Stage 3 Motorsports is one of the leading Ford performance parts online retailers in the U.S. We're ready to answer your questions, give advice, and get you the parts you need to get your vehicle performing at its best. We work hard to bring you the best prices on Mustang and Ford truck performance parts with great customer service and an enormous knowledge base that comes from years of owning and caring for cars and trucks just like yours. Feel free to contact us directly by going to our Contact Page.
Back in the ancient times of 2004, there started a little speed shop in Muscatine, Iowa, called Stage 3 Motorsports that sold a few Mustang parts on a pretty basic website back before online retail was a weaponized juggernaut. The business moved to Arizona, and it grew and grew and grew until you have what you see in front of you today. We here at Stage 3 have always been a bit different than the rest of those performance parts sellers out there. We're an online retailer first and foremost. At one point, we were the #1 retailer of Roush and Saleen parts in the country. We tried to have an install shop and front-end retail establishment, but in the end, those things were distractions from providing the best customer service we possibly could to our online customers. In the end, we here at Stage 3 are only about one thing - making you happy with your F150, Super Duty, or Mustang. While we can definitely help you make your vehicle of choice into one of the most powerful and aggressive-looking things on the planet, we're also well aware that it isn't for everybody, and we want to help you build your car or truck just how you want it. We help out our Military Veterans with a 5% discount, and we keep our prices competitive to get everyone else the best deals we can.
We've been on the online retail game a long time, and we aren't planning on going anywhere any time soon. Our team of around 20 full-time employees works out of our Phoenix headquarters handling sales, customer service, tuning, tracking, and web design/content, helping to ensure you get the best shopping and buying experience that we can manage. Our website sees millions of page views a month from customers all over the world, all looking to make their Ford vehicle of choice the best that it can be and meet just about any application that they have in mind. We have 15,000 parts listed on our site, covering everything from high-priced superchargers and lift kits to basic accessories like LED replacement bulbs and grab handles. With our huge selection, you're bound to find a thing or two that you can use on your very own vehicle build, and we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you have and give you the guidance you need to make the right buying decision for your needs.
We here at Stage 3 get your parts out as fast as possible and use multiple warehouses located all over the country to keep parts in stock and get them to your door quickly. In this era of global Ford vehicles, we've partnered up with international shipping providers and freight forwarders to supply Ford owners the world over with the parts they need to get their vehicles looking and performing just how they want, no matter where they are. We test out a ton of the parts we carry on our very own Project Vehicles, and we build each and every one of our aggressive projects to function out in the real world. We all drive to work, go camping, hit trails, and go down to the track on the regular, so all of our projects need to be able to do it all. You won't see crazy SEMA builds that come out for a single auto show before getting sold off to a collector. The testing of the products we have on the site means we have intimate knowledge of how they affect performance, ride, and aesthetics so that we can give you an honest opinion on whether you should get these same parts for your own vehicle. We even own our own sorta-secret testing area up in Northern Arizona so that we get great apples-to-apples comparisons on a variety of truck parts.
- Bill L. - President
Here's the guy who started it all in 2004 with nothing but a degree from WyoTech and a passion for aftermarket Mustang parts. Many moons and a couple of kids later, Bill's love for the blue oval has evolved along with Stage 3 Motorsports. Today his garage includes F150s, Super Duties, Mustangs and most recently, a white Focus ST - all of which have or are soon to get the full Stage 3 treatment. Bill loves to take the trucks off-road out in the many open landscapes of Northern Arizona, and as much as we dread being subjected to four hours of country music for the drive up, we generally don't mind joining him. As much as we give him grief for his incessant love of country music and the Iowa Hawkeyes, Bill has kept Stage 3 chugging along all these years and deserves some credit for that.
- John B. - Sales Manager
John has been with Stage 3 since prehistoric 2007 and has amassed a huge amount of knowledge of Ford cars and trucks in his time here. Born in Chicago and partially raised in Wisconsin, John loves to spend time racing and fishing on the ice, which is unfortunate considering he moved to the scorched desert of Phoenix, Arizona in 2007. The good news is that he's since developed quite an affection for kicking up dirt in his 2015 XLT 3.5L EcoBoost F150 Project Truck. Before the 3.5L EcoBoost, John owned and abused a good deal of F150s, Super Duties and Mustangs, including a pro-charged 2013 F150 5.0L with a 7" lift and a 2006 F350 with exhaust stacks and an 8" lift. However, John's most interesting piece of machinery is arguably our 2006 Mustang Dark Horse clone that rocked not only the first aftermarket Saleen Supershaker Supercharger kit, but also more than a few genuine Saleen Dark Horse pieces that were meant for the aborted #10 Saleen "Dark Horse" Mustang. If you aren't sure what to get John for Christmas, just get him some weird, crazy lights for his truck. He likes that sorta thing.
- Lou M. - Sales Team
Born and raised in Arizona, Lou developed a love for sports cars and off-road trucks at an early age and has owned and worked on a ridiculous amount of fox body Mustangs over the years. The only time Lou isn't outdoors is when he's in the office or at the gym, otherwise he's out fishing, camping or playing softball with his son, Michael. Lou is constantly working on his summer bod, and we're all cheering him on hoping he gets there one of these summers. Lou was the proud owner of our 2012 Mustang GT Project Car until he decided to go with "the 4-Runner which must not be named." While Lou's Toyota is a bit of a taboo subject around Stage 3, he's been with Stage 3 since August of 2010 and the place just wouldn't be the same without him.
- Mike A. - Sales Team
Mike drives a Kia Soul, otherwise known as the hamster car. Need we say much else? Actually yes, because he's also the loving owner of our 2005 F150 Project Truck, which is still chugging along just fine when Mike isn't thrashing it around the desert. Before becoming a valued member of Stage 3's Sales Team, Mike worked for a small Ford dealership in Buckeye, Arizona where he gained most of his knowledge of Fords. Originally from Southern California, Mike has a thing for water and beaches and spends much of his free time these days by the pool or at the beach in Mexico. Mike is a husband and father of an Olde English Bulldog who thinks he's human.
- Chris M. - Sales Team
With seven years of experience as a parts adviser for Mini Cooper and BMW, Chris knows his stuff when it comes to the automotive industry. He mostly credits his grandparents for his automotive passion, having spent time with their considerable collection of muscle cars when he was younger. Like most of us here at Stage 3, Chris is happiest behind the wheel. Preferably the wheel of a fast car or an off-road capable truck. He's built a couple of Hondas for show and street purposes, and he used to own a 2003 Mustang GT. Chris was born in El Paso, Texas, has spent two years in Alaska working as a chef, and now resides here in Phoenix where he gets to spend more time around cars and trucks. Sounds like he's had it pretty good.
- Joel G. - Sales Team
When it comes to his builds, Joel doesn't discriminate, having owned and modified almost 20 vehicles including a supercharged Honda Civic, 4WD Cherokee crawler, and 2001 F150 pre-runner. Joel's experience working in the automotive industry includes managing a Honda parts department and working at a dealership, and finally becoming a customer service representative for Stage 3 Motorsports. With as much time as he spends around cars and trucks, Joel still finds time to get outside to go hunting or camping. Eventually, Joel dreams of owning a Ford Raptor as his trophy truck. We all fully support this dream, as long as he lets us take turns riding shotgun on his off-road runs.
Customer Service Team
- Nate C. - Customer Service Manager
Immediately after Nate finished his first major automotive project - restoring an old Chevy 350 - he knew it would be a lifelong passion. Passed on from his dad, Nate has since gone on to work on over 20 project cars dating between 1966 and 1978, and believe it or not, he's lucky enough to have an understanding wife that supports his hobby. While he's already built up one Ford, a 1969 Galaxie 500 two-door, Nate dreams of rolling around in a modern build of a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT coupe with a blower bulging out of the hood. Dream big, Nate.
- Shawn W. - Customer Service Team
Shawn knows his way around a fox body like nobody's business, having owned, built and drag raced six different Mustangs over the years (an '85 GT, '93 LX, '88 LX Notch, '87 LX Hatch, '88 GT, and a '91 LX Notch). He also attended AAI, performed engine failure analysis for an engine builder and worked as a mechanic for the family business before joining our team. Needless to say, he's a knowledgeable dude. Shawn does a great job keeping customers updated on orders, tracking down out of stock items and following up on back orders, however he also enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking and fishing in his spare time. The only car Shawn's ever built that wasn't a Ford Mustang was a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger that ran a nine-second quarter mile on 8" slicks. Believe it or not, it was street legal.
- Lindsey H. - Customer Service Team
Born and raised right here in the Valley of the Sun, Lindsey has spent most of her life surrounded by trucks, muscle cars and dragsters. With a lifted F250 as her training wheels, she learned how to drive, tow and off-road the Stage 3 way. Lindsey's first car was also a Ford, so that's extra points for her. Given, it was a Ford Aspire, but a Ford nonetheless. When she isn't working on one of her Mustangs, which include a 2012 V6, a 2001 GT and a couple of fox bodies, she's volunteering and coordinating at her local animal shelters. Lindsey owns five pit bull mixes - everything in excess, right?
- Rey R. - Customer Service Team
Rey is a Phoenix native with a passion for the turbocharged AWD cars of the late 90s and early millennium. His dream ride is a 1997 Nissan GTR NISMO 400R in Midnight Purple, but he's also developed quite an affection for Fords in his time working at Stage 3. Considering his obsession with turbos, it's no surprise that when he went shopping for a Ford truck, he went with a 2013 Ruby Red F150 EcoBoost. Certified in autobody right out of high school, Rey can turn a wrench with the best of them and is well-equipped to handle just about any customer concern. The fact that he named his son, Enzo, after the founder of Ferrarri further proves Rey's undying devotion to things that go fast.
- Ryan V. - Customer Service Team
An ASE certified parts specialist, owner of many Mustang builds and Ford trucks, and automotive specialist since 18, Ryan is more than qualified to take care of your Ford performance needs. A classic car enthusiast, Ryan still has his very first car, a '73 Maverick, and his second, a '70 F100 Short Bed. His expansive build history also includes a 1954 Willys CJ-3B and 1950 Ford Club Coupe with a Fathead V8. With that many different projects under his belt, you might wonder what's next for Ryan's collection? If he has his way, he'll eventually have a 1950s-era Ford F100 with a flathead V8.
- Chris C. - Customer Service Team
Chris is just happy to be working around trucks instead of making soap. Having restored a '79 CJ7 with an AMC 360 from the bottom up, Chris is more than comfortable getting his hands dirty. In his fantasies, Chris sees himself behind the wheel of a new Shelby GT350, but for now he's happy with his more family-friendly 2014 Fusion EcoBoost. He's a native of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and like most Ohio natives, a die-hard Browns fan. When he isn't off-roading or traveling, Chris likes to cheer on his home team with his wife, step daughter, and Boston/Jack Russell Terrier mix Bojack (clever name, right?)
- Thomas R. - Customer Service Team
On top of working at a high volume Ford dealership in San Diego, Thomas has plenty of experience working on Fords, including a couple of F150 builds and an '03 Ranger with a Camburg front suspension lift and Deaver springs in the back, Hurst aftermarket shifter, K&N air filter, custom exhaust kit, and sound system. Instead of a dream car, Thomas has a dream garage. Never content with just one vehicle, Thomas envisions a garage filled with an F350 Super Duty, Shelby Cobra, '96 Bronco, '66 Bronco, ZO6 Corvette, '66 Cadillac Coupe Deville, and '70 Chevelle SS. Hard to argue with his choices.
- Jason L. - Web Team/Content Manager
Jason wrangles the web team and handles F150 content, blogs, product listings, Q&A, and any issues with the website in general. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in snowy Flagstaff with a BA in English, Jason decided to migrate south for warmer weather and the rest is history. He owns the Stage 3 2011 F150 XL 5.0 Project Truck, a truck with humble beginnings to say the least, which he's managed to salvage into a cool-looking and capable trail-crawler. A family man himself with a wife and young son, Jason can occasionally be spotted in his more mild-mannered Corolla or maroon Saab.
- Noah S. - Photographer/Graphic Designer
Noah is the very definition of the American success story, beginning with Stage 3 as the guy who pushed boxes around the warehouse and progressing to become the Web Team Graphic Designer in just a few short years. Noah studied Photography at Glendale Community College where he cut his teeth in the super competitive industry that is automotive photography. In his off time, Noah likes to work on cars, go off-roading, travel, hike and of course take pictures of everything. He's owned a 2000 Mustang GT Convertible, '97 Mustang V6 and a '96 Lincoln Town Car Limo featuring a home-made American flag paint job.
- Nick D. - Marketing Manager
Nick is responsible for managing our social media accounts and marketing strategy, the latter of which he studied in college. He grew up around muscle cars and farm trucks in central Pennsylvania, which means he fits in just fine here at Stage 3. If he isn't sharing the latest and greatest in the Ford aftermarket on our social media accounts, Nick can be found hiking, traveling, eating and looking at his phone. While the only Ford car he's owned was a 2001 Focus, we have faith that he'll come to the dark side sooner or later. We think the new Ranger would suit him well.
- Leo K. - Video Producer
Leo made his name in automotive cinematography with Braindead Media, where he helped produce the sensational mini-documentary "Exhausted Love" about a young man's passion for building cars. Despite being surrounded by Fords here at Stage 3, Leo's true love is imports. That said, he is the loving owner of a perpetually clean 2017 Mustang EcoBoost, but that's only because in his words, "it looks more European" and has a turbocharged 4-cylinder. Admit it Leo, we've turned you into a Ford lover. A soft-spoken and gentle soul, Leo is most comfortable behind the camera or at home with his wife, dog, and cat.
- Zach S. - Photographer/Graphic Designer
Zach's love of the outdoors is what inspired him to take up photography, which began after he brought a camera on a family trip to San Diego at the age of 15. Growing up in Las Vegas in a family with a fondness for Fords and off-roading, Zach has a natural affection for the desert and being in the dirt. Aside from photography, his passions include hiking, skateboarding, riding and working on bicycles, and really just anything outdoorsy. He also enjoys bringing really delicious-looking lunches into the office and making everyone really hungry.
- Stephen S. - Content Writer
Stephen is an English major and book worm with a dream to own a classic Ford Mustang, which makes him a perfect fit to write content at Stage 3 Motorsports. Growing up, Stephen acquired a taste for Fords through spending time with his grandfather, who works as a mechanic and owns a 1964 Ford F100. Born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, Stephen moved to Flagstaff to get his degree and then came back to the Phoenix Area and landed his first job out of college right here at Stage 3. He may be a youngin', but Stephen's deep Ford roots and accomplishments in his field make him a valued part of the Stage 3 website team.
- Josh W. - Videographer/Editor
Josh is a lifelong film enthusiast putting his passion to good use producing most of the video content you see on the site and on our YouTube channel. Prior to joining the media team at Stage 3, Josh did camera work for a national outdoor TV show, eventually returning to his home state of Arizona to suffer in the sweltering desert with the rest of us. Right now, Josh drives a Subaru Forester that makes soccer moms green with envy, but don't worry, he's slowly saving up for his dream car: a '67 Shelby Cobra (we did say slowly).