The 6.7L is pretty amazing, and like all of the Powerstroke engines that have come before it, responds remarkably well to even the most basic performance modifications. With a little help from our wide variety of upgrades, it's easy to get huge horsepower and torque gains while keeping your 2011-2016 F250 or F350 Super Duty street legal. While DPF-deletes and crazy tuning are no longer available (or legal), there are still a host of upgrades that your truck will respond to in order to improve your performance for hauling, towing or blazing new trails off-road. If you're unsure of where to start, follow our road map to help you build a much more off-road-ready and aggressive-looking Super Duty that will help you meet your needs, both on and off the roads.
The 2011-2016 6.7L Super Duty trucks work their best when they are breathing in a ton of cool air and the best way to maximize your Powerstroke's potential is by adding on a 6.7L F250/F350 cold air intake. While that may sound pretty basic, the fact remains that you can some large gains of horsepower and torque with a CAI kit due to the increased volume of charge air by swapping out the restrictive factory intake. Some kits can even get you as much as 30 more horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque without even adding a performance tune. One of our favorites is the 6.7L Diesel S&B Cold Air Intake System so we didn't hesitate to throw one on our 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab Project Truck.
These cold air intake systems not only give your Super Duty increased performance, but they also add an awesome custom look to your engine bay. As far as your warranty is concerned when adding on a cold air intake, it's really up to your dealership and service adviser. We generally recommend talking to them before going through with an intake decision. That being said, companies like S&B Filters will actually pay for your potential repair and then fight your dealership for any rejected warranty claim that is "caused" by their cleanable or disposable cold air intake kits. Each of the CAI kits we offer include massive air filters that are washable and reusable at 30,000 miles so you won't have to worry about buying a new disposable paper filter at every 10,000 miles, saving you money down the road.
The next most popular upgrade for the 2011-2016 Super Duty is a leveling kit. 2011-2016 F250/F350 Leveling Kits, true to their name, raise up your truck's front ride height by a slight degree to get rid of that factory front rake and provide some extra clearance for adding a larger set of off-road tires. Leveling kits can be broken down into two basic types. First, you have the more basic 2011-2016 F250/F350 Spacer Leveling Kits that consist of a puck or bracket that installs onto your front strut and brings up your ride height without too much change in your truck's performance or ride quality. The second type is a 6.7L Super Duty Coilover Leveling Kit. Although they are a bit more pricey than spacer kits, these systems give your truck greatly improved suspension performance off-road by adding either a full coilover or lifted strut assembly. For our 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab Project Truck, the first suspension upgrade we went with was a 2005-2016 F250 ICON 2.5" Stage 1 Leveling Kit and we got some great results when we took it out on some rocky off-road trails.
If you're looking for a more commanding view of the road and a tougher look for your Super Duty, adding a 2011-2016 6.7L lift kit will definitely get you there and we have a great selection to choose from to help you make the transformation. While we enjoyed the 2.5" Stage 1 Leveling Kit we initially added to our 2014 6.7L F250 Project Truck, we always had intentions of getting a much more massive lift so we recently installed an ICON Super Duty 4.5" Stage 1 Suspension Kit and were able to easily throw on a larger set of awesome 35" off-road tires and custom wheels. Wasting no time after installing this new 4.5" lift kit and rugged off-road tires, we beat up our truck on some desert trails and instantly noticed a major improvement in suspension performance.
After having the lift kit above installed on our 6.7L Super Duty, we wasted no time in ditching those factory stock tires for a more rugged set of 35" off-road tires since we'll be spending a decent amount of time exploring some off-road trails. Our wide selection of off-road tires not only give your truck a much more rugged and aggressive look, which is the perfect compliment to a lifted Super Duty, but the wider tread patterns can also help you maneuver through rocky and muddy terrain much easier than factory stock tires. We picked up a set of 35X12.50R20LT 35" Mickey Thompson Tires and paired them with a set of Fuel Maverick 20x12" D538 Wheels with a -44mm offset for a much more tough and rugged look as well as a wider footprint for those times we're crawling up rocky ravines or making our way through some muddy bogs. With an MT (Mud Terrain) tire, you'll have no problems pushing through some of the worst weather conditions Mother Nature has in store.
When you're out blazing trails as the sun starts to set, the best friend of any off-road Super Duty truck is a combination of upgraded F250 & F350 lighting. You can gain a tremendous amount of light for nighttime off-road use, either for work or play, with our huge selection of aftermarket LED and halogen headlights, taillights and 3rd brake lights all the way up to our extremely powerful LED duallys and lightbars that can be housed in a variety of mounts so you can get the perfect combination for your needs. We tried out a set of Rigid Industries Q-Series LED Lights in place of our factory fog lights on our own 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab. With perfect fitment in both our original factory stock chrome bumper as well as when we recently upgraded to a Fusion Front Off-Road Bumper, the transformation turns night into day as you can throw a wall of intense light ahead of your Super Duty with an amazing range of distance.
If you're like us here at Stage 3 Motorsports, you're going to put your 6.7L Super Duty to the test to find out how far you can push it when you're off-road and blazing some new trails for fun or demanding work situations. If you find yourself in a situation where you're forced to track some mud, water, sand or other debris back inside the cab with you, then you'll need some extra protection than just some typical factory floor mats. That's why we are big supporters of the Weather Tech Floor Liners you can find in our interior and audio section. Normally messy weather conditions would destroy your interior, or at least leave some long-lasting stains on the factory carpet. That's why we threw on a set of Weather Tech Digital Fit Front & Rear Floor Mats on our own 2014 F250 6.7L Lariat Crew Cab for precise fitment and extra protection. Even after tracking in all kinds of dirt and grime, the raised grooves and edges hold in all that messy stuff so you can simply spray them out with water, preserving the interior of your Super Duty for years to come.
Whether your 2011-2016 Super Duty is your dependable co-worker in the field or if you have big plans for some high-performance off-road fun, a set of front and rear off-road bumpers are one of the best investments you can make for your big rig. Or even if you're just going for show with your daily driven Super Duty and are the occasional off-road weekend warrior, our wide selection of heavy-duty bumpers can instantly transform your Super Duty into a much tougher looking truck. These bumpers give you the option of adding some extremely powerful Super Duty LED lighting or a fully capable winch to get your truck "unstuck" or make you the hero when you need to help a fellow off-roader out on the trails.
From winch bumpers with pre-runner grille guards and skid plates that protect the front and underside of your truck to heavy-duty bumpers with full brush grille guards and multiple light housings, we carry the toughest and meanest looking selection of front and rear off-road bumpers you can find anywhere. These bumpers come from top names like ADD, Fab Fours, N-Fab, Iron Cross and Fusion so you're sure to find the perfect compliment to your fully-capable off-road Super Duty build. For our own 2014 6.7L Super Duty build we went with a combination of a Fusion Front Off-Road Bumper and Fusion Rear Off-Road Bumper which both came in Oxford White to perfectly match our paint job.
While the 6.7L Super Duty comes stock from the factory with a tough look, when you're adding on a lift kit and combination of beefy off-road tires and custom wheels that have an increased off-set, a set of 2011-2016 Super Duty F250 & F350 Fender Flares can help balance out that transformation for a much more well-balanced and aggressive look. From Ford color-matched fender flares to a set that arrives unpainted so you can perfectly match it to your custom Super Duty color scheme, these upgrades can make a huge statement when installed on your truck. One of our customers recently went with a set of Bushwacker's Pre-Painted White Platinum Pocket-Style Fender Flares and it gave his 6.7L a much more "beefy" look than factory stock as well as added clearance for larger wheels and tires without any worry of rubbing.