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PaceSetter 1-3/4 in. Black Long Tube Headers (05-10 GT)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Increases Horsepower and Torque
  • Long Tube Header Design
  • 16-Gauge Carbon Steel Construction
  • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • Black Painted Finish
  • Fits 2005-2010 GT and Bullitt Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with my review of these Long Tube Headers from PaceSetter, available for 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna be looking at a few different things in regards to these headers. We're gonna talk about the materials and construction of the headers themselves and the install, too. We'll talk more about this later, but I can tell you right now that long tube headers make for a difficult install, so I'm gonna call this one a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. These PaceSetter Long Tube Headers are gonna be the perfect option for those guys out there that are looking for a set of long tube headers for some performance and sound gains, but that are on a serious budget. Picking up a set of long tubes means a new mid-pipe as well, and possibly even some tuning expenses, so it can get expensive pretty quick. These headers have a one and three-fourths inch diameter and a one-piece flange as well. Getting into some specifics here, the first thing you're most likely noticing is that these are black. Now, this is black paint. It's not any type of coating that's gonna help with heat dissipation or power or anything like that. PaceSetter does this solely to protect the headers when they're in storage and during shipment, but it's also gonna create a different feel in the engine compartment when it comes to looks. If you're building more of a show car that has a little go, you might wanna check out some chrome or even ceramic-coated options, since they might suit you better. But if you're just looking for some power and more sound and aren't concerned with appearance, stay tuned. These have a 16-gauge carbon steel construction, and they're mandrel bent, which will help with smooth air flow. The header flanges, which I mentioned earlier, are CNC machine and they're three-eighths inch thick, so that's gonna give them some additional strength. One thing I'll say when it comes to long tubes, while a tune is not required, it's always gonna be your best bet when you switch over to a long tube setup. I say this because a tune here will not only help you get everything out of these expensive mods, but one of the main purposes with a tune with long tubes is to turn off the rear O2 sensors, so you won't be getting a "check engine" light. Now, if you really don't want a tune or it isn't in the budget since we are talking about budget shopping at this point, then you can get away with running some MIL eliminators to get around that "check engine" light. If you didn't know already, when you change your header setup to a long tube setup, you also need to change your mid-pipe to a shorty mid-pipe to work with the long tubes. These headers are specifically designed to work with a PaceSetter Shorty Mid-pipe. The PaceSetter mid-pipe is an H-pipe, so you can know you can expect a deeper sound than you get from an X-pipe. The other thing that I wanted to bring up is just know, when you're shopping on a budget, you might notice a few sacrifices that you end up having to make. A lot of times this comes out in the form of fitment issues and the budget-friendly option often times doesn't have some of the nicer features like scavenger spikes or nicer collectors. At the end of the day, though, these aren't necessarily things that are necessary to the header's function, so if you can live without them, then it's a go. That leads me to the price of these headers. As we all pretty much know, or you'd know if you've been shopping for long tubes, they can get pretty expensive. They're pricey, and they're difficult to install. The PaceSetter Long Tubes are priced much lower than any other option on the site. You're looking at under 300 bucks for the set and the corresponding shorty H-pipe that you'll need is under $200. So, in total, at the end of the day, you're looking at under $500 for a set of long tubes and a shorty mid-pipe. Two tips I will give, however, is that I have heard of the black paint coating that these have peeling after the headers have had some heat ran through them. If you wanna avoid this peel, you can always coat the headers yourself. If you don't mind the looks at all, then you don't even have to worry about it. The other thing I wanted to point out is that while these do come with gaskets, I'd highly recommend picking up a set of Ford gaskets for the install. They're just a hardier, better gasket. Either way, at the end of the day, you're looking at both power and sound gains here. Any power gains will change depending on your exact setup and tune situation, but usually, you can expect some top end gains with long tubes. And in addition to that, you're also gonna get an awesome change in your exhaust tone. As for the install on this one, long tubes are always gonna be a difficult install. I don't say this often, but if you don't have a helping hand or don't have much experience, it might be better to just take the car to a shop for the install. If you do tackle this yourself, it's gonna be a full three out of three wrenches on the scale and a day in the garage, especially considering you'll be installing a mid-pipe with these headers. You can do this on a jack and jack stands, but a lift would make it easier for sure. You're gonna need your toolbox for this one. You'll need an assortment of different sockets, wrenches, and extensions. You're looking at things like disconnecting the steering shaft, the starter, and removing the motor mounts to get enough room. A lot of the install requires working in some pretty tight areas, so while everything is straightforward, getting access and maneuverability in these areas is actually tricky. To make things easier, you're even looking at pushing the trans out of the way to get enough room, so having a helping a hand, in this case, is really gonna benefit you. But a day of wrestling and some pretty pennies spent on these mods is totally worth it in my opinion. So, wrapping things up here, the PaceSetter Long Tubes are one and three-fourths diameter, they're designed to work with a PaceSetter Shorty Mid-Pipe, and they're gonna offer both performance and sound gains. This option is as budget-friendly as it gets and the headers are painted black. You can check them out more for yourself right here at americanmuscle.com.

More Horsepower and Torque. Now you can improve the performance of your GT Mustang with a set of PaceSetter Black Long Tube headers for power you can feel throughout the RPM band. These Long Tube headers when combined with a PaceSetter shorty mid pipe will greatly improve your Mustangs exhaust flow for an increase in horsepower, torque, and throttle response.

Durable Construction. Manufactured from 1-3/4" mandrel bent 16-gauge carbon steel tubing for strength and unrestricted airflow, these PaceSetter Long Tube Mustang Exhaust headers feature CNC-machined 3/8" thick header flanges for additional strength and an OEM fit.

Black Painted Finish. These PaceSetter Headers feature a standard black painted finish, which is used to protect the headers during storage and shipment, as well as providing an aggressive appearance to your engine bay. This is not a heat-resistant coating.

Recommended Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that these Long Tube Headers have to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a Bama custom tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicle's computer (ECU) for proper operation.

Application. These PaceSetter Long Tube Headers are designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 Mustangs equipped with the modular 4.6L V8 engine, including the GT and Bullitt models. These Long Tube headers will require the use of a shorty style PaceSetter H-pipe for proper installation (See drop down option above).

Technical Note. This PaceSetter product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

What's in the Box
  • (1) Driver Side Header
  • (1) Passenger Side Header
  • (2) Gaskets
  • Installation Hardware
  • Installation Instructions
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Header Specifications
Header Type: Long Tube Tube Finish : Black
Type Mid Pipe Required: Shorty H-pipe Fitment: 2005-2010 GT and Bullitt

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DO THEY HAVE AN X PIPE THAT WILL WORK

duffy

  • At this time, pacesetter only offers an H pipe for the PaceSetter Black Long Tube Headers

    Rob D

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I have the pypes muffler delete on my mustang. Will these pacesetter headers and h-pype pacesetter fit along.

blackmustang23

  • The PaceSetter Black Long Tube Headers (05-10 GT) would require the PaceSetter Offroad H-Pipe (05-10 GT w/ Long Tube Headers), Item 51058, for proper installation to your factory catback exhaust. So if the Pypes Muffler Delete is installed onto your factory cat-back exhaust, you would just need the PaceSetter H-pipe for proper installation. http://www.americanmuscle.com/pacesetter-orhpipe-0510gt.html

    AMJEFF

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Does these headers come with header bolts or would I have to purchase some?

Devin

  • This kit will come with new headers bolts.

    AshleyK

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I have a 2010 gt, will I need o2 extensions to run these headers with the pacesetter off-road h pipe, also I see some are saying the gaskets are junk what gaskets do you recommend

Hop

  • Yes, the long tube headers push the holes for the o2 sensors further back, the BBK headers are some of the best gaskets in the market. here is a link to the site for the gaskets... http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-header-gaskets-0510gt.html

    AMwhitecobraadam

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Which catted x pipe would work with these long tubes?

Crob08

  • Hi, Unfortunately we do not currently carry a X-Pipe that is compatible with these pacesetter long tube headers, we only offer the PaceSetter Offroad H-Pipe Item# 51058 at this time. Here is the link http://www.americanmuscle.com/pacesetter-orhpipe-0510gt.html

    Chris J

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Will these headers and the matching H pipe fit with an automatic transmission?

Anonymous

  • Yes, these headers and h-pipe will work with an automatic transmission.

    AshleyK

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Customer Reviews (43) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 4.487179 4.5
  • Fit 4.358974 4.4



  • 1/5

    September 05, 2017

    Doesn't fit

    Tried Installing and then did not fit on my 2010 Mustang Gt automatic

    LuisF

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 23, 2017

    Nice headers for a decent price

    If you are trying to do a budget build for your exhaust these are the headers to go with! Be sure to get them ceramic coated if you don't want them to rust and want them to stay looking nice. The install was pretty straight forward, a lift will make it a lot easier than jack stands. My installer dropped the k-member making the install a ton easier! Plan on at least 3 to 4 hours for install.

    Leroy

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    July 13, 2017

    Pace Setters headers

    For the money, it's the absolute best mod for sound and performance!

    DerekW

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 24, 2017

    if you're up to the challenge

    my son and I installed these and a matching H-Pipe. The installation required removal of engine mounts, starter, intake, steering, etc. And jacking up the engine for clearance. We are not skilled mechanics, but we got it done. Took a solid 12 hour day, lots of profanity, lots of breaks to breathe and assess,,,,but the outcome was spectacular. The performance gain and sound was exactly what we were looking for. So the negatives,,,they are ugly and get a burnt corroded look pretty much immediately after install, They will smoke profusely for the first 100 miles until their coating burns off, If you don't torque them on, you'll blow a gasket (we had this problem and had to re-install one side with a new gasket, ugh), they only fit to the matching H-Pipe so not much mix and match options here. For the money though, its well worth it. Don't put them on your show car,,,put them on that mustang you bought your teenage son,,,,,

    Dougnval

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 06, 2017

    Very tricky to install

    I installed these by myself on jack stands. All I can suggest is make sure you jack the engine up as far as you can! Also maybe try to install the starter back in while the header is still loose so you can access that top pesky starter bolt. Of coarse you'll have to have the engine mount in there too, so I'm not sure how that'll work out, but I had a hella time accessing it as I had everything nice and tight. There are a couple spots that the stock studs won't work and hit the manifold so the supplied bolts will be needed instead. The gaskets it came with seemed to be heavy duty and the same quality as the Ford one's despite what others said about them. I had bought Ford gaskets prior and used them. Didn't want to waste the money. Headers didn't come with their 1/2 inch bushing for the dip stick they claim comes with the kit, nor the compound for the gaskets either. I managed to connect the drivers side o2 sensor without extension. Passenger side needed one. Unfortunately you have to shave the guide pins on the extension to make the connection to the car and the o2 sensor itself work. You don't need four o2 sensors if the rear ones are going to be shut off. Buy the plugs for the rear o2's.

    AllenS

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 01, 2017

    Excellent Fitment

    I would like to say these fit perfect with room to work around them. Not one(1) fitment issue. They have a great sound and easy installation. The starter,motor mounts,steering rod and dip stick had no issues at all being reinstalled.(Quit easy) Excellent product and they are cheap compared to others.

    RogerB

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 24, 2017

    Filling the difference

    I definitely felt the difference it was a great amount of difference but it was enough to feel it

    Mdamian

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    March 08, 2017

    install was time consuming

    I liked the product! Just did not like the gasket but other than that I would say I got the best bang for my buck. Along with the Sct got a great reponse

    RolandoR

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 01, 2017

    Sound amazing

    A lot easier to install on a lift. Have a nice good growl really happy with the purchase

    blackstang

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    February 22, 2017

    Solid product

    Bought these LTs over others because I couldn't see spending hundreds more for others. Yeah they are plain and not flashy but I wanted bang for the buck as I have other mods I want to do. I did install myself. I've been wrenching for 30 yrs now and have done a few sets of headers on old school stuff like GM and Mopars. They have their moments during install but with a more modern car I expected that. I put as many of the factory studs I could fit as the factory nuts have more of a locking feature than the supplied bolts. Used the Ford gaskets and everything finished up airtite. Don't know about gains as I'm putting some other goodies in. But the sound over stock is night and day. You can just hear the exhaust gases flying out the back at a significant difference. Try running around your yard with your hand over your mouth. The service at AM has no comparison with others. The prices here are extremely hard to beat. Those two features make this company stand alone. Keep it up AM!!!!

    NickP

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 20, 2017

    Good headers

    Great performance, these paired with high flow cats, o/r h pipe, and no mufflers got me 20hp and 50 ft/lbs of torque after I got it retuned on the dyno. The paint they come with sucks though. It will peel off.

    Tyneddelt

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    October 22, 2016

    Great product

    Sounds amazing fits good love the way they sound especially for the price

    Mustang52

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 28, 2016

    That sound though

    I gave it 4 stars on fit and finish because the h-pipe hangs down under the car, about an inch lower at the rear of the H-pipe. Other than that the system sounds amazing. In the morning when I go to work I have to idle down my neighborhood street so I don't wake the neighbors but once I get out on the highway... I'm grinning from ear to ear. I'm an ASE master certified mechanic and all of the techs that I work with say the car sounds perfect. A little rumble at an idle, loud under light acceleration and when I floor it, i'll put it this way, I don't have problems with tailgaters for long.

    05Gost

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 28, 2016

    carnut

    I have not had the chance to have them installed on my mustang yet,but I had them on my 02 Z28,they worked great,no problems at all.

    carlover

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 16, 2016

    Great header for the price

    Like everyone else said, the fitment takes a little wiggling but over all I didn't have that hard of a time installing the headers. it took me 7 and a half hours with a 1 hour lunch in the middle.but now my mustang sounds great. (Pacesetter header, o/r h pipe, and pype bomb axle backs)

    Daniel

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    Great Product

    The headers arrived within a few days of ordering. Fortunately another pair we purchased from a different site did not fit so by the time these Pacesetters arrived they could go right into the car. Cleared the steering column on the drivers side and was fabricated well enough to not hit the passenger motor mount. Compared to the first headers that did not fit, these Pacesetter headers went right in without any modifications. Oh and you can definitely hear a difference. A

    Tyler

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 10, 2016

    Love them

    I love tge way they sound really give you that response and awesome sound down the street breaking everyones neck.

    Gt

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 29, 2016

    Awsome!

    Awsome header love the style and great shipping American is best!

    Saleen1990

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 26, 2016

    Awesome headers

    If you want to make your mustang as loud as you can get it then these are the headers for you. My 2006 mustang gt sounds like a Stock Car. Love the sound and additional power. Pacesetter doesn't seem quite as quality as other brands but I'm not going to complain for the price. Love them so far.

    Bmike2882

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 03, 2016

    For the money you can't go wrong

    Like the title says you can't go wrong... Fitment was very good even after seeing the okay reviews on them.. Sounds amazing.. the install did suck so be prepared lol

    jarrod

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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