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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 AL57204 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57204

  • 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
  • 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 springs provide full-time, first-class support for your truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with constantly hauling heavy 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. 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.



57204 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL57204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL57204 Installation instructionsAL57204 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions AL57204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2013 GMC Sierra 1500

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 1500

2008 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 1500

2014 - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 2 Wheel Drive

2019 - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2 Wheel Drive

2019 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD 2 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 4 Wheel Drive

2019 - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited 4 Wheel Drive

2014 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4 Wheel Drive

2019 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD 4 Wheel Drive



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




Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for the rear axle. That's going to be part number AL57204.Typically, the reason who you would want airbags is because you're carrying a heavy in your truck bed like this or if you have a heavy load on your trailer. It's going to cause a lot of strain on your suspension and it's going to cause that back end to sag down. Now not only that, but it's going to wear out your brakes faster and potentially, since the back end's dropping down, it's going to bring the front end up which could cause major tire wear or unsafe alignment of your headlights blinding people when you're going down the road.Now the load we have in the back of our bed actually dropped the back end two inches down and it actually raised the front end a half an inch up. Which I can tell you by driving around, I could definitely tell there is a major load in the back and it just didn't really feel as responsive driving around. And it just kind of felt like the front end was floating.

If you've ever driven a big trailer that's been pulling down on you, you know what I'm talking about. It doesn't want to turn when it's supposed to and it just doesn't feel as safe as it should.With our airbags installed, it only took 60 psi to get our truck back to level. Putting the back end right where it should be at factory height, as well as the front making sure that our headlights are aiming in the right direction. So with them on, let's go ahead and take another drive and see how they handle.As I'm driving down the road, I can tell you immediately that it feels more stable and I can still tell there's a load back there, but it seems a lot more secure. The steering seems more responsive.

It doesn't have as much body roll as it did before. Going over bumps it is a lot smoother as well. It's not bottoming out and it's not as harsh. Now that we've taken it on our test course, let's go underneath and see what our airbags look like.So here's what our airbags are going to look like once we have them installed. They're going to sit between our axle and the frame and provide us support whenever we have a heavy load in our truck.

They're going to use air to provide us that support and also give us a comfortable ride. The operating range of our airbags is going to be from five psi all the way up to 100 psi and they're going to give us a load leveling support up to 5000 pounds.Now one thing I do want to mention, it's not going to increase of our payload of our truck. It's just going to provide that extra support, so we're not putting so much strain on our factory suspension. We're going to have an airline coming in, that's going to supply our airbag with some air. That's going to give us that extra support that we have routed along the frame going to the back.We have our inflation valves coming to the back bumper here for easy access.

Here we can apply air with an air chuck individually to each side, giving us support we need even if we have an unlevel load. This is a custom installation kit, made specifically for our Silverado. So it's going to come with all the necessary brackets and hardware in order to get it in place and it's not going to require any kind of drilling or cutting. So now that we've seen what our airbags look like, let's show you how to get them installed.To begin our installation, we're going to start here on the driver's side. If we come just right in front of our shock, right above the axle where the jounce stop is. We'll see that we're going to have our ABS line hooked into a plastic clip that's in the bottom of the frame. We're going to need to pull that out. So grab a flathead screwdriver or a trim panel tool. We're going to go underneath the clip and pop it out of the frame.We're going to need to remove the clip itself from the ABS line and there's a small triangle piece there. If we get a small flathead screwdriver, we can pry it open and it'll open the clip up. Stick the screwdriver in that small triangle so it'll release that clip and since it is under the vehicle, there's a good chance there's a lot of dirt and grime in there. It may make it a little difficult.Once you get the clip open, go ahead and remove it and we're not going to be reinstalling it. Instead we're going to grab one of the small loom clamps. We're going to place it around the spot where the clip was. We're going to leave our ABS wire loose for right now. Now if we move forward into the top of the frame, we're going to have some hard brake lines that has a plastic clip that's holding it in place on the top of the frame. Now we're going to need to remove that plastic clip as well.So we can grab our screwdriver or trim panel tool and we're going to remove the clip that's holding our wiring in place on the frame. So then we can get access to the brake line clip that's right above it. You just want to come underneath and pry up towards the top of the bed to get it out of the frame.Now we're going to want to open this up so that we can remove the clip because we're not going to be using this clip either. So there's going to be a flat section that's open right here. If we take our trim panel tool or our flathead screwdriver, we're going to pry on that. It should open the clip. We can get our brake lines out and the clip out of the way and we're going to be discarding this clip. With those clips out of the way, we are going to do the same thing with our ABS line on the passenger's side. But we're not going to have those hard brake lines on the top of the frame.Now if we come to our rear differential, right in the middle, we're going to have our emergency brake cable attached to a bracket. Now we're going to need to remove this bracket and relocate it. So we're going to grab a 10 millimeter socket and we're going to pull that stud out.Now we're going to hold on to this bolt because we will reinstall it. But we're going to go ahead and pull our emergency brake cable down, just enough so that we can get the bracket removed. Now we are going to have a large loom clamp. We're going to put our emergency brake cable inside of it. You want to make sure that the loom clamp is facing up with the mounting hole on the bottom. So we can go ahead and reinstall that bolt that we removed.You want to double check right here, because we do have some hard brake lines right behind our emergency cable and we don't want them to rub. So we can just kind of take that loom clamp and just slightly bend it forward, so that we have enough clearance back here to where they're not going to touch.Now we are going to have to remove our jounce stop. There is a bolt holding it in place. So you're going to take a 10 millimeter socket and a short extension and feed it into the jounce stop. Then we can remove the bolt that's holding it in place. It may help to get it broke loose by hand, then we can come back with an electric ratchet and take it out faster. Now once you have the bolt removed, we should be able to grab it and pull it out by hand. But if you're having a little bit of trouble, you can get a screwdriver or a pry bar and pop it out of the pocket.So now we're going to grab one of our airbags and one of our turn plates. Now this is going to be the bottom of our airbags. We're only going to have two threaded holes in it. The other side is going to have two recessed threaded holes and then one that's going to stick out just a little bit. So this is going to be the top. So we can take our turn plate and making sure that that flange is going down, so that it kind of sits on there. We're going to line up all three holes. Then we're going to take our air fitting and we're going to loosely thread it in by hand to start with. Until we can't get it threaded in anymore.Once it's hand tight, you're going to want to grab a half inch wrench and we're going to turn and tighten it one and a half more turns. So now we can grab our upper bracket. Now they are labeled, we're going to have a part number and then a letter. Now the letter's going to let you know if it's a left or right. So we're going to have an L for the left one. So you want to make sure you do grab the correct one. Then we'll line up the holes that in our airbag and our fitting should fit right in that slot, pointing away from the bracket.So once we get everything lined up, we're going to take the included flathead screws that are in our kit. We're just going to get them loosely started by hand. We can come back with a 7/32 Allen bit and we're going to tighten up our two screws.So now we're going to come back and we're going to torque them and we'll find the specification in our instructions. So we're going to flip our bag over now and we can attach our lower bracket. We're going to take another one of our turn plates. Again, making sure that flange is sitting on the bag. Then we're going to grab our lower bracket. Now the lower bracket has an arrow on it. You want that arrow to point away from where the air fitting is.So right now the air fitting is pointing away from me so I want that arrow to point towards me with the two ears on the end here facing up. Again we'll just line it up over the turn plate and on top of our bag. And we'll do the same thing with those flathead screws, just loosely get them in hand and then torque them down. So once we have everything in place, our assembly should look like this.So now we can come back to where our frame is and where we pulled out our ABS wire and the clip, we're going to take the included pull wire and we're going to take the coiled end and feed it through up into the frame. And we're going to come right out this large access hole. Now you don't want to pull all the way through, you want to leave a tail sticking out the bottom. Then we're going to take the large flat washer in our kit, slide it over the coiled end. Then we're going to take one of the shorter 3/8 bolts. If you notice there's only a small shoulder on there and we're going to thread it on the end of our coil wire.Then we're going to feed our washer into the frame, followed by our bolt til it's sticking out the bottom of the frame like this. And then we can pull our pull wire off. Now they only give you one pull wire in your kit. So you're going to want to make sure that you don't damage it so we can get the other side in place. It'll help if you kind of hold the bolt with your hand on one side and then unthread the pull wire so we can get it off. Otherwise that bolt's just going to keep spinning along with the pull wire.Now at this point, you're going to want to lift your vehicle by the frame, so that the back axle can hang freely. Now since the style of lift we're using, I'm going to be using a pole jack to actually lift up on the frame, so that I have a little bit more room so that we can get our airbag in place.With our axle hanging down, we can go ahead and loosely install our airbag. You want to make sure that the tab on the top has the single hole going towards the back and that the airline fitting is going towards the center of the truck. So we're going to lift it above the axle. You may need to move the emergency brake cable out of the way. You want to make sure that ABS wire doesn't get crushed in there either. So we're loosely going to put it just right over the axle and kind of have it directly below our jounce stop cup.Now our airbag should line up with the bolt that we had dropped down through the frame. So we're going to push it up towards the frame. So that bolt's going to drop down. We can take our ABS wire with the loom clamp and we're going to slide it over that bolt. Again you want to make sure you don't push that back into the frame. We're going to take a 3/8 flat washer install it over the loom clamp. Then we're going to loosely secure our airbag using a 3/8 lock nut. You just want to get a couple threads on there so it'll hold it in place. Make sure it's not going to fall off.Now on the front side of our airbag, there's going to be two tabs that are going to be on either side of the frame. We're going to take our U bolt and we're going to go around the frame and drop it on either side. Now when you do this, you want to make sure that you go underneath the hard brake lines and you don't crush them when you're putting the bolts over the frame. It may help if you just lift up on those brake lines just slightly. Feed it over sideways just so we can get it over the frame and we can work it til we can rotate it and get it in position.Once you have the U bolt over, we're going to lift up slightly just so that we can get it to go through the holes in our bracket and drop all the way down sitting flat on the frame. Now we're going to secure our U bolt using another 3/8 flat washer and another 3/8 lock nut on each side. Just want to get those started by hand, again just to make sure that that bracket is going to be nice and secure and it isn't going to move on us.So I'm going to grab a 9/16 socket and I'm going to snug up my hardware just until my bracket touches the bottom of the frame. You're going to want to go back and forth alternating tightening each side of the bolt so it tightens down evenly. With our U bolts tight on the other side, we're going to come to the rear mounting spot and we're going to need to tighten up this nut.Now since it is a bolt on the inside of the frame we're going to have to hold it. The easiest way to do that is if we grab a quarter inch ratchet with a deep 9/16 socket, we're going to have an access hole in the inside of the frame as well as on the outside of the frame. And we're going to use the ratchet to reach in so we can hold that bolt.It may help to reach in from either side just to kind of guide the socket so you can see and feel what you're doing. Then we're going to grab another 9/16 socket and tighten up the nut. At this point, we're going to need to raise our axle up so that the bottom bracket here is just touching the top of the axle. You can use a jack to raise the axle up. If your frame is on jack stands or in our case, we're going to be lowering the frame down so that it can make contact.At this point, you don't want all the weight of the vehicle back on the axle. You just want it to barely make contact to where it's still a little loose. So now we can grab one of our lower brackets here. It's going to have a small little tab here and a larger one. The small tab is going to feed underneath the perch right here where it kind of hooks on and grabs. And that top tab we want to make sure that it's on the inside of our bracket and it's not overlapping.We can take a 3/8 bolt. Now this one's going to be a quite a bit longer with a longer shoulder on it. We're going to pass a 3/8 flat washer through going through the bottom of our bracket and coming out through the top. We're going to put another flat washer on and then follow it up with a 3/8 lock nut. Now we're going to do the same thing for the back side of our airbag bracket. Now it is loose, so it's going to move on you. But before we tighten it up, we just want to make sure that that tab is underneath. I'm going to be using a 9/16 socket and wrench and I'm just going to snug up my hardware just enough so that it's touching and it's not going to be sliding around anymore.We're going to do that for both sides, so that our brackets will be nice and snug and they won't be moving on us. With our brackets snug, we're going to try to get our lower bracket here as close to center on the axle as we can. And then we can fully tighten these brackets up.Then I'm going to come back with a torque wrench and I'm going to torque all my bolts down to the appropriate mount that we find in the instructions. So with our driver's side in place, we're going to go and repeat that same process for the passenger side.Our next step is going to be finding a location to mount our inflation valve so we can run our airlines to our bags. If we come to the back bumper right by where our spare tire plug access port is right here, we're going to mount ours right below that in this area in the bumper. Now this is plastic here but behind it there is a lot of metal. We're going to come from the back side to find a good spot so we can mount them.So on the back here, behind the bumper where our spare tire access point is, we'll notice that there is a metal bracket. But there is a square piece that's just plastic. We're going to use that point to go through so we can mount our inflation valves. So I'm going to mark a couple spots of where we're going to put it. Put one over towards the edge on one side and then one towards the edge on the other side.So we're going to want to grab a 5/16 drill and we're going to drill two holes so we can mount our inflation valves. So we can grab our air hose, now both inflation valves are going to be on one large piece of hose. But we're only going to start with one for right now. So we're going to want to take the small nut and we're going to thread it pretty much all the way on to our inflation valve so it goes all the way to the back.Once we have that in place, we're going to take the star washer. We're going to slide it over so it's backed right against that nut. Then we're going to reach from the back side and feed our inflation valve through. Now we're going to start on the passenger side but you can do either one. Then we're going to take a rubber washer, slide it over the valve that's just to keep it in place. I'm going to take a flat washer going over the rubber washer and then finally we'll secure it down with a nut. Now for right now we're just going to leave this hand tight. So it's secure and it's not moving on us.Now with our airline coming out the back, we're going to want to route this over towards our airbag. The only thing you really want to watch out for is the exhaust here, you want to stay away as far as you can from the exhaust or any other moving components that may damage the line. So I'm going to go over my bed support over the cross members. I'm actually going to go behind this heat shield on top of the frame here. We just find the end of our airline making it a little bit easier to feed it over a small piece at a time and puling the excess over.We can just take some of the included zip ties and tie it up, so that it'll stay away from our exhaust over here. Now once we have it routed over there, I'm actually going to put a small loop in towards the back. And that's just in case we ever need to make any repairs or if we need to modify anything later on down the road. We'll have an extra piece of line here so we can make those changes. I'm just going to take some zip ties and secure my airline up and out of the way. So I don't have to worry about it when I'm driving down the road. And we'll continue to zip tie our airline tube, so that it'll be tucked out of the way and protected from anything underneath our vehicle.So now we're going to take our airline and we're going to estimate about how much we need so that we can plug it into the fitting here. So you want to leave yourself a little bit of room for flexibility, but not too much to where it's going to be in the way of anything. So right about here would be a good spot that we could cut it. You're going to want to use tubing cutters because you're going to want to nice flush cut. You want to make sure it's nice and straight.Since we are rather close to the exhaust, I'm going to take the included heat shield in the kit. I'm going to slide it over my air hose. I'm going to feed it up until it's close to where the exhaust is going to be by the air hose. Now we routed ours above the heat shield. But this is just going to give it extra protection ensuring that nothing's going to cause any damage. We can take the end of our airline tub and we're going to push it in and we'll feel a little bit of resistance and it'll stop. Then we're going to make sure we push it in the rest of the way until it bottoms out.Now we can take a zip tie and we can tie the excess airline to our U bolt at the top of the frame. That'll just keep our airline nice and tight against the frame and up above the heat shield so we don't have to worry about it getting too close to the exhaust.Now I went ahead and zip tied my ABS wire on each side. So that it's close to the bracket to zip tie it to that upper bracket. So it still has a little bit of room to flex but it's not going to be sitting there rubbing against the outside of a leaf spring. And you may find it necessary to move the emergency brake cable a little bit so that it's not hitting the bag and you don't want it to get caught on there or anything. So you could zip tie it to the upper bracket as well.Again just make sure your airlines aren't going to rub on anything and zip tie them out of the way so that they'll be secure and they're not going to get damaged. So with all of our lines ran, I'm going to take a half inch socket and I'm going to snug up my inflation valves. Now you don't want to over tighten these. You just want to get them nice and snug because really all this is doing is holding the pressure that we're going to be putting on it when we go to inflate them.So now we're going to go and fill our bags up somewhere between 30 and 50 psi. That way we can check for air leaks. Now I'm going to take some soapy water, I'm going to spray all my connections down the back of the inflation valves and everywhere else our airlines are going in. Now what we're looking for is some bubbles. Now the small bubbles from the soap is okay, just because that's going to happen naturally. But what we're looking for is smaller bubbles that keep expanding or more bubbles that keep coming up. That's going to let us know that there's an air leak somewhere. So continue to spray all of our connection points looking for those bubbles.Now you want to check where the airline goes in the fitting as well as where the fitting goes into the bag, because that could have a possible leak if we didn't get tighten down enough. And finally we're going to check our inflation valves on the back side to make sure that the straighter valve on the inside is nice and tight. So I haven't found any bubbles spraying down the entire system, so we don't have any leaks.Finally, we can put the caps over our inflation valves to keep any kind of dirt or debris out of them. That'll finish up your look at the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for the rear axle, part number AL57204 on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57204

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



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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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



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



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Product was shipped and delivered as promise. The installation was simple, was completed start to finish in about 2.5 hours start to finish. I highly recommend this product to everyone who wants to have a smooth, and safe ride when hauling or towing. We wil lnn be using these to help with the handling and safety when towing our travel trailer. Thank you again!!! 672449



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Worked perfect. The only complaint I would have is, I never received the little wire to thread the bolt through. A little duct tape on a piece of wire did the same thing. Another issue was on the jounce bumper - the framework of it, I had to grind a little of it away for the air fitting to cleanly swivel. If I did not, the air swivel was "a little snug". It didn't take much either to fix it. Total install time, doing it by myself around 5 hours. By the picture, you can see where I ground it away. Again - did not have to grind that much, but wanted to be sure. 647862



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Great job etrailer! Your online ordering is simple, easy, and the products actually fit, unlike other retailers! 634327



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Great product. Very easy to install. The directions are clear and easy to follow. 604823



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Got it when stated and it showed up in great shape. Customer service is awesome, very nice people 511867



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Instructions were spot on, took about 4 hours to install (without a lift) including the airbags. Have yet to tow with it but the system seems to work very well. 418157



- AL57365
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Just installed it but it looks good hope to hook up to trailer next week. The shipping was great 367483



- AL57298
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Great product great service on time 423689



- AL88399
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Great service. Product delivered as promised. Recently installed and tested. 671817



- AL57200
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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



- AL57200
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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



- AL57385
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Easy to install and works great! Would have been nice to have been furnished with a “Y” for single air supply point. 512584


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Excellent

David - 05/24/2019

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- AL57289
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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



- AL57200
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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



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


Convenient and useful... 667408



- AL57289
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Installed on 2018 Ram 2500. The product is made of quality construction and the instruction are straight forward. 666407



- 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


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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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- 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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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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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



- AL57365
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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



- AL57338
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awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



- AL57228
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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



- AL88399
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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



- AL57385
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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



- AL57365
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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



- AL57365
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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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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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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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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



- AL57295
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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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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



- AL57200
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Kit was easy and straightforward I added a personal touch of compression fittings and hose clamps 422988



- AL57365
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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



- AL57228
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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



- AL57289
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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



- AL57211
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Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57396
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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



- AL57338
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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



- AL57275
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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


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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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- AL57295
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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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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



- AL57396
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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



- AL57132
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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



- 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



- 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



- AL57399
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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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  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 2 inch lift I recommend the Air Lift LoadLIfter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57204 because of their superior mounting brackets. The brackets feature unique upper and lower roll plates to both increase the spring capacity and also protect them from damage, resulting in a longer lifespan. This system will provide the rear suspension of your Silverado 1500 with 5,000 pounds of load-leveling support and the air springs can be adjusted (5 psi to...
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  • Recommended B&W Gooseneck Hitch and Air Springs Compatible with 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit needed for your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 will depend on the bed size. The B&W Turnoverball # BWGNRK1007 will fit 8 foot bed and the # BWGNRK1057 will fit a 6-1/2 foot bed. With either hitch option, there are bed size specific air spring options. For a 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57204 and for an 8 foot bed I recommend # AL57211. With these options drilling...
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  • Recommended Air Bag Kit for a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Without Leaf Spring Suspension
  • We do have air bag kits for your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 that don't use the U-Bolts like you see with the Firestone Air Bag Kit # F2430 that you referenced. Air Lift is actually another popular air bag kit manufacturer and they have part # AL57204 if you have a short bed or part # AL57211 if you have the 8' long bed. These install in the same location as the Firestone kit, have a weight rating of 5,000 lbs, and do not require drilling in the frame unless you have a 5th wheel or gooseneck...
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  • Replacement Air Lift LoadLifter Top Brackets for 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57204 is the kit that is confirmed to fit your 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500. I reached out to the manufacturer and the brackets you need are # AL07155 and # AL07154.
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