Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
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 AL57228 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57228

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.



57228 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL57228 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL57228 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2014 Ford F-150



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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 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F-150 two-wheel drive, were going to be installing the Air Lifter LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for the rear axle, part number AL57228. Were going to go ahead and show a comparison of the vehicle with factory suspension versus with the airbags installed. Now, were going to give you some measurements with no load in the bed of the vehicle and with the factory suspension. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, were just under 39 inches. Now, well go ahead and put our load into the bed of the vehicle. Were going to put about 1,500 pounds into it, and then well take it out on our test course to show you how it reacts.Now with our weight back in the bed of the vehicle and our airbags installed with 60 PSI, now were at about 38-1/2 inches.

Were pretty close to what the factory ride height was with no weight in it and factory suspension. Now, well go ahead and take it out on our test course again, and youll be able to see how much better the vehicle drives through our test course. Well have less body roll as well as handling the alternating bumps and solid bumps much, much better, giving you more stability as well as a safer and more comfortable ride.Now, were going to begin our installation here underneath the vehicle on the driver side. Now, weve gone ahead and removed the spare tire down out of the way in order for you to see things a little bit better. Now, were going to need to remove the factory bump stop, thats this right here, from both sides.

Well take our 13-milimeter socket. Slide it up underneath. Well then remove the bolt. Go ahead and repeat the same process over on the passenger side. This right here is the emergency brake cable bracket over here on the passenger side.

Now where the bolt goes through and secures it, were going to need to cut that even. Were just going to use a reciprocating saw with a metal blade on it to trim that even. You could use a rotary tool or even just a hacksaw, and cut it off.Next, were going to need to start prepping up our airbags themselves. Were going to need to begin by installing the straight air fitting. It goes into the top of the bag.

Go ahead and thread that in hand-tight. Then, you want to turn it one-and-a-half more turns. Go ahead and repeat that process here on the other bag. Next, were going to need to assemble the roll pan. It goes on the top of the bag like this, and the next piece here youll notice has a beveled edge and then this cutout. It goes around the air fitting and lines up with the two holes in the top of the bag. Then, use the flathead screw like this for this whole here and here.When tightening these down, you dont want to go any more than 20-foot pounds. Well then go ahead and repeat the same process for the other airbag. Now that we have this part complete, we can go ahead and set these aside for now. Next, were going to need to attach the upper bracket. Were going to start over here on the driver side. Again, these are marked with either an L or an R depending the sides. This one will go up in here like this, and this hole here will line up with the hole that we removed the screw holding the bump stop in place.Now to secure it in place, well be using the butt and head bolt, and a flat washer. With the hardware hand-tight, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque it to the manufacturers specification. Well then go ahead and repeat the same process over on the passenger side, making sure that we used the bracket with an R on it. Now that we have our upper bracket secured to the frame, next, were ready to attach the airbag assemblies that we set aside a little bit ago. Go ahead and slide this up here into place, again, making sure we put the right, the left on the proper side.Now, you notice how theres a hole here. It will line up with this bracket. As well as up here on the front, theres a hole that lines up with the front bracket up here. Now, to secure the bag to the upper bracket, we will be using a carriage bolt, a flat washer, and a nylon locknut. Well go ahead and repeat that for the forward mounting location. Now that we have the hardware installed, well go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque it to the manufacturers specification. One, were going to need to remove this little ABS line from the bracket. Just simply pulls up. Set it aside for now.Next, were going to need to install this bracket here, and its going to go around the left side brake line and the left ABS line. Go ahead and open up the bracket. Close it back down. Now that we have our clamp around the left-hand side, were going to need to line it back up with the slot that we removed it from. Next, were going to use a flat washer and this hex bolt to attach the clamp here. We can then go ahead and tighten it down. With that tightened down, using a zip tie, well then need to connect the right side ABS line to the other two lines. Were going to be using a pull-jack to help raise the rear of the vehicle up to give us more working room between the axle and the bottom of the airbag.Next, were ready to attach the lower bracket to the rear axle. Heres what the lower bracket looks like. It can go on either the right or the left-hand side. Well go ahead and push our bag up. Drop the bracket down into position, so that this half is locked between U-bolts on the axle. This piece here is catching the edge of this bracket. I want to make sure that no lines are touching. Next, well be installing four of these long carriage bolts. On the driver side, well be using this hole here as well as the inner hole here. Youll notice how theres two holes. Were using the one closest to the center. Go ahead and drop the carriage bolts down into position.Now that we our four U-bolts emplaced, were going to need to install our clamp bars here. Once you have them emplaced over two of the carriage bolts, youll be installing a flat washer and a nylon hex nut. This will the same hardware you used on each of the four carriage bolts. Now that we have all the hardware loosely installed, well need to tighten down all four nuts evenly. Next, were going to go ahead and install the lower bracket over here on the passenger side.Now that we have our bracket emplaced, on this side, youll notice that theres three longer carriage bolts and one shorter one. Weve got two of the long ones installed on both the inner holes. Now here at this back hole on the outer half, well be putting the shorter carriage bolt in here. On the forward one right here, well be installing the last longer carriage bolt. Next, well go ahead. Here on the two inner carriage bolts, well install the clamp bar. Well be using the flat washer and the nylon lock washers again like we did on the other side. Now, for the outer two carriage bolts, well be using this clamp here for the lower clamp.Now, to get this clamp in here, we found it easiest if you remove the two carriage bolts. Well need to turn the clamp sideways and work it in there like that, and then reinstall your carriage bolt. Well then slide the spacer in place, followed by installing a flat washer and a nylon hex nut on each side. Now that we have all the hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque it to the manufacturers specification. Now that we have our lower brackets installed, next were going to move back over here to the driver side. Were going to need to install a roll plate here. It sits up in here like this.Were going to lower down the pull-jack a little bit, so that we have less gap between the bottom of the bag in here to make it a little easier to thread the bolts in the bottom of the bag. Well then be installing the hex bolts. Notice how it has a tapered head here, so you want to make sure you have the right bolt. Put a lock washer on, flat washer, and this will be the same hardware you use at all four mounting locations, two on each side, to secure the lower portion of the bag to the lower bracket. As per the instructions, just tighten down the hardware securely.Now, were ready to go ahead and choose our location to mount our air line fittings as well as route our air lines. Were going to need to find the center of our air hose somewhere right in here. We then go ahead and take a tubing cutter or a razor knife, just something thats not going to squeeze the line and damage it. You want to also make sure that you get a good clean straight cut. Go ahead and drill two five-sixteenths holes to allow our fittings to go through. Now that we have our holes drilled, next, were going to need to install some hardware on to the valve.Go ahead and thread our jam nut on first. Well then add a star washer, then reach in behind. Push the fitting out. Well install a rubber washer, another flat washer. Finally, the second jam nut. Once you have that done, and there is a plastic cap that goes over the top of the fitting. Go ahead and repeat the same process for the other line. Then, go ahead and take our wrench, and tighten down the nuts, securing the valve in place. Next, well need to take our air lines. Well need to route them up to each of the airbags.Now when routing the air line, make sure you stay away from any areas that have moving parts, can become hot, or have sharp edges as all of these could easily damage the air line tubing. Well also be using a few zip ties along the way to help secure the air line tubing. Now that we have our air line tubing routed, go ahead and get the correct length and holding it up. Well need to trim it to length using our tubing cutter. With our tubing cut, we can go ahead and put it in the fitting here, the top side of the airbag. You line it up. Push straight down in, so that it goes into place, and you gently pull back out. You want to make sure it doesnt come back out. Go ahead and repeat the same process for the other line.Now over here on the passenger side, there is a heat sleeve thats designed to go over the air line tubing and help protect it from the heat from the exhaust. Now, were going to go ahead and remove this spare tire heat-shield, so that you can see things a little bit easier. Now, were going to need to install this heat-shield here that comes with the kit. You want to put it in the closest point between the bag and the exhaust. Now, you can bend this to help form to the exhaust. To attach it, well be using a couple hose clamps. Next, were ready to go ahead and put 30 PSI in each of the airbags, and then well spray down our connections and check for any leaks using a soapy water solution.Were going to need to install spare tire heat-shield. Once you have your PSI set in the airbags, you once again want to check the air pressure after 24-hour period. A 2 to 4 PSI loss after the initial installation is normal. If you lose more than 5 PSI, you will want to recheck for leaks. You also want to make sure that you dont go any lower than 5 PSI in the airbags nor higher than 100 PSI in the airbags as these are designed to have a working range of 5 to 100 PSI. That will do it for the installation of the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Spring for the rear axle, part number AL57228 on our 2014 F-150 two-wheel drive. .


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57228

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (112 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.

- 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



- AL57228
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2006 Ford F-150

Greetings ...... Very detailed directions enclosed with product. Air lift kit is doing exactly what I needed to have done , raising rear bumper of my '06 F150 to tow RV to prevent sagging and sway. Was considering air shocks, until air lift kit appeared on my radar. 496910



- AL57228
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2014 Ford F-150

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



- AL57284
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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



- AL57284
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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

55725

- 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



- 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



- 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



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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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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- AL57284
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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



- AL57284
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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


Comments

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

42049

- 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



- 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



- 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



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


Great Price and easy to install. 69682


Comments

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

6730

- 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



- 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



- 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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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



- 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



- 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



- AL57295
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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



- AL57215
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This Loadlifter worked excellent. Put a Lance camper at 2600 lbs. on my Ford F350 crewcab pickup. Despite the camper package option on my truck with extra rear leaf springs, it still pushed the bed end down and the hood side up in the air. Annoying side to side roll as well. The AirLift LoadLifter had very good instructions and was not difficult to install. Drilled five holes in the frame on each side to attach. Plenty of part options to make it a very good fit. Aired up the springs until the camper was perfectly level. Truck now drives level and considerably less side to side roll. This was well worth the price for the performance. 53242



- 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



- 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



- 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



- AL57212
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I had this installed by my mechanic, he said no problems, basically just bolted in. I went to pick up my 30' travel trailer and I adjusted the pressure to 20psi before I hooked it up. Before the air springs there was a noticeable sag in the back of the truck with the trailer hitched. With just 20psi in the bags there was barely any sag at all, and the trailer pulled much better. Planning on a trip this weekend and I'll probably increase the pressure up to 30psi to see how that works. Very happy with this product, I wish I would have bought it years ago. 256010



- AL57212
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Straight forward install. Allow 6+/- hours to get it right. DO read the instructions. Measure the clear height first and get the optional lift blocks if even close to 7" 338388


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Product works very well. My F250 had the camper package with added helper spring. That increased the spacing and thus the need for the lift blocks. Before the blocks, I was breaking the air fitting off of the top of the bags. Air-Ride was awesome. Replaced the bags and sent additional fittings. I put a T in so they would inflate at the same pressure consistently.

John S - 02/03/2018

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First thing is e-trailer the best to buy from , hands down! Air lift 5000 not a great kit in my opinion . This is not my first air bag install , over 12 so far. Brackets look good , bags fit them good and hardware is ok. The problem is the upper bracket is 3/4k inch short of sitting against frame . Jounce cup is in the way , I tried to mock it up in place but hardware is to short . Jounce cup had to be removed for bracket to fit up to frame , it's welded on . This kit is not what I would average to install . I'll try a different manufacturer next time. 2009 chevy 1500 4x4 crew cab . 176164



- AL57229
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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



- AL57370
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Easy to install great product! 667790



- AL57284
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It has changed the ride on my vehicle for everyday driving. It is a very rough ride. 667714


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The nice feature of air springs is that you can custom tailor the ride to just about any situation. Carrying a full load?- Add more air for less sag and more stability. Less weight on the vehicle when youre not hauling? - Let some air out of the suspension for a softer, more pliable ride.

-- Mike L - 07/10/2019

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- AL88399
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Can’t say enough good things about etrailer.com, it’s professional and courteous staff and the quality products they carry. This is the second pair of Air Lift Ultra 5000s and associate hardware (extra hose kit and t-fittings). I normally call sales when I order just to make sure the product(s) I’m ordering are in stock and especially if I have a lower price compare, it seems to expedite processing and delivery. Special thanks to Tammie (Sales) and Sarah (Customer Service) for their over-and-above assistances and quick processing. My order was on the way immediately and received in great shape in 3 days. Definitely a satisfied customer! 667525



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Convenient and useful... 667408



- AL57396
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So far. Delivery was great. Box has a small slit in it. I haven't had time to unpack it, yet. It came on the 3rd of July. A lot of things going on. I will get back to you soon. Thanks, Happy 4th!!! 666449



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



- AL57396
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So far nothing but great. Shipping came in two days. Price was guaranteed. Only good things to say 661939



- AL57284
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Item as described, great price fast shi pping. 661266



- AL57370
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Bought the Air Lift 5000 Air Bag Kit for my 2015 Ram 1500 Sport. Top Quality Parts. Very Easy and Fast Install. Shipping was very fast also. Very good customer service. Thank You Etrailer. 658782



- AL89370
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These Airlift 5000 Airbags are EVERYTHING they are advertised to be! Ordered them from etrailer and they were here is 5 days with no shipping charge. Price was the same as I would've paid through that big box website but the personalized service I received from Brenden really made the difference. Thanks Bud! I chose to have my local repair shop install them only because I didn't want to take the time to do it myself. I have a 2016 Ram Crew Cab and I haul a 7' X 16' enclosed cargo trailer. I tried to utilize a weight distributing hitch to take care of the rear sag but there was just not enough ground clearance for the torsion bars. Some suggested airbags instead and WOW...what a difference. I can't believe how much better the truck rides even with no load on the truck. Should have bought these a LONG time ago! 657039


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