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XLifter X2

495  (exc. VAT)

Air-suspension controller with the self-leveling feature for the Land Rover® Discovery 3 and 4 (LR3 and LR4 in the USA) & Range Rover® Sport L320 vehicles. Range Rover L322 2007-2012 available from 4Q 2020 (ask before ordering)

XLifter is an advanced air-suspension controller for the Land Rover® vehicles. XLifter allows you to take the air suspension capabilities of your Land Rover to the maximum, making your off-roading or expedition traveling greater experience.

XLifter is an electronic “lift kit” that lets you adjust the height of the vehicle according to your needs, by the touch of a button. In addition, the XLifter can automatically self-level the vehicle, so you no longer have to look for a flat spot while overlanding.

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  • Body height adjustment in seven predefined programs: -35 mm, -25 mm, -15 mm, 0 mm, +15 mm, +25 mm, +55 mm, +75 mm.
  • Precise height adjustment from -40 mm to +75 mm in +-5 mm step in „free“ mode.
  • Automatic self-leveling from up to 4.5° slope for comfortable camping.
  • Extra features: Trailer assistant, Compressor temperature monitoring.
  • Intuitive controls, graphics OLED display.
  • Easy „Plug&Play” installation without in-vehicle changes, wireless technology.
  • XLifter mobile app ready for download from Apple Store / Play Market.
  • Compatible with the Land Rover Discovery 3, 4, a Range Rover Sport L320. Range Rover L322 in development.
  • Dimensions: controller 40 × 71 × 15 mm, EAS unit: 70 × 110 × 29 mm

Documents for download

Notice: XLifter is not a device approved and designed for installation into vehicles intended to be operated on public roads namely pursuant to Act. no. 361/2000 Coll, as amended. For more information click here. By purchasing the device, you acknowledge this fact and agree with the Terms and condition of the seller.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 26 × 6 cm

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.

Unique self-levelling

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!

XLifter is capable of a level maximum tilt of approximately 4.5° in longitudinal (pitch) or traverse (roll) direction, or in any direction provided that the sum of inclines does not exceed 4.5°.

Trailer assistant

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. 

Plug & play installation

Installation is easy. It takes about 20 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 from 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.

Battery friendly

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.

Investment protection

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.

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.