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MAC 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers (94-97 V6; 01-04 V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque
    • Long Tube Header Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Polished Ceramic Finish
    • Fits 1994-1997 and 2001-2004 V6 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    More Horsepower And Torque. Bolt on extra horsepower and torque that you can feel throughout the entire RPM band with a set of MAC Performance Long Tube Headers. These MAC Chrome Long Tube Headers when combined with a matching shorty Mid Pipe will improve your Mustangs exhaust flow increasing your pony's horsepower and torque.

    Ceramic Coating. These Long Tube Headers are completed in MAC's Polished 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.

    High Quality Construction. Constructed from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 16 Gauge Steel tubing so there are no kinks to rob you of power, these MAC Performance Long Tube Headers feature 2-1/2" True Fit Collectors that eliminate the need for gaskets which are prone to leak and blow out. These headers are then completed in a polished ceramic finish for good looks and a durable long life.

    Application. This pair of MAC Performance Long Tube Headers are specifically designed to fit the 1994-1997 and 2001-2004 Mustangs that are equipped with the 3.8L or 3.9L V6 engine. Does not fit 1998-2000 models. MAC Performance recommends using a MAC shorty Mid Pipe for the best performance gains. (see drop down option above).Technical Note. This MAC Performance product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side header
    • (1) Passenger side header
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Long Tube Finish: Ceramic
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty Fitment: 1994-1997 and 2001-2004 3.8L or 3.9L V6 Mustangs
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    Ground clearance? I have an 04 and am interested in getting these longtubes rather than shortys. The only thing that looks like it will be an issue is the ground clearance. I have an Eibach system with a 2" drop in the front and 1.8 rear. Anyone with these headers have a rough guesstimate how far these drop down? Don't feel like bangin em up in the driveway everyday

    Zw15091

    • I haven't had any first hand experience with these on a car like yours, but I am familiar with the quality of the MAC products. What I have seen, with the good quality long tubes, is that they fit great, with little or no drop. I think you'll find these will tuck up into the car quite nicely.

      BandiPat92

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    Considering them being bolt on's, would i need a tune for it to run proficiently? and what kind of fitment would i expect? 2003 V6 with BBK CAI, roush gears, exhaust, and GT package.

    klu7ch

    • Certainly you will get the most performance from long tube headers, but a tune would not be necessary. Normally disconnecting the battery for a period to let the computer clear it's memory will work on a low level as it relearns the new changes. Of course doing a tune will get you the ultimate performance gains, because BAMA assures you everything is working at optimum levels together! American Muscle carry some of the highest quality headers, so will happily see to it you are completely satisfied with fitment. MAC is one of the leading header makers, so I think you can be assured everything will fit like it was factory.

      BandiPat92

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    I have a 2003 3.8L V6 Mustang convertible. Will the long tube headers fit? I am hoping to avoid using the shortys, but someone told me that the long tube headers have interference issues that hardtops don't experience. Has anyone installed these headers on a convertible and what was your experience like.

    MichaelC

    I have a 2004 mustang 3.9 and I have a stock exhaust with a cutout valve installed, do I have to modify my exhaust to fit these headers ? (For example install an h-pipe)

    EduardoF

    • Yes, when installing the MAC 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers you'd want the corresponding shorty mid-pipe made for long tube headers.

      AMStaffHelen

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    Will these fit a 4.2 v6? I did a swap and the 3.8 4.2 are almost identical I just want to make sure

    DanielF

    • The MAC 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers are specifically designed for the 94-97 V6 and the 01-04 V6 Mustangs.

      AshleyK

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    does this work on 96 v6 convertible?

    Kanubul

    • These MAC 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers will fit a 1996 V6's - both coupes and convertibles when using the MAC Off-Road H-Pipe, item 40065, in conjunction with a stock dual GT exhaust or most aftermarket GT exhausts for 1994-1997's. https://www.americanmuscle.com/mac-or-shorty-hpipe-9497v6.html

      AMJEFF

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    Customer Reviews (26) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Performance Gain 4.5 4.5
    • Fit 3.846154 3.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      April 07, 2018

      THE BEST EVER PERIOD

      These got my me feeling like I'm in Fast and Furious when paired with MAC H-pipe and Cat-back boomtube exhaust they're loud asf fr like wow the v6 sound like a monster right now at low rpms best purchase period I'm EXTREMELY HAPPY

      AlmightyAaron

      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 03, 2018

      Not compatible

      I own an 04 v6 automatic and these flanges for one didnt line up at all with the engine but also couldnt fit past the motor mount. 250 dollars down the drain and a pending return process with 50 dollar in store credit would leave a bad taste in anyones mouth so dont let it be you and dont buy these headers.

      CalvinM

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 23, 2018

      Really Hardb

      My two brothers and myself tried to put it on for tx2k18. It was ready we got the part on friday night still wasnt ready. I r3comend having tools and expirience. If not youre going to have troubnle. That passanger side is the hardest.

      AnivalV

      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $1000+

      March 21, 2018

      MAC Headers

      I got the MAC long tubes to replace a leaky factory manifold on my '04 automatic. Had a shop do the install. There was a little trouble on both the passenger and driver's side with the headers rubbing on the motor mount/k-member area. Had to have a couple of the primaries reworked, but they fit in the end. BBK gaskets did not seal up for me. Went with Remflex gaskets and they worked like a charm! Together with Magnaflow mufflers and no mid pipe, these headers sound great! Compared to my previous custom cat-back setup, there's a tad more idle and much more notable sound when over 2k rpm.

      Skeeter

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 02, 2018

      Great item

      Great headers, took me about 3 hours in the garage by myself, all I had were hand tools and a jack and stands. I still would use gaskets with this headers Becuase it’s not a perfect fit, but it will still bolt in.

      ClayB

      Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      July 16, 2017

      Long walk in woods

      That's what to expect. These headers are not just bolt on. You had better have a lot of tools or you will be calling a garage to tow it in. I would charge 800.00 just for the install.

      FrankB

      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      July 11, 2017

      AWESOME!!

      I love the hp and tq gains I got once I installed had a little troubles with pasinger side but over all 11/10 would recommend.

      Gavin

      Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 20, 2017

      Love them

      They have a great look did a test fit easy to get in place

      StevenS

      Year: 1997 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 12, 2017

      3.8L Ceramic LT Headers Design

      Pipes looked beautiful. Perfect fit but very difficult installation without lift and plethrea of tools. Once bolted in, clearance and location perfect. Used mini 2.5" high flow cats welded directly into the MAC ProChamber entry pipes as close as possible, down some long piping away from engine LT exhaust exits.New O2 sensors plugged in. Pipes exiting the ProChamber were welded into a set of 2.5" Flow master 10 Series, one chamber offset mufflers. Tailpipe over the axle and had BORLA beautiful, big oval tips also 2.5". Had it dyno'ed again. 25 HP with my work with it. The headers new lost their luster and shine, no rate or rubbing. YouTube has many of my sound clips. Pacific Green V6. User name bore OR robb15033 to find videos. Good Luck! Have Fun!! Spend the extra for ceramic coated. Research

      Robb10

      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      March 04, 2017

      Awesome product

      The item shipped to me really quick. It really wakes up the car and has a great finish!

      JoshuaG

      Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 24, 2017

      Worst install every

      They work great if you can even get the bolts to line up correctly. Correctly one of the pipes are rubbing against my starter, so I have to wrap that pipe with a heat shield or something so the headers won't take out my starter. All and all I have more horsepower. But the install made me really hate the fact that I bought them

      Titiania

      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 01, 2017

      Awesome

      Have them installed already but just havent started up the pony yet

      Mike

      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 09, 2016

      Mac longtube headers!!!

      They sound amazing, and the performance gain feels great. So glad I got these. Install was a pain tho but once it's on its worth it

      Ryan1111

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      April 18, 2016

      A Must Get For V6s

      I could not wait to have this product installed, and I still cannot stop smiling after having it installed. I paired this with a h pipe with high flow cats and a SLP loudmouth catback and the sound is amazing! Never thought my car could sound so mean. This then paired with a FIPK CAI and tuner makes this car screeeam. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Shop reported that it was fairly easy to install, just an overall tight fit.

      Ethan

      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 18, 2016

      Great product!!!

      Great product I was impressed with how fast it arrived to my house. It took 1 day and the product was very well wrapped and secured in the box. As for the install it wasn't bad a little tight but nothing too bad got it done within a few hours. It is night and day how the car sounds and feels after I love the product and recommend it to all of you you will need o2 extensions.

      CompetitionOrange

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 27, 2015

      Mac longtube headers

      These headers are fantastic, took me a couple hours to install in the driveway. I recommend using a lift if you have access to one. These headers require o2 sensor extensions which I forgot to buy when I ordered these

      ArrinM

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Roseville, CA

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      July 08, 2015

      Sound and Perform Great!! But Fitment?

      The install took a weekend due to the status of the 20 year old stock exhaust and my job getting in the way. These headers are a GREAT bang for your buck, but the fitment could be better. I did not need gaskets even after the 6 months they've been on my car. I am currently running with the CEL on due to the egr valve pipe not lining up correctly. Other than that, the sound is AMAZING and it was well worth the money.

      Coleminor

      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6 Ohio

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 04, 2014

      finish

      I love the sound and the performance gains but the ceramic coat on the bottom is peeling only reason why I give it a 4/5

      02v6

      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 ohio

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      February 21, 2014

      Good way to finish your exhaust

      Bought these for valentines day and had a shop install them. Install cost $350 because of some complications like extending o2 sensors and gaskets that I forgot to buy before hand. However, the headers fit on my 98 with no issues according to the shop. These definitely add a different note to the tone of your exhaust. And it seems to pick up speed a little quicker. I was recommended a tune for better results but haven't taken the time to get one yet.

      iLandon

      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6 Kentucky, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 20, 2013

      Fast shipping and lightweight package

      Received the headers quickly and they were undamaged. Will install when the rest of my custom exhaust pieces arrive.

      Dengamu

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Nebraska, USA

      Helpful (2)

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