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Join Date: Dec 2008
When you say that your suspension is in good nick I can not see why you would not be able to dial in a setup that suits you with the parts you have.
Rear, you will have to live with what KONI mean is the correct attenuation of compression, your experience of harder ride when you adjust the rebound is probably due to that rear end movements are calmer up and down.
Put the rear shock absorbers to 2 clicks (you can can of course try a different setting later) so you get less body roll/weight shifts over the wheel axles and and start to dial in the setting for front shock absorbers.
Front, set the knob in the center position and take the car for a driv and see what you think, if adjustment needs to be made start with turning the knob counterclockwise one step at a time and take the car for a driv and continue with this until you find a setting that suits you, If no setting is to be find by adjusting the compression softer try the other way around (clockwise).
If after all this you still think that the suspension is too soft you will need to get hold of stiffer springs.
I myself use a set of coilovers probably with springs (non progressive) that are stiffer than most here on the forum use, they have separated adjustment of compression and rebound, the car is stiff and well planted to the road but still comfy, OK on cobblestone streets it shakes but it also do it with OE suspension.