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Kooks 1-5/8 in. Long Tube Headers w/ Off-Road X-Pipe (05-10 GT w/ Manual Transmission)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the Kooks 1-5/8 in. Long Tube Headers w/ Off-Road X-Pipe (05-10 GT w/ Manual Transmission). Please check out 2010-2014 Mustang Exhaust Combos for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Increase Rear Wheel Horsepower and Torque
  • Includes Headers w/ Matching Off-Road X-Pipe
  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • For Off-Road, Track Use
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Fits 2005-2010 Manual GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Improve Horsepower And Torque. The Kooks Long Tube Header and Off-road Shorty X-pipe combo kit for the manual 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs will balance out the exhaust pressure to increase flow over the restrictive stock exhaust system resulting in more horsepower, torque, and better throttle response.

Quality Construction. Manufactured from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 304 stainless steel tubing Kooks Long Tube Headers are TIG welded for strength, and feature a leak-free ball flange design to fit perfectly into the included 2.5" diameter 304 stainless steel Shorty X-pipe for excellent exhaust flow and performance.

Recommended Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that this Header and X-pipe combo kit has to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation.

Application. This Kooks Header and matching Off-road X-pipe combo kit is designed specifically for the 2005 to 2010 4.6L GT and Bullitt Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission.

Technical Note: This Kooks product is intended for off road use, and is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

Fitment: Details

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

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • Kooks Long Tube Headers
  • Matching Kooks X-Pipe
  • Necessary Gaskets
  • O2 Extensions
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Long Tube Finish : 304 Stainless steel
Type Mid Pipe Required: Kooks Shorty X Fitment: 2005-2010 GT - Manual


Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Shorty "X" Type Headers Required: Kooks Long Tube
Piping Material: 304 Stainless Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: "NO" - For off-road use only Fitment: 2005-2010 GT - Manual
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      5 Top Rated Questions

      What about ground clearance? I have a 2010 that's been lowered 2 inches with Eibach Sportline springs and want to make sure I'm not going to drag these off.

      • This Kooks Header & Off-Road X-Pipe Combo will hang a little lower than the factory piping, like most of the long tube headers on the market. If your vehicle is substantially lowered and ground clearance is a concern, we would highly recommend a skid plate of some sort to avoid any damage to the headers.

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      So since there are no cats will I be able to backfire shooting flames out the back of the car or will I need a tune for that?

      • Unfortunately this will not allow for the shooting flames from the back of the car. A tune is not currently offered for this.

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      Does it need a tune with installation

      • Yes, these Kooks long tube headers will require you to retune your vehicle for proper installation.

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      Could I pass emissions with these?

      • These Kooks Long Tube Headers w/ Off-Road X-Pipe are intended for off-road use and is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

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      So what happens to all the O2 sensors when installing this kit?

      • The Kooks Long Tube Headers and Off-Road X-Pipe will retain all 4 existing O2 sensors. These will need to be transferred from your existing exhaust.

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        Customer Reviews (17) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 5

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Full Day

        • Loudness / Volume 4.466667 4.5
        • Exhaust Note 4.866667 4.9
        • Fit & Finish 4.866667 4.9
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.266667 4.3



        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          December 10, 2018

          Kooks LTH W/X-Pipe

          I installed these myself,took a full day to install. If you mechanically inclined and have the proper tools, this can be done at home.

          Kyng

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          November 18, 2018

          Best sounding set up!

          Looks long tube with off road x pipe is the best thing I have done to my s197. It really wakes the car up and finally gave it the sound that I’ve been looking for. If you are looking for a set up to make your car loud the. You found the right one to buy!

          BriceB

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Weekend

          November 16, 2018

          Great product, install suucckksss

          Did the install on jack stands. Do not recommend. Fit and finish of product is great, install just simply takes forever by yourself and having to crawl in and out from under your car. Great product, sounds great

          KazzieP

          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          March 01, 2018

          Waking the neighbors

          This headers with w/ the pipes really wake up the car even though I have stock axle- back exhaust it really sometimes make me forget I have that!

          MarquizeL

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          January 29, 2018

          Kooks headers are the best.

          Great install instructions could be a little better but overal a great product. No fitemnt issues and I just bolted it up to the stock car back and changed the way the car sounded it sounds great with the stock muff would recommend to anyone

          Brandon

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Weekend

          August 30, 2017

          Excelent

          I took my time installing these over a period of 4 days in my garage on jack stands, In some of the reviews and install instructions they tell you to jack up the engine, remove engine mounts, move the ac compresser ect , I didn't do any of those things, granted it may have increased my install time but the end result was the same. As far as sound goes, I coupled my header system with the Borla complete touring system, and I think it sounds great, not enough to wake up the folks next door at 5am when you leave for work unless you want to, then just punch it.

          RogerT

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (10)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 15, 2017

          Kooks

          Installed the Kooks headers on my son's 2008 Mustang GT/CS and the headers and x pipe are very top quality products. They come with all hardware. They look great and sound even better. Only wish the X-Play would have come with hangers to go back in stock location. But was able to make my on and Tig weld them to the pipe.

          DennisD

          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (8)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          January 27, 2017

          Can't believe I waited so long!

          I have been wanting these long tubes for well over a year and since I already had the motor pulled to do a full rebuild, I decided to pull the trigger. I am so glad I did. The car sounds amazing. For starters, I already had a fairly unique exhaust setup. I was running an O/R x pipe to Pypes m80s with FR500S axlebacks. Now, I'm running these with the same m80s and axlebacks and to me, its absolutely perfect. Believe it or not, these mellowed out the exhaust. Great sound on start up, but not wake the dead loud like my set up was before. Fairly tame, yet noticeable while cruising, then opens up when you get on it. The car feels a million times stronger, but this was combined with a build and other goodies, so I cant speak on the power add by these alone. But I absolutely recommend these to anyone that wants headers. You pay for what you get... spend the extra money.

          Brandon08GT

          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (9)

        • 5/5

          August 11, 2016

          Kooks Long Tube Headers Sound Sweet

          Headers fit well, and gaskets were top notch, no re-tightening was necessary. Sound and performance are worth the extra money!

          RoushRocket

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (7)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          August 27, 2015

          Kooks - The Obvious Choice For Serious Mustang Intosiasts

          After a lot of comparing, I decided to order the Kooks LT's and O/R X-pipe from AM. Right out from the box everything looked great except that there was a lot of metal filings that I had to degrease and wash thoroughly, I also did not like the aluminum header gaskets that were supplied with the kit so I got a set of Fel Pro's instead, that was my only disappointments. The install went well especially being done with jack stands on the floor. I tried to cut corners by not removing the engine mounts or steering shaft or A/C comp. But I ended up having to remove everything just to gain access to tighten the header bolts. I found that the biggest pain was getting the passenger side engine mount off and on being behind the A/C comp. The Kooks LT's looks great and sounds really loud once paired with Ford Hot Rod Cams and a tune, it was worth all the cuts and bruises. One bit of advise when removing the stock H-pipe, support the rest of the exhaust because I bent my muffler hanger brackets and had to remove the mufflers and straighten the brackets. I would definitely recommend this product wether you choose to do the install or have a shop install it. Thanks AM for another great product.

          CalSpecialGT

          Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Brampton, ON

          Helpful (9)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 06, 2014

          Sounds and feel great

          Installation was not too bad, just getting to tighten the bolts on the headers was a bit of a pain even with the motor slightly lifted. The sound this system produces is just nice, when driving around it isn't too loud but once you want to get up and go it wont disappoint. I was told by my buddy who helped me install it is to check the bolts that hold the connections a few times for the first week because they need to go through a few heat cycles and tend to get a bit loose.

          AGH0304

          Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Hobbs, NM, USA

          Helpful (9)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          December 22, 2012

          Tons of power and noise

          I now have a late 60's era mustang due to this product. It really made the car breath better and unleash some horses. It fits great and the deep throaty sound is fantastic. This setup gave me about 50hp with a cai and intake manifold from ford racing. I would recommend this to any ford enthusiast.

          RipNRiva

          Year: 2010 Submodel: GT Orlando

          Helpful (9)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          August 25, 2012

          Kooks Headers and Off-Road X-Pipe

          I love my new Headers and X pipe it sounds amazing paired with my Corsa Extremes. It pulls harder in the higher rpm rang than it did before. It took me about 6 hours to do the install. The fit and quality is incredible.

          ShelbyGT0614

          Year: 2007 Submodel: Other Concord, NC

          Helpful (10)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          March 24, 2012

          Kooks LT Header & O/R X Pipe

          This combination definitely wakes up the car; along w/an existing Borla cat-back, the sound is incredible. The before/after compared to the stock manifold makes me wish I had made the upgrade a long time ago. Increase in torque is most noticable at 3000 rpm and above...pulls hard when you stomp the gas. Don't have the tools to self-perform, so it was an easy decision to go w/local shop. Shop recommended Kooks or ARH; comparable price between the two so I chose Kooks b/c of the header comparison 5.0 Mustang did a while back. All materials arrived neatly and securely packaged; shop had no problem w/the install and fit & finish are perfect. Definite head turner. One caution though...you will no longer have any desire to listen to your radio after this install. Well worth the investment!

          ilikemygt

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Texas

          Helpful (11)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          January 31, 2012

          WOW!!!!!!

          I went back and forth deciding on the bbk or catted kooks ones. I pulled the trigger and opted for these. I have the o/r roush extreme exhaust(no mufflers),roush cai and got the tune from BAMA. As soon as I turned on the stang my face was in shock. These are loud!!! I love them. My friend has a Camaro SS and he couldn't stop raving about how nice it sounds. Overall they look nice, sound awesome and if you love driving with a smirk on your face....get me!!!!!

          Cyclops3632

          Year: 2010 Submodel: GT El Paso,TX

          Helpful (12)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          August 23, 2011

          Love the exhaust combo!!

          Although there are cheaper exhaust combos out there, you will never, ever go wrong with kooks. My dad and I installed the headers and mid pipe in our garage in under 8 hours taking our good old time. The quality and fitment of the headers is second to none. The car sounds awesome now (paired with a roush off road axle back exhaust). This combo really woke the car up. The ride pulls like a crazy/mad ape in the mid and upper range of the band. If you are on the fence about these long-tube headers (or long-tube headers in general) get them and i promise you will always have a smirk on your face after mashing the gas!

          DemonStang

          Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (15)

        • 5/5

          March 01, 2011

          K00ks long tube headers and off road cross pipe

          This combination sounds great!!! You can feel the extra power in the upper rpm range. Just make sure you have some knowledge and the right tools before you tackle this project and u should be ok.

          perry guillory

          Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (10)

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