Improved Intake Function with Amazing 5-Star Custom Tuning
Improving your truck's intake system with some aftermarket hardware is always a good idea, but one of the best ways you can grab vastly improved performance is with powerful custom tuning that takes into account your truck's unique engine and PCM setup, as well as your other F150 performance parts for a huge increase in power and torque. That's why we here at Stage 3 have teamed up with 5-Star tuning to bring you some of the best F150 custom tuning on the planet pre-loaded on your choice of either an awesome SCT Livewire Tuner or an SCT X4 Handheld Tuner so that you get huge power and a perfect engine monitoring system all in one place.
More Efficient Intake that's Easy to Install
A cold air intake is usually the first upgrade for just about every vehicle on the road, and your 3.7L F150 ought to be no different. That's why we include one of aFe's Stage 2 Cold Air Intake kits in this package. aFe's kit features an open-element air filter, heat shield mount, inlet tubing, and MAF housing that all drops right into place of the upper half of your truck's air box and disposable paper air filter. Each of aFe's Stage 2 kits is built around one of their highly efficient Pro 5R oiled air filters that brings in a much larger volume of air at cooler temperatures than stock to give your truck a nice boost in horsepower, throttle response, and fuel economy. This Stage 2 intake can be installed in half an hour using common hand tools.
Choose an SCT Livewire TS+ OR an X4 Handheld Tuner
This performance package comes standard with an SCT X4 Tuner, but it can be upgraded to the SCT Livewire TS+. The Livewire features a full-color touchscreen display that allows you to easily keep tabs on your F150's engine parameters, check DTC's, and efficiently navigate all of your available custom tunes. It is extremely easy to use and includes a windshield mount, OBD-II cable, and a USB cable to download custom tunes from your home PC.
NOTE: Both SCT tuners use the same custom tune files and will produce the same power gains.
Select Tunes by Octane and Performance
5-Star's tunes turn up your 2011 to 2014 F150 3.7L's power by adjusting its fuel curves, ignition timing, fan control, and a ton of other variables so that your truck makes huge amounts of horsepower and torque. 5-Star's custom tuning even takes into account tire size, drivetrain, and axle ratio so that your F150 operates perfectly with your choice of tune. 5-Star's custom tunes are available in several variations for 87, 89, 91, or 93 octane gasoline to give you a wide range of tuning options.
With its factory tune, 5-Star's test truck put down peak numbers of 220 horsepower and and 218lb-ft of torque. With 5-Star's 93 octane Performance/Tow tune, their truck managed to throw down 233 horsepower and 229lb-ft of torque, a gain of 13 horsepower and 11lb-ft of torque. While the peak gains aren't overly dramatic, 5-Star's 93 octane Performance Tune provided a whopping 210lb-ft of torque at 2500rpm, while the factory tune barely managed to crank out 170lb-ft, and not flattening back out until 2700 rpm. That's a 40lb-ft difference in low-end torque that now comes in earlier than stock, meaning you can still get improved low-end grunt, even if you stick with lower-tier fuel.
SCT devices and software are only compatible with Microsoft Windows computers
Warranty vs. Non-Warranty Tune Note: there is no difference in function, horsepower, or torque between Warrantied Custom Tunes and Non-Warrantied Custom Tunes. The only difference between the two, whatsoever, is that Warrantied Tunes will have less parameters (i.e. tire size, gear ratio, etc) open to end-user adjustment. Off-Road Exhaust Systems:
5-Star can no longer provide custom tuning for off-road exhaust systems that delete catalytic converters. 5-Star can only tune for catted exhaust systems. However, 5-Star WILL NOT disable your rear oxygen sensors, which may result in a check engine light.