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BBK 56mm Throttle Body (94-98 V6)

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    Features & Details

    • Gain up to 10 HP.
    • Improves Throttle Response
    • Bolt-On Installation
    • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-17
    • Fits 1994-1998 V6 Mustangs
    Gain Up to 10HP. Wake up your 3.8L-powered Pony and launch faster off the line with a Power-Plus BBK Throttle Body. By replacing your restrictive factory throttle body with a free-flowing 56mm BBK part, you'll gain up to 10 horsepower and improve throttle response. Your factory throttle body forces air to bottleneck right where it matters most, and by improving airflow you'll maximize performance.

    56MM Bore. Your factory throttle body keeps your V6 from breathing deeply and giving you all it's got. By bolting on a free-flowing 56mm BBK throttle body, your Mustang will get the air it needs to fuel the fire under the hood.

    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 56mm Throttle Body is designed for 1994 to 1998 Mustangs with the 3.8L V6 engine.

    Technical Note. Stock intake manifold may require port matching for proper fitment.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Details

    MPN# 1548

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Throttle Body
    • (2) Gaskets
    • (1) Bushing
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Throttle Body Specifications
    Bore Size: 56mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
    Year: 1994-1998 Model: 3.8 V6
    Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Aluminum
    Manufacturer: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
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    Questions & Answers (8)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    what is the factory size of the 98 3.8l v6 throttle body?

    • Same exact size as this one, actually. 56mm. This one is just a little more free flowing in my opinion. It does help a little, but unless you have a need to flow more air freely, you won't notice much right off the bat. You'd honestly be better off getting rear end gears for pretty much the same price, for a lot more noticeable performance.

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    What would be best? I have a 1997 v6 mustang with an intake and I was wondering if I should go with a throttle body or a tuner. What do you suggest?

    • A tuner or the BBK 56mm Throttle Body (94-98 V6) would both be great modifications for your 97 V6!

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    How do you put the new bushing on or change the old one out?

    • You can simply remove the old bushing and then install the new one.

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    If this is the same size as the oem throttle body, how is this an improvement.? What makes this better?

    • This throttle body by BBK would be less restrictive than the factory throttle body which would allow more airflow and allow your Mustangto perform a bit better. 

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    So on the BBK website it says that the Throttle body is legal in California but here on the AM website it says it is not legal in California. So is it?

    • We apologize for the confusion. This throttle body is legal to run in Calfornia and its CARB EO# is CARB D-245-17. We will definitely update our site to show this as well.

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    3 More Questions
    I had a question about my 96 V6 Mustang before purchasing the BBK throttle body, Should I also replace the old throttle cable since its over 20 years old? If so does BBK sell one. 1 answer
    Any ideas if there is a throttle body spacer for this throttlebody available on the market? like an Air Aid one maybe? 1 answer
    I live in California, will this affect my smog test . Is it CARB legal? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (29) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Performance Gain 4.444445 4.4
    • Fit 4.666667 4.7

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2019

      96 232 stang

      works grate with bbk coldair intake, throttle body is well worth buying


      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 14, 2019

      it sucks

      when i installed this throttle body on my stang it actually made it slower i could not accelerate at all i gave it full throttle and my car fell on its face my factory throttle body works better then this i even got a few mechanics to see if they knew the problem and a certified ford machanic none of them knew why this throttle body performed the way it did i didnt think id be paying for my car to go slower then it is


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      September 17, 2018

      My pony

      The throttle body work great an gain more power an it took me about 3 hour to install because I had two bolts hard to get out after that it was easy I'm glad that I brought it


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 27, 2018

      The under bolts

      This is a great product the only complaint I have is my bottom right nut that screwed onto the bolt would not go back on, the throttle body was blocking it, so I had to get another 13mm nut withought the little washer around it so it would fit on. Also as everyone else said the TPS screws do NOT come out very easily. I ordered 2 more screws and just went ahead and threw a new TPS on it.


      Year: 1994 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 21, 2018

      Breath baby, breath

      I didn’t see the gain I wanted from my cold air intake, so I decided to replace the throttle body. Man what a difference. She sounds completely different under acceleration. Install was easy and straight forward.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 07, 2017


      I was a little skeptical about it but when you take it out of the box and have it side by side with the original it’s like another world completely more sound power and response long wait from back order but totally worth it


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 01, 2017

      Throttle body

      Easy to install only took 30 minutes. Haven't drive much since install but I have noticed a definite increase in throttle response and the pick up with the car.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 28, 2016

      10 hp garrenteed

      I actually made 10 horses more!! Tested it on the dyno to make sure.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 20, 2013

      56mm throttle body

      Well it took me a long time to decide wither to buy this part or not and i have to say I'm glad i did. First thing you'll notice after you install this part is a stiffer gas pedal, a little extra sound but not much. Plus less pedal to do the job at hand. It fit perfect but the port is bigger than the port on your manifold. All and all it only took about 30 minutes to install but note guys take the time to use penetrating oil on the two bolts on the sensor (located on the side of the throttle body) you "WILL" strip them out.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      August 11, 2011

      BBK TB

      made a difference but nothing special, well built, bought this with the BBK CAI and the airflow is awesome!

      Stefan Orand

      Year: 1994 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      June 19, 2011

      BBK 56mm throttle body

      I thought the end result of having this throttle body and the bbk cai is great. Installations was fairly simple except for the removal of the sensor from the stock throttle body was some what difficult. Overall I think it's a good product to buy.

      Ernesto Quintanilla

      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      February 27, 2011

      great throttle body

      i purchased this and didnt expect a whole lot from it but wen i put it on i was quite impressed. a lot better throttle response a bit more power and a nicer rumble. its worth the pain in the rear to pull the old throttle body... mine was stuck and i had to use a prybar to get it off the plenum and i had to find new bolts for the tps cuz the were so stuck i just decided to cut them off. overall a really great product thanks again american muscle!!!


      Year: 1997 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      February 17, 2011

      pretty good

      took all of 30 mins to install but you do need a torch to get the screws out of the sensor on top of the throttle body or risk striping them all and all very nice throttle response not to big a gainer in power tho.


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    • 5/5

      January 27, 2011

      BBK 56mm Throttle Body (94-98 V6)

      Incredibly easy install. Noticeable performance gain. Highly recommended. For a little more kick throw in a cold air intake while you have it all apart anyway.

      Kevin R

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    • 5/5

      January 20, 2011

      Sweet nibblets!

      As another reviewer mentioned, I waited a bit before deciding to add this to my V6, but let me just say, I shouldn't have. One of the easiest and quickest ways to add some punch to your V6! Acceleration is quicker and smoother, as well as just general drivability. The engine pulls better, picks up speed better throughout the gears, mine is automatic and just generally runs smoother. When I originally put my CAI on, I had a slight whistle from the air intake, but that pretty much went away with the new throttle body. I'm guessing because all that fresh air can go into the motor now! Installation was simple and without complications. It's an easy 30 min to 1 hour install to get an exciting new feel to the 3.8L! Just think, you can outrun some V8's, aggravate the rest and still get over 20 mpg while doing it! It's definitely a sweet addition to your V6.

      Patrick Smith

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    • 5/5

      October 13, 2010

      bbk 56mm throttle body for v6 94-98 3.8 mustang

      I recently purchased my throttle body. I have to say very happy with the result i has seen. the car definatly seems more pepy. I had to get a new tps sensor because i broke mine taking if off the old one. installing took about 40 minutes. Fast shipping on product too

      Allen (9838stang) Geiselhart

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    • 5/5

      September 28, 2010

      '97 3.8 BBk Throttle Body

      This part works!It really does. Frankly, I couldn't conceive how a throttle body could improve performance.I waited a long time before getting one,and I am very satisfied. It took a week to get used to the new throttle response. I let as many other Mustang owners I new test drive the car to experience it themselves. I already had EVERY possible bolt on made for the 3.8. This was the perfect way to top it all off before my SCT dyno scheduled. One install note is take time to use penetrating oil on the 2 screws on sensor for butterfly valve. You'll see what I mean. I stripped both screws bad. Anyway-Love it.


      Year: 1997

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    • 5/5

      August 17, 2010

      Enjoy your V6

      This is another great product for the V6 mustang owners, while only a booost of around 10 hp, it went well with the bbk intake and underdrive pulleys. If you have throttle body that has never been replaced, the throttle position sensor will be a pain to get off, i had to rely on some vise grips to remove very slowly.

      Patrick Clark II

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    • 5/5

      August 13, 2010

      More air

      finally broke thru 300hp


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    • 4/5

      July 27, 2010

      Pretty Good,

      The product is pretty good, I just wish it was bigger then 56mm, but you cant really find any for a v6. It was pretty easy to put on, besides my TPS was stuck on my old TB so i had to get a new one, plus the i had to go out and buy a new nut and washer for the bottom right bolt becuase it was impossible to get the original nut back on, even with the new one it was a little tricky getting on. But deff feel a diff in throttle response.


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