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    Whoa "Buccaneer"...you sound like you may work for the company that makes Renegades.

    When is your company going to facilitate an impartial test observed by media, of that intake manifold? I mean an A-B test with, first, an engine with the OE 2xTBI intanke manifold and then a second test with the same engine and the Renegade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hib Halverson View Post
    Whoa "Buccaneer"...you sound like you may work for the company that makes Renegades.When is your company going to facilitate an impartial test observed by media, of that intake manifold? I mean an A-B test with, first, an engine with the OE 2xTBI intanke manifold and then a second test with the same engine and the Renegade.
    He doesn't have to do the test it just plain works. I have a renegade and love it it is faster than my TPI that has a few bolt ons and 3.45 rear gears.You should order one and see how great this intake is or better yet see what DCS is doing in the future to make it even better.

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    If it "just plain works", then there should be nothing to fear in doing professional quantitative testing to measure that vast improvement, should there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    If it "just plain works", then there should be nothing to fear in doing professional quantitative testing to measure that vast improvement, should there? -Mac
    If someone that does not own a renegade and wants to test the performance improvements should buy one and test it instead of giving people that own them a hard time. But I guess the forum rules don't state anything about harassing a guy that owns a renegade equipped crossfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson84 View Post
    If someone that does not own a renegade and wants to test the performance improvements should buy one and test it instead of giving people that own them a hard time. But I guess the forum rules don't state anything about harassing a guy that owns a renegade equipped crossfire.
    Nelson,

    It is nice to see you still defending the Renegade Intake, but I believe Hib's post above is directed to the designer and manufacturer of the Renegade Intake (Buccaneer).. And Mac was simply seconding what Hib asked of the ?? owner of the Renegade Company. None of what has been posted on this page pertains to current or past owners of the Renegade.. I don't see any inference or slight toward anyone that owns one or is awaiting the delivery of one..

    If I may… let’s say I was not pleased with my Quadrajet on 1981 and I wanted to change it out to a Holly or ????... Would it be in my best interest to research the possibly replacement carburetors? I would talk to others and look up specification and empirical information to compare the perspective replacement carburetor to my Quadrajet?

    This kind of reminds me of back in the ‘70s gas scare. Some aftermarket car companies were selling magnets to tape to gas lines in front the carburetor to improve gas mileage..

    I just googled gas magnets: Save Gas and INCREASE HP!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson84 View Post
    If someone that does not own a renegade and wants to test the performance improvements should buy one and test it instead of giving people that own them a hard time. But I guess the forum rules don't state anything about harassing a guy that owns a renegade equipped crossfire.

    Yoda is on the money, as usual. I'm not giving anyone a hard time, let alone harassing anyone but I have a healthy skepticism about performance enhancing equipment, especially from a manufacturer who isn't interested in quantifying the effects of their product. As the old expression goes for buying something without knowing being sure what it is, be careful about buying a pig in a poke.

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    The performance numbers were posted on the DCS wesite. I don't see what the problem is?
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Nelson,It is nice to see you still defending the Renegade Intake, but I believe Hib's post above is directed to the designer and manufacturer of the Renegade Intake (Buccaneer).. And Mac was simply seconding what Hib asked of the ?? owner of the Renegade Company. None of what has been posted on this page pertains to current or past owners of the Renegade.. I don't see any inference or slight toward anyone that owns one or is awaiting the delivery of one..If I may… let’s say I was not pleased with my Quadrajet on 1981 and I wanted to change it out to a Holly or ????... Would it be in my best interest to research the possibly replacement carburetors? I would talk to others and look up specification and empirical information to compare the perspective replacement carburetor to my Quadrajet?This kind of reminds me of back in the ‘70s gas scare. Some aftermarket car companies were selling magnets to tape to gas lines in front the carburetor to improve gas mileage.. I just googled gas magnets: Save Gas and INCREASE HP!!I’m Just Say’nBudEdit: I wanted to add that in York Nebraska they were selling "Cow Magnets as Gas Savers"

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    I read about this intake manifold on a few forums and they already had a welded up prototype that was tested on an 82 vette with good results on the dyne, increasing top end performance while keeping the low end torque. After reading that I ordered mine right away and I was the 6 th person to get a renegade and I am very happy with the performance on this intake manifold. When I installed the intake I upgraded to 2 inch throttle bodies, made the fuel pressure adjustable and set it at 15 psi and advanced the timing to 12. With these combined mods my crossfire walks away from my 85 TPI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson84 View Post
    I read about this intake manifold on a few forums and they already had a welded up prototype that was tested on an 82 vette with good results on the dyne, increasing top end performance while keeping the low end torque. After reading that I ordered mine right away and I was the 6 th person to get a renegade and I am very happy with the performance on this intake manifold. When I installed the intake I upgraded to 2 inch throttle bodies, made the fuel pressure adjustable and set it at 15 psi and advanced the timing to 12. With these combined mods my crossfire walks away from my 85 TPI.
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    It would be worth the effort if DCS purchased a stock 84, tuned it up,tested it at the track & on the dyno. Then do the intake swap, & test it again. I guess it doesn't matter when you have a bunch orders of intakes.
    Wasn't there a magazine that was gonna do a story on the Renegade?

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    "Buccaneer" has not responded.
    Anyone know what happened to him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-x-fire View Post
    It would be worth the effort if DCS purchased a stock 84, tuned it up,tested it at the track & on the dyno. Then do the intake swap, & test it again. I guess it doesn't matter when you have a bunch orders of intakes.Wasn't there a magazine that was gonna do a story on the Renegade?
    That would be the best way to test it, but there is already enough crossfire owners sporting wood over this intake that they don't need to provide anymore info or test results.I admit it I got a little excited when I found this intake online. I don't get it why DCS and the magazine have not run an article on this product. I would buy the magazine.

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    Well....Good to see 'The Renegade' has now proven itself !......Roger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson84 View Post
    I would buy the magazine.

    I'm sure you would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-x-fire View Post
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    Wasn't there a magazine that was gonna do a story on the Renegade?
    "nelson84" posted to another forum on this site, maybe a year or so ago, that "Super Chevy" magazine was going to publish a story.

    How 'bout it "nelson84"? That article has to have been published by now. Can you post a copy of the article?

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