The only way to correct the ride and handling is to correct the spring rates.
That’s why we don’t use Peterbuilt leaf springs on the rear of Chevy S-10 pickups.
The procedure you performed only adjusts the way the car sits. The suspension and handling will be horrible…every drive a brick?
I described how to correctly do a VW front end in one of these cars in a previous post. Until you do this the car will never ride or handle properly…in fact, I feel they are actually dangerous.