The first stop on our recent trip to Utah found us in Hog Canyon, a challenging trail where we gave our suspension systems a good workout. After a good night's sleep, we were primed to cool off at Toquerville Falls, a scenic duo of horseshoe-shaped falls standing over a natural grotto. The destination is accessible by a roughly five-mile path through a mixture of terrains and rocky inclines. We snapped some amazing shots of the trail and falls, so be sure to read on for the full experience.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/5/2017 to Special Events
So you missed out on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and now you're looking for any and every way to save some dough this holiday season. Well, it turns out you're in luck. Many of our most popular brands are offering extended sales through the 2017 holidays! Get the Ford driver in your life exactly what they want at a price you won't find any other time of the year. Get the specifics after the jump and let the sales continue!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/4/2017 to Sales
Luverne's all-new Journeyman™ Front Bumper is designed for the Super Duty driver who wants it all - rugged, durable construction, unmatched front-end protection and modern styling. All at an unbeatable price point. This heavy-duty front bumper is compatible with your truck's factory equipment and comes with a built-in 2" receiver tested and rated at 25,000 lbs. The Journeyman™ Front Bumper is in stock and ready to ship, and as always shipping's on us (yes, even freight). If you still aren't convinced, Luverne's giving away $100 pre-paid Visa cards with any purchase of a Journeyman™ HD Front Bumper until the end of the year!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/2/2017 to Just Added
Last month we kicked off our off-roading excursion in Utah with a quick stop by Hog Canyon Trail. The challenging, sandy climb out of Hog Canyon proved well worth the effort, revealing breath-taking views and letting our trucks really flex. Read on for details, pictures, and tips for success!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/1/2017 to Informative Articles
Cyber Monday is here, which means it's time to kick Stage 3's 2017 Cyber Monday Sale into full gear! We're offering discounts of up to 20% off on nearly 75 brands! Big savings means you'll save a ton of cash on the parts you need for your F150, Super Duty, and Mustang! This is the last big sales that you'll see this year, so don't delay!
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/27/2017 to Sales
With its AWD powertrain and 350 horsepower at its disposal, the Focus RS is a true enthusiast's hot hatch. Even so, there's always room for improvement. Our friends over at aFe Power have been hard at work developing high-quality lowering springs, sway bars and complete suspension kits to bring out the very best in your 2016 to 2017 Focus RS. We're currently taking pre-orders for these kits, but aFe Power is expecting shipments to begin in December. And don't forget - shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/22/2017 to Just Added
Not sure what to get for the Super Duty driver in your life this holiday season? No worries - Stage 3 has you covered! Our Super Duty buying guide will cover some of the most popular F250 and F350 upgrades on the site at different price points to suit your budget! Hit that jump for product links and descriptions to help you make this holiday season extra special for your favorite Ford performance enthusiast!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/21/2017 to Sales
Ready or not, it's that time of year. Holiday music is the inescapable soundtrack of our lives for the next month-or-so, and we're all scrambling to figure out what to get for our loved ones. No fear - Stage 3 has your back. If you're looking for that one thing to light up their eyes, we're giving you a quick run-down of some of our most popular and universally adored items for the F150 owner in your life. After the jump we'll get you links and descriptions to help you make 2017 the best holiday season in years!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/21/2017 to New Products
It's that time of year again to save big on some of your favorite F150, Super Duty, Mustang, and other Ford vehicle performance brands with Stage 3's 2017 Black Friday Sale! We're offering discounts of up to 20% off on nearly 75 brands! These huge savings will let you grab the F150, Super Duty, Mustang, and other Ford performance parts and accessories you've been waiting for, all while saving some serious cash. Check out our list below for out Black Friday discounts. A few of these deals actually start today, and we're still waiting for a few brands to get back to us. Check back for updates!
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/20/2017 to Sales
Let's face it, modifying cars and trucks isn't always the most wallet-friendly hobby. Thankfully, Black Friday 2017 is just around the corner and we're celebrating with huge deals and discounts from some of your favorite brands! If you have your eye on something special for your Ford build, now's the time to act. Some of the participating brands are offering discounts up to 25% off our current lowest prices! Read on for the full scoop!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/16/2017 to Sales
This month's Customer Spotlight features a Ruby Red 2017 Raptor with a backstory. A shopper and friend to Stage 3, Kody is having a blast working on his "bucket list dream build," and we think his journey is more than worth sharing. Hit the jump for a deep dive into this one-of-a-kind Raptor build!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/16/2017 to Installed Photos
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2017
With both the 2018 F150 2.7L EcoBoosts and the 2018 F150 5.0Ls coming with a 10-speed transmission, both the lower-tier engine options become an excellent driving platform since the 10-speed keeps these trucks perfectly situated in the power bands at practically any speed. Add some 5-Star custom tuning into the mix, and you get a new 2.7L EcoBoost or 5.0L F150 that's really ready to tear around the street or the trail. 5-Star's 2018 F150 2.7L EcoBoost nGauge with Custom Tunes and 2018 F150 5.0L nGauge with Custom Tunes are now at Stage 3!
With the SCT Livewire and Bully Dog GT tuners and monitors showing their age, it was high-time for something new, and that something is the GTX Series Tuners and Monitors from both Bully Dog and SCT. The GTX devices feature a huge touch screen display, built-in WiFi, and a huge tune storage capacity that makes them one of the most advanced tuning devices on the market. Like all of SCT's other tuners, the GTX is custom-tune capable, and we're already offer these tuners with 5-Star's custom tuning so that you can get big gains and compensate for powerful modifications. On another note, SCT released their own BDX tuner to match the Bully Dog BDX that launched a while back.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2017 to Just Added
Whenever we get a chance to get out of the office for a therapeutic romp in the trucks, we go all out. This time around, we wanted to set a new bar for ourselves. Our first stop on our trip to Utah found us in some rather uncharted territory - sand dunes. We're pretty darn accustomed to crawling through rocky trails and snow, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't break a sweat when we looked over the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Regardless, we all made it back in one piece and, miraculously, with both trucks right-side up. Hit the jump for a full review of the trip - from preparation to parts reviews and of course, pictures of everything.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/14/2017 to Special Events
Our good friends over at Wagner Tuning have made some dang fine intercoolers for the last couple of generations of F150 EcoBoost trucks, one of which made it onto one of our very own project trucks. Now they've turned their attention to the new 2017 F150 3.5L EcoBoosts with two new intercoolers: the 2017 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Wagner Competition Intercooler Kit and the 2017-2018 Raptor 3.5L EcoBoost Wagner Competition Intercooler Kit. Just like their other designs, these new intercoolers for the 2nd generation 3.5L EcoBoost-powered F150s feature a massive surface area and more efficient core that greatly reduce IATs and get you more power on the upper edges of the rev range. Their tube-fin designs also allow more airflow to get to your radiator and other cooling components.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/10/2017 to Just Added
Despite being one of the most popular trucks on, you know, THE PLANET, there's surprisingly few easy exterior styling upgrades for the 2015-2017 F150s. That's why we here at Stage 3 added Air Design's F150 Styling Parts and Accessories to the site. Air Design has a little something for everyone, including tailgate appliques, rocker panels, tailgate spoilers, fender flares, and more. All of Air Design's Components are made out of high-quality materials, putting them a cut-above a lot of the riff-raff. Check after the jump for a full list of Air Design F150 parts and accessories.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/10/2017 to Just Added
All of us at Stage 3 Motorsports are humble and thankful for the men and women in uniform who serve and have served this great country. While you deserve more than we could ever offer, we want to do all we can to honor your sacrifices. That's why we offer an exclusive discount to all active and retired servicemen and women. This special discount will help you save on winter-prep equipment, performance parts, accessories and anything else you have your eye on! Read on for details on how to claim your discount!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/10/2017 to Sales
Whether your 2015-2017 Mustang is rocking the 3.7L V6 or the 5.0L V8 under its hood, more power and better sound are good things, period. That's why we were eager to add aFe Power's MACH Force-XP 3" Cat-Back Exhaust Systems, available in your choice of gloss black or polished stainless steel tips. We also just added aFe's Twisted Steel Long Tube Headers for optimal flow and performance! Hit the jump for links to the new kits and don't forget, shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/9/2017 to Just Added
An aggressive new bumper, grille, or set of side steps can really set your 2009-2017 F150 apart from the crowd in practically no time, and our Phoenix-area neighbors over at ICI have some extremely awesome front bumpers, rear bumpers, grilles, and side steps that will make your truck look like one of the toughest vehicles around. ICI's F150 parts and accessories are all built extremely tough and can handle pretty much any application you have in mind for your F150.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/9/2017 to Just Added
Exhaust tips are typically subtle styling accents used to polish the look of an exhaust kit. MBRP's Black Series Hexagon Tips are the exception. These hyper-aggressive powder-coated black tips are formed into a unique hexagonal shape perfect for setting your truck build apart from the rest. The 16" tips attach to 4" and 5" exhaust systems and come with the embossed MBRP logo, which can be configured with a stainless steel backing plate if you like.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/7/2017 to Just Added
Just about everything Velossa Tech's dropped for the Ford hatchbacks has been a home run. Now, you can get three of their most popular kits in one easy package to take your Focus or Fiesta ST's look from zero to sixty in one take. The "Aggression" Package by Velossa Tech combines their wing lift kit, diffuser fins and complete emblem kit and lets you configure each component with a wide array of color options. Check out the Focus ST or Fiesta ST "Aggression" Package here and as always, shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/7/2017 to Just Added
The S550 Mustang is a smart, sleek machine packed with aftermarket potential. The folks over at Steeda are some of the very best at capitalizing on that potential and improving your Pony's form and function. Our newest 2015-2018 Mustang parts by Steeda customize the look of your pony and enhance handling in the process. Hit the jump for links to the new kits, which are confirmed to fit the updated 2018 Mustang too!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/3/2017 to Just Added
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/1/2017
Ladies and gentlemen, a name has been drawn and we have a winner for The Stage 3 Giveaway! The response to this event absolutely exceeded our expectations, and we're incredibly thankful to each one of you for supporting Stage 3 and helping to expand our reach. While there can only be one winner, we've also got a little something special for everyone who participated in the contest. Now cross your fingers and hit that jump for the full run-down!
Well folks, it's Halloween and that means one thing for Stage 3 Motorsports - perfect off-roading weather. The searing heat of the summer months is winding down and it's only a matter of time before Flagstaff's first snow day. And for everyone out trick-or-treating or handing out candy, we here at Stage 3 wish you a safe, happy Halloween! Also just a quick reminder that you have until midnight on Halloween to subscribe to our newsletter for a shot at the $2000 Stage 3 Shopping Spree, so don't hesitate - time's almost up!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 10/31/2017 to Special Events
If you're at all familiar with Stage 3's off-road shenanigans, you've probably noticed a lot of wooded areas and forest backdrops. Well this time around we're taking our trucks across Arizona's northern border for a change of scenery, and we need your help deciding which trails to take on! We have a few locations picked out already, but we won't have time for each one, therefore we're turning to our community of off-road enthusiasts for some advice. Hit the jump for complete details!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 10/27/2017 to Special Events
If you aren't the biggest fan of the 2017+ Super Duty's massive two-bar grille, fear not, Westin's got your back with their HDX LED Grille, designed as a direct, bolt-on replacement for your stock grille. The HDX comes with a heaping dose of LED lights, including a dual-row center light bar and dual single-row side light bars. That should be more than enough to keep the trails in crystal clear view when the sun goes down. Check out Westin's HDX LED Light Bar here and don't forget, shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 10/25/2017 to Just Added
While pre-tire exit cat-back systems seem to be back in vogue for the 2015-2018 F150s, the closer exit location and a more aggressive muffler mean that drone becomes an issue. That's why MBRP developed their Street Pre-Tire Exit Cat-Back Kits for the 2015-2018 F150s. Available in Installer Series, Pro Series, and Black Series flavors, the Street Pre-Tire Exit Kits include a forward resonator on their inlet pipes that helps eliminate drone and rasp while still giving your truck a bump in sound and a whole new look.
Posted by Jason Locke on 10/25/2017 to Just Added
Posted by Jason Locke on 10/21/2017
Bestop manufactures some seriously impressive powered running boards, tonneau covers, soft toppers, bed steps, and other accessories and their lineup of parts and accessories for the 2004-2018 F150s is now at Stage 3. Whether you need a set of Wi-Fi enabled running boards, low-cost bed toppers, bed access steps, or some more F150 tonneau covers to choose from, Bestop has you and your capable truck build covered. Check after the jump for a full list of Bestop parts now at Stage 3!
While there's already plenty of choices out there for lifting and leveling your 200-2018 F150, adding one more to the deck is always a good thing. Skyjacker is one of the most recognizable names in the lift and leveling business, and several of their awesome lift and leveling kits for the 2009-2018 F150s are now on Stage 3. These kits all get your truck the ride height it needs without breaking your bank. Check below for a full list of kits now at Stage 3.
Posted by Jason Locke on 10/20/2017 to Just Added
Have you ever felt let down by your Fusion Sport's handling? With the 2.7L EcoBoost under the hood pumping out plenty of power, keeping your wheels planted while cornering can be a bit of a challenge. With Steeda's heavy-duty Front Sway Bar, you'll minimize body roll for improved handling, cornering and overall performance. Get your hands on Steeda's Front Sway Bar for the 2017-2018 Fusion Sport right here and as always, shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 10/19/2017 to Just Added