@ shaggy: Thanks! I'm surprised how close the shades of red match. The calipers, flaps, and tails are actually all pretty close in color. I do have a little red up front - the two Hella Supertone horns behind the front grill in the middle, but they're faded to an almost dark pinkish color form being in the sun for years... it's about time for a fresh paint job on those or a new set. A red grill would be cool - I've been debating about doing a red pinstripe around the grill, but I don't want to overdo it. Maybe I should paint my lip red?
@ Randy: Thanks! I'm sure the feeling is mutual.
@ Matt: Yep, I dislike having a front plate too, but at least the front bumper has a built in area to hold it. If I didn't have a front plate, that area would bother me. I'd either have to have it smoothed and repainted or run some kind of front plate delete.
@ Mike: Thanks! I was really REALLY on the fence about these. I was so close to getting a set of black flaps with red letters, but I decided to be different. I've only ever seen one WRX with the red flaps in person - it was silver and it actually didn't look very good, but it was off in the distance and driving, so I didn't really get a good look at it. Other than that, I could only find a few random pics online to go by and something about the black/red combo just popped and I wanted to stand out a bit. There was actually a brief period of several days when I had the red flaps with the tinted 07 tails and it just didn't look right at all. Once the 04/05 tails went on, it looked much better (to me anyway).
@ Chris: I appreciate your comment. Believe it or not, I think just about every other day I either really like them or I really hate them... but then I look at them again and decide that I like them. It's a really weird feeling. Part of me is almost embarrassed to drive the car sometimes, but then the other part is excited to show it off because it's a little different. It certainly turns heads which I guess is what I wanted. The feeling is probably similar to Honda owners who paint their hatches mint green and throw on a set of pink/purple wheels... wild colors seem to be all the rage these days. Maybe by trying to stand out, I won't stand out at all?