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

ASK ARB – Toyota LandCruiser Prado

6th September, 2013

Hi ARB, I took my standard Prado 120 on a 5500km tag-a-long tour across the Simpson Desert and Flinders Ranges last year and was amazed by its capabilities across such a diverse range of unforgiving terrain. Although the vehicle responded to every challenge, in hindsight, I believe I should have invested in a more robust suspension setup. The requirements of responding Continue Reading

ASK ARB – roof rack carrying capacity

28th August, 2013

Hi ARB,  I am after some advice. I live in the outback of WA in a community called Burringurrah, more commonly known as Mount Augustus. We have to travel quite some distance to Perth and other places when we go on holidays or buy food. With a family of 5 in a 2005 Pajero, it’s no easy task.  Carrying a trailer is Continue Reading