Bottom line is the stock design of strut and spring makes some rough assumptions that you can't get around in terms of wheel placement. It demands high offset and a few inches of throw. This is the nature of a McPherson strut. If you truly want something lower that would still perform at all, you'd want some type of coil over design. They are capable of much much higher springrates and much shorter throws. Even then I wouldn't set them up for the kind of drop you're talking about. You'd be forcing the wheels too far up in the chassis for the car to do it's job properly.
2015 STi: Still Stock
04 STi, 04 WRX: SOLD