Adding a set of BBK long tube headers to your 1979-1993 Mustang is a great way to free up some horsepower and gain more torque from your 5.0 motor. These chrome headers replace your restrictive factory exhaust manifolds with wider diameter tubing that allows exhaust gases to flow quicker and easier resulting in improved performance. Each BBK full length exhaust header system has been designed and dyno tested at the BBK headquarters in Southern California for Maximimum performance. Results have shown an additional 15-20 rear wheel horsepower over stock.
High Quality Construction
This Mustang performance exhaust header kit has been CAD designed and dyno tested by BBK to ensure you get maximum power from your motor. These headers are manufactured from 1 5/8" mandrel bent tubing and feature a 3" collector with a leak-free ball and socket flange.
BBK full length headers require a BBK short X pipe or H pipe to complete installation to the cat-back exhaust system- see recommended additional parts.
Video: BBK Mustang Shorty & Long Tube Headers (1979 to Present)
Published on 2013-12-23
Looking for a set of either shorty style or long tube headers? Be sure to check out the BBK exhaust offerings for your Mustang. These are available for every late-model Mustang (1979 to current). Best of all the BBK headers are manufactured right here in the USA. Their years of experience and Mustang knowledge have led to great fit and finish!
BBK offers both long tube and shorty style headers for all 1979 to present Mustangs. This includes the 5.0L push rod engine found in Fox Body Mustangs, 4.6L SOHC & DOHC engines found in the SN95 and New Edge platforms and even the newer 3.7L V6 and 5.0L Coyote engines found in the S197 Stangs! You can rest assured that they will be one of the first to market with 2015 Mustang exhaust options as well. All headers are offered in chrome and ceramic coatings.
If you're looking to swap out the factory exhaust manifolds on your Mustang for a set of aftermarket headers, you need to take a close look at the offerings from BBK Performance. They're manufactured proudly right here in the USA using state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. That way you get the best fit and finish every time.
They're available in a couple of different configurations, one being the very common short style header, often known as shorty header. They're intended to be a direct replacement for your factory manifolds, and attached to your factory mid-pipe or any aftermarket mid-pipe that was designed to fit factory manifolds. These are also available in the long tube header design, which will give you more power and torque, and they're designed to be used with BBK's matching mid-pipe, either H or X, your choice.
Any header is available in a brilliant chrome finish, or the high performance ceramic coating. Every BBK header features a thick laser-cut flange and heavy wall seamless drawn tubing. And when you open the box you've got a brand new set of exhaust gaskets and all needed installation hardware.
When it comes time to put headers on your Mustang, pick up a set of BBK Performance headers at LatemodelRestoration.com.
Video: Mustang Headers: Shorty Vs Long-Tube - Which Is Best For You?
Published on 2014-02-04
Are you on the fence about the age old questions of shorty headers vs long tube headers -- which do you need? Let us help you put some of the myths to bed and help you make an educated decision when it comes to selecting shorty and long-tube headers! In this video Jmac will show you some of the pros and cons of both style exhaust manifolds.
Here at LatemodelRestoration.com we have a wide selection of Shorty and Long Tube Headers for all years, makes and special edition Mustangs. This includes Fox Body, SN-95, New Edge & S197 Mustangs. You can count on us to be one of the first to carry aftermarket performance headers for the new 2015+ Mustangs as these new S550 platforms start hitting the streets.
We also carry a wide selection of engine swap headers that help you swap out our current motor for a 351W based engine or the very powerful 5.0L Coyote motor.
Click on the link at the top to see our full selection of Mustang headers options!
You're going to have a decision to make when it comes to selecting a new set of headers for your Mustang-- shorties or long tubes. Well, I'm going to go ahead and put it out there, before we get into the differences, that long tubes do make more power and torque versus a shorty header. So why would anybody ever purchase a shorty header? There's actually several reasons.
We all know that factory manifolds are restrictive and not the best for making power. Shorty headers do remove most of the restrictions and add in larger diameter tubing. That way, you get the extra exhaust flow, which is going to give you your more power.
Shorty headers also offer a lower price point compared to long tube headers, and they're a direct replacement design, meaning they'll bolt directly to your factory cylinder head and to your existing mid pipe; you don't have to change that out. Also, another big plus is you'll have plenty of working room later, down the road, when it comes time to service your Mustang, be it a simple starter replacement or a complete clutch job.
If you're the type of person that likes to eke out every last horsepower from your Mustang, then you need to look at the long tube header design. The downsides to the long tube header revolve around the fact that they take up more space, meaning there's less room to work later down the road when it comes time to service your Mustang. This could make a simple starter swap a lot more compact, and it sometimes even requires that you loosen or completely remove a long tube header to service your transmission or clutch.
Luckily, the majority of long tube headers available today will fit your Mustang without any major modifications, meaning you're not going to have to beat up your frame rails or floor pan to get them to clear. Long tube headers allow the exiting exhaust poles to help pull in the incoming air fuel charge, also known as the scavenging effect. This is where the majority of their added power and torque come from. Regardless of the header design you choose, latemodelrestoration.com is your choice for Mustang exhaust upgrades.
I had some help geeing these installed. The driver side went in from underneath with no issues at all. The passenger side header required lifting the engine up a bit to get it passed the starter mount and relocating an a/c line just a bit higher so it wouldn't touch the header. They were then mounted to the matching bbk H-pipe (took some manhandling). The finished product gave noticeable pick up throughout the rpm range and a beautiful sound. Well worth the time and effort. I live in the middle of nowhere in Canada, so I was very happy when all the parts and hardware arrived at my door in a timely fashion. Thank-you Latemodel Restoration.
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Product fits and sounds great
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Product looks great, fits great, and sounds great. They're good for scavenging; a few extra horsepower you need.
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LOVE THEM!! WORTH EVERY PENNY
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got it in a couple days and put them on SOUNDS AMAZING
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