This Honda-Tech Forum Member’s EG Civic Si is Special

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EG Civic Si

A clean EG Civic Si is hard to find these days, but this Honda-Tech forum member has found something beautiful, well-built, and fast.

Finding a crisp, and clean-looking EG is becoming a rarity. It’s a sad fact, but a fact nonetheless. Fortunately, there are some gems out there. This well-executed, K20-swapped supercharged EG Civic Si is one of them. It was bought as a 99% complete build by long-term forum member B18C5-EH2. It’s as clean as a whistle on top, and a complete bad boy underneath.

Honda Civic EG headlight fitment.

We’ll get to the bad boy underneath, but let’s enjoy how it looks first. Usually, it’s stance that treasures fitment, but let’s all just take a long, hard look at those panel gaps. That headlight fitment is noteworthy on its own.

The color and the quality of the paint allude to the maturity of the build. It’s not obnoxious, and won’t annoy any neighbors. However, it will walk away from a lot of cars that shout a lot louder.

The owner claims 325 horsepower at the wheels, and we don’t doubt that. Still, it’s not the horses alone that bring a tear of joy to our eye. It’s the attention to detail in the K20 swap.

B18C5-EH2’s Civic has a one-off custom engine and dash harness. As a result of that, and the attention to detail by the builder, he doesn’t have to suffer the usual problems of K20 swaps. He gets to sit in the comfort of a full interior with the A/C and cruise control on. He also has power locks and windows, and an OBD2 scan port so he can run the Hondata K-Pro USB code check.

Oh, and the immobilizer works as well. How’s that for a K20 swap rarity?

We’ve just scratched the surface here. B18C5-EH2’s thread on the forum is well worth the read.

Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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