Yes just tell them the names of the parts and they will know what you are talking aboutsorry for the hassle i'm totally rubbish when it comes to parts. Where can i find the part numbers that i need or will the person at the parts bit in vw know what i need?
hmmm, when i took mine out it was impossible to compress the spring anymore (due to fitting the spring compressors in the arch) and i actually found other people that said the subframe needed lowering, so thats what i didWe compressed the coil spring with spring compressors to reduce its length to give enough to get it out. Was a while ago now i did it but it all went pretty smooth.
Refitting was obviously easier as the length of the shock is reduced anyhow.