If you're like us here at Stage 3 Motorsports, when you're on the road with your Super Duty, towing some quads or jet skis in a trailer or a camper with a fifth wheel hitch, the last thing you want is to have to pull off at every other gas station to refuel because Ford only equipped you with a measly 26-gallon tank. Squeezing in between a bunch of cars and trucks in order to pull your heavy load in to a tight spot to refuel when the gas station is busy gets stressful. Now, however, it can be completely avoidable. With one of Titan's Short Bed Replacement Fuel Tanks, 8 ft. bed Replacement Tanks or In-Bed units (or a combination of both), you can now breeze by all those gas stations with out stressing, knowing that you now have more than enough fuel to make the trip.
It was only a matter of time until we threw one our favorite aftermarket upgrades onto our "Project Ice Box" 2014 F250 6.7L Super Duty Build and now that we have the security and awesome looks of a tonneau cover, we can rest a little easier knowing we have that added protection. For us here at Stage 3 Motorsports, it was definitely a no-brainer that we went with the BAKFlip G2 Hard-Folding Tonneau Cover for our 6-3/4' Bed.
One of the best additions you can make to your 2011-2015 F250 or F350 Super Duty is to throw on a set of Rigid Industries' massive Q-Series LED Fog Lights. But getting them mounted and installed can be a hassle. Stress no more, however, as we now have an awesome solution that takes away that headache with our new Rigid Q-Series Complete Fog Light Kit that includes everything you need to get the job done right the first time. The best part about this kit is that no drilling or other permanent modifications are necessary as this kit is fully "plug-and-play". We recently tried this kit out on our own "Project Ice Box" 2014 F250 6.7L Build in order to test it out and we were all blown away by how much light these bad boys give off.
We've recently made great strides on reigning in the frustrating original handling of our 2014 F250 6.7L "Project Ice Box" buildup and are happy to announce there is hope for this big boat yet. We were desperate to throw on a set of off-road tires and custom wheels to get more of an off-road ready feel but, in order to do so, there's always that issue of clearance. Throw a set of 35" tires and oversized wheels on a stock Super Duty and, unless you don't plan on making any turns, you're probably not going to make it out of the parking lot. We're really excited about ICON's new lift systems for the 2011-2015 6.7L Super Duty so this week we took the plunge and gave our refrigerator-on-wheels their Stage 1 package. This afforded us enough clearance to throw on a set of rugged 35" Mickey Thompson off-road tires and an aggressive set of Fuel Maverick Wheels to go along with the "blacked-out" exterior parts we're planning on adding for this build.
While we don't quite understand why the 2010-2014 Raptor comes straight from the factory with empty pockets on the lower front bumper where fog lights were meant to be installed, it gives you a great opportunity to customize your SVT even further. One way to fill in the holes with an OEM look is by throwing some awesome off-road LED lighting into those empty pockets. Our new friends over at Ford Raptor Lights have come out with an awesome solution that allows you to house (4) 3" LED lights (sold separately, of course) with their new Fog Light Bezel/Bracket Kit. The kit includes all the brackets you'll need to install whichever LED lights you decide are right for your needs as well as a form-fitting bezel that closes up any open space for a look that appears like it came built this way from the factory.
Whether you've just gotten your hands on a pre-owned 2004-2008 F150 in fully stock condition or you've been hanging onto it all these years, there are a ton of modifications you can make in order to keep this workhorse helping you out at the job site as well as modifications you can make in order to stay up to task on some of the most extreme off-road trails for a ton of fun. But the question is: Where to begin? With thousands of products available for the 2004-2008 F150 5.4L Triton V8, it can get confusing and become a headache if you're just getting started. Fortunately, we here at Stage 3 have a ton of experience to share from building a lot of our own project trucks over the years and have compiled a new 2004-2008 F150 Parts & Accessories Buyer's Guide to help you navigate the world of customization for your truck. There are countless parts and accessories out there as well as exterior and performance upgrades that we've tried out and, with this guide, we're able to share with you some of our favorites. For this guide, we've hand-selected only the best parts and accessories for the perfect off-road-ready F150 build in order to provide you with a road map of where to begin.
Here at Stage 3 Motorsports, we're always looking for excuses to take our trucks off-road and blaze new trails so when a new product comes along to enhance our fun while tearing through the desert or camping at the lake, it's always a good reason to get out and try our new toys. That's why we're excited about this unique offering from our new friends at Live Round Sound. These innovative minds have engineered a wireless Personal Portable Audio System from real, used, military-issue ammo cans. Yes, you read that correctly. Compact and fully customizable to match any color configuration you can imagine, these ammo can boom boxes are packed with Kicker speakers, powerful marine amplifiers and a battery that allows you to keep the party going for hours at your location of choice.