I bought the kit that includes the friction plate, release/throwout bearing, pilot bearing and tool. Good thinking on the main seal.. I just got off the phone with tim's and I'll be picking that up along with the clips for the bearings in case they don't come with the kit.
I have 2 jack stands, a good floor jack and different sorts of breaker bars. I have plenty of tools so I should be good on that front. Will definitely let you know when the parts come in.