Free Shipping On Orders Over $49. Details

Talk to a Mustang Enthusiast
1-877-887-1105
M-F 8:30A-11P, Sat-Sun 8:30A-9P
Win $5,000 For Your Mustang! Enter Daily
Win An Eibach Sportline Kit! Enter Daily

BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Shorty Headers (99-04 V6)

$0.00
Market Price $452.99 You Save 12% ($53.00)
Our Price

$399.99

FREE Shipping

  • Item 56099

Will this fit your Vehicle?

Change Vehicle Help?
In Stock Ships same business day.
Ship to: Ashburn - 20149
Sorry, please enter a valid US or CA postal code
We're sorry, zip can't be updated at this time.
    Create a list
    Add to New List

    Saved - View your saved items

    We're sorry. We couldn't save this product at this time.

    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque.
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing.
    • Silver Polished Ceramic Coating.
    • Fits 1999-2004 3.8/3.9 V6 Mustangs.
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-16

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    What's up, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, bringing you my review of the BBK Shorty Headers for all '99 to '04 New Edge V6 Mustangs, offered in both chrome and ceramic finishes. Let's be honest. We all know the '99 to '04 V6 Mustangs have a lot of potential, and these BBK Shorty Header options are definitely a good way for the the New Edge owners to replace the restrictive factory manifolds and increase sound and power at the same time. Now, it's definitely not going to sound exactly like a V8, but you're definitely going to be bringing that exhaust to life, especially when paired with an aftermarket midpipe and muffler. As I mentioned before, these BBK Shorty Headers are a direct fit replacement for your factory manifolds and offer an increase in horsepower and torque, as well as an increase in sound. The BBK options are also compatible with your factory midpipe, so you won't have to worry about getting a shorty midpipe like you would if you were getting long tube headers. Another plus for getting these BBK Shorty Headers is that you won't have to worry about getting it tuned, because they don't effect your catalytic converters, so you don't see your "Check Engine" light. Now, as I mentioned before, these shorty headers will not require a tune. However, it is very much recommended that you do get one because getting a tune will maximize performance gains because you're upgrading to a higher-quality and bigger tubing than the factory iron cast. Now like I said, it's not entirely required, but you can definitely maximize performance gains if you invest in one. What makes the BBK Shorty Headers an upgrade from stock really boils down to the upgraded size and materials. Now as I said before, there's two options. There's the chrome like I have here, and the ceramic. As far as performance, you can expect the same kind of gains. It really comes down to the quality of the material and what you see when you pop your hood. Now the chrome option of the BK Shorty Headers like I have in front of me here, is the more basic of the two. You'll notice that they're crafted using once piece three eighths inch flanges, as well as one and five eighths CNC manual [SP] band tubing for improved airflow all wrapped together with BBK's bright chrome finish. Now this chrome option, I definitely want to point out, will actually start to change colors after a few heat cycles and turn a bluish-purple color. If you're looking for something that keeps its finish and doesn't discolor, then maybe the ceramic option might be for you. Now the ceramic option for BBK is actually a very attractive finish. They're completed using the same materials as the chrome, the one and five eighths inch CNC manual band tubing with the three eighths inch flanges for added strength. What sets the ceramic option aside from the chrome option is that BBK used a heat-resistant, silver ceramic coating, so the color won't fade or burn, so it looks good when you pop the hood. Now obviously the ceramic option is the better option out of the two, but compared to the chrome, where do they fall in the price line? The chrome option comes in just shy of the $300 mark, which is honestly not that bad for a major exhaust part. Now they definitely are a budget-friendly item, but I'll be honest, that kind of reflects in the quality. The welds aren't the greatest, but they are pressure tested to be leak free and do not affect performance. The installation process for both options of the BBK Shorty Headers is going to require a few hours of your time and a couple of hand tools. You'll want to have an assortment of hand tools, including a wrench, a 10 millimeter and a 13 millimeter socket, as well as a crescent wrench. When all is said and done, you'll expect to spend the better part of a day on the install, which is why I'll give this installation a two out of three on the Wrench Difficulty Scale. BBK also provides installation instructions, which we have listed on the site. So if you don't feel comfortable doing the install yourself, I'd highly recommend taking it to a shop and spending that few extra bucks to get it done professionally, just to be safe. Just to wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of a '99 to '04 3.8 or 3.9 Liter V6 and you're looking for a budget-friendly way to add some aggressive sounds and powers to your Pony, the BBK Shorty Headers in both chrome and ceramic options are available right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    More horsepower and torque. Improve the horsepower and torque of your V6 pony with a set of BBK Shorty headers. These BBK Shorty headers will improve your mustangs exhaust flow increasing your pony's horsepower and torque.

    Quality Construction. These BBK Shorty Exhaust headers are manufactured from 1 5/8" CNC mandrel bent tubing for unrestricted airflow and one piece laser cut 3/8" flanges for added strength. The headers are then finished with BBK's high-temp Silver Polished Ceramic Coating for good looks and to lower under hood temperatures.

    CARB Certified. These BBK Shorty Headers are CARB Certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-16) and 50 state legal for the 3.8L V6 Models, unfortunately the CARB Certification does

    not apply to the 3.9L V6 Models.

    Application. These BBK Ceramic Shorty Headers are specifically designed to bolt right up to your 1999-2004 3.8L or 3.9L V6 Mustang's stock Mid Pipe.

    Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 40080

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver Side Header
    • (1) Passenger Side Header
    • (2) Gaskets
    • (2) EGR Caps
    • (12) Header Flange Bolts
    • (4) Collector Studs
    • (4) Flat Washers
    • (4) Lock Washers
    • (4) Nuts
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 1999-2004 V6 Mustangs
    Will it fit my Mustang?

      Customer Photos (13) Submit Your Photo

      View All 13 Photos

        Questions & Answers (12)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Are these California legal?

        • Yes, the BBK Ceramic Shorty Headers are legal for use in California under CARB EO Number: D-245-16.

        Helpful (4)

        how much HP do you gain?

        • I gained 13 hp with my bbk shortys

        Helpful (3)

        Exaust pip compatibility Will my OE/Factory exaust and cat bolt directly onto the bbk short headers or will there be a need for some custom fabrication? Also, what aftermarket exaust systemsthat will bolt directy onto these headers for a 2001 V6 3.8L?

        • These BBK Shorty Headers will be a direct replacement for your stock manifolds with no need for any additional modifications. An aftermarket standard length H-pipe or X-pipe designed to fit your '01 V6 will bolt directly to these headers. We highly suggest sticking with the same brand headers and mid-pipe to ensure optimum fitment. If you wanted to upgrade your catback exhaust (rest of the exhaust that bolts to the mid-pipe), you can choose whichever brand and type you'd like as long as they are made for your year/model Mustang. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

        Helpful (2)

        Hi. Do these ceramic shorty headers come with the same premium BBK gaskets that you sell separately here on American Muscle .com??

        • These BBK 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Shorty Headers will come with the premuim gaskets, item 386973. https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-header-gaskets-9498v6.html

        Helpful (1)

        having a problem bolting "cats xpipe" my bbk shorty headers to my x pipe on my 99 v6 mustang.. should I be catty cornering the bolts from side to side instead of doing one side first then the other?? like should this product come with spacers or bolts??

        • When tightening the bolts for the mid pipe flange to header flange, these should be gradually tightened, alternating from one bolt to the next to provide smooth even torque to both fasteners, pulling the flanges together evenly.

        Helpful (1)
        Post Your Question
        7 More Questions
        My exhaust manifolds keep cracking just before they connect to the rest of the exhaust do this have any chance of cracking and What is the warranty on them? 1 answer
        Hi there, I already have these on my car, but I am curious on what the front two holes are for? 0 answer
        Would these fit with the Mac Y conversion dual exhaust?? V6 mustang?? 1 answer
        Do these come with a carb EO sticker? 1 answer
        Will my stock catalytic converters be able to attach to these headers? 1 answer
        will these headers fit right if i have the magnoflow dual exhaust on my v6? 1 answer
        Any fitment issues with these headers when installed on a 2002 Convertible 3.8L V6? Convertibles seem to always have restrictions with frame/sub-frame stiffeners, etc.. I'm contemplating installation of the BBKs with a Pypes true dual exhaust system. 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (33) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.7

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Performance Gain 4.333333 4.3
          • Fit 4.375 4.4



          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            September 06, 2019

            Bbk headers

            I bought these with a custom dual exhaust and it sounds great. With both on, you can feel a difference in acceleration. One of the headers was bent when I got it, but was bent back by the shop. Looks clean under the hood.

            Kylev

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 03, 2019

            Great product

            quick install. drivers side must come from bottom up and passenger side can slide in from top down. Wish they had longer studs to tie into existing exhaust

            CameronH

            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            March 21, 2019

            They are great, but some grip.

            When all is said and done, they work very well. included all hardware needed, tho i had some issues with some of the hardware. The included studs for the header-mid-pipe connection didn't stop threading at the flat section and screws all the way through. The Lock washers I think are unnecessary for this application as well. The EGR outlet position didn't match up with the positioning on the stock exhaust, making it a little fight to get it tightened (and I don't think I got it completely tight..). I had to do some improvising. Just a nitpick, but I think these headers would have been a solid 6/5 stars if the portion that attaches to the engine was set up to match the stock exhaust. It would have avoided the need to remove anything you wouldn't need to remove with the stock exhaust. I've never had to remove my oil dipstick tube, and being that my car is pretty dang old It just would not budge. I ended up having to cut the thing. Overall tho, great set of headers. They can take a good amount of time to install however, mainly due to having to disconnect other systems. I think that could have been avoided tho...

            JamesH

            Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            March 05, 2019

            Great headers

            Great headers,fixed exhaust leak and works with existing exhaust and notice a definite difference in performance

            CarlC

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            December 27, 2018

            Nice addition to my build

            I installed these myself in about nine hours. I had to disconnect the steering shaft and remove the dipstick tube. I installed these along with a BBK 65mm throttle body, a SR Performance CAI and a BAMA tune. The combination gave my 02 V6 more bottom end torque. I'm very happy with the upgrades.

            DarisB

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            November 19, 2018

            Ceramic shorty headers

            Very nice product and attractive seems to perform well would recommend these to others

            JamesW

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            November 05, 2018

            Great part

            They were a pain to get on but after 2 days I finally got them on. They have my 3.9 a deeper tone and sound great with my custom true dual exhaust.

            Joshua

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            August 06, 2018

            It’s worth it

            Never changed headers before so it did to me a while to get everything together but it was definitely worth it I immediately felt a difference when I took her for a ride the headers gave the car a bit more balls

            TidoM

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 13, 2018

            Headers

            Headers are nice. Little more horses and little more noise

            Duke69

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            June 22, 2018

            Bbk shorty headers

            It’s a rough Install, very time consuming but the product is solid.

            StevenW

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            December 25, 2017

            Great buy!

            Great product with noticible performance increase. Installed myself, recommend taking oil dipstick, air intake, and spark plugs out prior to removal of stock manifolds and installation of these new ones. Fitment was tight (bulkier then stock) but with time and patience you can work it in right. My first set had a factory defect on right manifold (exhaust leak in factory welding) but AM was quick to send me a new product to replace damaged one! Make sure the EGR valve is set correctly, if not you won’t be a happy camper when you have the manifold set and the EGR doesn’t line up! Don’t be like me and not take the spark plugs out before installation, wound up cracking a spark plug during installing and had a misfire afterwards. A trip to the auto parts store later and am very impressed with these.

            RobertK

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (16)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 04, 2017

            Worth the money

            It was a rough installation, but the outcome was worth the struggle. Immediately gave the v6 better throttle response, and a little better exhaust note. Paired well with KandN CAI to really let it breathe and accelerate quicker

            Anthony

            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (9)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            November 24, 2017

            BBK Headers for V6

            First set arrived with a crack in the right side header. Got a new set from BBK. Now working great.

            JimD

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            October 30, 2017

            Improvement

            Deeper, louder sound, noticeable difference in power. Haven't gotten it tuned but it is optional. Stronger more durable than stock manifold which had a common leak after 160k miles.

            ChrisC

            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 19, 2017

            Worked out GREAT!

            This item worked out great easy to install got little better performance and sounds great with the mac pipes evan with the cads on .it

            BertG

            Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 25, 2017

            Definitely recommended

            Great headers with a noticeable difference off the bat.

            ArmandoC

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (5)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 15, 2017

            Unhappy

            First off I was not happy with headers because the passenger side and some area of the driver side look to have rust all over inside the header I just receive them by mail few days ago and just opened to look at em and was shocked to see rust on them not sure if they supposed to be that way but I was under the impression that American Muscle sells new BBK shorty headers to customers hope to hear from AM my email to explain why i got rusty looking shorty headers from them because they looked used to me.

            WayneC

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (13)

          • 5/5

            July 16, 2016

            Looks awesome

            Little time consuming and patience otherwise easy install. Ran true dual catted exhaust ( no X or H pipe) with stock gt mufflers. Sounds great. Nice low rumble. Although they didn't increase low end performance much, they definetly increased throttle response on the high end. Now adding a high flow cai to match the incoming air with the now much increased outgoing air flow. They look good and sound good. The ceramic coated ones are definetly worth it. They keep the nice shiny color.

            YLDHORSE

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (15)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            August 15, 2015

            better quality than JBA

            I originally bought JBA header, but no one wanted to install them because for me because they didn't accommodate air injection. California life..... so i returned them and bought these BBKs. I instantly noticed that the BBKs headers were in a MUCH better condition then the JBA headers. The tube were smooth and didn't have rough edges. I had no problems getting these installed by my mechanic for $250.00. He had issues with the screws that came with the headers because they were to long. Other than that there was no other issues. I noticed a slightly better throttle response and made my exhaust have a deeper, and a louder tone to it.

            Ericd227

            Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 California

            Helpful (14)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            October 16, 2014

            Worth the Cost.

            My 'stang has had a tick ever since I bought it four years ago. Up until this year, it would go away once it warmed up. This year it progressively got worse throughout the summer and driving with the top down, it became unbearable. Every forum I read and every shop I talked to said this generation has a bad problem with manifolds cracking. The shop I took it to had never dealt with BBK, but after they finished, they said they were impressed by the quality. They said the headers were easy to install, the only problem was two studs broke and had to be drilled. That was the exact reason I didn't attempt this myself. Living in an apartment now, I don't have the garage anymore I would need to do that kind of work. As soon as I started it after it was done, I was in love all over again. I sounds soooo much better. No tick. Nice rumble, even for a 6. It may just be my imagination, but it seems to have a little bit more pep, especially getting on the freeway. I've already gotten compliments on how good it sounds.

            Finz

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 South Jordan, UT, USA

            Helpful (16)