From what I have seen on most tire carriers on the JL, the wheel and tire sits away from the tail gate by and inch or two. It is against the bump stops but the rest of the tire seems to sit away from the tailgate. I haven't seen any great pictures of the EVO but pictures I have seen of the Mopar and TF carrier, they aren't sucked up against the tire carrier/tail gate like you would see on a JK. Is that just because many of the ones out there are based on the Mopar bracket and there is no depth adjustment?