taking about 3-4 hours each day. immediate notice in torque at low rpm. As well as top end hp. Great quality.


            Year: 2015 Submodel: GT Nutley, nj

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