Aftermarket Accessories for new 4WD models

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:38
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Hi all

Is anyone in the know about the length of time it takes 4WD aftermarket specialists to develop products for new models of 4WD's. We have had new VW Amarok, BT50, Ranger, Colorado and Dmax in the last 6-12 months.

I'm about to purchase one of these with the plan to do some serious touring by the end of the year but at this stage there is very little on the market available from companies like ARB and TJM.

Does anyone in the industry know how long it takes to develop bullbars, snorkels, canopies etc ? I know it varies depending on how popular a car is, but just chasing a general idea at this stage.

Kind regards and happy travels to all.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:07

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:07
It is hard to judge but I found with my new 4x4 it wasn't until the warranty ran out on the first production models that aftermarket parts became readily available. That meant 3 years before cheaper filters, injectors etc.

Might be the same for your models you are looking at.



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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:43

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:43
There is a full range of accessories from ARB for the BT50, Ranger and Amarok... the Colorado and Dmax will not be far away.

Accessories start appearing within 6-12 months of a new model release.....
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Reply By: Mazdave - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 13:40

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 13:40
I have the new model BT50 with ARB bar, winch, dual batt system, OME suspension, airbags, 150 litre Long ranger tank.
Only thing I am still waiting for is the Safari Snorkel.

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Follow Up By: Iain M - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 14:29

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 14:29
A call to the companies of your choice would hopefully get you a straight answer.

There are just too many models to choose from now, no doubt there is a delay especially the less popular models.
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Reply By: Top End Az - Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 08:43

Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 08:43
Ok, thanks to all. We have narrowed the field down to the new Dmax after taking it for a test drive.

I contacted ARB head office. They advise that they have already purchased a Dmax a few weeks ago, and that they have started developing accessories. However, they couldn't obviously give a specific time frame.

6-12 months seems to be the common theme for other vehicles from forum users. I guess that gives me a chance to do a bit more overtime to pay for it all. lol

kind regards and happy travels
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Reply By: 324 - Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 09:14

Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 09:14
Hi, we have just gotten a quote from ARB as we too are buying a new vehicle (RANGER) we got a quote for everything that we could get so from Suspension through to winch black widows tray canopy etc. and this IS available although the wait time is approximately 10 weeks according to ARB
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