Essential Upgrades for your 2011-2016 F-150 from Full-Race and Garrett

If you're the proud owner of a 2011-2016 Ford F-150, you might be looking for ways to enhance its performance, especially when it comes to horsepower and torque. With the right aftermarket parts, you can significantly improve your F-150's power output and take it to the next level. In this blog post, we'll guide you through upgrading your 2011-2016 Ford F-150 with Garrett Powermax turbos and Full-Race parts, transforming it into a street and track powerhouse.

Why Garrett Powermax Turbos and Full-Race Parts?

Garrett Powermax is a renowned brand when it comes to turbocharger technology. Their turbos are well-known for their exceptional performance, durability, and efficiency. Full-Race is another industry leader, offering high-quality aftermarket performance parts for various applications. When combined, these two brands can significantly improve your F-150's overall performance.

Upgrading Your F-150: The Essential Components

1. Garrett Powermax Turbochargers

The heart of your upgrade will be a pair of Garrett Powermax turbochargers. These turbos are designed to provide increased air flow, resulting in higher horsepower and torque. These bolt-on turbochargers offer OEM fitment and are one of the  most popular options for the 2011-2016 Ford F-150. Since these are designed to be a stock replacement turbocharger, they can be installed easily with no other upgrades required. For maximum performance we recommend a few additional parts, though. (See Below)

2. Full-Race Formline Turbo Manifolds

To make the most out of your Garrett Powermax turbos, you'll need to pair them with high-quality turbo manifolds. Full-Race offers a unique upgrade for the OEM manifolds in their Formline Cast Stainless Exhaust Manifolds. The Formline manifolds are specifically designed for the Ford F-150, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal performance. These cast stainless manifolds outflow the trouble-prone OEm manifolds and are designed to work seamlessly with the Garrett Powermax turbos, providing maximum exhaust flow and minimal backpressure.

3. Full-Race Intercooler and Piping

An intercooler is essential for maintaining optimal air intake temperatures, ensuring that your engine runs efficiently and safely. Full-Race engineers have developed the highest flowing, best fitting, and most efficient intercooler available for the Ford Ecoboost. Featuring a robust bar and plate design with cast end tanks, these intercoolers provide excellent cooling performance, helping your F-150 achieve maximum power output. The Full-Race intercooler kit also includes high-quality intercooler piping, which is necessary for a seamless installation.

4. Full-Race Cooling System Upgrades

To make the most of your new turbo setup, you'll need a to ensure your truck stays cool. Heat is the enemy of power. If you plan to tow with your truck you'll want to listen up. Whether you're towing a toy hauler, off-roading or hauling a heavy load in the bed, you need to know your truck's engine is able to keep cool—even in extreme conditions. That's where theFull-Race Radiator Upgrade comes in. Designed to suit all 2011 to 2014 F150 and Gen 1 Raptor applications, the F150 Radiator is one of our all-time most popular products. Expertly TIG-welded aluminum sheet and a high-quality core provide your engine with the cooling capability it needs.  All factory components connect perfectly to this radiator upgrade, and it's built for ultimate long-term durability.

5. Fuel System Upgrades

With the increased airflow and power output of your F-150, you'll need to upgrade your fuel system to ensure that your engine receives the necessary fuel supply. Upgrading your fuel injectors, low pressure fuel pump, and high pressure fuel pump will help provide the required fuel flow to support your new turbo setup.

6. Engine Management and Tuning

Once all of the hardware is installed, you'll need to fine-tune your engine management system to ensure optimal performance. This can be done with an SCT X4 Handheld Tuner, or a custom tune from a professional tuner. This step is crucial, as improper tuning can lead to engine damage or poor performance.


Getting the most out of your 2011-2016 Ford F150 Ecoboost doesn't have to be confusing. Our turbo experts are standing by to answers any questions you might have about upgrading your F-150. Pairing Garrett Powermax Turbochargers with a selection of Full-Race parts including the Full-Race Formline Manifolds, Intercooler, and Cat-Back Exhaust System will ensure your truck remains reliable even when significantly increasing power.