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1992 Honda Civic SI - Maui Wowie

A clean, green and mean 235whp Honda Civic from the Aloha State.

Jun 21, 2011
Photographer: Jonathan Wong

If you put us on an island where the only industries are coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapples and honeymoons, chances are we wouldn’t be car guys. Our occupations or hobbies might be professional wedding crashers or sunscreen appliers. But in Maui, a braddah named Michael Egdamin proves us wrong. On an island with only 100k people, Mike represents one of few hardcore Honda enthusiasts.

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Since ’87, the former shuttle driver turned traffic controller has owned two Hondas, both featured in magazines. The first was a ’88 Civic hatch in Lowrider (we’ll ignore this one), and the second, a slick ’92 VX from our Feb ‘06 issue. The white EG showcased a 216hp B18C1 swap in a candy red engine bay with Spoon aero parts and many more goodies.

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But with that car sold and gone, Mike couldn’t stay away from the game very long. He bought his daughter two Hondas and eventually stumbled onto this ’92 Si for his new project. Mildly-modified by the previous owner, he stripped out everything to start fresh with his own Hawaiian flava.

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Now five years in the making, the owner Mike has built the motor for drag racing beginning with a LS/VTEC swap. Machined by local shop Benson’s, the bottom-end was bored and stroked with 84mm JE pistons and an LS crank resulting in a 2.0 liter. The ported B16 head received Jun stage 3 cams and Portflow valve springs and titanium retainers. Putting power to the front wheels was a GSR five-speed upgraded with a Type R LSD and Tilton twin-disc.

Because there weren’t any dynos on Maui, Mike put his EG on a boat to Oahu and had it tuned by 1320 Performance. The result was 235whp and 155 lb-ft. With these numbers Mike forecasts high-11 passes on his next journey to the track.

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The rest of the car sported some of the finest JDM parts accessible—many of which took years to collect. Mike highlighted the J’s Racing swag which he saved since ’05. This included the front lip, carbon duct, rear wing and oil and radiator caps. The Mugen MF10Ls are also a very rare sight on the island.

So the next time you’re drinking a pina coloda on the beaches of Maui, just remember there are guys like us out there. Give Mike a call and he’ll happily show you a good time or help you with that sunscreen on your back.

Tuning Menu

’92 Honda Civic Si
Owner Michael Edgamin
Hometown Wailuku, Hi
Occupation Traffic Controller
Power 235whp @ 8800rpm, 155 lb-ft @ 5100rpm
Engine 2.0 liter LS/VTEC; B16 head with Jun stage 3 cams; Peak Performance cam gears; Portflow valve springs and titanium retainers; ARP head studs; GReddy timing belt; block machined by Benson’s; 84mm JE pistons; Peak Performance rods; Integra LS crank; ATI pulleys; Arizona Race Machine motor mounts; Endyne block breather kit; Type R water and oil pumps; Hondasport carbon intake; Erick’s Racing 66mm throttle-body; Edelbrock Victor X intake manifold port-matched to throttle-body and head; Walbro 255 lph fuel pump; SARD FPR; BDL Industries fuel rail; 440cc RC injectors; JEGS liquid-filled fuel pressure gauge; Russell braided lines; Hytech Type R Tri Y headers, 3" thermal exhaust; Dynomax muffler; Denso Iridium spark plugs; NGK Power Cable spark plug wires; Keyless engine start with S2000 start button; Moroso oil pan; Trust oil cooler; Koyo double-core radiator; Billion cooling meister hoses; FAL fan; J’s Racing oil, radiator cap, thermostat; Rywire wiring harness; Type R valve cover; ’94 GS-R ECU with Hondata S300 flash, relocated battery and fuse box under dash
Drivetrain GS-R five-speed manual transmission with ’98 Type R limited-slip differential with 4.785 final drive; Tilton twin-disc ceramic clutch; ATS first gear; Dynamic Autosports braided clutch line
Footwork & Chassis A’PEXi Type V coilovers; Carbing rear strut bar; Cusco six-point rollcage; Energy Suspension bushings and rear trailing arm prothane bushings; Integra Type R rear lower control arms; J’s Racing C-pillar bar; Full Race traction bar
Brakes Power Slot GS-R front calipers; AEM pads; Russell steel braided lines; Acura LS proportioning valve; ’98 Type R master cylinder, brake booster; Motul fluid
Wheels & Tires 15x7" Mugen MF10L +40 wheels in Championship White; 205/50 R15 Dunlop Direzza DZ 101 tires; T1R burnt titanium lug nuts; ARP extended studs
Exterior J’s Racing front spoiler with carbon air duct, race rear bumper with cut-out and rear wing; Civic VX rear diffuser; JDM EG6 thin side moldings, shaved emblems, deleted side markers, turn signal lights, taillights with EDM rear foglight, adjustable high-speed brake and blinker monitor; 6000K Halo HID kit; Lexus desert sage metallic paint
Interior Recaro Pole Position seat, deleted rear seats; Takata MPH 340 four-point harness; Spoon steering wheel with Splash hub and Sparco quick-release; Defi Blue Racer oil pressure, oil temp, water temp, volt and tachometer gauges; MSD digital shift light; Innovate wideband air/fuel gauge; ARC shift knob; JDM EG6 SiR gauge cluster; HOP center console; Recaro door inserts and arm rest, carbon inserts in center console and dash; Type R shift boot with red stitching; Cusco E-Brake button
Props My wife Gayle, daughters’ Nikki and Krissy and son Ethan; Isamu (wait it’s not perfect) Morhiro; Darryl (your car sucks) Honda; Matt (Hanappa) Higa; Ross (ghetto fabulous) Ribucan; Glen (google) Cabrera; Ryan Ota; Rick Nakama; Frank Castro; Bryce McCall; Danny and Brant Touguchi at M Touguchi body shop; 1320 Performance for the tuning sessions; Island Honda parts dept; My braddah’s in Oahu: Victor Evangilista, Mark Abanes, Gill Dellz and Keith Kato; Ross at J Spirit; D-Garage; Ray’s Garage; Nam; Charlie; Kyong and Chip at Dynamic Auto Sports; Joji at Wheel Choice; Eugene (I’m a street racer) Castro at Pro Street Imports; Ryan Nakata from Kauai; the Maui drifters: Inoka, Joey, Fish, Russ and Avery.

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