Introducing BASE Rack

21st July, 2020


Contact:  Dirk Mortensen
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For the first time in 20 years, ARB has revolutionized the product on which the company was founded.

Auburn, WA – July 21, 2020:  ARB 4×4 Accessories builds on their heritage of innovating high-quality overlanding and 4WD products with the all-new ARB BASE Rack. 


Build. Attach. Set. Explore.

In 1975, the roof rack was the first product manufactured and sold by ARB. Over the last 45 years, ARB engineers have continuously improved stronger, lighter, and more versatile racks. 

Gone are the days of compromise. Mount a basket for the weekend camping trip, run side rails only for the construction project, then strip down to a flat rack for the canoe. Change, configure, build, and modify at will. The BASE Rack stands apart as the most modular design in the market. Fully-customizable side-rail configuration, and a suite of new accessories leveraging a dovetail-style attachment system provides adventurers the speed and flexibility they need to transform the weekday workhorse into the weekend explorer. 

The dovetail system provides flexibility to attach a wide range of accessories where you need them, 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 protruding tie-down points. 

The BASE Rack is a full-welded, aluminum design providing weight savings without sacrificing strength and durability. The fully-welded beams that run the width of the vehicle, gives the BASE rack the strength of the steel racks, at a fraction of the weight.

The sleek, low-profile design integrates into the vehicle’s overall appearance. Because of the strength in the cross beams, there is no requirement for a sub-frame, lowering the rack height of the vehicle. 

As one of the forefathers of overlanding, born and bred in the Australian outback, ARB 4×4 Accessories continue to push the limits of what explorers and adventurers can do with their 4WD vehicles. The BASE Rack demonstrates how ARB continues to evolve, innovation, and build on their overlanding heritage. 


ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. We also have an international presence, with an office in the US and an export network that extends through more than 80 countries around the globe. Our philosophy, however, has never wavered from its original course – quality, reliability, and practicality above all else.