You [get to] drift on every corner? I would have lost my license by now...!
Well, yesterday, I finally got the time to do the IATS relo (Option-2), putting it in the airbox below the filter, unplugging the MAFs and securing them to the Bosch tubes with plastic cable ties (I covered the MAFs & connectors with electrical tape). Much longer than 20-minutes for me (1st time doing anything like this), but thanks and props to Kevinf, Saedrin, POOFY
and others, as I had your printed feedback right next to me.
The IATS cable was the perfect length and all seems to be working. I used solder, shrinkwrap & tape. If impressions are better after some adapting, I will provide feedback. I sent pictures to Evolve/RK who said my install looked solid (let me know if you want to see them); I will run diagnostics, per Sal to see if the IATS is okay.
For now (Alpha-N over 2-weeks), the car is quieter, smoother with "right-now" throttle response; it actually does
feel lighter. Idling is much quieter on cold start and fully warmed at a traffic light, the engine sound is almost non-existent. MPG appears to be the same, but I can definitely relate to the loss with "pedal to the metal tendencies...." This >50 guy is feeling like a teen again!