(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6) - Installation Instructions
Hey, guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. 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 americanmuscle.com.
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Technical Note. This BBK throttle body is 50-state emissions legal. CARB EO# D-245-17
Fitment: 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
January 09, 2020
Nice improvement, difficult install due to gasket
The gasket between the stock throttle body and the engine on my car was baked on. I spent 3 afternoons going through the repetitive process of spraying it with gasket remover and scraping away what little comes off with a plastic razor before having to spray again. Just a warning: this can be a difficult install due to an old gasket. The throttle body itself is a noticeable change. The throttle pedal feels stiffer due to the newer spring, but this also makes it easier to hold your foot at a specific RPM. It also accelerates sooner with less pressure on the pedal than with stock, as you would expect from a throttle body with a larger diameter hole. Overall it's a noticeable upgrade, but I'm not convinced it's necessary.Helpful (1)
July 12, 2019
Can feel the upgrade and the pick up is great I could feel the change and for a V6 any sort of improvements makes for a great change painted to match the car looks great also.Helpful (1)
July 06, 2019
Noticed the difference as soon as i took off... Even my intake sounds a little louderHelpful (0)
May 19, 2019
Bbk throttle body
Really easy to install but one of the screws on the tps didn't fit right so I have to use a little washerHelpful (1)
April 25, 2019
Good Product and got the performacne and response looking for.Helpful (0)
April 09, 2019
Did not work properly, everything fit but did not function. Also had visible damage where tps mounts.Helpful (5)
February 19, 2019
Great replacement. Excellent spring. Looks good under the hood.Helpful (2)
November 24, 2018
Great High Quality Made in the USA!!!
Bolted on in 30 minutes as advertised, bought it on the phone got it home alone, unbelievable it’s Awesome!!Helpful (4)
October 23, 2018
it is awesome!!
I have to say that the product works awesome. You can feel the the extra power right away. I just have my car set on Bama street tune at this moment. Next spring i will try the others. The only draw back is that I had to wait 3 weeks for it to arrive. When I ordered the product the website didn't say that is was on back order.So for 3 weeks I bothered AM to see when it was shipping out. Other than that I am well pleased.Helpful (4)
September 27, 2018
I got quick easy to put on, but my only gripe is that your gas pedal will be stiff but with time it will soften upHelpful (3)
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
What is the mm size for the stock throttle body?
The stock throttle body on Mustangs for 2001-2004 V6's are 60mm. The BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6) is a great upgrade over stock giving your car more room to breathe giving it more power too. Hope this helps!
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.
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.
I have this bbk 65mm throttle body on my 2001 Mustang V6 3.8 Could I use this Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (99-01 V6) Would I have change anything or would be a direct fit Thanks
I wouldn't recommend using the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (99-01 V6), item # 52215, (http://www.americanmuscle.com/airaid-tb-spacer-9901v6.html) with an aftermarket Throttle Body. This Spacer is only designed to work with a stock throttle body. If you install this spacer with the BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6), you may actually decrease your airflow.
The throttle body upgrade won't really add much in terms of tone to the exhaust, but you'll definitely notice an increase in performance once installed.
The BBK 65mm Throttle Body and other throttle bodies will produce a whistling sound when getting on the as yes.
The BBK 65mm Throttle body (01-04 V6) will not be legal in California and smog testing.
Hi, The black plastic ring that comes with this BBK 65mm Throttle Body is a Grommet/spacer for the throttle position sensor.
Construction of this will be pretty much the same as factory. This is simply just a larger flowing throttle body for more airflow/power.
Yes, this throttle body will work with the SR cold air intake.
This is CARB legal under CARB EO# D-245-17.
We do have an install guide here to help troubleshoot the issue. https://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-65mm-throttle-body-0104v6-install.html
The OEM throttle body is mechanically controlled via the throttle cable, and is monitored electronically via the TPS sensor.
This throttle body is CARB legal under CARB EO# D-245-17. The site will be updated to reflect this.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Bore Size:||65mm||Single or Twin Blade:||Single|
|Manufacturer:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|