Thanks dudes. I'm very excited to make the shift into 6 speed world (pun not intended). Just like with the first swap, goal is to get everything changed over then small repairs/tweaks will be made. Just need to find the time, damn thing is still sitting on the trailer waiting to be unloaded. I have decided I'll be pulling it all apart and swapping over to poly bushings. Going to start figuring out how I want to put it all together.
Not 100% sure why I was so set on 2004 setup. I would like to say it was from research, staying 5x100, the 04's gearing/front diff - but i think it's just fan boy for me. The blob eye sti is what I fell in love with year ago and I've always wanted to have a piece of it in the GM.
Going to pull one of the bbs off the car and test fit over brembo's this week. I have talked with someone with same spec rg345's(17x7 +48) who confirmed they fit on his, but have heard some that say they don't as well