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Old 03-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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My exhaust manifold or headers have cracked and now making a ticking noise in the engine bay. I have read somewhere that you can put on older manifolds from the previous model and that they are better. True or false? Better or not?
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I'm pretty sure your car came with an exhaust manifold. Unless you are switching to a set of stock shorty headers you won't see much gains. And even if you are switching to a set of stock shorty header there still won't be much of a gain if any at all. Would recommend just getting oem replacement for best fitment. If you really want you could get some aftermarket shorty headers.
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My exhaust manifold or headers have cracked and now making a ticking noise in the engine bay. I have read somewhere that you can put on older manifolds from the previous model and that they are better. True or false? Better or not?

Yes. You can get the stock shorty headers off the 94-98 v6 mustangs.
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You could always take them to a shop and pay a couple bucks to weld them where they were cracked if it's a minor crack like mine were. It works like a charm better then spending a couple hundred or something if it's only your DD
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Are the older model headers better than the newer ones??
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Are the older model headers better than the newer ones??

Definitely, because they're actually headers, not exhaust manifolds like 99-04 are. Plus, you can get them CHEAP at a junkyard.
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Definitely, because they're actually headers, not exhaust manifolds like 99-04 are. Plus, you can get them CHEAP at a junkyard.

Thanks for the info man! Will get them soon!
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Thanks for the info man! Will get them soon!

No problem man, just one more thing, i read somewhere on here the 94-98 are 1/4" larger where they connect to the midpipe, so you may need a shop to help you adapt them, or maybe you can do it yourself? That's the one thing I don't know how to get around. Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge on this will chime in soon.
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http://m.mustangforums.com/forum/sho...=283370&page=2
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the collector outlet of the 96 manifolds is 1/4 bigger. My 01 factory was more of a log type. If I can find comparison pics, I will post them
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