“New beginnin’s, ahh New beginnin’s, wake up akh The sun’s goin’ down Time to start your day, bruh Can’t keep bein’ laid off Know you need the money if you gon’ survive The every night shit, every day shit”
With this last stretch of summer heat left, it made me consider the following topic (sidenote, I remember by this time of the year as a kid, it was already cooler… Even cold. But anyway…). I didn’t realize how much this intake set up is slept on. Honda engineers of that era designed it to comply with the economy and at peak performance, as if they knew they were going to drive the Civic chassis in N1.
But outside of N1 regulations, some still rock the oem air box simply because it works, some even remove the filter completely.
At various track events drivers will opt for the this setup. It’s as if it’s a homage to the N1 days, showing that “yeah I have the OEM air box and I’m passing you on the track” mentality. People will even put their own twist to it by adding a metal intake arm and/or wrapping the air box in heat reflective tape. You’ll even see it on cars that run the kanjo.
Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.
Don’t knock it if it works. This set up isn’t for everyone, especially if your motor is built for high horsepower. But at the end of the day, give the car what it wants, not what you want. ✌️🙏
Back then (2012), living on an instant ramen noodle diet, I had to run what I got as is.
VX wheels are 13×5, I was running 185/70/13 tires on them. Talk about balloon tires. The tires were rated at 110 mph max, I took it past 120mph many times while on a run…
It wasn’t an ideal tire set up, but again I had to run what I got. Those days of driving at that speed are over however, I don’t go over 85mph nowadays. It’s all about maintaining now. Living to tell your story.
“I had to pray before going into corners” said Shunei Kawasaki who drove the SS Works CRX on Best Motoring’s Roaring VTEC: Battle at 10,000 RPM. I felt the same way on my tire set up back then. LOL
P.S., I drove by this bar today, and there were people outside enjoying their drinks
Due to covid-19 I had to settle for an aftermarket replacement part, rather than going with a performance braided line because everything is back ordered until further notice.
This will be the first time using a aftermarket replacement part on my Civic… I would always go performance and/or OEM. Now, all the maintenance parts I bought for the Odyssey were all bought on Rock Auto, and they’re all holding up fine! I have pure confidence! It’s just different, if that makes sense to all the gear heads and tuners out there reading this. And that’s fine.