News Category: Terrafirma


After the success of last year’s Brookwells calendar competition, we’re delighted to be launching it again for 2015! As you may have already seen, we have kicked things off over on our Facebook page… but this year we’re extending it to include Twitter and Google+ users!

Brookwells 2015 Calendar Competition

Brookwells 2015 Calendar Competition

We’re giving away another whopping £200 worth of Britpart, Allmakes 4×4 or Terrafirma vouchers to one lucky Land Rover owner who wins this year’s competition.

Once again we are on the hunt for your pictures to go in our calendar for 2015. From the entries we will select 12 finalists – one for each month to make up the calendar.

If your entry is chosen in our final 12 you will receive a free copy of the finished calendar and from the final 12 we will then vote to decide our favourite. And if we choose yours, you win the goodies!

David collects his prize of £200 worth of Terrafirma vouchers last year

David collects his prize of £200 worth of Terrafirma vouchers last year

Last year David Maddock picked up the prize and he decided to treat his Landy to some Terrafirma goodies which included, Rear Dislocation Cones – Polycarbonate (TF530XT), Extreme Long Travel Shock Absorber x2 (TF122LT) and Coil Springs (Front) (TF015) for his Defender.

To give you an idea of what might win you the prize, the picture that was voted by Brookwells’ staff as our favourite and took the prize is below.

There’s no saying what might take our fancy, but please ensure that your entries are landscape, your copy write and of a relatively high resolution – you will stand a much better chance of winning if your entry ticks all of those boxes.

Brookwells competition winner 2014

Brookwells competition winner 2014

You can enter as many times as you like by posting your pics on the timeline of our Facebook page, by sending us a tweet of the photo to @Brookwellsparts with the hashtag #brookwellscomp, or posting your entry to our Google+ page.

You have until the 30th of June 2014 to submit your entry/entries so get out there, get snapping and you could just win yourself £200 worth of brand spanking new goodies for you Landy!


It’s been a while since we caught up with James, our man who has set out to create his dream Defender – a County with a TD5 engine and a remit of “No more rust“. And seeing as we’ve recently sent him out a load more Land Rover parts we thought it was time for an update…

If you missed the first edition, you can find it by clicking here

And where better to start than with his fantastic looking galvanised chassis from one of our suppliers which is surely the dream purchase for and Landy Lover – and fully personalised to specifications, too.

The dream of any Landy restorer, a galvanised chassis

The dream of any Landy restorer, a galvanised chassis

And if you thought it looked great when untreated, you’re in for a treat with the picture below which shows James’ rust-beating chassis with a sharp paint job looking great in the British sunshine. “The chassis is a lovely piece of kit, and first hand I can tell you that it all fits and lines up perfectly so far. It was T-washed and self etched primed, then painted in Jotun conceal a marine based paint.” James explains.

James' galvanised Defender 90 chassis fully painted

James’ galvanised Defender 90 chassis fully painted

Once the Landy had been stripped down (as seen in part one) and the paint had gone on the chassis it was time to reassemble Andy the Landy and get stuck into the best part of any project – seeing it come back to life – exactly how you want it.

Terrafirma shocks with calipers and Allmakes discs  fitted

Terrafirma shocks with calipers and Allmakes’ discs fitted

James said, “Andy is now back on his wheels (pics below) with fuel lines in place and brake lines to the front, the only hitch so far was putting the central cross member in place the wrong way round!!” We all make mistakes from time to time but surely James can be forgiven once you’ve seen how good his front Terrafirma Springsshockstubular turrets and securing rings look along side his shiny calipers and discs. 

The Defender 90 rebuild is at a perfect height to inspect the shocks and discs

The Defender rebuild at the perfect height to inspect the shocks and discs

And James explained that they really caught the eye of passers by and visitors before the wheels went on, as they were perfect eye-line height as he was working on them as shown above, you can see the Cross-grooved and drilled discs from Allmakes 4×4.

Bolts on and ready to rumble

Bolts on and ready to rumble

So here we are at the moment, as you can see above is the front of the rebuild, with the Terrafirma steering damper and wheels proudly on display, and below is the rear view.

Front end of the 90's Chassis with Terrafirma steering damper fitted

Front end of the 90’s Chassis with Terrafirma steering damper fitted

And what are the next steps for Andy the Landy? “Engine and gearbox should go in soon then exhaust, and rover drive. Have put the new flywheel and clutch. Just cleaning up the engine and box and fitting new coolant hoses of which Dan sourced the last one this morning.” James explains.

Rear end of the Defender 90 chassis with Terrafirma gear on

Rear end of the Defender 90 chassis with Terrafirma gear on

So keep checking back to see further progress on this build as we’re starting to get into the exciting bit now! What colours will James opt for? What other accessories will be put on? Will he hit his target of September?

Next time we can reveal that the gearbox is in, exhaust is on and James has been having fun with the TD5’s wiring loom.


You may have seen our advert on page 208 of August 2013’s Land Rover Owner magazine and be interested to see what the teaser video still was… Well here it is…

This truly fantastic video shows the phenomenal capability of Terrafirma’s 11″ Travel Mega Sport Shocks, 16″ Travel Air Shock and 4″ Hydraulic Bump Stop on Team Moose’s Off-Road Racing Vehicle which competed in the Croatia Trophy 2013.

Click here to see the full video

By clicking the link above, you’ll see this off-road beast tearing up various types of terrain as it prepares to take on the notorious Croatia Trophy, in which they finished a very respectable 11th in the Adventure Class.

 

TF137 Terrafirma 11" Mega Sport Shocks

TF137 Terrafirma 11" Mega Sport Shocks

The TF137 requires a TF540 fitting kit and the manufacturers Terrafirma 4×4 describe it as, “The ultimate 4×4 shock absorber.”

“The Terrafirma Mega Sport shock combines the finest quality machining, specialist components and design features,” They continue, “And is built to stand up to the punishment encountered in the hardest off road conditions. Multi stage damping provides outstanding control and the high volume oil contained within the huge remote reservoir dissipates heat ensuring consistent performance for long periods regardless of the terrain.”

“The Mega Sport shock is not vehicle specific and as such will suit custom vehicle builders. Unique Terrafirma mounting systems have been produced to fit these amazing shocks to Land Rover Defenders. It is also possible to fit them to Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classics with some minor modifications needed to the inner wings and panel work.”

And whatever Terrafirma shock you choose you can be sure that it will be of the highest quality, performance and durability.

You can also check out our full, comprehensive range of Terrafirma 4×4 accessories and upgrades for Land Rovers here. And now we are offering a free economy carriage service on all UK mainland offers over £60 excl VAT.


Exciting news Landy lovers, we are giving you the chance to win £200 worth of Britpart or Terrafirma vouchers.

We’re always looking to the future here at Brookwells which means we’ve already started planning for our 2014 calendar. And we want you, our loyal customers, to be involved.

To be in with a chance of winning our fantastic top prize, simply head over to our facebook page and post a Land Rover related picture on our timeline which will be put into contention to be in next year’s Brookwells calendar.

It really can be anything you like, from a Defender up to its snorkel in mud, to a spotless Evoque basking in the sunshine or a classic Series I you’ve found in a barn, right through to the latest Range Rover hot off the production line. Day or night, sun or snow, we’re looking for anything and everything photogenic to do with Landies. It can be anything from one to a hundred Land Rovers doing all manner of things, the more imaginative and creative the better.

If your picture is lucky enough to be selected to be in our final 12, we’ll send you a free copy of the calendar once it’s finalised and you’ll be in the running to win this fantastic voucher.

From the final 12 we will then select the one submission that catches our eye the most and one person will win the £200 voucher for Britpart or Terrafirma goodies.

Everyone who enters will be eligible to receive one of our brand new Back to the Future themed stickers (above). Once you’ve entered your submission to our timeline, we’ll write an acknowledgement in the comments section of the picture and if you want the sticker just send a direct message to the Brookwells Facebook page and we will post it out to you. You can enter as many times as you like, but we have to limit it to one sticker per household.

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2013 and all we ask is that the picture quality is high, landscape, and that the images are your own work so, spread and word and happy snapping!


With the clock ticking on our amazing £200 calendar competition give-away, the Easter Weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get out in your Landy and take the picture that could win the top prize.

We’re always looking to the future here at Brookwells which means plans for our 2014 calendar are already afoot. And we want you to be involved.

To be in with a chance of winning our fantastic top prize, simply head over to our facebook page and post a Land Rover related picture on our timeline which will be put into contention to be in the Brookwells calendar 2014.

It really can be anything you like, from a Defender up to its snorkel in mud, to a spotless Evoque basking in the sunshine or a classic Series I you’ve found in a barn, right through to the latest Range Rover hot off the production line. Day or night, sun or snow, we’re looking for anything and everything photogenic to do with Landies. It can be anything from one to a hundred Land Rovers doing all manner of things, the more imaginative and creative the better.

If your picture is lucky enough to be selected to be in our final 12, we’ll send you a free copy of the calendar once it’s finalised and you’ll be in the running to win this fantastic voucher.

From the final 12 we will then select the one submission that catches our eye the most and one person will win the £200 voucher for Britpart or Terrafirma goodies.

Everyone who enters will be eligible to receive one of our brand new Back to the Future themed stickers (above). Once you’ve entered your submission to our timeline, we’ll write an acknowledgement in the comments section of the picture and if you want the sticker just send a direct message to the Brookwells Facebook page and we will post it out to you. You can enter as many times as you like, but we have to limit it to one sticker per household.

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2013 and all we ask is that the picture quality is high, landscape, and that the images are your own work so, spread and word and happy snapping!


The tow bars are often one of the lowest points on a Land Rover, significantly reducing the departure angle and frequently getting hung up while driving off road. Due to the dual purpose nature of most people’s vehicles, removing the tow bar altogether is not an option.

So, Terrafirma, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Land Rover products, have come up with a solution; their new receiver hitches. They say, “Terrafirma Receiver Hitches help to maintain 100% versatility by providing a female box section mounting point known as a receiver fitted high up, close to the chassis out of harms way.

“The Receiver Hitch allows a variety of male attachments to be connected to your Land Rover including drop plates, recovery points and demountable winch cradles in fact the options are almost limitless.

“The Terrafirma Receiver hitch has a 2 inch internal bore with enough tolerance to allow a snug fitting 2 inch external square section to be inserted and retained by a heavy pin and security clip.

“Terrafirma Receiver hitches are available for a range of Land Rovers and include the necessary fitting kit and retaining pin. The drop plate provides three levels of height adjustment and the recovery point is machined to accept a common bow shackle.”

And as official distributors for Terrafirma, you can get these, and all of their other great products from us. Click on the part number to go to its page and find out more information.

TF873 – Defender 90/110/130 up to 1998

TF876 – Defender 90 1998 onwards

TF877 – Defender 110/130 1998 onwards

TF874 – Discovery 1

TF875 – Discovery 2

TF879 – Drop Plate

TF878 – Recovery Point

TFHPIN – Spare retaining pin

If there’s something that you need but can’t find on our website, don’t hesitate to contact us via email, info@brookwell.co.uk, or on our sales hotline, +44(0)1626 832555 and we’ll be more than happy to help.


Known the world over for their high quality Land Rover accessories, Terrafirma can be trusted to add and improve to your Land Rover with every product they put onto the market. And, as we are official distributors for Terrafirma, you can find their extensive list of products on our website, here.

The latest product to arrive to us is their wide wheel arch kits for Land Rover Defender, Discovery 1, Disco 2 and the Range Rover Classic models.

Here’s what they have to say about them, “Made from almost indestructible vacuum formed plastic the fantastic looking Terrafirma wide wheel arches are a full 2 inches wider than the original, keeping your Land Rover legal when fitted with bigger tyres, not to mention helping to keep the mud off the bodywork.

“They are extremely straight forward to fit, simply line up the new wheel arches against the bodywork above where the originals used to be, mark the screw holes then drill and fix. The kit comes complete with all screws, plastic screw caps and edging strips.

“To facilitate the fitment of larger diameter tyres to Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classics wide wheel arch kits are available for both 3 and 5 door models that enable the body work to be trimmed behind to open up the original arches providing the clearance needed. These arches are a full 2 inches wide, covering wider tyres.

“Cutting the bodywork on a Discovery 2 is far less likely hence Terrafirma offers a 2 inch wide wheel arch protector kit that follows the original bodywork and like the Defender requires no body trimming.”

The parts below are available to buy from Brookwells, click the part number to go their page for more info.

TF110 – 2 Inches Wider Than Standard – Defender Screw Fix (No Cutting Required)

TF113 – 2 Inch Wheel Arches 3 Door – Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classic Screw Fix (Cutting Required)

TF114 – 2″ Wheel Arches 5 Door – Discovery 1 and Range Rover Classic Screw Fix (Cutting Required)

TF115 – 2″ Wheel Arches – DISCOVERY 2 Screw Fix (No Cutting Required)


Terrafirma brake discs offer increased bite from cold and excellent fade resistance in most 4WD braking applications. Whether its a steep rocky descent, ploughing through mud and water or just daily driving, these brake discs will give excellent stopping performance in all conditions and you can get them from Brookwells, your one stop shop for all things Land Rover. Our extensive Terrafirma section can be found here.

As official distributors for Terrafirma, we have access to all of their great products including their grooved brake discs, which are specially machined to force away the dust and gasses that build up between the pad and disc, keeping the brakes cooler and reducing fade. The cross drillings contribute to cooling and heat dissipation and also allow the gasses to escape. Of course they fill with mud when off road, clean them out afterwards when washing the vehicle to maintain performance and pad life.

With overweight four-wheel drive vehicles with oversize tyres, it’s important to find a set of brake pads that really do perform. A heavily laden expedition vehicle will quickly overheat brakes, very large tyres fitted to off road vehicles also require extra brake pedal pressure to stop them turning. Many so-called performance pads are better suited to sports type driving styles where heat is required and can be maintained to enable the pads to really work. Even some well-known brands require the temperature to build up before they start to work effectively.

To get the best from Terrafirma Cross Drilled and Grooved (CDG) brake discs we recommend the use of high quality brake pads such as Lockheed or TRW. These pads give good bite from cold, work well off road especially in low range with high torque engines and transmissions driving against the brakes. They have high wear resistance, low noise and above all when combined with Terrafirma CDG brake discs give a much improved braking performance.

Terrafirma have provided us with this handy chart which allows you to quickly find which discs fit your vehicle, weather your need front or rear fitting, solid or vented discs, as well as the part number which, if entered into our search bar, will take you straight to the right brake discs for your Land Rover.