Blog - The Icons

4th March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring www.practicalmotoring.com.au After ARB WA's ordeal to find their Defender gem, lot of challenges were still to come. The ARB team was hoping to avoid the expense of having the Defender resprayed, so to that end, they inspected the weathered paintwork and tested a few inconspicuous spots to see if it can be brought back to its former Continue Reading

1st March, 2016

Last we saw our Shorty 40 her release back into the wild was just at our fingertips. However, before she's 110%, and with some last finishing touches still on the table, patience is assured that before long, we'll be trialling and testing her abilities through the harsh conditions of the Simpson Desert before we know it. So far she's had the following further additions: Tiger bay sand Continue Reading

4th February, 2016

After a production run of 67 years since the original Land Rover launched in 1948, production was announced as ending in December 2015, in major part because there is simply no way a Defender could be made to meet increasingly stringent safety regulations. The model first appeared in 1983 as the Land Rover One Ten. In 1984, the Land Rover 90 Continue Reading

21st January, 2016

The Toyota HiLux has been the quieter one in the Off Road Icons vehicles, keeping its total makeover under wraps for its much anticipated (and looming) reveal date. So far we've managed to get an exclusive sneak peek from the team at ARB Nundah, with the following equipment added: -Bull bar -AR21 Intensity LED driving lights -Smitty built winch -Side steps and brush rails -Rear Continue Reading

14th January, 2016

In our last GQ update, she was being prepped in our workshop, readying herself for her complete transformation. But what exactly has she had done you ask?   So far she’s had the following equipment fitted:   ARB bull bar and side rails and side step Kaymar rear bar with twin wheel swinger Safari snorkel, turbo kit, intercooler and exhaust Recaro seats REDARC dual battery system with dual volt Continue Reading

21st December, 2015

With the TJ back from paint, we now had 2 weeks to get the Jeep ready for its unveiling at the 2015 SEMA show. Many hands made light work as everyone pitched in to tackle our long list of tasks. TJ Upgrades: ARB Front Bumper, Rear Bumper w/ swing out, Rock Sliders ARB AR21 Intensity LED Spot & Flood driving lights ARB Reverse Light ARB Continue Reading

14th December, 2015

All of our Off Road Icons have been undergoing maintenance and special love and care for their upcoming Big Simpson Desert Trip, and our overseas Icon the TJ Wrangler is no exception. Now that the US team have the TJ in their hot little hands, it's time to assess the reality of its condition. As clean as it looked, the check engine light Continue Reading