This build started off as a clean, unmodified 2012 F150 3.5L EcoBoost with the well equipped FX4 trim package. While some folks might consider this truck perfect right off the lot, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports saw potential for something much bigger, and much more powerful. Follow our build below as we transform this F150 into a rugged trail rig that's ready for any terrain the wilderness can throw at it.
We've said goodbye to both our 2011 F150 EcoBoost and our 2012 F150 5.0L Project Trucks. While both of the served us more than admirably, they had some problems. The 2011 EcoBoost had incredible power and even bigger power potential, but was gimped by RWD which left us high-and-dry for our off-road heavy selves. Its pretty basic XLT submodel and packaging also left a lot to be desired. Our 2012 5.0L truck came with the impressive FX4 package and 4WD, which made it more than capable off-road; but its lack of power (even after being supercharged) was pretty disappointing. That's why we grabbed this 2012 F150 3.5L EcoBoost FX4. This truck combines the best of both our previous F150s with the immense power and capabilities of a Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine stuffed into a capable 4WD drivetrain and loaded down with the glorious creature comforts of an FX4 submodel.