Since you asked, yes, I am looking to sell the stock WRX wheels, so ring me up at the shop if you are interested. I'm open to selling them with or without the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.
Other early modifications to the car include an all-around window tinting treatment from Matt at TNT Tint, and clear paint protection film applied by Dave at Proshield. Do look them up if you need either service done, and tell them I sent you.
Next up for customizing was the audio system. I spend a good amount of time in the car, and I do like my music, so I headed over to KarTunes, just around the corner from our shop, for some upgrades. Mike and Dan were more than welcoming, and from talking to them they clearly like their work and bring a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm to the job. They suggested I bring in my own iPod, and I was able to plug directly in to a display board in the showroom and audition the speakers with my own music. After a bit of listening, I settled on some Focal drivers. Focal PS 165 FX speakers went into the front doors and dash, and Focal 165 AC speakers filled in the back doors.
None of the usual suspects make a pre-made sub box for this car yet, but Subaru does offer an OEM amplified Kicker subwoofer. We used the molded-plastic box from that, tossed out the Kicker driver, and put a JL Audio 10W0 sub driver in there. The box was a little ringy at first, so the KarTunes guys applied a layer of sound deadening material inside the box. That tightened up the bass nicely and cut down on unwanted resonance.
The end result is super-clean sound, with very tight bass and terrific clarity and separation. I never did put any sound upgrades in my 2008 STI, and I always missed having really nice music in that car. I can tell already I will really enjoy the chance to hear great tunes in this one.