Those bushings wear/compress over time so one that's been in a car for a while will look far different than new. I recently did my gti which is same parts as nb. I had a little over 1/2" maybe 3/4(by memory guess) on old used and now less than 1/4" w/ new. I hate to say this, but it appears to me that the OP's bushings are installed upside down. I say that because of the narrower section of the rubber bushing coming up through the mount. Look at the tdiclub pic to see that if you flipped those over (they are pictured right side up) that's what you'd have.