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Rugged Ridge Steel Exhaust Header (07-11 3.8L Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Product Information

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


      • Replace Blocked Exhaust Manifolds
      • Made from High-Quality 409 Stainless Steel
      • Retains Exhaust Heat and Improves Air Flow in Combustion Chamber
      • Features Fully Welded Flanges to Withstand Hot Exhaust Gases
      • Designed for 07-11 Jeep Wrangler JK Models


      Utility. The Rugged Ridge 17650.53 Stainless Steel Exhaust Header includes manifolds, gaskets and other hardware. Replace your engine's existing, blocked exhaust manifolds with these high-quality Rugged Ridge manifolds. They channel exhaust gases through multiple flanges and increase the rate at which the gases move through the cylinder head's combustion chamber. These welded header flanges retain the exhaust heat and improve air flow in the combustion chamber for enhanced engine performance.

      Rugged Durability. Made from high-quality 409 stainless steel, the Jeep Wrangler JK exhaust header delivers durable performance. It features fully welded flanges that withstand hot exhaust gases.

      Fitment. These Rugged Ridge Stainless Steel Exhaust Headers are designed for the 2007-2011 Wrangler JK models with 3.8L V-6 gasoline engine.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Details

      MPN# 17650.53

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (7)

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      Ratings Summary

      3.0 out of 5 overall rating from 7 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      • November 01, 2019

        5 2008 Wrangler - RobertD Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great product!

        I purchased these headers to go on a new motor that I was installing and the fit was perfect. All the bolts are easy enough to access, plenty of clearance all around the header.

        Helpful (2)
      • October 23, 2019

        1 2008 Rubicon - John and Amey


        Junk. Burns wires and cracks within a year. These are cheap junk. Stay away

        Helpful (2)
      • April 17, 2019

        2 2008 Wrangler - westbrook


        Header did not even last one year before cracking on passenger side. Would recommend buying a cheap header... Would probably last just as long if not longer

        Helpful (3)
      • August 26, 2018

        5 2011 Wrangler - CrystalG Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $500-$1000

        Improved performance

        Have an ‘11 JKU with 150k miles. Replaced entire exhaust system after manifolds cracked using these headers since we have an aftermarket cool air intake system and added roughly 30hp. After tuning the system for these, Jeep runs like a champ and is peppy again. Couple of downsides is the amount of heat these radiate. Had to wrap them to insulate and order longer spark plugs. After tuning, have to use premium fuel ( .60/gal) so it’s about and extra $8-$10/tank now but worth it on the added performance.

        Helpful (11)
      • July 30, 2018

        1 2008 Wrangler - AdnanS Installation Time: Full Day

        Worst purchase for my Jeep

        Keeps burning my #4 wire. I've tried everything to keep it from happening, but these were absolutely terrible. I was not able to return this either and I have a passenger side completely unused.

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      • November 17, 2017

        5 2008 Wrangler - Nathan Installation Time: Afternoon


        easy to install didn't even have to remove all the extra stuff, just the old manifolds.

        Helpful (13)
      • November 08, 2016

        2 2008 Wrangler Unlimited - RebelPunk61 Installation Time: Weekend

        Go Gibson not cheap

        Did hard side first(passenger). Most removal of engine bay parts. Went smooth. Got done in about 2 hrs. Drivers side(easy) not! First one of the tubes was slightly pre-dented for me on arrival. Didn't think it was enough to mess with flow. So I proceeded. Also that was the side my manifold was cracked on. Massively too. Be very careful when removing bolts. Rear top snapped right off! Nightmare! Then on install only four of the bolts would even line up. Awesome quality control! I cannot express how much heat is generated by these things either. You will have to vent your hood! Good luck fellow Jeepers.

        Helpful (23)

      Questions & Answers (4 answers)

      4 Top Rated Questions

      Are these CA legal?

      • Unfortunately the Rugged Ridge Stainless Steel Exhaust Header is not CARB compliant. They are not legal for highway use in California. They are for Off-Road or Racing use only.

      Helpful (1)

      What is the warranty on them?

      • These have a 5 year warranty.

      Helpful (0)

      Are these a direct replacement or are there modifications needed to fit?

      • This is a direct replacement set of headers.

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      Do these headers work with the stock heat shield?

      • Yes, the Rugged Ridge Stainless Steel Exhaust Header works with the factory heat shield.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Left Header
      • (1) Right Header
      • (2) Manifold Gaskets
      • (12) Manifold Bolts
      • (5) Short Spark Plug Boots
      • (1) Long Spark Plug Boot
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

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      • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
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      • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11

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