Exhaust Question About Headers...?

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Hatchback, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Hatchback

    Hatchback New Member

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    Hey I was looking on CjPonyParts earlier and while looking at long tube headers for 5.0L foxbody mustangs I saw that some of them said in brackets (for automatic). I wasn't aware that there was a difference between 5 speed and auto cars when it comes to headers.. If someone could shed some light on this that would be awesome as I have found some long tube headers local for sale and they are out of a 5 speed car and mine is an automatic..

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah the ones for automatics flare out a bit wider to clear the trans i have auto headers on my manual car
     
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    Ye, the auto headers will alsi fir the manual car but not vice versa
     
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    Yep. Doesn't matter for shorty headers but you need auto specific LT headers as the AOD is much wider than a T5. BBK makes a decent LT header- get ceramic coated if you can afford it.
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies, looks like I'll be getting some auto headers then, which probably wouldn't be a bad idea anyways if I decide to swap to a 5 speed. Is there any way to tell apart automatic headers from 5 speed headers from just looking at them laying on the ground?

    I'll attatch a picture of the ones I'm looking at. They look rough but a nice blast and new coat of heat paint and they'll be fine. I'm just not sure if they are automatic or 5 speed headers, the seller doesn't know.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe
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