(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
BBK's 70-millimeter throttle body I have here today is a good option for any of my '94, '95 5-liter owners out there that are looking to squeeze every last bit of power out of their naturally aspirated or force induction motor. And when it comes time to install this, expect a very easy one outta three wrenches in our difficulty meter here, about an hour job, all you need are basic hand tools. We're gonna show you how coming up soon. So when it comes to moving air into and out of your 5.0, there are a few general rules here, guys, cold airs, throttle bodies, and intake manifolds coming in, and you got long tubes and a cat-back moving it out, but some parts have a tendency to move air more effectively, like long tubes compared to a pair of mufflers. Now if you've done both, and you also have some air or exhaust mods, then you're literally looking at where your power bottleneck is, and it's usually the stock restrictive throttle body. Now while throttle bodies aren't mods that make gobs of power on their own, when paired with the aforementioned modifications, they really will add more power that can't be found elsewhere, and in the long run, we're all hunting for bigger numbers, right? So the Mustang's factory throttle body comes in at around 56 millimeters, and BBK's here is gonna be a 70 millimeter. Now, while the bigger diameter sounds like a small upgrade, it's actually a big step in the right direction, but bigger doesn't necessarily mean better on its own here. If your motor's completely stock, this is not gonna do much for you, but if you're investing in exhaust pieces or an air intake, maybe an intake manifold or even other power outers , that OEM throttle body will quickly become a bottleneck. Now this throttle body fixes that, it's gonna free up that extra air to your motor needs to take advantage of those other mods. Now lookin' at the construction a little bit for you, this throttle body is made from a permanent mold casting of 356-grade aluminum to produce a higher quality casting than a conventional sand mold which reduces porosity for an improved finish. And while we are on the finish, this does have a pretty nice looking polished look that is gonna fit well under any hood. Now it's worth pointing out a couple things here, guys, one ,this is not a tune required part, meaning that you can simply install it and hit the ground running, not have to pick up a Ford back Aluminator chip, but we're always gonna recommend doing it. Now two, this is more of a recommendation from me and everybody else here at American Muscle, and like I said a little bit earlier, if you're gonna do the throttle body here, it's really best to pair this at least with a cold air intake to really yield those gains. With that being said, BBK's 70-millimeter throttle body by itself costs only around 220 bucks, which will make this about 70 bucks more than the SR Performance offering, and your main differences here are merely going to be the manufacturing process and the brand name. Now this throttle body is precision CNC machine while the SR Performance is cast, which is generally a little bit less expensive to produce. And when it comes time to the installation, just like I had said a little bit earlier, guys, expect a very easy one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and about an hour job only needing basic hand tools like a socket set. You're gonna wanna start by removing the negative battery terminal, followed by the hose from the throttle body to the air intake, then detach the three cables to the throttle linkage, followed by unplugging the throttle body sensor, as well as the idle air control sensor. Now at that point, you can then remove the 4 nuts holding the factory throttle body onto the intake manifold with a 13 millimeter wrench or socket. Now you can then remove the factory IAC and throttle position sensor. And once they're off, it's gonna be a great idea to clean the IAC with a little bit of car cleaner before you throw it back on. Now you'll then install the throttle position sensor and IAC onto the newer throttle body. So with the supplied gasket, you'll install the new throttle body onto the intake manifold and secure it with the factory nuts, and torque 'em down a spec. And once you're done there, you'll then reattach the linkages to the throttle body and plugs onto the TPS and idle air control. So once you're done there, you can then install the hose back onto the new throttle body, then connect your negative battery terminal. And once you're done there, you're gonna wanna fire your car up and then adjust the idle by turning the Idle screw. Now if that doesn't change the idle, just adjust the throttle position sensor until you're where you need to be. So that's gonna wrap up my quick review and breakdown of BBK's 70-millimeter throttle body, fitting the 1994, 1995 5-liter Mustang, that can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Technical Notes. This BBK throttle body is CARB certified (CARB EO Number: D-245-13) and 50 state legal.
Fitment: 1994 1995 Details
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February 01, 2020
I expected better of bbk
Throttle body looked nice with no issues till I got to installation and realized the holes for the TPS didnt line up only one screw fit as a result I expected better of bbkHelpful (0)
September 19, 2019
This little puppy will rock your world. It might not add a lot on its own, but pair it up with some other things and it’s a power house.Helpful (0)
June 14, 2019
Well built, installs easy, adds hp, nice finish. Excellent price point, and great customer service from AM.Helpful (0)
May 11, 2019
Just got this installed and it fit perfectly. The only downside is having to use the old TPS and IAC sensor hardware. Mine were siezed on the original throttle body and TPS.Helpful (1)
May 01, 2019
This was a pretty easy install and it’s a definite change from the 60 mm tbHelpful (0)
April 08, 2019
Since I have few other mods, this did not really make a noticeable difference in performance. I didn't expect any at this point, but at least this won't be a bottleneck when I make other mods. It does look great though and the installation was a breeze. I just wish I had paid more attention to the product photos which showed a gasket included with the TB. It did not mention that in the description and the website recommended a gasket set, so I purchased one and now have an extra set. Live and learn.Helpful (2)
January 05, 2019
Easy to install like twenty minutes Gave it more accurate performanceHelpful (4)
November 23, 2018
Well made easy install takes about 25 mins can feel the difference in how it pulls add this with CAI and larger MAF to really feel the differenceHelpful (5)
July 03, 2018
Nice product. Well made. Looks good. Installed with an SR cold air intake.Helpful (5)
June 04, 2018
Purchased thisbtheottle body, lasted 9 months before it completely failed and allowed unmetered air into my engine. Bbk refused to warranty, provide parts or provide discounted replacement. Avoid this part like the plague and purchase a reputable brand. If I could give it a zero star I wouldHelpful (10)
I own a 1995 mustang gt 5.0. It has an H pipe. It has a ram air intake. It has a ram air hood. Other than that its stock. Should my next upgrade be the throttle body?
With all those modifications, it would be a great idea to upgrade to the BBK 70mm Throttle Body. I also recommend getting a custom tune as well. You can go with the Bama 4-Bank Eliminator Chip w/ 3 Custom Tunes, item # 38000G94, (https://www.americanmuscle.com/sct-4bank-custom-9498gt.html).
with the throttle body should i get a mass air flow and what kind do i need or should i get a bigger better one, will it make more power or not, i will also be getting a chip soon so do i need the maf with a chip
I have both the BBK CAI and 70mm throttle body on now, i did not have to get a MAF, but later after my GT40 intake, heads, and e303 cam install i am upgrading to the lightning MAF. Hope this helps.
I have a 94 (only 24k org miles) and to this point all I have done is an American Thunder exhaust and BBK Off-road X-Pipe and cat delete. I just ordered a BBK CAI and will be installing that shortly. Would I see a benefit from installing this as I have been reading that it may not be wise without some fuel system upgrades? Also with adding this should I think about purchasing a tuner chip? Thank you in advance for any help.
Can this be installed on a 94-95 Cobra Manifold with modification to the upper intake.
The BBK 70mm Throttle Body is compatible with both the GT and Cobra intakes from 1994-1995 5.0L Mustangs.
Which throttle body is better the bbk 70mm or Sr performance 70mm
They are both really the same product just manufactured by different companies, so they both are going to offer generally the same thing. In this case it just comes down to personal preference between brands.
Hi, A Cold Air intake is not necessary to use this BBK 70mm Throttle Body, But I do recommended using a cold air intake to get the full performance out of this part.
A tune is not necessary with the installation of an after-market throttle body. The metering system will compensate for the increase in air flow.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Bore Size:||70mm||Single or Twin Blade:||Single|
|Year:||1994-1995||Model:||5.0 GT and 5.0 Cobra|
|Manufacturer:||BBK||Computer Tune Required:||No|