THESE two products to recently land in ARB catalogues would make great additions to your 4x4 in time for the end-of-year retreat.
ARB Tailgate Assist – 2015+ Hilux SR & SR5
The innovative ARB Tailgate Assist is now available to suit 2015-on Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 models. The Tailgate Assist safely controls the opening speed of the tailgate and reduces the closing effort by more than 50 per cent, allowing for easy one-handed operation of the tailgate, which has obvious benefits when a driver is carrying something in the other hand.
ARB Tailgate Assist systems are model specific and, in the case of the 2015-on HiLux consists a gas strut and a torsion spring, along with vehicle-specific hardware including mounting brackets and tailgate cables.
RRP: $299 (Australian East Coast Metro)
ARB Summit Sahara Bull Bar for Ford Everest
ARB’s Summit Sahara Bull Bar is now available to suit Ford Everest Ambiente, Trend and Titanium models, including those equipped with adaptive cruise control and semi-auto active park assist.
The winch compatible Sahara Summit Bar features durable steel construction with a multi-fold upswept and tapered wing design for strength and maximum approach angle, a 30mm radius on the wings and centre section, a split pan for airflow to the vehicle’s cooling system, two-piece buffers, LED indicator and clearance lights and provision for fitment of fog lights.
The bar can be supplied with or without the polished or painted centre tube, and the Summit Sahara also has provision for fitment of a range of driving lights and antennas, and twin Hi-Lift jack points. It’s finished in a hard-wearing black powder coat or can be optionally colour coded to suit individual vehicles.
RRP: $2262 (Aust. East Coast Metro)
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