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#1 Skemcin

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Hi all,

I wanted to announce, formally, that we've launched our website and our twitter account.

Check us out online at http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/

and on twitter @gorillaoffroad

As we get more photos of our customers cars and trucks we will add a photography section to showcase our products installed and in use. Please, feel free to submit your photos and videos.

Thank you for your support.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Nice page guy! Digging the bumpers and skid plates! :headbang:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Wow, that scoop based CAI is sick... too bad I'm MAF.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:12 PM

Wow, that scoop based CAI is sick... too bad I'm MAF.


I can't imagine it's terribly efficient once the element is soaked in from the rain though :horse:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Nice page guy! Digging the bumpers and skid plates! :headbang:

Thanks. WE hope to continue to ad more vehicles to the list - its all in the demand. If I get 5 people of like make/models and a local car to use for fabrication, then we are good to go.

Wow, that scoop based CAI is sick... too bad I'm MAF.

I've been running mine for a couple months now and I like it alot. We're still collecting data, but its all positive results. If it all goes well, a MAF box will be next.

I can't imagine it's terribly efficient once the element is soaked in from the rain though :horse:

Interesting choice of emotion icons - water ingestion is not going to be problem for 95% of the people out there. Short of throwing a bucket of water into the scoop there isn't much to worry about.
http://www.youtube.c...=gorilla intake

This isn't the first "ram" air to ever be installed on a car so I still have a hard time understanding why there are folks that bash this idea. Everyone of them that I've asked have never had a ram air car or heard, let alone seen first hand, the very thing they are warning people against. If you don't have evidence then don't shut something down based on mere ignorance. If you've got a story to tell about water ingested through a hood scoop that caused a catastrophic failure - please share. I'd be happy to share more videos, one particular one of a rally car crossing a stream at full speed that sucked water in from the OEM snorkus system (because it was too low/in the vendor) that only had a few seconds of running rough. So, how about that story?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:17 AM

Thanks. WE hope to continue to ad more vehicles to the list - its all in the demand. If I get 5 people of like make/models and a local car to use for fabrication, then we are good to go.
I've been running mine for a couple months now and I like it alot. We're still collecting data, but its all positive results. If it all goes well, a MAF box will be next.


the ea82's are one that should be made, every once in a whole you see a good bumper for it for 2-300$ Ive been thinking about making one for mine but havnt had the time. Would be pretty simple to fab something up for these older rigs. And much more reliable hitting a stump or aomthing and not mooshing the bumper compleatly.

Good luck man! Always good to hear of people starting something and making Some money at it these hard days!

I think these icons are awesomely funny! :horse:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

the ea82's are one that should be made, every once in a whole you see a good bumper for it for 2-300$ Ive been thinking about making one for mine but havnt had the time. Would be pretty simple to fab something up for these older rigs. And much more reliable hitting a stump or aomthing and not mooshing the bumper compleatly.

Good luck man! Always good to hear of people starting something and making Some money at it these hard days!

I think these icons are awesomely funny! :horse:

Thanks - I've been happy with the positive feedback I've received since starting the company. I just hope we'll be able to continue to get more of this stuff done. Its all of work but its great to see it on people's car/trucks.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:34 AM

Here's an idea as when Theloyale was gonna buy it there were at least 6 people tryin to buy this bumper (I'd buy it)

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=131751

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

Interesting choice of emotion icons - water ingestion is not going to be problem for 95% of the people out there.


Does it not rain where you live?

If I hydro lock my engine will you cover it's replacement?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

Does it not rain where you live?

If I hydro lock my engine will you cover it's replacement?

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You are obviously among of the 5% I referred to in my earlier post. If you do not like the product - fine. But don't make accusations unless you have information to support your claims. No one was even asking for your opinion. And since you still have not provided any evidence that hydro-lock is an issue for ram air intakes - which by the way this is not the first - then I'm not sure what your motivation is except to seek out some deeply rooted shortage of attention you must be dealing with. Maybe you should try posting on NASIOC.

Do your research. If used properly, the intake will not cause hydro-lock. If the car is not driven properly it is no more vulnerable to hydro-lock that any OEM intake or canister system is.

Just to make a point, here is a video of a Rally car, at speed, going through a pretty deep puddle. If you watch the water, it doesn't come near the center of the hood - where the hood scoop and intake would be. But, you can hear the motor struggling as it takes on water through the stock snorkus system that pulls air from the fender well. It takes on water, runs like crap, but still does not hydro-lock.

forward to 1:40

Again, unless you throw a bucket of water into the hood scoop you are not going to have a problem as a daily driver or even racing. Can we please move on from this point now? Your comments, which necessitate clarification, have derailed my initial post.

I appreciate the concern and your doubt, but in the future please keep posts on topic and/or start new ones respective to a point or question you wish to make.

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Edited by Skemcin, 28 April 2012 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

Congrats on the launch!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I've been running mine for a couple months now and I like it alot. We're still collecting data, but its all positive results. If it all goes well, a MAF box will be next.


I've been planning on building something utilizing a 22b style scoop on the passenger side of the hood to force air into the box with a simple baffle/bypass for water (PNW=lots of rain/snow)

But generally speaking the scooped hood/MAF combo is far more scarce than the MAP/scoop combo of the 2.5rs, so it may be cost prohibitive to build.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

I've been planning on building something utilizing a 22b style scoop on the passenger side of the hood to force air into the box with a simple baffle/bypass for water (PNW=lots of rain/snow)

But generally speaking the scooped hood/MAF combo is far more scarce than the MAP/scoop combo of the 2.5rs, so it may be cost prohibitive to build.


I've seen one done in the style you describe and it was pretty well built. It took a little more cutting in the hood than I would have felt comfortable expecting an end customer to do - ok for DIY but not quite for resale.

We toyed with adding some pipe/tubing to our MAP box to see if we could incorporate a MAF sensor and we were just brain dead that day - couldn't really "see" it if you know what I mean. I think its doable but you might be right in terms of it being cost prohibitive but we're gonna give it another look soon enough.

I'd be interested in seeing what you end up putting together.

Thanks for the post.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

Maybe you should try posting on NASIOC.



Perhaps you should contribute to this board, instead of using it as free advertising.

Not one of your posts has been in any forum other then vendor, and you can't even be bothered to donate some money to the forum for your free advertising space.

You are here for no other reason then to make money, plain and simple, if you were actually passionate about Subaru's you might have taken the time to post somewhere else on this forum


As you said, perhaps YOU should go to nasioc, I've been here for 10 years and you've been her for what, ten days?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

Perhaps you should contribute to this board, instead of using it as free advertising.

Not one of your posts has been in any forum other then vendor, and you can't even be bothered to donate some money to the forum for your free advertising space.

You are here for no other reason then to make money, plain and simple, if you were actually passionate about Subaru's you might have taken the time to post somewhere else on this forum


As you said, perhaps YOU should go to nasioc, I've been here for 10 years and you've been her for what, ten days?

I typically avoid these types of virtual pissing matches but this has become entertaining. So lets point a few things out. First, I have only posted in the Vendor Forum because that is what I am. I am not afraid to admit that and I think it is clearly obvious my intent is to market my business. My business does nothing but make things for Subarus and I'd be happy to make a financial donation to this community just as I have in other Subaru Owner communities. Money doesn't grow on trees or Subarus for that matter so its not something that I can necessarily afford right now.

Your tone is quite accusational and you have no basis to judge me in the manor you do. I am a huge Subaru advocate. I've been driving one for 20 years. I got my sister to buy one, my brother, and my mother to do so as well. I've participated in at least half a dozen Subaru Managed Consumer Focus groups, and (as I've mentioned) I started a business catering only to vehicles made by Subaru. So there is absolutely no merit behind you questioning my passion for the brand.

I started posting here, in the vendor forum, because I love everything about Subarus, their owners, and hope that I can provide a service that is not present at the moment. And if there is no place here for the work I do, I'd be happy to leave. But I am more than capable of figuring that out for myself - I certainly don't need one opinionated individual to judge me, to put me in a defensive position, to distract me from learning what the community needs so that I can determine if I can help.

Even though I think you are way out of line in taking the position that you do and in the manor that you have, I still respect your input and will consider the valid points being made between the unnecessary rhetoric. The truth of the matter is that I do not know *that* much about the much older Subarus but one way to learn is to throw myself at one. Which is exactly why I've been participating in the conversation about a bumper/brush guard for the Brat. I'd LOVE to get my hands on one to fabricate something - more out of my passion to improve these vehicles and/or to bring more functionality to them. It's not all about the money - but yes, I am a business. But I'm a business driven by my passion much more so than my wallet.

Edited by Skemcin, 11 May 2012 - 02:45 PM.
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