100% correct concerning spring rates and ride. Never understood why CMC told you to cut a coil out of the front springs on the Ford and Chev TD kits. Cutting a coil increases the spring rate.
However, my point with the VW TD is very simple and has nothing to do with the spring rate.The car is too light in the front period. The weight bias is much different than a stock VW – thats why the front suspension ends up being to stiff and the rear too soft.