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Old 02-04-2016
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2007, 4.0L, SOHC - Performance throttle body.

Hey Guys,

2007, Mazda, B4000, 4x4, Manual, 4.0L, SOHC.

I have been looking to increase my air volume as much as possible and my next step is a performance throttle body. I was wondering if any of you might be able to help me confirm some things.

BBK throttle body for 01-08 rangers. BBK : throttle body for 2001-2008 Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger 4.0
1) can anyone confirm if the bolt hols will line up in my Mazda? i would assume yes since its still a ford motor.
2) looking at the BBK website pics and my OEM throttle body, looks like a fit with the cables and ports, can anyone confirm?
3) this part is out of stock and BBK wont be producing more till springtime. Anyone know of any other performance throttle bodies that i could fit?

As always, yours guys' input is appreciated.
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Old 02-05-2016
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Wow, that's a clean engine bay! You must have just bought that off a lot

Sadly there are only two ways to get performance enhancement out of these engines - chiptunes (arguably) or increasing displacement (ludicrous but theoretically possible). With both you'll be trading lifespan for power. You can look over the internet for more exact facts and figures. I'd strongly recommend simply following your scheduled maintenance, as lifespan isn't something Rangers are known for in the first place.

But to answer your question, yes, that $230 piece of metal will fit your vehicle.
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Old 02-08-2016
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I have to disagree on the Ranger lifespan statement. I have had very good durability on the two Rangers I have owned. I sold the first one with almost 200K miles to a co-worker. It now has at least 250K miles on it and is still running strong. The one I currently own has around 190K miles and I plan to keep it until it has at least 300K miles on it. I have replaced some parts but I consider them within normal maintenance.

I have run a performance reflash program (similar to some "chip tunes") on my current Ranger since it was fairly new. I have had no ill effects from it and there is definitely improved power from the performance program. I am not just relying on seat of pants feel. I did some accurate timed acceleration tests before and after.

I don't know if a larger throttle body would help a lot to improve power without doing lot of work in the engine and exhaust to improve flow. My guess it would result in little to no improvement, when changing only the throttle body.
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About the only benefit i see with the bbk throttle body it is aluminum vs the stock composite. Im just not a fan of composite. Would I spend close to $300 to change out my composite tb. No.
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for your thoughts and input.

I have Now installed a K&N cold air intake as well as a superchips F5 Flashpaq. The BBK Throttle body hasnt been ordered yet, but i will be adding this in the near future.

I will post back once ive got it installed (sometime later this summer). Ill let you know my thoughts on the product combined with my other engine mods. This will be basded on feel - no dyno. I had this same set-up on my 4.0L straight 6 jeep TJ and it was a VAST improvement. especially once you step up the tire size - any extra torque helps with a smaller engine.

I also tow small utility/boat/tent trailers for weekend warrior things so this is a big part in why i want more engine airflow for towing ability low range off road.

Thanks for your thoughts guys.
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