Mustang Cobra 4.6L 1996-1998 Throttle Body
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Feel the Power. Replace your Ford Mustang Cobra's 1996-1998 restrictive stock throttle body with this top of the line Elliptical or Oval blade unit from Accufab and get your 4.6L the air it's lacking. This upgrade will greatly improve throttle response and horsepower. It's the perfect starting point for future modifications.
Better Air Flow for More Power. Available with an Elliptical or Oval blade. The first throttle body is our standard ELLIPTICAL single blade which flows 1284 cfm compared to the stock twin blade design which flows 1089 cfm. Dyno tests on a stock vehicle show a 5 to 7 hp gain.
The second throttle body is our special OVAL single blade and it flows 1696 cfm which is an additional 607 cfm over stock. However, we manufactured this throttle body specifically for engines making 550hp+ or using a KenneBell supercharger. Horsepower gains vary depending on your vehicle modifications.
*Note: Modification to Intake required, see Technical Note below.
The standard elliptical blade (1284 cfm) is shaped like an egg. The oval blade (1696 cfm) has top and bottom edges that are completely straight and the blade is only rounded on the ends.
Exceptional Quality. Accufab's quality is second to none! This throttle body is CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and the exterior is polished to an eye-catching finish. The shafts are also CNC machined from stainless for durability and quality, with brass blades and the highest quality bushings, bearings and screws. Manufactured in the USA.
Application. These Accufab throttle bodies are specifically designed for use on the 1996-1998 Ford Mustang Cobra and 2001 Bullitt.
Technical Notes. Please note: The stock intake manifold needs to be modified in order to accommodate the single blade. There is a bridge of material that needs to be ground away for the blade to clear.
Accessories Included. Each throttle body includes one throttle body gasket and TPS mounting screws.
The Accufab Ford Cobra set-up uses a large single blade throttle body instead of the original “2-hole” throttle body that was installed at the factory. Because the inlet transition from the throttle body into the stock intake manifold was originally cast for two smaller holes rather than one large one, a slight modification to the intake manifold will be required.
The bridge or wall between the original two holes will need to be relieved (cut out) slightly, just enough to provide clearance for the larger, single throttle blade. This is done by removing the several bolts that hold the throttle body adapter to the intake manifold, removing it, and grinding or cutting the area between the original two holes enough for the clearance required. Hardly rocket science. There is no “wrong” way to do it, either.
General Throttle Body Installation Instructions:
Replacing the original throttle body and installing an Accufab throttle body is considered a “bolt-on” modification. In most cases it is an “off with the old and on with the new” process.
In some cases, some minor modifications are required. If, for instance, the new throttle body is larger than the inlet hole in the intake manifold, some minor grinding or chamfering of the inlet hole may be required. On the 1996-1998 Cobra installations, the bridge between the dual-hole intake manifold must be ground or cut out so as to permit the installation of the larger single blade Accufab throttle body. It will be necessary to remove the upper intake manifold lid to accomplish this.
All of these tasks are relatively easy to do, however, if any part of a throttle body installation is thought of as being difficult, or if you are uncomfortable with doing it yourself, we recommend getting advice or consultation from a professional.
In general, here are some generic throttle body installation instructions:
1. Disconnect the ground cable from your battery.
2. Remove the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) from the original throttle body. If the original throttle body also has an Idle Air Control motor (IAC), remove that too.
3. Remove the original throttle body (typically, four bolts).
4. If the vehicle requires any modifications to the intake manifold, do that now.
5. When that is complete, install the new Accufab throttle body.
6. Then, re-install the IAC and TPS, reconnect the battery cable.
7. Click here > to view TPS Adjustment.
|CFM Air Flow||1284 CFM, 1696 CFM Oval|