If you want to keep your Coyote in compliance, Hedman has the short-tube headers for you
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Hedman Hedders
If you are trying to stay emissions compliant, there isnâ€™t much exhaust work you can do, outside of installing a freer flowing set of mufflers. Unless, of course, you bolt on a set of Hedman Heddersâ€™ new street-legal short-tube headers.
â€œThanks to ever-increasing emissions regulations, Mustang owners have had very few options to let their Coyote motors breathe without running afoul of Johnny Law,â€ says Hedman. â€œNow with the introduction of Hedman Heddersâ€™ 50-state-legal headers for 2011-2014 S197 5.0 Mustang, enthusiasts have the tools they need to improve their cars exhaust flow, and allow the stock engine and all its bolt-on performance parts to work at peak efficiency.â€
Hewn from T-304, 16-gauge stainless steel, these short-tube headers don’t give up any durability, and they feature robust 3/8-inch flanges. They improve flow 1 Â¾-inch primary tubes. The standard headers (PN 82726) are offered with Hedman’s HTC ceramic coating, which adds durability and keeps more heat in the exhaust and out of the engine compartment. They can also be optioned with Black Maxx ceramic coating.