Stage 3 Motorsports 2011 F150 3.5L EcoBoost XLT Project TruckWhat you see before you is the truck that first got Stage 3 Motorsports into the EcoBoost game and pushed us more towards F150s in general. Originally purchased as an all purpose shop truck for hauling parts and gear around, we fell madly in love with the twin turbo power of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the fact it was putting all that power down through its rear wheels. This truck came to us as a bone stock, 2 wheel drive, Crew Cab, XLT packaged F150, which is nothing to write home about. That being said, we gave this truck some proper TLC to make it faster, better looking and forever loved by all of us here at the shop.
If there was one thing we learned with this truck it's that these 3.5L EcoBoost engines respond really well to tuning and bolt-on mods. We got down to business and set this truck up with a new cold air intake, throttle body, charge pipe and an aftermarket tune. Check out the section below for all the details!
This F150 is a 2WD truck so there's no sense in going crazy with a huge lift kit or 35" tires, but we still wanted to give this truck a more aggressive stance. To accomplish this we threw on a 2" leveling kit and a set of factory Platinum wheels to replace the boring 18" stock wheels it came with. You can read up on all the details in the section below!
With our F150 being optioned as an XLT the interior wasn't empty, but it definitely still needed a little help. We strapped in a new Husky gear box under the seat, new Kicker speakers and we also tossed a tonneau cover on the back to give us more covered storage space. Get all the details below!