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[FEATURE] Team Anti-Bunny: Clint Bustamante’s Varis Arising II FRS

I know the title of this feature is a bit contentious but it’s always refreshing to see a 86 that’s not rocking any Rocket Bunny stuff; not that Rocket Bunny is bad or anything, it’s just the market is so saturated in them that it becomes repetitive. Also, there’s so much replicated Rocket Bunny stuff on the market that its becoming difficult to tell the authentic from the fakes, but that’s a whole other topic. Back to the car at hand though, I’ve known Clint for many years now and we’ve become very good friends with very similar interests and tastes in cars. But the thing that stands out about this guy is his knowledge for Japanese car parts and companies, a knowledge that far surpasses anyone I know, and because of this reason our conversations about tuning has always piqued my interest. And since he’s pretty knowledgeable in Japanese tuning, you can only guess that his builds reflects this knowledge. One such build is his Varis Arising II FRS. (He has a second build that’s 7+ years in the making which will hopefully debut soon)

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



You can always count on Varis to make a gorgeous kit for any car. The Arising II flows so effortlessly with the rest of the car, yet maintains an aggressive look.

The Arising II front hangs so low that driving on city streets and driveways becomes a bit of a hassle.

The best view of the kit in my opinion is the profile view.

I’ve always stressed that the most important aspect of any build should be wheels because they lay down the foundation for everything else to come. For this build, Clint opted for a set of gorgeous Matte Blue ZE40s in a generous 18×10 sizing wrapped in 255/35 Advan AD08R tires.

Moving towards the rear of the car, I think the Varis rear end is probably my favorite part of the kit especially with all the carbon accents. Also, the Valenti Revo tail lights accentuates the back end even further.

TRD carbon winglets, one of many small but tasteful accents on the car.

The sticker that inspired the title.

Engine bay is kept very mild and tasteful for the moment but perhaps new additions are in store for the future.

And… finishing off this post with several more full body shots. (Complete current mod list can be found on the bottom of the post.)

Thanks for looking!

MOD LIST

Exterior:
Varis Arising II Body Kit W/ All Carbon Options
TRD Carbon Fender Canards
Intec Dry Carbon Antenna
J-Blood Carbon Fiber Rain Guards
Valenti REVO Tail lights
Valenti Smoked Side Markers
GCS Smoked LED Corner Lights

Engine:
Blitz drop-in Filter
Tomei Ti Front Pipe
Greddy Oil Cooler (Limited Edition Red)
ARK GRiP Cat Back Exhaust

Wheels and Tires:
Volk ZE40 18×10 +40 offset w/Center Caps
Project Mu Lug Nuts
255/35/18 Advan AD08R

Suspension:
Hotchkis Front Sway Bar
KW V3 Coilovers
Vorshlag Front Camber Plates

Random Bling:
STi Engine Cover
SYMS Brake Cylinder Cap
R-Magic Oil Cap
ARC Ti Shift Knob
Radium Engineering Brake Cylinder Brace
Zeek Carbon Intake Manifold Cover
HKS Oil Filter
APR Carbon Radiator Shroud
Billion Radiator Cap
Night Pager Oil Gauge Support

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Pit Road M Mazdaspeed 3

Now this is a car you don’t see much of, the Mazdaspeed 3! With 263HP and 280LB/FT of torque, it is as capable as any other Japanese sports car out there. Mate these specs along with some Pit Road M treatment, and you’ve got yourself a real heavy hitter!

Photos via MINKARA



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The super rare Knight Sports kit sets the Celestial Blue Mica Speed 3 off real nicely.

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Volk ZE40 in matte blue is always amazing on any car.

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From Track to Street: A Multi-functional R34 GTR

I gotta say, the GTR is probably one of the best multi-functional car there ever was. With simple bolt-ons, a few aero bits, and some nice shoes, an R34 can pretty much out pace anyone in the street classes. Take this simple R34 for example, its got some very mild modifications done, with full interior, and even retained the stock twin turbos. But this car can lap Central Circuit in a VERY respectable, 1’29 seconds!

Photos via MINKARA



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