Not driving stick chops 6" off your dick. I mean if you're packing a foot long then sure go ahead this way at least you'll be able to put it in our girls butt. If you're not everyone will just laugh at you.
As much as this hurts to say... But sometimes sound is all it takes. If the car sounds good then it feels much faster too. Brain is a scumbag ;)
Your car sounds really nice now. I would add OEM sti brakes and wheels and call it a day.