I think I'll try a few seat of the pants runs with them disconnected just to see if it makes any difference.
A torque sensing device would be very expensive and I cannot find one anywhere in the transmission schematics. I'm almost convinced that it is an algorithm programmed using the vehicle wheel speed sensors and other engine parameters. Not unlike the tire air pressure algorithm GM uses.
Taylor should have his Intense PCM soon. If it works well for him, I will follow.
Did you notice that the ZZP shirt had an INTENSE decal on it too.