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BBK 73mm Throttle Body (11-17 V6)

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  • Increases of 15 RWHP
  • 73mm Single Bore
  • Machined from High Quality Aluminum Castings
  • Simple Bolt-On Installation
  • No Tuning or Computer Mods Required
  • Fits 2011-2017 3.7L V6

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm taking a closer look at BBK's 73mm Throttle Body, fitting the Drive-by-Wire 3.7 L V6, found in all 2011 and newer V6 Mustangs. The basic function of this Throttle Body is to allow more air into your engine, by replacing your smaller diameter 68mm factory Throttle Body with this larger 73mm unit. Now ultimately you can expect a small bump in power and throttle response. Taking a closer look at the throttle body, you can see that it's been designed and built very well. The body is cast from 356 grade aluminum, and all the internals have been strengthened and gone over as well. A real nice feature of this BBK Throttle Body is that it already includes all of your Drive-by-Wire electronics, which have been pre-installed for you. This makes this a 100% Plug-n-Play bolt-on-and-go mod. Now you can run this Throttle Body bone-stock without a tune or an intake, and still make more power, but this is one of those mods that's greatly benefit from other supporting mods, such as Cold Air Intake Systems, Headers Exhaust, and especially a tune. Another benefit of using this BBK is the ease of install. Now since it already includes all of your Drive-By-Wire electronics, as I already pointed out, you literally unbolt your factory Throttle Body, unplug the sensor, and then re-install the new BBK in reverse order. Doing all of this should take you no more than an hour. So if you're looking to make the most out of your 3.7 L V6, and to complement your other Bolt-Ons, then be sure to check out this 73mm BBK Throttle Body, 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 73mm 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 15HP.

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 73mm Throttle Body is specifically designed to fit the 2011 to 2017 V6 Mustangs with the 3.7L TiVCT V6 engine.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Throttle Body
  • (4) Bolts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
Bore Size: 73mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
Year: 2011-2017 Model: 3.7 V6
Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Finish
Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
instant throttle response

best bang for the buck, noticeable power gain and throttle response has improved. 4 bolts, anyone can replace in bout 5 min. would recommend as first mod to anyone.

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5/5
Massive improvements!!

This throttle body definitely awoke my sleeping beauty!! Throttle is a lot more responsive and there is a major pull now especially when you go flat out. A little pricey for what it is, but the performance ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Will this fit my stock intake manifold on my 2011 V6?

1775

  • The BBK 73mm Throttle Body will be a direct bolt-on for the factory intake manifold on your 2011 V6.

    AMJEFF

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Is this product carb legal for 2015 and up? I know it is between 2011-2014 from BBK's website, but I want to make sure since I live in California.

Ethan

  • This Throttle Body is only currently CARB legal for the 2011-2014 V6 Mustangs.

    AshleyK

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Will this fit with a stock intake? Or will I need a bigger hose. I have a 14 3.7L pony. I got it a few months ago and have been saving up money for upgrades.

Ant

  • This throttle body will fit with a stock intake. It is simply a direct bolt on.

    AshleyK

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I currently have a 2012 V6, MT, Performance Package with a C L CAI. I will be installing a Bama performance tune for 91 octane fuel. Will installing a BBK TB provide greater HP and torque gains beyond the 18hp/22lbft advertised with the tune, and if so, how much of an improvement can I expect?

Anonymous

  • The gains that you have read are considered an estimated gain. There are a lot of different variables that go into the gains, such as your location, quality of air, other modifications on your vehicle and such. With that being said any tune, including Bama, may vary but will stay consistent in the neighborhood of 18hp/22lbft gains.

    KevinD92

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I can't seem to get the thing that's connected to the throttle body below the electric connector to come off. It look like black plastic

Nate

  • Hi,I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with your throttle body please call or send us a email so we can help you out with your problem. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

    Chris J

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Anyone running this on there 2015 V6 ? I have the AiRaid cold air system there new one the closed In box system with the see though top and would like to know if this would fit and what people running it on there 15 think of it

MarkB

  • The BBK 73mm Throttle Body (11-17 V6) will work with the Airaid Cold Air Intakes. The only issue that may arise is that the coupler may be to small. Simply heating it up will make it easier to work with. This Throttle Body is becoming a popular modification with the 2015 V6 Mustangs. It not only improves your MPG, but you will also see a gain in power and an improved throttle response!

    AshleyK

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.333333 4.3
  • Fit 4.757576 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 17, 2016

    BBK 73mm Throttle Body

    I was one of those skeptics you will read about in the reviews. A guy at a Performance shop told me not to get it and to spend my money elsewhere because I wouldn't notice any increase in power. WOW was he way off!! This is by far the best mod I've done yet. Previously I installed Long Tube Headers and surprisingly the throttle body made a waaaayy more significant change to torque and HP! If you don't have this I would highly suggest this part. I also have a race tune, BBK LT Headers, Roush CAI, and now this BBK Throttle body and my V6 is just a plain beast now. I actually took out a 450 HP Mercedes S550 the other day. He complimented my car when he finally caught up at the next traffic light lol!

    Steve72

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 16, 2016

    Well Worth It.

    While everybody is complaining about the price, I agree, it's a bit too much. However, the moment you start your 'stang, you will hear a noticeable difference and the moment you put your 'stang in drive or first gear, you feel the immediate improved throttle response. I did this mod in about 30 minutes, simple and easy for anyone. I also noticed in previous reviews that almost everybody with an airaid intake had troubles with the fitment, I on the other hand didn't have an issue. The fitment is just the way I like it and I still have room to insert a needle maybe, yes, it's that well fitted. Just make sure you disconnect the negative on the battery :)

    Tee

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 02, 2016

    It works well

    Super easy 30-40 minute installation. I think the exhaust tone even deepened with this Throttle Body. Maybe there is a 5hp gain, but it was not something you can feel in the seat of your pants while driving. The best thing is this cured my problems with the stock TB; going into limp mode, hesitation when shifting up, CEL P2111. Now Ford has reimbursed me for this throttle body modification under CSP 16B23. If you have bought one of these in the past few months take your receipt to your dealership!

    JeffOden

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    November 02, 2016

    Best mod I've ever gotten

    Tremendous improvement in acceleration. Already have CAI and tune. I would recommend this mod before you get a tune. It's that good

    redevil

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 25, 2016

    Great gift

    Love the throttle body, I can notice a difference in acceleration getting on highway, deeper tone in the roush axle back also, was a wedding anniversary gift from my wife lol so she definitely made me happy, now just saving up for the bama tuner. I would highly recommend this mod.

    Racered

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 01, 2016

    Do yourself a favor and just buy this!

    I was a little skeptical when reading about the performance gains of this throttle. I figured, how much difference can 5mm make? Let me tell you, it makes a difference! From the moment I disconnected the stock 68mm throttle and held it up to this 73mm one, I knew I made the right decision. Install only took about 30 min and I was back on the road. Though I'm not launching at every stop, my pony definitely does not feel like its lagging anymore. More air = more fun. If you're thinking about installing an aftermarket CAI, or already have one, pair it with this to let your pony breathe better.

    O

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 09, 2016

    Great Mod!!!!

    At first I was a little skeptical on making this purchase seeing how pricey it is, But let me tell you this Throttle Body woke up my V6. I have a bbk cai, sr performance spacer, cat back exhaust, and a tuner, Im running the 87 performance tune and boy is this car wicked, All of these mods tied together spells trouble for any camaro along side me, get this mod and you wont be sorry...

    stes

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    July 17, 2016

    Installed easy Needs Torque Specifications

    Mine has some amount of corrosion, seen in photos I posted. I also bought a CAI (Air Raid) that I had to use die grinder and open up the silicone boot as it would not fit over this larger throttle body. Increased the sound level more throaty and has better response. My MPG prior was 30.2 in last 2 tanks and over 4000 average was 29.9 MPG ave. Not enough miles on this to know if it increases or decreases MPG.

    SPIKER

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2016

    Definitely notices some great changes!

    Installation was pretty simple, took me slightly longer because I was installing an Airaid cold air intake at the same time. Which if you go with their 2015-2016 closed air intake I will warn you that getting the reducer/coupler onto the the throttle body is a real pain, had to actually re-use the factory clamp because of the larger diameter. Together with the CAI intake I've noticed a huge difference in throttle response and picked up a few more mpgs on my fuel economy, the 2016 V6 is rated around 28 high way, and I'm averaging 28 on rural roads with a few stops and 33mpg on the highway. I can't praise this throttle body enough, if you're on the fence, yo should jump for it!

    Geoman

    Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 16, 2016

    BBK 73mm Throttle Body

    With my KandN Series 69 Typhoon Cold Air Intake and mild tune, the throttle is very quick now

    Tang11

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 25, 2016

    BBK Throttle Body

    Easy to install. Took about an hour as stated. Great added horse power.

    Jim

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 10, 2015

    you won't be disappointed

    This was the last mod I need before I did my tune. The throttle response is awesome and the torque is nice. You won't be disappointed this a must have mod.

    kit2013

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 11, 2015

    Easy install

    I have a 2014 V6 MCA edition with A/T (had to get that so my wife can drive the car occassionally) The first upgrade I did was the AirAid CAI. That made a significant difference in how the car breathes, and helped out throttle response. I don't often run the car at wide open throttle, but for the sake of performance measurements, I felt the need to do some 0-60 runs. I was routinely coming in at 5.8 on the one way, slightly uphill strip near me where I can test my car. The second upgrade was a Bama Tune. I probably should have started with the Bama tune as this is where you will get the most bang for your buck. Running the 87 octane street tune, I dropped my 0-60 times to 5.6 and the car is shifting so much better. Now for the BBK Throttle body. Some folks say it lowers the exhaust note...honestly it was hard for me to tell..as the CAI is all I really can hear when I mash the pedal. I did feel the car is breathing even better now, and no change in my 0-60 times, and no need for a new tune from Bama. I will say, it is a very high quality product, that is super easy to install. I am very pleased with this product, and can't say enough good stuff about AmericanMuscle!

    SilverMCA

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Connecticut

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2015

    Excellent Response

    Easy to install. The results where immediate. The throttle response much improved. I have the V6 with the automatic. I wish I had done this sooner and made it one of my first modifications. The exhaust note did improve and I noticed that the MPG gains of about 15.

    Cwhagner

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Phoenix, AZ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 30, 2015

    Well worth it - fantastic product!

    Ok, so I just got this 73mm throttle body today, installed it, and drove quite a while with different driving styles. I absolutely love this, and there are gains in many different areas! I did install 410 gears in my car, so I think that makes this throttle body even more awesome. With these gears, I imagined that this throttle body could aid in my situation, versus when I had the 273s. Fortunately, this has proven to be true! (I would do gears and cai before this if I still had 273 gears)…I also live in high altitude, (close to Denver, co. – mile high city), so air has been a problem for me. I have an auto, and the only way I can pull great power, is to go into select shift. In one test, at around 40mph, I hit 2nd, and it took off like a rocket with a wheel chirp (not quite redlining when I hit 3rd), so I know for a fact that this has never happened before. In gear 1 from a stop, I shut the traction control off, then shut stability control off (hold brake, hold stability control button for around 5 seconds, then on the dash it will say ‘stability control system off’ – you may have to try a few times as my car varied from 3-10 seconds on the button press thing) – With these two systems off, I applied full throttle and it did burn rubber! – This never happened before either, as the brake had to be applied in the past to do this. Definitely noticed power increases throughout the band with my setup, so I am very happy! My setup is 410s, bbk cai, bbk 73mm throttle body, 91 race tune from bama. In terms of how drastic the power is, for me, I certainly noticed it, and there was an extra edge there that was not there before I got this throttle body. For me, when I consider dollars per HP/TQ increases, this has been well worth it! – Hope this helps!

    PatrickH

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Greeley, co

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 22, 2015

    Awsome

    Installed this after my roush axle backs bbk header and sr throttle body spacer man did i feel the diffrence after i updated my bama tune..step on it and my tires spin..love this thottle body

    ed214

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 Carrollton, TX

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 21, 2015

    Tight fit, just the way we like it!

    Very tight fit with Roush CAI, but overall great, no complaints. NO ROOM FOR SPACER THOUGH! I wish I could get the throttle body spacer in there but there is just not room or flexibility... A little pricey for the little bit that you get, but not too bad of a buy

    Ericengineer

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6 St Clair Shores, MI

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 10, 2015

    Massive improvements!!

    This throttle body definitely awoke my sleeping beauty!! Throttle is a lot more responsive and there is a major pull now especially when you go flat out. A little pricey for what it is, but the performance upgrades are so awesome that its definitely worth it. It fits the Airaid CAI, but the rubber hosing was very difficult to wrap around this larger throttle body. Had to cut a small 1/2 inch slit in the hosing to fit it over. But overall, a great addition to performance aspect of my ride.

    kum4224

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Los Angeles, CA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 15, 2015

    Easley to install

    Takes just a few minutes to install if you are handy. I put it on with the BBK cold air. Sound great and I can feel the difference.

    Frank

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 SC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 07, 2015

    impressive gains and growl

    Bbk 73 mm throttle body was worth the buy. The throttle body plus a cold air intake system showed performance gains that were incredible. You can feel and hear the difference

    rally

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 corpus Christi, tx

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