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ARB 1290 BASE Rack 1770010-1770070



Make It Your Own

Ultra sleek, boasting a super low profile and lightweight design, the BASE Rack provides unmatched simplicity, flexibility and personalization in your roof rack set-up. Setting a new benchmark in strength and integration, the BASE Rack incorporates a revolutionary dovetail mounting system that makes attaching and removing loads and accessories easier, faster and more secure.

Key Features

• Guard Rail kit available as Full, ¾, ¼ or Trade configurations.
• Cast aluminum corner caps attach to fully welded cross rail or side rail assembly.
• Cast aluminum corner caps.
• Cast aluminum upright clamps.
• Fastened to BASE Rack assembly with a combination of torx M6, M8 and nyloc nuts.
• Cover cap included for ¼, ¾ and Trade style Guard Rail kits

Refer to Product Information Bulletin No.1290: ARB BASE Rack for further information on the BASE Rack sizes and part numbers.

BASE Rack Assembly

• Controlled welds to ensure that the height of the weld does not impede on loading and unloading of the rack

BASE Rack Beams

  • Common extruded aluminum cross beams
  • Box piece beam with internal bracing for added strength and rigidity
  • Dovetail on both front and rear of each cross beam allowing for greater flexibility for the location of accessory fitment
  • Beams run perpendicular to the vehicle to greatly assist in strength of the rack and ease of loading and unloading of longer items

BASE Rack Longitudinal Side Beams

  • Specific extruded longitudinal side beams features provision

    for running wiring within the beam through provided blanking


  • Internal bracing greatly adds to strength without added

    external dimensions

  • Dovetail on exterior edge only

BASE Rack Corner Caps

  • Diecast, UV resistant aluminum corner caps

  • Bottom section is plastic to enable easy drilling for running of wiring


Design & Development

Introducing the next phase in roof rack evolution, the ARB BASE Rack.

Ultra-sleek, boasting a low mounting profile and lightweight design, the ARB BASE Rack incorporates a unique dovetail accessory mounting system that makes attaching and removing accessories easier, faster and more secure.


Fully-welded from extruded aluminum with a cross beam design, the BASE Rack has no requirement for a supporting subframe and exerts no flex under load. Each internal and perimeter beam is constructed from a single seamless extruded aluminum box piece with internal bracing for added strength.

The superior strength properties is what has allowed such close mounting to the vehicle’s roofline.


The BASE Rack is manufactured from extruded aluminum beams. To further increase each beam’s rigidity, an additional aluminum 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 subframe allowing the rack to sit lower for a sleeker finish.


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!


By incorporating a dovetail extrusion around both the full perimeter and along each edge of the internal beams, the BASE Rack provides endless mounting and attachment options.

Side mounting also frees up more uninterrupted cargo space along the top of each internal and external beam.


Nothing ruins the sleek look like visible electrical cable. Yet another advantage of the aluminum extruded beam design is that electrical cabling can be fed in either through the removable corner caps or via the capped access points available on the inner surface of the side perimeter beams. Additional holes can easily be introduced along the perimeter beams wherever you are mounting your work or driving lights.



The BASE Rack is available in a number of sizes to complement the vast range of 4WDs on the market.

Sold standard as a low-profile platform rack, the it can easily transform into a touring or trade rack by simply installing the rail system that best suits your needs!

49 IN (L) X 45 IN (W)

61 IN (L) X 51 IN (W)

72 IN (L) X 51 IN (W)

49 IN (L) X 51 IN (W)

72 IN (L) X 45 IN (W)

84 IN (L) X 51 IN (W)

As each size reduces, the BASE Rack drops an internal beam. The strength of the BASE Rack has also allowed the exclusive fitment of a 72.2in rack to the full range of ARB Canopies.

**Note: Vehicle specific mounting kit require to fit ARB Base Rack to vehicle.

Sizes & Dimensions

Vehicle Fits


Mounting kits are available for fitment to the 80 Series, and 60 Series Land Cruisers as well as all gutter mount vehicles (Classic Range Rover, Jeep Cherokee XJ, etc.). Blade rail mounting systems are available for the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner, and Jeep Wrangler JL

This range will expand with more SUV applications, as well as a comprehensive range of cab racks for mid-sized pickup applications.