So, you've ordered the SCT tuner of your choice from Stage 3 Motorsports that includes powerful custom tunes from 5-Star Tuning. Now you're asking "Now what?" Like anything, there's a bit of a process to how you'll actually receive the performance PCM tunes for your truck so that you receive everything you need and that we need to get your F150 running at its best.

What actually happens when you buy a tuner from Stage 3 Motorsports? A few things:

  • 1). Within one business day of your order, you will be sent an email with tuning information: in order to actually get your custom tunes created, we here at Stage 3 need some pertinent information about your truck. An email with a list of information will be sent to you. If you haven't received a tune information email within 48 hours, please check your spam/junk folders or call us directly at 1-877-578-2433.
  • 2). Fill our all of the required information: in the email, there will be a list of information that we need to have your tunes created and sent to you. The two most important and often overlooked pieces of information are your truck's rear end gears and its PCM Strategy Code. Unless you've changed your gears, the easiest way to get your rear axle ratio is to check the sticker on the front driver's side door. Check the example image below:

    Driver's Door Information Sticker with Gear Ratio

    The PCM Strategy Code is located on a sticker that's placed on your truck's actual computer. Your F150's PCM is located on the passenger side firewall of your engine bay. Sticker placement is slightly different between different engine types. You can check out the images below for examples:

2011-2014 F150 5.0L V8 PCM Strategy Code Location:

F150 5.0L PCM Strategy Code Sticker Location F150 5.0L PCM Strategy Code Sticker Location

2011-2014 F150 3.7L V6 & SVT Raptor 6.2L V8 PCM Strategy Code Location:

F150 3.7L PCM Strategy Code Sticker Location

2004-2010 F150 4.6L & 5.4L V8 PCM Strategy Code Location:

PCM Location

  • 3). Receive your tuner and upload your tunes: after you've sent in your completed tune sheet, we here at Stage 3 will forward your tuning information off to 5-Star where your choice of tunes will actually be built. iTSX users will have their tunes emailed to them as attachments to be downloaded to their smart phone or tablet. Anyone who's purchased an X-Cal 3, Livewire TS, or X4 will have their tunes pre-loaded on their tuner of choice which can then be uploaded directly to your truck right out of the box. Make sure you're uploading 5-Star's custom tunes and not SCT's standard "canned tunes."

If you have any further questions about ordering custom tunes from Stage 3, please give us a call at 1-877-578-2433, and we'll be more than happy to walk you through the process.

How do I receive my Free Lifetime Tunes? You've probably heard about our Free Lifetime Tunes program, but how does it work? Well, when you purchase a tuner and 5-Star's Custom Tuning from Stage 3, you instantly qualify for our Lifetime Tunes Program, and you can now receive free retunes for the life your truck on tunable products you buy from Stage 3. So, if you purchase something that requires a retune, just send an email to [email protected] with "Free Lifetime Retune Invoice#" with the invoice number of the product that requires the retune. For example: "Free Lifetime Retune Invoice# 52775".

7 Comments

victor ortiz

Date 7/7/2014

PCM Code: TPTO Year:2014 Make & Model: Ford F-150, Raptor Engine:6.2 Octane: ( Leave Blank ) Cold Air Intake: afe Intake Manifold: stock Headers: stock Cats: stock Power Adder: stock Boost: n/a Fuel Pump: stock Gears: L4 Tire Size: Any other Mods: after market cat-back exhaust

victor ortiz

Date 7/7/2014

PCM Code: TPTO Year:2014 Make & Model: Ford F-150, Raptor Engine:6.2 Octane: ( Leave Blank ) Cold Air Intake: afe Intake Manifold: stock Headers: stock Cats: stock Power Adder: stock Boost: n/a Fuel Pump: stock Gears: L4 Tire Size: Any other Mods: after market cat-back exhaust

Rodney Platt

Date 7/15/2014

I ordered a X4 tuner with custom tunes on 7/11. I have not receive the form for me to put my trucks parameters on. My order number is 58374 Thank you

david wright

Date 7/28/2014

PCM Code:WFK3 Year: 2013 Make & Model: Ford F150 Engine: 6.2L Octane: ( Leave Blank ) Cold Air Intake: K&N Intake Manifold: OEM Headers:OEM Cats:OEM Power Adder: NONE Boost: NONE Fuel Pump: OEM Gears: 3.55 Tire Size:LT275/70/R18 Any other Mods

david wright

Date 7/28/2014

PCM Code:WFK3 Year: 2013 Make & Model: Ford F150 Engine: 6.2L Octane: ( Leave Blank ) Cold Air Intake: K&N Intake Manifold: OEM Headers:OEM Cats:OEM Power Adder: NONE Boost: NONE Fuel Pump: OEM Gears: 3.55 / L9 Tire Size:LT275/70/R18 Any other Mods

Waleed Usama Khan

Date 8/13/2018

Hello Sir. I have imported 2018 ford f150 raptor to Pakistan. For registration I have to provide chassis and engine number. VIN is chassis number. Can you please help me where to find the engine number/ block number/ casting number? Thank you. God bless you.

Waleed Usama Khan

Date 8/13/2018

Hello Sir. I have imported 2018 ford f150 raptor to Pakistan. For registration I have to provide chassis and engine number. VIN is chassis number. Can you please help me where to find the engine number/ block number/ casting number? Thank you. God bless you.

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