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NB2 That Couple Part 2

The little NB2 Miata that could – Part 2: Chassis & drivetrain

The little NB2 Miata that could – Part 2: Chassis & drivetrain By: Jen Hunter In our last installment, we outlined the Mazda 1.8ltr BP-VE engine we built for Jacey’s NB2 Miata race car. With the engine blueprinted and assembled, ...
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Moto-IQ Project S13 Silvia

Project Nissan Silvia: Over 2 Pounds Less Bouncy Stuff!

Project S13 Silvia: Taking 2 Pounds off the Bouncy Bits! by Dave Coleman The last installment of Project Silvia was a story of tragedy. A tempting, but ultimately unnecessary attempt to broaden my powerband, coupled with a string of bad ...
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NB2 Miata That Could Part 1

The little NB2 Miata that could – Part 1 The BP-VE

The Little NB2 Miata that could - Part 1 The BP-VE / BP-Z3 By Jen Hunter What do you do when your NB2 Miata with a bolt on supercharger kit and stock engine just isn't putting down the time you ...
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Matt Powers AEM Infinity Installation

Matt Powers and the AEM Infinity 58X LS Plug and Play System

Matt Powers and the AEM Infinity 58X LS Plug and Play System by Mike Kojima It's been a long time coming and we have been eagerly anticipating it, but now it's here. AEM Electronics has introduced a plug and play ...
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Project Cobra Jet Ron Francis Wiring Article

Project FFR Cobra Jet: Ron Francis Wiring Delivers Electrical Power

With some project cars, we begin with a complete, running car. Over time we upgrade components, or sections accordingly. Some upgrades make the car go faster, others make it stop quicker, or run smoother. An upgrade that many people don’t ...
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5523 Motorsports AFR Wiring Harness

New Product Release – Plug & play Nissan/Infiniti air fuel ratio sensor extension harnesses

DISCONTINUED: Due to parts availability issues we have had to discontinue production of the extension harnesses. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!! We have finally responded to popular request! Introducing 100% plug and play Nissan and Infiniti air fuel ratio sensor extension harnesses ...
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Moto-IQ Project 240SX Land Speed Racer

Bonneville World Of Speed Part II: 200 MPH or Bust!

Bonneville World Of Speed Part II: 200 MPH or Bust! By Chuck Johnson Photos by Joe Lu In our last update, we left off having just set a new Bonneville H/PS land speed record at 184.1 MPH. (Click here to ...
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Project 240SX LSR Chassis Prep

Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: Chassis Prep and Roll Cage Fabrication

Project Land Speed Racer 240SX: Chassis Prep and Roll Cage Fabrication By Chuck Johnson Ah yes, the beginning of any good sedan type racecar build almost always starts with ruining a perfectly decent streetcar. In the case of Project Land ...
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5523 Motorsports Bonneville Land Speed SR15VET 20V

Street To Salt: Can This S13 Top 200mph?

Street To Salt: Can This S13 Top 200mph? Words Keith Charvonia Images Larry Chen of Speed Hunters CHAPTER ONE The triple crown Looking at the image above you might be tempted to feel a bit jealous. That’s a seriously clean ...
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5523 Motorsports VQ35 3 Day Wonder Build

The Three Day Wonder, Building a Turbo Nissan VQ35DE in Just 3 Days!

The Three Day Wonder, Building a Turbo Nissan VQ35DE in Just 3 Days! By Costa Gialamas If you have been following our adventures with Dai Yoshihara in the Middle East, then you have probably read the story of how we ...
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LSR El Mirage Record Set by Team 240sx

Project 240SX Sets Land Speed Record at El Mirage!

MotoIQ’s Project 240SX Sets a Land Speed Record at El Mirage! By Annie Sam of Moto-IQ Photos by Joe Lu and Sharry Lai of Moto-IQ After three years of building and chasing a dream, MotoIQ's Project 240SX Land Speed Racer ...
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SR15VET 20V Long Block

The Heart of a Record Breaker III: Completing the VVL Head Swap and Engine Assembly

The Heart of a Record Breaker III: Completing the VVL Head Swap and Engine Assembly by Chuck Johnson of Moto-IQ In part one of our engine build series, we did a quick overview on the anatomy of our record breaking ...
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5523 Motorsports SR15VET Engine

The Heart of a Record Breaker II: The Doctor Is In

The Heart of a Record Breaker II: The Doctor Is In by Chuck Johnson of Moto-IQ In our last story, we covered the basic design of our land speed record breaking engine we've dubbed the SR15VET 20V. This time around, ...
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5523 Motorsports SR15VET Engine

The Heart of a Record Breaker: Enter the SR15VET 20V

The Heart of a Record Breaker Part I: Enter the SR15VET 20V By Chuck Johnson of Moto-IQ In the last three years, it seems that I've said it over a thousand times. When it comes to land speed racing, take ...
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5523 Interview

Interview with a Zombie Vampire

5523 Motorsports: Interview with a Zombie Vampire by Joe Lu and Chuck Johnson So here we are on the flip side of Speed Week 2013, epic road trips to Utah and record runs down the Bonneville salt flats were had, ...
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AEM Infinity EMS

AEM Infinity EMS: The Power to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control

AEM Infinity EMS: The Power to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control by Joe Popovits and Chuck Johnson Photos by Joe Lu When it comes to building cars, I've always tried to maintain a "keep it simple, stupid" approach. With ...
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AEM Press Release 5523 Motorsports Land Speed Record

AEM Press Release – MotoIQ.com / 5523 Motorsports 240SX Land Speed Racer Sets New H/PS Record with Top Speed of 190.757MPH

AEM Press Release - MotoIQ.com / 5523 Motorsports 240SX Land Speed Racer Sets New H/PS Record with Top Speed of 190.757MPH. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MotoIQ.com / 5523 Motorsports / Specialty Cars 240sx Land Speed RAcer Sets NEw H/PS Record with ...
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Project 240SX LSR Bonneville World of Speed

The Road to World of Speed: A Multimedia Recount Part 1

The Road to World of Speed: A Multimedia Recount Part 1 By Chuck Johnson Photography by Joe Lu and Adam Bendig The 2014 season has been a tough one for land speed racers in general, with high winds cancelling events ...
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Project 240sx Land Speed Racer Team

Project 240SX LSR Sets New Land Speed Record

Project 240SX LSR Sets New Land Speed Record MotoIQ Staff Report Team MotoIQ in conjunction with 5523 Motorsports and Specialty Cars Fabrication set a new H/PS land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the recent USFRA World of ...
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5523 Motorsports Moto-IQ Project Land Speed Racer

The Road to World of Speed Part 5: From Bearings to Bones, We are Unstoppable

The Road to World of Speed Part 5: From Bearings to Bones, We are Unstoppable by Chuck Johnson Each year before Speed Week, it seems like we face some serious obstacles in our speed week preparations. But each year, the ...
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Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

The Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 4: Return of the Sheet Metal Whisperer

The Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 4: Return of the Sheet Metal Whisperer by Chuck Johnson Photos by Joe Lu I’m greeted by the sounds of classical music as I walk into the garage of Specialty Cars Fabrication which ...
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Borg Warner EFR Turbo SR20

Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Better Living through Volumetric Efficiency

Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Better Living through Volumetric Efficiency By: Chuck Johnson "A big ass turbo with an engine strapped to it." From under the hood, that's how Project 240SX LSR is best described. When it comes down to ...
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5523 Motorsports Custom Wiring Harness

The Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 3: Gettin’ Wired With Zombie Vampire!

The Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 3: Gettin' Wired With Zombie Vampire! by Joe Lu The countdown to Speed Week is well underway, which means that pretty much everything becomes secondary to getting the car put back together. One ...
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Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 2: The Progress Continues

Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 2: The Progress Continues

The Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 2: The Progress Continues by Chuck Johnson Here we are just over a month away from Speed Week 2014. Project 240SX LSR has been under intensive surgery at both Specialty Cars Fabrication and ...
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5523 Motorsports on Moto-IQ Radio

Moto-IQ Radio with 5523 Motorsports

5523 Motorsports sits down with Justin Banner of Moto-IQ Radio to discuss our business, upcoming projects, and current projects, including, the 5523 Motorsports SR15VET 20V in the Moto-IQ LSR Car. 55523 comes on at around the 30 minute mark. Check ...
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5523 Motorsports Wiring Board AEM Infinity

Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 1: The AEM Infinity 8 EMS and AQ-1 Data Logger

Road to Speed Week 2014 Part 1: The AEM Infinity 8 EMS and AQ-1 Data Logger by Chuck Johnson If this past year's Speed Week taught us anything, it was that Project 240SX LSR's electrical system needed a complete overhaul ...
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Keep Racing Fun

Keep Racing Fun- Bonneville Speed Week-2013

Keep Racing Fun - Bonneville Speed Week - 2013 By Mike Kojima Every once in a while we do a behind the scenes story about some of our Motorsports adventures and stuff we do on the road. Although this might ...
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Moto-IQ Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

MotoIQ.com’s Project 240SX LSR Claims Another Land Speed Record at the Legendary Bonneville Salt Flats!

MotoIQ.com's Project 240SX LSR Claims Another Land Speed Record at the Legendary Bonneville Salt Flats! By Annie Sam MotoIQ.com's Project 240SX Land Speed Racer (LSR), driven by Editor Chuck Johnson, secured its second land speed record of the year this ...
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5523 Motorsports SR15VET Project 240SX Land Speed Racer

Video: Inside Project 240SX LSR’s Land Speed Record Pass

Video: Inside Project 240SX LSR's Land Speed Record Pass By Annie Sam Photos by Joe Lu (Editor's note: Chuck and his crew - which included many illustrious members of the MotoIQ braintrust - just got back from Bonneville's Speed Week, ...
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Moto-IQ Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form

Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form by Chuck Johnson Photos by Joe Lu I’ve put together a lot of cool project cars over the years and would like to think that with each one, I push the envelope a ...
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Ken & Mary Nissan Ad

Where did the 5523 in 5523 Motorsports come from?

Here at 5523 Motorsports we are frequently asked what the 5523 in our name means.  Firstly, it is a bit of a play on words.  If you say 5523 in Japanese it is pronounced Go - Go - Ni - ...
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