to be honest, i have none of the parts you are talking about, although i need all 3 and will be buying them shortly.
I was leaning towards to Hotchkis myself, but i really wanted them to be a tad lower than what they drop the car now. I was undecided between them and the Intrax, so i didn't buy eaither yet (as shown in a thread in the suspension section)
I also felt that the Intrax may be a little to low, i was also told with the X pipe and Spintechs, i might be a tad bit to low for them.
So you seem like an excellent candidate for my new springs and shocks if all goes well !!
I will be putting new mags/tires on shortly. This combo will give me a 26" total hight. The Hotchkis i think would be high still. Basically, i would love a spring set that would a) lower the car lower than the Hotchkis, but just a "tad" higher than the Intrax, b) keep a leveled look to the car and remove the "raked look" from the car, like the Intrax do. I also like a "stiffer" styled spring, although not to stiff, i hate the bounce i get on the highway or street. Progressive would be nice (i think i have understood what that means...) I love to feel the road when i drive, that "controlled" and "firm" feel is great, i don't like the "floating" feeling. I hope Tom that this could be 2 points to consider (the lowering and non raked finish) This is key to my next set, i need them, hopefully i can buy them from you. I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind.
As for shocks, again, stiff is nice. I have a sh*t pair of broken shocks on the car right now, time for a major upgrade. I have read allot on the Severe Service from Monroe sounded intersting, although the stiff Bilstein have been runner up in the buy. I have read about both, yet don't know the difference between them, but they say the stiff series from Bilstein is great, i would assume they are more expensive than most shocks though. Something with no to much bounce would be good, again, i love to feel the road.
Sways would be a nice mod for me, no feedback to give though, sorry. Keep us posted with any news and progress on all 3 items..i need 2 of them for sure!!