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I've heard and seen some bad feedback floating around about PUR in Scarborough. Here is my experience.
I just finished building a stroker 3.4 2JZ in a customer's $100G+ MKIV and when it came time to get it tuned, I started looking for a shop that I could trust to do the work right, that had a reliable, accurate dyno and had a tuner that was competent with many different standalones and knew what to do with a motor that was so far from stock, it may as well have been out of Area51.
What I got was an incredibly informative and professional basic break in tune that explored parameters that I was not even aware were relevant in setting the car up properly. I'm sure if I had taken the car to some shop based on popular opinion, I would not have received the professional treatment that they give to all their customers.
My experiences in this industry have reached from one end of the spectrum to the other. I've had cars in my shop that were worked on elsewhere in Toronto by "professionals" that IMO, should not even be lifting wrenches toward a car let alone working on a car of the MKIV's caliber. I've corrected horrible workmanship, lousy installs, damaged motors, fire-hazard wiring and fuel system installs, and more crap than you can shake a stick at, and I will tell you straight up - if you are looking for a GTA shop that can tune, install, fabricate or just advise, I really doubt that you will find another shop that measures up to PUR. That's pretty high praise, and I don't give it lightly, let me tell you. I'm perhaps one of the most anal and meticulous guys in the biz and it's refreshing to see another shop that takes the same level of care in building and modifying cars as the guys at PUR.
Thanks to John, Rupinder, Dave, Dave, Adam and Trevor, and especially Radek for the respectful and professional handling of this car's tune issues. I would recommend anyone to go there.
Here are some shots of my customer's car at PUR.
[url]http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=Jul-24-003.jpg[/url]
[url]http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=Jul-19-011.jpg[/url]
[url]http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=Jul-19-010.jpg[/url]

If I'm not mistaken, they are currently having a promotional dyno pull special if you want to see what your car is doing ATM - tuning is not part of that but I'm sure they can discuss your needs then.
 

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Lol... It seems word has gotten around about this project. :D Undertaking a build of this magnitude certainly takes time, especially when it doesn't involve ANY off the shelf components. None of this, "over-night parts from Japan" BS. It was hard enough getting over-night parts from North American suppliers.
I'll be glad to see it prowling the streets again soon.
 

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Car's looking good... What ignition system is it running? Any closer engine bay shots so we can check out the details? :D
 

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This is that custom sequestial twin car that RPS hepled make. The owner's name is Rob or something. I remember reading up on this car quite a while back. Pretty crazy setup.

He's got the $$ to undertake a project like this which I recall as well.

Wondering if he wants to sponsor me too....lol

Good to hear about PUR Phil. Even after reading your review I have been so poisoned by Toronto's so called hi perf shops (3 broken motors) that I'm having a hard time accepting that a shop in Toronto exists of the calibur you described.

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Danny - you're right about that. Rob at RPS had a pretty big hand in the original twin setup and a number of tuners all over the continent have tinkered with it at some point. I was tasked with rewiring the entire engine bay and replacing the journal bearing turbos with ball bearing Garretts which involved redesigning the plumbing both for oil and coolant on both - very time consuming process. There were at least 5 looms running down each side of the bay for all the add-ons that had been done here and there, and they all had to go in order for this to be the show winning car that it is destined to be, and was designed to be in the beginning. It looked like this when it arrived:
http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=IMG_0231.jpg
http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=IMG_0232.jpg
http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=IMG_0233.jpg
http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=IMG_0237.jpg
http://www.adrenalinemotorsports.ca/gallery/index.php?album=moses-stroker&image=IMG_0238.jpg


At the request of the customer, I can't give out too many details about the sequential setup itself, but it is run by an Electromotive TEC3r ECU firing 1200cc RC primaries and 2400cc Bosch methanol injectors in tandem and high voltage coils. It's also plumbed for direct port NOS and should lay down some serious power once tuned to do so. Right now, it's tuned for break-in only so I don't get to see the results of the power tune first hand unfortunately.... unless I fly to California where the car is being shipped next week. The goal is 1200RWHP and it's definitely capable of that. The Hoosier 345/35/19's out back should put it to the pavement or the rollers!
It's a 3.4l Crower stroker with Carillo rods, JE pistons, Power Enterprise bearings, oversized stainless valves, titanium retainers, dual springs, PHR modded oil pump, custom crank trigger based on a machined OEM damper, all channelled through the very first RPS carbon-carbon clutch ever made as it was there during that time.
Most of the systems needed to be either reworked or adapted for mods I did so it was interesting to see how other shops handled their tasks. Unfortunately, a lot of that work needed to be undone and redone correctly as there were many safety hazards created under the hood especially with the fuel system itself, but I won't get into specifics on that either. The important part is that they are correct, safe and functional now.
The end result is a car that combines impressive aesthetic mods that don't detract from the original body lines of the MKIV and the power to back up those bold lines in a safe reliable platform.
 
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