First, the type of springs you run has nothing to do with your drivetrain. Second, don't ever cut springs with a torch. The heating springs will weaken them.
4 cylinder front springs and V8 rear springs cut 1 coil is a good low cost alternative to more expensive drag springs. The ride quality will be similar to stock but with a lowered look and good weight transfer for the drag strip. Cut the springs with a cutoff wheel or a hacksaw. The more you cut the stiffer the effective spring rate becomes, so it's best to cut as little as possible.
You'd think that if this setup was bad for a car, then it wouldn't do a Video of 1.56 60'
in route to an 11.47 @ 121mph.
My suspension setup:
Fox Body 4cyl front springs, V8 rear
Strange 10-way struts (fox body)
Monroe Sensi-trac shocks (fox body)
no front swaybar or rear quad shocks (fox body)
31 spline Strange Axles and Explorer Carrier
Boxed Upper/Lower Control Arms
CGS Subframe Connectors