ARB Tailgate Assist

Struggle no more thanks to tailgate assist

Trying to juggle whatever you’re carrying is a feat in itself, let alone managing the weight of the tailgate. Wouldn’t it be useful if you had a little helping hand? ARB’s new Tailgate Assist is here to be that hand.

Using two different struts, the Tailgate Assist reduces the effort required to operate the tailgate. The passenger side strut helps to slowly lower the tailgate and the driver side facilitates raising it. The struts have been co-developed with Stabilus, the world-renowned strut manufacturer and ARB has designed a unique mounting system to ensure longevity.

“Tailgates vibrate a lot and tubs move when you’re driving in rough conditions, so we’ve put these struts through rigorous tests. We’re confident in the product and know all the components are going to last,” says ARB Product Manager, Rhys Brown.

The ARB Tailgate Assist is now available for Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50, Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-MAX, Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton with more models under development. Contact the Maroochydore ARB store for pricing and availability.


ARB Experience Days - ARB Maroochydore 4x4 Accessories

ARB Experience Day Coming Up - 7th April Landcruiser Mountain Park

We’re about to take ‘try before you buy’ to a whole new level.

With such a vast array of aftermarket accessories available on the market, when it comes to choosing the right ones for your vehicle, having an abundance of choices can make the experience a lot more difficult than expected.

That’s why, in a bid to help customers make more informed decisions when selecting accessories suited to their needs, lifestyle and fourby, ARB is launching a series of state-based events designed specifically to give customers the chance to experience the market-leading innovation ARB is ultimately renowned for.

ARB Experience Days will give you the chance to participate in demonstrations highlighting the comfort and safety advantages of Old Man Emu BP-51 shock absorbers on a diverse and tailored off road course. There’ll also be in-car experiences for those who appreciate traction – showcasing the full potential of a vehicle fitted with front and rear Air Lockers will negotiating a steep and unlevelled climb.

In addition to live demonstrations, each experience day will be hosted by a team of industry experts who’ll assist with a range of questions across not only the products on display, but each and every 4WDing product available through ARB’s national network of stores.


When: Saturday 7th April 2018
Time: 9:15am until mid-late afternoon
Where: Land Cruiser Mountain Park
Limited Numbers: Spaces Limited to 10 people from each store
Cost: $45pp (day pass) or $70pp if you want to stay overnight
Hot lunch provided!

ARB Seat Covers - ARB Maroochydore 4x4 Accessories

ARB’s Got You Covered

Whether it be muddy boots or clothes, spilt drinks, kids snacking in the backseat, wet swimsuits, wet and slobbering pets, seat friction or harsh sunlight, these all have the potential to ruin and wear out your great looking seats. Luckily, ARB has you covered.Designed with ruggedness in mind, ARB’s Seat Skin covers hug beautifully to your vehicle’s seats – while providing the same level of safety and comfort with inbuilt airbag stitching for rapid deployment in emergencies. Incorporating the popular topographic ARB print with highlight red stitching, these seat covers create a sleek look inside your 4×4.Made from a thick 3mm premium thermoset elastomer fabric, ARB’s Seat Skin covers provide an excellent and firm fit to keep overtime sagging to a minimal, and preventing damage to the OE seats.Independently airbag tested and certified, these seat covers utilise a high-quality stitch pattern from specialised Japanese sewing machines, providing a safe deployment of the SRS airbags.


Aluminium 4x4 Shade Awning

Aluminium Encased Awning

Complementing the design and sophistication of modern 4WDs, ARB’s aluminium encased awning offers a sleek and contemporary alternative to traditional awning covers while adding improved functionality.

The three quick release bungee cords and flip-up lid provide unmatched simplicity for unpacking and setup. Inside is our proven 300gsm, PU coated, fully waterproofed and UV protected canvas to ensure your protection from both the sun and rain. The awning is supported by heavy duty 1.2mm gauge x 25mm diameter expandable aluminium poles, anodised for greater corrosion resistance and perfect for setting up by the beach.


ARB Alloy Bull Bars

ARB Alloy bar range expands

The ever popular ARB Alloy bar range continues to grow with the latest addition of the 2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GX and GXL models.

The ARB Alloy bar range has been a popular option for a host of models for which it has previously been available, including:

  • Toyota Prado 150
  • Nissan Navara NP300
  • Ford Ranger PXII
  • Ford Everest



The 200 Series Alloy bar adds to ARB’s range of Alloy bars and is based upon a few key characteristics. To achieve the weight saving expected of an alloy bar, ARB’s engineers have concentrated on strength through design. Three different alloys and tempers are used in production of the ARB Alloy bar. These specific grades of alloy have been chosen to provide excellent corrosion resistance and high fatigue strength.

Due to the size and weight of the vehicle and the requirement for fitment of winches up to a 12,000lb in capacity, bar uprights and the separate winch cradle have been specifically designed and tested for the 200 Series. Thickness of the materials used has been increased to suit the additional loads.

Due to headlight washers, original equipment LED fog lights, parking sensors and Multi Terrain View Camera this bar does not suit the VX or Sahara model 200 Series.


  • Vehicle specific design for the 200 Series GX and GXL
  • Engineered, air bag compatible mounting system secures to the chassis via high tensile bolts
  • Extensive steel protection panels under the pan and wing panels
  • Will accommodate Warn, Magnum, Bushranger and Smittybilt low mount model electric winches up to 12,000lb, excluding Warn M12,000 (separate winch mount is required)
  • 5mm alloy used for bar uprights. 4mm alloy used for wings and pans. 3mm wall thickness used in both 60mm and 48mm tubular outer frames and cross piece.
  • Incorporates ARB’s renowned multi fold upswept and tapered wing design for optimum strength and approach angle
  • 30mm radius on wings and centre section
  • Split pan design for maximum strength and airflow
  • 2 piece grill design for split pan
  • Pressed form top pan and polished aluminium winch cover panel
  • Durable two piece buffers
  • Provision to accommodate ARB Intensity LEDs and a range of Bushranger and IPF lights
  • Provision for optional ARB fog light
  • Includes ARB LED indicator and clearance light
  • Two aerial brackets located on the top of the centre cross tube
  • Bar adds approximately 210mm to the overall length of the vehicle



Weight has been an important consideration when developing ARB’s range of Alloy Bars. The bar assembly of the 200 Series alloy bar compared to the ARB Summit bar equivalent bar assembly is approximately 50% lighter..

Bar chassis mounts and under wing panels between alloy and steel alternatives are similar in weight.


Like with steel, alloy comes in different specifications and different resultant strengths. How alloy is processed through the manufacturing process can also affect the mechanical properties and strength of the alloy.

Three different alloys and tempers are used in production of the ARB Alloy bar for the 200 Series. The bar to chassis bracket mounts and uprights use a 5mm 5083-H116 alloy. Centre pans and wings use a 4mm 5052-H32 heat treated alloy. The outer and centre tubes use 6063-T4 heat treated to T4 temper for strength and workability. Outer frame is 60mm x 3mm tube and the cross piece is manufactured from 48mm x 3mm tube.


ARB’s Alloy bar range features two piece buffers, split pan grill and ARB’s fog light surround (fog lights are optional). All three components are designed to integrate with each other and the bar design.

The upright section of the two piece buffer has a style line to complement the fog light surround.

To assist with valuable air flow to the radiator the split pan has a two piece grill for an integrated appearance.

An access door on the left hand side allows access to the winch clutch handle. Overcoming clutch lever access issues when larger lights are fitted to the top pan.


ARB’s new fog light surround is featured in the Alloy bar for the MY16 200 Series. The fog light surround accepts ARB’s 51W fog light. The surround is supplied standard with a screw in cover if no fog light is to be fitted.

A clear fog light cover has been developed separately.

The fog light surround will be supplied in a natural black finish to complement the buffer design. Whilst colour coding is available as an option, it isn’t recommended due to the polished finish of the bar.


The top pan of the 200 Series Alloy bar features a press form to add strength and allow for the winch cover panel to be recessed.

For when no winch has been fitted, a 4mm press formed winch cover panel is supplied. When fitted the winch cover panel is recessed in the press formed top pan to give a level and integrated appearance.


ARB’s Alloy bar range features separate winch mounts to keep the overall bar weight down (for non-winch applications) and ensures that the full weight of the winch and control box are on the bar mounts rather than on the bar assembly itself.

The lower pan of the bar features a knock-out panel for when a winch is to be fitted.

To suit the load and physical weight requirements of a 12,000lb winch, the winch cradle is manufactured from 5mm steel. The mount enables the winch control box to be recessed lower in the pan. Different mount holes and control box mount brackets are provided to suit different winches.


Two aerial mounts are welded to the centre cross tube to allow fitment of UHF/AM radio and mobile phone aerials/antennas.
Synchro pulse controlled welding is used for a visually appealing weld with seam quality that is comparable with that of a TIG weld.


Press formed apertures in each wing are provided to fit ARB’s LED clearance / indicator assembly.


The press formed top pan includes laser cut holes for fitment of a range of compatible driving lights including ARB Intensity, Bushranger and IPF 800, 808 and 900 Series lights.

Pinning holes for ARB Intensity lights are also included.

It is recommended that driving lights are fitted at the time of bar fitment. If driving lights are being fitted after the bar has been fitted, the centre lower stone tray will need to be removed to provide access to the right hand side driving light mount.

Cooper Tyres Sunshine Coast - ARB Maroochydore

The Cooper Difference

100 years of experience in making tyres that last. Cooper Tires produces the largest range of 4WD tyres in the world, from highway terrain tyres that give you superior handling, comfort and a quiet drive to heavy duty tyres that offer you traction and durability even in the most extreme conditions.

The Cooper Difference

  • Superior quality. Cooper tyres are some of the best tyres that you can find in the marketplace. Cooper Tires designs, tests and manufactures its own tyres in America, ensuring that high quality standards are kept throughout the production process so that you can feel safe, comfortable and confident while driving.
  • Ongoing research and development to achieve constant improvement. Cooper Tires' commitment to staying at the forefront of tyre technology has led to the development of innovations such as the Armor-Tek³ case construction for stronger sidewalls, 3D siping technology for increased handling and superior tread designs for better performance in challenging conditions.
  • Tyres you know you can rely on, even in the harshest environments. Cooper tyres are tested and proven in the toughest terrain you can find in Australia, so you know you can rely on them on the blacktop, in the outback or over rock and gravel.
  • Cooper Tires employs tyre specialists to give you expert advice. Cooper Tires' tyre professionals can not only explain tyre features and benefits, but also share their expert knowledge and first-hand experience gained from testing tyres off-road in places such as the Simpson Desert, Flinders Ranges, Cape York and Victoria's high country.


Find out more from Cooper Tyres here.

ARB Maroochydore are premier stockists and fitters of Cooper Tyres on the Sunshine Coast.

ARB Just Gotta Ask 4x4 Accessories

'Just Gotta Ask'


Did you know?
You can have your new 4x4 decked out with an arsenal of ARB gear straight from the dealer?

Why order your ARB gear with your new car from the dealer?
Unleash the full potential of your new rig with premium ARB protection and serious off road gear all bundled with your new car finance.

Where do you start?
Get the ball rolling by having a chat with your dealer or drop into one of our ARB stores for the right advice and a printed quote to take with you back to the dealer.