AFTER SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ARB IS EXCITED TO RELEASE A COMPETITION EDITION FORD 9″ AIR LOCKER
Engineered and manufactured in Australia, the RD99CE competition Air Locker has been designed around the requirements of top-flight Ultra4 racing. Each technical advancement addresses a specific concern from teams competing in the world’s toughest 4×4 events and is a direct result of testing within these same races.
Among the many new design features is an integrated ring gear locking system engineered to prevent the backing out of Ford 9″ ‘Trac-Loc’ bolts. Fully reusable and able to resist the high torque loads applied to bolt removal, the locking tabs are designed for disassembly and reassembly for fast pit work on ring gear swaps compared to all other bolt locking systems.
Key to the design is the ability to oppose the adverse effects of axle shaft eccentricity caused by typical steering joints, thereby overcoming a common problem with front applications where the differential is offset too far toward one wheel.
Engineered with improved internal lubrication, the RD99CE ARB Air Locker also caters for the use of load bolts (sometimes known as pegging).
Achieving new levels of load, wear and impact resistance, the RD99CE case is 290% stronger overall compared to standard lockers. Designed with deeper locking engagement, the RD99CE ensures locking functionality is retained even after sustaining significant clutch gear tooth damage from locking under throttle.
Available now, the RD99CE sets a new standard in lockers that will simply outperform the competition.
- 290% increased case strength
- Deeper clutch gear engagement
- Built to handle misalignment in steeply offset axle housings
- Improved internal oiling
- Ring gear bolt locking mechanism
- Designed to integrate with load-bolt equipped drop-outs
- Pre-loaded internal gears
- Forged gear set
- Manufactured and assembled in Australia
- 5 Year Warranty
Ever wonder how much work and detail it takes to produce ARB winch compatible protection bumpers (aka bull bars)? Follow along with us as we show you the entire manufacturing process of a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series Deluxe Winch bumper.
From a flat sheet of steel to the installation on a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series. Join us through every stage of manufacturing in our state of the art factory in Melbourne. We give you a unique look at the effort and attention to detail required to build the world’s best 4×4 protection equipment. Shot entirely on GoPro, this video provides the ultimate in behind the scenes action.
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Brought to you by ARB (http://www.arbusa.com). 2013 Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge race report recapping the 2nd place finish for the #5AZ car – Driven by ARB Sponsored driver Shannon Campbell of Campbell Enterprises.
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Filmed and edited by HeavyMetal Concepts – http://www.heavymetalconcepts.com
August 22, 2013
Tagged Desert Racing, Off Road Racing, off-road, race, recap, report, Shannon Campbell, Ultra4, Ultra4 Racing, video
From here on out, ARB will be working with HeavyMetal Concepts to create ARB sponsored driver race reports from select events. Here is the first one from the past Glen Helen Ultra4 race. Enjoy!
Posted in Air Locker, ARB Company News, ARB in Competition
Tagged 2013, Air Locker, ARB, Competition, off-road, Racer Report, Racing, Shannon Campbell, Ultra4, video
Jeep Wrangler JK 2 & 4 Door 4″ Lift
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OME SUSPENSION SYSTEMS:
Aftermarket four-wheel drive suspension is extremely complex. Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. Unlike numerous aftermarket JK suspension systems on the market that only target lift height, OME offers a complete boxed kit that contains all the required components to fine tune the suspension for ride height and additional weight of accessories. All while maintaining the world famous OME ride quality.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
OME’s engineering objective was to develop a complete 4 inch lift kit for the 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK both 2 door and 4 door variants. After researching the market on what options were available and the solutions that competitors offered, a decision was made to offer a value for money, well-engineered solution that provides excellent ride and handling characteristics. OME is offering an integrated 4 inch kit that easily bolts on and has undergone countless hours of engineering and testing. Lifting the JK Wrangler ride height beyond 2 inches introduces a range of new challenges which the OME engineers have addressed with a complete suspension solution.
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March 2013 is ARB Air Locker month. Why? Two reasons. The first, in celebration of reaching 20,000 Facebook page “likes,” we are giving away free ARB Air Lockers! We are holding a random drawing where 2 lucky winners each will win 1 locker (1 locker per person). And it’s simple to enter, just visit the official ARB USA Facebook page and click the “Win a Locker” tab or fill out this simple form –>> (Click here To Enter). Don’t worry, we don’t share any of your information to the outside world (outside of ARB 4×4).
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The 2nd reason it’s ARB Air Locker month is because of the awesome Air Locker promotion from March 1st through May 31st, 2013. If you purchase 1 ARB Air Locker, you get 1 ARB Compact Compressor (CKMA12) FREE!! But it gets even better. If you purchase 2 ARB Air Lockers you get 1 ARB Medium compressor (CKMA12) FREE!! This promotion is valid through any participating ARB distributors. Not sure who the distributor is in your area, we got you covered. Click Here to view our dealer locator and find the nearest ARB distributor.
And what better way to end the ARB Air Locker Month blog post than posting the 2013 King of the Hammers ARB Air Locker commercial featuring Air Locker sponsored driver Shannon Campbell that aired during the 2013 King of the Hammers. Enjoy!
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Tagged 2013, Air Locker, ARB, Campbell Racing, commercial, contest, drawing, Free, free ARB Air Lockers, free compressors, March, promotion, Shannon Campbell
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ARB Intensity LED Lights
Auxiliary Driving Light
AR32F – Flood Beam
AR32S – Spot Beam
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT:
In 2009 ARB engineers started a development program to produce an ARB driving light with a completely new design incorporating the latest LED technologies.
Unlike light bars that were growing in popularity, ARB required a light that was compatible with current bull bar designs and traditional driving light mounting points. They also needed to be a legal fitment which, in many states, light bars are not.
Many ARB customers prefer a combination of a spot and spread driving light due to the various driving conditions encountered in general off-roading. Most LED light bars on the market are considered great lights for slower off road driving where the ability to see great distances is not so critical. For ARB’s new light to compete with the best the market can offer in Halogen and HID lighting, it needed to give not only the broad flood beam associated with light bars but also a spot beam with the ability to penetrate longer distances.
Posted in ARB Company News, ARB Driving/Fog Lights, New Product
Tagged ARB, ARB Intensity, ARB Intensity LED, driving light, LED light bar, LED off-road light, New Product, off road ligh, Off-Road Light, offroad light, red, spot light
The Jeep Wrangler JK stubby bar has been developed for the off-roader who is after a winch platform all while maintaining maximum clearance for larger diameter tires. Generally vehicles that run larger than 35 inch tires may rub the tire on the wings of a traditional style ARB Deluxe bar. The JK Stubby Bar eliminates this issue on the Jeep JK since the bar is only as wide as the vehicle’s grille panel.
Even though the bar itself is very compact it still has many features including full SRS compatibility. Each outer wing section features high lift jacking points. Brackets are provided for fitment of driving lights to the bar. And sitting on top of the 76mm (3”) main tube is a mount that can be used for LED light bars or communications antennas. Central on each outer wing section are 20mm (.79”) thick 350 grade recovery points which tie through the wings and into the chassis mounts directly. The kit also features a new bracket to relocate the vacuum pump on later model vehicles.
The winch platform will allow the mounting of most traditional low mount style winches and narrow mount pattern competition type winches. A bracket is provided for those who wish to run their control box in the center of the bar.
Two front ‘flip up’ style license plate mounts are provided. One to suit roller fairleads and one for the Hawse type fairlead. These allow the number plate to be located over the fairlead and flipped up out of the way when the winch is in use.
Posted in Bumpers, New Product
Tagged ARB, ARB bar, ARB Stubby Bar, Bar, Bumper, Jeep, Jeep JK, Jeep Wrangler, JK, JK Wrangler, Stubby, Wrangler
Toyota’s FJ Cruiser is a retro vehicle, inspired by its iconic predecessor the FJ40. The FJ40 was a capable off road vehicle, but offered little in the way of interior features. While clearly more sophisticated than its ancestor, the current day FJ Cruiser has remained true to early 40 series interior styling. It has a sparse vertical dash that offers limited storage and accessory mounting locations.
The Outback Roof Console provides a practical location for your CB or long range radio. Positioning the radio just above the rear view mirror ensures it is clearly visible from the driving position. The microphone and cable are hooked out of the way, yet are easily reached when needed. Roof consoles arrive ready for a standard DIN size radio installation with optional sized adapters available (see chart below).
The Roof Console also increases storage options for the FJ Cruiser, through its drop down storage locker. Perfect for wallets, sunglasses, maps, mobile phones or anything else that may slide around the cabin.
The Outback Roof Console features four banks of super bright LED interior lights. Control switches allow these to switch on when a vehicle door is opened, remain off or switched on independently. LED’s emit a brilliant white light that is easy on the eyes and effectively illuminates the cabin.
Introducing the newest product to the ARB Touring line, the single person and two person ARB SkyDome Ground Swag….
This small ground tent is an Australian staple known commercially as a swag.
While it may look like the combination of a bivvy and pup-tent to most North Americans, the SkyDome swag boasts some remarkable features that will have you stowing your current car camping tent in the garage permanently.
This little beauty is fully waterproof and made of water and rot proof canvas, heavy enough that you won’t have to worry about snags or tears or damage from rolling around the back of your 4×4. With the optional cargo swag-bag (coming soon), strap it to your roof rack or spare tire and save your precious cabin space for more weather sensitive items.
Another key benefit to this unit is that it comes complete with a thick and comfortable mattress and the SkyDome is designed for you to keep your sleeping bag and pillow inside. Simply roll it up with all your bedding inside and when you get to camp roll it out. 3 short poles keep the SkyDome deployed and its external clip system means your whole camp will be set up in under 3 minutes.
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Posted in ARB Touring Line, New Product
Tagged ARB, bivvy, car camping, fast, freestanding, ground tent, Jeep tent, off-road, Overland, SkyDome, swag, tent