Hey Grub, thanks for the detailed review.
I also have the S&B intake system and let me say I was also not expecting the scoop to be the way it is. I was kind of hoping it to have more of a scoop ram air type of designed. but it is what it is. a whole lot better than the AirAid it replaced. I also noticed that the scoop tucks more and an 1" in your valance. Do you have the steel (non sport) bumper? I have the sport bumper and the scoop sits flush with the lower valance.