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Posted by Jason Locke on 11/27/2013 to Just Added

Our 2009 to 2014 F150 Off-Road Bumper section and our 2010 to 2014 SVT Raptor Off-Road Bumper sections needed a little extra somethin' to spice things up, so we went in search for something that looked at least a little different than our bumper options from Addictive Desert Designs, LEX, and Road Armor. So we turned our attention to Fusion Bumpers, who made a big splash at SEMA with their selection of awesome bumpers for the 2009 to 2014 F150s and SVT Raptors. These bumpers have a big, tough look, but aren't as enormous as many other bumper kits and won't make your F150 or Raptor look more tank than truck. These bumpers are designed to blend with your truck's body lines to give it a great look on top of extra protection.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/25/2013 to Sales

We've been pretty mum on our plans for Black Friday so far. It's not that we've forgot, we've just been mischievously plotting and planning something (a lot of somethings) that are totally awesome. From Friday, November 29th, 2013, thru Monday, December 2nd, 2013, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports are offering a metric butt-ton of sales and savings on some of the best Super Duty Performance Parts and accessories. The list itself is almost as ridiculous as the sales, and you can save a huge chunk of change on a bunch of high-quality hardware. On top of our very own sales, we're running a "MEET AND BEAT" promotion where we'll beat or match any of our competitors' Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales! Just give us a call with the sale you want us to pummel, and we'll do it with gusto! Anything that another website or retailer is actively promoting is fair game, so keep your phone at the ready to save big!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/25/2013 to Sales

We've been pretty mum on our plans for Black Friday so far. It's not that we've forgot, we've just been mischievously plotting and planning something (a lot of somethings) that are totally awesome. From Friday, November 29th, 2013, thru Monday, December 2nd, 2013, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports are offering a metric butt-ton of sales and savings on some of the best SVT Raptor Performance Parts and accessories. The list itself is almost as ridiculous as the sales, and you can save a huge chunk of change on a bunch of high-quality hardware. On top of our very own sales, we're running a "MEET AND BEAT" promotion where we'll beat or match any of our competitors' Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales! Just give us a call with the sale you want us to pummel, and we'll do it with gusto! Anything that another website or retailer is actively promoting is fair game, so keep your phone at the ready to save big!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/25/2013 to Sales

We've been pretty mum on our plans for Black Friday so far. It's not that we've forgot, we've just been mischievously plotting and planning something (a lot of somethings) that are totally awesome. From Friday, November 29th, 2013, thru Monday, December 2nd, 2013, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports are offering a metric butt-ton of sales and savings on some of the best F150 EcoBoost Performance Parts and accessories. The list itself is almost as ridiculous as the sales, and you can save a huge chunk of change on a bunch of high-quality hardware. On top of our very own sales, we're running a "MEET AND BEAT" promotion where we'll beat or match any of our competitors' Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales! Just give us a call with the sale you want us to pummel, and we'll do it with gusto! Anything that another website or retailer is actively promoting is fair game, so keep your phone at the ready to save big!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/25/2013 to Sales

We've been pretty mum on our plans for Black Friday so far. It's not that we've forgot, we've just been mischievously plotting and planning something (a lot of somethings) that are totally awesome. From Friday, November 29th, 2013, thru Monday, December 2nd, 2013, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports are offering a metric butt-ton of sales and savings on some of the best F150 Performance Parts and accessories. The list itself is almost as ridiculous as the sales, and you can save a huge chunk of change on a bunch of high-quality hardware. On top of our very own sales, we're running a "MEET AND BEAT" promotion where we'll beat or match any of our competitors' Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales! Just give us a call with the sale you want us to pummel, and we'll do it with gusto! Anything that another website or retailer is actively promoting is fair game, so keep your phone at the ready to save big!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/25/2013 to Sales

We've been pretty mum on our plans for Black Friday so far. It's not that we've forgot, we've just been mischievously plotting and planning something (a lot of somethings) that are totally awesome. From Friday, November 29th, 2013, thru Monday, December 2nd, 2013, we here at Stage 3 Motorsports are offering a metric butt-ton of sales and savings on some of the best Mustang Performance Parts and accessories. The list itself is almost as ridiculous as the sales, and you can save a huge chunk of change on a bunch of high-quality hardware. On top of our very own sales, we're running a "MEET AND BEAT" promotion where we'll beat or match any of our competitors' Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales! Just give us a call with the sale you want us to pummel, and we'll do it with gusto! Anything that another website or retailer is actively promoting is fair game, so keep your phone at the ready to save big!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/22/2013 to Install guides

We here at Stage 3 Motorsports are, like, totally BFFs with the guys and gals over at Stainless Works. Like, totally. They make a great product and put a ton of effort into making their cat-back exhaust systems sound amazing. Their 2011 to 2014 F150 5.0L Dual Rear Exit Cat-Back System sounds outright awesome. Deep, throaty, much louder than stock sound, with low drone, hardly any rasp, and no popping all wrapped up in a kit made from 304 stainless steel. There's just not much to complain about, and after we did get the system installed, it quickly became one of our favorites. This kit just sounds good without being too over-the-top, and was the perfect way to add an awesome exhaust note to our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/22/2013 to Install guides

The 2011 to 2014 F150 5.0L Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust kit completely blew us away the moment we heard it, and it immediately jumped up to the top of our lists as one of our "must-have" modifications for our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck. The ATAK just sounds amazing, if maybe a bit loud for the uninitiated spouse, sensitive neighbors, and strict HOA. The ATAK system has a crisp, deep rumble at idle and a huge throaty roar when you step on the throttle. Even though it's a dual-exit exhaust kit, the Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust kit was pretty simple to install, and we had our truck back out and tearing up the roads in practically no time at all.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/22/2013 to Install guides

The Borla S-Type – more commonly known as the "Stinger" – cat-back kit, is one of the most legendary exhaust systems of all time, and is by far and away Borla's most popular system across all of their vehicle offerings. Their S-Type kit for the 2011 to 2014 F150 5.0Ls maintains the system's flawless reputation and is the perfect middle ground between a hyper-aggressive and loud exhaust kit and a mellow, low tone. The Borla S-Type dual exhaust kit is practically silent at idle and quiet at cruising, but also give you an awesome and throaty roar as soon as step on the gas pedal. Even though the system has a dual-rear exit configuration, it's surprisingly easy to install, and our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck was ready to go make some noise in practically no time.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/19/2013 to Just Added

ProCharger's lineup of centrifugal superchargers barely need any introduction. The powerful P-1SC-1 self-contained and self-lubricated head unit is a powerful piece of performance equipment that has driven many cars and trucks to massive horsepower and torque gains -- and now it's available in two intercooled kits for the 2011 to 2013 F150 5.0L V8 trucks. The complete ProCharger P-1SC-1 kit can increase horsepower and torque by up to 60%, giving your truck up to 560 crankshaft horsepower, while ProCharger's 5.0L F150 tuner kit gives your custom truck build huge power potential. This awesome centrifugal supercharger system adds all the power of a more expensive and more difficult to install positive displacement kit, saving you money and hassles while providing your truck the brutal amounts of horsepower and torque that it really deserves.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/18/2013 to Informative Articles

We here at Stage 3 try to make it easy to grab more horsepower and torque for your 2011 to 2013 5.0L F150 by bundling some of the best F150 performance parts in our inventory into convenient packages so that you never need to worry about cross-fitments or hurting your truck. So far, our 2011 to 2013 F150 5.0L Phase 2 package has proved to be one of our most popular "Phased" performance packages. This kit provides excellent levels of horsepower and torque all with bolt-on performance parts and powerful custom tuning from our friends over at 5-Star Tuning. Needless to say, getting this kit on our 2012 F150 FX4 Project Truck was a top priority to see the real-world performance gains versus our own advertised horsepower gains. The results were interesting, but the Phase 2 Package got our truck moving better than ever.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/18/2013 to Informative Articles

Our series of "Phased" performance packages for the 2011 to 2013 F150 5.0L trucks have turned into some of our most popular products, though we hay have jumped the gun a bit by putting these kits together without giving them a thorough dyno testing beforehand. One of our main motivations with our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck was to get some solid, real-world numbers on a whole bunch of our F150 5.0L performance parts and packages to help weed out what hardware works and to see if all of our packages were actually up to snuff. With our more basic Airaid and SCT Tuner package and aFe and SCT Tuner package done, we moved on to our F150 5.0L Phase 1 Kit to see just what kind of numbers we would grab.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2013 to Informative Articles

Our 2011 to 2013 F150 5.0L aFe Stage 2 Intake and 5-Star tuning package is one of our most popular performance performance parts kits for the 5.0L Coyote V8-powered F150s and provide these awesome trucks with an excellent boost in horsepower, torque, and overall performance. We also have a soft spot for our friends over at aFe, thanks to all the primo parts they threw at us for our 2011 F150 EcoBoost project truck. While our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck is a very different breed, we were still excited to squeeze some more power out of it to go along with its huge assortment of other modifications, including ICON Stage 2 Suspension System, ReadyLift 3" Rear Block, XD Misfit Wheels, General Grabber tires, and our custom striping and hood decal.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2013 to Informative Articles

Now that we finally got our grubby paws on an awesome 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 to play around with, we decided to get some hard, real-world performance figures for some of our most popular products and F150 performance packages for the 5.0L Coyote V8 trucks. Our truck was already looking awesome thanks to our ICON Stage 2 Suspension System, ReadyLift 3" Rear Block, XD Misfit Wheels, General Grabber tires, and our custom striping and hood decal, but now it was time to give our truck some actual bite to go along with its bark. We started our testing with our extremely popular Airaid MXP Intake and 5-Star Custom tune package that promises excellent gains in hassle-free package. We got the intake installed and our 5-Star custom tune uploaded before hitting the dyno down at Extreme Performance.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2013 to Install guides

Getting the 2011 to 2014 F150 5.0L trucks to sound amazing is easy. All you need is a cat-back exhaust kit of some sort. It's finding a cat-back that manages to balance an excellent sound with amazing quality and perfect fitment that becomes a huge problem. The good news is that new kids on the block Solo Performance have come up with one of the most impressive F150 5.0L cat-back kits on the market with their awesome MR400 4" Cat-Back Exhaust Kit. We couldn't wait to get this kit onto our truck, and we were even more giddy because there's no cutting involved. Solo manufactures two separate kits for 145" wheelbases and 157" wheelbases. All you have to do is order the correct kit and bolt them up to your truck, just like we did on our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/14/2013 to Install guides

One of the best things about the 2011 to 2014 5.0L F150s is that they sound amazing with even the most basic of exhaust upgrades. Throwing on an aftermarket cat-back kit lets that brutal 5.0L Coyote V8 sing at a proper volume and tone to give your truck a big, tough roar that is sure to catch everyone's attention. While we're planning on testing just about every 5.0L cat-back kit under the sun on our 2012 F150 FX4 Project Truck, we started out with the aFe Mach Force XP cat-back kit, which is a key part of our F150 5.0L Phase 1 and Phase 2 packages. aFe's kit isn't the loudest, biggest, or most aggressive system out there, but it gets the job done and provides a great sound and plenty of extra performance.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/14/2013 to Install guides

Very few of our project vehicles have gone untouched by the guys and gals over at BBK Performance, and one of our first must-have modifications for our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck was BBK's awesome 85mm Power Plus Throttle Body. The stock throttle body is pretty small and restrictive, and it bottlenecks the gains your F150 5.0L can make from intake upgrades and tuning. BBK's 85mm F150 throttle body dropped right into place of our stock unit, and gave us the exact gains in both power and drivability that we were looking for.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/14/2013 to Install guides

aFe is a good friend of ours, and their aftermarket F150 performance parts made up a good portion of our 2011 EcoBoost project truck. So when we wanted to drop a cold air intake onto our newer 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project truck, aFe quickly stepped up to the plate with their F150 5.0L Stage 2 Cold Air Intake. This kit comes with a high-performance Pro 5R oiled air filter and replaces the factory air box and paper filter for serious power gains. aFe's kit is one of the more heavy-duty and solid intake systems that you can find for your truck, and is a perfect "first upgrade" for stock F150s.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/14/2013 to Install guides

The first step we took to give our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 Project Truck some more power (that it desperately needed) was to dump the restrictive factory air box and paper air filter for something better. Our friends and neighbors over at Airaid decided to help us out on our noble quest for better performance and sent over one of their pretty awesome MXP Performance cold air intake kits that's capped off by a highly efficient SynthaFlow oiled air filter. Airaid's F150 5.0L cold air intake is an extremely impressive piece of hardware with a large, rotor-molded inlet tube that's finely sculpted and comes with pre-installed bungs and provisions for your truck's vacuum and hoses. Just looking at Airaid's kit, you can tell that it means business.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/11/2013 to Install guides

Swapping out the rear shocks on a 2009 to 2014 F150 is easy. So easy that this is bound to be the shortest install guide in Stage 3's history. Nevertheless, it's our sworn duty to provide our customers with an even more handy reference for getting their performance F150 suspension hardware up and running on their very own trucks. So, here's our install of ICON's 2.0 Aluminum Body Rear Shocks on our 2012 F150 FX4 5.0L Project Truck. These shocks came packaged with the ICON Stage 2 Suspension system that we threw on our truck, and are a great upgrade over the factory shocks and have less fade better response, and the ability to handle a few inches of extra rear lift that made them a perfect companion for our ReadyLift 3" Rear Lift Blocks that we had already installed.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/11/2013 to Install guides

Installing high-performance suspension hardware onto your truck is hardly ever a bad thing, but leaving your stock upper control arms on your truck and expecting their bind-prone rubber ball joints to keep up with all your off-roading needs is definitely a bad thing. That's why our friends over at ICON Vehicle Dynamics includes a set of their excellent 2009 to 2014 F150 Tubular Steel Uniball Upper Control Arms as a standard part of their F150 Stage 2 Suspension System. These high-strength, heavy-duty arms feature uniball joint that won't bind during heavy articulation, unlike your stock rubber ball joint. ICON's upper control arms are a great investment for the truck that sees decent amounts of off-road trail riding or the occasional romp through the wilderness. What's even better is that they're a breeze to install, as we found out when we took our 2012 FX4 5.0L F150 Project Truck down to Extreme Performance out in Goodyear.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/11/2013 to Install guides

We wanted some of the best suspension hardware we could get our greedy little paws on, so naturally we turned to ICON and their Stage 2 Suspension System for the 2009 to 2014 4WD F150s for a little help. Our friends over at ICON were happy to help us out and a pair of front adjustable coilovers, uniball upper control arms, and a set of rear 2.0 Aluminum Body Shocks showed up at our door, ready to jump on our project truck. First up: the coilovers. ICON's performance coilovers consist of a 2.5" aluminum shock body wrapped up in an Eibach Performance Coilover Spring that provides excellent levels of response and articulation while still giving your truck a great ride on the street. The coilovers are actually pretty easy to get installed, though space is kind of an issue and having an extra pair of hands ended up helping a great deal.

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/11/2013 to Install guides

Our 2012 5.0L Project truck needed to go a bit higher in the rear, which meant we needed a rear block kit of some sort. Our friends over at ReadyLift were more than happy to help us out and sent over one of their excellent 2004 to 2014 F150 4WD 3" Rear Lift Blocks to help us out. This pair of 3" blocks add about 1.5" of ride height to the rear of a given F150, and they were perfect for giving our truck a leveled look in conjunction with our ICON Front Coilovers which add up to 3" of front ride height. In essence, we threw a 3" lift kit onto our truck without needing to do anything crazy like replacing spindles, driveshafts drops, or anything else that's common with taller and "more complete" lift kits. Anywhere, here's our very own install guide for ReadyLift's rear blocks. Enjoy!

Posted by Jason Locke on 11/7/2013 to Install guides
For those that don't spend every waking moment of your lives paying attention to the goings-on of Stage 3 Motorsports (though you should), we have a fun new project truck: a 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 SuperCrew. This race red truck is getting some serious upgrades, the first of which were done today. We've just added an ICON Stage 2 suspension kit and a ReadyLift 3" rear block to our new project, along with a set of 18x9" KMC XD Misfits wrapped up in 275/70/R18 General Grabber tires. The end result is nothing short of awesome, and we'll have a full install guide for all of these F150 performance parts up shortly. For now, here's a bit of a teaser:
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/5/2013 to Sales

Our friends over at Steeda Autosports are having a wee bit of a sale on their S197 Pro-Action Shocks and Struts and their Ultra Lite Springs in celebration of...something. Maybe. Maybe they're just doing it because they love all of us so huggy-buggy much. Whatever their motivations, Steeda is offering 10% off on their 2005-2010 Pro-Action Damper Kit, 2011-2014 Pro-Action Kit Damper Kit, and their 2005-2104 Ultra Lite Springs. While not winning any rewards for quantity or variety, this Steeda 10% Sale does give you a nice discount on some of the best suspension hardware you can find for your 2005 to 2014 Mustang.

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