I'm glad I found this thread, subscribed of course.. I saw that your wife has a Mazda 3 which made me chuckle because I currently have an 07 Mazdaspeed3 which I am planning on giving to my girlfriend and use her Ford for trade in. I am planning on ordering a SWP 5-doors WRX, still debating on if the limited is worth the $1000 extra over the premium.
Will be following this thread, I had a 06 white 2.5i before the speed3, I just got to go back to white after silver lol. This build is just what I want to do with my future WRX.
I just can't wait to finally order it and let the waiting start and get it right after the salt sweeps off the roads, WNY's salt acculmation is higher than snow lol.
I'll update with you once I get it!