OOHH, First you jack it up, take off the wheels. Then start by unbolting the calipers and make sure that you don't let them hang cause it'll screw up the brake lines. Then unbolt the spindle and then pop out the balljoints. Unbolt the shocks and let the jack out real slow cause you don't want it popping out on ya, it freakin hurts. Then you should be good to go. But don't cut the springs, that retarded and gay. I know that you on a budget, but you shouldn't sacrifice your ride because you don't have the money yet. And get Belltech springs, they're the shiznizzle dizzle.