“The origins of ARB go back to 1975, when company founder, Tony Brown, was inspired by a 4WDing trip through the top end of Australia.
Back then, 4WDers relied on home made or ill fitting equipment that was not designed for extensive Outback expeditions. Endless corrugated roads, extreme temperatures, and the heavy loads carried by Australian travelers were extremely punishing on vehicles that regularly tackled these kinds of conditions.
Damaged bull bars and broken roof racks ensured Tony’s expertise was regularly called on, and through this experience an idea was born – high quality, durable equipment that would meet the vigorous demands of 4WD owners.
Upon his return to Melbourne, Tony put theory into practice, and began working in the family garage to address some of the product deficiencies he’d encountered on his trip. It was exactly what Australian 4WDers had been waiting for, and ARB, the initials of Anthony Ronald Brown, was founded.
Today, ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. They also have an international presence, with an office in the USA and an export network that extends through more than 100 countries around the globe. Their philosophy, however, has never wavered from its original course – quality, reliability and practicality above all else.” – ARB.com.au
Low Range Off-Road is proud to be a warehouse distributor for ARB. Not only does Low Range stock a large amount of ARB Product, we offer customer support for their whole line of Air Lockers, Roof Racks, Bumpers, Freezer Fridges, Recovery Items and Accessories. Low Range Offers free shipping on all ARB and Old Man Emu Products in the continental USA as well, making us the most affordable location for all your ARB needs.
Many Low Range Off-Road employees have spent endless nights in their ARB Rooftop Tents. One employee spent more days in his tent one year than his own bed at home. We feel that this is a testament to the quality and comfort of their tents. They not only are easy to set up, they are comfortable.
We also have seen numerous customers as well as first hand stories of people who have had vehicle accidents- in which their ARB Bumpers have saved them from severe physical harm. Not only do they look and function great, they are tested in numerous ways to offer the highest levels of safety.
ARB also has their own line of suspension components under the Old Man Emu brand. Unlike most suspension manufacturers, each suspension kit is tailored to the weight and carrying capacity of each vehicle. ARB and Old Man Emu spends countless hours testing their suspension systems in the Australian outback and on computer testing equipment to offer the highest level of ride comfort and control of the vehicle.
Video showing how to install OME Rear Shocks and Springs
ARB is also a front runner on freezer fridge technology. They have full time engineers that work only on Freezer Fridge technology. Since ARB Freezer fridges work on both 12V and 120V AC power, we have had our fridge in our showroom on for years at a constant thermostatically controlled temperature. We also take it along with us on road trips, fill it up with drinks and take it in our hotels for those that do not have a complementary fridge – all ice free and no mess.
The compressors that ARB puts out are a work of art as well. Take for instance the ARB CKMTA Twin Compressor. It has the highest air flow rate of any 12V compressor of its size on the market at 174LPM [6.16CFM]. It also has 100% duty cycle under room temperature conditions and the motors are internally thermal protected against extreme temperature damage. Each unit is over-pressure safety valve equipped. With all of this being said, there is no other compressor like it. To put the cherry on top, they are all individually dyno tested in Australia. You can’t say that about any other 12V or 24V compressor.
Every ARB Product we have had makes us wake up with a smile. They are top notch, the cat’s meow, the icing on the cake. You won’t be disappointed with anything from ARB. Thanks ARB for giving us the best!