I don't think the boot will compress once installed. I could be mistaken but doesn't it have a washer below the boot to prevent the boot from coming in actual contact once it's installed?Just a question here. Does taper look like its shorter on the new control arm because it hasn't been installed and compressed the dust boot a little?
The old one clearly shows how the dust boot is not as 'fat' if you will, as the new one.
I think you'll find when you put the new control arm in and seat the taper it will push the dust boot down a bit.