Raise, lower, level
The XLifter gives you precise control over your vehicle’s electronic air suspension (EAS). Raise or lower your car far beyond factory settings without the speed restrictions. Tackle difficult terrain or fit into low-clearance spaces with ease. Use the unique self-levelling feature to level your vehicle on almost any uneven terrain with the touch of a button. Enjoy a unique sleeping experience whilst travelling either in-car or with a roof top tent.
The XLifter is about passion, joy and adventure. The passion for Land Rovers, off-roading, and exploring the limits of beyond. The joy of unleashing new capabilities of 4×4 and your off-road vehicle. To live the adventure. The XLifter makes the beyond a more comfortable place. Dare to be different.
Supported by these car models
LAND ROVER® DISCOVERY 3
LR3 L319 (2004 – 2009)
LAND ROVER® DISCOVERY 4
LR4 L319 (2009 – 2016)
RANGE ROVER® SPORT 1ST GEN
L320 (2005 – 2012)
RANGE ROVER® 3RD GEN
L322 (2007 – 2009)
RANGE ROVER® 3RD GEN
L322 (2010 – 2012)
How does XLifter work?
Imagine the XLifter as an electronic equivalent of lift rods (i.e. the Johnson rods), but with the length of each rod is adjusted electronically according to the current setting.
The signals from the wheel height sensors are transferred to the XLifter EAS unit via the “Y” wire loom. The EAS unit’s main task is to adjust these signals accordingly. In real-time, a thousand times per second. Viewed this way, the EAS units are “muscles” that carry hard work.
By contrast, the control module is the “brain” of the system. It contains all of the intelligence and translates user inputs into specific instructions for the EAS unit.
To get an easy understanding at a glance, please watch our “official” video on YouTube.
What is the XLifter capable of?
The XLifter offers two main options for height adjustment: the preprogramed “Lifter” mode for easy use and the “Lifter-free” mode for unrestricted manual height adjustment in 5 mm steps.
Maximum lift with XLifter is 125 mm above Standard ROAD height.
Excellent ground clearance 330 mm with 32″ tyres.
In the „Lifter“ mode, 7 pre-set programs are available:
|Program name||∆ Height||Description|
|Sky Rocket||+75 mm||Extra high clearance, for technical terrain. Equivalent to the “extended” mode. Use temporarily and with caution.|
|Off Road||+55 mm||Standard off road. Equivalent to the original “Off Road” setting, but without speed restriction. Permanent use.|
|OneInch Lift||+25 mm||Light off road. Permanent use.|
|Aesthetic Lift||+15 mm||Aesthetics. Permanent use.|
|Disengaged||+0 mm||No-change. XLifter is invisible for the vehicle.|
|Highway Drop||-15 mm||Aesthetics. Permanent use.|
|OneInch Drop||-25 mm||Better aerodynamics & fuel consumption. Smaller cornering rolls. Permanent use.|
|Super Drop||-35 mm||Extra low mode for low-clearance spaces / loading the vehicle. Air springs almost deflated. Temporary use.|
The selected height changes are always added/subtracted to the original Land Rover position selected on the centre console (“Access”, “Standard”, “Off Road”). Thus, the maximum height that can be reached from the “Standard” position is +12.5 cm (5″).
Please note that the Skyrocket program is disabled when in the original “Off Road” position due to wheel articulation limits. You can use the “Lifter-free” mode for such extreme lifts.
The height adjustments done by the XLifter are not limited by the vehicle speed.
The XLifter is the world’s first and only kit that allows the Land Rover vehicle self-level automatically, up to from 4.5° degrees slope.
The XLifter contains a high-precision tilt sensor. It is calibrated once when the vehicle is at even surface. When at a camping spot, just press the button, and the XLifter levels the vehicle automatically by adjusting the height of each wheel accordingly.
This feature has been specially developed for all over-landers or expedition travelers. Roof tent or “in-car” sleeping setup? Don’t bother finding a flat spot anymore!
When you need precise and easy control of your hitch this feature is exactly for you. A desired feature – comes standard in newer models LR Defenders and Discoveries – it is now available on XLifter with firmware update 1.02 & on the latest release of our mobile app.
In contrast with standard “flat” height change, the trailer assist changes car pitch. The resulting rotational effect greatly enhances the hitch adjustment range. A great feature for car-towing trailers, two-axles trailer tire change. Or simply forget the trailer and use the feature to make your dogs jump-in with ease 🙂
Check out this quick, but the self-explanatory video here on YouTube.
Compressor temperature monitoring
The temperature monitoring is a new feature brought by the XLifter X2 EAS unit. The vehicle compressor is designed for short quick burst operations, not for continuous use. When Suspension is raised and lowered extensively, demand for air refills increases. The compressor kicks in and starts to heat up. When overheated, the vehicle computer stops further operation until cooled down – without letting the user know about it. Hence we brought the temp. monitoring to the X2 model. Play it nicely. When the temperature gets to the high or critical range, let it cool down for a moment. Be nice to your car.
ABS failure recovery
We hope you will never have to use this feature! When the ABS Sensor failure occurs in the Discovery 3/4/RRS, the suspension is locked and the car is lowered almost to bump stops – all for your safety.
Nice idea, but you really do not want this to happen while overlanding in remote areas – you’ll get stuck in a middle of nowhere! So just in case, there is an ABS Sensor recovery emergency feature, which re-lifts the vehicle again, allowing you to get back to civilization for repairs.
Check out this quick, but self-explanatory video here on YouTube.
Selectable default lift (-15 mm to +55 mm)
Designed mainly for 32” and bigger tires users.
In the unlikely case of Xlifter reset – battery disconnection, controller disconnected for a long time – Xlifter will “boot up” into selected lift instead of +0 mm. Prevents tire rubbing in the LR “Standard” height.
You can consider the Xlifter as a true mechanical lift-rods replacement.
Plug & play installation
Installation is easy. It takes about 30-60 minutes and you can totally do it yourself. Not rocket science. There are only two screws to unscrew and Wireless communication between the units eliminates difficult in-vehicle wiring.
The EAS unit is fixed with Velcro fasteners and is connected by the Y cable loom.
The Control unit can be placed anywhere in the vehicle and it is powered from the 12 V cigarette lighter socket (or any other suitable 12 V point).
There are no changes in the vehicle. No drilling, cutting, or soldering. This means that XLifter can be easily removed if necessary.
Still not sure? We’ve made the installation video guide for you. See it here on YouTube. It’s based on L3/Discovery3, but D4 and RRS are very similar. And a word of warning – it’s a special edition. The current COVID-19 situation is serious, but we are still allowed to smile, aren’t we?
Built for reliability
The XLifter is designed and built for reliability from the beginning. The Control unit and the EAS unit are intentionally separated. This “split” design allows the EAS unit to be as simple as possible. And what is simple is reliable. In addition, robust protection circuitry is built-in. All inputs and outputs are protected for overvoltage, polarity reverse and radio interference… The XLifter has passed thousands of hours of testing in several vehicles without any major issues. You can just depend on it.
XLifter won’t kill the car battery in the long run. The XLifter EAS unit draws a super-low quiescent current of 0.0005 Amps when asleep. We just took the extra mile effort with proper hardware design. Xlifter falls asleep and wakes up with the car systems properly. This should be “given” with all modern products, but as we found, it quite isn’t. So with the XLifter installed, don’t worry about having a flat battery when left the car for a long time.
As safe as possible
Though the XLifter is not officially certified device, safety comes first. The EAS has several layers of protection both on hardware and software level.
The software algorithm intelligently limits wheel adjustments to stay within allowed limits. The control module senses the original vehicle height and automatically restricts incompatible pre-set programs in the original “Access” or “Off Road” position heights. This means that the original vehicle system is less prone to throw non-fatal “yellow” warnings.
The control module has a keylock feature. This safety measure is designed to allow for when the vehicle is driven by a 3rd party and you want to prevent them from changing the air suspension settings. Safety first.
The XLifter is portable between all compatible cars. Have you installed the XLifter into Discovery 3 and upgrading to Discovery 4? Take XLifter with you. It’s just a matter of settings. You are not locked to one specific vehicle type.
And there is a Wi-Fi firmware upload facility. When new firmware is ready, perhaps with new features, you upload it from your cell phone, notebook, etc. Simply, wirelessly. Check out this youtube Xlifter firmware upgrade guide!
Mobile APP support
Ok, a moment of honesty. The XLifter is intentionally designed in a way that a mobile APP is not needed. The logic is simple. The XLifter is tuned to make things easy while Off-roading. Working with a mobile touchscreen while negotiating bumpy rough technical terrain is hard. There is a good reason for the simple layout of physical keys on the control module.
But, we understand the world’s love affair with mobile apps and kept all this in mind while building our ours. The result is a no-nonsense, simplistic yet clever, and ultimately helpful app. So if you prefer – use your cell phone to level, adjust, select presets and check compressor temperature, or any other of the remaining several features, some of which are unique to the app. It’s a highly functional remote control for your unit you will love to mess with.