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Treat yourself this Christmas at ARB

At ARB, we’re all about basking in the glories of the holidays’ festivities; the santa hats, taking the fourby down by the river, an abundance of sizzling summer BBQ’s… and when it comes to the joy of gift giving this year, what better way to wake up on Christmas morning than to find some brand new, shiny accessories for your rig; waiting to be unwrapped under the tree?

Treat Yourself  at ARB between 1st – 24th December, and not only will you have some sweet new gear for your next adventure, you’ll also score the chance to scratch and win a share in a mega $50,000 worth of prizes!


What is LINX?

The next generation of 4×4 accessories

LINX is a unique modern controller that declutters the dashboard and centralises the command of vehicle accessories by replacing classic switches, gauges and monitors with one sleek and smart driver interface. Built on an expandable platform, LINX will continue to evolve your on and off road driving experience both now and into the future.

Experience total control

Fitting out a modern 4×4 with a range of accessories such as driving lights, Air Lockers, dual batteries and air compressors can quickly lead to a dash full of out of place, hard to reach switches and a myriad of gauges and monitors either stuck to the windscreen or drilled into the dashboard – not to mention all the associated fuses and wiring.

LINX offers a single point of control control via its user-friendly, Bluetooth enabled, mobile touch screen display. The LINX mobile display mounts conveniently and unobtrusively within reach of the driver while the main control hub lies neatly out of sight under the dash or seat; taking care of all accessory wiring.

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‘Just Gotta Ask’

Did you know?
You can have your new 4×4 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.



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.


  • 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.

Summit Rear Step Tow Bar

The all new Summit Rear Step Tow Bar combines class leading design, proven ARB engineering and a no compromise approach to protection and performance. Built around a tubular steel subframe that is finished in a textured black powder coat, the Summit rear bar includes an integrated tow hitch, provisions for an ARB air compressor and trailer camera wiring, 50 amp Anderson plug and trailer plug wiring.

With four easily accessible Hi-Lift jack points, the Summit rear bar is ready for the most demanding off road use.


ARB Frontier Long Range Fuel Tank

The all-new ARB Frontier long range tank is setting the benchmark for long range fuel tanks around the world. Manufactured from a resilient cross-linked polymer, each Frontier tank offers incredible strength and rigidity, while providing a significant weight reduction over steel long range tanks. The UV stable plastic material ensures these tanks will survive in the most hostile environments.

With a wall thickness of 7-9mm, every Frontier long range tank is individually pressure tested and backed by an industry leading three year warranty.


Key Features:

  • Impact resistant, flexible and UV resistant
  • 7-9mm wall thickness
  • Vehicle specific designs
  • Lightweight tank lessens the impact on GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass)
  • Compatible with diesel fuel
  • Easy to install

MY16 200 Series Reaches the Summit

Great news for all Toyota LandCruiser enthusiasts! Your wait is over. The ARB team are elated to offer the newly released Summit bull bar to suit the GX and GXL 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser MY16. Whilst chassis mounts have been retained from the pre-facelift model, due to the change in headlight, bonnet, guards and bumper, all other components have specifically been designed and developed for the MY16 200 Series to suit your next off road adventure.

As with all ARB Summit bull bars, the bar features twin aerial mounting tabs,  durable urethane buffers, driving light mounts, Hi-Lift jack points and 62.6mm press formed cover straps. The press formed centre pan features a smooth continuous edge radius that complements modern vehicle design and provides greater strength, while a 4mm pressed aluminium cover panel is recessed into the bar for an integrated appearance (when a winch is not fitted).

The ARB Summit bull is finished in a hard-wearing satin black powder coat with optional colour coding available.

Bars for other MY16 200 Series variants are currently under development and will be released in due course.


ARB Equips the new Toyota HiLux

We’re over the moon to present the outstanding ARB accessory range to complement the newly released Toyota HiLux. Designed and engineered with strength and practicality in mind, ARB’s range of gear for the HiLux includes front, rear, side and under body protection as well as the Ascent and Classic canopy, Air Lockers and more.

Summit Bull Bar

Utilising 60.3mm outer frame and cross bar tubing, as well as an extensive use of press forming in the construction, the Toyota HiLux Summit bull bar has been designed with a relentless pursuit of quality. The bar uses a split pan design for maximum strength and airflow as well as under wing protection panels to protect the vulnerable lower parts of the Hilux. The bar is able to accommodate a range of low mount electric winches, up to 10,000lb, and includes twin Hi-Lift jack points to assist with difficult recovery situations. Provision for ARB Intensity LED and IPF driving lights are integrated into the top pan of the bar, while a redesigned fog light surround and ARB LED indicator/clearance light assembly is included as standard.

Side Rails and Steps

Side rails and protection steps integrate with the Toyota HiLux Summit bull bar, offering protection to vulnerable quarter and door panels. The patented side rail attachment system provides uncompromised strength while the all-new, clear anodised tread plate provides easy ingress/egress to the vehicle in all weather conditions. A stand alone protection step is also available for the HiLux.

Rear Step Tow Bar

The all new Summit rear step tow bar for the HiLux is a class leading rear protection and tow system designed to appear as original vehicle equipment in finish and integration. The through tub mounting system attaches to the chassis to provide exceptional levels of strength. A 50mm, 3.5t tow hitch enables heavy trailers, caravans or boats to be connected with ease, while also allowing the use of a hitch mounted recovery point. A lift up cover panel conceals trailer electrics, with the option to fit an ARB air compressor outlet, rear camera connection and a 50amp Anderson plug.

Classic Canopy

Complementing the design of the vehicle and its high sided tub, the ARB Classic canopy is now available in standard height configuration with either a smooth or textured exterior finish for the HiLux. The canopy is available with either sliding or lift up windows, which are positioned low on the canopy shell to provide easy access into the back of the vehicle. As part of the fitment process, additional tailgate seals are added to the rear corners of the vehicle tub in order to minimise water and dust ingress through the tailgate. The rear door is fitted with a high mount LED stop lamp, a forward facing interior light and specially selected gas assist struts with a low opening force for ease of use. ARB canopy shells are made from a special co-extruded ABS plastic for strength and durability. A number of roof rack options and other accessories are also available.

Ascent Canopy

Individually styled to suit new HiLux, the Ascent canopy combines tried and proven ARB engineering with innovative features designed to meet current and future expectations. Features unique to the Ascent canopy range include the addition of remote central locking via the vehicle key, electronic unlatching of side lift up and rear windows, a standard roof vent for reducing dust ingress and an over rail attachment system which results in a more integrated appearance. The electronic unlatching, combined with frameless windows, provides easy one-handed operation and removes the need for locking hardware on the exterior of the side window glass. A choice of frameless lift-up or pop-out windows are available, providing flexibility to meet individual load requirements and a number of roof rack options and other accessories are available.

Air Lockers

Designed and manufactured in Australia, ARB Air Lockers will enhance the traction of the HiLux in just about any terrain. With a state-of-the-art two piece design, forged gears for the ultimate in strength and durability, and an industry-leading five year warranty, ARB Air Lockers combine quality engineering with unrivalled aftersales support.

Also Available:

In addition to the above, the following list of products for the Toyota HiLux are available throughout ARB stores and stockists across Australia.

  • ARB dual battery system
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • Outback Solutions drawers
  • ARB ute liner
  • Hayman Reese tow bars

Coming Soon:

  • ARB Commercial bar
  • ARB Sahara bar
  • ARB Alloy bar
  • ARB recovery points
  • ARB under vehicle protection
  • ARB Frontier fuel tank
  • ARB ute lid
  • Safari snorkel
  • Recaro seats
  • Clearview towing mirrors
  • SmartBar
  • Long Ranger fuel tanks

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TJ added to Icons lineup

Our North American fans made it very clear that a Jeep needed to be included in this project, as it’s the quintessential Icon to represent a massive piece of 4×4 history.

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV that was designed to uphold the historic legacy of the Jeep brand, while offering a fun, ‘go-anywhere’ vehicle that was well received by enthusiasts and the everyday public.

While Jeep Wranglers and their CJ predecessors never presumed to be luxury vehicles, the TJ generation was a big advancement with additions like coil sprung suspension, safety air bags and a redesigned interior that brought this 4×4 up to modern standards. The 4.0L was the most popular engine choice, having been used by Jeep from 1987 through to 2006, pushing out around 141 kW.

Changes to the TJ’s chassis, suspension and axles greatly improved the Wrangler’s off road capability. The solid front and rear axles, coupled with the highly articulating Quadra-Link suspension setup, allow these vehicles to flex and crawl over almost any obstacle.

Key Stats:

  • 10 years in production, from 1997 – 2006
  • Available with the venerable 4.0L AMC straight 6-cylinder engine, or a 2.5/2.4 4-cylinder option
  • 80% of the component parts of this generation were newly designed for the 1997 release
  • Starting in 2004, the stretched Wrangler Unlimited (“LJ” or TJ-L) was added to Jeep’s lineup
  • Removable top and doors, with a fold down windshield
  • 3.93m total length, with a 2.37m wheelbase
  • The Jeep name is derived from the military designation GP (for General Purpose)
  • 4 trim levels, 10 ‘special editions’ including Tomb Raider and Sahara movie tie-in models

Summit Bar Lands for MK2 Ranger

Ford’s recently released MK2 PX Ranger is the latest in a string of new or facelift dual cab releases in 2015 and ARB engineers have worked quickly to ensure our latest Summit bull bar is ready to add vital protection to the front of the vehicle.

The facelift Ranger features a number of changes, both subtle and obvious, which have required a new  bar to be developed specifically for this model. Obvious changes are to the headlight assemblies and front bumper treatment. Subtle changes are to the front guards and bonnet of the Ranger. Chassis mounts developed for the previous Ranger Summit bar have been retained but new wings and lower pan have been developed to suit the changes to the vehicle.


  • Vehicle specific design for the MK2 PX Ford Ranger
  • Durable steel construction for maximum protection
  • ARB’s renowned multi fold upswept and tapered wing design for optimum strength and approach angle
  • 30mm radius on wings and centre section
  • 60.3mm outer frames and centre cross bar
  • Superbly engineered, air bag compatible mounting system secures to chassis via high tensile bolts and hardware
  • Split pan design for maximum strength and airflow
  • 2 piece grill design for split pan
  • Extensive underwing protection panels
  • Press formed cover strap
  • Pressed form top pan and aluminium winch cover panel
  • Combination style bar to suit both winch and non-winch applications
  • Twin Hi-Lift jack points located below each buffer for optimum strength
  • Durable two piece buffers including cover strap intersection caps
  • Will accommodate Warn, Magnum, Bushranger and Smittybilt low mount electric winches up to 10,000lb
  • Provision to accommodate ARB Intensity LED’s and a range of IPF lights
  • Provision for optional ARB fog light kit
  • Includes ARB LED indicator and clearance light
  • Two aerial brackets located on the top of the centre fame
  • Zinc rich primer for additional rust resistance
  • Finished in a hard wearing satin black powder coat with the added option of colour coding to individual requirements

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