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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 AL57298 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57298

  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • 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.



57298 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57298

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (168 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.

- AL57298
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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product great service on time 423689



- AL57298
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Great product. Fast delivery and all the parts were there and good instructions for installation. Any novice mechanic can install them 794551



- AL57298
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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

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



- AL57298
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Great product, a little challenging to install, but works as designed. 694106



- AL57298
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Best item ever to pull a Trailer of any kind .. Pulling 40ft 5th wheel, makes for easier driving. 241895



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


My order arrived really fast and was exactly as ordered. I have been satisfied with past orders and was equally satisfied with this order. I will certainly use them in the future. 641733



- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57338
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Item as described, great price fast shi pping. 661266



- AL57211
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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


Comments
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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- AL57289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


after a year it is working great never deflate and I keep a trailer on it 24 seven I would highly recommend 606574



- AL57289
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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


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Thanks for the follow up. That is exactly what I love about this company, the customer service is out of this world!!! Everyone I have talked with there has gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our many many purchases. Everything we have bought there for a 5th wheel has been great. We do not have one complaint. Your company will have us for customers forever. It is so hard to find companys that truly care about their customers like you all!!! Thank you so much!! for taking time to go that extra mile!!!
KATHLEEN B - 08/07/2018

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- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57365
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57365
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57228
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57385
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Review from a similar 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

- AL57396
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57397
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Convenient and useful... 667408


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Ask the Experts about this Air Lift Vehicle Suspension

  • Air Lift That Fits 2004 Ford F-250 With Gooseneck Hitch
    There are Air Lift Air Helper Springs which will work for your 2004 Ford F-250, although part # AL57298 is designed only to be used if your truck had a Reese fifth wheel hitch installed. What you need is either the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57393 is your '04 F-250 is 2WD or # AL57390 if your F-250 is 4WD. These springs come with hardware and that will allow you to use them with a gooseneck hitch, though it will require you to drill a hole in the brackets if your...
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  • 2018 Ford Raptor Suspension Enhancement Recommendation
    We actually don't have air bag suspension enhancement that fits your 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor (couldn't find any other places that do either), but we do have adjustable suspension enhancement that will work really well for what you are wanting. For that you'd want the part # RAS3611 which gives you up to 2,000 of additional support, isn't harsh like some options are, improves handling, and is adjustable by changing the spring tension. This would definitely be your best option!
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  • Can Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Kits Be Used With Factory Overload Springs
    This particular Air Lift LoadLifter kit you'd looked at, part # AL57298 can indeed be installed to the factory overload spring using the shorter U-bolts provided with the installation hardware. The lower air spring bracket would install as shown in the provided diagram. In addition to the air spring kit, you might consider an on-board compressor system like # F2158. A compressor system will let you add or remove air pressure from the system while you're on the fly without needing to...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 2000 Ford Super Duty With a Gooseneck Hitch
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000, # AL57298, was designed to work with specific gooseneck hitches because it installs on the outboard side of the frame rails on your Ford Super Duty. This kit will fit the 2WD models only. If you can tell me what type of hitch you have in your truck, I can check the compatibility with this kit. This kit will not fit with gooseneck hitches that mount with custom brackets on the outboard side of the frame rails. Another option from Air Lift is the LoadLifter...
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  • Air bag Helper Springs for a 1995 Minnie Winnie Winnebago on a Ford Van Chassis
    The first thing needed is to determine if the chassis is really on a Ford F-350 truck chassis, E-350 van chassis, or Ford F-53 motorhome chassis. The F-53 chassis is for Class A motorhomes so it would not be correct. And there are so few RVs built on the F-350 truck chassis that it likely isn't that either. From what I could find they were built on the E-series van chassis based on the parts catalogs and other information from Winnebago. For that chassis you can use Firestone air bags...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Bolt on to 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 with No Drilling
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs, part # AL57298, you referenced are for Ford trucks from the early 1970's to the mid-2000's. So they won't fit your 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 at all. Instead you want part # AL57275 which is the version of the LoadLifter 5000 springs that do fit your truck. And they do bolt on without much drilling. I've linked a video of the kit being installed on a 2005 Silverado which will be a similar process as your truck.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Fifth Wheel with Air Lift 5000 Load Lifters on a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Depending on which part number your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is will determine if the RV store is correct or not. AirLift made special kits to work in combination with the 5th wheels. # AL57393 will fit with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. # AL57298 will fit with a Reese fifth wheel # RP30869 you were looking at and the # RP30035 installation kit. # AL57291 will fit on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch 1105 or 1199R. If you could tell me which kit you have I'd be more than...
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  • Air Lift or Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a Camper Trailer
    The product that will work best for you will depend on how you will be using your truck and why you are looking for a suspension enhancement system. If you are looking to level your truck because you do a lot of hauling with varying load weights and tow the trailer occasionally then the air bags would work well. I would recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter air springs, # AL57298, for 2 wheel drive or, # AL57390 for 4 wheel drive models of the 2000 F250. I recommend these air bags...
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  • Air Bag Suspension Enhancement that Fits 2003 Ford F-350 with B and W Fifth Wheel Rails Installed
    For your 2003 Ford F-350 we have the Air Lift kit part # AL88291 as a confirmed fit that was designed to work specifically with B and W fifth wheel rail kit part # BWGNRK1108 which allows you to use what many consider to be the best fifth wheel hitch out there the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3500.
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  • Compatibility of Husky Universal 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit on 2004 Ford F350-w/ Air Suspension
    According to Husky, their Universal 5th wheel hitch install kit, part # HT31563 is indeed a fit for your 2004 Ford F350. The # HT31563 only includes the frame brackets and their mounting hardware. You'll also need the bed rails that mount in the pickup truck bed, which are included in the full kit, part # HT31563-686. If you already have a set of Husky bed rails, you can reuse them, but if the rails were manufactured by anybody else, I wouldn't recommend mixing the manufacturers of the...
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