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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

    MPN# TF6497

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

    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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        Questions & Answers (42)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I was wondering if these would fit with an automatic transmission? I read a lot online saying that you can't put long tubes on an auto but I wanted to hear from you guys before I made my final decision.

        • This will work with both manual and automatic transmissions.

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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

        • 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.

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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.

        • 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.

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        will i get a check engine light

        Will a gasket be needed with these

        • The MAC 1-5/8 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers will require the use of gaskets.

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        10 More Questions
        Will these fit on a 2004 automatic v6? And how much horsepower and torque is expected to be increased? 1 answer
        Do these come with gaskets? 1 answer
        Will there be problem install this on 2001 3.8 V6 if I install the Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for bottom out issues 1 answer
        Will this a direct fit on a 2001 V6 3.8 convertible Does everything come with it to install them Thanks Gary 1 answer
        Can you put the o2 sensor and will it make the check engine light come on or will i need to tune it o have 1997 mustang 3.8 1 answer
        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. 1 answer
        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) 1 answer
        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 1 answer
        does this work on 96 v6 convertible? 1 answer
        I have a 94 V6 mustang and I haven't already replaced the muffler with a pipe and like the sound but want a more performance based and louder exhaust. I plan on getting the OFF ROAD long tube header and the H pipe for it but I'm not sure what to get to complete the exhaust. Please help! 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (31) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Performance Gain 4.548387 4.5
          • Fit 3.870968 3.9



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            July 16, 2019

            Great headers for the price!

            Alright, so for me these headers are amazing! Absolutely love the feel and sound of the mustang! Looks beautiful under the hood, took an entire day but that was due to installing entire new exhaust system from headers on back, aside from lining up a couple of troubling bolts it wasn't to difficult, I did have to delete the EGR due to the tube not lining up to the headers, all ended up well and runs beautifully!

            JarodH

            Year: 1994 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            June 05, 2019

            GREAT PRODUCT, FITMENT WAS GREAT.

            looks were great and so was the performance up grade

            RAILMAN

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            March 30, 2019

            MAC boom long tube headers

            Alright, these headers took me, from sunday morning-ish to friday afternoon after i got home from work. Note, monday to thurs i work 8-3 530-930, i spent the timr inbetween work and some after to mess with these. Not a shop install, me and my brother, jacks and stands, nothing special, basic tools, and we did it. Gave me some cuts, bruises and a different vocabulary, but at the end, thete on the car, hard to say what it sounds like, but so much meaner than a v8, its so loud at first we were yelling to eachother, you havr a v6? Get these, dont even use the rest of your exhaust, just open headers, thats how mine is. Youll hear the 500$ screaming as you shift and accelarate, get these headers and rip the streets up, trust me,

            BenH

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            February 08, 2019

            Get the pacesetter ones

            I drive a 1998 mustang v6. I paid 168 on amazon for the pacesetter long tube headers and they fit and sound amazing. I did the install myself with 2 jack stands and a 25 dollar floor jack from walmart. Had to disconnect steering shaft and motor mounts and jack up the engine in order to get them in. It's a tight fit but they fit. If these long tubes are anything like the pacesetter ones then you will probably have to do the same, or pay someone to do it for you. For the rest of my exhaust I used cats from amazon, 2 2in diameter pipes from autozone, and mufflers from autozone. Also picked up exhaust clamps and 2 hangers from autozone. Cut slits into the mufflers and cats with my dremel so they would close around the pipes with the clamps. Hung them from my floor pan with a nut under the carpet and a bolt with a washer on the outside. 11/10

            Rob

            Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            August 01, 2018

            They are amazing for the price

            I actually have had them put on yet but I have had several friends have had them put on and there's sound amazing and mean

            TylerD

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (4)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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 (9)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (10)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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

            robb15033

            Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (6)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (8)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (8)

          • 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 (7)

          • 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 (11)