Bavarian company the Offroad Monkeys continues to innovate. This small, family-run business specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality replacement parts for 4WD vehicles.
Initially focussing on parts for the Land Rover Defender, specifically replacement hinges for the doors and bonnet, the company grew its range of Land Rover parts to include replacement wing mirrors, window frame holders with and without LED lights, replacement internal door handles, fuel caps and more. In recent months this range has expanded to incorporate parts for Mercedes G-Class vehicles, including door and tailgate hinges and windscreen wiper shafts. The approach of the company is to take the existing part and to totally improve upon it, focussing on replacing original parts that tend to rust and wear down, and replacing them with high-quality, precision machined aircraft-grade aluminium parts.
The same level of engineering is incorporated into all Offroad Monkeys products, whether it is hinges for the doors, tailgate, window frames or bonnets.
The fact that 4×4 driving takes a toll on every vehicle, makes all parts of a 4wd vehicle work very hard, everything is stressed and can eventually start to wear down and fail. This was the challenge that was taken up by Fabian Müller, the manager of Offroad Monkeys. Sick of seeing hinges fail, Müller decided to design his own solution to the problem, his personal motto is ‘Build things with passion that will last forever.’The team at Offroad Monkeys design and builds the hinges on their premises in Germany, using top-quality materials. All of the parts are made 100% in Germany.
Like the 4WD vehicles they are designed to fit, these parts are designed to last forever. As Müller says, “satisfied customers are loyal customers”.
An example of the type of problem solved by Offroad Monkey’s products is its range of replacement door hinges.
Original door hinges on both vehicles (Defender and G-Class) have quite a few problems. Rust tends to build up and leaks down on the door in a rather ugly manner. Humidity can get into the car. The Monkeys have a permanent solution for that problem. Their door hinges are made from high-strength aluminum and are built to last for an eternity.
Optimum protection against corrosion and external influences with protective anodizing. The hinges contain easy-to-use lubricating nipples. Stainless steel bolts with thick helical grooves for optimum grease dispersion. Exchangeable friction bearings(stainless steel). The parts are complex and precisely milled to give your Landy a new optical highlight. If you install these hinges you will have a permanent end to rusting and jamming door hinges. The Offroad Monkeys Hinge Kits fit all Land Rover Defender 90, 110 and130,1988 and up and parts can be created for other models on request. A full set of replacement hinges is also available for the G-Class.
The Team at Offroad Monkeys really stands behind the quality of its products, and are proud of the fact that these products are built within Germany. You can see their passion shining through in the products. And the team there is always ready to help you to fit the parts or to make special orders for your vehicle. Business is booming for the company as more and more people become aware of the products , and the positive experience of customers is leading to strong growth within the marketplace for Offroad Monkeys parts and accessories.
The team regularly exhibits at trade shows across Germany. Be sure to drop over and visit their stand the next time you see them. These parts are also available via Bearmach in the UK. We recently replaced the hinges on our Defender 90 and you can learn more about these hinges and see us install them in our Land Rover Defender Build special magazine supplement.