Thanks. I've been out of town for a bit and figured I'd give you guys an update, and maybe you guys can help me decide something.
So for the Dash I had to go to the subaru dealership and have them change the immobilizer code so my keys would work. They were pretty cool about it and only charged me $63 for both keys. They even let me switch the dash out while it was sitting in their bay cause I had to drive it over on the original gauges and then let them program the new ones. Once they had my car in there I just went back there and yanked the cover off and switched em. 20 minutes later I was on my way home happy as a lark.
Here's a pic from on the way home with a fresh 18 miles on the new gauges.
Since my injector swap my MPG meter in the center of the dash hasn't read accurately (although it makes you feel great seeing 34mpg you realize it was actually 19 when you get to the pump). One benefit of swapping my dash is that it's now turned off since it doesn't appear to like reading the new dash. Want to see?? Here's a pic:
Not there anymore!!
I'm liking it so far. Makes you feel a bit slower having a smaller Speedometer cause the needle doesn't sweep up as fast. Very deceiving.
So about the decision, I think I want to plastidip and then use the gold plastidip spray to bronze my OEM wheels for now. What do you guys think? Here's a current pic to let you imagine what it would look like. I'd also have to plastidip the door handles plain black cause the chrome would look silly with bronze wheels.
Also, I'll be heading out of town on a road trip soon and decided to order a rooftop cargo carrier. I got the crossbars off amazon for $60 from a suggestion made by another member. Much better than paying subaru $140-180. I also ordered the Thule sidekick to go up there. Since the Thule came with a grey top and black bottom I have plastidip ordered to paint the top. I can't have some random gray on the car, even if it's just temporary. Wouldn't look right.