Llams Height Kit - Landrover New Defender (L663)
The Llams electronic air suspension height controller allows selection of off-road and high-speed heights at any speed.
Sand, tracks and high-crown outback roads can now be driven at either full off-road height or a lesser 30 mm raised height without the normal 50 kph speed restriction then return to on-road height when conditions are suitable. Raised by 30 mm provides improved ride on rough tracks due to more bump-stop clearance. High speed lowered height provides improved on-road handling without the usual high speed requirement and when used with Access mode it provides improved access for young children and the mobility-impaired.
Height options are LOW (either high speed -20 mm or -35 mm selected during calibration), MEDIUM (+30 mm) and HIGH (off-road height) when used in normal height mode. Use of HIGH with Off-road mode provides approximately super-extended mode height which has the usual Off-road mode speed restriction. Extra low special mode can be used on later model vehicles for minimum height to drive under low objects. Extra high special mode is provided to regain Off-road height if the suspension lowers due to an ABS or steering angle fault.
The controller is supplied as a plug-in kit for vehicles fitted with Terrain Response. It contains a controller module, height switch with LED and lead, a special mode switch and lead, a wiring harness with plugs to connect between the vehicle’s harnesses and the suspension ecu and a loop-back plug for use if the module is temporarily removed. Whilst the module is not tied to a particular vehicle, it must be calibrated to a vehicle before use due to the various implementations of the suspension system even in same vehicle models.
A Land Rover height kit, also known as a suspension lift kit or leveling kit, offers several benefits to the vehicle and the driver. Here are some of the advantages:
1. Increased Ground Clearance: One of the primary benefits of a height kit is increased ground clearance. By raising the vehicle's suspension, it provides additional space between the undercarriage and the ground. This is particularly useful for off-road enthusiasts as it allows them to navigate over rough terrain, rocks, or obstacles without damaging the vehicle's underside.
2. Off-Road Capability: With increased ground clearance, a Land Rover equipped with a height kit gains improved off-road capability. It enables the vehicle to tackle more challenging terrains, such as deep ruts, steep inclines, or river crossings, by reducing the risk of bottoming out or getting stuck. It also provides better approach, departure, and breakover angles, allowing the vehicle to traverse uneven surfaces more easily.
3. Larger Tire Fitment: A height kit often allows for the installation of larger tires, both in terms of diameter and width. Larger tires offer several advantages, including improved traction, better stability, and enhanced off-road performance. They can also enhance the vehicle's appearance, giving it a more rugged and aggressive look.
4. Improved Articulation: Articulation refers to the suspension's ability to flex and absorb uneven terrain. A height kit can enhance the vehicle's articulation, allowing the wheels to maintain better contact with the ground on undulating surfaces. This leads to increased traction, better stability, and improved off-road performance.
5. Enhanced Visibility: Raising the vehicle's height can provide the driver with an improved field of vision. This can be beneficial when driving off-road or in situations where a higher vantage point is desired, such as during overland expeditions or wildlife spotting. It allows the driver to see obstacles, trail conditions, and potential hazards more easily, enhancing safety and driving confidence.
6. Customization and Personalization: Installing a height kit gives Land Rover owners the opportunity to customize and personalize their vehicles. It allows them to modify the appearance and performance to suit their preferences and specific needs. Whether it's for aesthetic reasons or off-road functionality, a height kit offers flexibility in tailoring the vehicle to the owner's desires.
It's important to note that installing a height kit may impact the vehicle's warranty and alter its driving characteristics. It's recommended to consult with professionals or experienced enthusiasts who can guide you through the process and ensure the modifications are done correctly and safely.
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