I am just posting an update on the results of changing out the 9kg front springs on my JIC coilovers to 12 kgs and adding the big Racing Beat 1.25 inch tubular front sway bar. I was able to track the car yesterday and the ride was simply transformed. Firm, of course, but the car was amazingly balanced. One of the instructors, and a top autocross driver here in British Columbia, rode with me twice and commented on how neutral the car felt. With his encouragement I was able to be quite aggressive accelerating out of turns and never felt the car really wanting to over-steer [okay, clearly I was not going fast enough
]. In any event, the 12/8 kg spring set up and big front bar are just the ticket [so to speak]. I am going to be a lot more confident at autocross events going forward. Thanks for your help on this Brian.