SEMA SHOW ARB PRODUCT RECAP

The 2016 SEMA show has officially come and gone. If you are unfamiliar with the SEMA show, it’s a premier aftermarket automotive product trade show that is only open to trade personnel. For ARB 4×4 Accessories, it’s an opportunity to display new and upcoming product to ARB dealers and the numerous media outlets that are constantly roaming the show for content.

Even though the show is not open to the public, ARB makes sure the public isn’t left out and publishes the new product that is being displayed in the show booth on the ARB social media channels. This year ARB 4×4 Accessories was excited to display several new 2016 On Toyota Tacoma accessories as well as non vehicle specific products.

If you missed the social media posts or don’t follow us on Facebook or Instagram, don’t worry we have linked all the new product below that was revealed at the SEMA show.

 

All-Weather 63QT ARB Fridge Freezer

ARB All-Weather Fridge Freezer

Features:

  • Stainless steel body with ARB embossing
  • Unique infinite-position gas spring assisted lid
  • Durable ASA plastic protective moldings
  • Tamper-proof bolts for permanent mounting
  • Security pin code protected electronic locking system
  • Weather protected control panel
  • Backlit LED display with dimming function
  • Wireless display compatible
  • Built in 3-stage battery protection
  • LED rear facing cabinet light with auto on/off

Read more on the new All-weather ARB Fridge Freezer


 

2014 On Toyota 4Runner Summit Bar

Features:

  • Vehicle specific design
  • Registered design of styling and design components
  • Durable steel construction for maximum protection
  • Features ARB’s renowned multi fold upswept and tapered wing design for optimum strength and approach angle
  • Engineered, airbag compatible mounting system secures to the chassis via high tensile hardware
  • Split pan design for maximum strength and airflow
  • Twin Hi-Lift jack points
  • ARB LED indicator and clearance light
  • ARB Fog Light provisions

Read more on the new ARB Toyota 4Runner 2014 On Summit Bar



ARB Intensity 40 LED Light Bar

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Features:

  • Multiple mounts available for mounting to ARB bumpers, roof racks and universal flat surfaces
  • Large aluminum heatsink extruded body to draw heat away from LED array
  • Unique antitheft fasteners
  • IP68 rated water resistance with Gore breather – Submergible up to 9.8′
  • Includes 100% optically clear, scratch and uv resistance 3.5mm clear protection cover (other colors will be available)

Read more on the new ARB Intensity LED Light Bar


2016 On Toyota Tacoma Accessories

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As you will see below, several new accessories were shown for the 2016 On Toyota Tacoma to essentially create a complete package for the Tacoma.

 

Rear Summit Bar

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Features:

  • Retains OE town bar assembly including trailer wiring and license plate illumination
  • Hi-Lift Jack point provisions
  • Press formed wings
  • Anodized step extrusion
  • Main tube frame

Read more on the new 2016 On Toyota Tacoma ARB Rear Summit Bar


 

Summit Side Steps and Rails

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Features:

  • Vehicle specific design for the Toyota Tacoma
  • Registered design of styling and design components
  • Durable steel construction for maximum protection
  • Compatible with side curtain airbags
  • Anodized step extrusion featuring ridges for additional grip
  • Finished in satin black powder coat that is easily paintable to match your factory paint color
  • Supplied with corrosion resistant fasteners

Read more on the new 2016 On Toyota Tacoma ARB Summit Side Steps and Rails


 

Safari Snorkel

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Features:

  • Raises air intake to prevent water ingestion, while also allowing vehicles to utilize clean air when driving in dusty conditions
  • Vehicle specific design and factory airbag adaptions fit
  • Manufactured using durable, UV stable cross linked polyethylene material
  • Supplied as a comprehensive kit, including the necessary fasteners and mounting brackets
  • Unique air ram design acts as a highly efficient water separator to remove rain water from incoming air stream
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia
  • 10% higher CFM for this application over other brand snorkels

Read more on the new 2016 On Toyota Tacoma Safari Snorkel


 

ARB Roof Rack System

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Features:

  • Rack mount utilizes OE mount holes
  • Utilizes already available 52×44″  ARB steel roof rack (3800250)
  • Stainless steel fasteners

Read more on the new 2016 On Toyota Tacoma ARB Roof Rack System

 

 

 

Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska – Day 6 & 7

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

Friday Day 6

Friday’s adventure would start with us winding through a pretty narrow canyon eventually directing us onto a long narrow ridge trail. The ridge at times was just wide enough for the track width of the JK as it snaked along debris covered Castner Glacier in the Red Rock Canyon.

Day 6 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

The ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited traveling on a narrow ridge that runs along the Castner

Eventually the ridge came to an end dumping us on what would be best described as river rock, part of the former path of a the glacier. We drove as far as possible before stopping for lunch.

Day 6 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

Lunch break on Day 6.

On the way back down, we took another route that took us to a cool little unnamed alpine lake where we grouped the Jeeps together for a quick group photo just as the rain started to fall.

Day 6 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

All the members posing in front of a remote, unnamed lake.

Back on the trail for a bit more and we quickly ended up at College Creek, where after a short walk, we were greeted by a questionable suspension bridge that crosses the creek on the way to the Gulkana Glacier.

Day 6 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

A few of the members venturing over a suspension bridge, a footpath to the Gulkana Glacier.

A few of us ventured over the bridge to quickly return after making the trip over the creek. After, we were back on the trail on our way to the last night of JKX in Glennallen.

Saturday Day 7

On the final day of JKX, we found ourselves in the the Knik River Public Use Area. After airing down in the parking lot, we entered the trail system passing lakes with the locals fishing, small sand dunes and crossing several deep waters crossings.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

Aired down ready for the day’s adventure.

The water level became high enough that we could no longer travel the dry river bed forcing us into tight, winding trails through the forest and brush. Once entering the trail, the trail became very tight and muddy with deep water filled ruts. This section of the trailed seemed to go forever before kicking us back out on the river bed where we traveled until we reached the most spectacular view of the entire trip, the Knik Glacier.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

Navigating a pretty narrow ridge on the way to the Knik Glacier.

After what seemed like a long time traveling through tight, muddy trails, river rock and crossing several creek/river crossings, we were suddenly surprised by a small bay filled with floating icebergs that were being deposited by the Knik Glacier.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

First views of the Knik Glacier on Day 7.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

View of the Knik Glacier on day 7.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

View of the Knik Glacier on day 7.

We lined the Jeeps up with the icebergs and glacier behind the Jeep and enjoyed one of the most spectacular lunch locations possible via Jeep. What a way to cap off the week long 2016 JK Experience in Alaska.

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

Group photo in front of the Knik Glacier.

After enjoying lunch, we all lined up next to our Jeeps for one last group photo before heading back to the pavement on our way back to where we started, Anchorage. We were greeted by local Jeep enthusiasts waiting for us at the Peanut Farm restaurant and grill where we were scheduled to have one last dinner together before parting ways, aka the “Survivor’s Dinner.”

Day 7 of the 2016 JKX Alaska.

The ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in front of the Knik Glacier.

We exchanged stories from the week, ate great food and consumed beverages. Then it was time to say goodbye to new friends as we parted ways. What a week in Alaska and memories for a lifetime.

Previous Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska Posts:
Project Quickstand – Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska
Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska – Day 1 & 2
Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska – Day 3
Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska – Day 4 & 5

 

Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska – Day 4 & 5

A quick stop for road construction on the Dalton Highway.

A quick stop for road construction on the Dalton Highway.

Wednesday Day 4

Driving to Deadhorse-Prudhoe Bay is on many people’s bucket lists including ours. When it was announced the night before that we would be making the 1000 mile Dalton Highway trip in two days, you could hear and see the excitement in the group.

The start of the Dal

The start of the Dalton Highway

The Dalton Highway consisted of nice smooth pavement, pothole ridden pavement, patches of gravel, roads made of river rock, full gravel and mud all with a speed limit of 55 MPH most of time. After just over 12 hours of driving on this inconsistent terrain, we reached the night’s accommodations, Deadhorse Camp in Deadhorse.

A photo of the ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in front of the famous Arctic Circle sign.

A photo of the ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in front of the famous Arctic Circle sign.

Shortly after the Arctic Circle sign, you can stop at a small ranger station just passed the only USA bridge to cross the Yukon river. There you can get a stamped certificate stating that you were in the Arctic Circle.

Shortly after the Arctic Circle sign, you can stop at a small ranger station just passed the only USA bridge to cross the Yukon river. There you can get a stamped certificate stating that you were in the Arctic Circle.

When you arrive in Deadhorse, you quickly find out that everything in Deadhorse is there to support the oil operations, not tourism. There really isn’t anything in the town, including food or accommodations. Luckily, we had stocked up with food in Fairbanks before leaving for Deadhorse so we had some “tasty” sandwiches waiting for us in the ARB Fridge/Freezer when we arrived and settled in.

Our "hotel" for the night in Deadhorse.

Our “hotel” for the night in Deadhorse.

If you are not traveling via a RV or van, you will be in for a surprise. Don’t expect a five-star hotel. Instead, all sleeping establishments resemble very large mobile homes that are configured in a manner like a dormitory with two twin beds per room and no toilet, but instead a large shared bathroom with showers. Most of the participants on the trip were not fazed by the rustic accommodation, instead seen it as a unique experience.

Our "hotel" for the night in Deadhorse.

Our “hotel” for the night in Deadhorse.

Later that “night” we were surprised by the staff at JKX with BBQ’ed Reindeer sausage with all the fixings. We ended the “night” standing around the BBQ, swatting at bird-sized mosquitos that were not in anyway affected by the falling rain. All while the sky was still bright enough to read your favorite issue of JP Magazine well past midnight.

Thursday Day 5

The Arctic Ocean.

The Arctic Ocean.

After a surprisingly comfortable sleep in our twin beds, we kicked the morning off with a little breakfast in the camp’s diner. Shortly after breakfast, it was off on a tour bus to the Arctic Ocean. We drove this far so we of course can’t leave without dipping our hands (some their entire bodies) in the ocean.

Old oil drums reaching out into the Arctic Ocean.

Old oil drums reaching out into the Arctic Ocean.

The only way to reach the ocean is to drive through Prudhoe Bay, a heavily secured area due to the oil operations. To do this, you must either be a credential worker in the area or be on a guide bus. After going through an armed check point, it was a just short drive to the ocean where we all had the chance to walk out and put our hands in the Arctic Ocean.

Fueling up the ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in Deadhorse before traveling back south towards Fairbanks.

Fueling up the ARB Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited in Deadhorse before traveling back south towards Fairbanks.

Now that most of us accomplished the Arctic Ocean bucket list item, it was time to head south backtracking our route on the Dalton Highway.

Stopped for construction on the top of Atigun Pass.

Stopped for construction on the top of Atigun Pass.

The route south was the same as heading north, just with a little more rain and mud. After a quick fuel and meal at the halfway point in the small town of Coldfoot, it was back on the road to our night’s unknown location.

The Dalton Highway was a little wetter on the way South vs on the way North.

The Dalton Highway was a little wetter on the way South vs on the way North.

After reaching permanent pavement and civilization, it was what seemed like a short drive to our next accommodation, the Hotel North Pole in the Christmas themed town of North Pole, AK.

Click here for Day 6 & 7 of the Nitto Tires JK Experience Alaska