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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 AL57242 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57242

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Air Lift
  • Heavy Duty

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


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


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


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


This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. 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.



57242 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57242

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (632 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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my air lift is missing some parts because my 06 Dodge Ram 3500 doesn’t have a jounce bumper strike plate attached to the axe mine needs something like u bolts and when I purchased the air lift it’s said that it would feet my pick up


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I will have Customer Service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/25/2022


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The installation went smoothly. The only modification I have to make was in the upper mounting bracket. As seen in the photo, I had to relieve the inner edge to clear a motor mount bolt. This did not affect the integrity of the bracket. Had to remove the rubber jounce block on each side, this was not so easy as this is a 1994 Pace Arrow, so the bolts had been rusting for 28 years!! I am checking not for a small air leak but looks like this installation will be successful.




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Air Lift air springs are good and dependable, use them for the last 25 years on three pick-ups always worked great. My complaint would be against the lousy packaging which came with two or three holes and all messed up, luckily all that was missing was one washer.




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Quick shipping and great customer service. Install went very well and has helped reduce the rear sag on our 01 F350 dually. We have a +3200lb Palomino truck camper in the bed. My next project will be replacing stock sway bars with heavier duty sway bars.




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Exactly what we needed, was originally going to install Air Lift 1000 HD helpers for coil springs. But, those items were on backorder at the factory and that was more of a make do solution. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 was in stock, Nicole at etrailer arranged the cancelation of the original order, and had the 5000s shipped. Installation as per the instructions was a breeze, had all the necessary tools until it came time to reinstalling the truck's coil springs. ATTENTION to all, once the LoadLifter 5000 air bags are installed, the axle on a RAM 1500 Classic doesn't drop as far, short by about 2 inches! Luckily, the local store loans tools, with the aid of a coil spring compressor, the coil springs were reinstalled in a few minutes.
Since the trailer electrical connections are on the drivers side of the license plate, I located both schrader valves on the drivers side of the license plate. Note the position of the heat shield on the passenger side.




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Couldn’t be happier! The product shipped on time for a great price. I chose this product because of etrailer’s YouTube video showing a detailed instal on my exact truck. From opening the box to being complete was only 2 hours. Works as advertised and does the trick!


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Still works great! I am happy with it. I tow a heavy trailer a few times a year and this works very well. I keep a small bicycle tire pump in the truck and it all works great.
Justin - 10/01/2022


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Jaime recommended the Air Lift LoadLifter air helper springs for my RV. I was unsure if they would be a good replacement but they work better, costs less than the other guys and delivered quicker than expected. Our RV trips have been enjoyable and smooth since we had these springs installed. I would definitely recommend this product and ETrailer for their customer service.




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The kit was great and the video helped very much.
No problems installing it !




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Review from a similar 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.


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These things have been great! I tow a travel trailer thats about 8K loaded with roughly 1100 tongue weight. The bags level this load perfectly so headlights are right and everything is stable. I run 10 psi unloaded, 40psi with normal loads in the camper, and 70psi with the fresh water tank full which is forward in the trailer. I kept it simple with individual valves for each bag. Wouldnt change a thing. A bicycle pump is more than adequate for making changes in pressure bc the volume is so low that its easy. All good with this product.
Jeff N - 07/13/2020


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Arrived quickly. Instructions were good. After supporting frame and suspension I removed the tires for easier installation. It really worked to smooth out the ride and level the truck with the trailer hitched up.


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The air bags have helped smooth out the ride while pulling our 5th wheel camper. They have performed very well.
Arlyn - 08/16/2022


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I got your deal of the day, but unfortunately, your trailers are a bit lacking for my needs. I built a stage trailer. Here are the pics. By the way, I purchased all my trailer parts from etrailer for this project, tires, rims, axials, brakes, sway bar, airlift suspension, electrical, and so on. I couldn't have done this without your staff.
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I have a 2020 F250 and when I hook up to my 14000 pound 5th wheel the pickup would sag a little. It pulled okay as-is but it really needed to be level for better stability, braking, and headlights. I purchased the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 from etrailer and after they had installed it, what a difference it made. With just the install, it elevated the bed one additional inch with only 5 pounds of air in the bags. Once I hooked up, I put 25 pounds of air in the bags which was plenty to raise the bed to just beyond level. I am very satisfied with this addition and if you are experiencing sag, I highly recommend this product. For the minimal cost of the product, it was well worth the investment in safety, ride comfort , and stability.




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Warm weather has allowed my son and me to do this installation. It went well and took us about 5 hours from start to finish including unpacking, reading the manual, installation, and putting up the tools. Then did the leak test and did the test drive. Hauled 500 pounds today and working great. Without any weight in the truck it still rides very smooth.
Thanks to Erik B for his help and advice on line.


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It has been great especially when I am pulling my travel trailer. I am pulling 5500 to 6000 pounds and this is where you will really notice the improvement! The air ride system with the automatic leveling has made travel with my travel trailer a much less stressful time and I am now a happy camper.
Bill C - 03/20/2021


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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!!


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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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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This item is just what I needed to balance the load. I can now move either my Fifth wheel or boat with the knowledge it rides level and supported.
Thank you




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


My first set of air springs. Installing was involved but not difficult. I bought them for towing my fifth wheel. I love how stable the ride is now. The body roll on curves is gone. Love this product!




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this air bag system on my 1/2 ton Dodge 5.7 about a year ago. Since that time I have frequently towed a 27' camp trailer and a 16 x 7 double axle cargo trailer. This product is excellent at keeping the truck in a level position. I would recommend this to anybody.




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The install was easy. The instructions do not address the fact that you should not allow the axle to hang on the air bags when the vehicle is on a lift or jack stands. I included pictures of the chains I made to support the weight of the axle when on my lift. Also a pro tip is to smear a small amount of Teflon thread sealant on the tube to lubricate and help the tube to seal in the fitting, I included pictures of the sealant applied.




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Received a returned kit no missing parts all is good


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Sorry about that! It also could have been a kit we opened to take photos of, but we are always very gentle and organized about putting everything back.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/21/2022


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I towed my travel trailer with these on for the first time this past weekend and it made a huge difference. With my F150 towing a 32’ camper it took a lot of the bounce and sway out of the trailer. It kept it perfectly level and they are easy to use.


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A must have upgrade for me. It works great.
Justin - 05/25/2022


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Bag had a hole in it and I didn’t find it until I had already installed them because in was in a bolt hole. Now I’m waiting to get another bag from airlift because y’all can’t warranty there product. My next purchase was going to be the compressor kit to go with the bags but not now. The whole warranty thing is very frustrating. My opinion don’t sale anything you can’t warranty yourself.


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While we do handle the warranties for the majority of the products that we carry there are a handful of manufactures like Airlift that prefer to handle warranty related issues themselves.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/03/2022


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Amazing product! Easy install! But don’t be like me, just drop the spare tire and make your life 1000x’s easier. Also, fit perfect on 2022 F250 6 3/4 ft bed. No leaks and plenty of hose to route the shearer valves where I wanted. If you’ve got the extra coin, I’d buy the air compressor and in-cab switch for this unit. I didn’t at the time and still don’t, but when I do I’ll buy it so I can add/remove air as needed in the cab to adjust the ride for various loads.




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I first purchased the Air Lift LoadLifter in an attempt to help reduce trailer sway and handling of my truck when towing my travel trailer. The far exceeded my expectations. Having the ability to get both my truck and my trailer completely level has made an enormous difference in towing. These air bags are not designed to reduce trailer sway, but being able to tow with everything level and having anti-sway mechanism is the perfect pair. I only wished I had found them earlier and there would be been several less "white knuckle" driving experiences.




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Does what I needed it to do. Hauling a large boat and has a tremendous about or up and down at the hitch.
Stop about 90% of it. One thing though, the site lines come with 2 Valves, one is better for me to air both at the same time.



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