Didn’t Realize

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.

I spoke to Brush Up Osaka and I was told that when their EG6 still had a B swap, they were using the OEM Honda filters in the air box 🤯

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.

Joe’s EF (@carmakeacross) has a built B18C with Jun camshafts making 230hp. While utilizing the OEM intake arm and box.

Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.

At one point, the Real Time Racing DC2 ran a NSX air box.

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. ✌️🙏

TRA KYOTO EF Civic
Top Gun ‘GOD HANDS’ EG6

When the Rockies turn blue, this Coors is for you 🥴
Fun fact, the couplers are arranged as a homage to Mugen Power
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