AB Test Question around Merchandising Rules

Currently using Algolia on a Shopify store that has merchandising rules set up to handle the merchandising on the collection pages. So a blank query with a context of collection-{whatever}. Essentially pinning items.

I’d like to AB test vs the removal of all the rules with ai handling all the merchandising but not sure of how I should set them up.

First thought was to replicate my products index, where the rules live to something like products_ai … but won’t that bring the rules over as well? Or is it as ‘simple’ as making sure I do not copy the rule to other indices and/or replicas when creating the rules?