I bought bottom arms from VW so I could get my wheel alignment sorted, only to find the ball joints were seperate.
How much did the bottom arms cost you ?
My local VW told me they were 260 per side ...
I got them for half that on eBay !
I noticed on one of the Arms, the rear bush is just starting to peel away at one side when it was jacked up and we were changing the top mounts.
My mechanic said just get new OEM arms to save faffing around , and at £130 each it worked out fairly decent price as I was actually looking at getting cookbot bushes but it quickly works out to be more expensive than just getting brand new OEM arms and just be done with it. I mean 17 years on the OEM arms/bushes, can't complain really