Renegade Intake Manifold

posted Mar 31, 2015, 7:22 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Mar 31, 2015, 7:27 PM ]
The following was copied from Dynamic Cross-fire Solutions and is presented here for historical purposes. 

...INTRODUCING FROM DCS...

THE ALL NEW RENEGADE MANIFOLD

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THE RENEGADE IS SO HOT THAT IT SIZZLES!

More Flow - Corrected Runner Length, Dimension & Taper - More Power & Torque - 20% More Plenum Area - Direct OEM Performance Replacement

DCS is dedicated to changing the image and mind set of CFI. With that said, the RENEGADE manifold from DCS is an ALL new custom built manifold from the ground up specifically designed to DCS specs for the dual throttle body crossfire by a leading manifold manufacturer. The RENEGADE manifold is the ONLY OEM crossfire performance direct replacement manifold that will be on the market to include an EGR provision that will not be an extra charge add-on. The RENEGADE was designed, built and dyno tested for use on the 82, 83 and 84 crossfire motors. The manifold will fit under the stock hood of all Crossfire vehicles with no other modifications needed.

WHAT THE RENEGADE ISN'T
- The DCS RENEGADE manifold IS NOT just another stock crossfire manifold

- IS NOT another ported crossfire manifold

- IS NOT a modified aftermarket manifold

- IS NOT a Frankenstein manifold mix of an aftermarket machined manifold and custom machined parts and added cost items to make it work

WHAT THE RENEGADE IS
The Renegade is a completely new designed CFI performance manifold with corrections to runner angle, taper, cross sectional area and other flow enhancements. The manifold comes complete with a stock EGR option.

We have tested the RENEGADE on our own 383 CFI motors against the competitions manifold and noticed a dyno proven 20+RWHP gain over that manifold without any further tuning or fuel pressure adjustments, we just swapped out the competitions manifold and installed the Renegade and hit it. We do of course expect even greater increases in horsepower as we begin our dyno tuning phase. The RENEGADE manifold will support all existing OEM CFI parts and accessories. The manifold will also support custom bored throttle bodies.

COMPANY UPDATE 8/1/2014
WELL, THE TIME HAS COME. DCS IS SHUTTING DOWN AND MAY NOT BE REOPENING AGAIN. THANKS TO ALL THAT MADE US A SUCCESS FOR THE LAST 7.5 YEARS.

NOTE: Just to let customers know, Eckler's and now Summit are still selling our manifold if you would still like to purchase one. These will remain available until we pull our tooling from the company. Get one while you can.


After comparing the differences in intake port sizes between the engine block and the stock intake manifold I knew I had to order a Renegade intake manifold while I still could. It arrived today! I couldn't wait to get it unboxed!

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It was very well packed.

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They include the gaskets and stainless hardware for mounting the top plate to the intake manifold.

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Here is the Renegade intake manifold!

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After work today I stopped at Troy's shop to grab the stock crossfire intake manifold. I wanted to be able to compare the differences between the two.

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They secured the top plate for shipment with some of the stainless steel hardware.


With both top plates removed you can see immediate differences.

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Inside the Renegade:

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One of the things I noticed when searching online for information on the Renegade intake manifold was that it was very hard to find comparison pictures showing the differences. What follows below is my attempt at thoroughly documenting the differences between an unmodified stock crossfire intake manifold and the Renegade intake manifold. As always, you can click on the pictures for larger/higher resolution versions.

Stock on the top; Renegade on the bottom.

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Stock on the left; Renegade on the right.


Renegade on the top; Stock on the bottom.

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Renegade on the left; Stock on the right.

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Stock on top; Renegade on bottom.

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Stock on top; Renegade on bottom.

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Stock on top; Renegade on bottom.

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Stock on top; Renegade on bottom.

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Stock on the left; Renegade on the right. Here you can see the drastic difference in port sizes. In my previous post I illustrated this by holding the gasket up to the stock ports.

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Renegade on the top; Stock on the bottom.

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Renegade on the left; Stock on the right.

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Stock on top; Renegade on bottom.

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Renegade on top; Stock on bottom.

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Renegade on top; Stock on bottom.

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Renegade on top; Stock on bottom.

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Renegade on top; Stock on bottom.

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These are the top plates. Renegade on the left; Stock on the right.

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Stock on the left; Renegade on the right.

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