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.
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.
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)
1255mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
1545mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
1835mm (l) x 1155mm (w)
1835mm (l) x 1285mm (w)
2125mm (l) x 1285mm (w)