Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my detailed overview of the Ford Racing Twin 62mm Throttle Body, fitting all '05 to '10 Mustang GTs. If you're the owner of an '05 to '10 Mustang GT and you wanna get rid of that restrictive stock 55-millimeter throttle body, when you have something set up like turbos or cams or even an intake manifold, you might wanna think about getting a twin-bore 62-millimeter throttle body from a trusted name like Ford Racing.
This is definitely gonna be a little more beneficial for the guys running a forced induction setup on their '05 to '10 GTs, something like a turbo, supercharger, or even nitrous, but I definitely don't wanna count out the naturally aspirated builds as well. Now, if you decide to run this throttle body on a naturally aspirated three-valve motor, you can definitely reap the benefits if you're heavily modified, something like cams or an intake manifold. Now, for you heavily modified or forced induction S197 owners out there, this throttle body offers a 62-millimeter twin-bore design to maximize air flow. It also offers a CNC-machined, high-quality built aluminum finish with a bright chrome finish on top with the Ford Racing logo engraved in it.
So this throttle body from Ford Racing comes fully assembled right out of the box. It offers the TPS, or throttle position sensor, the actuator motor, and it reuses the factory OE gears to prevent gear bind, which is common in a lot of aftermarket throttle bodies. Ford Racing even temperature tested this to hold up to the OEM specifications directly from Ford because you know it can get dangerously hot under the hood, especially with the modified setups.
Now, far as performance gains go, you can expect a better overall air flow when upgrading to the twin 62mm bore I have here because overall airflow can in turn lead to more power. Now, with that said, you will see a slight difference in throttle response, but overall you don't wanna expect crazy power gains, unless you're running a big boost setup. Speaking of performance, this is definitely gonna reap the benefits of a performance-tune if you have one. Now, I know a lot of times I said this is for a heavily-modified Mustang owner, so if you are a heavily-modified Mustang owner, I'm sure you already have a tuner. But if not, you would definitely want to invest in getting a custom tune to maximize the performance gains out of this throttle body.
Now, as far as price goes for a throttle body of this size, it can really range, depending on the brand on the market. It can go anywhere from about $280 all the way up to about $600. This one here falls at the higher end, almost at $600, but that is to be expected from Ford Racing, considering you are getting a good-quality part from a really trusted name brand. One thing I do wanna point out when talking about price, I know the $600 can sound pretty pricey to some of you guys out there, but I do wanna keep in mind that I did say earlier this is a fully-assembled, right-out-of-the-box bolt-on part. Some of the other brands, such as BBK, will require you to take apart your stock throttle body and reuse some of the parts there. So if you're not looking to do that, you might wanna think about spending that extra money to get the trusted Ford Racing that a lot of people crave when shopping for performance parts.
A throttle body is really one of the simplest mods you can do. It's a direct bolt-on that doesn't take a lot of know-how. You'll just be unclamping the cold air intake from the stock throttle body and unbolting that from the manifold. Once you get that unbolted, you can swap them out and put everything back together. Start to finish, you'll be looking at spending just about an hour on the install, and I would definitely give it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter.
Just to quickly wrap things up, guys, if you're looking to replace that restrictive stock 55-millimeter throttle body on your '05 to '10 GT that's heavily modified, you might wanna look into getting the Ford Racing Twin 62mm Throttle Body right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
More Air, More Power.
Replace your Mustang's restrictive factory throttle body with a Ford Racing unit that allows your heavily modified engine to breathe easier with its free flowing 62mm twin bore design for excellent performance gains.Ford Racing Quality.
Precision cnc machined from solid billet aluminum to ensure the highest quality, this Ford Racing throttle body comes fully assembled, complete with throttle position sensor and actuator motor, and reuses the factory OE gears to prevent gear bind and wear that is common with aftermarket throttle bodies. Ford even goes as far to test it to temperature extremes using original equipment specifications.Required Upgrade.
To realize the full power potential that this Ford Racing Throttle Body has to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom Bama tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner
to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation. Application.
This Ford Racing Twin 62mm Throttle Body is specifically designed as a direct bolt on for use on a heavily modified 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L V8.
Technical Note. 62mm bore throttle bodies work great on heavily modified or force inducted GT mustangs, stock or mildly modified GT's do not flow air enough to benefit from this larger Throttle Body.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Throttle Body Specifications
||Single or Twin Blade:
||Computer Tune Required:
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
Not compatible with the Roush R2300 Supercharger