from my experience, and from another similar thread a whike back, i'm pretty sure your lights are just adjusted for a different height. if yours are closer, they are most likely pointed higher off the ground than his, and vice versa. and since you say the rubber's actually sticking out of the bumper, im assuming yours are pointed quite high. check that out. there are 2 screw for adjusting the height of the lights, play with them a llittle bit and see what you can do. if thats not the case, i'm not sure.