Noel Barnum’s GReddy Turbocharged Varis FR-S In Photos…


Totally forgot I had these photos on my desktop with all that’s been going on lately. Businesses are starting to open back up, the whole country seems to be divided on social issues, and people are starting to ignore that there is a pandemic happening still. Meanwhile over here at the office, I’m just trying to stay busy and maintain a business while still very much focusing on everything that is happening in the world. 2020 has been pure insanity for everyone but I’m hopeful that we are returning to at least some bit of normalcy. It’s a ‘new’ normal, I guess you can say…

These photos were shot by myself on the day when my good friend Noel Barnum came by to hang-out. I thought it’d be a good idea to re-visit his car after not seeing it for so long and catching-up with Noel. He’s still collecting parts for his 2JZ-GTE swap but from what he told us, everything is going according to plan and the motor should be going in pretty soon. I’ll leave you guys with the photos below to enjoy and I’ve also attach the Vlog at the very end just in-case you guys missed it and want to know more about this incredible build….

Huge thanks to Noel for stopping by during a hectic time. This was all photographed and filmed on the first day of the nationwide protest. I had really planned to do a lot more with him and his car but with the curfew being enforced for the first time, we didn’t want to take any chances…

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Noel and Yuta talking technical stuff while I shot this photo behind Yuta’s stack of wheels that he’s currently trying to sell…

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It’s been a good year since I had seen Noel and his car. I thought by now he had been further along with his planned 2JZ-GTE swap but he’s been busy with school and now with his job in the medical field…

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A glimpse under the Varis hood reveals a internally-stock FA20 Boxer engine now equipped with a GReddy turbo kit…

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Noel had previously had a Vortech supercharger on here but decided to switch over to the GReddy kit…

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A nifty Carbing titanium strut tower brace…

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GReddy steering wheel to give the FR-S a consistent brand theme…

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Custom gauge faces to give the car a retro look…

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CAE shifter assembly paired with a TRD shifter console…

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Carbon fiber gauge pod mounted on the passenger side dash which houses Defi gauges…

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The ever-popular Craft Square mirror…

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Bride “EDRIB” seats in black with red stitching to go with the overall color scheme of the build…

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The widebody FR-S sits nice and low thanks to an Airlift air suspension system…

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Varis Arising widebody aero with some added-in Varis Kamikaze pieces. Once the 2JZ-GTE is in there and the car gets resprayed, more Kamikaze pieces will be installed…

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One more look at the rear with the Voltex swan-neck wing and the TRD rear-window louver…

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The side vents on the Varis face have been blocked-off with Varis Kamikaze block-off plates to bring air directly into the GReddy intercooler…

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18-inch concave-face Volk Racing TE37 wheels in bronze paired with AP Racing big brakes…

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Overall, just a great looking build with a ton of details, a good selection of parts, and fantastic execution. Probably my favorite ZN6 FR-S/86 build in North America—but I’m probably biased, haha…

Here’s the Vlog episode detailing the car in Noel’s own words if you happen to have missed it…

Thanks for looking!…

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