ARB Off Road Icons Project Jeep Wrangler TJ Update

Update to the ARB Off Road Icons Jeep Wrangler TJ Build

Thanks to our friends in the 4 wheel drive industry, the ARB Off Road Icons Jeep Wrangler TJ is built. How did we build the Jeep Wrangler TJ? Watch the two part vehicle feature video below.

Part 1

Part 2

Thank you to our friends who donated product:

  • G2 Axles – Front Dana 44 Axle Housing
  • Currie Enterprises – Currectlync steering linkage
  • Bestop – New soft top
  • Tom Wood – Rear driveshaft
  • Advanced Adapters – Slip Yoke Eliminator
  • Mickey Thompson – Wheels and Tires
  • Bedrug – New complete carpet kit
  • Warn – Winch
  • Magnaflow – Full Exhaust System

Never heard of the ARB Off Road Icon’s project? Here is the story – To celebrate ARB’s 40th birthday, the ARB Off Road Icons project was launched. Fans in Australia were given the chance to vote for the 4 most iconic 4x4s in Australia. What were the results? The Toyota 40 Series Land Cruiser, Nissan GQ Patrol, 5th Gen Toyota HiLux and a Land Rover Defender.

After the vehicles were chosen by the voters, the marketing team set out to find the 4 iconic vehicles to purchase, restore and outfit them with the full ARB product line in preparation for touring the Australian 4×4 show circuit and lastly crossing the iconic Simpson Desert!

Of course the USA office didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so we opened up the polls in the USA for everyone to vote for their iconic 4×4. With the results in, the Jeep Wrangler TJ was the clear winner and we set out and purchased a red 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ. The Wrangler will also be restored, outfitted and will attend 4×4 events around the USA and then shipped to Australia next spring to take part in the trip across the Simpson Desert with the 4 iconic vehicles of Australia.

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV that was designed to uphold the historic legacy of the Jeep brand, while offering a fun, ‘go-anywhere’ vehicle that was well received by enthusiasts and the everyday public.

While Jeep Wranglers and their CJ predecessors never presumed to be luxury vehicles, the TJ generation was a big advancement with additions like coil sprung suspension, safety air bags and a redesigned interior that brought this 4×4 up to modern standards. The 4.0L was the most popular engine choice, having been used by Jeep from 1987 through to 2006, pushing out around 189 hp.

Changes to the TJ’s chassis, suspension and axles greatly improved the Wrangler’s off road capability. The solid front and rear axles, coupled with the highly articulating Quadra-Link suspension setup, allow these vehicles to flex and crawl over almost any obstacle.

To learn more about the ARB Off Road Icons project, please visit http://icons.arb.com.au

LOCK IN & AIR UP – ARB AIR LOCKER & AIR COMPRESSOR PROMOTION

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Take advantage of the opportunity to take home a great value. Achieve true four wheel drive with an ARB Air Locker which have been commanding power for the last 25 years. Used by some of the biggest names in off road racing and by expedition teams around the globe, they will certainly exceed your needs on the trail. ARB offers 106 different application models, ensuring that your 4×4 can get the traction it needs to get you out there…and back.

Starting today through June 15th, 2015, buy one ARB Air Locker and receive one ARB Compact Air Compressor (CKSA12) for FREE or buy two ARB Air Lockers and receive one ARB Medium Air Compressor (CKMA12) for FREE!

Promotion Offer Details:

  1. This is NOT a retroactive offer. Purchase must be made from March 16th to June 15th, 2015 at a participating ARB 4×4 Accessories Dealer.
  2. Offer valid to US and Canada residents only.
  3. This is not a mail-in rebate program. Compressors will be supplied to customer by participating dealer, NOT directly from ARB 4×4 Accessories.

 

ARB Portable Twin Compressor – Overland Journal Editors Choice Award

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Chris Collard, editor-in-chief of Overland Journal, evaluated six different portable air compressors for the 2015 Gear Issue. As he points out in the article having compressed air on demand provides the ability to reinflate tires, run pneumatic tools, and clean parts. Each of which can be a vital aspect of any four-wheel drive trip.

The evaluations tests included evaluating duty cycle, output, and heat dissipation. Each compressor was run through a gamut of tests which evaluated each compressor’s ability to reseat a tire bead, run pneumatic tools, inflate a tire, and maintain duty cycles.

ARB 4×4 Accessories is proud to announce that the ARB CKMTP12 Twin Motor Portable Compressor was awarded the prestigious “Editor’s Choice” award by Overland Journal over all other competitors for its performance during this evaluation. To read more about the Overland Journal test, pick up the issue at your local magazine rack!

To learn more about this compressor, information is available here: http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-Twin-High-Performance-12-Volt-Portable-Air-Compressor-CKMTP12-P22666.aspx