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Old 07-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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What brand of shorty header do y'all recommend considering bang for the buck.
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Most people are going to say Shortys are a waste of money cuz you don't get much if any power gain but they can be great if you just want to add looks to the engine.

That being said, I'm a big fan of the MAC headers.
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Most people are going to say Shortys are a waste of money cuz you don't get much if any power gain but they can be great if you just want to add looks to the engine.

That being said, I'm a big fan of the MAC headers.
They'll get about 10hp on a stock mustang without tune, and they make the exhaust sound better
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Yea most people are comparing them with longtubes tho. I guess they should be better than the stock headers
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Yea most people are comparing them with longtubes tho. I guess they should be better than the stock headers
Of course they're better than the hunks of rusty restrictive iron that ford motor company calls headers
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I am working on putting a set of bbk shorty headers on my 05 and it is a huge pain. Every step has had a new complication. My newest being that on each side I have a small gap between the headers and the motor about the width of a quater and im not sure what to do...how will it affect my car with the gaps?
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You'll have a huge exhaust leak and your engine will run too lean.. Maybe there's a gasket or something?
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Do you know of anything I can put on it without having to take the headers back off? Ive never had so many complications on a mod as I have with these headers
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You need to take them off and fix it. There is supposed to be a gasket in there. If you have a leak, the heat could damage electrical gear, not to mention it will really screw up your exhaust flow. They should bolt tight. Look into some install guides. Gasket sealant and locktite are a plus here.
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What brand of shorty header do y'all recommend considering bang for the buck.
I've had JBA's on my car since the day I bought mine new in 2006. I got it home and took them off and put them right on. No cracks loosening of hardware or any other problems.

And are smog legal if you live in a state like California.
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It has the gasket the problem is that on the stock headers there are cutouts around 2 other bolts that allow it to get around it but on the BBKs there isnt a cutout so its not allowing them to go all the way against the motor
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So alter the gasket or buy/ make a new one
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Are shorty headers the kind you can install without having to change anything? I too have been considering getting some for some time now.
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Yes they are. I have a set of pacesetters that I never installed if you want to buy them
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Yes they are. I have a set of pacesetters that I never installed if you want to buy them
Did you not like the pacesetters? That's what I'm considering getting
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It's not that so much as I'm lazy and the install is a lot of work.
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Yes they are. I have a set of pacesetters that I never installed if you want to buy them
how much do u want for them?
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It's not that so much as I'm lazy and the install is a lot of work.
Hey in terms of quality welds and construction is there any difference between the pypes and the pacesetters? Excluding the exterior finish
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