If you want your 3.5L EcoBoost F150 to make as much power as it can, you need to ensure you're maximizing airflow both to and from your truck's intercooler. That's where Mishimoto's Intercooler Tubing Kits come in. With a Cold Side Tube, Hot Side Tubes, and Complete Tubing Kit available, Mishimoto can help get more air from your F150's turbochargers to your intake manifold at a faster velocity than stock. Mishimoto's tubing all has larger diameters than stock as well as smoother bends which allows your aggressive truck to breathe easier and get improved response and power.
Posted by Jason Locke on 2/22/2018 to Just Added
While the factory hot and cold side tubes of your 2015-2017 F150 2.7L EcoBoost do their jobs admirably, they're not exactly the most efficient things in the world. That's why Mishimoto designed a Cold Side Tube, Hot Side Tube Kit, and a Complete Intercooler Tubing Kit specifically for the 2015-2017 F150s rocking a 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Mishimoto's tubing has larger diameters than stock and feature smoother bends that improve airflow from your truck's turbos all the way to its throttle body. The end result is improved response and power in a drop-in package.
Posted by Jason Locke on 2/21/2018 to Just Added
As we here at Stage 3 know very well, time has a way of getting away from you when you're out on the trails. Hours blink by in what seems like a few minutes, and then before you know it you're way off the beaten path and the sun has long since gone to bed. That's when you need a trusted name like Rigid to light your way and guide you to civilization. Their all-new Rear-Facing LED Chase Light crams reverse, courtesy, strobe, running, and brake lights into one compact, stylish package. Available in Amber, Red, and Blue colors, these Rigid chase lights can be mounted to your UTV, ATV or Jeep individually or wired as a series.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 2/21/2018 to Just Added
With the 2018 F150s finally arriving into the hand of general public, we've gotten our first taste and customer photos of 2018 F150s being modified. Some of the best images we've received so far have come from customer David, who installed an Auto Spring 2.5" Leveling Kit on his 2018 F150 3.5L EcoBoost FX4 and paired it up with a set of 17x8.5" Machined Method NVs and 315/70R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws. David did have to trim his crash bars to fit the combination, but the effort was worth it, because his 2018 F150 looks clean and mean.
Posted by Jason Locke on 2/20/2018 to Installed Photos
Posted by Jason Locke on 2/19/2018
Alcon is a legendary name when it comes to performance brakes, and they've turned their attention to the 2009-2018 F150s in a big way with their 6-Piston Front Big Brake Kit and 4-Piston Rear Big Brake Kit. These kits feature powerful calipers, high-friction pads, and fade-resistant rotors so that your aggressive 2009-2018 F150 or Raptor gets all the stopping power it needs both on and off the road. Alcon's kits even fit behind the stock wheels, which can save you some time and hassles over other big brake kits. However, the front kit does require a tie rod upgrade, and the rear kit requires newer-style parking brake assemblies on 2009-2011 F150s.
A couple of weeks ago, we revealed a preview of our upcoming projects for 2018. Now we want to dive into the specifics with the first two builds on the schedule, the 2014 F150 STX Hunting Rig and the 2014 F150 Tremor Overland Build. We've spent a bit of time with these trucks and come up with a complete parts list for each one, which we want to share with you here. Read on to find out exactly what we're planning with these two purpose-driven outdoor builds!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 2/19/2018 to Installed Photos
For 2018, the Mustang GT sounds more like a classic muscle car than it has in a long while. But if you really want to turn heads, MBRP's new line of 2018 Mustang GT exhaust systems is the way to go. Featuring large diameter tubing and high-flow mufflers, MBRP lets you squeeze every last ounce of performance potential from your Pony build. These 3" exhaust kits come with quad stainless steel tips and are available in 304 stainless, black-coated, and aluminized steel variants to suit your needs and budget. Plus, shipping is always free!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 2/16/2018 to Just Added
The Gen-1 Raptor is a no-compromise off-road machine, but that doesn't mean there can't be improvements. Case in point: Logan's 2013 Raptor build, featured with an array of stylish and functional upgrades. This clean and mean Raptor's Shadow Black finish contrasts beautifully with red accents skillfully placed throughout, earning our respect and its spot as our featured build for February 2018. Read on for complete build details, pictures and a complete parts list!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 2/12/2018 to Customer Rides
We here at Stage 3 pride ourselves on being more than just a place to buy aftermarket parts for your Ford. We strive to help inform your shopping experience by providing real-world accounts of our experiences with the parts we sell. That's why lately we've been putting together videos with recommendations for all sorts of performance parts and accessories. If you're in the market for a new F150 exhaust kit, leveling kit, or tonneau cover, let us help you find the right kit for your build. Hit the jump for videos with sound clips and recommendations for your next big upgrade!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 2/6/2018 to Informative Articles
Over the years, we've built all sorts of trucks for all sorts of purposes, so this year we turned to you for inspiration on our next build. We saw massive support for every build we polled, so as usual we're taking on more than we planned and working something in for everyone who responded. Yes, that means four purpose-built project trucks for 2018 - our biggest, most ambitious year yet. Read on for an in-depth preview of everything we have planned for 2018!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/30/2018 to Informative Articles
Warn Industries is one of winching's biggest names, their new entry-level winch series is now here at Stage 3. The Warn VR-Series Winches combine a compact design with a fast line speed and durable construction so that you get winch system that can handle just about anything without breaking your bank. While the VR Series may not have the same durability or features as the higher-tier Zeon winches, they're still a great choice for an entry-level off-roader that needs a winch for the occasional adventure. Check after the jump for a list of Warn's VR Series Winches now at Stage 3!
Posted by Jason Locke on 1/19/2018 to Just Added
BF Goodrich is know for making high-quality and long-lasting tires, and while we've had their KO2s on the site for quite a while now, we're now proud to have their awesome T/A KM2 Mud-Terrain Tires on the site. The KM2s combine an extremely tough and durable construction with an aggressive M/T tread pattern that can grab onto practically any terrain and get you up, over, and through tough challenges out on the trail. You can find a list of our current KM2s after the jump.
Posted by Jason Locke on 1/19/2018 to Just Added
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/11/2018
Lacking the raw grunt of the Coyote V8, the 2.3L EcoBoost is often overlooked as a viable option for a successful track car build. Yet, its lower weight will enable more nimble handling than a GT and with a few bolt-ons, you've got yourself a corner-carving monster in no time. Garrett's Upgrade Intercooler for the 2015-2017 Mustang EcoBoost is designed to support up to 600 horsepower, leaving more than enough potential on the table for one vicious track-ready Pony. Best of all, this performance intercooler is CARB-compliant!
If you want your 2017-2018 Super Duty to look as far from stock as possible, Air Design's new collection of exterior accessories is about as good a starting point as any. These meticulously designed exterior kits are built using advanced technology to fit the lines of your truck precisely, ensuring a tight, rigid fit and clean look. Check out our category of 2017-2018 F250 & F350 Exterior Accessories and don't forget, shipping is always free.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/10/2018 to Just Added
Whatever you might think about the 2017+ Super Duty's factory grille options, there's no denying the sheer head-turning power of Kelderman's new Bravo Series Grille. This high-quality replacement grille can be set up with your choice of design accents, lights, and finishes for an exterior upgrade that's truly your own. We can also work with Kelderman to get you a custom finish if you prefer to match your truck's factory coat or innovate with something totally unique.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/5/2018 to Just Added
Go big or go home, right? For those planted firmly in the "big" category, we have good news just for you. Fab Fours just dropped a few new kits for the 2017-2018 Super Duty and they're some of the most aggressive, eye-catching parts we've seen for the F250 and F350, full stop. Individually, these parts add a heaping dose of attitude to your pickup along with improved functionality, protection and lighting utility. Combined, however, these kits will turn your Super Duty into the talk of the town in short order. Read on for links to the new kits and let us know what you think in the comments!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/4/2018 to Just Added
What's better than getting a stylish Rigid Industries Radiance Light Bar? Getting one that's curved to match the contours of your vehicle and produce a much more usable beam pattern than the standard Radiance Series! Meet the Rigid Radiance+ RDS Series Off-Road LED Light Bars. The Radiance+ RDS Series features the gorgeous LED backlighting of Rigid's standard Radiance light bars as well as a curved housing like their RDS light bars which gives your vehicle of choice a great-looking light that sleekly follows the curves of your rig's body lines and provides exceptional off-road lighting capability.
Posted by Jason Locke on 1/4/2018 to Just Added
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/1/2018
For the new year, we're kicking things off with a brand new 2018 F150 build! We want to go all out on this one, and we're thinking it'll be one of our all-time bests. We've built all sorts of trucks for different purposes, but this time we're turning to you for direction on our next project. What type of build do you most want to see receive the full Stage 3 treatment? Street truck, desert runner, hunting rig or overland build? Hit the jump to enter your vote into the poll and leave a comment with suggestions for parts!
We're kicking off 2018 in a big way, building up bigger projects and giving you more chances to win free gear. Seeing as we're right in the dead of winter and the nights are only getting longer, we're spotlighting our selection of off-road lights this season. The right off-road lighting setup can mean the difference between a successful nighttime romp and an outright disaster. In collaboration with Rigid Industires, Baja Designs, KC HiLites and Diode Dynamics, here's your chance to win one of four off-road lighting Brand Prize Packs. ENTER HERE and read on to get the full scoop, including official rules and details.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 1/1/2018 to Sales
Whenever Rigid Industries drops something new, it's worth getting the word out. Their all-new kits for the 2017-2018 Super Duty include complete fog & grille light kits as well as individual brackets designed to improve luminosity, visibility and style. Rigid has earned their legendary reputation by combining the highest-quality materials and technology with innovation at the forefront of the off-road industry. Read more for links to the new kits and as always, shipping is on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/28/2017 to Just Added
Posted by Jason Locke on 12/22/2017
While we here at Stage 3 were pretty big fans of ANZO's original LED Outline taillights, not everyone was pleased about how far they stuck out from bedsides and rear of the truck. ANZO took that criticism to heart and went back to the drawing board. The fruits of their new efforts are the 2015-2017 F150 ANZO Gen 2 Smoked LED Outline Taillights and the 2015-2017 F150 ANZO Gen 2 Black LED Outline Taillights. The Gen 2s feature a much sleeker design and hug the bedside and tailgate like the factory taillights. The end result is that you get a whole new look for your truck, without adding a ton of bulkiness to its rear end. The Gen 1 taillights are still available, if you prefer some junk in your trunk. We're not judging.
Starting tomorrow, our friends over at BORA will be knocking 10% off their lineup of awesome wheel spacers to save you some cash while you get the stance and clearance you need to make your truck really stand out. BORA's Year-End 10% Off Sale runs from tomorrow, December 23rd through January 2nd, 2018, giving you some time to pick out the set of spacers that are perfect for your truck.
Posted by Jason Locke on 12/22/2017 to Sales
When it comes time to prep your 2009-2017 F150 for some serious off-road adventures, you'll need some extra protection for your truck and a bed rack that can be adapted to nearly any purpose. RCI Metalworks has you covered with a whole bunch of 2009-2014 F150 Skid Plates, 2015-2017 F150 Skid Plates, and even a 2009-2017 F150 Bed Rack with multi-mounts for all your gear or roof-top tents. The combination of skid plates and rack can put the finishing touches on your very own adventure or overland truck all in one place.
Posted by Jason Locke on 12/22/2017 to Just Added
Have you ever felt your Focus ST could use a bit - or a lot - more oomph? We get it, and so does COBB Tuning. Their all-new Carbon Fiber Power Packages are designed to dramatically boost horsepower, torque and throttle response while maintaining drivability. The COBB Carbon Fiber Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Power Packages each come with the extremely popular Accessport V3 tuner and a variety of supporting parts. Kick off 2018 with a huge boost in power and don't forget - shipping's on us!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/22/2017 to Just Added
The 2011-2016 gas Super Duty's 6.2L V8 gets neglected all too often by the aftermarket, but every dog has its day. Industry leaders S&B Filters just dropped two all-new cold air intakes for the 6.2L 2011 to 2016 F250 and F350, and these bad boys are ready for pre-order right here at Stage 3 Motorsports! Get your hands on the dry filter or oiled filter version and get your gas-powered Super Duty the cooling power it needs to make big power gains!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/21/2017 to Just Added
If you've ever been camping with a truckload of gear, pets and kids, then you understand how quickly your freshly shampooed seats can become scratched, dirty, and uncomfortable. That's why we got Carhartt's custom-designed Super Duty seat covers up on the site as soon as we heard about them. These super durable covers are designed around the exact dimensions of your specific F250 or F350 model, accommodating your headrests, armrests, center console, seat belts and airbags (as equipped). Get links to the new custom seat covers after the jump and keep an eye out for Carhartt's F150 seat covers coming soon to Stage 3!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/20/2017 to Just Added
For this month's customer feature, we're spotlighting a practical, low-key F150 in stark contrast to the elaborate lifted builds you usually see at Stage 3. For December 2017, we asked the winner of our big giveaway for a progress report on his 2014 F150 and we love what he's done. Read on to see how Matt turned his F150 5.0L V8 build into an unassuming workhorse.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/18/2017 to Customer Rides
The first stop on our recent trip to Utah found us in Hog Canyon, a challenging trail where we gave our suspension systems a good workout. After a good night's sleep, we were primed to cool off at Toquerville Falls, a scenic duo of horseshoe-shaped falls standing over a natural grotto. The destination is accessible by a roughly five-mile path through a mixture of terrains and rocky inclines. We snapped some amazing shots of the trail and falls, so be sure to read on for the full experience.
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/5/2017 to Special Events
So you missed out on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and now you're looking for any and every way to save some dough this holiday season. Well, it turns out you're in luck. Many of our most popular brands are offering extended sales through the 2017 holidays! Get the Ford driver in your life exactly what they want at a price you won't find any other time of the year. Get the specifics after the jump and let the sales continue!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/4/2017 to Sales
Luverne's all-new Journeyman™ Front Bumper is designed for the Super Duty driver who wants it all - rugged, durable construction, unmatched front-end protection and modern styling. All at an unbeatable price point. This heavy-duty front bumper is compatible with your truck's factory equipment and comes with a built-in 2" receiver tested and rated at 25,000 lbs. The Journeyman™ Front Bumper is in stock and ready to ship, and as always shipping's on us (yes, even freight). If you still aren't convinced, Luverne's giving away $100 pre-paid Visa cards with any purchase of a Journeyman™ HD Front Bumper until the end of the year!
Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/2/2017 to Just Added