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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 AL57338 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57338

  • 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 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


  • 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. And if your truck has a 5th wheel hitch installed, you can use the included self-drilling screws instead of the u-bolts to install the air spring kit. 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.

57338 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57338

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (949 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.


This is wonderful. Has performed perfectly. I see no need for auto leveling or an onboard air compressor for my use. Just put some in when I’m hauling heavy. I will say the Silverado parking brake relocation bracket could use some more engineering. I had a hell of a time getting the bolt in.


Great product.


Everything works great as usual from et railer

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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


Very fast delivery excellent

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The kit is nice but was missing all the nuts for the u bolts and regular bolts. Would be 5 star if it wasn't missing the hardware

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


I am sorry to hear about this mistake. Customer Service will be reaching out to you.


The air bags work great, we’re pretty easy to install would recommend them highly.


Works really great no problems installing it or using it


Top notch. Absolutely no problems at al l.


Awesome product. Easy to install. Works great.


Solid product, as expected. Emily provided excellent customer service!

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

awesome product,great price and fast se rvice




by: 03/12/2021
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Fast delivery very happy






2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2019 GMC Sierra 2500

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Fit a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Hellwig Sway Bar
    Yes, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57338 will fit a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Hellwig Anti-Sway Bar. The anti-sway bars aren't installed in a way that would interfere with a suspension enhancement such as air bags.
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  • Can Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Be Installed on Silverado without Bump Stop Cups
    I reached out to my contact at Air Lift regarding the LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57338 for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. She said the factory jounce bumper cups on the truck do provide kind of a backup support for the air bag brackets, so it's not recommended to install this system without those cups in place. She said you can simply have these welded back on (a couple of tack welds will be just fine) and then the setup will work perfectly. As you probably already saw, this...
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  • Is Drilling Required To Install Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 - Rear Axle # AL57338 in a 2012 Silverado
    This is a two-fold answer. If you have a 5th wheel installed in your truck, then to add the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 then you are required to drill two 5/16 inch holes for your air lines because the U-bolts will not work. If you do not have a 5th wheel installed, then there is no drilling involved in the installation of this unit. I have attached the installation instructions for you to review and how they apply to your truck.
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  • How to Determine How Much Air Pressure is Needed with Suspension Enhancement Towing Trailer
    Determining the correct amount of air pressure you should put in bags like the Air Lift kit part # AL57338 isn't an exact science but the goal is to provide the support you need while balancing ride quality as too much pressure makes the ride quality pretty rough. The best way we've found is to inflate the bags to the point where the rear suspension sits very near level like it was without the weight of a trailer. I'd also recommend experimenting with raising and lower the pressure till...
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  • Recommended Air Bags for Cold Weather on a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500
    They operate normally in extreme temperatures like the cold winters of the northeast. According to Firestone and Air Lift, there aren't any special procedures needed during cold weather regarding the care and use of air bags. Like tires you may see a decrease in pressure do to extreme cold temperatures. As far as road salt goes Air Lift makes special kits with stainless steel mounting brackets and lines. For your 2012 GMC Sierra 2500, you would need the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air...
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 with 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitches
    The Air Lift Rear Axle Suspension Kit # AL57338 that you referenced will fit both 2WD and 4WD versions of the 2012 Silverado 2500 HD. However, it is not unusual to find fit complications when multiple aftermarket items are installed on a vehicle. All manufacturers design their products with the assumption that they will be installed on a stock vehicle, and they do not test their products with those from other aftermarket manufacturers. I have linked the installation instructions for this...
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  • Loadlifter 5000 Leaking On Both Sides
    The air is going somewhere. If you checked all the connections on the LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 and they're not leaking, you must have a pinched line or cracked air bag. Next step you will need to do the same process with the soap water and find out which line is pinched and or if the bags are cracked and leaking. If you cannot find the leak and the problem persists, I would just go ahead and replace the components.
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  • Can I Get Replacement Hardware For An Air Lift 5000 Air Bag Kit
    Unfortunately we do not carry hardware kits for the Air Lift 5000 Air bag Kits. We do offer entire kits like the # AL57338 for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 which would come with all of the hardware you need, but we do not offer just the hardware by itself. You may be able to source hardware directly from air lift.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement for a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Dually with 4-Wheel Drive
    Both the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 and 7500 XL # AL57538 fit your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. Depending on your application you may want the 7500 XL because it's designed for the HD and has the higher 7,500 pound capacity. I've linked install videos of both kits for you to take a look at. You may also be interested in the a compressor like # AL25856 to monitor and control the air pressure from inside your truck's cab.
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  • How to Determine Correct Spacers for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs in 2016 GMC Sierra
    To determine the correct spacers in for your GMC Sierra with a 4-1/2" lift and Air Lift 5000 Air Helper Springs such as # AL57338 you wll need to do a bit of measuring. There is a diagram I added from Air Lift what you will need to measure to ensure the correct spacer kit. You will need to measure the total distance between the mounting surfaces, and subtract that by 5-1/2", which is "A", the air spring design height for these air bags. That will give you the correct lift spacer, which...
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  • Are The 7,500 Lb Air Bags Recommended for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Constant Load
    If you find yourself constantly towing year-round then the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57538 is what I recommend for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. I would also recommend these higher rated air bags for trailers with a heavier pin weight like yours. If you have the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs you can use the Replacement Heat Shield part # AL34365.
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  • Can an Air Bag Compressor System be Wired to an Upfitter Switch on a 2016 Ford F-250
    The upfitter switch on your truck would have to be one that is not currently being used. A 2-position switch can be used to power on the compressor to add air and then switched off once the desired psi is reached. If you wire it up to the upfitter switch I recommend using an analog compressor system that is more set up for that type of switch such as # AL25592. That way you can still have a way to purge out the air pneumatically rather than trying to make it work with a switch. This is...
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  • Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 with 5th Wheel Rail Kit
    The Air Lift suspension kit part # AL57338 that you referenced normally does not require drilling but if there are a set of fifth wheel rails present that have brackets that run along the frame rail where this kit installs there will be drilling required for install. For a no-drill fit air bag kit for your application instead the Firestone kit part # F2709 would be what you'd need.
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  • How to Install the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 in a Vehicle with Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Sounds like you have the Air Lift Kit part # AL57338 installed in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that when using this kit on a vehicle with fifth wheel/gooseneck rails you would not use the included U-bolts. Instead you would need to use the included 3/8 inch self tapping screws to secure the upper bracket of the air bag kit. Once you install the kit like this you would no longer have any interference with the gooseneck install hardware...
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  • Air Bag Compressor Kit with Tank with Wireless Remote that Can be used with 2018 GMC Sierra 2500
    If the blocks you installed added distance between the axle of the truck and the frame then yes that is the thickness of a spacer you'd need with the Air Lift air bag kit. If the lift spacer just raised the body of the truck then you wouldn't need to use any spacers. The # AL57338 is a fit fo ryour 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 as well. We do have a kit with a tank and has wireless control that will work great with the part # F2592. It's a different brand but it works just fine with the Air Lift bags.
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  • Air Bags For 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 With Gooseneck Hitch
    The Air Lift LoadLifter part # AL57338 for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 will require drilling if you have the B&W Gooseneck hitch but it will be compatible. The self tapping screws will allow you to attach the Air Lift springs to the bottom of the frame rail and not use the U-bolts which would interfere with the Gooseneck brackets. I also recommend the Air Command Compressor System w/ Light Duty Compressor # F2610 to make inflating the bags more convenient compared to carrying around...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Turnoverball with LoadLifter 5000 Air Bags on 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
    Yes. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Bags # AL57338 are compatible with all in-bed hitches including the B&W Turnoverball # BWGNRK1012. The mounting brackets of the air bags mount in a completely different location than the brackets of the # BWGNRK1012.
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  • Availability Of Air Helper Spring Kit For 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Lowered 1 - 2
    We do have one option for your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD being the Air Lift SlamAir Air Helper Springs for Lowered Trucks # AL59209 which is designed for trucks lowered between 2" - 6". This kit offers a 2000lb load leveling capability and can be used between 10-100 PSI allowing you the adjustability you are looking for to keep your lowered truck level when you are hauling a heavy load. This kit is only confirmed to fit 2WD models, and will not work if your truck is a 4WD model. If you are...
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  • Spacer Kit to Use with 2016 GMC Sierra for Air Lift Air Bag and Rough Country Lift Kit
    Since 7.4 subtracted from 12 is 4.6 you'd actually want the 4 inch spacer part # AL49GV with the Air Lift kit part # AL57338 that fits your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 4WD.
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  • Does The Mounting Of Air Lift Air Helper Springs # AL57338 Change With In Bed Hitch On 2015 GMC 3500
    The mounting instructions for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57338 addresses what to do in the event your in bed hitch has side mount frame rail brackets which will not let the U-Bolts wrap around the frame. Instead you will need to drill some holes in your frame which you can see at the bottom of page 7 in the instructions. I have linked the instructions below for you to see this. I recommend installing the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL58WQ with these...
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  • Mounting Location for Air Tank and Compressor for Air Bag Suspension on 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    When the # F2239 is installed, the air tank is typically installed under the vehicle, along one of the frame members. The compressor is best located under the hood, although you can mount it along the frame members if necessary. If you want the compressor tied into the air bag system, along with having in-cab control, I would recommend using the Air Lift Air Helper Springs, part # AL57338 along with the Air Lift Quick Shot Compressor System, part # AL25690. The Air Lift springs are very...
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  • Diagnosing Air Leak At Elbow Fitting On Air Lift LoadLifter 5000
    The elbow fitting is a common place for leaks with air suspension kits such as the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57338 that you have. The most common culprit is an air line that is not cut completely flat and clean. I attached a section of the instructions that provide a few simple steps for diagnosing and fixing the leak. When cutting the line you want to use Air Lift Air Hose Cutter # AL10530 or a similar device which will ensure you have a clean cut. If...
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  • Troubleshooting Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 elbow leaking at swivel
    It is not uncommon to have a leak at the swivel fitting on your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs # AL57338. It usually has to do with the hose not being cut cleanly. I've attached the portion of the installation instructions that deals directly with fixing this leak. My recommendation is to use the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter # AL10530 to ensure a clean cut on the hose. If you need to remove the fitting to reseal it, I recommend the Loctite Thread Sealant 545 # LT37482.
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  • How to Check Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 System for Leaks
    I have seen some instances of the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57338 of having leaks, but these are mostly due to not having a completely squared off cut on the air lines and air leaking from the tubes; not the bags themselves. You'll want to try removing the line, re-cutting the line totally square and then reinstalling it on the bags; after a couple of days check the pressure on the air bags to see if you're still losing air. If you're still losing air, it's possible that the bags have...
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