My short trip back to Houston just happened to coincide with the arrival of the first couple Vortech Supercharger kits for the ZN6/ZC6 platforms. Being an early adopter, my cousin Victor invited me out to Phastek Performance to check out the pieces and help with the wrenching. Being a grease monkey at heart combined with my love of new tech, I couldn’t resist. It is always great to see how different garages are set up as well. I arrived at Phastek in the middle of the first install which was moving slowly but surely. Things were being double and triple checked since these were some of the initial test kits. A few pieces appeared to have overly tight tolerances to moving belts but everything worked out in the end. After bolting everything together, all was clear. While wrapping up Chris’ car (white FR-S), members of the local FR-S/BRZ community started showing up to help with the second project. In the end, I had to leave early to pick Mimi up from the airport. It was nice to meet some new gearheads and the Phastek crew at their slick install and dyno facility. While the Vortech kit doesn’t make huge power, it seems to have good quality while keeping a clean OEM feel. Also the initial startup, which can be the most nerve-wracking part of a build, was instant and with no hassles.