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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. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57268 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57268

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

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.


  • 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 1/2-ton, 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 the USA


  • 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 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, 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 lbs of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all 4 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, 2-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.

57268 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57268

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (994 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.


Airbags are easy to install maybe took myself 3 hours start to finish..
An I needed them to pull my 35’ bumper pull camper around from job to job with a 2015 f-150 xlt supercrew 5.0 v8.
So now I’m able to add 65 psi into each side an level out my truck.
Makes everything about it much safer.
Very happy with purchase.
Now if only I can purchase the onboard air compressor system I would be sitting pretty.
Highly recommended...

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


I have provided a link to our Air Lift compressor systems for your reference and you can an option based on your system needs. All of these compressor systems will accommodate 65 PSI with no problem.

2015 Ford F-150

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 and am very satisfied with the products they sell and the speed in delivery.

Gilbert T.


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.


Love it! Help keep my truck level and they are easy to install

2019 Ford F-150

They work great. The install wasn't too bad. There are videos on Youtube that show the install without removing the back tires. It's easier if you take the tires off and have 2 floor jacks. It took about 30-40 minutes to do the driver's side and less than 10 for the passenger side (after the learning curve).

2016 Ford F-150

Makes for a better ride.thank you


Ok when towing fifth wheel but emty ride is terrible whether you use 0 psi or 5 lbs. Psi


Got it within days. Literally! Parts are all there and looks to be an easy install for me.

2019 Ford F-150

Service and videos are great, I have already recommended etrailer to friends after this purchase.


It's what I ordered and shipping was reasonable thank you

2017 Ford F-150


2020 Ford F-150


2018 Ford F-150


2020 Ford F-150


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.


just getting done putting my 5000 Justable air springs put them on about three hours I didn’t have any left I did them on the ground so that’s not too bad I’m gonna be sending some pictures along with us so thanks very much and I hope they work


I installed these air lift bags in a day. It was a lot longer than I thought, but it was in the middle of winter in an unheated shop and only basic hand tools. No hoist, so there were a lot of up and down trips with a creeper. Very good installation manual which made the process easy. Very happy with the purchase.


I installed these on a 2004 Ram 2500. I have towed an 11k fifth wheel approximately 10,000 miles with them and couldn’t be happier. The hardest part was figuring out where to put the airlines. I decided to run them through the existing frame holes and drill out the top license plate screws to give them a stealthy look with easy access to fill. Install didn’t take more than 2 hours with air tools.


The hitch and box arrived in exceiient conditon. I have yet to take the rig for a good test drive. I took it for a short drive but need more time with ot to fully appreciate its capabilities. The installation was a breeze. Fitment was perfect.


The product was exactly as advertised. The installation instructions and video were easy to follow.


Installed thes a year ago. I use them to pull my 35 foot fifth wheel camper. They are fantastic I recently added the wireless remote air compressor kit. I really love that!


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.


Excellent. Air Bag kit came in 2 days. Installed today on a 2022 Ford F150 Platinum 4X4 with rear axle mounted headlight leveling arm. Installed in a couple hours. Looks great and works excellent!

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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Kit Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150 2WD
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 2WD with a 1 inch suspension lift the Air Lift kit part # AL57268 is the correct kit. Since you only have a 1 inch lift and typically 1 inch lifts end up being slightly less than that you wouldn't need anything else as the kit would be all you'd need.
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  • Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150 with Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Installed
    I do have an air bag suspension system that does fit your 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed that has a fifth wheel rail kit but the Firestone kit you mentioned can't install with rail kits. Instead we have the Air Lift kit part # AL57268 which fits your truck and is compatible so it's a great solution.
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  • Is Drilling Required When Installing Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs On 2016 Ford F-150
    The only drilling needed with the installation of the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part # AL57268 are for the air lines. A note in the included instructions on page 14 states that they do not want and non-aluminum components mounted to the body of the truck. They suggest drilling two 5/16 inch holes in the license plate recess, under the bumper, or in the bumper mounting brackets. No holes are drilled in the frame or body of the truck.
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  • Air Springs Compatible with Frame Mounted Hitch Brackets on 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5 Foot Bed
    There are some kits that are compatible with in-bed hitches and others that are not. My recommendation is to use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57268 which is confirmed to be compatible with the mounting brackets of your 5th wheel rails. Firestone currently does not have a kit compatible with the in-bed hitch like a gooseneck or 5th wheel but this Air Lift option will work well on your 2018 F-150 with 5.5 foot bed.
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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring System For A 2015 Ford F-150
    When it comes to installing air helper springs on your 2015 Ford F-150 The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57268 are confirmed to fit your vehicle, but would not work if the truck was lowered 2 inches. These airbags are designed to upgrade your rear suspension. These airbags provide high-quality, full time load support. They will help level out your Ford F-150, and will improve the braking and ride comfort while reducing the strain on your factory suspension....
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  • How To Stop Porpoising While Towing with a 2020 Ford F-150
    I recommend adding suspension enhancements on the 2020 Ford F-150 to prevent and reduce porpoising while towing. The best option for this are air bags, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 are a bolt-on fit. With these you'll get the best ride quality possible as you can find the perfect mix between support and comfort. They will work great with an existing weight distribution system just be sure to set the air bags up first.
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter Helper Springs Work With 2015 Ford F-150 With Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed
    To make sure the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88385 can be used with your fifth wheel installed on your 2015 F-150, you can check out the attached installation instructions to see if the truck has anything that would interfere with the system. The # AL88385 is designed for 4-wheel drive models with a stock height. If you have a 2-wheel drive F-150, the right system for your truck is part # AL57268. You will be removing the jounce stops and cups and installing...
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  • Air Bag Kit for 2015 Ford F-150 that Provides Suspension Support and Wont Affect Ride Quality
    With air bag kits like the Air Lift part # AL88385 that fits your 2015 Ford F-150 if it's a 4WD or the part # AL57268 that fits if you have a 2WD you can adjust the air pressure in the bags so that you get the support and ride quality you are after. When unloaded you could just deflate the bags to 5 psi and you'd have a totally unaffected ride quality.
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  • Recommended Air Spring System for 2016 Ford F-150 with 5th Wheel Hitch
    Most of the air spring systems available for your 2016 Ford F-150, as you have found, do mount to the outside of the frame rail which will interfere with an in-bed hitch. For a system that mounts instead to the bottom of the frame rail, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57385 if your truck has 4WD or # AL57268 if you have 2WD. The mounting hardware for these springs will not interfere with components from your existing fifth-wheel hitch. These 5,000 pound capacity springs will...
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  • Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 for 2019 Ford F-150 with 6 inch Lift
    For your 2019 Ford F-150 you'd want the Air Lift air bag kit # AL57268 as the correct fit and then since you have a 6 inch lift kit you'd want the # AL52460 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2020 Ford F-150 Towing Forest River Stealth Trailer
    To help with rear sag on your 2020 Ford F-150 when hooked up to your Stealth trailer I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57268. These air springs will provide you with up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling support and their adjustability (5 psi to 100 psi) means you can fill them up when hooked up to your trailer (or you have a bed loaded with cargo) and they will work to push the rear back up to stock height. Then when unloaded and you're not towing you can let...
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  • Will Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 AL57385 Fit 2018 Ford F-150 W/ B&W 5th Wheel Hitch Installed?
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57385 you were looking at will fit perfectly on your 2018 Ford F-150 with a B&W 5th wheel hitch in the bed as long as it is 4WD model and the 5th wheel hitch you have is not the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. The Turnoverball takes up more space than traditional 5th wheel mounting brackets and will not allow the U-bolts to fit around the frame of your truck. If your truck is a 2WD...
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    The air bags I recommend for a 2020 Ford F-150 are the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57385 for 4x4 or part # AL57268 for 4x2 models. The Air Lift Air Helper Springs are a custom bolt-on fit with no drilling or cutting required. They will do an excellent job of helping to level the vehicle while loaded or towing a heavy trailer which is then going to ensure you don't have any stability or braking issues. If you will be towing a gooseneck or 5th wheel trailer, you won't...
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    I have a good solution but the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57297 as you said will not work with the B&W you have installed. Instead you want the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57595 these use a different style upper bracket designed to work with in bed goosenecks. Check out the video I've linked to see the differences in the two kits.
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    I have another option for you, but the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57268 you were looking at is only for the 2016 Ford F-150 if it is 2WD. Since your F-150 is a 4x4 model you will need the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57385 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle and is compatible with your B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch with the Companion 5th wheel hitch. To keep from needing to manually inflate the air bags each time your...
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    For your 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 you will want to use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57385, not part # AL57268 which is for the 4x2 models. I took a look at the mounting rails for the PullRite SuperGlide ISR Series and can confirm these airbags will work just fine for you because they install underneath the frame rails whereas the hitch installs on the outside of the frame rails. I have attached an install video on the correct airbag kit for you as well....
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    I see that the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, part # AL57200 is the kit you purchased for your 2011 F-150. Unfortunately, the that model will not work with the 2015 F-150, and my contact at Air Lift told me that none of the parts are interchangeable. If you are interested in installing a set of the Air Lift Springs on your new truck and want the same performance and features, the air springs for a 2 wheel drive with stock height is part # AL59570. This system is the same...
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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Work with Weight Distribution 2016 Ford F-150
    A set of airbags will not interfere with a weight distribution system. However, the airbags will not be needed to level the vehicle if your weight distribution system is properly rated and installed. They will help to increase stability and improved ride quality on your 2016 Ford F-150 but should not be necessary for leveling purposes when towing with a weight distribution system. If you ever decide to tow a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer you will need to make sure the airbags will work...
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    Although air bags won't increase the weight capacity or payload of your 2018 Ford F-150, since you are definitely pushing it to the max any additional help wouldn't hurt at all. You may want to make sure that the pin weight of your 5th wheel is at 20% of the weight of the loaded trailer. If it is over that then you can move some stuff back so as to help with the payload capacity. If you have a 2WD F-150 then I recommend going with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57268 but if you have...
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  • Recommended Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Compatible with 2016 Ford F-150 with Under Bed Gooseneck Hitch
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57268 are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-150 and will not interfere with your under bed gooseneck hitch. The similar # AL88385 with the integrated internal jounce are also a confirmed fit that is compatible. With either option you will be able to adjust the air pressure to allow for the ride and leveling you desire. Each kit comes with manual inflation valves, but you may want to consider adding the Air Lift WirelessONE...
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    With the information that you have supplied, the 2016 Ford F-150 Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL59570 will give you up to 2,000 lbs of load-leveling support. Part # AL59570 will work on the rear for either 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive models of the 2016 Ford. F-150. The 2,000 lbs system will provide enough enhancement to your F-150 to improve the handling of your truck and trailer. However, you can still use the 5,000 lbs Air Lift system and still improve the...
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    The Air Lift rear-axle air bag kit # AL57268 is a confirmed fit for the 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4. I reviewed the installation instructions (which are linked for you) and I saw nothing to indicate any issue with installing this kit in a pickup with outboard-mounted rear shocks. There is an alternative you might consider, a jounce spring kit. Jounce spring kits typically cost far less than air bags, are much easier to install and require no maintenance at all. A bolt-on kit like Timbren...
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  • Will The Air Lift Air Springs Affect Ride Quality When Unloaded On a 2017 Ford F-150?
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for your 2017 Ford F-150 will not have a noticeable change in ride quality when your truck is unloaded and they are filled to the minimum 5psi. The 5psi is required so the air springs will keep their shape and not pinch in the mounts causing damage to the springs. You will need the Kit # AL57268 if you have a rear wheel drive F-150 or the Kit # AL57385 if you have 4 wheel drive. I recommend using the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System...
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