Installed the KB pickup and baffle, 07 WRX with 60k. High quality, excellent fit. Factory pickup is structurally solid, but there is a gap on the braze where the pickup tube meets the strainer. No bigger than the strainer mesh but not good. Also had mystery aluminum and crap in pan. Have owned car since new, wonder what has come out in oil changes? I never saw anything but never filtered the waste oil either.
Lots of good advice in this thread. Definitely buy or fab a tool to cut the pan gasket and use gentle leverage and downforce to remove. Still somewhat of a PIA but overall not bad, just takes a few hours, even without a lift.
Excellent products Killer B, thanks for the piece of mind.