ElvenSkyArcher, I apologize, you posted in the newbie section which is perfect for asking questions without getting flamed. I don't thing your goals are realistic or affordable on a Subaru platform, but that doesn't mean you deserve to be abused for asking questions and gaining knowlege.
Worked on new brakes today, and looked at suspension. I’m thinking long-term for now is going to start with an STi engine swap, and after further research I decided to stick with the 5-speed. My next step will probably be either a paint job (the clear coat is coming off) or solid motor mounts.