You could cut the springs, but it's not recomended. If you get one slightly shorter than another, you may end up with different corner weights, and may cause you to get out of controll if you lock up your wheels. This advice was given to me a while ago by a mechanic and friend who seen the adverse side effects. Plus, the propper lowering springs ar'nt just shorter, they are also stiffer. A car with cut springs won't feel like a properly lowered car, it'l only look like it is.