Thanks for offering the help, not many people do that.
First off, did you have to remove the bumper? I don't have the intake (or instructions) in my hands yet, but it looks to me we should be able to get it in by just removing the headlight and horn and squeezing under the car for the lower section. Even it wouldn't be as easy, I'd really like to avoid taking it off if at all possible.
Second, why not take off the air box? More room is a good thing right?
Third, any metric sockets or torx needed that I might not already have? I've been able to do most stuff on my SC with just 10mm, 13mm, 15mm, T10, T15, and T20. Am I gona need anything else?