This part is 50-state legal - CARB E.O. #: D-245-16
These 1 5/8 in. shorty headers from BBK will help your 1996-04 4.6L Mustang produce an extra 8 to 15 horsepower. Constructed from high quality mandrel-bent steel tubing with 3/8 in. thick die-stamped flanges. These Mustang unequal length shorty headers also feature a bright polished finish, are stamped with the BBK logo and also come complete with header bolts, studs, and a fresh pair of gaskets. No welding or cutting, these headers are direct bolt on to your 4.6L!
- Chrome Plated finish steel tubes, 1 5/8" diameter
- Laser cut and die stamped flanges
- Lighter than cast iron manifolds
- Bolts to stock exhaust pipes
- Includes gaskets, bolts and studs
- Made in the USA!
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 bought this and I am happy with the sound and glad everything was direct fit!
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Good looking Headers with a Quality fit
Ricardo R. on
I've always been a fan of BBK's Quality & fitment and these are no exception. They have thought ahead and made some of the harder to reach bolts slotted but these are still a pain to install with the engine in the car. They took me the better part of the day to get these installed but once they are in they make a noticeable difference in the way the car sounds and performs, at least at the seat of the pants. Do yourself a favor and get #LRS-9450A at the same time since the kit does not come with this gasket which results in an exhaust leak. A set of #M9432A54 Locking Header Bolts would be a nice addition as well so that you never have to touch these again, and trust me, you will not want to
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Replaced engine so while out new headers
Chad K. on
Had my engine blow so had to get a new engine put in so while it was out got the BBK headers and so far they sound great don't feel much power but still braking in the engine The bad was the package came and didn't see till later that the collection was dented.
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