It might surprise you how little ground clearance you have now. To measure it get an eight foot long one by ten and cut it at an angle so that the end is about four inches high and it doesn't get back to the full height of the board for about three feet or so. Then lay a yard stick and transfer one inch marks onto the board. draw a line straight down from each inch mark and measure how thick it is.
Now with your new height gauge slide it under the car to see how much room you have from the various parts of the car (exhaust, tranny oil pan, cross-member, etc). See how much room you would have if you subtracted three inches and look at things in the road like pot holes and speed bumps.
I realize that whites are no longer the majority in America and that Hispanics are now the fastest growing minority. I also know that low rider cars were a fashion statement created by Hispanics back in the late sixties living in southern California (home to all of the car magazines you read). I personally never liked low riders or bouncing air bag cars. It is a fashion style that dose nothing to improve the car's handling or performance in any test I can think of short of a limbo competition. I am not a slave to fashion!
That's a pretty strong opinion. I would also venture to guess you've never driven a lowered car.
All my vehicles are lowered, and I can tell you handling is much better when you lower the center of gravity at all, nevermind by 2-3". Maybe it's not something that is a big change in measurement, but by seat-of-the-pants measurement it makes a big difference. And it looks much better.
Oh, and by the way, I'm a white guy too. So much for your stereotypes.
I have an 86 caprice with 2.5 inches ground clearance (still on springs), and used it as my daily driver for a few years around the city. You need to be careful and know where the speed bumps are and how to get around them, but that's just part of the adventure.
my '62 Bel Air is lowered about 3.5" in the front, and it might be a little low for some, but it works great for me. You might want to put in the 2" spindles and see how it sits and go from there. If you don't want much rake, don't put more than a 0.5-1" difference between the front and rear.