Adding a set of Kooks super street shorty headers to your 2011-2014 Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote motor adds both horsepower and torque. These direct fit performance headers replace your stock exhaust manifolds to give you increased exhaust flow which increases power. This 100% bolt on kit is a great way to get your exhaust sounding louder for that true American muscle car sound! Power gains of up to 10+ horsepower has been seen on test vehicles.
Made of 304 stainless steel, these Kooks Mustang shorty headers feature 1 7/8" primaries, 3" collectors, and 3/8" thick flanges for maximum performance. Being a direct replacement, you do not have to worry about cutting or welding to get them to fit. Installation is quick and easy with the included gaskets, hardware, and instructions.
- 2011-2014 Mustang GT
- 2012-2013 Mustang Boss 302
Kooks Custom Headers introduced a great Mustang exhaust solution when they released the Super Street Series shorty headers for the 11-14 Mustang GT & Boss 302. These headers are a direct bolt on install and don't require any custom tuning. Best of all you pick up roughly 10 HP and can still keep your factory mid pipe and catalytic converters.
0:00:00 - 0:00:17 LatemodelRestoration.com is your source for all of your 5.0L coyote performance needs. Just like these Kooks shorty headers. Wait! Shorty headers? That’s right; they're not long tube headers. And yes your 2011-14 GT or boss 302 does come from the factory with shorty headers.
0:00:17 - 0:00:46 Difference is these have 1 7/8 inch primaries that allow for that extra flow to give you extra power. Plus these don't require a tune and they will bolt to your factory mid pipe or any aftermarket mid pipe that is intended to be used with the stock headers. Included in the box is a set of steel shim gaskets along with two sets of 10mm bolts. One set of fine thread the other course thread because Ford did change the faster style a couple of times between 2011-2014.
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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've had these for about 4 months now, by themselves they make 12-15 hp. add an offroad x and they make 15-20 more peak hp. Combined #'s are 30-35 hp. That's long tube power without the hassle of longtubes! The sound will change you get a little more growl. Install difficulty is the same as longtubes, but worth it if you want to keep your cats. A quality product! Now go get a pair, or get used to seeing my tail lights......
Kooks Custom Headers - Get Kookin with Kooks
Kooks Custom headers has been making quality custom headers since 1962. Kooks Headers is a family owned and operated company which has prided itself on making the highest, most horsepower production header and exhaust systems for your Mustang & SVT Lightning. From drag to circle track, road racing, motorcycle, and even offshore boats, Kook’s Headers has helped set records and win races. Some of the biggest and most dominant names in NHRA, ADRL, IHRA, NMCA, NMRA, NASCAR, SCCA, and NASA and continue to run Kook’s headers and win championships.
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2006 Mustang GT. I bought the car new in 06 with 1 mile. It has a steeda suspension, JBA exhaust, C&L CAI, U/D pullys, Ford Racing: Heads, cams, 3vlv intake. Braided hoses, and moroso tanks. It rides ...