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#26 2014-03-02 13:24:56

trickydickdillon
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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

so is there a specific reason this WOULDN'T fit our cars?  All the mounting points and everything should be identical right?

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#27 2014-03-02 15:37:00

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

trickydickdillon wrote:

so is there a specific reason this WOULDN'T fit our cars?  All the mounting points and everything should be identical right?

The bumper / front fascia is different. While the hard points are likely the same, because it's an abstract shape to fit the styling they wanted for the 92x, the dimensions of the bumper may not fit (or look good) with the light bar that clears the Rex version. Most likely, it will given that the entire 02-07 run (three WRX bumpers, IIRC) gets one bar, but it's probably best to double check.

WRT to the mounting points, it is possible that minor changes occurred due to rolling changes between model years (this part is speculation, knowing the auto makers hesitate to make changes like that once an engineering design is frozen but it is inevitable that problems be solved or cost cutting involved at some point). I have no knowledge of that occurring, and suspect it didn't. Someone else would need to confirm.

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#28 2014-03-05 12:56:18

ralphjjr
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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Hey Folks, again, sorry for the delay. On the west coast this week and my brain has not gotten used to it. Sleeping patterns are all erratic.

Here is the last update from Derek @ GOCO. I will be updating the first post with this info as well:

(From Mar 3, 2014) Here is the update ... I'm going to contact both the local Saabaru owners and see if I can get at least one to stop by before the end of next week.  My fabricator and I spend an hour looking at 92x photos and as I mentioned before, he also feels the 06-07 Impreza Offroad Bar is should be a very close fit with little or no modifications.  By having one of those two guys swing by, we'll take a look at the bumper and take a few measurements and within an hour we'll have a good idea what we'll need to do.  Then, we'll try to get one of the two to drop their car off for one full day in the first or second week of April where we'll do the actual confirmation fit.

This means, when we do our next build at the end of April, the Saab will be available.  So, that's something you can communicate to the community.  We'll likely make the production run schedule announcement next week.  We will limit the build to 20 bars and there is a good chance we'll fill up.  If you can point people to this page:
http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/faqs.cfm
to get pricing information and then in the original post of that thread start a list of people willing to make a $200 before the end of March.  That will help me see how many folks are possibly serious and will let me know if the chance the build will fill up faster is higher.

So, take a look at pricing on the FAQs (I actually put it in the first post too), and let's start putting together a list of people that can make a $200 deposit by Monday, March 31st.

1. ralphjjr
2.
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#29 2014-03-05 13:04:14

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Hah didn't realize this was going on on here.

I'm in talks with Derek right now.  He may be using my car for the test fitting in the next few weeks.  I'm the backup tester because their office is like an hour from where I live, but if the other guy can't help them, I will be.  I'll let you know if I do end up doing it and what it is like or whatever.

I will say this, so far they have been extremely nice and professional, which with my recent dealings with my landlord has been extremely refreshing.


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#30 2014-03-05 13:08:33

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

hammyt - you're the local that was at the rally? cool.   up

My offer still stands - $25 to whoever is able to go for that first day. I may throw $50 for that longer day. I'll see how things pan out.


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#31 2014-03-05 13:16:30

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

I didn't go to no rally.  They hunted me down because I'm the most outspoken Chicago Saabaru owner in the local Subaru community apparently.  cool

If the closer guy can't make it out there next Thursday I will be going.


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#32 2014-03-05 13:18:47

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

hammyt wrote:

I didn't go to no rally.  They hunted me down because I'm the most outspoken Chicago Saabaru owner in the local Subaru community apparently.  cool

If the closer guy can't make it out there next Thursday I will be going.

biggrin nice.


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#33 2014-03-05 14:02:46

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

ralphjjr wrote:

Hey Folks, again, sorry for the delay. On the west coast this week and my brain has not gotten used to it. Sleeping patterns are all erratic.

Here is the last update from Derek @ GOCO. I will be updating the first post with this info as well:

(From Mar 3, 2014) Here is the update ... I'm going to contact both the local Saabaru owners and see if I can get at least one to stop by before the end of next week.  My fabricator and I spend an hour looking at 92x photos and as I mentioned before, he also feels the 06-07 Impreza Offroad Bar is should be a very close fit with little or no modifications.  By having one of those two guys swing by, we'll take a look at the bumper and take a few measurements and within an hour we'll have a good idea what we'll need to do.  Then, we'll try to get one of the two to drop their car off for one full day in the first or second week of April where we'll do the actual confirmation fit.

This means, when we do our next build at the end of April, the Saab will be available.  So, that's something you can communicate to the community.  We'll likely make the production run schedule announcement next week.  We will limit the build to 20 bars and there is a good chance we'll fill up.  If you can point people to this page:
http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/faqs.cfm
to get pricing information and then in the original post of that thread start a list of people willing to make a $200 before the end of March.  That will help me see how many folks are possibly serious and will let me know if the chance the build will fill up faster is higher.

So, take a look at pricing on the FAQs (I actually put it in the first post too), and let's start putting together a list of people that can make a $200 deposit by Monday, March 31st.

1. ralphjjr
2. BlkSaabaru4Me
3.


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Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
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#34 2014-03-05 14:12:11

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

$465 - Gorilla Offroad Bar
FREE - Gorilla Black powder coat finish
FREE - Between 4 to 8 light tabs (model dependent)
$175 - Skid Plate (optional)
$150 - Winch Mount (optional - omits two inner bottom light tabs)
$125 - D-Ring Shackle Tabs
$145 to $225 - Shipping estimates depending on location and country

I was just looking at the price breakdown... So a bar w/ skid plate will be $785-$865 shipped!?


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New Shortblock, Stage 1 Tune by Kinetic, De-Catted Uppipe, STi Axleback, Group N Tranny Mount/Poly Tranny Crossmember Bushings, Cusco Frame Brace and Rear Diffuser, TWM Short Shift Kit w/ F&R Stay Bushings, Ixiz Clutch, Dead Pedal, Koyo All Aluminum Radiator, Debadged/Detrimmed, RALLYMOOSE DECAL!!

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#35 2014-03-05 14:12:56

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

I did get their email yesterday, still have to reply.

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#36 2014-03-05 14:34:04

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Ah yeah you are the other one, that makes sense.  Well if you can't make it out there next Thursday LMK and I can do it.  I don't think I even want one, but if it'll help some Saabaru guys out there I'm down to help.


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#37 2014-03-05 14:34:52

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

I would take one for free, but yeah, no use for that.

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#38 2014-03-05 14:38:52

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Yeah I mean at cost isn't a bad deal don't get me wrong, but I don't need one and I'm not sure I would be a fan of how it looks on a 9-2x.


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#39 2014-03-08 13:34:45

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

*BUMP*

Let me know who else is interested. Yes, it is more expensive - but, again, its not just a simple bar for looks.


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#40 2014-03-09 23:09:46

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Too rich for me at that price.  sad


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#41 2014-03-10 01:43:55

ralphjjr
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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

No worries. Any takers? Let me know...


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#42 2014-03-14 10:39:36

BlkSaabaru4Me
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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Bump.  heart


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Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
Whiteline (22)FSB/(24)RSB, Whiteline RSTB w/ quick release, IXIZ HD, IXIZ PSP, STi 11mm Oil pump, Gates Racing TB, STi shift knob, WRX 17x8 w/ 225/45

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#43 2014-04-02 09:41:26

ralphjjr
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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

I have not updated this in awhile. Looks like someone is going on April 10th for measuring. My offer will go to that individual once that meeting is complete (Derek will let me know).
Much appreciated!  embeer


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#44 2014-04-02 11:09:40

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

That's me. Going in at noon. They said their lift is unavailable for an oil change, but they offered mud flaps.  up

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#45 2014-04-02 13:08:42

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

up up Thanks for doing that, logistically it would be a hassle for me.


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#46 2014-04-10 17:37:04

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Went in today. Initial fitment complete. Not sure if I have to go in for a final test fitting, they will let me know.

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#47 2014-04-10 18:02:20

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

john_matrix wrote:

Went in today. Initial fitment complete. Not sure if I have to go in for a final test fitting, they will let me know.

up Thanks for doing this!


Black 05' Aero - 5MT - Cold - Current DD 
Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
Whiteline (22)FSB/(24)RSB, Whiteline RSTB w/ quick release, IXIZ HD, IXIZ PSP, STi 11mm Oil pump, Gates Racing TB, STi shift knob, WRX 17x8 w/ 225/45

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#48 2014-04-10 18:41:16

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

You're welcome.

They had some sweet cars in there. I should have taken pics.

A Jeep Srt-8 with a (T?) 91 turbo (Borg Warner.) Fucking HUGE turbo. Expected to make 1200 whp.

They also had almost a funny car type setup with an 800 shot of nitrous. It rans 6s.  up

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#49 2014-04-11 00:46:29

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

john_matrix wrote:

Went in today. Initial fitment complete. Not sure if I have to go in for a final test fitting, they will let me know.

Thanks for coming in today - we really appreciate it.  You should see an email from me explaining our next steps (which I'll also outline below).  We'll get those mud flaps to you asap, just need some info from ya (as stated in the e-mail).

So, for the rest of the gang here.  In short, everything went very well and we do not see anything that will be an issue with our standard 02-07 Impreza design.  In fact, there might even be a little more room between the top hoop of the bar and the bumper - which is always good news for the sake of having more flexible lighting options.

This is how we will move forward.  I will create a link for the Saab and add it here:
http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/_a … 2014Q2.htm

We'll take deposits on this and treat everything as a 100% go.  When we start production, we'll build a 02-07 Impreza bar first and call john_matrix back in for a final test fit.  Should all go well, production on the Saab orders will move forward as planned.  If it doesn't we'll either determine how much needs to be done and save that for the end of the run just in case we need more time to make modifications (to ensure regular production is not held up).  Or, if for some reason its going to be much more than we expected - we will refund all deposits and final payments if that's what it comes to.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks again for your interest and your support.


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#50 2014-04-11 08:58:28

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

good stuff. thanks john_matrix up

EDIT: and thanks to GOCO of course!


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