"but if you want to drop it and only have money for either springs or shocks, go with the shocks first, "
Shocks dont lower your car.
To lower your car you need springs. To put afterarket sprigns with stock shocks is dangerous mainly because of the ridiuclous bouncing. Some people dont find it dangerous but i lok at it from a economical point of view. Honestly read what I posted in my previous post. Get a more conservative sport spring.