HIKE IT has just re-invented the Throttle Controller
Introducing a controller you’ll want to upgrade to! The HIKE IT XS
The HIKE IT XS draws on features and user feedback of the X9 to bring you the most advanced controller on the market and designed BETTER to specifically "wake up" your car by reducing throttle lag and improving the response time from your vehicle's "fly by wire" accelerator. Best of all, the XS is Plug & Play!
What is the HIKE IT XS?
In addition to the amazing features on HIKE IT’s XS, you’ll get an improved design for easier and faster use, ON/OFF overtake mode, VALET and ANTI-SLIP modes and a more advanced LCD that also shows your throttle position.
Simple DIY Plug & Play InstallationAuto IQ Learns your Driving and applies to select the best settingAnti-Theft Pedal LockUser-Friendly Adjustments9 Modes and 40 Drive SettingsFull Certification30 Day 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your Money BackLifetime Product Replacement Warranty
The HIKE IT XS Difference
How it works
The XS has a clever PCB module which updates the points of reference for a vehicles throttle mapping. Throttle Lag is added by manufacturers for a number of reasons including fuel economy. The HIKE IT XS maintains the standard parameters of your vehicle; however, introduces a sharper throttle curve (or smoother when in 4x4 Eco mode) and reduces the "dead zone" in your cars accelerator pedal.
Set & Forget Mode
Auto IQ Selection Mode:
HIKE IT's Auto IQ Control Mode lets the driver set and forget while the XS learns the driver's behaviour and selects the mode from the best of 40 mode settings based on the current driving situation. Generally, fly-by-wire pedal accelerator systems have two sensors that measure both how hard and far the pedal; the XS tweaks these for a more enjoyable, safer and fuel saving drive.
For maximum accelleration
HIKE IT Mode
HIKE IT's Performance mode (with 10 level settings) is not for the 'Sunday driver'. HIKE IT setting 1 is classified as intense while setting 7-10 is like 'launch mode'. Touching the mode button while in any mode will activate 'Over-Take mode' that will instantly put the XS into HIKE IT Mode setting 10
For Everyday Driving
HIKE IT's Cruise mode (with 10 level settings) is a toned-down version of the popular sport/tow mode which will give you more of a boost than your cars original setting. It's perfect for everyday driving that won't blow out your fuel bill and knock your socks off.
performance when you need it
HIKE IT's Sport/Tow mode (with 10 level settings) is a fun way to get around without the adrenalin boost of HIKE IT mode. It's perfect when towing anything and will adjust perfectly to the application at hand. After Auto IQ Mode, Sport/Tow mode is the most favoured.
perfect for offroad & fuel saving
Economy Mode (E) Economy mode has 10 settings that reduce the response from the pedal which will improve fuel economy and with a dampened response it can be particularly handy in situations such as driving off road, towing, beach driving etc.
More modes than you can poke a stick at!
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Improve Power without additional stress on your Vehicle, just better response!
The HIKE IT XS works just like the 'Sport' button found in many cars by cutting down the amount of pedal travel required to achieve 'Throttle Wide Open' which will allow you to access the engines full potential. The HIKE IT XS is pre-programmed with 9 adjustable mode maps which are finely tuned for your vehicle. Each function will alter the throttle signal in a different way which can be set depending on your preference.
Transmission Specific Settings
When gears are changed in both Auto and Manual Transmissions, there is always a slight delay in throttle response which can affect take off speed and general safety. The HIKE IT XS sits between the pedal and your car's ECU to intercept the signal and process it in order to quicken the response time. The XS has individual setting based on you car's transmission to tune the signal further while maintaining the original feel of an Auto or Manual Transmission.
Auto Brightness Adjustment
Built into the face of the HIKE IT XS is a clever Ambient Light Sensor which will adjust the brightness of the blue display light so you can see the settings perfectly in day light and you won't be blinded at night time.
Undetectable by your Car Dealership!
We understand the last thing you want to do is void your new car warranty. With the HIKE IT you don't need to wait for your warranty to finish before you can start customising it and improving it's driving performance.
Once removed, the HIKE IT won't leave a trace when removed while some other aftermarket tuners or programmers will add "red flags" on the ECU after installed. Rest assured that the HIKE IT is 100% UNTRACEABLE by dealerships. Before visiting your dealer for a service just unplug the HIKE IT and hide it out of sight. For repair work we recommend removing it just to be safe.
FEEL THE POWER OF YOUR CAR WITHOUT EXTENSIVE & EXPENSIVE MODIFICATIONS
Introducing the most advanced Pedal Controller on the market. The HIKE IT XS is a simple yet effective throttle response modification system designed to improve your driving experience. Fitting between the accelerator pedal and the ECU (the cars brain), on modern 'drive-by-wire' vehicles, the HIKE IT Pedal Controller maximizes the signal to give the smoothest and most effective response while driving. Suited to both diesel and petrol vehicles the HIKE IT XS makes the vehicle more driveable in many ways including:
When overtaking it is essential to access all the engine's power as efficiently as possible. The enhanced throttle response from the XS improves that efficiency and therefore the speed and safety of an overtaking maneuver.
A better throttle response from HIKE IT plays a major part in the overall driving experience as it gives the driver superior, customised control over the acceleration of their vehicle.
Coming out of a Corner
Prior to entering a corner, the vehicle's brakes are applied and power is reduced. When the accelerator is applied through that corner or after the corner, the vehicle needs to respond smoothly and quickly in order to maintain the correct road speed. A better throttle response improves the power delivery and helps the car accelerate from the corner more effectively.
Seems fine so far, tough install for me
The install was not easy for me, the tiny install instructions aren't great for an area of the Jeep you can't really get to visually. I've only been able to use it a few times now, so actual performance is still in the air, but this is the second request I've gotten to review it.
Best throttle response ever!
I mainly keep it in cruise mode. It definitely drives better than when I first bought my Jeep. Now I’m averaging about 21-22, sometimes 23 miles per gallon out of my 2014 JKU Sahara. If I ever purchase another Jeep, will definitely purchase another Hike-IT XS !
Worth every penny and more.
It is amazing. I have a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon V6 with 4.88 gears and 35" tires and steel front and rear bumpers and steel rock sliders and a full underbelly skid plate system and recovery equipment. Needless to say that my Jeep is a little heavy and sluggish. It is a cruiser rock crawler. The HIKE IT-XS has made my Jeep feel like I have a strong V8 and driving it is that much more pleasurable. I have I love using the different modes. I love using the cruise mode on the street. I use Auto mode on the freeway. I use the ECO mode in my neighborhood. I use the launch mode to get away from cars I feel are not paying attention. It is awesome. I use the launch mode to get on the freeway. The valet mode when I'm in a parking lot. I can't wait to use the 4x4 mode next time I go wheeling. I think everyone should at least give it a try. It is an amazing product. Thank you.