aFe announced their lineup of Magnum FORCE Stage 2 cold air intakes for the 2015 F150 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost a while a go now, and they're now ready to ship out. Both the Stage 2 System with the Pro 5R Oiled filter and the Pro Dry S dry filters are both officially ready to go and give your 2015 F150 EcoBoost improved airflow, a wicked look, and aggressive sound.
TurboSmart's lineup of Kompact BOVs are extremely popular among both the F150 EcoBoost and Focus STs with their 2.0L EcoBoosts, and they've been busy developing a new version specifically for the 2015 Mustang 2.3L EcoBoosts. The TurboSmart Dual-Port BOV gives your 2015 Mustang an aggressive true BOV blow-off sound, but still recirculates a potion of the blow-off air back into your intake stream so that your Pony doesn't throw a CEL. The Dual-Port BOV is extremely easy to install and drops right into place of your Mustang's factory bypass valve and are made out of billet aluminum which allows them to handle applications of up to 30psi, making them perfect for aggressively tuned and modified Mustang EcoBoosts. You can read more about these bad boys over on our 2015 Mustang EcoBoost TurboSmart Dual-Port BOV page.
We've had plenty of customers hit and run over a wide variety of fauna in our time, but an employee at MBRP told our owner something a little more unique, but wholly Canadian while at a recent vendor conference. Our dear friend at MBRP is one of the few people to actually get hit by a moose while driving his F150. The moose bolted out of the woods and t-boned his truck, causing enough damage that the FX4 was totaled out thanks to $24,000 in body damage. A very nice 2009-2014 F150 Undercover LUX SE Painted Tonneau Cover and a set of 2009-2014 F150 Anzo LED Taillights were also victims of the moose. Unfortunately, the moose didn't survive the ordeal. Here's some images of the aftermath that he sent over, showing proof of one of the most Canadian things ever.
Our friends over at Snow Performance have mastered the fine art of water-methanol injection, and they've just finished up and released their Stage 3 Water-Methanol Kit for the 2015 Mustang 2.3L EcoBoosts. The Stage 3-seres systems include an advanced digital controller and all the other high-quality components you need to get the system up and running on your aggressive Mustang build. On Snow's own EcoBoost Mustang test car, their Stage 3 system was able to add a whopping 50 peak horsepower with just the water-methanol injection alone. With the right custom tuning, it's possible to see even higher gains make your 2015 Mustang EcoBoost even more ferocious.
If you haven't been to Flagstaff, Arizona, you are sorely missing out. Great weather, skiing, snowboarding, excellent night life when the local college is in, and more off-road trails than we rightly know what to do with. While last year's trip was a more about fun and games, this year's little adventure had some business thrown in. Namely, yours truly fumbling around in the cold and snow with a Lux meter taking measurements from Rigid Industries Off-Road LED Light Bars and their cheapo eBay counterparts while Dylan took notes. The good news is we got some excellent quantitative data out of us freezing our asses off, so it all worked out. Other than that, we had a jolly good time horsing around with our 2012 F150 EcoBoost FX4 Project Truck, 2007 F150 XLT 4WD Project Truck, and our 2005 F150 4WD XLT Project Truck out in the woods, mountains, and snow.
Our 2015 Mustang EcoBoost "EcoStang" Project Car was a blast to drive right after it rolled off the truck, so naturally, we had to make it go even faster by adding a COBB 91 Octane OTS Tune via a 2015 Mustang EcoBoost COBB Accessport V3 Handheld Tuner and then getting our car on Dyno-Comp's AWD dyno to see what happened. The difference between the COBB tune and stock tune were pretty drastic, if not quite what we expected, so we decided to take things a step further by adding a 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Airaid SynthaFlow Cold Air Intake into the mix to see if could squeeze out any more performance and maybe take the edge out of our loss in peak horsepower. The good news is, that Airaid's intake did indeed get us exactly what we needed.
In an effort to see how much extra power we could get out of our 2015 Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost "EcoStang" Project Car, we grabbed the usual array of bolt-on parts, threw them on our EcoStang Pony, and went to town. After we did our initial comparison run between our 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang's factory tune and COBB's OTS 91 octane tune on their 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Accessport V3 Handheld Tuner. The end result was pretty good, despite the fact that we lost some top-end horsepower in exchange for a whole hell of a lot of torque, especially in the low and mid-range where our car needed it most. With that out of the way, we decided to throw on a 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Airaid SynthaFlow Cold Air Intake Kit onto our car and do another dyno run with COBB's tuning to see if there was any change. Well, there was, and it's good news for anyone looking to pick up an Accessport V3 and Airaid Intake.
We were itching pretty bad to squeeze some more horsepower and torque out of our 2015 Mustang EcoBoost "EcoStang" Project Car. While it's decently quick and smooth from the factory, the noticeable turbo lack and lack of mid-range oomph left us wanting. Luckily, COBB Tuning was one of the first out there with off-the-shelf (OTS) canned tuning for the 2015 Mustang EcoBoosts by way of their pretty awesome Accessport V3 Handheld Tuner. To test out just how much power and torque we got out the Accessport's OTS 91 octane tuning, we headed over to Dyno-Comp to get some time on their dyno and see just what the COBB Accessport V3 for the 2015 Mustang EcoBoosts could really do.
One of our most-requested install guides by our fine customers is how to get a pair of Rigid D-Series LED Off-Road Lights installed behind and shining through the grille slats of both our 2012 F150 5.0L FX4 and now our 2012 F150 EcoBoost FX4 Project trucks. Now,we said time and again that you just need a power drill and $3.16 worth of hardware from your local hardware store. So, here's something that's a little bit more in-depth to help some of you folks out and get your truck a pretty fantastic result.
Even brand new from the factory, we here at Stage 3 are always looking for ways to improve and customize any Mustang we get our hands on. Fortunately our friends at Diode Dynamics think the same way and have come out with some awesome new LED lighting options to take the interior of new 2015 Mustangs to the next level. With such an inexpensive price point and awesome-looking color options to choose from, those boring and dull incandescent bulbs installed at the factory don't stand a chance of staying in any of our Mustangs for very long. You can swap out the stock bulbs for high-intensity LEDs in various levels of crisp white lights or even add some extra custom style with red, blue, amber or green to go along with any color scheme you're trying to achieve.
A lot of folks have been ragging on the 2015 F150s for their looks, tiny tires, and whatever else. However, it's been our contention that no one really care for a bone-stock truck, much less a baseline XL or XLT work truck that were the first to hit the dealers back in November. Case in point is this beautiful 2015 F150 Platinum from F150forum.com member Lukasz, who let us share these photos. The truck is decked out with a few just-confirmed 2015 F150 leveling and suspension parts, including 2014 to 2015 F150 Auto Spring 2" Spacers and an Auto Spring 3" rear block, as well as 1.5" wheel spacers, 35" BF Goodrich KO2 tires, a Corsa 4" twin exhaust tip, Line-Xed wheel wells, Line-Xed bed, a BakFlip G2 tonneau cover, and 20% tint. The end result is this extraordinary creation that is only bound to get better as time goes on and more parts become available. Thanks Lukasz for the images and the sweet and clean truck build!
We're absolute fiends for installed photos of the parts we sell, and Craig, a regular on F150ecoboost.net, hit us up with an offer we couldn't refuse when he ordered one of our Phase 3 Performance Packages for his 2014 F150 EcoBoost. He'd take a metric butt-ton of high-quality photos in exchange for making his F150 a whole hell of a lot more powerful and capable (a long with a bit of a discount). Craig's ace up his sleeve is that he's one heck of a photographer. So, we all kind of win here. Check out all of Craig's photo's after the jump, or take a look at this forum post for more information on his truck and our package.