Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
July 1, 2004
Photos By: Michael Johnson

Horse Sense:
BBK throttle bodies power some of the hottest Mustangs on the street. They're also used as some of the many "factory" performance-enhancing parts on Roush Stage III Mustangs. If Jack Roush gives BBK throttle bodies the thumbs up, that's good enough for us.

When you say throttle body, a lot of people think BBK. While BBK has a strong lineup of products and is known throughout the Mustang hobby, it was the larger-than-stock performance throttle body that put the company on the map 15 years ago. Its Power-Plus Series throttle body has been one of its best-selling products, and the line continues to grow with new part numbers, either as new applications or larger sizing for current applications.

Made from 356-T6 aluminum alloy, BBK's throttle bodies and EGR spacers are machined in-house on the company's high-tech CNC hardware. With exclusive features such as double-sealed shaft bearings, O-ringed throttle shafts, and OE-style die-stamped linkages, these throttle bodies will outlast your car. Available in 65, 70, 75, and 80mm sizes, there's a BBK throttle body for any application. In addition, all throttle bodies (except the 80mm race version) are emissions-legal, direct-replacement parts-and we do mean direct replacement too. The BBK throttle body and EGR spacers come with all necessary gaskets and are machined to accept all stock components (EGR valve, throttle linkage, and so on) for an easy driveway installation. We chose the 70mm throttle body (PN 1501) and the 70mm EGR spacer (PN 1502) for our installation. The 70mm size is a bit ambitious for a simple, bolt-on car (pulleys, exhaust), but with future engine plans including aluminum cylinder heads, cam, and more, we figured it's worth it to install the 70mm now.

We'll let the pictures do the talking so you can see just how easy the installation is. Best of all, as your induction needs grow, not only will your throttle body work well with your upgrades, but BBK can also supply you those upgrades, with a full line of cold-air intake kits, headers, and a new 5.0 intake on the horizon. Check it out.

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