I did the rear beam bushings on my ‘02 GTi. Car was about 10 years old at the time. One bolt was seized in the bushing and had to be cut. Had to beat out the old bushes by hand. Took forever.Have to bet on the beam bushings. They are not anywhere near so scary as some forum posts might lead you to believe. Removal is the biggest worry, and a potent air hammer loaded with a bushing splitter chisel makes short work of 'em. A CP 715 is about the minimum in terms of power. Get both axle to mount bolts; remove the nuts and cut off the heads and install them from the right direction when it goes back together. There is no need to bother the body to mount alignment then.