Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57338 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57338

  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Occasional Towing and Hauling

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee


Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all four wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.


LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, two-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. The endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.


This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. And if your truck has a 5th wheel hitch installed, you can use the included self-drilling screws instead of the u-bolts to install the air spring kit. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove them from your vehicle and return them for a full product refund. Now that's confidence.



57338 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL57338 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL57338 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2 Wheel Drive

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - Pickup

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - Pickup

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 4 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup - 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Pickup - 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup - 4 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Pickup - 4 Wheel Drive



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Video of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2013 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra, well be installing the Air Lift Vehicle Suspension System, part number AL57338. This will be the rear airbag setup for our vehicle. To begin our install, well first need to remove a few of the manufacturers components, starting with the jounce bumper. To remove the jounce bumper, well just take a flat blade screwdriver, get in between the jounce bumper cup and the jounce bumper itself, and pry it out of the cup. Next, on both sides, well remove the bolt that secures the rear brake line to the back of the jounce bump stop. Also here on the drivers side, well need to remove the bolt and bracket that secures the parking brake cable. Well remove the bolt from the frame and then remove the bracket off the cable, and we will relocate it once we complete installing the airbag.

Now, Ill move over to the passengers side. Well also need to remove the parking brake cable bracket that runs to the front of the jounce stop bracket.Now with our hardware set aside, were ready to go ahead and start assembling our new airbag suspension system. Starting with the airbag, well take the top and bottom cups and set them over the airbag ends and securing points. Then, well take the right angle valve supplied with our install kit that youll notice has preinstalled thread sealer and secure it into the top of the airbag. Once we have the angle valve in place, we can go ahead and install our top mount, using the cap-headed screws provided with the install kit. Now, well go ahead and turn our airbag over; install the lower bracket.

With our suspension spread as much as possible between the axle and the frame, were now ready to go ahead and put our airbag assembly into position, fitting the lower bracket over the jounce stop bracket, and the upper bracket will go around the jounce stop cup. Once we get it into position, we can go ahead and use the 2 3/8 fasteners to secure the lower bracket into place. These will simply pinch the lower bracket against the stop. Well go ahead and take the U-bolt, put it over the frame, and down through the upper bracket. There, well secure it with a flat washers and nylon locknut. Now, well go ahead and repeat the same process for our other attachment point.

Now with the upper bracket secured, well move to the lower bracket. Well need to install the carriage bolts that will go down through the lower bracket and secure the lower barrel clamp. To secure the carriage bolt and lower barrel clamp, well use the flat washer and nylon locknut. Now that weve secured the lower bracket, well go ahead and reinstall the manufacturers hardware, re-securing the brake line bracket. Note: the parking brake cable on the drivers side will then get zip tied to the upper bracket for the airbag suspension system. Well cut off the excess in the zip tie to clean up our install look. Now, once we have both sides installed, well need to install the heat shield for the passengers side.

The heat shield will be secured to the tailpipe using the 2 bands clamps provided with the install kit. Then well go ahead and bend the tabs in the heat shield so that we can slide them under the clamps and then secure the clamps, securing the heat shield into position. Now, with that done, were ready to run the air line for the airbags. Note: well be using our Tow Ready No Drill Mounting Bracket, part number 18140, and drilling it out as needed to secure the air line fittings to the hitch. To secure the bracket to the hitch, well go ahead and turn that bracket vertically on the back side of the hitch and then secure it with the worm clamp. Now, with the bracket secured, well go ahead and drill it out as per the instructions. It will be large enough to fit the air line inflation valve. Once its drilled out, well go ahead and take the air line and start working from the bag towards the back of the vehicle where well mount the line. Well take one end, feed it along the frame following the manufacturers wiring, and then down to our bracket. Once we get to the bracket, well install the nut-serrated washer and then put it through the bracket. Next, well install the rubber washer, flat washer, and then secure it with the file nut and tighten it down. Now, well go back to the bag in the air line, run the air line to the 90 degree valve that we installed in the top of the airbag, make a mark in our line, and then go ahead and cut the line with our tubing cutter. Once we cut our line to fit, well line it up with the orange section of the 90 degree valve, push in firmly, and then give it a quick tug to seed it into position. Now, well go ahead and repeat the same process in the passengers side.Next, with all our components installed, well go ahead and check our air lines for leaks. Well install air into the air lines. Well bring them up to approximately 50 psi. Then well go ahead and squirt each one of the air line connection points with some soapy water and check for a leak.Heres what our vehicle looks like at the manufacturers suspension and vehicle height. Then, well add 2,000 pounds, noticing how the rear end will begin to sag with the additional weight. Now, with our airbag system installed, we will add air in the airbags and reinstall the weight. As you can see, with our airbags installed, we will not lose the right height that we did previously with our manufacturers suspension system.With that, were ready to hit the road, and that does it for the install of the Air Lift Vehicle Suspension System, part number AL57338 in our 2013 GMC Sierra. .


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57338

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (131 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

It was as advertised Took about 3 1/2 hrs to install I am 70 yrs old and did not have a lift to use So I am a little slow on the up and downs involved Fit perfectly 500604



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The air bags work great, we’re pretty easy to install would recommend them highly. 707188



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Awesome product fairly easy to install. Noticed a big difference when towing vehicle feels great and handling was improved. Vehicle would squat when towing a 25 foot trailer now sits leveled and has a firm ride. 679869



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great service. Product delivered as promised. Recently installed and tested. 671817



- AL57298
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product great service on time 423689



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Just installed it but it looks good hope to hook up to trailer next week. The shipping was great 367483



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Love love love these helpers on my 14 F-150 quad cab 5.5 box. Helps handle the load of the 5th wheel and anything else I load in the box.. great product great service. Thanks again 510133



- AL57397
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Convenient and useful... 667408



- AL57385
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install and works great! Would have been nice to have been furnished with a “Y” for single air supply point. 512584


Comments

Excellent

David - 05/24/2019

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- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed on 2018 Ram 2500. The product is made of quality construction and the instruction are straight forward. 666407



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


High quality and heavy duty. Good instructions as well. Just got them installed yesterday on my 2009 F-150 crew cab with 6.5' box. I also have the B&W turnover gooseneck ball hitch and my main concern was still being able to mount these. Fit like a charm, no interference at all. I wish I would have purchased them sooner. Sometimes we haul loads that might be just a bit heavy for an F-150, but we are careful. These will certainly help. I have similar air bag type suspensions install on our other two work trucks and I love them. What I did was got myself a 1/4" compression tee and plumbed both air bags into one valve. That way, they air up evenly. It comes with everything to air up each bag separately but I prefer them to be the same. They cost about $6 at any hardware store. I mounted the single air fill valve near the drivers tail light inside the box facing forward. There is an opening where the tail light harness runs up and I followed that with the air valve. I drilled a hole and snaked a tie wire down and through some finagling I managed to get the valve out the hole and mounted. Looks good and is out of the way. Install took me about 5 hours from tools out to tools away, but I was not in a big hurry. I aired them up to 70 psi and drove home looking like a hot rod with the back kicked up. Checked the air pressure this morning and all is well. No leaks as far as I can tell. Highly recommended and a great price as well. 643462



- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I made a mistake and ordered the wrong kit.. they took care of it and had the correct bags to me in 3 days 600994



- AL57229
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have a 2019 Nissan Titan XD with the 5.6 GAS motor. Wanted to do an Airlift suspension to provide a little support and get my headlights perfectly back to level when towing my travel trailer. No one makes an airbag kit for the gas XD, but after discussing it some with John H at etrailer, I decided to go with the kit for the diesel truck and see how things went. The kit for the diesel truck fit perfectly, except that there is an emissions component hung from a bracket on the driver's sign frame that prevents a direct install of the driver's side bag. My shop was able to install the kit with no trouble - they just had to bend the bracket with the small emissions component attached upwards for clearance. Everything else went in as designed. Great fit - can't wait to see it work under load. 669525



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have had the air bags installed for over a year now. From the boat ramp, camper and dump trailer these things just work GREAT. I will add a set of these to every truck i owe from now on! So nice to be able to level you truck out regardless it being a large or small load. They truly give your truck a safer ride when towing! 526431



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Came well packaged, all itsy bitsy parts accounted for. Says no drilling required but you will need a cutting wheel or hacksaw to cut a bolt off. Instructions are pretty good but pictures sometimes don't show exactly what you need to know. My favorite part 2 hrs install. We all know that means at least 4. One more hour and I'll be finished. 426268



- AL57268
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The Airlift airbags I installed on my 2015 Ford F-150 were easy to install and everything fit as described. I have made several purchases from etrailer.com and am very satisfied with the products they sell and the speed in delivery. 211609


Comments

One year later I still like these airbags.My truck rides level and handles smoothly. Without a load, however, its stiff in back and bounces, even with the airbags deflated.

Gilbert T - 07/13/2016

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- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Have had the air bags installed for 3-4 weeks now. Love them! Huge difference in ride quality when hauling or towing heavy loads. My only criticism is in the design. The left side fit perfect and the bag is perfectly aligned vertically but the right side bag is canted slightly. Almost as if the bottom brackets holes are drilled slightly off. I called the company and was told that up to 15 degrees is acceptable. It just looks as though the bag may wear more but time will tell I guess. I would still recommend. Also looking at purchasing the compressor system to ensure the bags always have adequate pressure. 421216



- AL57385
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


After a year they are still working great...Pulled my 5th wheel, 12,000lbs down to Texas and back to Ontario with no issues at all. 635339



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great air bags. Install was straightforward and the directions were perfect. Really helps if you have a friend assist. One under the truck and one from the top makes it much faster. 543324



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The addition of the Air Lift is by far something I should have done years ago. I was short in time so I had my local Midas shop install them. They work so well. I only needed 20 lbs. of pressure to level the truck and trailer. On the road, the trailer rode better, braking felt better, and the up and down motion I disliked going over bumps is gone. Awesome product for safety while towing. 568497



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


About a year ago, I installed this on my 2013 Ram 1500 with the hemi. I pull an enclosed 6x12 trailer with my tools and equipment in it. The trailer has a heavy tongue weight and is driven in city traffic every day. This kit has saved my front tires from wearing any more than they did as well as how easy it is to adjust the height of the truck based on my current load. I recommend it. 295497



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product! Easy install. Tech Tip, On my 2018 F250 in order to install the driver side air bag unbolt the lower shock mounting bolt and swing shock up and out of the way. Have a 2018 28.5 Jayco fifth wheel 1400 LBS pin weight only need 10 psi to level the truck! Rides great! Thanks Again E Trailer 566616



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I haul a 8' truck camper that pops up, it has a app. 1400 # weight to it. I also pull a 17' Lund boat that is loaded with my 2011 Dodge 1500. When I first put the truck camper on the truck before installation of the air bags, my truck squatted 6", basically it bottomed out. But when I put the air bags on, WOW, what a difference it made. Now when I travel down the road, there is no more swaying, or bouncing like it use to do on my Chevey that I use to haul it all with without any air bags. But now I see Dodge these are put on all their trucks. I am SO HAPPY I purchased these, & would recommend them to anyone. I told my neighbor about them & he put a set on his F2500, to pull his 31' 5th wheel, & he loves them. I was 65yrs. young when I purchased & installed these Air Bags, & was a welder for 45yrs.. nut if you have any doubts weather you can put them on. Well relax the video that shows you how to put them on when you purchased them makes it a breeze. I hope this easess your mind if you are in doubt about making the purchase. And the price I believe was more than fare. Good Luck to All, And May GOD RICHLY BLESS ALL WHO CALL ON HIS NAME. 345917



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Will continue to purchase from etrailer. Took about 8 hrs to install the kit. I'm sure that would have been faster for someone who has done it before but I took my time. The air bags work just as I wanted and the kit appears to be high quality materials. If you purchase a kit take your time installing as it's best to fit and refit a couple times on parts of the kit to ensure everything is going as laid out by the instructions. 72041



- AL57385
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


We just installed this last night on our truck. The instructions are easy to fallow. We will get our new 5th wheel next weekend so we will see then if they hold up. We love etrailer.com excellent customer service and fast shipping. Chris W thank you so much for taking care of our order so quick!!! We are working so hard on getting everything installed before we get our new 5th wheel!!! Your Amazing!! 416612


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Thanks for the follow up. That is exactly what I love about this company, the customer service is out of this world!!! Everyone I have talked with there has gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our many many purchases. Everything we have bought there for a 5th wheel has been great. We do not have one complaint. Your company will have us for customers forever. It is so hard to find companys that truly care about their customers like you all!!! Thank you so much!! for taking time to go that extra mile!!!

KATHLEEN B - 08/07/2018

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- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This is my 3rd vehicle I have used this product on . We have a fleet of 1 ton duallies. This is an easy to install, reliable, and reasonably priced air bag kit 196714



- AL57385
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product was delivered in a perfect condition and as scheduled. Very simple installation for 2016 Ford F150. The Ride with 5 lbs is better than the factory ride. I thought it would be a rough based on what others said. The rear height did get raised by 1/2" at 5 lbs. With a good bicycle pump it took 4 pumps to get to 20 lbs., that's much better than getting out the the compressor. 485152



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Molly was EXTREMELY helpful and informative. Every company needs to have lots of Molly's working for them !!!!! The product was installed as described and we can not wait to try it out with our camper. I will buy again from e trailer and free shipping was a additional savings. 528013



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Kit was easy and straightforward I added a personal touch of compression fittings and hose clamps 422988



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This was an airbag install that took me about 4 hours. I did this in my garage with a minimum of tools. I did end up about an inch higher bed height even with empty airbags and no weight on the vehicle but this may come down with use. The shipping from etrailer was fast and the sales agents have firm grasp of their products and installation procedures. I can always get a straight answer from them. I also ordered the curt under bed gooseneck hitch. This took me about 8 hours to install but I was in no hurry and wanted it done right. Thanks etrailer for great service. 491845



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this kit a month ago and used it three times pulling my travel trailer. Works as described and has performed as I expected it to. I have a GMC 1500 and no matter if I have my travel trailer with a 600lb tongue weight or 6'x10' single axle trailer with a 160lb tongue weight, with load of course, my truck would squat in the back. I already added a sway control/weight distribution system and now wanted to get my truck in the right configuration while pulling. For safety and performance. After reading a lot of reviews I chose this kit. This kit was easy to install but did take 3 or 4 hours. I wasn't in a rush and wanted to make sure I followed everything in the instructions and not miss anything. I didn't want to rush through it to miss a critical step and then lose brake fluid due to a hole in a brake line. Mainly didn't want to break anything important nor did I want to puncture the air lifts or the poly lines. Kit went on as expected and fit perfectly. The instructions included pictures and examples to follow that illustrate how everything fits and where everything should be routed. I would definitely buy again. 589432



- AL57211
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I ordered the Air Lift 5000 from etrailer and I was very pleased with doing business with them. I normally order parts from someplace else but I will be using etrailer for all my future needs. The part was delivered on time and etrailer helped me make the right choice for my needs. Helpful, knowledgeable, timely, and provided the right part for the job; 5 stars from me for that. Now onto the Air Lift 5000. I was amazed at how detailed the instructions were. They made it extremely easy to follow the instructions while building the assemblies. Probably one of the easiest part assemblies I have ever put on a truck and definitely the most detailed instructions I have ever seen. Everything bolted directly to stock mounts on the frame and no drilling was required. After getting everything mounted to the truck and installing the air lines, I was a little skeptical about the air line connections and I was afraid of leaks. I filled both air lines to 60 PSI after the install and when I checked the pressure this morning, I was still at 60 PSI. The last thing I will cover is the ride. I have not towed my trailer yet but I am excited for when I do. I dropped the air pressure to 7 PSI this morning and took a 30 mile drive. The difference this part has made is unbelievable. It still rides like a truck but it is much stiffer in the back now when driving on rough roads which adds a huge difference to the ride quality. I can only imagine the difference I will experience when towing my 12k trailer. Overall, I could not be more happy with my purchase. etrailer has 5 star customer service and they sold me a 5 star part. 484223



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


levels my truck out with my trailer hooked up , what more can you ask for . 600595



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product arrive in a timely matter as with everything that I have purchased from e-trailer , the only problem I had was there were some lock nuts missing from the package , 2 pouches were opened when I opened the box , [ this was from the factory not e-trailer fought ] the photo's in the installation booklet could have been a little clearer , my truck has sway bars and none of the photo's showed them that I could see and the installation book didn't talk about them , Had to figure it out on my own . Other than that no problems , took about 4 hours to install , a 4 point drive on lift would be a great help , also remove the spare tire , it helps 513733



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Finished the install last weekend fairly smoothly. I jacked up one side of the truck at a time since I only had one jack. Had to put the jack on cinder blocks to get it high enough to engage the leaf spring front mount. One comment/suggestion for the installation guide. The only thing I struggled with was the parking brake cable. It was exactly in the way of engaging the bottom bracket to the axle. No matter how I moved the bracket it would not clear the cable. Then the light came on, release the brake dummy! Once the brake was released there was plenty of room to engage the assembly onto the axle. Of course, I did put some chalks on the front tires to keep the truck from rolling while I was underneath... No leaks, and it seems to ride much smoother than before. Thanks for a great product, 104826


Comments

I still like the product but it seems to have a slow leak somewhere and will not hold air pressure for a week at the original setting. Guess I need to do a bubble leak test, just have not gotten to it. Other than that the product is great.

Michael S - 10/23/2014

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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The air lift for my 04 ford Excursion has worked great pulling my RV camper. It has made a great ride to enjoy traveling. Very easy to install. Will buy again as I am a very satified customer. 572513



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Previously installed Firestone air helper springs in my Ford F250. Wish I would have ordered them instead of the Air Lift helper springs. While quality of Air Lift appears to be good, installation compared to installing the Firestone system is a real bear. Firestone easily as good quality and much simpler/easier to install. 99455



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Great Price and easy to install. 69682


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Air lift suspension is still working great after a year. Had a couple of minor air leaks at first but no problems after I fixed them. Good quality product.

Roy - 09/08/2014

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- AL57213
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The air bags went in great, and pretty easy. I did not like the recommended location for the air valves. So I put them through the body panels to have them inside the back doors. They work great like that. I just put in a 7/16” grommet in the panel to run the air line through the outside panel. Works great and easy to fill with air. 544314



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Easy to install in 2-3 hrs. Works well on initial static tests. Have not tried targeted application yet but I am certain there will be no problem. etrailer is the BEST source for ALL my towing and related needs. Thanks etrailer!! 140504



- AL57295
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Extremely easy to install. Once I got the technique down on the first one, the second bag went in very quickly. 135113



- AL57204
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They work great, both bags are on the same fill hose thats routed through my license plate. 721118



- AL57298
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I installed the product yesterday. It took 6 hours working alone including a trip to the village to buy a new corded electric drill. Installation required drilling 8 holes in the frame and 4 holes in the upper brackets. Anyone attempting this installation be wary of the brake line and wiring harness behind the driver side frame. My impression is that the kit is good quality and should provide excellent service. I am anxious to hook up the travel trailer and put this system to the test. 718962



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System works great and helps Smooth out the ride I hook it up to a wireless remote control system . 716647



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Complete kit for a 2013 Ford F-150 4x4. Easy & accurate instructions, do it yourself project and took <4 hours. Great Product! 710706



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Dad's Quick Lube in Lorena Texas wanted to thank etrailer for helping us pick out the best components for the customers needs, was missing one part from package due to transport neglect, Called etrailer and was fixed up right away with no hassle, thank you again etrailer 708278



- AL57275
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Loved it! Easy install and other than having to fill it manually, because compressor went out, soon after installation, it was a great choice! 706997



- AL57289
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We had a set of these on our 2012 Ram 2500 and they worked great. Now i'm putting a pair on my 2017 Ram 2500. 706504


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  • How to Determine How Much Air Pressure is Needed with Suspension Enhancement Towing Trailer
  • Determining the correct amount of air pressure you should put in bags like the Air Lift kit part # AL57338 isn't an exact science but the goal is to provide the support you need while balancing ride quality as too much pressure makes the ride quality pretty rough. The best way we've found is to inflate the bags to the point where the rear suspension sits very near level like it was without the weight of a trailer. I'd also recommend experimenting with raising and lower the pressure till...
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  • Air Bags For 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 With Gooseneck Hitch That Does Not Require Drilling
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter part # AL57338 for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 will require drilling if you have the B&W Gooseneck hitch but it will be compatible. The self tapping screws will allow you to attach the Air Lift springs to the bottom of the frame rail and not use the U-bolts which would interfere with the Gooseneck brackets. If you do not want to drill, I recommend Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2596 which is still a great quality brand and does not have any interference...
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  • How to Install the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 in a Vehicle with Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Sounds like you have the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 installed in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that when using this kit on a vehicle with fifth wheel/gooseneck rails you would not use the included U-bolts. Instead you would need to use the included 3/8 inch self tapping screws to secure the upper bracket of the air bag kit. Once you install the kit like this you would no longer have any interference with the gooseneck install hardware...
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  • How to Use Air Lift LoadLifter Air Bags on a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6 Inch Lift
  • Yes, the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57538 will work on your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500. However, you don't need to use the 7500 XL system nor would I advise it. Instead, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57338. The 7,500 lb and 5,000 lb weight capacity you see is for pin/tongue weight, not gross trailer weight as the the pin/tongue weight is the only part that is directly over the top of the airbags. They will however both do an...
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  • Will I Be Able to Keep Airlift Air Bags and Install the Reese Fifth Wheel Under Bed Rail Mounts
  • According to my technical contact at Airlift the kit that you have, # AL57338, on your 2013 Chevy 2500 4 by 4 Short Bed Crew Cab Truck can be used without the upper u-bolts that wrap around the frame. Air lift has designed the upper bracket to use either u-bolts or self taping screws to secure the upper bracket to the frame of your truck. As shown in the included instructions on page 3 and 4 part K is included as optional hardware for vehicles equipped with fifth wheel hitches that...
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  • Airbags for 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 With B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, you can use airbags on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the B&W # BWGNRK1016 installed. I highly recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57338 that has included hardware that is designed to be used on trucks with fifth wheel hitch brackets; the only thing to note is that you will need to drill into your Silverado's frame in order to install airbags. The LoadLifter 5000 allows you to adjust the air pressure of each bag individually from 5 psi to 100...
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  • Mounting Location for Air Tank and Compressor for Air Bag Suspension on 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • When the # F2239 is installed, the air tank is typically installed under the vehicle, along one of the frame members. The compressor is best located under the hood, although you can mount it along the frame members if necessary. If you want the compressor tied into the air bag system, along with having in-cab control, I would recommend using the Air Lift Air Helper Springs, part # AL57338 along with the Air Lift Quick Shot Compressor System, part # AL25690. The Air Lift springs are...
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  • Can Air Bags be Installed on a 2011 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • All of the air spring kits for the 2011 Ford F-250 mount to the sides of the truck frame rails. The issue is that the B&W gooseneck hitch brackets also install in the same location but on the outsides of the frame rails. This would not be a problem if the B&W brackets holes in them to match the frame holes located directly above the axle. This is the hole that nearly all of the available air spring kits use for your truck. You would have to drill the holes into the B&W brackets. If you...
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  • Is Drilling Required To Install Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 - Rear Axle # AL57338 in a 2012 Silverado
  • This is a two-fold answer. If you have a 5th wheel installed in your truck, then to add the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 then you are required to drill two 5/16 inch holes for your air lines because the U-bolts will not work. If you do not have a 5th wheel installed, then there is no drilling involved in the installation of this unit. I have attached the installation instructions for you to review and how they apply to your truck.
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  • Recommendation For Best Air Lift LoadLifter For 2018 GMC Sierra 2500
  • Both the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000, Item # AL57338, and 7500 XL, Item # AL57538, fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. When you are running unloaded you will have a stiffer ride. If you adjust your air pressure then you can smooth out the ride when empty. The LoadLifter 5000 is designed to help provide support progressively as you load more up to 5,000-lbs. It is also for occasional towing and hauling. The LoadLifter 7500 XL works much like the LoadLifter 5000 but handles a 7,500-lb capacity....
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  • Does Replacement Bracket 03962 for Air Lift Air Bag Kit Come with Mounting Hardware
  • Replacement Lower Bracket # AL03962 for Air Lift kit # AL57338 is just the bracket. Looking at the instructions, linked for reference you would also need half the quantity listed for parts L, M, J, I, F, N, and O (if just replacing one side). The kit has a lifetime warranty so if the kit broke somehow Air Lift should warrant out the required parts.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement for a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Dually with 4-Wheel Drive
  • Both the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 and 7500 XL # AL57538 fit your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Depending on your application you may want the 7500 XL because it's designed for the HD and has the higher 7,500 pound capacity. I've linked install videos of both kits for you to take a look at. You may also be interested in the a compressor like # AL25856 to monitor and control the air pressure from inside your truck's cab.
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  • Troubleshooting Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 elbow leaking at swivel
  • It is not uncommon to have a leak at the swivel fitting on your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs # AL57338. It usually has to do with the hose not being cut cleanly. I've attached the portion of the installation instructions that deals directly with fixing this leak. My recommendation is to use the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter # AL10530 to ensure a clean cut on the hose. If you need to remove the fitting to reseal it, I recommend the Loctite Thread Sealant 545 # LT37482.
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 with 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitches
  • The Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 that you referenced will fit both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2012 Silverado 2500 HD. However, it is not unusual to find fit complications when multiple aftermarket items are installed on a vehicle. All manufacturers design their products with the assumption that they will be installed on a stock vehicle, and they do not test their products with those from other aftermarket manufacturers. I have linked the installation instructions for...
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  • Air Springs Compatible With Air Lift Automatic-Leveling Compressor System on 2016 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The Air Lift SmartAir II Automatic-Leveling Compressor System # AL25491 is compatible with Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, LoadLifter 5000, and Ride Control kits from Air Lift. For your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500, so long as your truck is a Heavy Duty (2500HD) model, the Air LIft Air Springs that fit are: - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57338 - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88338 Of these two kits I recommend...
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  • Replacement Brackets for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Part # AL57362
  • The correct Replacement Lower Bracket for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57362 is part 03421, not the Replacement Lower Bracket part # AL03962. This bracket only fits the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57338. They are not universal. We currently do not carry the correct Replacement Lower Bracket part 03421 which means you would need to contact the manufacturer Air Lift, for replacement.
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  • Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 with 5th Wheel Rail Kit
  • The Air Lift suspension kit part # AL57338 that you referenced normally does not require drilling but if there are a set of fifth wheel rails present that have brackets that run along the frame rail where this kit installs there will be drilling required for install. For a no-drill fit air bag kit for your application instead the Firestone kit part # F2596 would be what you'd need. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Determine Correct Spacers for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs in 2016 GMC Sierra
  • To determine the correct spacers in for your GMC Sierra with a 4-1/2" lift and Air Lift 5000 Air Helper Springs such as # AL57338 you wll need to do a bit of measuring. There is a diagram I added from Air Lift what you will need to measure to ensure the correct spacer kit. You will need to measure the total distance between the mounting surfaces, and subtract that by 5-1/2", which is "A", the air spring design height for these air bags. That will give you the correct lift spacer, which...
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