I was curious about something. I have a 1999 Mustang v6 3.8L. Im thinking about getting Headers. What will the headers do for my car? And where can I get it installed?

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Asked by Oct 26, 2012 at 08:20 PM about the 1999 Ford Mustang STD Coupe

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I was curious about something. I have a 1999 Mustang v6 3.8L. Im thinking about getting Headers. What will the headers do for my car? And where can I get it installed? Is this something that can be done in an exhaust shop or what???

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What is your goal? There are better investments that will yield better results, check into a tuner (computer tweaking on a dyno). Headders on an engine are after you improve intake / fuel increases. There are optimal tuning gurus that can help you. Just google tuning the 3.8 mustang.

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Mark speaks the truth ! ! ! The car has to breath before it can exhale.

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I would put an intake and exhaust on first,and a chip.if u swap out the rear end gears its like day and night. I did this to my 2002 v6 and I smoked gts.

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Before making any mods I suggest you make sure the heads are in good shape. While he 3.8 is a good motor the heads do have a tendency to warp on certain model years.

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What kind of chip should I get? I already have cold air intake and custom exhaust

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If you have the intake and exhaust I would switch the rear gears.its a big difference.

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What does that mean? What are the rear gears of my car? My 99 Mustang is an automatic

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Here are some stats on Mustang Performance It my be better to just upgrade to a Cobra cost wise... 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 0-60 mph: 5.4 sec Quarter Mile: 13.9 sec 1999 Ford Mustang V6 0-60 mph: 8.6 sec Quarter Mile: 16.5 sec 1999 Ford Mustang GT 0-60 mph: 5.5 sec Quarter Mile: 14.1 sec

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It's your rear axle.take it to a performance shop that does mustangs and ask them. It's about$1000-$2000. Price may be different for auto,year,and where you live. Depends on what your looking for speed wise. The other had a good point.if you want a lot might be better to go cobra. I did

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