The BASE Rack is manufactured from extruded aluminium beams. To further increase each beam’s rigidity, an additional aluminium bracing has been introduced which runs the entire length of each and every perimeter and internal cross-section.
Unique in design, the BASE Rack runs its beams horizontally instead of laterally, resulting in maximum strength and rigidity. Its strength omits the need of a sub-framing allowing the rack to sit lower for a sleeker finish.
During the design process, ARB’s team of engineers undertook extensive testing when it came to the concept of running the internal beams perpendicular to the vehicle. This has taken away concern of increased wind noise, as it was found that not only is the BASE Rack nice and strong – it’s also quiet!
The wind noise testing revealed that the majority of cabin noise from roof racks comes from only the very front perimeter cross-section, and this was very easily overcome with a formed wind-deflector which mounts on the underside of the rack on wagons with blade mounts.
The result? A very comfortable and quiet roof rack experience!
A one-piece, fully welded platform rack fitted to a range of low-profile blade mounts, the BASE Rack provides improved access into low clearance areas, all the while looking sleek on the roof of your pride and joy!