I've recently had this done and driven a good 50+ highway/city miles. I can tell that the fronts have lowered but not enough. I know that one way to go lower is coilovers but i'd like to see if someone knows of something less costly.
I think once you've cut the bushings off, that's as far as you can go w/o spending some $$. I did mine, and the way it's put together, you're at the limit. Shorter shocks may take it down some? Your car looks like it's on rubber bands. Bet it rides pretty rough, eh?
3. Replace front spring perch bolts with HardBar's SS bolts with Delrin buschings
4. Replace OEM front leaf spring with VB&P Extreme front spring. These have higher rates and have a shallower recurve to allow the car to ride lower with less deflexion. The save a few #'s also. Using a stiffer swaybar may also be necessary.
5. Install a coil over system.
- you will have to lower the rear a like amount keeping a 1/2" rake using longer rear bolts. HardBar makes a nice Titanium set.
- If you lower more than the factory recommendations using the OEM bolts you will need shorter shaft/body shocks. I recommend Penske DA's with remote reservoirs.
- You may need to correct any induced bump/toe steer by correcting suspension geometry using Baer's Heim jointed spherical bearing toe rod ends.
- Custom billet Aluminum 5 axis CNC'd hub carriers are also available that reposition the wheel bearing/spindle for lowered cars.
Using smaller wheels/tires that have a 25.5" overall diameter would also help as would lightening the front end by such things as relocating the battery to the rear.
I would buy the Hardbar bolts and install them.
This wll get you pretty low. Lower than that and most of us have issues with speed bumps, etc. Then you may need shocks, etc.
Another suggestion; use a tape measure to make your measurements. The finger method is just not accurate especially when keeping the rake is so important.