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MAC 1-5/8 in. Chrome Shorty Headers (05-09 V6)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the MAC 1-5/8 in. Chrome Shorty Headers (05-09 V6). Please check out 2005-2009 Mustang Headers for an updated selection.

Features & Details

  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Shorty Header Design
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Bright Chrome Finish
  • For Use with Manual and Automatic Transmissions
  • Fits 2005-2009 V6 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.

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 shorty headers are then completed in a bright chrome finish for good looks and a durable long life.

Application. Designed as a direct bolt on, these MAC Shorty Headers will bolt straight up in the stock location to the factory Mid-Pipe on both automatic and manual 2005 to 2009 4.0L V6 Mustangs to improve exhaust flow and sound.

Fitment: Details

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver side header
  • (1) Passenger side header
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Short Tube Finish : Chrome
Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2009 V6 Mustangs
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      2 Top Rated Questions

      Will this sound louder than factory, can anyone describe their experience.

      • This will make the car louder by making it have a deeper tone.

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      Will this bolt on to the mac prochamber midpipe with cat deletes for the v6 mustang?

      • Yes, this will work with your setup.

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        Customer Reviews (8) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 2.9

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Full Day

        Installation Cost:$250-$500

        • Performance Gain 2.875 2.9
        • Fit 2.625 2.6

        • 2/5

          Installation Time: Weekend

          July 07, 2019

          Make it work

          Made it work with my mustang with a lot of gasket marker and working against the grain. Still work in progress but eyy cheap headers


          Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          October 18, 2013

          MAC Chrome Shorty Headers (05-09 V6)

          It was like my motor took on a whole new life and it has 120k miles on it. An excellent choice to improve performance and fuel economy. I highly recommend this product to anyone with a V6 that is looking to get something more out of their car.


          Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          March 07, 2013

          Good All Around Header for Performance & Looks

          Took less then 3 hrs to install with the Mac pro chamber. Hands down one of the best mods i have installed on my V6 to date. On a side note, the mac headers do not come with gaskets. I called up to mac and they said that you can reuse the factory ones. I just called ford and ordered a new set, but all of the other hardware was provided for the install.


          Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 So Cal

          Helpful (9)

        • 1/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $250-$500

          February 06, 2013


          Whatever you do, do not buy these. They are terrible. When i took them to get put on the mechanic said he had a VERY difficult time getting them on. And i drove it just felt like they were holding my car back from going anywhere. i drove like this for a week,(i dont drive my stang very much) i used twice as much gas as i usually do in week and i had to pay the same price again to the mechanic to get my stock headers put back on. BIGBIG waste of money!


          Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Dallas, TX, USA

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        • 1/5

          Installation Time: Full Day

          September 19, 2012


          ok first these header should not even be on the market ... if somebody has a v6 and wants headers .... put some more money on bbk or wtv the mac i got really was the worst investment ever.... installed themm and they really fit but they leak with or wiithout gasket ...... i went to a muffler shop and fixed the leak from the bottom to the pipe ..... cost 300 more the 400 installation of header .... then when i finished .... i still heard a leakk... listened very well and they even leak from the top of the headers... got crazy went back to the garage couldnt do more they werre well screwed and everything good .. but qualityyy cheap ... so garanty there holes where its weld .... now im not even driving my car cuz the sound is tooo ugly with the leak have a to find a way to fix this leak and dont know how much more its cost me or if ill be able to fix it ...... now the most important part .... do not buy these .. i even called american muscle before buying them but they said `` look the are reviews with bad experience but there is only 2 on the 100 we sold `` so now there is the 3th one and i tell u guy dooo not buy thesse .. buy otherss more expensiv they cost me till now 1000 and the sound is not fixed yet .. hopefully ill found a way


          Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Montreal, QC, Canada

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        • 1/5

          July 06, 2012

          DON'T BUY THESE

          Got these in the mail today to find them rusted and also they had small pinholes in the welds. I even put my flashlight inside and could see the light shining through (EXHAUST LEAK!!). I do not recommend buying these due to the poor quality of the product. I'm returning these for a refund. I talked to American Muscle and they were very understanding, apologetic and helpful and stated that they would look into this problem with MAC. They are also refunding me and even paid for return shipping. THANKS AMERICAN MUSCLE!


          Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Missouri

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        • 3/5

          Installation Time: Weekend

          June 28, 2012

          The worst build quality, decent results

          Bought these on sale a month back. Took 'em to a mechanic friend of mine to have them installed. We could not get them to align. We tried everything, but they simply would not line up. Finally got them on, and they leaked. Bad. Called the manufacturer, they swore that gaskets were unnecessary. They lied. Ended up buying a set of BBK header gaskets, and I recommend you do so as well. Also, the head flanges were very very pitted and poorly constructed. MAC's quality control is absolutely terrible. After about 30 hours, I finally had my headers on without a single leak. They sound pretty nice on my mostly stock setup. Moral of the story: gaskets. Get them. Thick ones too.


          Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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          • Response from AmericanMuscle

            I'm sorry you had such a rough time with the installation of these headers. We'll get in contact with MAC and try to figure out what is going on with the gasket issue so to avoid similar problems in the future. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on this product!

            Lisa, Customer Care

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 15, 2012

          Makes my show car even "showier" and the V6 even beastlier

          I got these for graduation and love them! They are great on my mod'ed V6. Most V6 stangs you find are plane jane but with these and a few other mod's from A.M. you can't beat 'em for style and MPG's. I drive my car daily and these gave me a noticeable difference in throttle acceleration and MPGs. LOVE THEM! :-) Just be sure to keep em polished if you drive daily like I do!


          Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Peachtree City, GA, USA

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