[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=50465.msg800064#msg800064 date=1151955382]
Cutting springs is VERY dangerous.
Do a search on it. It's bad stuff, dealing with the actual cutting process, the heat needed, keeping the appropriate spring rate, not having it go beserko on you, etc etc. For the relatively cheap price for a new set -- it's worth it.
Cutting springs will change the rate, it will stiffen up significantly and make the ride very choppy. You would get the same effect by putting a stiffer aftermarket spring on the rear only.
There are however three rear springs available from the factory. They all have the same rate, but are changed to compensate for the different weight of the vehicles due to the various options. If you're car is a fully loaded V6, you can find the rear spring from a base I4 and it might drop the car about 5-10mm without affecting the ride. The same is true for the front, except that the spring rates are different between I4 and V6, but there are still 2 or 3 of each.
You could also put a couple sandbags in the trunk.
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