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Pypes 1-5/8-Inch Shorty Headers; Polished (05-10 V6)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a closer look at Pypes polished shorty header for the 4L V6 motor found in the 2005-2010 Mustangs. So why would you want to use a shorty header vs a long tube header? Well for one, a shorty header is a great entry level header and will still be a solid upgrade over your ultra restrictive cast iron factory manifolds. Secondly, they’re going to be the more budget friendly option of the two, and install much easier, thanks to the fact that these shorty headers are a direct bolt on replacement meaning you won’t have to modify your factory mid pipe like you would if you used a set of long tubes. So even though you won’t make quite as much power using a shorty header vs a long tube, the difference in power and sound vs your stock manifolds still make them a very popular choice with many 4.0L V6 owners out there. When first looking at this system from Pypes you’ll notice the whole system is made from 100% 304-grade stainless steel, and features 1/8 and 5/8th “ mandrel bent tubing to help improve that exhaust flow. Another thing I always seem to notice on Pypes products is their quality TIG welds, and the same is true on this setup, great penetration on both the flange welds and the collector welds as well, meaning a quality product that won’t be prone to failure down the road. That polished finish is a nice touch as well because even though these headers aren’t immediately obvious as soon as you pop the hood, you still get a good view of them when taking a closer look under the hood, and that’s sure to add to any engine bay. Doing the install on any set of headers can be a little intense, so it’s best to set aside a full day just to tackle the job. A lot of you on the site have also pointed out how well these Pypes shorties actually fit, making the install go a lot easier. So in the end, what you can expect from using Pypes polished shorty headers, is a slight bump in both power and sound, especially if you choose to pair your shorties up with some other form of exhaust modification. Be sure to check them out right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Increases Horsepower and Torque
      • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
      • 304 Polished Stainless Construction
      • Bright Polished Finish
      • Fits 2005-2010 4.0L V6 Mustangs

      Description

      Free Up Horsepower and Torque. Replace those heavy and restrictive cast iron factory exhaust manifolds with a set of Pypes free flowing, lightweight, stainless steel shorty headers that will allow your Pony to breath better than stock for more power.

      Durable Construction. Manufactured from 1-5/8" mandrel bent 304 stainless steel tubing for strength and improved airflow, these Pypes Shorty Mustang Exhaust headers feature a one piece 3/8" thick header flange for additional strength and an OEM fit. Pypes headers are then polished to a bright finish for impressive under hood styling.

      Application. Designed as a direct bolt on, these Pypes Shorty Headers will bolt straight up in the stock location to the factory Mid-Pipe without any modifications on the 2005 to 2010 4.0L V6 to improve exhaust flow and sound.

      Technical Note: Check local ordinances to ensure that this Pypes product is legal for use in your state.

      Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

      Pypes HDR56S

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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Driver Side Header
      • (1) Passenger Side Header

      Tech Specs

      Header Specifications
      Header Type: Short Tube Finish : 304 Stainless Steel
      Type Mid Pipe Required: Standard Fitment: 2005-2010 V6 Mustangs
      4.4

      Customer Reviews (74)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 74 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $250-$500





      • November 17, 2019

        5 2009 V6 - Mustang96 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Looks great, sounds great!

        When I first bought these I was unsure of how much it was gonna change the sound or the power but boy was I surprised. While not the loudest, these things give your Mustang a great rumble with no drone and can definately make some noise. I was also impressed when I first stepped on it. It definately pushed me into my seat more than beforehand. I had a shop install mine due to not having a lift but from what I heard they fit well and the install was pretty easy

        Helpful (3)
      • November 16, 2019

        5 2008 V6 - Sean77 Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $250-$500

        Great job Pypes

        I had these installed on my V6 today and they are already turning a (wonderful) golden color. After a lot of research I bought a set of these to go with my complete exhaust replacement and I am very pleased with them. The shop where I had it done said they had to do some slight modification and trim a minor bracket to put them on but it was not going to cause any issues. I look forward to getting it on the highway and seeing what the performance difference is.

        Helpful (3)
      • June 06, 2019

        3 2006 V6 - Cam Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great header just gave me some problems

        It's really high quality and has a little affect on the sound but it's hard to notice, I'm assuming mostly because I still have cats and a single exit exhaust. Also having the extra bolt holes compared to the stock and other aftermarket headers gave me some trouble as one of the bolt holes aren't used and was hard to get a bolt in. And better instructions would've been nice

        Helpful (1)
      • March 30, 2019

        5 2007 V6 - SonerY

        Good quality

        I havent put yet but solid nice headers good quality

        Helpful (2)
      • March 21, 2019

        5 2005 V6 - AustinC Installation Time: Full Day

        Looks good

        They arrived with all the parts and no visible damage. Haven't put them on yet because the old ones are ON THERE. waiting for access to a lift but the detailed instructions on the website allow you to do it by yourself without a lift if you can get the old bolts off.

        Helpful (2)
      • February 22, 2019

        2 2009 V6 - Ta1on

        No change in sound

        Spent close to $700 to buy these and get them installed. And it sounds the exact same. Huge waste of money. Only way to make sound out of these engines is longtubes and deleting cats. My exhaust setup is pypes true dual x pipe conversion kit, slp loudmouths and pypes shorty headers. And it sounds pretty much the same when I had my Mac boom tube axleback.

        Helpful (1)
      • February 02, 2019

        5 2005 V6 - EDWARDF Installation Time: Full Day

        05 mustang

        I got the shorty headers and matched them with pypes mid muffler true dual pipes it's the perfect setup for me there loud when on the gas hard and a nice deep rumble when rolling around town! I put them on my self every thing was straight forward took a good part of a day to do everything!

        Helpful (4)
      • January 11, 2019

        5 2010 V6 - Mattmatt Installation Time: Afternoon

        GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE $$

        Look great, easy install, Pypes makes wonderful products that last, have been using there products for years.

        Helpful (1)
      • January 08, 2019

        5 2006 V6 - CliffordT

        Go Pypes!

        Great fit! Sounds awesome! Installed while my pony was in the barn for the winter. Looking forward to that first spring day to get out and let her roar! Easy install if you have a stud puller.

        Helpful (1)
      • September 10, 2018

        1 2010 V6 - JakeG Installation Time: Full Day

        Didn’t go on at all

        Went to deattch bolts and exhaust manifold wouldn’t come off

        Helpful (1)

      Questions & Answers (33 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      to work with orginal cats?

      • These headers are a direct replacement for your stock manifolds and you can reuse your stock mid-pipe with cats no problem. Hope this helps!

      Helpful (3) Show 2 more answers

      Do you have to have duel exaust? i am very new to this and want to have something tha looks cool when i lift the hood

      • Nope, these do not require dual exhaust for installation. These headers will replace your stock manifolds and bolt right to the factory mid-pipe without any modifications!

      Helpful (3) Show 4 more answers

      Is this California legal

      • Unfortunately these headers are not CARB legal at this time.

      Helpful (2)

      Will u be able to pass smog cuz u still gave cat or no cuz no carb number I live in Cali

      • Unfortunately the Pypes shorty headers not 50 state legal and installing these on your vehicle will cause you to fail the smog test

      Helpful (2)

      What is the difference? I know people say that theres some horsepower and more rumble. But how much different is it? If not then do long tubes work on true duals?

      • HP wise its only a few. MAYBE +15 MAX! but sound wise its a MASSIVE difference. long tubes work but take the place of your cats. if you're in a state that requires them you can get in a LOT of trouble for it. i have the JBA headers and BBK conversion on MY 05 V6 and they are AMAZING!

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      10 More Questions
      Do we have to buy Header Gaskets Separately 0 answer
      Are these compatible with the bbk dual exhaust conversion kit without other modifications? 1 answer
      I was wondering if these will work if I have already installed the Pypes True Dual Mid Muffler exhaust? Or would it be better since I have already converted to dual exhaust to go with long tube headers? 0 answer
      I have the Pypes Cut and Clamp X-Pipe on my 2005 V6 mustang, and i believe i have the stock Cats, this should bolt right up right? And also which muffler would give me the best and loudest sound that would bolt right up to my midpipe? 1 answer
      Are these legal in Arizona? 1 answer
      I have a 2005 4.0 mustang with pypes true dual exhaust system. It keeps the original cats but after the cats it turns into a Y pipe and m-80 mufflers. With the Pypes 1-5/8 in. Polished Shorty Headers bolt up to my current setup? 1 answer
      Hi Do they come with both gaskets . Thanks Pete 1 answer
      Are these legal in the state of North Carolina? 1 answer
      Do you need to use a torque wrench to install these or would a regular ratchet work? If so, what should the wrench be set to? 1 answer
      Hi i have a 2005 V6, fitted duel exhuasts and Airaid CAI and airaid throttle body spacer. Think i need this to pull it all togeather .Will this give my 4.0 a deep sound, and give me a tad more punch Many thanks Pete 1 answer

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10