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BBK 70mm Throttle Body (96-04 GT)

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$209.99

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  • MPN# 1700

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Features
  • Gain Up to 12 HP.
  • Improves Throttle Response.
  • Great for Naturally Aspirated 'Stangs.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction.
  • Bolt-On Installation.
  • Fits 96-04 GT Mustang.
  • CARB EO Number: D-245-13 (1996-2001 Only)
Description
Gain Up to 12HP. Gain up to 12 horsepower by replacing your restrictive factory throttle body with a free-flowing BBK 70mm throttle body. Your stock throttle body chokes off the airflow right where it matters most - by letting your Mustang's engine breathe better, you'll increase power and improve throttle response for power you can really feel.

70MM Bore. This BBK throttle body features a generous, free flowing 70mm single bore design that is great for naturally aspirated Mustangs.

CNC Machined Aluminum. BBK's throttle bodies are cast from high quality, lightweight 356 aluminum alloy that is finished using CNC machining to ensure a precision fit. They feature double-sealed bearings, o-ringed throttle shafts, and precision die-stamped linkages to ensure a long life and maximum performance for your Pony.

Bolt-On Installation. The BBK Throttle Body is designed for a straightforward installation and includes all necessary hardware. It is designed to be installed reusing the factory throttle body gasket making it a no-hassle mod.

Application. This BBK 70mm Throttle Body is designed for the 1996 to 2004 Mustang GT with the 4.6L engine.

Technical Notes. This BBK throttle body is CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-13) and 50 state legal.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Throttle Body
  • (1) Throttle Body Gasket
  • (1) Black Plastic TPS Bushing
  • (1) Pipe Plug
  • (4) Throttle Body Screws
  • (2) TPS Screws
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
Bore Size: 70mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
Year: 1996-2004 Model: 4.6 GT
Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Aluminum
Manufacturer: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Does not fit 2001 Bullitt

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5/5
BBK FTW!

So I replaced the old factory Throttle Body with this BBK 70mm. I was impressed with how well it fit, and it came with new gasket, all the required bolts, and even a new tps sensor!.. The performance gain ...

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5/5
Easy upgrade to unleash power

I installed this with a cold air intake. Right off the bat I noticed better throttle response. Install was easy and took less then an hour. One suggestion I would make is to get the plenum as well. Save ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Review & Install Video

Hey guys, I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and today I have two different throttle body options from BBK Performance. I’m taking a look at the 70 and 75mm throttle body for the 4.6L V8 found in all 96-04 Mustang GTs. BBK is one of those companies that lives and dies on Mustangs and late model EFI performance, and it shows with all their quality parts, including these throttle bodies. Now both of these options would be a huge upgrade over the ultra restrictive 56mm factory throttle body. Now depending on your setup either the 70 or 75mm throttle body might work out a little better for you, but that all depends on your mods. The 70mm version will be great for those of you with mild bolt-ons, you know, intakes, header, exhaust, those sorts of things. Now this would be a great complement to those mods, and free up any additional power being held back by an ultra restrictive factory throttle body. The larger 75mm version is geared towards more of a radical setup – big cams, nitrous, high compression or forced induction, that would need maximum airflow. Both of these throttle bodies are CNC’d from high quality aluminum alloy and feature beefed up components that will only add to the longevity and quality of these throttle bodies. Neither of these throttle bodies require a tune but it’s always recommended to make the most out of any additional mods. Installing these new throttle bodies is very straight forward and should only take you about an hour. All you have to do is remove the factory throttle body, transfer the TPS sensor over to the new BBK throttle body, using the included gasket. After that, reinstall the new BBK throttle body and you should be good to go. So if you’re looking for more ways to help your 2 valve 4.6 breath a little easier, and you’ve already taken care of the basics, then you’ll definitely want to check out these throttle bodies from BBK Performance.

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Is it recomended to also upgrade the upper intake plenum? i've been doing a little research and it seems like you do no need to

bingman

  • Yes, I would change the plenum as well. American Muscle sells a combo kit with a larger plenum and throttle body

    Skiddleme

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Can this be mounted to the 78mm body? I bought the 78mm BBK unit from AM and my GT is stumbling at hard accel. Either looking for straight forward answer re: updating my tune/program or just dropping back to the 70mm TB. Suggestions?

Miyagi

  • If your Mustang only has a few bolt-on mods, then it's likely the 78mm Throttle Body is too much. Without a heavily modified engine or FI, there isn't enough air flow to benefit from such a large TB (the 78mm). The 70mm Throttle Body is more than enough for any mild to moderately modded Stang and should help correct the issue you described. Hope this helps! If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to give us a call!

    LisaS

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Upgrading to a 70mm throttle body If I purchase a 70mm throttle body, do I have to do any tuning after installation? Also , should I upgrade the MAF sensor as well? Thanks Peter

Pedro125

  • You can upgrade to this 70mm throttle body without needing a tune or upgrading the MAF. That said, you would see the best performance gains when combined with a tune. Hope this helps!

    LisaS

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Overall Rating 4.6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2014

    70mm bbk tb

    this part works just like it should even after 5 years of use. looks good under the hood, and provides a gain in power. for the price, time to install, and appearance factor this is a worthy mod for anyone with a mustang.

    Mister0big

    Year: 1998 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Detroit, MI, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2012

    Easy upgrade to unleash power

    I installed this with a cold air intake. Right off the bat I noticed better throttle response. Install was easy and took less then an hour. One suggestion I would make is to get the plenum as well. Save yourself the time and do it together. It looks great and the sound is awsome as well!! The airflow is greatly increased and will snap your head back on WOT. Great customer service by American Muscle only adds to the purchase.

    FrankZX7R

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Pittsburgh, Pa

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 04, 2012

    BBK FTW!

    So I replaced the old factory Throttle Body with this BBK 70mm. I was impressed with how well it fit, and it came with new gasket, all the required bolts, and even a new tps sensor!.. The performance gain was decently noticeable and smoother vs stock. But I also Have an AEM short ram intake and C&L Plenum... Its a great combo if you live in CA because its all Carb Legal.

    TheStig559

    Year: 2000 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 12, 2011

    BBK 70mm Throttle Body (96-04 GT)

    What a great buy! Installation was a snap, everything fit perfectly. The stang sounds and runs wonderful! I can really feel the H.P. gain at higher speeds. Step on the pedal and a way you go. Thank You American Muscle!! Mark V.

    Golfknut55

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Rohnert Park, CA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    June 14, 2010

    easy...

    very easy to install...felt a little stronger and can hear a difference too.

    George

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    November 01, 2009

    Good

    It is works great...thanks American Muscle...

    peter

    Helpful (5) (0)

  • 5/5

    July 01, 2008

    03 GT

    Immediately felt the increase in power. Added with a BBK Cold Air Kit and it not only runs great - it looks great as well. You can hear the air whistle at the Throttle Body and bringing the increased air to the plenum. Easy to install in less than 30 minutes!!

    Dave

    Year: 2003 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 30, 2012

    good gain for the time and money

    A very easy installation on either a stock intake or a CAI. This fits just as well as the stock throttle body and gives a noticeable improvement in throttle respose. This part is a very good early modification for a performance enthusiast. Combine with a tune for even better results. This product exceeded expecations, thanks AM!

    Erik1

    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Chicago, IL

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2012

    all gain no pain

    quick and easy to install. took about 30 minutes.. nice whistle sound at a certain throttle response. noticable difference at peak rpms. no more lag. cant wait to see how much more it does with my programmer updated by bama

    NastyLuv

    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 10, 2011

    Throttle response!!

    Instant throttle response. Great product. Got HP gains immediately. Thanks American Muscle.

    Jose

    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Michigan

    Helpful (1) (0)

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