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BBK 78mm Throttle Intake (96-04 GT)

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$269.99

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  • MPN# 1780

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Features
  • Better Throttle Response
  • More Horsepower
  • Great for Supercharged GT's
  • Crinkle Coat Finish
  • Fits All 1996 to 2004 4.6L GT Mustangs
Description
More Power. BBK Performance has designed and patented the first Throttle Intake. A Throttle Intake incorporates a high flow intake plenum and a larger 78mm BBK throttle body all in one great performing unit. This throttle intake is a direct bolt-on and is good for an additional 12 to 15 horsepower.

Quality Construction. This BBK Mustang throttle body is CNC machined from high quality 356 aluminum to ensure OEM quality and a perfect fit. Features like OEM die stamped throttle linkages, double sealed bearings, and o ringed throttle shafts make this throttle body one of best on the market today.

Application. BBK's 78mm throttle intake is designed to be a perfect fit on all 1996 to 2004 4.6L SOHC GT Mustang. This BBK brand throttle body reuses the stock throttle body gasket.

Please Note. A 78mm throttle body works great on a heavily modified or supercharged GT mustang, because stock or mildly modified GT's do not flow air enough to benefit from the larger Throttle Body.

Technical Note. This BBK product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Throttle Body
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
Bore Size: 78mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
Year: 1996-2004 Model: 4.6 GT
Material: Aluminum Finish: Charcoal Crinkle Coat
Manufacture: 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

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Exellent product

Really noticable horsepower gain,better throttle response and it looks great sitting on top of my 4.6.Although I do suggest buying a new tps sensor cost is about 20 bucks. ford used locktight on the screws ...

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5/5

Top 1000 Contributor

VROOOOOOOM VROOOOOOM

WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT BESIDES A MUST HAVE.....EASY TO INSTALL....WAKES THAT PONY RIGHT UP.... TOOK MY FLOWMASTER SUPER 44S TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.... WHAT I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT ALL MY MODS ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars

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Hey everyone, I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and today, I’m going to break down the BBK 78 mm throttle intake for all ’96-’04 Mustang GTs. This product from BBK combines two of their most popular View Full Transcript

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23 Questions / 8 Answers

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Gasket? Would i need to purchase a plenum to intake gasket with this, or is it included?

AKStang Year: 2003 Model: GT

  • It is supplied with a gasket for your intake manifold. This throttle body will be a great mod for your turbo or supercharger equipped Mustang. However, if you do not have some sort of power adder, your best bet would be a 70mm unit and upper plenum from one of American Muscle's suppliers. You will see more gains from a smaller unit with a basically stock car (e.g. headers, cai, tune) Hope this answered your question and thanks for choosing American Muscle!

    SOLIDSSSNAKE Year: 2002 Model: GT Top 25 Contributor

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i already have a 75mm throttle body & plenum with a spacer....would this be an improvement or a downgrade? Anyone swapped out a two piece for this? BBK 78mm on piece verses 75mm two piece throttle body and plenum.

Vik73 Year: 2004 Model: GT

  • I had a 1998 gt and had a 75mm throttle body with spacer and went with this setup and got a 2whp gain and 5lbs of torque with a tune. Hope this helps, good luck!

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    96MysticCobra Year: 1996 Model: Cobra Top 1000 Contributor

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would this work on my 03 gt? i have an 03 gt with cai, underdrive pulleys, long tube headers, offroad xpipe, magna pack cat back, 4.10 grs, 5spd, sct livewire tuner and looking at doing stage 2 comp cams, would this be the size i need?

brians Year: 2003 Model: GT

  • This will do very nicely with a tuner and the cams.

    JBorelli04 Year: 2004 Model: GT Top 50 Contributor

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.537634 4.5
  • Fit 4.784946 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.688172 4.7



  • 5/5

    April 24, 2009

    Exellent product

    Really noticable horsepower gain,better throttle response and it looks great sitting on top of my 4.6.Although I do suggest buying a new tps sensor cost is about 20 bucks. ford used locktight on the screws that hold the tps to the throttlebody,and that can make removing the tps very difficult.

    Ryan

    Helpful (32) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 19, 2012

    VROOOOOOOM VROOOOOOM

    WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT BESIDES A MUST HAVE.....EASY TO INSTALL....WAKES THAT PONY RIGHT UP.... TOOK MY FLOWMASTER SUPER 44S TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.... WHAT I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT ALL MY MODS IS NOW THE WIFE IS SCARED TO DRIVE IT.... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.....YESSSSSSSS

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    NATEDOGG

    Year: 1997 Model: GT 'Stangs I have owned: 3 PEORIA IL

    Helpful (43) (5)

  • 5/5

    July 09, 2011

    Interesting Gains

    Before you purchase this product you have to note that on a naturally aspirated 2V motor the gains are on the top end... when you hit about 3000 RPM you feel the increase in power, the best logical explanation is this... You are increasing the diameter of the throttle body you so you are decreasing the velocity (speed) of air entering the motor. Off the line it is a little bit sluggish BUT the gains are so noticeable that you feel it pull just like a turbo. The throttlebody also whistles when you shift gears, it sounds awesome. RECOMMEND this product all day, just make sure you don't buy the biggest intake pipe out there so you regain some of that velocity. :) YOU WILL FEEL THE GAINS at 3000rpm, for you speed demons you will be utterly impressed. I give it 5 stars all day. You just have to take into consideration that this is a low velocity TB so you will experience some turbo lag type symptoms. I love mine and the pictures don't do justice for the appearance :) BUY, ENJOY, BE IMPRESSED!

    Christopher Sanchez

    Year: 2004 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip

    Helpful (32) (5)

  • 5/5

    March 12, 2011

    awesome

    really woke car up,amazing throttle response. there is a note under product description that say wont help unless your car is heavily modified or supercharged , NOT TRUE.i have got intake,pulleys and exhaust,made huge difference.worth every penny wish i would have got a long time ago

    Andy

    Year: 2003 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (25) (3)

  • 5/5

    January 06, 2010

    Great Procuct!!!

    Just had this put on today and all i can say is wow! I also have the BBK cold air intake and it really improved my throttle response. It does have a small whistle but that is normal because of more airflow. Even if you have a stock gt, save your money and get this instead of getting a seperate plenum and throttle body. Don't worry about 70mm or 75mm. This is all you need.

    Andy

    Helpful (15) (2)

  • 5/5

    May 21, 2010

    bbk 78mm

    Greatly improved response and very easy to install. Works great with Comp Cams stage 2 Camshaft on the 4.6L

    Aaron B.

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  • 5/5

    February 02, 2010

    throttle plenum

    I thought this was a good upgrade for my mustang. The only problem I ran into was my boot from the intake to the throttle didn't fit. I had to buy a new one so it wouyld work.

    matt

    Helpful (13) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 14, 2012

    BBK 78 mm Throttle Body.

    Very pleased with this BBK throttle body. Install time was 2 hours, and the black and silver finish looks so much better over my old stock running pony TB. I notice the power difference when I take off from a greenlight or just an occasional drag to test her. This TB really opens up and you can feel the difference in the way the car sounds and extra emmphh... when she roars. Along with the BBK tuned shorty headers and Pypes midpipe, with violators, My stang now wakes the dead and sounds equally mean as she looks. Thanks BBK and American Muscle. JohnW

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    JohnW81

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

    Helpful (8) (2)

  • 5/5

    April 17, 2010

    BBK 78 MM

    I have a supercharged mustang gt and this has made a huge difference. I was blown away at the difference in response time and the power it unleashed. The only thing i didnt like about it is that it is so big I had trouble finding a hose connector to fit it so I heated the hose i had and got it around it. I would recommend to anyone with a supercharger. dont know about and N/A motor though

    Bryan S.

    Helpful (10) (4)

  • 5/5

    July 13, 2011

    beware 96-98 mustangs

    Too much volume of air for the 96-98 mustangs. Through my experience the velocity is more important than volume. Causes bogging and low end loss of power and torque. Save your money and get other bolt ons like pi heads etc.

    matt

    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

    Helpful (5) (1)

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