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I saw some JBA Longtube headers for sale on craigslist for $400 (includes new gaskets and "MIL eliminators"). I'm kinda hoping to talk this guy down to $300 as the LT's have been up for a while.

First off, are they good, especially for the price?

What's the cheapest h pipe that you guys could recommend (or am I stuck with getting JBA only). **Also kind of willing to buy if there's one cheap enough**

Thirdly, should I do this and get a bama tune, or just do gears? I can only do one or the other - if I'm even able to do it at all (depends on how finances hold up).

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It's best to go with the same manufacture for the best fitment

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If he has MIL eliminators, make sure the headers aren't for an earlier vehicle. MIL eliminators don't work on 05+
Exactly. MIL's dont work for our cars, so double check on what year the headers are for.

You can also pick up an JBA O/R H or even the catted version from AM for not too much money.
 

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I saw some JBA Longtube headers for sale on craigslist for $400 (includes new gaskets and "MIL eliminators"). I'm kinda hoping to talk this guy down to $300 as the LT's have been up for a while.

First off, are they good, especially for the price?

What's the cheapest h pipe that you guys could recommend (or am I stuck with getting JBA only). **Also kind of willing to buy if there's one cheap enough**

Thirdly, should I do this and get a bama tune, or just do gears? I can only do one or the other - if I'm even able to do it at all (depends on how finances hold up).

Thanks :D
That's definitely a great price for a set of JBA LT Headers. However, AnotherS197 has a great point. MIL eliminators don't work on 05+ cars, your Mustang requires a tune after installing these! So make sure they're for the right year Mustang.

So that leads me to your second question. I would recommend getting a tune after you throw on the long tubes. They will definitely throw off your Air/Fuel ratios, that we'll be able to compensate for within the tune! Then I would go with gears next :).

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions. Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

-Dan
 

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If I remember right- JBA longtubes are actually one of the few headers that require a specific H or x pipe (JBA) because of their length- Its been a while since I had mine. Im sure someone at AM can answer that question quickly for you. Sound wise, fitment wise and quality wise you cant beat the JBA's. I have run FRPP, MAC, BBK and Hookers, the JBA's were the easiest to slide in, and were really tucked in fitment wise.
 

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JBA, BBK, ARH, and stainlessworks (i think) are the only full length longtube, so they require a super short midpipe.

Because the JBA and ARH use the same slip fit connection, I'm sure if you find an ARH midpipe it'll work with the JBA's.

Enough 3 letter exhaust companies for you? Jeesh!
 

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JBA, BBK, ARH, and stainlessworks (i think) are the only full length longtube, so they require a super short midpipe.

Because the JBA and ARH use the same slip fit connection, I'm sure if you find an ARH midpipe it'll work with the JBA's.

Enough 3 letter exhaust companies for you? Jeesh!
he'll probably have an easier time finding the JBA H pipe then he would an ARH one plus the JBA H pipe will be cheaper.
 

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^Oh I agree, of the people that buy LT's I bet the smallest % is ARH.

But just in-case he found one being sold, it would most likely work.
 

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Ok, thanks guys! I got ahold of the guy, and it looks like if he still has them by tax time I might buy them (these have been for sale for a while, and probably still will be then). The guy asured me they are for my year 'stang. The "MIL eliminators" are probably the O2 sensors extenders. He said He's not sure what exactly they are, but he just put MIL because he said that's "what they kind of looked like" so he's throwing them in.

A BAMA tune is definitely being considered. AM Dan, do you guys write tunes for the Diablosport Predator?
 
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