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BBK 78mm Throttle Intake (96-04 GT)

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    Features, Videos & Details

    • Better Throttle Response
    • More Horsepower
    • Great for Supercharged GT's
    • Crinkle Coat Finish
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-17
    • Fits All 1996 to 2004 4.6L GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Hey everyone, I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and today, I’m going to break down the BBK 78 mm throttle intake for all ’96-’04 Mustang GTs. This product from BBK combines two of their most popular items: the tried and true larger diameter BBK throttle body along with a very popular two-valve mod, the larger diameter intake elbow. This has combined it in one very sleek package that is a lot cheaper than ordering both products separately. Why would you want something like this versus your standard normal diameter throttle body? Well, as soon as you place a larger diameter throttle body on your stock intake plenum that is not port matched (meaning it is not matched to 78 mm), you’re instantly losing out on all that extra flow thanks to that larger throttle body. This kit from BBK takes care of all that. This throttle intake is offered in a massive 78 mm diameter, which will allow for maximum airflow. That’s also going to help with your looks under the hood as well, thanks to that very sleek black finish. That large diameter will be perfect for your forced induction setups, including superchargers or turbochargers when you have to move the absolute most amount of air through your motor. Installing this throttle intake for the first time is a relatively painless task that should only take a couple hours. You will need to transfer over both your intake air control valve and your TPS sensor from your stock unit over to the new BBK. After that, simply reinstall in reverse order, plug everything in, and you should be good to go. So if you’re looking to increase the airflow in your 2 valve 4-6, all the while increasing your throttle response and getting some big top-end gains, you’ll definitely want to check out this throttle intake from BBK Performance.

    More Power. BBK Performance has designed and patented the first Throttle Intake. A Throttle Intake incorporates a high flow intake plenum and a larger 78mm BBK throttle body all in one great performing unit. This throttle intake is a direct bolt-on and is good for an additional 12 to 15 horsepower.

    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.

    Application. BBK's 78mm throttle intake is designed to be a perfect fit on all 1996 to 2004 4.6L SOHC GT Mustang. This BBK brand throttle body reuses the stock throttle body gasket.

    Please Note. A 78mm throttle body works great on a heavily modified or supercharged GT mustang, because stock or mildly modified GT's do not flow air enough to benefit from the larger Throttle Body.

    Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Throttle Body
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Throttle Body Specifications
    Bore Size: 78mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
    Year: 1996-2004 Model: 4.6 GT
    Material: Aluminum Finish: Charcoal Crinkle Coat
    Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
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    44 Questions / 71 Answers

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    would it be good to use on my almost stock 1999 gt ? All i have done to my car is a K&N intake, flowmaster 40'S mufflers and a BBK catted x pype. im planing on buying a bama tuner so wopuld that help too ?

    Ricardo

    • This would be too much air flow for your Mustang's engine. A better choice for power would be a 70mm Accufab or BBK unit. You would see the most gains from these throttle bodies with your combination. I would, also, suggest getting the matching upper plenum. Hope this answers your question and thanks for choosing American Muscle!

      SOLIDSSSNAKE

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    78mm for N/A or smaller?? For a naturally aspirated engine would you get more horsepower out of a larger intake such as this 78mm Throttle intake made by BBK, or would you get more horsepower out of a higher velocity intake with a smaller diameter such as the Accufab 70mm throttle body and plenum?

    Seanathon

    • This not so much an answer but a question are you going to remain stock? Upgrading to a larger throttle body is usually one of the first steps besides the exhaust in modding engines so if you are going to remain stock then the 70 mm would get you better gains but if you are going to put cams or power adders then the 78 is a must.

      05GTHI

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    I had just installed this throttle body today. After finishing and starting the car, it idled rough in a way that resembles a car that is "cammed out". Even though I like the sound it makes, as it is far more aggressive, I want to know if that is supposed to be the reaction. I have an SR CAI already with the throttle body and a custom BAMA tune on its way. I did notice an increase in power and a nice whistle when I shift almost resembling a turbo but not quite. Anyways, please let me know if the rough and aggressive idle is anything to worry about, or if it will adjust over time or with the tune. Thanks!

    01GT

    • I am sorry to here about this. This may be your TPS. If your Throttle position sensor is off this could be the cause of the hard idle. Give us a call in and we can help you out with this!

      Ricky36

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    I have a 03 mustang GT with BBK longtube headers non cAtted bbk mid pipe and slp loudmouth exhaust I do have a S b intake iwanted to buy the 78mm bbk throttle body and get my car dyno tuned right after will this product affect my car in any way?

    Ryan

    • The BBK 78mm Throttle Intake will increase performance and air flow, however since it is after the Mass Airflow sensor and Intake air temp sensors, the PCM is able to read and accommodate for these changes. This part will have little to no effect on the tune because of this.

      Rob D

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    would this throttle body fit on a JLT cold air intake?

    ColtonC

    • The BBK 78mm Throttle Intake will work perfect with a JLT CAI.

      Rob D

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    Do I use the same two screws on the cruise control mount on top

    Rudolph

    • The cruise control component will simply pop on and off of this throttle body.

      AshleyK

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.554286 4.6
    • Fit 4.771429 4.8



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 21, 2018

      Overall Good Product

      Installed this part with two friends on a Friday evening. Overall, easy bolt on installation and took about 2 hours. The threads on the right hand side where the purge canister attaches were slightly off so we had to tap the threads to ensure the bolt screwed in straight. Besides that, HUGE improvement on throttle response!

      WesleyS

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 13, 2018

      Good fit, Nice addition to the engine compartment

      Watched the video for installing this, say it came with a bushing for the throttle position sensor. No bushing came, sent back the part, talked to a Rep at American Muscle, he said they could send out a replacement one. Got the replacement one, still no bushing. I called BBK, they said they have updated the design where the bushing wasnt needed. Upon installation, several holes where stripped and had to be re-tapped. Very disappointed in the quality of the product

      LanceD

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 12, 2018

      Great throttle feel

      Put this on my 03 gt it gave my throttle a whole new feel, increased power noticeably, also gave it a more wide open sound when on the gas. Definitely recommend from me

      CodyK

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 11, 2018

      78mm BBK throttle intake

      This intake was easy to install and fits perfect. It looks great and deffinentaly gives my 4.6 quicker throttle response. I'm very happy with BBK , all of their products have exceeded my expectations.

      EdmondW

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 05, 2018

      Throttle intake

      Noticable throttle response. Looks great. Easy install. Only problem was some of the included bolts were to short. Needed to visit hardware store.

      RobertS

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      May 07, 2018

      BBK throttle and intake

      Could not believe throtle response cannot press pedal car jumps ahead I am very satisfied

      LuisIP

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 30, 2018

      great buy

      very easy to install. sounds nice! and i notice a little more pep. overall very worth the money.

      BobbyT

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2018

      Bbk 78mm

      It a perfect fit the sound is insane and the look is awesome

      JonathanL

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 02, 2018

      CARB Certified

      I installed this out of necessity. My previous 70mm TB did not pass the California smog check. I wanted to install a mod that didn't have to be removed every two years. This TB from BBK met that requirement. The install was easy. I had to purchase a 22mm socket to install the PCV connector but other than that it didn't take any special tools. Install was abut 30 mins. for me. The car passed the smog check and I was able to reinstall my BAMA custom tune. I noticed a distinct difference in the throttle response from my previous throttle body. Additionally there is very little air restriction between my Airaid CAI and this TB.

      Sevey554

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 10, 2018

      Beautiful tb

      Let me just say this thing is gorgeous and easy to install I'd say it took me like 20 minutes the only issues I had wee fitting the coupling onto it lol and to fine out the cap on the tps sensor pops off for it to fit other then that a definite must

      domlee

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 02, 2018

      Great replacement

      This is a great addition to go with most mods it took about 20 minutes to install and looks good do not buy a throttle body spacer it will not work with this setup you will be happy you put this on when you feel the difference compared to the stock one

      shaker56

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 2/5

      December 28, 2017

      Cheap sticker

      Why do I spend this type of money to see everyone else have machined bbk and I order mine and I got a cheap sticker on mine

      OlindoH

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 04, 2017

      Throttle Intake

      Very good product very satisfied and easy to install

      DavidO

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 26, 2017

      Great product

      Arrived fast, looks great, and fit even better. So far I love this plenum, throttle response is probably 50 better and the pedal feels about 20 lighter, making the gas pedal a little touchy at first. This plenum breathes WAY better than stock on my 2v 4.6 and makes a little whistle sound under load. My build is all bolt on N/A and this plenum works great, not too big. Others have said their cars were a little boggier in the bottom end but I haven't seen that. Biggest thing I've noticed power wise is 3-5.5k the engine revs quicker, thus getting to peak hours faster. Sorry I don't have a real sensitive butt Dyno to give you some number

      RobertA

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 10, 2017

      Be Careful Guys/Girls !!

      First, when I bought this item the BBK sign in the middle was a (sticker) not an ingraved word of BBK. Second, I followed through all the instructions on the website and everything seemed fine, but when I started the car I received a rough, slow, and noisy ideal. Three minutes later after letting the car sit in ideal, I noticed smoke and than a check engine light appeared on. After doing further inspection the smoke was steam coming from a hole in my (Heater Core Hose) leaking on the intake manifold. I figured the hole came from the anoumous amount of pressure the 78mm was giving out. The Check engine light was a code P0122 (TPS) Throttle postion Sensor, which had blown during the Three minutes I had let the car ideal for needed replacement. Do to my 01 being my only car I had to place my stock back in inorder to go to work while I wait for those parts. American Musucle you need to come with it next time !!!!

      AndrewP

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 09, 2017

      Great product

      Noticeable horsepower increase...the major difference is the throttle response(ie. The time it takes from putting the pedal down to when the rpms come up..)

      MarcoG

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 08, 2017

      Amazing

      Woke the car right up , sounds a little deeper, better pick up off the line and on rolls. I can deff hear the engine sucking more. I am happy

      GT03Stang

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 06, 2017

      BBK 78mm

      Perfect fit, Mustang is supercharged and this intake woke it up. Would recommend to anyone with supercharger. Instructions included were to the point and simple.

      JordanS

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 20, 2017

      Amazing!!

      Immediately noticed the throttle response and can feel the power. Great buy

      KreigN

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 19, 2017

      Awesome!

      Really woke the car up. Throttle response is a lot better, can definitely feel the difference. Perfect along with my Flowmasters and CAI. Love this product. Thanks American Muscle!

      BlackWidowStang

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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