Well, the planned FMIC installation didn't happen. We tore down the front of the Laser, and discovered a few things: first, the RnR Race FMIC assumes you don't have air conditioning, and don't mind re-routing the power steering lines elsewhere (I don't mind re-routing those lines, but there's no way we're eliminating A/C). Second, the piping supplied is in a pretty lousy configuration; even if we went ahead with the install, the blow-off valve would be in a...er..."interesting" location. On top of that, the 1g BOV flange that was promised turned out to be a Greddy flange, which means we couldn't use her blow-off valve without welding on a new flange. So, we're skipping it; I'll probably throw it on DSMtrader or eBay.
We did, however, manage to get the 2g MAF from my car and the new intake
pipe and 2g K&N filter installed. Works like a champ, thanks to a
little soldering and a new
image for the ECU; I made a quick change to compensate for the 2g MAF,
then made a few minor corrections on the AFC after running it for a bit.
Runs like stock, with one exception: there's a ton of turbo lag now. I
suspect the coupler we're using on the intake is bumping against the
wastegate actuator; I'll have to take a look at that tonight.