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> Long life, high intensity LEDs
> Wide spread of light
> Angled light source
> Quick to install
> Compact design
> Waterproof to IP66
> E-type approved

The Astro gives a wide spread of light; perfectly angled for awning and area lighting. The lights incorporates the Orizon LED strip light which uses the latest in LED technology, offering optimum performance and extended life. The properties of these LEDs give greater luminosity, allowing for a brighter unit whilst using fewer LEDs to maintain the low power draw.

The Astro is approximately twice as long as a standard awning light, thereby increasing the spread of light along the side of a vehicle offering greater external illumination. The angled wash of light to the floor also makes it a perfect light source to illuminate work areas, shelving, lockers and much more.

The LED strip sits within a slim aluminium housing which conceals the fixings; and with ABS snap-on end caps, this compact light unit is quick and easy to install. The PCB driver, components and LEDs are completely encased within a polycarbonate extrusion, which protects against moisture ingress.

Voltage range (VDC) – 10 – 14
Average current (A) – 0.24
Light output (Im) – 320
Watts (W) – 3
Size (L x W x H mm) – 343 x 43 x 31
Temp. range (ºC) – -30 – +40
IP rating (IP) – IP66


Pretend, for a minute, that you’re a car thief. Given the choice between two cars – a brand new Land Rover Defender and a 10-year-old model – which would you steal? While most of us non-thieves would pick the newer model, most car thieves wouldn’t, they are more likely to target old cars than new ones, since old cars tend to have outdated, easily avoidable security systems.

Car thieves think in terms of simplicity, not value, and most of their targets aren’t the luxurious, expensive cars you might expect them to be. Even if you think of your car as unremarkable and unlikely to be stolen, it could be a target. Normalcy is a great thing for thieves; it allows them to blend into the crowd after they’ve stolen your car and more easily avoid detection by the police.

Skytag GPS tracker is a proven, comprehensive stolen vehicle location service that can locate and track your vehicle anywhere in the World, within metres.
Our Monitoring system is the only system to provide direct Police access to live, real time location data. This unique feature speeds up the recovery process and enables the Police to monitor the vehicle from a distance, reducing the chance of a high speed chase and damage to your vehicle.

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Britpart have recently introduced a new range of heavy duty galvanised chassis for Defender 110 Td5 and 300Tdi vehicles.

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They are manufactured to original plans with 3, 4 and 8mm steel and thicker steel is used in high stress areas rather than lamination meaning the chassis is considerably stronger in those areas.

The frame is then hot galvanised which a quality durable finish, they are then fitted with additional inspection holes in the legs etc so the chassis can be cleaned out and or easily waxoyld to give long term protection.

If you are interested in giving your Defender a new lease of life then please give us a call on 01626 833848 or email us on info@brookwell.co.uk and we will get back to you.

 

 

 

 


Normally the only way to correct the castor angle on a beam
axle vehicle is to fit castor corrected radius arms or go through
the lengthy process of repositioning the brackets on the axle.
Something which takes considerable time and skill. Britpart offer
you an alternative. These castor corrected swivel housings come
as a handed pair. They are a direct replacement for vehicles
normally using the FRC7065 swivel housing but they have
the mounting holes positioned to give 3 degrees of additional
castor. The swivel housings are from the OEM supplier and then
machined to our specification.
Kit contents – Swivel housing; swivel pin bearing; gasket; seals;
plate; shims; joint washers; swivel pin upper – non-ABS & swivel
housing grease sachet.


So after witnessing the awesome power of the Talon 9,500lb winch fitted to the Ice Warrior in my last blog I just had to buy a winch for my Defender as well.

After some thought I decided to fit the Tiger Shark 9,500lb winch which is part of their entry-level range which at just £250.88 + vat is a bit of a billy bargain.

They can be supplied in various from 9,500lb sizes right up to 17,500lb which would be large enough to just about pull a house down!

These have been designed for vehicle recovery use in the leisure market and would be more than adequate for my (hopefully) very occasional use.

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I booked it into my good buddy’s workshop, first off we bolted the winch unit into place in the winch bumper followed by wiring it in which is actually far simpler than I first thought it would be, or perhaps he just made it look that way!

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We also made a small bracket to mount the power cut off switch which is an essential fitment when fitting a winch to any vehicle and mounted it in the engine bay out of harm’s way.

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So it’s first outing was on a weekend in Wales where it was called into duty recovering a Ford Ranger campervan which had a got a bit out of shape on a wet grassy slope, the Ranger had done really well getting around but All Terrain tyres on wet grass just don’t go…the winch did an awesome job of pulling the heavy Ranger up the hill and really didn’t feel it at all. I’m seriously impressed and reckon the 9,500lb capacity is more than adequate for normal vehicle recovery situations and would recommend it to anybody looking for a budget winch with the all-important parts back up you get from Superwinch.

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All of the products mentioned in our blog are available to purchase from our online shop, just put the part numbers listed into our search engine facility and press go or if you have any enquiries drop us an email to info@brookwell.co.uk or call us on 01626 833848.

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The Puma 6 speed manual gearbox can suffer from wear on the output shaft of the gearbox where it mates to the input shaft of the transfer box in the extension casing, when this happens a feared geabox replacement can be overcome by changing just a few parts. Here is what we would recommend;

TUD500020 Output Shaft

LR030054 Output Shaft Flange

TYC500160 Output Flange Clip

TZB500140 Rear Oil Seal

LR006096 Bolt

LR0058800 Front Oil Seal

ICV100000 Transfer Box Oil Seal

All these items are available on our website to purchase.


Heavy-duty

Kit includes Plus 5″ shock absorbers*

  • Defender 110 – up to 1994 – narrow bush
Britpart can offer a complete or partial suspension package suitable for whatever you intend to use your Land Rover for!

Kit contents –
> Springs – front & rear – pair
> Britpart Cellular Dynamic Shock Absorbers – front & rear – pair
> Radius arms – front & rear
> Spring retainers – front & rear
> Bush sets

Shock Absorbers – A highly advanced foam design shock absorber!

The Britpart Cellular Dynamic Shock Absorber represents a significant advance in Land Rover suspension systems.It features a cellular foam insert instead of a normal nitrogen gas or air, this is to stop the oil from boiling. The foam takes up less room which means more room for oil, 50% more, which offers maximum heat dispersion. This heat dispersion translates to a very subtle but controlled ride that will not fade no matter how hard you push them. They are ideal for a driver who needs more control to complement performance improvements or to enhance a standard vehicle. The unique design ensures ride comfort and cornering ability is maximised and of course they are superb off-road.

> Cellular technology tube
> Sintered 18mm rod
> Reinforced welded mounts
> Polyurethane bush
> Single piece eye ring
> Heavy-duty powder coating

Coil Springs – The right choice when replacing the old sagging original springs!

Britpart performance springs are high quality, versatile and competitively priced – the right choice when replacing the old sagging original springs.

Developed by one of the world’s top spring manufacturers these high quality, powder coated yellow springs have been designed with the needs of today’s Land Rover owners in mind. Britpart performance lifted springs have the added benefit of improving your vehicles approach and departure angles which in turn allows you to overcome more obstacles when off-roading.

As Land Rovers are often working vehicles as well as the family car, uprated springs must offer the ability to carry loads, handle off-road terrain and provide a good ride on road. The progressive springs offer a compliant ride when lightly loaded, but firm up as the load increases.

*Note – The Plus 5″ Cellular Dynamic Shock Absorbers are specialist suspension products and to install them additional fabrication work or brackets may be required. Please ensure that they are fitted by a competent expert.


Britpart can offer a complete or partial suspension package suitable for whatever you intend to use your Land Rover for!

Kit contents –
> Springs – front & rear – pair
> Britpart Cellular Dynamic Shock Absorbers – front & rear – pair
> Radius arms – front & rear
> Spring retainers – front & rear
> Bush sets

Shock Absorbers – A highly advanced foam design shock absorber!

The Britpart Cellular Dynamic Shock Absorber represents a significant advance in Land Rover suspension systems.It features a cellular foam insert instead of a normal nitrogen gas or air, this is to stop the oil from boiling. The foam takes up less room which means more room for oil, 50% more, which offers maximum heat dispersion. This heat dispersion translates to a very subtle but controlled ride that will not fade no matter how hard you push them. They are ideal for a driver who needs more control to complement performance improvements or to enhance a standard vehicle. The unique design ensures ride comfort and cornering ability is maximised and of course they are superb off-road.

> Cellular technology tube
> Sintered 18mm rod
> Reinforced welded mounts
> Polyurethane bush
> Single piece eye ring
> Heavy-duty powder coating

Coil Springs – The right choice when replacing the old sagging original springs!

Britpart performance springs are high quality, versatile and competitively priced – the right choice when replacing the old sagging original springs.

Developed by one of the world’s top spring manufacturers these high quality, powder coated yellow springs have been designed with the needs of today’s Land Rover owners in mind. Britpart performance lifted springs have the added benefit of improving your vehicles approach and departure angles which in turn allows you to overcome more obstacles when off-roading.

As Land Rovers are often working vehicles as well as the family car, uprated springs must offer the ability to carry loads, handle off-road terrain and provide a good ride on road. The progressive springs offer a compliant ride when lightly loaded, but firm up as the load increases.


Become a 4×4 Vehicle Volunteer and help your local community and emergency services!

The UK has seen a serious change in weather conditions over the last couple of years especially over the last 6 months. Because of this our local authorities, local communities and emergency services are often pushed to their limits and often fall back on 4×4 response groups to give a helping hand.

If you want to get involved in one of the groups then the 4×4 Response UK website is an ideal place to start. From here you can look for groups in your area that you can join or get advice on how to start your own if there isn’t one already. If you do plan to start your own response group they do warn that you should never underestimate the amount of responsibility and time this may take or involve.

A common misconception is that you are required to have a Land Rover to be a part of one of these groups. In reality a lot of the regions will accept owners of; Shoguns, Land Cruisers, Fronteras, Delicias, Mavericks, Terranos and even vehicles as varied as Kia Sorrentos, Nissans Quashqais, Audi All Road and Subaru Imprezas. Basically if you have a car that might be able to help out in severe weather conditions, offer assistance in rural areas or aid emergency services with critical staff transfers then you will be needed. 4×4 Volunteers will often be required to complete a course of training but that will also depend on the groups in your area. Even if you don’t have a 4×4 the groups are always looking for support volunteers as well.

Being a 4×4 response volunteer is very rewarding and provides a crucial support to our emergency services and local communities. If you work full time that’s not a problem either as a lot of members for each region work part time, shift work or are retired so cover is always on hand.

To find out more information and see if you want to become a 4×4 Response Vehicle member visit their website. Thanks to 4×4 response for the image. 


This year a 4×4 and vintage spares day is being held in Skipton at the Skipton Auction Mart on the 31st of March. Its Europe’s biggest 4×4 and vintage auto jumble which has already called in at Malvern and has additional stops at Newbury on the 7th of April and the 6th of October. It then returns to Skipton on the 22nd October.

Previous events have contained over 600 traders and had visitors from all over Europe. At the event you will be able to buy and/or sell 4×4 spares, land rover parts, ex-military vehicle spares, new vehicle parts and obsolete stock. You will of course be able to get your hands on Vintage spares that include tractor parts, agrijumble tools, farm memorabilia, clear outs and lorry parts.

If you’re interested in being a trader at the event or want to book standard tickets you can download a booking form from HERE. If you’re a seller costs vary depending on the size of your vehicle & trailer but if you just want to attend and browse then an adults tickets is just £4 (£6.50 for the Newbury event)

Cars, 4×4’s & small vans £20 4×4 with trailers & large vans £25 Lorry’s £35

For directions you can look at the event HERE: