Owner Jim Marsden is legendary in the off roading world and has a big following. Gigglepin winches are also legendary and have been tested to the extreme by Jim and loads of others.
Gigglepin Winches are probably the most iconic name on the British offroading scene, especially amongst the challenge fraternity. Gigglepin products have been tried and tested in the most challenging environments, by proprietor Jim Marsden at most of the top European events and is one of the very few UK competitors to cross the pond to battle against American competitors at the King of the Hammers event. Most UK competitors aspire to own a Gigglepin winch but this kind of quality comes at a price, so most people tend to upgrade their winches bit by bit from Gigglepin’s range of bolt on upgrades.
Goodwinch is a small family run business based in rural North Devon. Shipping our range of TDS winches and a wide range of accessories worldwide.
Wil took over Goodwinch Ltd in 2018, from the original founder Mr David Bowyer who lovingly built up the business to the brand we all know and love today. Sue and Trev have worked for Goodwinch for 15+ years and moved with the business when it changed hands and premises. They truly are part of the family here at Goodwinch. When phoning you’ll speak to Sue, if you’ve got a technical question you will be handed down to the workshop where Trev is happy to help with any questions you may have. He has been repairing, servicing winches, making ropes for many years and truly can do this with his eyes closed! He also makes a great cup of Tea. In the workshop you will also find Sam, who joined the team at its new premises in North Devon in 2018 to work alongside Trev in the workshop, specialising in building our capstan winch range, working hard on social media to keep you all updated on what’s happening and carrying out general day to day duties here in the workshop.
Wil had worked for the same company for many years and decided it was time for a change, so off he went to figure out what it was he wanted to do, what better to do than something you’re passionate about? So he chose Goodwinch and now him and his team work many hours testing, assembling and packing goods to be shipped worldwide.
Pauline is in charge of the money, and tries to keep us all in check when it comes to spending, although she has been known to spend quite a lot too! With her unique personality Pauline really does bring the office alive.
Many of you may know Sam and Wil from the Off-road sport, Wil has been competing in this sport for 20+ years. Sam has followed in his footsteps and has become very passionate about the sport. Both travelling across the UK and Europe to compete in competitions.
Between us all we have a wide and varied knowledge of winches, we will always try our best to answer your questions, if we are unsure we will do the hard work to go and find the answers for you. We also now offer a winch refurbishing service and can repair and obtain spares for most makes. We also offer a fitting service for winches and bumpers.
Our TDS range of electric winches are waterproof.
Goodwinch also supply the incredibly strong and lightweight Dyneema® Bowrope, a 12 Strand Synthetic Fibre rope to replace the usual wire winch rope, This is made from Dyneema® SK78 High Modulus Polyethylene Fibre, to an exacting specification set by Goodwinch Limited. A suitable aluminium hawse fairlead is also available to fit our range of winches.
FullFlex Springs is up and coming bespoke lift springs for your landrover or rangerover, anything from liner to progressive, +2 to +8, transform your ride, Bespoke coilover springs, made to order, any rate, any ID, any length, choice of colours.
Like many things, great ideas and opportunities come about by chance. That is certainly the case for Theoc 4×4 founders Dan Williams and Graham Daly.
The pair first met while working at the local car dealership in their hometown of Tewkesbury (Theocsbury). They were both united in their passion for motocross and that quickly escalated into cars. Their first project, as are many, started with converting a Suzuki Vitara into an off-roader, learning the hard way of what works and what should be left alone!
Shortly after, they started modifying and building their own components to compete their Land Rover Defender 90 in winch challenge events before tackling the Welsh Xtreme. The word quickly spread and people liked what they had done to their Defender, so the pair decided to set up Theoc 4×4. Since starting the company in 2015 they have progressed from modifying Defenders to full on Ultra4 builds.
Custom Roll Cage
All our cages are built using Motorsport Grade CDS Tubing and conform to MSA Ultra4 specifications. Since construction of our first competition roll cage in 2013 everyone has passed rigerous scuritineering at events in the UK and across Europe. Whether you are looking to build a full space frame Ultra 4 racer or an internal roll cage for a drift car – Theoc 4×4 has you covered.
Axles & Suspension
Building a wide variety of trucks over the years has given us a wealth of knowledge when it comes to setting up axles and suspension. With the axles we can upgrade the existing stock ones on your daily driver or fully build a pair of custom axles. We use Ashcroft Engineering; RCV; ARB and ATOM parts in our axles builds depending on your budget and how hard you want to push things. When it comes to suspension fitting and set up we work with King Suspension; Fox and Terrafirma Racing. We do not just focus on racing. We can set up your tow vehicle, fit replacement shocks and springs or upgrade to an air bag system. Paired with our fabrication section we are able to make custom mounts in house to get your set up spot on.
The ability to fabricate most of our parts in house is essential at Theoc 4×4. Being able to fabricate the smallest of parts from cable tie tabs and coolant T pieces to bespoke brackets and custom radiator shrouds. In this job no two builds are ever the same. Having the skills and right equipment enables us to quickly work around situations that arise instead of out sourcing those time consuming elements. Our CNC plasma cutter; CNC brake press; NC tube bender paired with our collection of mills and lathes give Theoc 4×4 the capabilities to create whatever you are looking for, or, something completely radical. If we do not push the boundaries in terms of creating new components or trying out ideas, we are not evolving. That mind set created Theoc 4×4 in the first place and we will never change.
RA Land Rovers is a small independent Land Rover parts supplier based in East Northamptonshire. We have noticed a large gap in the local area where you can pick up parts without having to order online at high prices and wait for delivery, and our aim is to provide quality and reliable parts at competitive prices. Work is also undertaken on vehicles such as servicing, welding, fabrication and electrical repairs. We are keen “off-roaders” ourselves and have a wealth of knowledge of the Land Rover marque.
We are located in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Appointments must be made prior.
RA Land Rovers Ltd Purveyors of Quality Parts. RA Land Rovers is an independent Land Rover parts supplier and workshop based in Rushden, East Northamptonshire. Our aim is to provide quality and reliable parts at competitive prices.
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