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Old 12-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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BBK 73mm Throttle Body

Thinking about getting a BBK 73mm throttle body for my '13 V6. Anybody have one and willing to comment on it? Is it worth it? I'll need a tune right?

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Thinking about getting a BBK 73mm throttle body for my '13 V6. Anybody have one and willing to comment on it? Is it worth it? I'll need a tune right?

Any feedback is appreciated.

I don't have it but everyone as a different opinions. Some like it and some think it's to costly for what you get.

No it doesn't need a tune. But you will get the full performance with a tune.
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Thinking about getting a BBK 73mm throttle body for my '13 V6. Anybody have one and willing to comment on it? Is it worth it? I'll need a tune right?

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From previous posts, don't waste your money unless your fuel injected. Using a turbo or supercharger you would need one.

It's like having a 4 inch tube hooked up to a 4 inch tube, that's ok. Now you take a 8 inch tube but it's still going into a 4 inch tube. Your limited on the flow of gas into the engine.
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From previous posts, don't waste your money unless your fuel injected. Using a turbo or supercharger you would need one.

It's like having a 4 inch tube hooked up to a 4 inch tube, that's ok. Now you take a 8 inch tube but it's still going into a 4 inch tube. Your limited on the flow of gas into the engine.
Huh?
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Are you thinking that the throttle body is a restriction and causing as loss in potential power? Or are you being influenced by advertising? Note the V6 and V8 use the same size throttle body.
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Huh?
What he is saying is that our stock manifold can only take in so much air and putting a bigger throttle body on doesn't really do anything. All it does is allow more potential air to go into the manifold, but the manifold will still take in the same amount. If that makes sense and I don't believe any companies have plans to make a bigger intake manifolds for our 3.7s.
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What he is saying is that our stock manifold can only take in so much air and putting a bigger throttle body on doesn't really do anything. All it does is allow more potential air to go into the manifold, but the manifold will still take in the same amount. If that makes sense and I don't believe any companies have plans to make a bigger intake manifolds for our 3.7s.

That's what was thinking too. They (BBK) claim that the part can gain you 15hp alone, but I found that a little hard to believe.
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That's what was thinking too. They (BBK) claim that the part can gain you 15hp alone, but I found that a little hard to believe.
Yep lol same thing with CAI and just about every other mode on any car siteā€¦ i don't know about anyone else, but when i first saw on their site about all the poneys that can be gained easily i was so happy until i hit up here and learned the hard truth lol
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Let me share this info. Your engine at it's best pumps 504.59 cfm. That's 227 cu. in. x 7000 rpm x 1.10 VE / 3464. Your stock throttle body covers that. A BBK 70mm flows 726cfm. Consider that no manufacturer likes to state cfm numbers or guarantees that your car will run faster speeds in the 1/4 or your money back. I'm not trying to talk you out of buying this equipment, just don't expect much. Your stock TB isn't an issue. Getting cool outside air to the throttle body would help a bunch more, but only above 90mph. If your TB was undersized, it still wouldn't show up until the engine was well over 6000 rpm. If your not racing, it's a waste of money.
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As someone that actually has the BBK 73mm on my car,it helps with throttle response and mid range. I haven't heard of anyone taking one back off. No you do not need a tune.
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I've had BBK throttle bodies in the past and you either get a good one or you get one that causes a ton of issues. I would go a different route than BBK for a TB personally but YMMV. Do not get a cheap SR one either.
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As someone that actually has the BBK 73mm on my car,it helps with throttle response and mid range. I haven't heard of anyone taking one back off. No you do not need a tune.
I read here in your thread that you were asking for comments form people who actually have one on their car instead of hypothetical opinions from people who do not and have not had one on their car.

I have one and love it. It makes a very very nice improvement which you can actually feel and enjoy the improved throttle response and nicer driveability. Go drive one without one after you have had one on your car and you will never go back.

Hope that helps, best of luck to you in all your endeavors.

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I read here in your thread that you were asking for comments form people who actually have one on their car instead of hypothetical opinions from people who do not and have not had one on their car.

I have one and love it. It makes a very very nice improvement which you can actually feel and enjoy the improved throttle response and nicer driveability. Go drive one without one after you have had one on your car and you will never go back.

Hope that helps, best of luck to you in all your endeavors.

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Wow, wonder why this thread was so high up on the list of threads appearing to be current? It was not far down the list of current threads.

Interesting.

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