For anyone who intends to improve their second-generation S197 Mustang, the addition of a performance throttle body or throttle body spacer is a simple upgrade with big benefits. Similar to the intake manifold, cold air intake, and many other parts, upgrading the throttle body is a fairly simple way to improve your car’s breathability under heavy acceleration to keep the motor functioning properly. These installs take less than 20 minutes generally and come in various widths to aid airflow for different levels of performance. This is a great opinion for those who want their car to be more powerful on a budget.
Running an upgraded throttle body on your 2011-2014 S197 is a great move when you are pushing your car hard near the limit since they are designed to bring in dramatically more air than the factory unit. Tough and designed for use, these throttle bodies and throttle body spacers help improve horsepower by helping keep the air smooth as it flows into the engine. By doing this, the engine not only takes in more air but also does so more efficiently.
Here at Steeda, we have spent over 30 years learning about, modifying, and racing the Mustang platform and in that time have gotten to see which upgrades are worthwhile and which are not when working on these cars. We have seen time and time again how these throttle bodies benefit these cars in different driving environments and different driving styles. These throttle bodies have been tested on our personal vehicles for road use and for racing purposes and we can vouch for their quality and usability as a result.