My experience is opposite - I need to use lower contrast filters - my normal range is 1 - 1.5 filter. This gives me a rough equivalent to the old Seagull grade 2, using negatives from years ago.
Also, the contrast steps between filters are not linear (nor are exposures between filters consistent), so when split grade printing, I do a lot of testing. It's worth it, though.
I have the V54 lamp with the filter drawers and most of what I have printed with it over the last 5 - 6 years has been on Forte Fiber and Ilford MG4 fiber.