First Four Off Road

Defender Wheels - Steel vs. Alloy

Choosing the correct Defender wheels can be a minefield, so here are a few things to consider before making your purchase.

What do you use your vehicle for?

If your Defender is used for play and you’re a serious off-roader, then alloys are probably not going to be for you. Although it takes more impact to damage an alloy wheel than a steel wheel it’s much more likely that damage to a steel wheel is reparable. Steel bends easily but won’t crack and can usually be hammered back into shape, whereas an alloy is harder to bend but a heavy blow will usually result in an irreparable crack. This is especially important if you use your Defender for expeditions as you can repair a bend in a steel wheel at the road side - it takes time but it is possible. Continue reading

Wade with confidence - how to extend your Land Rovers breathers

Just in case you missed it, our friends at Land Rover Owner International featured an invaluable 'how to' guide for fitting the Nuggetstuff breather kit to extend your Land Rovers breathers.

From The Expert Martin Domoney: ‘Lots of people think that fitting a raised air intake is preparation enough for wading,’ says Martin. ‘While it’s important to protect the engine, the axles, gearboxes and fuel tank need to be taken into consideration too.’

Click here to download a high resolution PDF guide.

LRO wading with confidence

 

 

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Dog guards - protecting your pet and yourself.

Dog in carDid you know it is illegal to drive with your pet unrestrained in your car? Rule 57 of the Highway Code reads “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly... A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.” Continue reading

Product spotlight: SKYTAG GPS tracker

Land Rovers are one of the most targeted vehicles for theft in the world and here at First Four we understand that the safety of your vehicle is paramount. That is why we recommend the SKYTAG GPS tracker.

SKYTAG GPS trackerWhy chose SKYTAG?

The SKYTAG system is already well established within the Land Rover community as an affordable tracking system that can be easily fitted and offers 24 hour, 365 day monitoring. It has a unique monitoring system and is the only tracker to provide direct Police access to real-time location data. With the Police able to gain direct access to the SKYTAG system they can recover your vehicle quickly or if necessary monitor the vehicle from afar, reducing the need for a high speed chase and potential damage to your vehicle. SKYTAG have quoted 11 minutes as the fastest recovery record! Continue reading

Focus on: Australia

If there’s one thing Australia has in abundance it’s rugged terrain, and then theres's the extreme weather, so it’s no wonder they are at the forefront of designing and manufacturing robust, tough and hardworking products.

We’ve recently added products from Australian brands Nugget Stuff and TRED to our website, so we thought we'd compile a company and product spotlight on our Aussie friends and our favourite products. Continue reading

Our Most Popular Discovery 1 Parts

Here at First Four Offroad we supply a magnitude of parts, spares and accessories for the classic Land Rover Discovery 1. Whether you are looking for replacement LED lightswinch bumpersroof rackstow ropeselectric winches or even stickers and merchandise, we believe we have everything that a Land Rover enthusiast could want when upgrading or improving their vehicle. If you can't find the part you are looking for, we will always try to source it for you.

If you are thinking of making some improvements to your Discovery 1, why not check out some of our most popular parts and accessories below.

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Defender Heated Windscreen - Product Spotlight

With the nights drawing in and Autumn approaching (sorry but it's true!) we're starting to turn our attention to winter-proofing our vehicles. One product we've noticed a rising interest in, is our Defender heated windscreen kits.

There's nothing worse than jumping in your Landy, heading off to work or for a big adventure, only to have to sit and wait patiently (or not!) for your windscreen to de-mist or de-frost. This is especially infuriating if your Defender is your daily-driver. Continue reading

Our Most Popular Defender Parts & Accessories

Here at First Four Offroad we supply a magnitude of parts, spares and accessories for all models of the Land Rover Defender. Whether you are looking for replacement LED lightsseat coversroof rackstow ropeswinches or even stickers and merchandise, we believe we have almost anything that a Defender enthusiast could want when upgrading or improving their vehicle.

If you are thinking of making some improvements to your Defender, why not check out some of our most popular parts and accessories below. If you can't find the part you are looking for, we will always try to source it for you.

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Home comforts on tour

If you’re looking to take your vehicle touring this summer here are a few of our products that could help to make your trip that little bit more enjoyable…

front-runner-expander-chairFront Runner Expander Chair

A chair that folds down to the size of a laptop case…. yup, that’s right! Innovative and most importantly, comfortable, the Front Runner Expander Chair is a must have if your vehicle is already packed to the rafters but you don’t want to forgo comfort when you reach your destination.

At 4kg it’s not the lightest but with a steel frame this is to be expected and adds to the durability of the product. It even has a cup holder and handy storage pockets.
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Range Rover Sport Glohh GL-3 Dynamic Tail Lights

If you’re looking to upgrade and modernise your Range Rover Sport there is one product which cannot be overlooked.

Range Rover Sport GL-3 Dynamic Tail Lights Launched in January 2014, the Glohh GL-3 Dynamic Tail Light is a stunning piece of kit that will completely transform the look of your ageing vehicle with the click of a cable in just 15 minutes (apparently!). Continue reading

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