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C&L Performance's New Three-Valve Intake Manifold - Expand the Limits
From the Winter 2010 issue of 2005-'10 Mustang Performance Magazine
Go With The Flow
C&L Performance's Lee Bender offered us this flow chart from his testing that shows the flow capacity differences in CFM between the original factory intake manifold and the new C&L Intake. The red lines show two different runners on the factory intake, while the black lines show both a single driver's side and single passenger's side runner on the C&L manifold. The blue line shows the maximum possible amount of airflow that can be passed through the size and shape of the stock intake port opening. "You can see that the variation between the two C&L ports is much smaller than the original factory intake," says Bender. "This is because all ports on each respective side of the intake are identical, and this delivers a superior runner flow balance as compared to the original stock intake manifold."