Review & Install Video
The Borla long tube headers are going to be a good option for someone looking for a set of stainless steel, one and three-fourths-inch off-road headers with a natural finish, and that don't mind paying a little bit more for this quality. We'll talk more about this later, but I can tell you right now that long tube headers make for a difficult install. So I'm going to call this one a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Long tube headers offer a few benefits as modification. You get both sound and power gains from a set of long tubes. But of course, your current mods and your build plans will impact your exact individual results. These headers are made from one and three-fourths-inch mandrel-bent, 16-guage, 304-stainless steel, and it doesn't get any better than that material-wise. The stainless steel has this natural finish, which isn't going to change a whole lot over time, and it makes for one of the best looks in the engine bay, in my personal opinion. This finish is going to be different than a chrome or ceramic-coated header. It obviously doesn't have the polished appearance that a chrome header would have. While these don't have a ceramic coating either, the 304-stainless steel is going to hold up really well in all cases. Other than the general construction, the header flanges are three-eighths-inch to help prevent leaks and give the headers some strength. The primary tubes then merge down to a three-inch collector, and that's where these headers end, because they're designed to be paired with a matching Borla three-inch cat-back. If you have or you plan on getting a Borla three-inch cat-back, you're all set with these headers and the cat-back. But just know that you don't necessarily have to have the Borla three-inch cat-back if you want these headers. Just know that they can also be installed with any two and a half-inch cat-back as well, either factory or aftermarket, as well as you have Borla's intermediate adapter pipes, which are sold separately. When it comes to price, you're looking at spending close to the $1,300 mark for these headers. Like I said earlier, Borla products are a little bit more expensive than some of your other budget-friendly options, like Pypes or BBK. But just know that you're getting quality with this brand. You're getting the 304-stainless steel and the benefit of a great-fitting product. At the same time, though, if this is a little bit out of your price range, there are a handful of options that cost a little bit less. Just be sure to pay attention to materials and sizes. As for the install on this one, long tubes are always going to be a difficult install. I don't say this often, but if you don't have a helping hand or you don't have much experience, it might be better to just take the car to a shop for the install. If you do tackle this yourself, it's going to be a whole three out of three wrenches on the scale and a day in the garage, especially considering you'll be installing a cat-back with these headers. You can do it on a jack and jack stands, but a lift would make your life easier for sure. You're going to need your toolbox for this one, with an assortment of different sockets, wrenches, and extensions. You're looking at things like disconnecting the steering shaft, dropping the starter, and removing a motor mount. A lot of this install obviously requires working in some pretty tight areas. So while everything is straightforward, getting access and maneuverability in these areas is actually tricky, which is why you need to pull a motor mount on one side, so you can raise the motor slightly with a jack to give you some more room. Having a helping hand in this case is really going to benefit you, but a day of wrestling and some pretty pennies spent on these mods is totally worth it in my opinion. That's going to be it as far as my review for the Borla long tube off-road headers. But as always, you can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
More Horsepower And Torque.
Improve the performance of your coyote powered S550 GT Mustang with a with a set of Borla Long Tube Off-Road Headers. These Borla Headers will greatly improve your 5.0L Mustangs exhaust flow over the restrictive stock manifolds for an increase in horsepower and torque throughout the entire RPM band. Significant increases in rear wheel horsepower have been seen when installed with a matching Borla 3" Cat-Back System.Quality Construction.
Borla Long Tube Exhaust headers are CNC mandrel bent from 1-3/4" 16 gauge aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel tubing for strength and unrestricted airflow. They feature one piece 3/8" header flanges for added strength, leak-free performance and an OEM style fit.Recommended Upgrade.
To realize the full power potential that these Long Tube Off-Road Headers have to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a Bama custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner
to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation.Application.
These Borla Off-Road Long Tube Headers are specifically designed to fit the 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the coyote 4 valve 5.0L V8 engine and a matching Borla 3" catback exhaust system part numbers 140629
. It is required to re-use the factory metal gaskets when installing these headers.Application Note.
Even though these Borla long tube off-road headers are designed to work with Borla's matching 3" catback exhaust systems, they can also be installed on OEM Factory, Borla 2.5”, or other aftermarket 2.5” exhaust systems with the addition of Borla's Intermediate Adaptor Pipes part# 60566
- sold separately.Technical notes.
Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only. These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver side header
- (1) Passenger side header
- (1) 30" oxygen sensor extension
- (1) 37" oxygen sensor extension
- (16) Bolts
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) a Day
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
||Type Mid Pipe Required:
||304 Stainless Steel
||"No" - For off-road use only
||2015-2017 GT Mustangs|
- Will it fit my Mustang?
These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.