Yeck, I need to learn how to weld better.
I'm running the 05 STI crossmember and steering rack, which has different splines than the stock RS, so I had to chop both knuckles in half and swap ends. Using two extremely long steel bars I couldn't break the welds, so hopefully they'll hold. I'm going to pull it off after a few weeks and inspect it for any cracks.
Talked to the body guy today, it'll be going in for its 'operation' on Feb 8th, and it'll take as long as it takes.
But it's pretty much ready to go!