Serving Greater Vancouver Including North & West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey & Langley
Located in North Vancouver, 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 5 minutes from HWY1, West Cost Off-Roaders is your Premium BC Authorized ARB Dealer. We carry a wide selection of ARB products in stock, ready for pickup today and installation tomorrow dependent on appointment availability.
We are proud to be one of only a few Canadian certified "ARB Premium Dealers" in BC. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions, source hard-to-get ARB accessories, and quote you today. Contact Us Today! (604) 770-1252
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The origins of ARB can be traced back to Australia’s remote Top End, circa 1975. A region of vast distances and rugged terrain, it was fast becoming a Mecca for the nation’s burgeoning 4WD community. However, the very environment that attracted 4 wheelers also wreaked havoc on their equipment – when driving in extreme conditions, only the best 4x4 accessories will do.
This was the conclusion drawn by Tony Brown during his travels at the time. While exploring the treasures of the Top End, the skills Tony gained from working on his Land Rover were regularly called on to mend damaged bull bars and broken roof racks. Bar work back then was crude, not at all suited to overland touring, and through this experience, an idea was born - high-quality equipment that met the rigorous demands of 4WD owners.
Upon returning to Melbourne, Tony put theory into practice via the family garage, where he sought to address the product deficiencies he’d encountered. His vision called for a combination of sound design principles and reliable raw materials… a simple solution to an endemic problem. The concept was embraced when it hit the fledgeling 4x4 market, and ARB – the initials of Anthony Ronald Brown – was founded.
Today, ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 accessories with a massive international presence, with an office in the US and an export network that extends through more than 80 countries, including Canada, around the globe. Their philosophy, however, has never wavered from its original course – quality, reliability and practicality above all else.
To ensure ARB meets your expectations, they invest heavily in research and development. Their design and engineering team utilizes the latest CAD, CAM parametric modelling systems and finite element analysis packages, and is supported by subcontract companies and universities for special projects like vibration, strength and crash testing.
With an airbag-equipped vehicle, for example, it is essential that the vehicle’s crush rate and air bag triggering is not altered when a bull bar is installed. Their exhaustive testing programs ensure their bull bars meet these requirements.
They also devote considerable time and resources toward sourcing new products from around the world. IPF lights from Japan, Warn winches from the US… ARB scans the globe in search of equipment that meets both the demands of customers and our own stringent quality requirements.
What’s more, they constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve business practices, from distribution to customer service. ARB is a Quality Endorsed Company, and wherever they can they “raise the bar”.
ARB maintains its position as an innovator in the industry by utilizing the most modern, state of the art fabrication equipment and machinery. Today’s requirements for more complex designs are met with highly advanced, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) sheet fabrication facilities.
ARB’s production facilities are equipped with a range of state of the art machinery suited to the manufacture of metal products. Their manufacturing capabilities include laser cutting, guillotining, robot grinding, CNC bending, machining and turning. They are equipped with MIG, TIG, robot and spot welding facilities and also have powder coating and spray painting centres.
ARB has a very highly skilled and motivated workforce in their manufacturing plants. They have a stringent quality control system in place, ensuring our exceptionally high standards are maintained. These factors, combined with a level of automation, enable them to produce some of the finest 4WD accessories in the world.
ARB products are sold and serviced through an extensive network of authorized distributors worldwide with over 1,300 dealers in North America alone.
Their staff and distributors are 4x4 enthusiasts and have a clear understanding of the demanding conditions ARB products are expected to work in.
ARB distributors are trained in accessory selection, fitting techniques and troubleshooting to ensure your experience with ARB products is both enjoyable and cost-effective. All products manufactured or solely distributed by ARB have a minimum two-year worldwide warranty.
Serving Greater Vancouver, including North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, and more