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BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6)

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  • Gain Up to 10 HP.
  • Improves Throttle Response.
  • Bolt-On Installation.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction.
  • Includes Hardware.
  • Fits 01-04 V6 Mustang.

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys, Adam here with Today I'm bringing you a quick overview of the BBK 65-millimeter throttle body, available for all '01 to '04 V6 Mustangs. So in this video, of course, we'll be going over the performance and benefits of adding a 65-millimeter throttle body from BBK, as well as its materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the install, which I'll let you know up front it's gonna be the easiest ones you can do to your V6 motor, which why I'm giving it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The BBK 65-millimeter throttle body I have with me today will be for any '01 to '04 V6 owner who's looking to improve their acceleration and throttle response off the line with one of the easiest direct bolt-on mods you can possibly do to your 3.8-liter Mustang. Now in the aftermarket world the quote "Bigger is always better" usually applies, but today when we're talking about the throttle body, that's not gonna be the case. Talking about a throttle body like the 65-millimeter from BBK, bigger does not always mean better. It'll all depend on what exactly you have done to your 3.8 or 3.9-liter Mustang. Just to exemplify what I mean here, if you skip over the 65-millimeter and went to a 73-millimeter, all you have done is a couple of simple bolt-ons like a cold air intake, and, of course, you're pulling in way too much air than your engine can handle. With so much air you're actually gonna bog it down a little bit and lose a little bit of throttle response. So "bigger is always better" is not always the case when it comes to throttle bodies. In the case of the 65-millimeter throttle body from BBK I have here, this is gonna be a direct fit replacement for your factory option. You won't see a huge gain in power. But what you will feel is a slight increase in throttle response, and, of course, like I said, acceleration off the line. Now with the V6, we all know that it doesn't come with a ton of power from the factory, so helping out with acceleration and throttle response off the line is gonna be a pretty noticeable thing to take care of for your 3.8 or 3.9-liter. Now as far as the materials go, like I said, it's a direct fit replacement, so expect all OEM quality materials here. This one's gonna be manufactured from a lightweight 356 aluminum alloy, all CNC-machined for a perfect OEM fit. As you can see on the back here, everything looks exactly the same as your stock option. It might be a little bit more attractive as far as the finish goes, and, of course, has that BBK PowerPlus logo stamped right on top, with the 65-millimeter marking in it. This one's gonna fit exact like the OEM options. You don't have to worry about making any type of modifications. Now if you are interested in picking up the BBK option we have here, this one's gonna run you about 250 bucks. Now, to some people, it might sound like a lot of money for a throttle body, and honestly, I don't blame you. It's definitely gonna cater to the guys out there who are looking to pick up a stock replacement. Maybe the stock one has become a little bit more defective, isn't performing as it should, and you need a solid replacement. The BBK one I have here is gonna be that solid replacement, so 250 bucks is definitely the price to pay if you need to pick up a new aftermarket option. Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, like I said in the beginning, this one's gonna be one of the easiest mods you can possibly do to your V6 Mustang, excluding the cold air intake, which is, by far, the easiest. Now with that said, this is pretty much related to that same system. All it's gonna take is about four bolts here on the back. All the hardware is included for you in the kit. You'll just need a ratchet and a very simple socket set to get this job done. It's just a matter of unclamping and removing a couple of sensors and swapping them into the BBK option. So to kick things off, start by disconnecting the negative cable on the battery because, of course, any time you're handling something like this, you want to make sure that negative cable is disconnected. Next stop, you want to disconnect the throttle position sensor, or TPS, the throttle cable, auxiliary return spring, and, of course, remove the couplers, all detaching from the factory throttle body, which will all transfer over to the 65-millimeter we have today from BBK. Next thing you want to do, just remove the four bolts holding in of the stock body, and as you can see here, it's just one in each corner here. Just set those aside, as well as setting aside the stock option. Once you've set that stock option aside, you can bolt in the new BBK option right into your factory manifold and your stock air box, and from there, include all the accessories that you removed from the stock option, swap it over to the BBK, and in about 30 minutes or so, you're good to go. A one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Just to wrap things up here for the overview and install, if you're looking to pick up a brand new throttle body for your V6, and, of course, you're looking to improve your throttle response and your acceleration off the line, you might want to check out the BBK 65-millimeter throttle body, which, of course, is available right here at

Gain Up to 10HP. Replace your V6's restrictive factory throttle body with a high performance BBK 65mm Throttle Body and unleash up to 10 extra horsepower and improve acceleration. In under an hour you can enjoy faster launches and have more fun at the track with this simple change to your intake system.

65MM Bore. Your stock throttle body keeps your V6 from breathing freely and giving you all it's got. This BBK throttle body features a generous, free flowing 65mm 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 65mm Throttle Body is designed for 2001 to 2004 V6 Mustangs.

Technical Notes. Not legal in emissions controlled states.

Fitment: 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Throttle Body
  • (1) Grommet/spacer
  • (1) Gasket
  • (4) Bolts
  • (2) Screws
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
Bore Size: 65mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
Year: 2001-2004 Model: 3.8/3.9 V6
Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Aluminum
Manufacturer: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 01, 02, 03, 04

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It is worth every penny. I definetly got more horse power and it is very easy to install. The only heads up that I will give you is to be careful not to strip the screws on the throttle positioning sensor. ...

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Awesome product

Installation was really simple, and I noticed the difference right away, It sounds just as though I was driving a V8, I love your product. Thank you. American Muscle you are the best.

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Cruise control? from the looks of it people seem to lose cruise control from this item? is this true?


  • no that statment is not true it is completely compatable with cruise control and if you would like further prof of this you can look thro the customer pitures and see that one or more of them has the cruise controle cable hooked up to it


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how much does this effect gas mileage? And should I get the tuner first or after the throttle body


  • If you get the Bama tuner they will send you free tunes for life. I got the tuner and a CAI initially then added this throttle body in after. Only took 2 days to get a new tune for it emailed right to me.


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Length? I had a lot of trouble installing my Stack Racing CAI on my 2002 V6 due to bad fitting, I have literally no room for a Throttle body that is longer than the stock throttle body, so could someone tell me the length?


  • Same everything (length etc... not gas pedal spring tension.) as stock but inside diameter of infeed port.


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does anyone know if the 65mm Throttle body will affect during Smog test? i have a v6 2003


  • The BBK 65mm Throttle body (01-04 V6) will not be legal in California and smog testing.


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What is the size of the bolts that come with kit?


  • The BBK 65mm Throttle Body will come with stock thread size M6x1.0 Bolts.

    Rob D

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Is there numbering or lettering that helps identify the product (like a code). I am trying to buy one but I'm not sure if it will fit my car. It says sub 177


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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.259259 4.3
  • Fit 4.537037 4.5

  • 5/5

    April 06, 2010


    It is worth every penny. I definetly got more horse power and it is very easy to install. The only heads up that I will give you is to be careful not to strip the screws on the throttle positioning sensor. I did this and i got them off by clamping down the old throttle body and using vice grips to take of the screws. Great Product though. Thanks American Muscle


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  • 5/5

    August 23, 2009

    Awesome product

    Installation was really simple, and I noticed the difference right away, It sounds just as though I was driving a V8, I love your product. Thank you. American Muscle you are the best.


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  • 5/5

    August 31, 2009

    Great Buy

    Was easy to do even with pratically no experience. sounds great and a definate notice in horsepower. Definately worth the small amount of money it costs. Thanks A.M.


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  • 5/5

    May 08, 2011

    good product

    at first i thought this was a junk product when i first put it on. when i put it up to 2000rpm the idle did not come back down because the throttle string did not have enough strength to close the butterfly. but after messing with it a bit, i adjusted the stop screw and pushed it out a bit so it put less stress on the throttle wire. this worked perfectly and idle is at a grand in park and neutral with a normal 7-800 in drive and reverse. bbk has once again came through. thanks am


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 23, 2012

    Its an okay product.

    Got an 04 V6 mustang with K&N cold air intake. True dual exhaust too. When I installed this product it wasn't to good because wasn't exact size as factory. It kept my car reving at 2,000rpm. The plastic peace holding cables connecting to throttle bodie had to be bent a little so it can reach. But now it works perfectly fine. I do feel a tiny difference but not big thing. Gas pedal feels harder to push down on. Kinda like it. But for $260 it should be a little more exciting to drive


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Boston MA

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Getting a custom tune for your new throttle body will help you feel the extra power that was added; it would also provide you with the optimum performance benefits from your K&N CAI and exhaust mods. If you have any questions or concerns about custom tuning your '04, please give us a call. We'd be glad to help.

      Lisa , Content Specialist

  • 5/5

    February 16, 2011

    bbk 65mm throttle body

    All i have to say is wow. I purchased this tb and bbk CAI for my 2004 3.9L v6 and what a big difference it made. Throttle respode is so much better. One heads up,is that i dont know if its just the 3.9L but the cruise cable was a little short and made the throttle body stay open making it rev high. So i took the cruise control cable and it was back to normal. (i dont use it anyways). Also the gas pedal is harder but dont have a problem with it as other people say. Its makes the response better. And over time it will loosen up. Worth getting it and great fast shipping AM

    Cory J.

    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 18, 2011

    Sweet product

    this throttle body has to be the best throttle body there is. I am very pleased with this and there is a better performance out of my 2003 v6 mustang and the installation was easy and i also installed this with the K & N intake my car sounds awesome. Great product i truly recommend this product.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 north carolina

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  • 5/5

    November 24, 2009

    Great product!

    throttle body was a great buy, took about 10 minutes to install, i got much better acceleration and when i get on the gas you can here a faint squeal so it sounds like a lil turbo! thnx AM

    Jake Chittum

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  • 5/5

    August 04, 2011


    I love it. makes my mustang inhale more air.. I love that humming sound that it produces. just take note.. your CAI intake coupler may need to be upgraded since you make your throttle body to 65mm or 2.5 in. you need intake coupler of 3in on both sides from the intake to the tube. you can get that in autozone for 7.99.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 16, 2011

    bbk tb

    Love it. got it with BBK cai - huge difference. Sounds great with duals. Gas pedal got stiffer but nothing unmanageable and gave me much better throttle response. great product, easy install

    jared bell

    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    April 19, 2011

    great product!

    got this product a little bit ago and it was deff a good choice. already had mac lt headers mac o/r h pipe n flowmasters along with a some other mods and man i could deff feel a diff in throttle response. car seems to take off quicker and the with my other mods car sounds great get compliments all the time. pedal is lil harder to push but not a big deal at all. install was a breeze took about 20 mins. overall great buy i reccomend it to anyone with a v6 and great service from AM got to my house in about 2 days thanks AM keep up the good work.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 01, 2010

    Great Mod

    Forgot to say that the pedal stiffness is nothing major, i've only had it a week and im already use to it. No foot soreness or anything. So dont be worried about the pedal being a little harder to push down. It just makes it respond better.

    Tyler Browning

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 24, 2013

    BBK TB just what I needed

    Throttle body upgrade must have been what I needed for my application which is Procharger supercharger and 90mm Lightning MAF in my 2002 Ford Mustang (3.8L V6). It installed easily but I had to make adjustments afterward to complete project: took slack out of throttle cable by using spacer at accelerator pedal, disconnected cruise control cable for lower idle (yes I did allow for computer to relearn idle strategy many times), replaced throttle position sensor because I broke it during experimentation. Those adjustments are just unique to my situation. WOW did I notice a difference right after installing throttle body!! I could barely believe it. I let my brother and friend who have driven the car drive it again and they noticed right off. Increase in power at low RPMs and high RPMs. I should estimate 50 horsepower for me to notice that much gain in horsepower. HP gains with this upgrade must depend on air induction system leading up to throttle body. If there is none this upgrade may do little good. I used to get 288 horsepower measured at rear wheels on dynotest. Now I'm easily above 300 rwhp and getting ready to go back to dynotuner.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 South San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 03, 2013

    Good BUT...

    Good upgrade to have with a CAI but not happy I lost cruise control function, since the cable grab point is slightly more forward than stock. Also this throttle body tends to stick when I first put my foot on the gas. Contrary to what people may say, the outside diameter is larger. Didn't cause any issues but a tight fit with a K&N CAI but something to look into with other brands of CAI fittings. It does give some power though. I wouldn't return it but I'm not as happy with the unit as I thought I would be by any means.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Atlanta, GA, USA

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    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      Many other customers have been able to install this TB and still maintain the cruise control function. I'd suggest taking your Mustang to a local shop to see what they say. If the TB is in some way defective, we'll certainly ship you another one, but you should still have CC functionality.

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 10, 2012

    BBK TB

    This product is awezome, another great buy from AM, definetly would recommend, i felt a way better throttle response and now i can cut through traffic ;), this would be a easy 30 minute job but i had very old rusty pressure tools, 2 bolts are simple to remove from the stock, but the other 2 are not so easy, i had to go to auto zone to buy new good pressure tools..and it easily came off, and the throttle position sensor was to tight on the stock TB so it broke i had to buy another one lolz...this is a great product, the only bad thing is the stock Throttle body its hard to remove without good stayed on a high rpm but i took off the cruise control and took care of tht problem, BUY it if u want a good acceleration and a nice wind suckin sound.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Mission

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  • 5/5

    March 28, 2011

    Not amazed

    honestly not seeing what everyone else is about it, maybe it was just my own experience but while it seemed worth while at first, i ended up changing it out for my original and left it. I seemed to get a bit of lag before my throttle cable would really tighten even though i did all i could to tighten it up, my old one was stuck on pretty good at the time and took a few hit with a hammer to get off. I could only get 2 bolts out cuz my intake had normal bolts that i replaced with the packaged bolts on top and permanent ones the bottom? never understood that, but i got it on and it is extremely noisy, not bothersome to me but if your looking to stay quite like some are its definitely not. When i reinstalled my own original i noticed a faster throttle response then before just less noise not much at all in power, kinda became null and void with a faster engine reaction from the pedal, so i left my original on. all in all the directions could have been a bit better, and is loud, it seemed at first to make a difference to only later find that i liked the stock one better. this is the only part ive ever done this with. perhaps its just me but the noise wasn't worth the over $200 i spent. American muscle is awesome though, its not fault of theirs. they've been amazing on everything ive ever ordered and every part i can will be ordered from them in the future.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    January 20, 2011

    Buy it now!

    The power is very noticable. I got the torque back that I lost from getting dual exhaust.


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  • 5/5

    January 08, 2009

    Is that a supercharger?!

    At first, when I got this installed I wasnt sure if I had wasted my money or not. At first it was a little hard to push in, but when I started getting used to it, this throttle body has a really sensitive whine to it. When you get used to it enough you will have people saying, IS THAT A SUPERCHARGER! Very nice product!

    Tyler Malek

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 07, 2012

    Excellent Throttle Body

    Installation was very simple and straightforward and all new bolts/screws/gasket were included . I did had some trouble getting the old mounting studs to come out after removing the OEM throttle body; some PB Blaster and vise grips took care of that, and I also had to stretch out the coupler from my AM CAI to fit the larger size opening, but again it wasn't anything too difficult. You can definitely tell the difference in power, especially on the lower end for me. The gas pedal is a little bit stiffer. I agree that this is a must and it compliments a CAI with dual exhaust, thanks again AM!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Northwest Georgia

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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2010


    I purchased the throttle body and of course it came really fast, and I had it installed in just minutes... It really doesn't get much better then that. I noticed better throttle response as soon as I drove, this was well worth the price, especially if you are going to buy a CAI.

    Mike Carrozza

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