Well, she's back! After far too long of a wait, I have my baby back Turns out, the place my body shop ordered the parts from made the mistake and forgot to send a few parts, causing the long wait. The insurance company is also not cooperating properly, but at least I have my Subie again!
While she was getting her suspension/wheel fixed, my new wheels (O.Z Formula HLT in goldt, 17x8 +48), tires (Nitto Neo Gen 225/45/17), painted sideskirts, and foglight covers came in! I am waiting on hub centric rings and the centre lock look hubcaps to complete my wheel setup.
The foglight covers were a PITA to install, and I still don't have them done properly. The only two bolts on each side I needed to come out clean in order to reuse for the brackets broke off and are still stuck. Luckily, I used some Saskatchewan redneck ingenuity and rigged up some zipties to substitute for the bolts. they actually hold the whole assembly on pretty tightly. The sideskirts were impossible to install by myself, so I got my trusty father to help out and hold them while I attached the clips. I would recommend having two people to install sideskirts for anyone about to try!
In all, I learned a great but expensive lesson from all of this and am ecstatic to have my car back and looking better than ever. Next up is Stage 2!