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BBK 85mm Throttle Body (11-14 GT)

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  • Increases of Up to 10-15 RWHP
  • 85mm Single Bore
  • Machined from High Quality Aluminum Castings
  • Simple Bolt-On Installation
  • No Tuning or Computer Mods Required
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L GT

Review & Installation Video

Hey guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the BBK 85mm Throttle Body for 2011-2014 GT's and 2012-2013 Boss Mustangs. The BBK 85mm Throttle Body is going to be for the Mustang owners out there that already have some supporting mods and want to make sure that they're allowing as much air as possible to get to the motor. A throttle body isn't a mod that's going to add a ton of horsepower by itself; it usually works best when you've already started modding and need to make sure that the throttle body isn't acting as a bottleneck anymore. What you're really going to notice with a throttle body is more along the lines of throttle response, and not so much horsepower and torque gains. Most people tend to think that bigger is better when it comes to modding and that isn't always the case, especially when it comes to an item like a throttle body. Bigger does cost more, but the fact is that mildly modified or stock Mustangs do not have enough airflow to fully benefit from the larger throttle body, and if this is the case, then installing the biggest throttle body is only going to hurt performance and reduce throttle response. The current mods and the goals that you have planned for your car are going to determine which throttle body you will need, so you can utilize a bigger throttle body for more airflow and improve throttle response. The GT and Boss came from the factory with an 80mm throttle body, so bumping up to this 85 is opening up some airflow without a doubt. Just compare the 85 to your stock throttle body and you'll notice a difference. But if you've got a car with some big mods or a forced-induction car, BBK does have a 90mm option. Just keep in mind that bigger isn't always better, and that you want to make sure that you actually need the 90mm so you won't be hurting performance. You also have to keep in mind that there is a pretty big price difference between the two options. So, just like your basic bolt-on modification, neither of these throttle bodies require a tune to run or work on the car, but I will say that a tune will definitely help to get the most results out of the throttle body. The throttle body's going to be a lot like a cold-air intake in the sense that it helps the car for sure, but you're not really going to notice any more horsepower as you're driving along. What you will notice, however, is going to be improved throttle response. Looking at these guys a little bit more, this is a CNC-machined, 356-grade, aluminum body. Now, BBK promises an OEM quality and a perfect fit, and right now I can tell you that it does look like OEM quality, and we're going to install this here in a minute so we can talk about the fit then. The throttle body also has some other great quality and some beefed up components. I'm talking about things like OEM die-stamped throttle linkages and double-sealed bearings, and these are things you like to see on an aftermarket throttle body. I mentioned the 90mm option from BBK earlier, and this is the largest available option for the stock intake manifold at this time. Ford Racing does also offer a 90mm option as well, but it's a little bit more expensive and you do have to purchase an aftermarket adapter plate in order to run it, whereas both BBK options are a straight bolt-on. This means that they already include all the necessary drive-by wire electronics, so it's going to be ready to go right out of the box. I'm going to keep with what I said and still say that this is a basic bolt-on. It's going to be a one out of three wrenches on the scale and should take about an hour to complete. You will need a few different socket sizes, a ratchet, and a 5mm Allen wrench. BBK suggests you reuse the stock throttle body gasket so that's what we're going to do with our car here today, but you can always pick up a new gasket easily if you don't want to reuse yours. There are a few things that you'll have to get out of the way before you start the install, like removing the strut tire brace if you have one, and the engine cover, and also disconnect the negative battery cable while you're at it. You can leave the sound tube on the inlet tube and leave it connected, but disconnect the smaller breather tube from the air inlet tube. The air inlet tube will need to come off and be set aside so you can get to the throttle body. There are only four bolts for the throttle body, so back those out, and as you remove the throttle body, flip it to unplug the throttle position sensor on the bottom. If you're reusing the stock throttle body gasket, remove any oil or debris and then ready the new BBK Throttle Body by first clipping in the TPS under the bottom. Use the supplied bolts to bolt the new throttle body up, reinstall the air inlet tube, and connect the breather tube. Tighten down all of the clamps, reinstall the engine cover and strut tire brace and after that, all that's left is reconnecting the negative battery cable. Wrapping things up here, the BBK 85mm Throttle Body is made from a high-quality aluminum casting. It will allow for more air flow and it's a direct bolt-on install that doesn't require any tuning. All of the electronics are pre-installed and the throttle body is ready to bolt on from the box; you don't need to purchase anything extra to make it work. You can check this throttle body out, along with the 90mm throttle body, online and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Excellent Performance Gains. Replace your restrictive factory throttle body with a BBK Power Plus Series Throttle body that features a generous, free flowing 85mm bore design. It is a simple, direct bolt-on install that does not require any computer tuning to enjoy the newly discovered power you have put on your drive-by-wire pony. Expect to see gains of up to 10-15HP and 20-25 TQ.

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.

Bolt-On Installation. The BBK Throttle Body is designed for a straightforward installation and features pre-installed electronics making it a no-hassle go fast upgrade with no tune required.

Application. This BBK Power Plus Series 85mm Throttle Body is specifically designed to fit the 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs with the 4V 5.0L Coyote V8 engine.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Throttle Body
  • (4) Bolts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
Bore Size: 85mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
Year: 2011-2014 Model: 5.0 GT
Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Finish
Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Throttle body

Notice more power to the rear wheels. Sounds great when getting on the accelleration. Very easy to install less then 30 minutes.

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5/5
Great

I have the Boss intake, Steeda CAI, 4.10s and the BamaCam tune. This Throttle Body woke my motor up!

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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85mm or 90mm ?? I plan to throw on these mods on my 2012 GT in this order: 1. Bama Tuner, 2. Airaid CAI, 3. BOSS Intake Manifold. Then for the last bolt on mod i would like either a BBK 85mm throttle body or the 90mm. Which one would be the best purchase in this particular case? I don't want to over-do it with a 90mm if that is too large for these mods.

MartinGT

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  • I did the exact same thing to my 2012 GT in that order. You are right the 90mm is a little over kill from all the research I did unless you plan on a supercharger later. You are going to love it when you get done!

    hotrod12

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Do i need to inform bama if I add Throttle body My car is customed tuned with sct tuner, from American Muscle. If I add throttle body, do I need to retune? Thanks

Ruby

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  • You don't need a tune with this throttle body; however, a custom tune will definitely help you get the most power out of the upgrade. If you already have the Free Tunes for Life since you purchased the tuner from us, I highly recommend that you give us a call so we can update your tune!

    LisaS

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Will the BBK 85mm throttle body work in conjuction with an Airraid CAI? I've recently upgraded the stock air box wth an Airraid CAI kit. Will the inlet tube fit this particular throttle body?

Clemmy

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  • Definitely! We've had other customers purchase both together as well and they love the combo. Enjoy!

    LisaS

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Will the bbk 85mm be to much for a stock 2012 Mustang GT 5.0 or is it perfect? I don't want to create a drag and lose power.

CodyL

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I got a 2014 mustang with airaid cold intake jba longtubes and o/r x pipe and 3.55 gears and I'm going to put a boss 302 manifold what's a good throttle body for my set up a 90mm or a85mm and also I got a sct tune.

Panda

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  • For your setup, both throttlebodies would work, however the BBK 85mm Throttle Body would provide slightly better throttle response, whereas the BBK 90mm Throttle Body would provide slightly higher peak horsepower numbers.

    Rob D

Will this work in conjunction with an Airaid Poweraid throttle body spacer?

TBonefromTN

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  • This will work with the Airaid Poweraid throttle body spacer.

    KevinD92

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.160714 4.2
  • Fit 4.857143 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 28, 2016

    Great

    I have the Boss intake, Steeda CAI, 4.10s and the BamaCam tune. This Throttle Body woke my motor up!

    210ponyboy

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 25, 2016

    Noticed some extra low end torque

    I noticed a decent amount of low end torque. However, it feels like my top end has decreased. Also my mileage has dropped by 3 mpg. Not really worth it for the lack of real gains. I'm going to get it tuned to see if that helps.

    kyfree

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 16, 2016

    Get up and go.....

    Stock throttle body has a lil bit of hesitation, the bbk 85mm lets you know it's their and it's time go. Not just another bolt on gimmick that looks pretty under the hood, good product with real results.

    Zero

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2015

    BBK Throttle Body 2013 GT

    After a combined upgrade of a JLT CAI, Boss 302 Intake and BAMA tune the 85 mm throttle body produced a noticeable throttle response at low end and a notable increase in torque though out torque band up to 7500 RPMs. After adding the throttle body I requested a tune from BAMA to incorporate the potential of the new throttle body which brought on the WOW factor. It looks great and functions perfectly. The price is a tad bit high.

    Flint

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Rockledge, FL

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 04, 2015

    Throttle body

    Notice more power to the rear wheels. Sounds great when getting on the accelleration. Very easy to install less then 30 minutes.

    unclelarry50

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Louisiana

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 02, 2015

    Love it!

    This is my first mustang and I have owned it about two months. I added a cold air intake, an SCT tuner and the throttle body at the same time. WOW! Huge difference! It had power before but this is awesome!

    Uk43228

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Louisa, KY, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 15, 2014

    Great Product

    I installed this in just a few minutes once i picked up some new bolts. I also used the SR Performance Throttle Body Spacer with this product. The bolts that came with the spacer didn't fit the throttle body perfectly, so i went to Ace Hardware and got some new ones. This product works great and i've had no problems since install. In case you're wondering i checked the bolts that came with the throttle body itself and they would have worked perfectly without the spacer. I rate the performance gain as fair because it is what i expected to gain. I also used the Bama Tuner with this install.

    reaperjklein

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Rome, GA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 01, 2011

    Excellent horsepower boost. At least 35% more air intake.

    I already have the BBK cold air intake installed, and once I installed this BBK throttle body, I noticed a gain in acceleration right away. I also noticed the sound of the air swooshing in everytime I accelerate. On another note I even noticed a higher, louder sound at idle which i love because it gives the car more of a muscle sound. Overall I must say I was impressed with all of the results of adding this throttle body in with my cold air intake. When these two parts are working together they really shine. I did not expect that much of a difference in speed and even the sound at idle. I would recommend this item if you're looking for a fairly inexpensive way to beef up your mustang without messing with the stock factory tune and getting into complications. The throttle body was fairly easy to install and I have no experience with working under a hood.

    Chris86

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Long Island, NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 31, 2011

    Excellent product - produces driveablity improvements and slight HP increase

    I am one of the folks who got a nice acceleration and high rpm free spinning type of improvement with this BBK 85mm. Car is a little louder especially in from the air box. Idle is smoother and about 25RPM higher and very stable. No more stalling at traffic lights with this TB. I felt it pulled harder and was more easily able to blow past the factory redline. Since putting in this TB I have found out that the Coyote engine with factory intake likes to be shifted about 7000, no more.. at 7100 it seems to taper off. Before this TB I never had the accidental problem of exceeding 7000, it just wasn't easy enough to do. Some say TB upgrade is not worth it for a stock based engine, my experience shows the opposite. Dyno tests coming ASAP.

    twistedneck

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Dearborn, MI

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 20, 2013

    perfect fit for my Stang

    I was expecting to feel the performance a little more. But overall it is a good upgrade for your Stang.

    Georgeridingsky

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Palo Alto, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 19, 2011

    BBK 85MM THROTTLE BODY

    EASY TO INSTALL.WORKS WELL WITH THE ROUSH NON-RESTRICTED COLD AIR KIT I HAVE ON THE CAR.CAR HAS SCT TUNE FROM LETHAL PERF.DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT WHEN PUTTING DOWN THE THROTTLE AT 2000 TO 2500 RPM.MUCH LESS EFFORT TO PASS IN 6TH,VEHICLE DOES NOT LABOR AT ALL WHEN AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS.ONLY ISSUE IS THE ELECTRICAL PLUG DOESN'T LOCK IN PLACE.NOTHING SOME TAPE AND THE ANGLE OF THE HARNESS DIDN'T FIX.WORTH IT WITH MY MODS!

    TIMO59

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT NEW CITY,NY

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 26, 2015

    Easy bolt on

    I ordered the BBK 85 MM Throttle Body and it arrived on time. The mounting bolts that came with it were too short. I called BBK and they sent me the correct ones that came 6 days later. A M should have made sure everything was right with the part before they shipped it out. At any rate, installation only took about 40 minutes. I already had the Roush CAI and Axle Back Exhaust and a Bama Performance Tune. The 85 MM throttle body improved throttle response and there is a noticeable power gain at higher RPMs. An added bonus is 2 mpg better mileage at cruising speed! I am happy with the part and I recommend it.

    Clean1

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Walla Walla, WA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 06, 2014

    love it!

    Install took about half an hour and right after letting my car learn its idle anew I noticed it was running way more smoothly. Taking it for a first test drive (with radio off and windows open :D) I realized the car sounds different when accelerating, very pleasant hissing sound around 2500rpm, making me think of a huge supercharger spooling ;) It feels like the engine is more responsive too. I don't know how big of a difference it made on the high end, but Ill check it on the dyno. :) With long tube headers and cai from BBK already installed it should be interesting :)

    PonyeerS197

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Chicago

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 20, 2013

    BBK 85mm TB on N/A application

    Had this installed after my Longtubes were installed. We did a couple Dyno pulls and only gained maybe 2HP and 1 ft lb of torque...Increases in throttle response are barely noticeable...It may "sound" better when you're on throttle, but this thing isn't worth half of what they charge for it.... Maybe on a supercharged application there may be some performance gains, but not a car full of bolt-ons. I pretty much got just as much power out of the stock TB...

    CHiZ65

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 15, 2011

    Definite improvement in throttle response. I would not make this my first modification though.

    It took about one hour to install and there were no installation issues. The instructions were good and the install is very easy. The throttle body improves the throttle response, particularly from about the 2300-4500 RPM range and seems to provide slightly better mileage in around town/city driving - though I have no emperical data to back up that claim. I also have a low restiction cold air intake (CAI) on the car as well and they seem to work well in tandem. The price is on the high side in terms of horespower bang-for-the-buck compared to some other modifications you could choose. I would not make this my first modification if you are mostly looking for HP increases or if your money to spend is limited. Overall, I am pleased with the product so far. This is my third modification to my 2011 GT, the other two being a Rousch low restriction Cold Air Intake (CAI), and the Ford SVT GT 500 axle back muffler kit.

    MustangMike2

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Vinton, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 28, 2014

    Very Satisfied

    Super easy install with basic hand tools nice power gain I can hear my drop in k&n filter sucking air as it shifts the gears

    Rell22

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 22, 2014

    A little high priced but worth the mod

    This product is over priced alot. it is worth buying though. it does give you any power that i can tell but increases throttle response. throttle response is definately alot better but again, if there is any power gains i cant tell.

    AMCustomer

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT nj

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 12, 2013

    BBK 85mm Throttle Body

    I bought the BBK throttle body for performance & it did pick up some throttle response & low end torque, what I was most surprised about was an increase in fuel mileage. I have a 2012 Track-pack 5.0 with 3.73 gears & I was averaging 24 mpg on trips. Last week after I installed my throttle body I drove to the Charlotte Auto Fair & got 26.8 mpg going & 27.2 on the way back. I am extremely pleased with my BBK throttle body!

    Gearhead525

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 12, 2012

    Well worth it

    Ordered this along with an Airaid CAI and SCT tuner. Took my time but still installed within a very short period of time. Excellent fit and finish. This is the first BBK product I've purchased, but I'm sold on the company's quality. I was surprised it was only 5mm larger in diameter than factory, but it does make a difference.

    Black12

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Lebanon, Missouri

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 04, 2013

    BBK 85 mm throttle body

    Nice performance upgrade, throttle response is greatly improved and car seems to have noticeable power gain, how much I'm not sure. Install was not bad except that the factory screws that mount the throttle body to the intake were too wide for the new throttle body and I had to grind them down to fit. This was due to the overall width of the BBK throttle body. This was something that was not mentioned on any of the reviews I read. Other than that install was a breeze.

    Phil49

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Delaware, USA

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