Stage 3 Motorsports 2018 F150 5.0L Budget BuildJust about everyone has an idea or two about how they can improve their truck's look and performance. Unfortunately, just about everyone has a spending limit as well. But fear not fellow budget-minded truck enthusiasts! We here at Stage 3 are going to be building up this 2018 5.0L F150 XLT under a multi-tiered budget to help you get the most bang for your buck with substantial, cost-conscious mods. Check out the sections below for all the details!
If you've purchased upgrades for your truck you know how fast the money can disappear, but you'd be surprised how much you can improve your own F150 with only $2000 on hand. We got crafty with this first round of mods and were able to add improved lighting, a 2.25" leveling kit, new tires, floor mats, a bed mat and a tonneau cover to our 2018 F150 without turning our wallets inside out! MORE INFO ON THESE PARTS
For the $4500 budget we're looking to bring out some heavier hitting mods. In this round we're going to be tackling some Rancho QuickLIFT suspension, new Fuel wheels, an S&B intake, Bully Dog tuner, more LED bulb upgrades and a couple simple accessories for the bed and cab! There's a lot going in to this tier of the build so make sure you check out all the details! MORE INFO ON THESE PARTS
It's time to jump head first into Tier 3 of this build which will run a budget of $7500. For this round we wanted to build our F150 with the outdoors enthusiast in mind while also stepping up the truck's off road capability. We've kept some mods from the previous tiers, but with that we've added new Bilstein suspension, Icon wheels, BFG KM3 tires as well as a very clever tonneau and bed rack system! MORE INFO ON THESE PARTS
The end of the $7500 budget marks the end of our Budget Build series for this F150, but there are still some mods we've been anxious to get our hands on. From here on out there's no budget, just build. What we've installed so far is a new Falcon suspension system, Anzo projector headlights and some OLM Color Shift fog lights. MORE INFO ON THESE PARTS