ARB 4x4 Accessories is proud to release a new range of under-vehicle protection panels following months of extensive research and field testing. ARB has recognised the importance of providing protection not only to the front, side and rear of a vehicle, but also to the vulnerable underside. Vital components such as steering, engine sump, transmission and transfer case can be susceptible to debris such as rocks and stumps, causing serious damage and leaving an offroad trip in disarray. ARB’s under-vehicle panels work to create a barrier between such objects and provide an unrivalled safeguard for any vehicle.
Each vehicle set includes either three or four protection panels, which are directly bolted onto the chassis to provide continuous protection from the ARB bull bar to the transfer case.
Manufactured from laser cut, pressed and folded 3mm steel, ARB under vehicle protection panels are up to 56% stronger than folded steel alone, providing optimum strength-to-weight ratio. The panels are supplied in a hard-wearing, zinc-plated and powder-coat finish, and the panel mounting bolts have been recessed to protect them from damage.
The range has also been designed for practicality, with owners easily able to remove the panels prior to vehicle servicing. Extensive research and development showed that this option was more desirable than access holes which proved to be a weak link in the armour and thus reduced overall effectiveness.
Just like ARB’s range of bull bars, each panel employs a vehicle-specific design resulting in optimum fit and functionality while ARB engineers have ensured compatibility with all ARB products, eliminating the need for accessory removal or modification.
ARB under-vehicle protection panels are currently available for late model variants of the following vehicles: Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-MAX, Mazda BT50, Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Challenger, Nissan Navara D40 and Toyota HiLux.