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RIPP Long Tube Headers (07-11 3.8L Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      These RIPP Long Tube Headers are for those of you that have a 2007 to 2011 JK with that 3.8L engine in it, that are looking for a long tube header because of the performance gains you can get from something like this. Especially if you have a RIPP supercharger installed, this is going to help increase the efficiency of your engine that much more. Pretty easy, too, because you don't have to do any major modification to the Jeep, but some of these bolts are gonna be a little bit tough to get to. And we'll talk a little bit more about the installation in just a second. So, when you're shopping for aftermarket headers, you're really going to have two major options. Then you're gonna have your shorty headers, and your long tube headers. Now, a long tube header, because of the way it's designed, having these longer tubes before the collector, is designed for more power and more efficiency in the higher RPM range. Now, with a RIPP supercharger, or with any sort of forced induction, at higher RPMs you're gonna be making more boost, you're gonna be making more power anyway. So, this is going to go along with that mindset. Now, if you're not talking about forced induction, in general Jeeps are one of those vehicles that spend more time in the lower RPM range. And you're looking to maximize torque and power at the lower RPMs, especially for someone who's doing some off-roading. So, that's a little bit counterintuitive to the long tubes. But, again, if you are running a RIPP supercharger, you are probably looking for more power at that mid- to higher-RPM range. And, again, these are gonna go right along with that. These are going to be a little bit expensive, but they are incredibly high quality. They do come with cladded pipes. They're going to be completely bolt-in. They work with your factory O2 sensors. They're made of a very high quality T304 stainless. So, they do have a lot going for them, and if you're looking to squeeze every last drop out of the engine of your Jeep, and you want something that is very, very well-built, I would recommend taking a look at these. So, of course, the biggest thing to talk about with the construction of these headers is the fact that these are long tubes. So these runners here are along with what gets to the collector, then with a factory system, or, of course with a shorty header system. And what that is designed to do is really uncork things, create the maximum exhaust velocity. Just really make things as efficient as possible as the engine's trying to breathe out, which can actually help it to breathe in a little bit better as well. And when you're shoving boost into the intake side of the engine, having it breathe out is very, very important. So, this is going to work very, very well with a RIPP supercharger. That's really what these are designed for. But, of course, if you wanted to run them without a supercharger, you can do that as well. As for the construction, you're gonna have some laser-cut flanges. Again, this is all T304 stainless, a very high grade of stainless. You're not going to end up with any sort of surface oxidation, let alone any kind of rust like you would get with a mild steel or aluminized system. You're not gonna have to worry about any of that. These are all ball sockets here, which makes installation very easy. It does come with two catalytic converters, just like your factory system would have. All of your factory O2 sensors are gonna work in all of the bungs that are already welded into the system. All of your factory heat shields work. This is a very well-designed system that is designed to bolt right into your Jeep. So, again, for installation I'm gonna give this a two out of three wrenches, an easy two out of three. Some of these bolts are a little bit difficult to get to, but still, no major modification of the Jeep necessary. All you have to do is remove those factory headers, and install these ones. You're gonna do that by uncoupling the headers from the rest of the exhaust system. You're going to have to get up in there, and remove all of the bolts that hold the headers onto the engine. Disconnect any of the piping wherever you can to make the system as small as possible, making it as easy as possible to drop everything out of the way. Once the entire system is removed, you can go ahead and install your new headers, and bolt everything back together. These headers are gonna run you $1,600, and that is gonna be a lot of money. If you're looking at things from a horsepower-to-dollar ratio standpoint, whether these are worth it or not is completely up to you, what you're looking to get out of your Jeep, and how are you looking to do your build. That aside, if you are just looking for a quality set of long tube headers, I think these are very, very well-built, and incredibly high quality. And they're gonna do everything that they're designed to do. So, if you are looking for some long tube headers for your JK, I would recommend this choice from RIPP. And you can find it right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Long Tube Headers
      • T304 Stainless Steel
      • Chrome Finish
      • Laser Cut 3/8" Flanges
      • Plug and Play O2 Extensions
      • 200 Cell High-Flow Metallic Cats
      • All Factory Heat Shields Fit
      • Ball/Socket Connections
      • Still Provides Easy Access to the Transmission Pan
      • Applicable for High Boost OR Race Applications
      • CARB EO Number: D-705-1
      • Fits 2007-2011 Wrangler JK Models


      Construction. RIPP is proud to offer these long tube headers for your Jeep Wrangler JK. They're made using only the highest quality T304 stainless steel, and other premium materials. They are direct bolt-in systems and are designed to provide you with superior performance and a great fit. The system comes standard with 3/8" thick flanges, merge-style collectors with scavenger spikes and severe duty metallic substrate cats. You also get all the plug-and-play Oxygen sensor extensions, and O2 bungs for relocating factory O2's. In addition, you will receive two - 200 cell ultra high flow metallic substrate cats which help keep your Jeep street-legal and eliminate engine trouble spots. All in all, these headers re the best you can get, and will provide an average of around 35lbs per ft of torque, 600 RPM sooner than stock and 25 RWP gains with excellent response throughout the RPM range.

      Application. These RIPP Long Tube Headers are designed to fit on the 2007-2011 Wrangler JK models with the 3.8L engine.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Details

      MPN# 072010JK38-LTHDR

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      Customer Reviews (6)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 6 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • December 04, 2019

        4 2008 Wrangler - RobertS Installation Time: Full Day

        I Have Knees .......

        I have 2008 Wrangler X. Put 35" tires and a 3.5 lift, forced cold air intake and throttle body spacer with magna flow exhaust. Thought I had power, put the headers on and it was like I was walking without knees NOW with the header I have knees ..…. Push you back in your set Power …..

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      • July 17, 2019

        5 2008 Wrangler - MichaelM Installation Time: Afternoon

        Amazing performance boost!!!

        Installation is not a quick process, but it was well worth it. I wasn't going for the sound, but it does sound much more aggressive. The performance boost is incredible.

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      • December 09, 2018

        4 2011 Wrangler - AngusJeep Installation Time: Full Day

        Slightly misleading

        These are branded as RIPP brand but are actually American Racing Headers. This doesn't take away from their quality, they are very high quality, but for anyone thinking that they're buying RIPP, you're actually not. I installed this on to my Sprintex Supercharged 3.8, definitely some torque gains and low end power. One of the other reviewers stated that the header bolts were provided for them, they weren't in my package. I bought a set of Dorman header bolts and a new gasket on Amazon. So far so good. Took me a full day by myself, but only because I have a dual battery setup that has tedious removal.

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      • November 24, 2017

        5 2008 Wrangler - JimmyF Installation Time: Afternoon

        RIPP Headers

        Sounds great with the Flowmaster catback exhaust .

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      • October 03, 2017

        5 2011 Wrangler - MattL Installation Time: Afternoon


        An awesome addition to my 3.8L Wrangler! I was surprised at how much gain this provides.

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      • May 10, 2017

        5 2008 Wrangler - David Installation Time: Afternoon

        They fit like a glove.

        Header welds are high quality, ports are matched and they fit like a glove. RIPP directions are well written. You will need a set of manifold gaskets if you had an exhaust leak like I did, gaskets are cheap. Kit comes with all mounting bolts, including metric bolts for cylinder head. Use your factor heat shields to prevent heat damage. Do not run without them. Factory heat shields fit over headers without cutting. I’ve put over 2800 miles on the new headers without any check engine lights, melted wires, heat damage, leaks, or problems. Under hood heat levels are lower than before with OEM manifolds and catalysts in engine bay. Water crossings did not damage them. Keep your OEM muffler if you are not going to run a resonator. It will keep noise levels down under 3200RPM. Above that it talks. If you have an aftermarket muffler install a resonator, glass pack or Hush Power Resonator under the driver’s seat. Without one it will be loud. On the driver’s side run your oxygen sensor extension around the outer edge of the fire wall heat shield. Drill small holes around edge to secure zip ties. Use the factor heat shield bolt to secure the oxygen sensor wire to on the passenger side with a zip tie to keep it away from hot parts. I made a bracket out of an inch long piece of angle iron to zip tie the oxygen sensor plug to. On the driver’s side post catalyst oxygen sensor use six inches of heat wrap around the oxygen sensor wire to protect it. Give you self 3 to 4 hours to install them in a garage if you are handy and budget time for broken bolts. Header cylinder head bolt torque is 200 inch pounds, anymore and the bolts will break during engine heat cycles. When installing jack up vehicle by frame and let front axle drop. It will make installing driver side header easier. It goes in without removing any thing, just work it in. Use your factor heat shields to prevent heat damage. Do not run without them.

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      Questions & Answers (7 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Do these headers include gaskets and bolts?

      • The RIPP Long Tube Headers does not include gaskets or bolts.

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      Will these cause the stock system to throw any exhaust error codes?

      • The check engine light should not come on with this kit.

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      What tuner will I need for this installation on a 2008 JK

      • We would recommend reaching out top your tuner to see what they recommend as tuning devices that can be used with your vehicle.

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      what size diameter pipe is the headers and cross over pipe made from?

      • The collector of the headers and the crossover pipe will be 2.5" in diameter.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Left Header
      • (1) Right Header
      • (1) Merge Pipe With Catalytic Converter
      • (1) Cross Pipe With Catalytic Converter

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