Well I finally manned up and got my impreza lifted!
I've got a set of MEATY 215/70/15 snow tires on it now. I have enough clearance around the rear to not need the outback link brackets so I'm going to save those for a car that might pass another inspection instead of this poor thing. I also think I'll run it without the rear swaybar because my family completely dominates my time and it was almost all I could do to get just the struts swapped.
I painted the car with an HVLP gun and some slightly thinned hardware store rust paint. The colour didn't turn out quite as OD as it was supposed to but again I don't have time to re-do it all again so it's close enough.
Here's a picture for everyone's enjoyment/mockery:
Thanks to everyone around here for inspiring and educating me so I could tackle this myself!
Edited by fishy, 22 September 2013 - 05:03 PM.