VK56 Off Road Racer

High comp VK56 Off Road Racer Engine

Engine Block 5523 Motorsports custom pistons 98.66mm Bore 0.5mm Offset pin bore 12.4:1 C/R 90 Series tool steel tapered ID pins 2816 T6 Forgings Modified ring stack (to accommodate shortened pin height) 92.0mm Stroke – Nissan Genuine Crankshaft 5523 Motorsports custom connecting rods 161.04mm Center to center (OEM spec 154.4mm) 21.0mm Pin bore 1.75:1 Rod […]

Evan’s S13 Hatch SR20DET Drift Car

Evan's S13 240SX Drift Car SR20DET

Engine Block Bottom End 52F Casting 87.0 mm Bore 86.0 mm Stroke Z32 300ZXTT Pistons Z32 300ZXTT Piston Rings Balanced and micro polished 52F crankshaft Match lightened 52F connecting rods ARP connecting rod bolts RNN14 SR20DET piston oil squirters RNN14 SR20DET tri-metal main bearings – includes additional oiling holes OEM S13 SR20DET tri-metal connecting rod […]

Brandon’s Mazda MX-5 (NC) Turbo MZR 2.3 ltr

Turbo Mazda MX-5 NC Miata

As a long time fan of the MX5 chassis I was really excited when I got a phone call to build an MZR 2.3 ltr for a customer’s 2006 MX5. On top of some neat goodies in the engine we were going to be turbo charging the car. I can say that this car is […]

Jen’s 1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL – FB3S

Jen’s 1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL – FB3S

Fuel System/Ignition/Induction/Exhaust   Holley 4160 Carburator Holley FPR Holley Blue Fuel Pump MSD DIS-4 Digital Ignition Control MSD Blaster 2 Coils Racing Beat Intake Manifold Racing Beat Header Racing Beat Street Port Mid Pipe Racing Beat Street Port Exhaust Cooling System   Champion Aluminum Radiator Spal 10” Fans 5523 Custom Fan Shrouds OEM Oil Cooler […]

Project Nissan Silvia: Over 2 Pounds Less Bouncy Stuff!

Moto-IQ Project S13 Silvia

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 luck, and my own staggeringly shortsighted outdoor storage strategy had reduced my stone-reliable SR20DET into […]

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

Moto-IQ Project 240SX Land Speed Racer

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 read about part one of our Bonneville World of Speed adventure) On the second of the […]

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

Project 240SX LSR Chassis Prep

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 Speed Racer 240SX though, I’m not sure if we are really ruining […]

Street To Salt: Can This S13 Top 200mph?

5523 Motorsports Bonneville Land Speed SR15VET 20V

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 S-chassis, obviously well equipped and capable of putting down some respectable power numbers from a relatively […]

Project 240SX Sets Land Speed Record at El Mirage!

LSR El Mirage Record Set by Team 240sx

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 claimed the Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) H/PS class land speed record for El Mirage at 165.5 miles […]

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

SR15VET 20V Long Block

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 engine dubbed the SR15VET 20V.  Next, we introduced you to the “23 doctor,” Nick Hunter of […]

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

5523 Motorsports SR15VET Engine

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, we’ll take a deep look inside the engine and detail its build with none other […]

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

5523 Motorsports SR15VET Engine

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 most everything you know about racing and throw it away. There are so many generally […]

Interview with a Zombie Vampire

5523 Interview

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, but let’s rewind a week and pretend that we’re just a few days out from Bonneville.  In fact, […]

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

AEM Infinity EMS

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 this approach and an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy, I managed to […]

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 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.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MotoIQ.com / 5523 Motorsports / Specialty Cars 240sx Land Speed RAcer Sets NEw H/PS Record with Top Speed of 190.757MPH on Infinity ECU! Team Specifically Attributes Infinity ECU’s Data Logging to […]

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

Project 240SX LSR Bonneville World of Speed

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 at El Mirage and thunderstorms flooding the Bonneville Salt Flats. On the home front, Team […]

Project 240SX LSR Sets New Land Speed Record

Project 240sx Land Speed Racer Team

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 Speed event. Their experience on the salt however was not entirely drama free. On September […]

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

5523 Motorsports Moto-IQ Project Land Speed Racer

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 team pulls together and manages to cheat Murphy’s Law of its satisfaction. This year has […]

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

Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

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 is nestled in a corner next to the Fullerton airport. A bright light strikes out […]

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

Borg Warner EFR Turbo SR20

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 it, our SR15VET 20V engine and all of its ancillary components exist for the sole […]

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

5523 Motorsports Custom Wiring Harness

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 of the most important additions to Project 240SX LSR this year is the new wire harness, […]

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 5523 Motorsports for several months.  Asides from the suspension, the entire car has been disassembled […]

Moto-IQ Radio with 5523 Motorsports

5523 Motorsports on Moto-IQ Radio

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 out Nick and Jen making fun of each other and discussing what’s going on at […]

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

5523 Motorsports Wiring Board AEM Infinity

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.  Our previous harness had been built in haste during the few days leading up to Speed Week 2012 […]

Keep Racing Fun- Bonneville Speed Week-2013

Keep Racing Fun

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 look like we’re living the life according to what a lot of our readers think, […]

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

Moto-IQ Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

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 time on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. Facing adversity from seemingly every direction, Team MotoIQ […]

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

5523 Motorsports SR15VET Project 240SX Land Speed Racer

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, where they did great things. We’ll have much more to come from that trip soon.) […]

Racecar Livery, the Function Behind the Form

Moto-IQ Project 240sx Land Speed Racer

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 little bit further and get a little better at what I’m doing. I’ve learned a […]