Yes, that is the benefit of this and other forum(a). I read multiple posts on the subject and it was clear that lowering was not the way to go, at least not if you wanted comfort on the road. To be honest I was looking for comfortable everyday use with the confidence in the handling for occasional fast road use and I think this set up has achieved this. I have no experience of "standard" so can't compare. My only observation is that on certain roads you get a little oscillation / bounce which is mopped up by the soft squib in the Cup seats. This suggests a tad more damping to tie it down would help, but I'd take this any day as a trade off for the excellent ride over the crap roads I seem to drive on 80% of the time.
Please note I am not a suspension expert, just a layman who drives and tries to tell it how I experience it. Thanks to those who also run this set-up and pointed me towards it.
Despite "louder" types
possibly seeking to contend
, you would also have found that the adjustable Konis do
allow you to tune out a lot of the "bounce" you're suffering, which is most probably coming from an insufficiency of rebound damping!
The adjustability was apparently originally developed to account for wear, but also gave the other benefits we now know all about. I think if set too hard, with soft springs they may fail prematurely too, so it's important to get the settings right for each vehicle.
I'm on standard-height/strength Suplex springs, with Koni sport dampers and I've now got a very nice balance between control and comfort. It's set at about 1.4 turns away from full soft at the front, which I found to be quite under-damped. Go too hard and it increasingly understeers. It's all about finding the balance...
So, you do need to have time and a decent feel for what a car is doing to get this right and, of course, it costs a bit more - but it's well worth it, as it really helps dial out some of the understeer.
The Koni Str.T dampers sound like a great everyday "saver" option, though...