plus you live in LA with great roads. If I still lived in Glendora I'd be sitting a lot lower too.I usually just scrape my side skirts. Not so much on the front lip and Im lowered 3inches on 17s. It takes practice to get it right.
I can manage a lowered car, been driving one since I could drive (minus a couples years I had my GMC). Up here the roads suck, there are some roads I have to not go down just because the pot holes are 3" deep. I won't even get started on the dirt roads we still have in town