ARB Side Protection is designed to help protect your 4WD vehicle from damage off-road while being practical and stylish for everyday use. Every set is precision manufactured from high-grade materials and finished with a durable power coating.
Model: D-Max Series 1 – 2002-12
Product Type: Protection Side Steps and Rails
Notes: Suitable for vehicles fitted with side curtain airbags. May be incompatible with some aftermarket wheel arch flares.
4WD vehicles are prone to side panel damage off-road. This area of the vehicle is vulnerable to damage from both side impacts and underbody damage from grounding-out on rocks or other objects.
ARB Side Protection equipment acts as a shield for your vehicle’s vulnerable side panels, protecting them from rocks and road debris frequently encountered during remote area travel. Practicality is also increased in many cases, with access to both the cabin and roof top cargo made easier. An exhaustive research and evaluation program is undertaken to ensure all side rails and protection steps are fully compatible with side air bags (where applicable) and do not interfere in any way with modern vehicle safety systems.
The Side Protection range from ARB includes several different product types, depending on vehicle model:
Deluxe Side Protection
The Deluxe range of side rails and protection steps defend your vehicle doors, side sills and quarter panels from expensive damage encountered off road. Manufactured from mandrel bent 47.6mm x 2.6mm tubular steel; the attachment system connects the side rail to a compatible ARB Bull Bar securely. The side step features a 2.5mm, 5 bar aluminium chequer plate for increased safety when entering the cabin or reaching the roof. ARB Side Rails require the fitment along with an ARB Bull Bar, which needs to feature 47.6mm tube for correct attachment of the rails – most ARB Bull Bars are suitable, excluding the ARB Summit range. For those that do not require the side rails, a standalone protection step can be fitted to most models.
- Heavy duty vehicle side protection
- Attaches securely to the vehicle frame
- Complete kit with fitting hardware
- Easy to install
“Will this bolt straight onto my vehicle?”
Yes, we supply all ARB side protection steps and rails with full fitting kits – brackets, bolts, etc.
“Is drilling required?”
Drilling is not required in most cases.
“Is this product durable?”
Yes, this is highly durable and intended to offer robust vehicle protection off-road.
“Can I just up the vehicle underneath the step or side rail?”
Yes, in most cases this is fine and some steps even have Hi-Lift jack points.
“Can you supply matching bumpers for my vehicle?”
Yes, see our other products for details.
All information and photos are for general guidance only and the parts you receive may vary depending on your specific application. Whilst we go to every effort to show the correct part in the photos, this is not always possible.