As for a FMIC (I assume this means front mount intercooler), I would much rather stay with the stock setup if possible. If not, I would prefer to go with a top mount since it won't as much attention to my car, any recommendations there (again, only if it is absolutely necessary since I am looking to bring the total down not up).
lastly, do the STRI DSD-SLM II come with mounting brackets like the Defi ones? Cause if not, they may come out to be more expensive in the end since I would have to purchase a pod.
I have also deleted the COBB AP from list and going to go with an "open source tune" from AP.
You guys are taking me to school on this.