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BBK 73mm Throttle Body (11-17 V6)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Increases of 15 RWHP
    • 73mm Single Bore
    • Machined from High Quality Aluminum Castings
    • Simple Bolt-On Installation
    • No Tuning or Computer Mods Required
    • CARB EO Number: D-245-17 (2011-2014 Models Only)
    • Fits 2011-2017 3.7L V6

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm taking a closer look at BBK's 73mm Throttle Body, fitting the Drive-by-Wire 3.7 L V6, found in all 2011 and newer V6 Mustangs. The basic function of this Throttle Body is to allow more air into your engine, by replacing your smaller diameter 68mm factory Throttle Body with this larger 73mm unit. Now ultimately you can expect a small bump in power and throttle response. Taking a closer look at the throttle body, you can see that it's been designed and built very well. The body is cast from 356 grade aluminum, and all the internals have been strengthened and gone over as well. A real nice feature of this BBK Throttle Body is that it already includes all of your Drive-by-Wire electronics, which have been pre-installed for you. This makes this a 100% Plug-n-Play bolt-on-and-go mod. Now you can run this Throttle Body bone-stock without a tune or an intake, and still make more power, but this is one of those mods that's greatly benefit from other supporting mods, such as Cold Air Intake Systems, Headers Exhaust, and especially a tune. Another benefit of using this BBK is the ease of install. Now since it already includes all of your Drive-By-Wire electronics, as I already pointed out, you literally unbolt your factory Throttle Body, unplug the sensor, and then re-install the new BBK in reverse order. Doing all of this should take you no more than an hour. So if you're looking to make the most out of your 3.7 L V6, and to complement your other Bolt-Ons, then be sure to check out this 73mm BBK Throttle Body, right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Excellent Performance Gains. Replace your restrictive factory throttle body with a BBK Power Plus Series Throttle body that features a generous, free flowing 73mm bore design. It is a simple, direct bolt-on install that does not require any computer tuning to enjoy the newly discovered power you have put on your drive-by-wire pony. Expect to see gains of 15HP.

    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.

    Bolt-On Installation. The BBK Throttle Body is designed for a straightforward installation and features pre-installed electronics making it a no-hassle go fast upgrade with no tune required.

    CARB Certified. Best of all, this BBK Throttle Body is 50 State Legal for the 2011-2014 Model Years under CARB EO Number: D-245-17.

    Application. This BBK Power Plus Series 73mm Throttle Body is specifically designed to fit the 2011 to 2017 V6 Mustangs with the 3.7L TiVCT V6 engine.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Throttle Body
    • (4) Bolts
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Throttle Body Specifications
    Bore Size: 73mm Single or Twin Blade: Single
    Year: 2011-2017 Model: 3.7 V6
    Material: Aluminum Finish: Cast Finish
    Manufacture: BBK Computer Tune Required: No
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    Questions & Answers (65)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will this work with the JLT Intake? I have a JLT Intake on my 2012 V6 and I am looking into getting this throttle body, and wasn't sure if it would fit right or if i needed to change/modify the piping that came with the Intake.

    • It will fit the same as stock just a bit tighter that's all :)

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    Will this fit with an Air Raid CAI? I already have a Air Raid CAI for the 2012 V6. I am wondering if it is possible to add this as well. I understand it may be difficult, but I would surely purchase if I knew it is possible. Thanks

    • yes, if you look at the pictures for this product, there is picture of a car with an air raid CAI and BBk throttle body.

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    Will I need to update my tune for this?

    • This BBK TB does not require a tune after installation. However, getting a tune will offer you the best performance from the upgrade! If you already have Bama tunes (even if you didn't have a tuner/tunes yet), I'd highly recommend getting updated tune files to include this TB. Your engine will be getting increased air flow and letting your computer know that will only help improve power!

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    Stock 68mm to this 73mm. That is only 5mm more. Is that miniscule amount really going to give gains of 15HP? I doubt it..

    • This alone will not gain upwards of 15 HP. As stated in the video above, this working in unison with other supporting mods will give you a larger increase in power.

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    Is there a throttle body spacer that is available that will work with this throttle body?

    • If you are looking for a throttle body spacer that will work with the BBK 73mm Throttle Body (11-17 V6), look no further than the SR Performance Throttle Body Spacer (11-17 V6) item #41337 (www.americanmuscle.com/sr-throttle-body-spacer-1114v6.html). This spacer connects directly to the throttle body to give your Mustang more power by increasing plenum volume.

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    10 More Questions
    Will this fit a 2016 V6 Mustang if i have the BBK Blackout Cold Air Intake Item # 389767 installed? 1 answer
    Why is it the Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer recommended by the website when the staff says it won't work together with the bkk throttle body. Also has any got any feedback on this combo? 1 answer
    I just bought my '12 V6 in December and am already having issues. One of them happened today where, at 45mph, the car violently jerked, the dash wrench light came on and while the car didn't stall, I had zero throttle response. I coasted to the side of the road w/ my hazards on and shut the car off. After checking fluids, etc, I was able to start it back up without issue and continue driving to work. A quick google turned up known issues with factory throttle bodies on a lot of 2010/11/12 Ford cars, including Mustangs. My simple question is, will this fix that? 1 answer
    Hi guys! I already have a pretty tight fit with my SR performance intake and I was curious how much bigger is this throttle body compared to stock. I am just worried that the setup I have will not fit well. Thanks. 1 answer
    I am also looking at a Rousch CAI for my 2012 V6 Mustang... would it and this be a good fit? Any issues? Would a tune improve performance and HP with this set up? 1 answer
    why does it say it does not fit the airaid spacer but in the pictures everybody has it with it ? 1 answer
    Is this 50 state legal for my 2016 V6? 1 answer
    What would be the difference from this and a ported stock TB. No flap change just smoothed out and bored a little bigger at entrance but still stock at flap. Ive had my ported along with intake but always looking for more. 1 answer
    Will the SR throttle body spacer work/fit the bbk 73mm throttle body? I currently have the TB spacer and I am considering ordering the throttle body. 1 answer
    Is this product legal in CA for a 2017 v6? I see in the description it only mentions up to models 2014. 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.7

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    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 4.259842 4.3
    • Fit 4.787402 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 26, 2018

      Bbk 73 TB

      It was easy installation and noticeable approvement on proformance

      RonaldJ

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 22, 2018

      BBK 73mm Throttle Body

      Felt some improvement in accelerating but definitely requires a tune for best performance. Easy install and no problems besides a small computer problem that was corrected with a tune. No check engine light just a minor problem with cruse control. I would recommend it before an intake.

      Jc

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 13, 2018

      Throttle boddy

      It was a B!tch trying to connect the rubber sleeve from my CAI onto the throttle boddy. BUT!!! My V6 now sounds like a beast!!! Also get better gas mileage!!

      KennethD

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 05, 2018

      BBK 73mm Throttle Body

      The craftsmanship is good, but the workmanship is horrible. My Mustang would not idle properly, was reving high and low, pulsating, gas pedal would stick. Put the old one bac on, worked fine. Took the new one apart to find one of the two connector prongs completely bent over. Whoever put the unit together bent the prong down when putting the plastic cover on. Would have only taken me 35 min to intstall if I didn't have to take the unit part and fix it.

      Tbone

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      June 27, 2018

      Easy to put on, works great

      It was a no brained, easy install and gave some sound.

      ChrisD

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 18, 2018

      Decent

      It's easy to install but idk if it was worth the money. The throttle response is more sensitive though.

      ShaneC

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 18, 2018

      Can feel the difference!

      Installed it along side my Roush CAI. You can immediently feel the throttle response difference.

      Frank

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 14, 2018

      Mustang v6 2015 Race red

      More than I hoped for in performance And easy installation

      MikaelM

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2018

      Bbk

      For sure a different and it made my car a little louder

      Stang2000

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2018

      Fun add on for V-6 owners!

      The throttle body was super easy to install, taking less than 15 minutes. I could tell the difference as soon as I started the engine. The sound was better at idle and revving the engine. Pulling out of the driveway you could feel how much smoother it runs. The drone that occurs at 40 mph is still there but the tone is deeper and more mellow ( less annoying ). I have p245/45r19 tires (on the limited edition brembo rims) with the stock 2.73 rear end, and now I am able to make the tires spin, they would not before with the stock throttle body. On the second tank of gas now and I am averaging almost 1 mpg better than with the stock throttle body. If you want a non flashy way to make your ride more fun, this is it!

      MarkH

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 07, 2018

      BBK Throttle body

      Noticeable difference in the way the car preformed. Highly recommend

      ChristopherS

      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 07, 2018

      Works great

      Mild performance gain, about what I expected. Couldn't do much more as I lived in Hellifornia and Tuners aren't legal there. Now I'm outta there and can mod as I please.

      CraigW

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 31, 2018

      THROTTLE RESPONSE 10/10

      When I first installed this, I didn’t really notice a difference. I mean I have the BBK CAI, a tune, roush axle back and BBK off road x pipe. So when I install it with those mods already installed it wasn’t noticeable. But I had an exhaust shop remake my setup and the car breathes much better and verrrry responsive. Somewhat your exhaust follows this mod if done correctly. THANK YOU. Overall the product is very unique and love the BBK stamp for it. RECOMMEND IF YOU WANT YOU CAR TO BREATHE BETTER. yes, it does change the exhaust note verrrrry little though but you can definitely tell(mean bite when you rev it).

      JixyRS

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 28, 2018

      awesome

      better throttle response deeper tone worth the money people

      MichaelC

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 27, 2018

      Great Throttle Body

      Great setup and easy to install. Noticeable power gain and throttle response.

      Dday

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 23, 2018

      Throttle body

      The throttle response is definitely there after adding this. I would recommend the bbk throttle body!

      NickP

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 21, 2018

      BBK 73mm Throttle Body

      I definitely recommend them, my car better the quality of the acceleration and the performance of gasoline and the installation is super easy

      Alvarez

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 19, 2018

      Great buy! Very happy with throttle response now!

      Never though this little sucker would make a noticeable difference but Man it does! The throttle response now it's quite noticeable even without a tune just Airaid CAI and exhaust. I would defiantly recommend. Just if you have and Airaid CAI it's a little tight fiting...I mean tight! But all worth it!

      BlackRose123

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 13, 2018

      Bbk 73mm throttle body

      I fell the difference instant ,you can hear the motor taking more air , improved speed especially when when In a full stop and step gas it doesn't hesitate, money well spent

      Osf

      Year: 2015 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 03, 2018

      Easy install.

      Very easy install. Took 20 minutes most...and I'm not experienced in under hood installs. Easily connected with my Roush COI. Completely opened up with my Bama Rev-x tuner

      TroyW

      Year: 2016 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

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