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Shorty headers for a 1999 Mustang

My son needs to replace the manifold on his 1999 GT. He decided to put shorty headers on it. (He cannot afford to replace his Bassani X-pipe and Long tubes)
He is looking at the BBK equal length shorty headers.
Is the Ceramic coated headers worth the extra $100?

Does anyone else have suggestions for Shorty headers. Cost is a factor for him.



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I have the Chrome ones. They are holding up just fine. I've had them on for a year now and I do not see any flaking or rusting so far.

If he isn't going longtubes I would recommend stock replacements but if he is set on the shorties then the Chrome BBks will be just fine.


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He's gonna have a really fun time installing them. R&R of the stock manifolds can be done by simply unbolt ing the motor mounts and lifting/tilting the engine one side at a time to get the necessary clearance and room to work. Installing equal length shorties pretty much requires one of the following: 1) Pull the engine and install them outside of the car, or 2) support the engine from above and drop the K member. Most people opt for #2. There just isn't really any room to work or gain proper access to some of the bolts otherwise.


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Thanks for the feedback. The extra $100 is a lot for a 17 year old so glad to hear the Chrome is ok.
If he was just replacing them to have headers I would talk him into waiting. but since he is needing to replace them I am fine with him doing the shorty headers.


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He's gonna have a really fun time installing them. R&R of the stock manifolds can be done by simply unbolt ing the motor mounts and lifting/tilting the engine one side at a time to get the necessary clearance and room to work. Installing equal length shorties pretty much requires one of the following: 1) Pull the engine and install them outside of the car, or 2) support the engine from above and drop the K member. Most people opt for #2. There just isn't really any room to work or gain proper access to some of the bolts otherwise.
I will let him know that. Be a good learning experience for him.


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