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Hey guys

Im looking into getting a new ARB ali roof rack for my GU and was wondering if anyone has one on thier 4by and what you think of it?

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From what I understand they are exactly the same as the heavy steel ones I have both tradesman one and sided one. They are great and highly recommend.
 

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If I could get them to be lighter which the alloy ones are the better. Get one.
 

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My biggest concern is corrogations and ally??? I've heard to many stories, both good and bad about Ally racks. I dunno which way to go?? I have a steel rack and it's HEAVY!! My mates all have steel roofracks so I can't get any feedback on ally. My truck needs to lose some weight BADLY!!

Buy one and let me know!!;)
 

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Speak with awill4x4 on here. he used to make alloy roofracks before going to leminova Icoolers.
 

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i Worked with ali ships for 7 years so im not worried about corrigations and cracking, if the welding is to standard it should be fine. I was just wanting to know if the arb racks are good quality. Some of the racks ive seen sit quite high off the roof, are the arb ones the same?

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i Worked with ali ships for 7 years so im not worried about corrigations and cracking, if the welding is to standard it should be fine. I was just wanting to know if the arb racks are good quality. Some of the racks ive seen sit quite high off the roof, are the arb ones the same?

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Phil

Thats what I reckon!! Ya hear all the stories...........
 

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even if someone knows very little about welding, you can tell with ali if the welds are of decent quality or if they have been sprayed on there 1 hour before nock off on a friday.

You cant beat the weight difference tho, think the ali one is 22kg from memory? and i think the steel one is close to 60kg? Im sure the steel ones are awesome but i want to keep my weight down for when my rear twin wheel carrier comes!

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Frosty could lose some wieght & ive heard alot of stories also up here on the Cape..

I have 3 friends with ally racks but they do not know what brand/who made them etc they are not marked have no stickers ect & were purchased secondhand..

They have had zero problems so for some feedback there are 3 happy punters with alloy.... i would prefer aaloy also but whats the price difference between the two?
 

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Frosty could lose some wieght & ive heard alot of stories also up here on the Cape..

I have 3 friends with ally racks but they do not know what brand/who made them etc they are not marked have no stickers ect & were purchased secondhand..

They have had zero problems so for some feedback there are 3 happy punters with alloy.... i would prefer aaloy also but whats the price difference between the two?
I have a mate that has one on his troopy. He has never had any trouble with it and they load it up. It must be about two years old.
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PM Sudso (or check in vendor section). He has built his own alloy roof rack and it's pretty tough. Don't know if he would build anymore (worth asking), but I don't think it will be falling to pieces anytime soon.
 

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Frosty could lose some wieght & ive heard alot of stories also up here on the Cape..

I have 3 friends with ally racks but they do not know what brand/who made them etc they are not marked have no stickers ect & were purchased secondhand..

They have had zero problems so for some feedback there are 3 happy punters with alloy.... i would prefer aaloy also but whats the price difference between the two?


You sayin I'm out of shape???????:crazy:

Rounds a shape!!!!!!!!!!


And you'll keep!!!!!!!:eviltong:
 

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well over here in wa arb said they have them in stock but wait for it $1640 fitted!!!

I know the price of alloy is high but dam thats steep, i really like the look of them tho over others so i guess im going to have to bite the bullet and pay the ransom!!!

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Also check out 'Black Widow', they make a good alloy rack and use the rinorack system to clamp it to the roof. Around the $1400 mark and i just fitted it outside the store.
Beaware of the different sizes that they offer, mine is 1350 wide and 2200 long. Some are only 1200 wide.

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You sayin I'm out of shape???????:crazy:

Rounds a shape!!!!!!!!!!
And you'll keep!!!!!!!:eviltong:
yeh but your no worse off than me :crazy: i been eating too many pies..:D

I have a steel tracklander & its awesome but its heavy & overkill for my needs so am selling it..... As Don suggest worth checking out..

the only down side to steel is wieght & rust if you get some....I personally would "Never" buy an ARB rack as i have had 2 & both rusted badly in 3 years yes 3 years so i would give them a wide berth & go elsewhere..
 
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