ASK ARB – wire rope vs synthetic

1st December, 2013

Dear ARB Even though I have been off roading for some time, I am always looking to improve my skills and knowledge and love to learn about new products. Lately, in the bush I have noticed a trend toward the use of 'blue' synthetic rope in place of conventional steel wire rope on winches with some folks. There is an obvious Continue Reading

ASK ARB – what do I buy first?

28th October, 2013

Dear ARB,  I am fairly new to the 4WDing scene, having recently purchased a twin cab HiLux to access those remote fishing spots. In terms of recovery gear, I already have a snatch strap, and would like to know what you would recommend next? i.e. Should a winch be my next priority, or a compressor and Air Lockers so that I Continue Reading

ASK ARB – hi-lift vs x-jack

28th October, 2013

Dear ARB, I am trying to decide whether a Hi-Lift jack or exhaust jack will best suit my purpose. I am new to 4WDing, having recently purchased a Holden Rodeo 4x4 space cab to carry a slide-on camper for regular adventures into the Outback, coast and country. The camper weighs about 800kg loaded. Being a space cab and with tray space taken Continue Reading

ASK ARB – suspension and your responsibilities

10th October, 2013

Hi ARB, I’ve just purchased a 2009 King Cab D40 Navara. I’m very happy with it and am in the process of preparing it for a bit of 4WDing and camping. Firstly, I need to get her belly out of the sand and am a little overwhelmed with the choices. I have been told that lifting more than a couple of Continue Reading

ASK ARB – Fridge Freezer Features

18th September, 2013

Hi,  My name is Bart and I live in a beachside suburb approximately 180km south of Perth. We enjoy legal beach access for our 4WDs and as I’m retired I use my 4WD and the beach almost daily. My main 4WD is a 2003 Mazda Bravo 2.5 Turbo Diesel Freestyle cab/chassis. When it came time to select a fridge, I was restrained Continue Reading