ARB Base Rack

ARB Base Rack

Postby usewhenrequired on Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:18 +0000

Has anyone got experience with the ARB Base Rack?
I purchased one a year ago and decided to wank it out with side mounted work lights but there appears to be no way of mounting anything unless its from the pre-designed dove tail fitted range. I don't want to drill holes in it but just throwing it out there if anyone has found brackets from another manufacturer to be able to do this. And yes, I could make/get some made but looking for a quick option.
I have written to ARB but yet to hear back.
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Re: ARB Base Rack

Postby Myralga on Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:38 +0000

That’s simply arb doing what arb does best.
Getting you to buy more ARB Products.
Think from memory everything you Mount to it is UNIQUE to their dovetail design.
I have not seen anyone else run anything similar.
You can Mount the likes of Thule and Rhino rack but wait you need a dovetail adapter from ARB ;).
Bite the bullet buy the bracket you need from them
They should have them on the shelf if they are worth their money.

That’s the ARB way.

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Re: ARB Base Rack

Postby Fnordy on Mon, 10 May 2021 9:38 +0000

Hi - Just put a Base Rack on SR5. Vibration was terrible until I ran a length of double-sided tape between backbone and base rack but now fine. Wind noise also really bad whilst waiting for deflector to arrive.

On the issue of lights, there are a few good articles / youtube videos out now talking about wiring them up but I found that a set of four eyelets and using your own nuts rather than eyelet works well. Also probably cheapest way.

Recovery rack mounts (1/2 a set) work well for shovel mounts etc... these might work upside down for lighting too?

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