ARB型底架福特游侠越野

ARB基地:下一步演进冒险行李架已经到来

For 45 years, ARB 4×4 Accessories has innovated products for vehicle-based adventures over rough terrain. Now, for the first time in more than 26 years, ARB releases a new roof rack system.

ARB的第一个产品是一个车顶行李架。And while the newARB底架只是另一种平台式车顶行李架,它是一个完全令人印象深刻。

ARB说,Base表示“建造,安装,设置和探索。”当然,这并不是一个非常令人兴奋的名字,但它有一定道理。虽然澳大利亚越野公司没有为他们的质量品牌或营销知,他们对于创新和高品质的越野产品享誉幸运。

ARB底架冲浪板

Just Another Roof Rack?

为什么你应该关心的另一个平台的车顶行李架进入市场?这是一个有效的问题,因为有一吨的选择那里。一些顶级球员在这个空间是领跑者,犀牛,机架,K-9,亚基马,并且,当然,ARB。但全新的ARB型底架从人群在几个关键方面脱颖而出。

First, its thin profile and completely flat top surface offer a new take. The beam structure of the BASE Rack allows it to be extremely low-profile, aerodynamic, and strong.

The aluminum beams run across the vehicle and are fully welded together. This ensures optimal strength and the lowest weight possible. No welds or hardware protrude from the top of the rack, which maximizes the usable load surface and ensures loaded gear isn’t damaged by the rack.

每个波束可容纳约50磅,但附属安装件工作在多个波束分散负载。与大多数高品质的平台,车顶行李架,车顶很可能在大多数情况下,机架之前失败。

ARB Base Rack Fairing

ARB将提供基本机架车辆特有的坐骑,肯定很快就会有上提供了一些通用配合风格的坐骑。车辆特定气坝为基础机架确保空气动力学效率和低风噪音。

基本机架的另一个很酷的功能是能够在内部航线的电缆。当安装电器配件,诸如太阳能电池板和灯光,所有你需要做的是去除在机架的角落里盖一个螺钉访问的梁的内部。这提供了整洁的安装成为可能。

底架配件连接系统

The all-new ARB BASE Rack system has a ton of unique little features, but the side-rail’s dovetail-style attachment system truly stands out from the crowd. Instead of the traditional t-slot, the BASE Rack has slots on the edges of the rail, both top and bottom. This dovetail-style mounting point allows for easy mounting and unmounting of all accessories and infinite adjustability.

Most platform-style roof racks use a t-slot attachment system for mounting accessories. The big drawbacks to the t-slot system are that it tends to collect grit and grime and requires the attachment mounts to be slid into the t-slot from the ends.

The disadvantage of this is that, many times, you have to remove other mounts to add new mounts. The BASE Rack dovetail-style attachment points mitigate all these issues. It’s easier to use, more configurable, and more versatile.

ARB Base Rack Loaded Front

ARB底架Accessory Mounts

As with any good roof rack system, it’s the quality, convenient, and secure ways the rack can hold your bulky gear that is key. The BASE Rack not only works with a ton of rack accessories from market leaders like Thule and Yakima, but ARB has also developed a full line of quality mounts themselves.

Especially impressive are ARB’s slick, low-profile light bar mount — which can mount in front of or below the rack — and the Hi-Lift mount. The Hi-Lift mount is secure, rattle-free, lockable, and easy to use. There are also quality mounts on offer for traction boards, propane tanks, gas cans, and, of course, some high-quality universal tie-down points.

在ARB基础机架的另一个特点是建立品牌的平台架上了各种护栏样式的能力。在报价都满铁路,三季度铁路,贸易铁路和四分之一的铁路产品。这些护栏是易于安装和拆卸,让您能够快速配置您的机架今后的任务。

ARB Base Rack Empty Ford Ranger In Dunes

BASE Rack Drawbacks

ARB will initially only offer two widths and five lengths for the BASE Rack. This should cover most applications but doesn’t allow the flexibility and custom fitment that some modular platform racks offer. Initially, the vehicle-specific rack mounts and air dams will be offered only for top Australian vehicles. This means your vehicle might not be able to get the most out of this rack system just yet.

My only real concern with this rack and mount system is that I’d think the clamp-style mounts could loosen up and come off when bouncing down rough roads, and especially when traveling over corrugations. That said, Australia is covered in highly corrugated dirt roads, and the brand tested this rack in that environment.

该单件运费焊接机架设计也肯定比模块化机架更加昂贵。虽然可能不是一个大问题,这将增加几元到这些机架的最终价格为多。

ARB型底架环捆绑

How Much and When?

We reached out to ARB USA to get pricing and availability details. We found out that the底座行李架will hit U.S. shores in late summer. But pricing is still a bit of a mystery. We were told that it would be in “the middle of the road compared to competitors like Yakima, Rhino-Rack, and Front Runner.”

拜伦·多尔
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拜伦·多尔抓到过激流皮划艇户外探险瘾,和世界各地的冒险到偏远的地方接踵而至。他制作了自己的职业路径作为一个摄影师,记者和营销顾问在汽车和户外产业,而全职陆路旅行了近8年。你通常会发现他出的冒险摩托车或4x4的探索,同时寻求机会,以滑雪,山地自行车和皮划艇。

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