Today I resolved the issue with the hesitation/bucking, and then installed the VMAX Ported Throttle Body. After solving the hesitation issue and getting both the new CAI and VMAX PTB installed, the car feels like it now literally LAUNCHES when I gun it. Seems night and day. I know a lot of people think it is impossible to tell the difference of a few HP, but like other posts, this is not about HP, it is about THROTTLE RESPONSE - there is no comparison before/after.
Also, long-overdue, here is a quick video of the NightOwl LED Halo Kit installed:
I also added some new pictures to the Flickr page
that now show my default NightOwl LED setting.