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Stainless Power 1-7/8 in. Long Tube Catted Headers (15-19 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases Horsepower and Torque
    • Long Tube Header Design
    • High-Flow Catalytic Converters Included
    • 1-7/8" Primary Tubes with 3" Collector
    • 3" Catted Connection Pipes (Steps Down to 2.5")
    • Free Flowing Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • 304 Stainless Steel Construction - Natural Finish
    • Intended for Off-Road, Track Use Only
    • 24-Month Guarantee on Material and Workmanship
    • Designed by Stainless Works
    • Fits Left Hand Drive Models Only
    • Fits 2015-2019 GT Mustangs with Factory 2.5" Exhaust

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with a review of the Stainless Power Long Tube Catted Headers available for 2015 and up S550 GT Mustangs. In this video, we're going to be looking at a few different things in regards to these headers. We're going to talk about the materials and construction of the headers themselves and the install, too. I'll talk more about this later on, but I can tell you right now that long tube headers make for a difficult install, so I'm going to call this one a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The Stainless Power Catted Long Tube Headers are going to be a good option for someone looking for a natural finish stainless steel long tube that's going to maintain the use of cats and maintain three-inch connection pipes, but that'll step down to two-and-a-half inches for a cat-back. The connection pipes that come with these headers are three-inch catted pipes that have a step down which means that you'll need a two-and-a-half inch cat-back. Long tube headers are going to offer both performance and sound gains, but the end result of your headers will depend on the rest of your setup. The runners on these particular headers are one-and-seven-eighths inch which is slightly different than the one-and-three-quarter inch offering. Traditionally you see forced induction cars running larger runners and NA cars running smaller runners, but I wouldn't really say that that's a hard and fast rule especially with the new Coyotes. So you don't have to have a power adder to run a one-and-seven-eighths inch diameter. You just need to keep in mind your current mods and the goals you have for your car when you're looking around as well as what going with this size runner will do to your power band with the mods that you have. If you have some bolt-ons and you're still NA, you might see a hit on your low-end torque. Once you spin the Coyote motor up the larger diameter is going to help keep things moving, so what you're going to see are top end gains. Getting into specifics here, these are a 304 stainless steel header that has a natural or raw finish which is going to be different than a chrome or ceramic coated header. It obviously doesn't have the polished appearance that a chrome header would have. While these do not have a ceramic coating either, they are made from that 304 stainless steel tubing, so you won't have to worry about corrosion. This is mandrel bent tubing which is going to help with smoother air delivery. The header flanges here are also laser cut, and they do that to prevent leaks and create a good fit. The primary tubes then merge down to a three-inch collector with Venturi style merge spikes that are going to optimize exhaust flow. Then, you have your connection pipes here. Like I said earlier they're three-inch and they are catted, and they're going to step down to two-and-a-half inches. That means you can bolt up your factory cat-back or an aftermarket two-and-a-half inch one, so you have some flexibility there.If we move on to price, as we all pretty much know, or you'd know if you've been shopping for long tubes, that they're pretty much going to be a solid investment. They're pricy, and they're difficult to install. This option from Stainless Power since they are a higher quality item made from great materials are going to be on the more expensive side. Not to mention the one and seven-eighths inch option that we have here is going to be slightly more expensive, which isn't unusual to see when you compare it to a smaller runner. You do tend to see that the larger runners cost more than the smaller runners, but not usually by very much at all. You're looking at spending just over $1100 for a set of these right here, but you do have to keep in mind all the benefits and power that you'll be getting from this setup. And to put things in perspective, it's not just these headers are going to be expensive. You're going to be looking at headers costing very close to or over $1000 anyway no matter what brand you go with. As for the install on this one, long tubes are always going to be a difficult install. I don't say this often but if you don't have a helping hand or you 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 going to be a full three out of three wrenches on the scale and a day in the garage. You're going to need your toolbox for this one with an assortment of different sockets, wrenches, and extensions. You're looking at things like disconnecting the steering shaft, dropping the starter and removing a motor mount. A lot of this install obviously requires working in some pretty tight areas, so while everything is straightforward, getting access and maneuverability in these areas is actually tricky which is why you need to pull a motor mount on one side so you can raise the motor slightly with a jack to give you some more room. Having a helping hand, in this case, is really going to benefit you. But a day of wrestling and some pretty pennies spent on these mods is totally worth it in my opinion.Wrapping things up with the Stainless Power Long Tube Catted Headers, these are 304 stainless steel headers with one-and-seven-eighths inch runners and three-inch collectors that run down to three-inch connection pipes that'll step down to two-and-a-half inches. As usual, you can check them out more online for yourself right here at americanmuscle.com.

    More Horsepower And Torque. Does your GT Mustang spend equal time on the street, strip and track? Then you really need to replace those restrictive cast factory manifolds with a set of Stainless Power Long Tube Headers for the power you need to defeat your competition. Stainless Power Headers feature a pair of high flow catalytic converters and venturi style merge spikes to optimize exhaust flow as well as improve exhaust scavenging. As a result, these Long Tube Headers will dramatically increase the rear wheel horsepower and torque of your Pony throughout the entire RPM range. Stainless Power's Long Tube Catted Headers are perfect for those GT owners who are on a quest for more power and better performance, without the need of breaking their piggy banks.

    High Flow Catalytic Converters. Stainless Power's high flowing catalytic converters are engineered to outperform the restrictive stock cats. The included high flow catalytic converters provide a significant increase in exhaust flow for a measured improvement in horsepower and torque at the rear wheels.

    Superior Construction. Stainless Power Headers are manufactured to Stainless Works exact design specifications. Stainless Power Headers are CNC mandrel bent from 1-7/8" diameter, 304 stainless steel tubing for excellent exhaust flow and long lasting corrosion resistance. These Long Tube Headers feature TIG welded construction, as well as laser cut 3/8" header flanges for additional strength and leak-free performance.

    24-Month Guarantee. Stainless Power is Stainless Works value-line brand of exhaust products designed for the cost conscious consumer that wants a high-quality product at a reasonable price. Stainless Power is so confident in the quality of their Long Tube Headers that they are backed by a 24-Month guarantee on material and workmanship.

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

    Application. These Stainless Power Long Tube Catted Headers are specifically designed to fit the 2015 to 2019 GT Mustang equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC V8 engine. These headers and connector pipes are a direct bolt on to the stock 2.5" exhaust system.

    Technical Note. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; intended for off road use only.These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver Side Header
    • (1) Passenger Side Header
    • (1) Driver Side Connection Pipe
    • (1) Passenger Connection Pipe
    • (2) High-Flow Catalytic Converters
    • (4) Clamps
    • (2) O2 Extensions
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Header Specifications
    Header Type: Long Tube Type Mid Pipe Required: Stock Factory
    Material: Stainless Steel Finish: Natural
    Catalytic Converter: "Yes" - For off-road use only Fitment: 2015-2017 GT Mustangs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 19
    • GT - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

    These Headers are intended for left hand drive applications only. These Long Tube Headers are for 15-17 GT Mustangs with the factory Cat-Back Exhaust.

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    5 Top Rated Questions

    Does this kit come with header bolts? Or reusing the factory bolts?

    • The Stainless Power 1-7/8 in. Long Tube Catted Headers will re-use your existing header bolts from your factory headers. This will not include an additional set of header bolts.

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    Would you say this makes a loud raspy sound or a deep muscle car grumble?

    • These will carry a louder exhaust note than deep.

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    Will this fit my 2019 with the 3in Active Corsa Xtreme with the with the 2.5in front Adapter?

    • Unfortunately, we have not yet confirmed fitment with the 2019 models at this point in time.

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    Would these headers fit the Corsa sports Catback on my 2016 Mustang GT?

    • The Stainless Power 1-7/8 in. Long Tube Catted Headers would be compatible with your Corsa Cat-Back exhaust.

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    I have 2015 Gt with the 3 inch borla atak will it fit? If not is there are a away to make it fit perfectly?

    • As long as your cat-back steps down to a 2.5" these headers will fit yes.

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    Customer Reviews (11) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Weekend

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Loudness / Volume 4.545455 4.5
    • Exhaust Note 4.818182 4.8
    • Fit & Finish 4.636364 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.818182 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      September 02, 2018

      Great mod

      If you’re looking for an aggressive sound. Well this is it. Pair them up with the Corsa Sport Catback and it sounds amazing. You do feel a slight lost of power at the low end but it feels more responsive at the higher rpms. Cold starts are a work of art. It’s like waking up the a beast every morning. Your neighbors might start hating you. Lol

      AlfonsoS

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      August 14, 2018

      Great headers for the money

      These headers paired with my Magnaflow Street Series cat back sound amazing. I usually work on my own cars but, when it came to installing the headers, I brought them to my local performance shop and had them installed professionally along with a custom dyno tune. The headers look great installed and fit perfectly. With only headers, 3" catback and cold air intake, my 17 PP GT put down 425hp/390tq to the wheels!

      ShawnV

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      July 25, 2018

      Awsome Power Gain

      I purchased the headers and had them installed recently. The installer said it was a relatively easy install. Looking from under the hood down, the bay is full and also full of power gain. I was amazed at the amount of noticeable power. I have to say it was money well spent.

      15Mustangcrazy

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 21, 2018

      Perfect.

      Fitment was perfect. No issues on the install. Sounds amazing. Definitely a must have.

      Christopher

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      April 26, 2018

      Good value and bang for the buck.

      Stainless Works did the design and materials and the cost is less. Look to be of really good quality I will be installing soon.

      DavidN

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      March 19, 2018

      Stainless Power

      I think these headers are a good bang for the buck.. sounds amazing, I was going to get the Kooks, however I am very happy with these.

      Ravi

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 04, 2018

      loud as can be

      I absolutly love this product! I have these headers paired with bola attak 3'' exhaust and man does it scream! these headers made the difference in sound. if you want everybody and there mother to hear you, these are what you need. my neihbors now hate me but its worth it for these headers. only down side is I did notice a slight loss in low end tq

      ColbyW

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 07, 2017

      creates great power, sound is so great.

      if you know your way around the garage you can put these on, fit is great and looks great under the hood. everything went together really well. Stainless Works - works!! they created a great kit.

      KevinG

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      December 10, 2016

      Incredible

      Me and a friend installed them in my garage over a weekend. The difference between the stock headers and these are absolutely massive. I thought my Mustang was loud before but I sure was proven wrong when I fired it up after the install. Just idling you can hear the power coming from the exhaust. My cold starts where so beautifully loud that BAMA had to dial them back because apparently my Home Owners Association doesn't appreciate it like I do at 5AM every morning. Besides the sound, the power and results just blew me away. It's an entirely different car and I was not prepared for what I was going to witness. You can feel the massive increase immediately. It's not a small increase either, it's noticeably large and I love it. Like my buddy always said regarding performance parts... There's your bolt ons, there's your tune, then there is headers. Buckle up.

      SteveK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 14, 2016

      Great power gains.

      The headers come out with very good quality in all points. I would not even notice they are manufacture overseas. I can feel an increase in power together with a tune from Bama. The engine is more responsive and also my Borla Stype catback is a bit louder at WOT only but still sounds fantastic, like a race car. I have received lots of compliments about the sound. My only issue is that the passenger side header is slightly touching the frame when I turn left causing small vibrations. But I'm pretty sure I will be able to fix it.

      Bgarciaz

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 15, 2016

      Quality at a reasonable price

      I had a local shop install the headers which did take longer than anticipated. Considering the cost and the gain in performance these are a must have. My 2015 GT put down 427hp and 408tq to the tire with a combo of cold air intake, headers and catback exhaust, all of this on 91 pump gas and cutom tune.

      Karn

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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