Top 5 Best Cold Air Intake Systems for Honda Civic EG

It has been almost three decades since the first release of the fifth-generation Honda Civic, but the impact it brought to the car community is still present, even up to this day. The Honda Civic EG, the Civics from 1992 to 1995, is still one of the most sought-after vehicles. Honda initially intended this car to be a daily, something to drive someone from point to point without much of a fuss. But car enthusiasts soon realized how great a platform this car is, and eventually, they’ve decided to rice it out with some performance modifications of their choice.

One such performance modification often found in most Honda Civic EG today is intake systems. These upgrades can improve the horsepower rating and how well your car can accelerate. And although the numbers aren’t astronomical, it still gives EG Civic owners a nice boost in performance they’ve always wanted for in their cars. Additionally, intake systems can also provide cold and clean air into the engines. This can be credited to the free-flowing tubes, and innovative air filters present in most aftermarket intake systems these days.

Do you own a Honda Civic EG and want some extra kick in horsepower? Do you want your engine to breathe better with colder and cleaner air? If so, then intake systems are for you. 

Come check out the list of the best aftermarket intake systems we’ve made for your Honda Civic EG. These intakes are what we think will bring the most value to you and your car.

#1 K&N Performance Air Intake System

  • Manufacturer: K&N Engineering
  • Unique Feature: XLPE intake pipe
  • Performance Gain: 4.68hp
  • Compatibility: Honda Civic EG (1992-1995)

If we’re going to talk about intake systems, then we’d best start with K&N Engineering. They’re the official performance filter provider for NASCAR, and their name is recognized for being one of the most reliable providers of air filters and intake systems. For the Honda Civic EG, they’ve got the K&N Performance Air Intake System. It can provide your car both horsepower gains of 4.68hp at 6,000RPM, and it comes with a pretty affordable price tag.

The K&N Performance Air Intake System features a cross-linked polyethylene intake pipe that’s able to keep out the hot engine bay air from tampering with the coldness of the incoming air. This intake system also has the famous K&N High Flow air filter that makes sure that your engine receives the cleanest air that it can possibly get. What’s more, this filter is very low-maintenance; it’ll take you up to 100,000 miles before you even need to clean it up. Talk about convenience right there!

K&N Performance Air Intake System Features: 

  • Provides 4.68hp @6,000RPM
  • Uses K&N High Flow Air Filter, which provides 50% more airflow than the traditional disposable paper air filters
  • Utilizes a heat-resistant cross-linked polyethylene intake piping 
  • Lasts up to 100,000 miles before it needs to be cleaned
  • Backed with K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty

#2 AEM Cold Air Intake System

  • Manufacturer: AEM
  • Unique Feature: Dryflow synthetic air filter
  • Performance Gain: N/A
  • Compatibility: Honda Civic EG (1992-1995)

Here’s one of the favorites of the Honda Civic EG community: the AEM Cold Air Intake System. This upgrade replaces your lackluster stock intake system, giving itself the chance to prove itself by providing your car with the horsepower, torque, and airflow boost your engine needs.

So what’s with the AEM Cold Air Intake System? It’s a decent intake that can set your car up for a long time of fun and spirited driving experience. It comes with a Dryflow synthetic air filter that cleans the incoming cold air before it even touches the engine. The same air assists in the combustion of the fuel inside the cylinders. 

This intake system also comes with a mandrel-bent aluminum tubing that makes sure that your engine gets as much volumetric airflow it needs to make fuel combustion as efficient as possible. On top of that, it’s powder-coated with a nice blue finish, making the aesthetics of the engine bay more pleasing to the eyes.

AEM Cold Air Intake System Features:

  • AEM Dryflow synthetic air filter located at the passenger-side wheel
  • Lasts up to 100,000 miles before it needs to be cleaned
  • Comes with a mandrel-bent aluminum intake piping for seamless airflow
  • The intake piping is powder-coated for corrosion resistance
  • Backed with AEM Million Mile Limited Warranty

#3 Weapon-R Dragon Intake System

  • Manufacturer: Weapon-R
  • Unique Feature: Dragon Filter
  • Performance Gain: N/A
  • Compatibility: Honda Civic EG except for CX models (1992-1995)

Do the typical-looking intake systems in the market today bore you? Do you want an intake system that looks unique but will provide your engine with as much airflow as it needs? Look no further! We give you the Weapon-R Dragon Intake System. It’s a short ram intake with a decent price tag, massively better airflow capabilities, and a pretty unique but sinister look. 

The Weapon-R Dragon Intake Systems is arguably one of the most sought-after intakes for the Honda Civic EG. Do you want to know why? It’s because this intake has what Weapon-R calls the Dragon filter, which provides as much as 80% more air than the conventional cotton filter offered by other intake system manufacturers. What’s more, the Dragon filter uses a dense polyurethane foam, which is far better than the ones provided in the market today. 

What’s really remarkable about this intake system is the flow bench-tested velocity stack included in the package. This velocity stack is CAD designed to make sure that its design is optimal, and the result? A significantly increased volumetric airflow to your engine. This will inevitably translate into improved engine performance. Additionally, this intake system can also be disassembled so you can clean the filters or change the color of the filter element more conveniently. 

Weapon-R Dragon Intake System Features: 

  • Comes with an award-winning Dragon filter
  • Provides 80% more volumetric airflow than the conventional cotton filters
  • It can be disassembled for convenient cleaning
  • Uses a polyurethane foam instead of synthetic media
  • Utilizes a highly-polished short ram aluminum piping

#4 HPS Performance Cold Air Intake Kit

  • Manufacturer: HPS Performance 
  • Unique Feature: Can convert into a short ram
  • Performance Gain: N/A
  • Compatibility: Honda Civic EG with SOHC D-Series/DOHC B-Series engines (1992-1995)

Undecided if you want a short ram or a proper cold air intake system? We’ve got something for you that mixes the best of both worlds: the HPS Performance Cold Air Intake Kit. It’s a cold air intake system that can be converted into a short ram, so if you prefer short rams instead of the CAI’s, you can just remove the clamps, remove some pipings, and turn this intake into a short ram in no time.

The HPS Performance Cold Air Intake System is an affordable solution for your engine performance needs. It utilizes HPS’s signature reinforced silicone hoses mated with industrial-grade stainless steel T-bolt clamps to ensure that there won’t be any vacuum leak. 

A mandrel-bent aluminum piping is used to replace the stock airbox, paving the way to a more free-flowing pathway for the air to go through. 

Additionally, this intake system uses HPS Performance’s very own washable and reusable air filter, so no need to worry about replacing your filters as often as you use to.

HPS Performance Cold Air Intake Kit Features:

  • It can be converted into a short ram intake
  • Woven cotton air filter element that traps up to 5 microns of dirt
  • Comes with silicone hoses and industrial-grade T-bolt clamps
  • Utilizes the HPS Performance Air Filter 
  • Compatible with Honda Civic EGs with D-Series and B-Series engines.

#5 Injen IS Short Ram Air Intake System

  • Manufacturer: Injen Technology
  • Unique Feature: SuperNano-Web dry air filter
  • Performance Gain: N/A
  • Compatibility: Honda Civic EG (1992-1995)

Lastly, we have the Injen IS Short Ram Air Intake System. Injen has always been one of the go-to intake systems of many budget-oriented enthusiasts because its products are affordable and effective. For the Honda Civic EG, Injen Technology has the IS Short Ram Air Intake system, which can provide you and your car the performance boost and air filtration you need.

Additionally, you’ll also get an aggressive under-the-hood grunt whenever you’re on full throttle.

The Injen IS Short Ram Air Intake System has many sweet components that you can use to improve your EG Civic’s performance. This intake system utilizes a SuperNano-Web dry air filter to keep the incoming air crisp and clean before it even enters the engine. This air filter is connected to smooth mandrel-bent piping to optimally provide the airflow your engine needs.

What’s more, the Injen IS Short Ram Air Intake System comes with an optional hydro shield, just in case you’re living in a place with many water sources and you want to protect your engine from hydro locking.

Injen IS Short Ram Air Intake System Features:

  • Provides optimal power gains without messing up your engine’s air-fuel ratio
  • Utilizes mandrel-bent T6-6061 aluminum intake piping
  • Uses the Injen SuperNano-Web dry air filter for top-tier air filtration
  • Comes with an optional hydro shield to prevent hydro locking
  • Backed with Injen Technology Limited Lifetime Warranty

This list exists to give you an idea of what we think are the best intake systems you can get for your Honda Civic EG. We hope that we’ve given you an idea of what aftermarket exhaust system you should get for your fifth-gen Honda Civic.

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Bryce founded Dust Runners Automotive Journal in 2014 as a way to write about the cars he found interesting. He currently owns a 2003 Honda CRF450R Supermoto, 2018 Yamaha MT09, 2005 Nissan Titan, and a 2012 BMW 135i. Follow him on Instagram for more @bryce.cleveland.

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