Join Date: Jan 2011
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: Forester XT Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.