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I've always used the 1/3 travel set-up rule of thumb. Meaning you should set your initial sag at 1/3 of your total travel. That equates to about 30 to 35 mm of travel.
Your current 5/8" converts to about 16mm of travel, thus it's too stiff. Increasing your sag (decreasing your air pressure) will make your fork perform better.
The rule of thumb with travel vs. head tube angle is 20mm equals 1 degree. So, if you increase your fork from a designed 80mm fork to a 100mm, you are changing the effective head tube angle by one degree (making it slacker).
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