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MAC 1-5/8 in. Chrome Equal Length Shorty Headers (79-93 5.0L)

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    Features & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque
    • Shorty Equal Length Header Design
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • Bright Chrome Finish
    • CARB EO Number: D-241-4
    • For Use with Manual and Automatic Transmissions
    • Fits 1979-1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs
    More Horsepower And Torque. Replace those restrictive factory manifolds with a set of MAC Shorty Headers to improve your mustangs exhaust flow and increase your Pony's horsepower and torque.

    Equal Length Design. These MAC Performance Headers feature a shorty, equal length tubular design that allows for unrestricted exhaust flow to increase horsepower and torque. Perfect for both the street and strip.

    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 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 bright chrome finish for good looks and a durable long life.

    CARB Certified. Best of all these MAC Mustang Headers are 50-state smog legal under Carb EO# D-241-4.

    Application. Designed as a direct bolt on, these MAC Shorty Equal Length Headers will bolt straight up in the stock location to the factory Mid-Pipe on both automatic and manual 1979 to 1993 5.0L V8 Mustangs, including the LX 5.0, GT and SVT Cobra models, for improved exhaust flow and sound.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

    MPN# 9028690

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver side header
    • (1) Passenger side header
    Installation Info
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    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
    Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 1979-1993 5.0 V8 Mustangs
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        1 Top Rated Question

        Will these headers work with GT40P heads?

        • Unfortunately, these MAC Chrome Equal Length Shorty Headers will not work with GT40-P. Mac offers a specific header for GT40-P headers, however, they are unequal lengths.

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          Overall Rating 4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Performance Gain 4 4
          • Fit 3.714286 3.7

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            June 01, 2018


            When the headers came in I was very displeased with the finish. The entire thing is orange peeled and cheap looking and the gasket surface had slag all over and wouldn't seal up to the block. I had to grind and bend and all kinds of things to make them work.


            Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            August 07, 2017

            Great heads you can install your self

            These heads are easy to install, but you will need to do some evaluating and planning before going ahead with the wrenching. While you down on the floor unbolting the headers from your X or H pipes, take the time to replace you engine mounts. Your be glad you did when you start to install your headers (not required but a meager convenience).


            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            August 18, 2016

            MAC Chrome Equal Length Shorty Headers

            I must say 'wow' Purchased these headers and was shocked to have them delivered the next day - free. Yes. What a difference once installed. Looks perfect, shiny and fits so great on the foxbody. The road test revealed exactly what I wanted to happen. Increased horsepower. And I am so pleased. Time to find another part to purchase from American Muscle.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: Other

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 14, 2016

            Mac equal length shorty headers.

            In my 50 years was the first set of headers that I didn't have to take a ball peen hammer to. Fit was first rate. Do yourself a favor though. Spend the extra 40 bucks and install new motor mounts. Clearance was excellent. They look like a chrome ball of hissing cobras. My Camaro buddies even drooled. Make sure you have a GOOD floor jack. Should sound sweet with my chambered x pipe and dynamax ultra flows.


            Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            March 13, 2015

            Good bang for your buck!

            Small hiccup with initial shipment as the driver’s side header had a manufacturing defect. AM sent a second set out and this delayed my install by a week. All in the equal length headers are a tough install and you'll want spark plug wires with 45 degree boots or you will have wires right on top of a hot header. Decent performance gain when installed with the off road H pipe. Exhaust growl is now real nasty! With weather improving a 70 mile test drive on open highway was completed in 1/2 hour. Thanks AM.


            Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Montgomery, IL

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            August 22, 2014

            Gains in power & torque

            As with typical headers, there is a noticeable gain in power & torque over stock manifolds. However I did not realize how much room the equal length header use up in engine bay. It is a tight fit I will more than likely go unequal length or a block hugger type header next time I am looking for a shorty type header. Fitment to engine & stock "Y" pipe was bang on. For those on a budget a good buy.


            Year: 1984 Submodel: Other Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            August 19, 2014

            My car can finally breathe right!!

            I think these are well worth the money. Added a few hp and they sound sweet!


            Year: 1984 Submodel: GT Traverse City, MI, USA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 29, 2013

            Pulled over within 30 minutes

            sounds great fit perfectly. all hardware and gaskets were included. took about 2 hours to install. pulls harder at high rpms. while testing my mac headers for the first time. I was pulled over for speeding. however I got away with a warning.... lol, great headers.


            Year: 1992 Submodel: Other Williamstown, WV, USA

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