Our 2017 Super Duty Project Truck is due for more than a few exterior and power upgrades, but we were especially anxious to rid our F250 of its inexcusably small factory wheels and tires. We threw on a 2.5" ReadyLift Leveling Kit so that we could clear 35x12.50R20LT Toyo Open Country M/T tires and Fuel Maverick 20x10" D538 Wheels. While most any of our 2"+ leveling kits should be able to clear this setup without issue, we've been very impressed with the ride quality we're getting with ReadyLift's 2.5" kit, and we haven't experienced any rubbing whatsoever with the 35" tires. This wheel and tire setup was one of the first upgrades we made to our 2017 F250, and arguably the most effective at transforming the look of the truck. Have a look at our Super Duty Wheels & Tires and 2017 Leveling Kits to customize your very own setup! Read on for more pictures and keep up on our 2017 F250 Project Page for more updates on where we're taking this awesome truck.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/30/2016 to Installed Photos
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/28/2016
Our great Black Friday deals that started last week now continue for Cyber Monday 2016!. Some of our best and most popular performance parts and accessories down by up to 20%, letting you save big on all the hardware and gear that you need for your F150, Super Duty, Mustang, or other Ford vehicle of choice. This is the last day for these great deals, so don't delay! Check below for the full list of brands, discounts, and timelines!
Some of you have been waiting for this since our birthday sale back in March, and now the time is here for Stage 3's 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals! We have almost 75 of our brands on sale, many of them actually starting today, November 23rd through November 29th, 2016. We've marked down some of our best and most popular performance parts and accessories down by up to 20%, letting you save big on all the hardware and gear that you need for your F150, Super Duty, Mustang, or other Ford vehicle of choice. This is our last big sale of the year, so don't delay! Check below for the full list of brands, discounts, and timelines!
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/23/2016 to Sales
Our friends over at Rogue Racing have been hard at work developing their awesome off-road bumpers for the 2017 Super Duty, and we here at Stage 3 have finally got our hands on the fruits of their labor. The Enforcer Off-Road Front Bumper and the Revolver Rear Off-Road Bumper by Rogue Racing are now available for pre-order and should ship in just a couple of weeks! Armed with these ultra-durable and aggressively-styled off-road bumpers, your 2017 Super Duty will be able to go anywhere and do anything with confidence and style.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/21/2016 to Just Added
Kelderman is best known for their innovative air suspension systems, but what you might not know is that they also carry a mean-looking and versatile line of off-road bumpers. Their Alpha Series has expanded to include both front and rear off-road bumpers for the redesigned 2017 Super Duty, complete with a ton of lighting, winch and finish options. If you're looking for a durable and high-quality exterior overhaul, the versatile Alpha Series is one of the finest options on the market. Read on for more information on these stylish and capable off-road bumpers.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/18/2016 to Just Added
If you don't recognize Addictive Desert Designs by their name, you might recognize them for their boldly-styled and versatile off-road bumpers, side steps and chase racks. Based only 45 minutes from our very own Glendale, AZ headquarters, our good friends at ADD have once again hit a home run with their premium line of front and rear bumpers for the redesigned 2017 Super Duty. The Honey Badger series offers distinct, desert racer styling combined with thick steel construction for durable, aggressive protection of your 2017 F250 or F350. Read on for more information about these awesome off-road bumpers.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/18/2016 to Just Added
With our 2017 F250 6.7L Super Duty Project Build now actually underway and our 2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost Project Truck now equipped with some proper tires in the form of 285/55R20 BFG KO2 All-Terrain Tires, it was time to hit the high deserts of Northern Arizona for some fun and games and put both these trucks through their paces. Both trucks are extremely capable, even while having a clean, near-stock appearance. Needless to say, we had a pretty good time.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/17/2016 to Installed Photos
We've been waiting patiently for the arrival of a cold air intake kit for the new 2017 Super Duty, and we're excited to announce that our friends over at aFe Power have stepped up to the plate with their redesigned Momentum Intake Systems for the 17+ 6.7L Powerstroke. Afe Power has made quite a name for themselves in the intake and filtration category for their reliable and effective cold air intake systems. The Momentum Series offers clean good looks and dependable performance in a durable one-piece design. The attractive matte black intake housing features a looking window to afford hassle-free filter inspection. These kits will start shipping in February 2017. Read on for more information on these popular cold air intakes.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/16/2016 to Just Added
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly more bumper options for the 2009-2017 F150s, we here at Stage 3 have gone out to prove you woefully incorrect. We welcome Hammerhead's F150 Bumpers to the site. Hammerhead offers up an impressive lineup of boxed steel front and rear bumpers that are tough, look great, and come loaded down with features. They also have one of the few F150 off-road bumpers out there that has both a cutout for the intercoolers of EcoBoost trucks and a winch plate that don't interfere with each other. All in all, Hammerhead's bumpers will be a great addition to just about any F150, especially if your goal is getting some extra utility out of your tough truck. We have a set of these awesome bumpers coming for our 2011 F150 XL Work Truck Build, so stay tuned! Find a list of Hammerhead's F150 Bumpers after the jump.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/15/2016 to Just Added
Adjustable ride height, capable off-road performance and a smooth-as-air street ride are just some of the benefits you get from a Kelderman Air Suspension System, and now we have a complete line of front and rear air suspension kits for the brand new 2017 Super Duty! Kelderman specializes in unique and innovative suspension systems that incorporate many of the same components as traditional suspension systems such as new radius arms, four-links and drop brackets with the addition of high-quality compression-adjustable air bags. The air bags effectively reduce suspension sagging and provide a support system to improve towing capacity, ride quality and handling. With the help of one of our on-board compressor systems, you can actually compress or decompress the air bags from the comfort of your driver's seat. Read on for more information about how to improve towing, off-road performance and street ride comfort.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/11/2016 to New Products
The Bully Dog BDX handheld tuner is shaping up to be a giant leap forward when it comes to making tuning your vehicle easier. Unlike other devices, the BDX uses a combination of built-in WiFi and SCT/Bully Dog's Cloud Tuning System to download firmware updates and new tunes, allowing you to skip hooking the device into your home PC. The end result is that the most frustrating part of tuning your vehicle -- getting your tuner and its drivers to play nice with your computer -- is now eliminated, allowing you to update, download, and tune your vehicle of choice in practically no time. If that wasn't enough, the BDX has a large color LCD screen, easy to use buttons, and all the features found on other SCT and Bully Dog devices including DTC reading and clearing, datalogging, and more. 5-Star is even offering custom tune packages for certain supported F150s and Super Dutys, so that you can get powerful custom tunes and one of the most advanced tuning devices around all in one place.
Posted by Jason Locke on 11/4/2016 to New Products
Most folks rolling around in a Ford Super Duty are no strangers to heavy duty towing and hauling. And while a Super Duty is practically built for that sort of thing, every truck has its limitations. Whether it's a 5th wheel trailer or a massive payload, your suspension can take a real beating which can result in sagging and eventually structural and mechanical degradation. That's why any one of our premium air bag systems can be just what you need to improve ride quality and preserve the integrity of your suspension system for the coming years. We've recently beefed up our selection of air bag suspension kits to include both 4WD and 2WD variants as well as gas and diesel.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 11/2/2016 to How It Works