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post #31 of 274 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 09:37 PM
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post #32 of 274 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 03:37 AM
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I did the Gorilla on my '14. Look pretty nice. To keep them from flexing and curving inward on the rears you have to trim a little off the upper tab. Front drivers side spacer can be filed down to about 6mm so the flap lays flatter. Overall I'm very happy.

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I had put the Gorilla flaps on about 2 weeks ago. They seem ok. Here are definitely things you should know before buying Gorilla though:
Front Flaps- you will need to buy 2 longer screws because one of them is too short as others have noted.
Rear Flaps - the directions did not mention that you had to take a total of at least 5 plastic inserts off to get the 1 clip behind the wheel well correctly. They only mention to take off the 1 where the clip is suppose to go. I had to crawl under the car and bend some plastic near the exhaust to fit my hand in the back of the wheel well to put clip in place.

The Gorillas do look ok, not great like my old rally armors looked on my 2012, but then again, it seems that rally armor installation has major issues for the 2014 models. Hardware as others have stated seems very good. The fronts look pretty good in terms of running more perpendicular to the car, but the rears do bend slightly outward making it look slightly out of place. Also note that you have to put the Gorilla letters on yourself if you chose to, so i didn't even think about it when installing. It is very hard to get the letters straight when already installed. This should just be standard. For now, i put the name on the rear flaps only, leaving fronts naked. They do their job for a reasonable price so I would still recommend these. Wish i took pictures, maybe one day.
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I had put the Gorilla flaps on about 2 weeks ago. They seem ok. Here are definitely things you should know before buying Gorilla though:
Front Flaps- you will need to buy 2 longer screws because one of them is too short as others have noted.
Rear Flaps - the directions did not mention that you had to take a total of at least 5 plastic inserts off to get the 1 clip behind the wheel well correctly. They only mention to take off the 1 where the clip is suppose to go. I had to crawl under the car and bend some plastic near the exhaust to fit my hand in the back of the wheel well to put clip in place.

The Gorillas do look ok, not great like my old rally armors looked on my 2012, but then again, it seems that rally armor installation has major issues for the 2014 models. Hardware as others have stated seems very good. The fronts look pretty good in terms of running more perpendicular to the car, but the rears do bend slightly outward making it look slightly out of place. Also note that you have to put the Gorilla letters on yourself if you chose to, so i didn't even think about it when installing. It is very hard to get the letters straight when already installed. This should just be standard. For now, i put the name on the rear flaps only, leaving fronts naked. They do their job for a reasonable price so I would still recommend these. Wish i took pictures, maybe one day.
I got a refund for the price I pqid for the longer screws. The gorilla flaps have been working well of me so far.

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In what material are the Gorilla made of? Would they resist breaking in winter in case you accidentally tear them while backing up?

Just wondering, I already have the best ones made by Dahu.

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Gorilla

Anyone know if Gorilla ships to Canada and if so at what additional cost?

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DAHU makes some, he's from Quebec.

You can PM him here.

Gallery, on another forum.

I have them on my Foz and on my gf's car. Really good product, doesn't break in winter, doesn't fold. It's made out of thick rubber with metal inside. He must have sold a few hundred in Quebec.

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Gorilla is the way to go!

You say Simpan - you think dirty!!!
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I'm thinking of getting the Gorilla's. Can anyone tell me if the mounting hardware is stainless steel?

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After reading through all the forum posts I decided to get the Rok Blokz. They look basically the same as the Gorillas, are $10 cheaper and come with stainless steel hardware. A number of Gorillas posts mention purchasing SS hardware to replace the stuff that came with the Gorillas. I think this should have been included in the install kit.
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Love my Gorilla flaps!
Protect the side from rocks, and mud now knows where to go!
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Tires off, or on?

Just to clarify, do you HAVE to take the tires off to install the gorilla flaps? If you don't have to take the tires off, is it really difficult or just a nuisance? Also, if I leave the rear tires on do I need to jack the car up? As you can tell, I am going for the easiest, quickest install. I read that some of you just turned the steering wheel to get the front flaps on... how about the rear? Thanks
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Just to clarify, do you HAVE to take the tires off to install the gorilla flaps? If you don't have to take the tires off, is it really difficult or just a nuisance? Also, if I leave the rear tires on do I need to jack the car up? As you can tell, I am going for the easiest, quickest install. I read that some of you just turned the steering wheel to get the front flaps on... how about the rear? Thanks
dont have to jack up the rear to mount the flaps, just need to use a torque wrench that is compact. for the front wheels you just have to turn the tires.
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I got my RokBlokz splash guards in the mail today. The material is very solid and durable. Nice very detailed instructions. Looks like a one hour or less install. I should be able to do these without removing back wheels as I have an offset ratcheting screwdriver set. I'll do this project tomorrow.
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