Unlike the rest of the 2011 to 2013 F150 EcoBoost CAI lineup the aFe Stage 2 cold air intake is actually pretty substantial and even intimidating cold air intake kit. This bad boy doesn't just replace your factory air box, it also comes with two complete, equal-length intake tubes to maximize airflow and help your turbochargers get all the air they need. Despite coming with an impressive allotment of hardware, the Stage 2 cold air intake was actually pretty easy to install. We had the whole thing set up for our dyno runs with Edge CTS and SCT X-Cal 3 tunes in about 15 minutes. Here's how and the dyno runs!
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/25/2013 to Install guides
We made a bit of trip over to our friends at Extreme Performance out in Goodyear to do a few installs and dyno runs using some of our more popular F150 EcoBoost intakes, one of which was this Airaid cold air intake designed for 3.5L EcoBoost, 3.7L V6, and 5.0L V8 F150s. The intake dropped in easily in about 15 minutes (and we were bad children and didn't follow Airaid's instructions), making this one of the easiest and simple cold air intakes available for the EcoBoost F150.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/22/2013 to Install guides
We're a bit ashamed to just have added TruXedo and their lineup of F150 and Super Duty tonneau covers back to good ol' Stage 3 Motorsports.com, but they are finally back. While everyone and their mother makes a tonneau cover kit (especially our old foe Bobby eBay), TruXedo's tonneau covers are some of the best things to have ever happened to the pickup truck since the pickup truck. These high-quality tonneau cover systems have a low-profile look and near-OE appearance all with an easy installation with no drilling.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/19/2013 to Manufacturer News
While styling bits aren't the most exciting things the world has ever seen, used properly they can be pretty slick, especially among the car show faithful. Carbon fiber pieces are all the rage these days especially, and even though the price of carbon fiber has dropped pretty significantly since its debut, it's all still a bit pricey. That's were Hydro-Carbon dress-up parts come in, and we've added a entire five-piece kit for the engine bays of 2005 to 2009 Mustang GTs. This kit has all of the awesome looks of real carbon fiber, without the huge price tag.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/19/2013 to Just Added
Brian just sent in this photo collage of his 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L with a pretty extensive suspension overhaul thanks to Steeda and H&R Performance. Brian's obviously a little bit of a handling junkie and went to tow on his GT, mostly in the rear where he threw on some of the best performance gear that we had to offer from our friends over at Steeda Autosports. The results are pretty impressive and his photo of his stock suspension hardware is pretty telling of all the work he went through. We're sure his Mustang is one of the better-handling out there, in any case.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/18/2013 to Customer Rides
Possibly good news (assuming Ford actually confirms or denies it) for you SVO fans longing for the days of old. According to Road & Track, the 2014.5/2015 Mustangs will receive a 2.3L EcoBoost engine as one of its options in the United States, but that's not what's most surprising.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/11/2013 to Tidbits
Jalopnik says that Edmunds and Autocar said that the United States probably won't be getting a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder 2014.5 Mustang. The new turbocharged, direct-injected four-banger is supposedly going to be based on the current EcoBoost motor powering the 2013 Focus ST and will be an engine option for our friends over in Europe.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/7/2013 to Tidbits
Just when you though the power levels that could be squeezed out of the 5.0L Coyote V8 couldn't be any more bananas, here comes Roush Performance with a banana pudding handing out banana hats to everyone. We here at Stage 3 Motorsports are proud to introduce the Roush Phase 3 R2300 Kit that's capable of bringing your 2011 to 2014 Mustang GT's total power to an absolutely bananas 675 horsepower and 585lb-ft of torque. Utterly bananas.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/5/2013 to Just Added
Happy Birthday to us! Hooray! Stage 3 Motorsports has turned 9 years old today! That's almost a decade of providing you all with some of the best Mustang and Ford truck performance parts and accessories that we can get our hands on. We've enjoyed every minute of it, and we hope you all have, too. Thanks for helping us beat the odds and stay in business! While most 9th birthdays involve clowns and balloon animals, our involves a steep discount. How does 9% off of everything in our inventory sound?
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/4/2013 to Special Events
We just hooked up with a new supplier for our Ford Racing Parts and accessories, and we're now able to get what can only be described as a butt load of Ford Racing's gear. We can get our hands over 1000 different part numbers from Ford Racing's inventory that can make your Mustang into an utter monster. We have everything from basic pieces to complete crate engines and everything in between. Some of these parts are already listed, but we're going to try to add the vast majority of these parts in the near-ish future.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/1/2013 to Manufacturer News
Pete's 2013 Mustang GT is a pretty awesome automobile. Decked out in Gotta Have It Green paint, it's certainly an eye-catcher. What may be slightly harder to notice is the nice drop, reduced rake, and presumably tighter ride to set it apart from other Mustangs. Pete recently picked up a set of Steeda Ultralite Lowering springs, and allowed us to do a few before and after shots that compare the factory ride height with the drop caused by the Ultralites.
Posted by Jason Locke on 3/1/2013 to Tidbits