A new intensity of driving light

If you do a lot of driving after dark, you will appreciate the importance of good light. ARB has been a staple in the lighting game for many years, being the first manufacturer of round off road LED driving lights, and the latest iteration of driving light is no exception to the proven track record.

The ARB Intensity Solis light is a nine-inch driving light with 36 OSRAM LEDs, giving you plenty of light for the road ahead. With in-house engineers concentrating on refining the optics to focus the most amount of light while removing flat spots and controlling the beam to the right area, the Solis lights are made and tested for the variable Australian terrain. Impressively, light output has been measured at one lux @ 1,462 metres (2 x spot lights) to NATA industry standards.

With function front of mind, the Solis lights feature a unique digital dimmer control that allows the user to incrementally adjust brightness to suit driving conditions. For users of LINX, the Solis lights can be fully integrated with an optional controller harness to be released in late September.

The Solis lights feature an improved colour temperature of light, which reduces eye strain and fatigue when doing long distance driving. The light also has a die-cast aluminium body that acts as a heat sink and allows the dissipation of heat to keep the lights running at maximum performance.

The famous red ring of the ARB Intensity lights has become intrinsically linked with driving lights over the years and while the Solis lights share a level of design with the Intensity V2 lights, Solis features two bezels on the sides of the light that are interchangeable between red and black, both of which come standard with the light.

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Make it your own with ARB's Base Rack

FEATURES

ARB has long offered a range of tried and tested alloy and steel tubular roof racks; while this bulletproof series of classic racks has undoubtedly secured its place within the range, there’s now a new kid in town. ARB’s team of engineers has spent years designing, trialling and testing the all new BASE Rack, a revolutionary new roof rack that is sleeker, stronger, smarter and bound to impress.

Featuring a fully welded extruded aluminium design with beams that run the width of the vehicle, the BASE Rack has the strength of the steel racks at a fraction of the weight.

Due to the strength in the cross beams, there is no requirement for a sub-frame, getting the rack lower to the roof of the vehicle. The low-profile design means the roof rack looks sleek and becomes more integrated in the vehicle’s overall appearance.

Utilising a dovetail system on both side profiles of the rack’s internal beams and the external side of the perimeter beams means there is more flexibility to attach a wide range of accessories where you need them and without disturbing other cargo. The side mounting profile also provides full use of the beams’ top surface and allows the beams to support cargo without worrying about protruding tie-down points.

ARB’s range of accessories also makes fitting cargo to your rack more efficient, saving time and effort during the packing process. Each accessory can be placed wherever you need in the moment, allowing you to Make It Your Own.

ACCESSORIES

The BASE Rack takes accessories and cargo loading to a whole new level of simplicity, speed and personalisation. The dovetail extrusion allows accessories to be added at any point along the beams or perimeter rails without disturbing other items. All accessories feature a clamp mount, which gives a strong connection to the rack.

The accessories available with the BASE Rack are:

Wind deflector – No longer will there be fear of additional cabin noise when fitting a roof rack. The wind deflector is available for a number of wagon models and ensures a quiet and enjoyable driving experience.

Guard rail system – You can attach rails to suit your needs by purchasing the kits to suit. You can get a full rail, 3/4 rail, trade rail or 1/4 rail in a simple kit that you can attach and remove as required.

Eye bolt tie-down – A key accessory included in many BASE Rack accessory kits, the eye bolt tie-downs provide a secure lashing point for standard J-hook ratchet and cambuckle straps and can stay on the rack while not in use. Sold in a pack of four.

Spring-loaded tie-down – Featuring a simple one-handed operation, these are great for one-off needs and quick loading and unloading.

Ratchet strap – A simple ratchet strap but the common J-hook is replaced with a custom dovetail hook that will stay in place once it’s on the rack, so you won’t lose the connection when you walk around to the other side to tighten.

Spare wheel Y-strap – These spare wheel straps are easy to use and secure in place. Simply weave the two adjuster straps through the Y plate and feed the third strap through the ratchet and tighten. The straps incorporate the unique dovetail hook, resulting in no requirement for additional tie-down points.

Awning bracket – Available in classic and quick-release versions, you can quickly mount your awning to the rack securely, spending less time prepping and more time at your destination.

Hi-Lift jack holder – An off road jack is a 4WDer’s best friend. Make sure yours is always accessible with either the classic jack attachment or the premium mount, which includes a quick-release function, jack cradle and security feature.

Roller kit – Alleviate the struggle of loading long or heavy items such as timber by adding the roller kit to the rear or sides of the rack.

Roof rack light bar – Specifically made to suit the BASE Rack, the light bar also has an aluminium body with black powder-coat finish. It’s slimline and has a strong performing combo beam with the option to mount in front of the rack or under the rack as desired.

Recovery track holder – Features a set of brackets that connects to the dovetail track at any point on the rack and allows the manufacturers’ original mounting hardware to be added to hold the recovery tracks in place.

Gas bottle holder – Keep your gas bottle safe and secure when travelling with this handy holder. Capable of holding two-kilogram to nine-kilogram bottles, it incorporates a baseplate for the gas bottle to lock into and secures with eye bolts and strap.

Jerry can holder – There are four variations available with the option of double or single holders in either horizontal or vertical configuration. The brackets are fitted with beam guides to ensure even distribution of weight across the rack.

T-slot adaptor – For the active outdoor adventurer, to use your existing T-slot accessories with the rack. It can attach to the dovetail track at any point on the rack and allows fitment from a range of roof rack accessory manufacturers.

SIZES

The BASE Rack is available in a number of sizes to complement the vast range of 4WDs on the market.

1255mm (l) x 1155mm (w)
12.7kg approximately

1255mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
14.3kg approximately

1545mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
17.1kg approximately

1835mm (l) x 1155mm (w)
18.5kg approximately

1835mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
19.9kg approximately

2125mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
22.8kg approximately

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New Sportlid

No stranger to the cargo space, ARB has just updated its hard lid offering with the ARB Sportlid. While a canopy gives you extra height, for those who prefer the sleeker styling of a tub only but need the extra roof load, the Sportlid allows in-tub cargo to be kept out of the elements, is lockable to keep your items safe and provides that precious extra space to carry larger items such as bicycles, timber or a rooftop tent.

Made from super-strong ABS, same as the ARB canopies, the new ARB Sportlid can hold up to 75 kilograms of dynamic weight and can be opened with up to 13kg on it as standard (or up to 25 kilograms with optional upgraded struts).

The dual external T-slot extrusions allow for easy installation and removal of roof bars or roof racks (and further accessories) and the improved new handle design is easier to use. As standard, the lid is locked via a key on the handle or you can upgrade to a premium kit and receive central locking and interior lighting.

Initially available for (current models) HiLux, Ranger, Amarok, Navara and Colorado, further model development is in progress.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Our doors are open, our fitting bays are operational, our shelves are stocked and we’re here to help.

ARB Corporation Ltd. is monitoring the guidelines of the Federal and State Governments daily and will continue to ensure that it complies with all guidelines and legislation in an effort to work towards the best health and economic outcome for our nation.

STATE OF OPERATION

This information is accurate as of Thursday 26th March 2020.

ARB stores and stockists are currently open and operating as usual, please check with your local store for opening hours.

  • Fitting workshops remain open and available for accessory fitting and servicing
  • Parts and accessories supply remains strong across the country

Currently, ARB is operating under Federal regulations with no state by state restrictions. Please check back to this page for future updates.


SUPPORTING EMERGENCY AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES

ARB 4×4 Accessories services many government and corporate agencies all across Australia in the emergency & essential services sector, including but not limited to:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Education
  • Australian Border Force
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Ambulances
  • State Police Services
  • Rural Fire Services
  • Privatised essential services (such as electricity, water, gas)
  • Department of National Parks
  • Mining Corporations
  • Farmers

Our services involve preparing and maintaining these vehicles with critical accessories including, but not limited to, vehicle protection, communications equipment, recovery equipment, GVM upgrades and suspension requirements, long range fuel tanks, air compressors and more.

ARB’s network of stores is open and our fitting bays continue to offer availability for vehicle fit-outs, so whether you’re already on the road or are making your way home, you can rest assured that ARB’s stores and stockists are open and there to help.


HOME DELIVERY & DIY FITTING

During this time of social distancing, we understand the need to adapt both as consumers and retailers.  ARB stores and stockists are now offering phone consultation, phone ordering and home delivery of a range of 4×4 accessories.

All ARB accessories come with extensive fitting instructions, so if you’ve found you’ve got some extra time on your hands, why not have a go at home installation? Contact your local ARB store to discuss delivery options and get to work on installing drawers, driving lights, UHF radios, roof racks, tailgate assists, UVP and so much more.

For more information contact us. 


EASTER & SCHOOL HOLIDAY IDEAS

The Easter school holidays is going to be a different experience for us all, however, there’s no harm in maintaining a little ‘adventure’ in your days with the kids; only a small amount of space is needed in the backyard to set up the swag, light a small campfire and enjoy a toasted sandwich.

If you’re looking to bring a bit of adventure into your backyard, ARB is well-stocked with all the regular touring gear including swagsawningschairscamping lightstoastie branders and sleeping bags.


KEEPING THINGS CLEAN & HYGIENIC

During this time, we all understand the importance of improved hygiene and social distancing. In response to the current situation, ARB has increased its frequency and depth of cleaning within all ARB retail stores, warehousing and office sites.

Staff who handle customers’ vehicles are taking additional precautions to ensure a heightened level of sanitisation and surface cleanliness.


PREPARING TO SUPPORT OUR RURAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES

There’s never been a better time to sit down and plan your next big adventure; a great opportunity presents itself to help many rural and remote towns, pubs, caravan parks and tourist destinations in the future. With a vehicle ready to roll and your camping cupboard sorted, ARB can ensure you’re ready to get back to some of our most iconic destinations as soon as possible.


ARB stores are open and stock a range of camping and touring products

Whether you’re wanting to replace or upgrade some of your old or damaged equipment, chances are there’s an ARB store or stockist just around the corner with everything you’ll need to gear up for future adventures.

 


Supporting those affected by the Australian Bushfires

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by these devastating bushfires ravaging our beautiful country. To support those in need, ARB will be donating half the price of all adult tickets sold for the ARB 4×4 Culture LIVE event held in March, as well as holding an abundance of charity raffles and auctions during the event to raise more funds which will go to four of our chosen charities – Australian Red Cross, Blaze Aid, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

If you’re looking to lend a hand, you can donate directly to these charities via these links:

Australian Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.au/
Blaze Aid: https://blazeaid.com.au/donations/
Wildlife Victoria: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/
WIRES Wildlife Rescue: https://www.wires.org.au/

If you’d like to join us at 4×4 Culture LIVE, you can find out more here:

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Christmas at ARB Maroochydore

It's Giftmas Season at ARB

Christmas is a time for celebration and what’s more exciting than a SALE! ARB has bundled up some of the most popular packs for you to spoil a special person in your life.

The Camping Essentials Bundle features a Single ARB SkyDome Single Swag SII, Deluxe Sleeping Bag, Camping Table and Camping Chair with Table for just $676!

The Ultimate Weekender Bundle features a Recovery Damper, Weekender Recovery Kit, Tred Pro (Monument Grey/Orange) and Recovery Gloves for only $430!

The Air Up Bundle has an Inflation Case, Digital Tyre Inflator, E-Z Tyre Deflator and Single Portable Compressor for $435!

The Intensity Combo Bundle features two Intensity V2 32 driving lights (flood/spot combo, flood combo or spot combo) and Wiring Loom for just $1,289! You can have these fully fitted from only $1,499!

The Ultimate Air Bundle has a Speedy Seal SII Repair Kit, Inflation Case, E-Z Tyre Deflator, Digital Tyre Inflator and Twin Portable Compressor for only $897!

If you’re looking for something smaller to gift, there’s a range of other single items on sale too. Get in store from 25th November to 24th December 2019 and grab yourself a bargain in time for Giftmas!

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Roof Racks and Overloading - Know your limits

Roof Racks & Overloading: What are your limits offroad?

Getting out on the road requires some forethought and some basic knowledge. This includes load-carrying, especially as it pertains to roof racks and overloading.

When you carry a load on roof racks, you need to understand some technical aspects of doing so – including installation, load rating, load size, and the distribution of the weight of your load.

Many people don’t understand how going off-road impacts your load rating. It’s crucial for your safety and the security of your load that you do...

Load Rating Explained

When you select and purchase roof racks for your vehicle, the first thing you need to consider is the load rating of your 4WD. This is the amount of weight your vehicle’s manufacturer determines that your roof can handle. It will, in many cases, be lower than your vehicle’s actual load-carrying capacity, but it should not be exceeded so as to maintain safety and avoid damage.

The load rating is broken down into different types:

  • Static – determined when your vehicle is stationary
  • On-road – determined when driving on sealed roads
  • Off-road – determined for unsealed, dirt, or uneven roads
  • Cargo – stipulates the weight of gear your roof and roof racks can accommodate

Your overall load capacity is impacted by the weight of your roof racks. To determine how much weight you can carry, you need to subtract the weight of your roof racks and accessories from the overall load rating of your vehicle – the result is the cargo load rating of your vehicle.

Weight Distribution Explained

When you load your roof racks, you also need to understand the implications of weight distribution. Large loads need to be evenly distributed over your roof racks, even between front to rear and left to right. Your load must also comply with restrictions on its height, length, and width, and without exceeding your load rating. Your load must be secured.

When driving with a load, you need to modify your driving to suit – driving with greater caution. Loads can alter your handling, steering, and the time taken to slow down when travelling at speed.

What if I Need to Carry a Long Load?

If you have a long load, you need to take extra care.

  • Wind that is directed under the load in transit (especially at speed) can direct upward force on your load.
  • Long loads must be flagged with a bright flag fixed at both ends of the load item.
  • Long loads must be lit at either end for night-time driving.
  • Straps and anchor points must be used to secure your load
  • Install and use carriers for bicycles, canoes, kayaks, skis, etc as per manufacturer instructions.
  • Be aware of local laws relating to load limits. These may vary between states.
  • Check all bolts and other attachments on a regular basis.

Choose ARB Maroochydore for Roof Rack Installation

Don’t overload your vehicle! You also need to understand that if you plan to go off-road, your cargo load rating will be considerably less than it is for on-road travel.

If you overload your roof racks, not only will your vehicle potentially be unsafe and your load insecure; you may also render your warranty on your vehicle and your roof racks null and void. Your racks and accessories should be professionally-installed and fitted to your vehicle by an authorised dealer.

ARB Maroochydore is a professional supplier and installer of roof racks including Rhino Racks. We understand the intricacies associated with roof rack selection, fitting and installation, and mitigating the risks of roof racks and overloading through education and providing simple guidelines for you to follow.

Let ARB Maroochydore Get You Set!

ARB Maroochydore is your best supplier and fitter of 4WD accessories on the Sunshine Coast. This includes (but is not limited to) roof racks. We also provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of 4WD-ing and off-roading – so don't hesitate to call or visit us today! Nick and Lara and their friendly team have the know-how and the real-life experience to get you on the road, all set for adventures wherever it may lead you.

Contact us now via our contact form or call us on (07) 5475 4011. Better still,  visit ARB Maroochydore at 1/127A Sugar Road, Maroochydore Qld. We’re here to help and will be delighted to meet you.


In case you missed it... Expanded product range

At ARB, we are consistently working on expanding the models available in our product range based on newcomers to the market. With the recent updates and releases to the following models, please find more information about products to suit:

Summit Sahara Bar – Ford Everest

Engineered and manufactured to maintain maximum functionality whilst complementing the look of the vehicle. Featuring ARB’s five-fold upswept and tapered wing profile and available with or without the polished centre tube, owners of this bar are granted a different look from a traditional Summit Bar without sacrificing practicality. Provisions for adding other accessories such as winches, driving lights, CB antennas and fog lights all come on the Summit Sahara Bar. Choose from powder-coated or colour-coded to suit your preferences.

Commercial Bar – MR Triton

Commercial bull bars are a cost-effective alternative to Summit bull bars with a comparable level of vehicle protection. By simplifying the manufacturing process, these bars incorporate the strength but achieve cost savings by going without some of the more aesthetic characteristics.

Summit Side Rails – MR Triton

Featuring large steel tubing and moulding to the lines of the vehicle, the Summit Side Rails are a strong and stylish addition to your vehicle. Connecting the bull bar and side steps, the side rail has a tough nylon cover sleeve to provide an integrated look while adding protection to your quarter panels whilst off road.

Tailgate Assist – MR Triton

The perfect solution to struggling to lower and raise a heavy tailgate. Using two struts, they work independently to ease the lowering of the tailgate and reduce the effort required to lift the tailgate. Installed easily and quickly and available now for the MR Triton.

Summit Raw RSTB – MR Triton

Protect your rear with the stripped back Summit Raw Rear Step Tow Bar for MR Triton GLX and GLX+. Designed with 60.3mm tube finished with a textured black powder coat and engineered to tow 3.1t (as per manufacturer’s specifications) with provisions for all the necessities such as trailer plug wiring, compressor outlet, trailer camera wiring, parking sensors and a 50-amp Anderson plug. The Summit Raw RSTB is the perfect addition for dual-cab owners travelling further than just the work site.

Cargo Straps and Tie Downs

Secure your load with ARB’s updated range of Cargo Straps and Tie Down System. ARB Cargo Straps now feature rubber moulded handles, reflective printed lashing capacity on the strap and improved hooks to accommodate ARB roof racks. Coming complete with a nylon mesh storage bag to keep your straps tidy and, importantly, fully compliant with AS/NZS requirements.

ARB’s Tie Down System has an anodised, powder-coat black finish to protect from the elements when mounting externally and chamfered ends to protect the vehicle if mounting internally.


Newtracs: The future of 4WD

The Future of 4WD

Newtracs, a new-age mapping software that gives you real-time information on 4WD tracks, has just launched an iOS app allowing users to research and log track information in real-time. The app gathers information from a host of 4WDers to allow other users to better understand the difficulty and performance accessory recommendations of different 4WD tracks.

When a user first logs a track on Newtracs, they are asked to provide their performance-based mods such as suspension upgrades, tyres and diff locks along with their vehicle make. Newtracs then uses this information to process trip logs and make an assessment of the track as easy, medium, difficult or very difficult.

To celebrate the launch of the iOS app, ARB has partnered with Newtracs and for a period of six months will offer the user who logs the most amount of kilometres of 4WD tracks via the app each month an opportunity to win an ARB single portable compressor (valued at $405) or an ARB SkyDome single swag (valued at $469).

To be a part of a project that assists the whole 4WD community and have the opportunity to win a prize, download the free app from the App Store now and get logging!

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4x4x Culture Live Event - Arb

4x4 Culture Live - New Event

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re interested in the 4×4 lifestyle; whether it be camping, fishing, touring or 4WDing, ARB is right there with you.

On the 21st and 22nd March 2020, ARB is hosting a national off road event open to all ARB customers and friends. 4×4 Culture LIVE will be based around all the diverse aspects of 4WDing covered in the pages of the 4×4 Culture magazine: family travel, new products, vehicle set-ups, education, camping and everything that goes along with it.

Hosted at Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park in South Australia, attendees will be spoilt with a weekend full of adventure including tag-along tours of the 8,000-acre park, scavenger hunts, prize giveaways, camp cooking, fishing classes, special guests, product experiences and industry experts.

As night falls, the park’s licensed tavern will come to life with live music, catering and hours of socialising with other campers. For those with young tackers, a grassed yard adjoining the tavern will keep the youngsters entertained with a host of kids’ activities and entertainment.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on 3rd of September 2019 and will be available in Adult, Teen and Child passes.

Your ticket to adventure will include:

> Park access and camping fees
> Saturday night tapas and dinner (kid-specific meals available)
> Sunday night tapas and dinner (kid-specific meals available)
> Access all areas (classes, demonstrations, tours, etc)
> Evening entertainment
> Kids’ entertainment

Attendees will be responsible for their own camping equipment, fuel and meals (outside of included meals).

Things to note:

> There will be an on-site cafeteria and chef where meals can be purchased
> There are on-site amenities
> No dogs are allowed during this event
> No unregistered vehicles are allowed during this event

To register your interest in attending the event, please click the link below

Register your interest