JBA shorty headers are one of the best performance upgrades available for any application. Hot Rod magazine rated headers as one of the top 10 power parts installed on a vehicle. JBA shorty headers are significantly less restrictive than the stock manifolds on a vehicle and dramatically increase the power and efficiency of an engine. JBA's original shorty design is an innovation of the old long tube header. The new shorty designs yield high performance gains that hot rodders and enthusiasts look for.
Put these on my 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 and got a noticeable improvement in performance. The truck has a much better throttle response and engine performance especially in the low end RPM's.
First off, the install is not for the novice tinkerer. Download the instructions and watch some youtube videos to get a feel for the length of time this will take and the difficulty involved. The passenger side was easy, driver side much more difficult due to additional components needing to be moved out of the way. Be prepared to relocate the oil dipstick tube, steering linkage, emergency brake cable/bracket. Also, remember it is a VERY tight space to work in with a lot of bolts, so having the right tools helps here as well as patience. I installed with the Stage 8 locking tab bolts and can attest to at least one bolt per side taking a LONG time to get in place properly with the tabs just due to the header pipes and bolt locations. This was covered in online youtube videos, and again, watch and be prepared. Everything else bolted up just the way it should to the block and factory 'Y' pipes Keep in mind, if you're dealing with the HEMI 'tick' from broken bolts, drilling out the old bolts and removing with a bolt remover is a giant pain and will add several more hours...
The product itself it great, the install however is not for the faint of heart. Just know what you are getting yourself into.
By teh1583 from Texas
Perfect fit great performance
Lots of increased power when off-roading, Better gas mileage and best of all the sound.
By Brak off-road from Diamond bar
Besides being difficult to install these headers are a must! Lighter and smaller than stock. Vary noticeable improvement in throttle respons and power. I would definitely purchase again!
By coote from Canaan, NH
2011 silverado 5.3
How many times while using custom parts do they say that they will fit right up? Well, these headers did in fact fit right up to my existing stock exhaust system. The ceramic coating has an Aluminized appearance. No leaks. Looks are fantastic. Unable to determine by"seat of the pants" evaluation if there was an actual performance increase.
By bikesrususa from Utah
Very well made headers, added great tq and even gained 2 mpg. Also added a cai a tbs and new mandrel bent 3 in exhaust plus a hot program. But from being from the old school years one can always feel a good pair of headers.
By gunney from New Orleans
Happy with purchase
A friend and I installed the jba 1830 sjt shorty headers on my 95 tahoe. Install went well other then the poor design of the chevy alternator bracket and few broken head bolts. Manifold an gaskets lined up great and install was quick after getting the old warped manifolds off. The only big problem with these headers, is that they must be removed to change the 2 back spark plugs on both sides of the head, the bends are to tight to the block and a socket can not fit. Over all there working well for me, the question is if they will last? every where i look it says the jba's are stainless, but what quality Stainless they are i couldnt find, i did a megnet test and it stuck so they have a high nickel content, but what grade are they? I'll follow up in a month or so. Thanxs 4 wheel parts for the good service and price.
By Hutch from Ontario Canada
Awesome web site
This site is easy to use. They have lot to chose from, and they go out of there way to make thing right!! Thanks .
By Redram06 from Arcade New York
02 sensor bung 2low hits frame
move 02 sensor bung up 1in. to clear frame
By wooddog50 from hickory,n.c.
03 silverado 5.3
Easy to install. Didnt notice much difference in the sound. Alot more throttle.
By Blacky from 707 North bay
I installed the jba headers on my 07 gmc 2500hd. I have to say it gave my truck great sound, increased performance. and better MPG.