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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 AL57385 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57385

  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Constant Load

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 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


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 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.



57385 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2020 Ford F-150



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Video of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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Video Transcript for Review of Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - AL57385

Today we're going to take a look at the Airlift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for your rear axle. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Ford F150 four wheel drive trucks. And on a custom fit part like this, I do recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show if this will work for your application.Now, this kit will provide your vehicle with up to 5000 pounds of load-leveling support. Helps reduce the strain on your rear suspension, and improves both safety and ride quality of your vehicle. This kit is designed for heavy-duty applications, such as half ton, three quarter ton, and one ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks.

This will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load. It'll improve steering and braking performance. Helps to maintain safe headlight aim, and will even keep your tires from wearing unevenly.It'll let you manually adjust the air pressure to get even load distribution and support that you need. You can level your vehicle front-to-rear, inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of any off-center loads. And it'll reduce the strain on your OEM suspension that's caused by an extremely heavy load.This will improve overall stability and ride quality.

Diminishes sway, absorbs road shock for a nice smooth ride. And it does come with airless exclusive upper and lower roll plates. You can see if I just take this apart, here's one of the lower roll plates. The upper one is right up here. So you can see when they're installed.

These roll plates will help increase the load capacity of the air springs, and they'll even protect those springs from any damage, which will help extend the life of your air spring suspension.The springs themselves, they're constructed of a two-ply fabric-reinforced rubber. The end caps on the springs on each end, right here, and on this end, they are made of a high strength Zytel Nylon, and they're lighter, stronger, more corrosion resistant than steel.Everything I laid out here is included. All the mounting brackets, all the hardware you need for installation, manual inflation valves right here, and the airlines are all included. And the manual valves are usually mounted on your bumper for easy access.Now a compressor system with end cap gauges can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure of this system. We do sell those items separately on our website.

These parts are made in the USA.A few specs again. The load-leveling capacity is up to 5000 pounds. You do want to make sure though that you know that the LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity, so you do want to make sure not to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.But that should do it for the review on the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 air helper Springs for your rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57385

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (134 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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2015 Ford F-150

Item as described, great price fast shi pping. 661266



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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



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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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2015 Ford F-150

Easy to install and works great! Would have been nice to have been furnished with a “Y” for single air supply point. 512584


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Excellent
David - 05/24/2019

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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



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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!! 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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2016 Ford F-150

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



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Very easy install 648117



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Fast shipping, easy to install. Picking up a slide in camper and hope it works well. 636640



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Very impressed with the ease of ordering and the delivery speed. 616852



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Install was straight forward. Working great one year later. 610340



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2015 Ford F-150

Easy to install (about 2 hours for me). They easily raised my 2015 f150 back to level with a load. 562364



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product great service on time 423689



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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



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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



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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great service. Product delivered as promised. Recently installed and tested. 671817



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Convenient and useful... 667408



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Review from a similar Air Lift 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. 669525



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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



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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



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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



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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


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    I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL88268 for a 2WD or part # AL57385 for a 4WD to help stabilize the sway you are experiencing with your 2020 Ford F-150. Since you are actively using your pickup to tow and haul you will have different weights affecting the performance of your pickup so having some help that can be adjusted to accommodate different weights is the best thing for your setup. Please note that any suspension enhancement, including these...
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    For your 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4, air springs are the right solution for your concerns. They can be inflated to support the extra load and deflated to 5 psi (not a change in feel) for your daily driving. I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57385. These springs have a 5000 lb capacity which is far more than needed to keep your vehicle from sagging when towing your 6000 lb boat or carrying cargo in the bed. These springs are adjustable between...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System For 2015 Ford F-150 That Bottoms Out When Towing 5th Wheel
    I am not sure if adding the shocks to your F-150 will eliminate the bottoming out as you mentioned. Since you said the Timbrens are great, it sounds like they are doing the job. With really rough roads, speed will certainly be a factor and maybe slowing down a bit will lessen the rough ride. You could replace the Timbrens you said you have with a system like part # AL57268 if you have a 2-wheel drive truck. With a compressor like part # AL25870 that lets you adjust the amount of...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement For 2020 Ford F-150 4x4
    I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57385 which are going to compatible with the in-bed hitch compared to other air bag brands that may require drilling into the fifth wheel bracket attached the truck's frame. The Air Lift air bags are designed with a roll plate on each end of the bag to avoid puncture damage and extend the life of the bag. They are 5,000 lb capacity and can be adjusted from 5-100 PSI to level out the load and help with rear sag. I highly...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Air Bags For 2019 Ford F-150 4WD With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    You are correct that the tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed you will need a fixed fifth wheel hitch and a side winder pin box. For the fifth wheel hitch, I recommend the Reese M5 Fifth wheel hitch part # RP30928 with the custom install fifth wheel rails for the bed part # RP50087-58. The M5 has 20K capacity and 3" of height adjustment for bed rail clearance. The wraparound design of the jaw provides increased security compared to the other hitches with...
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  • Air Bags for 2017 Ford F-150 With In-Bed Hitch
    The best option for air bags for your 2017 Ford F-150 with an in-bed hitch are the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57385. These springs are compatible with your in-bed hitch and will provide you with air pressure that is manually adjustable between 5 psi and 100 psi to give your F-150 a boost to its suspension. I do recommend checking out the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System # AL25870 which will give you a remote control so you can adjust the pressure in your...
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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...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150
    I have a great solution for both of your questions. So the Demco Recon part # DM8550043 is a great fifth wheel hitch for the reasons you mentioned. It's lightweight and easy to install/remove plus it holds the king pin very tightly for a smooth ride. So you need a rail kit to install this in the bed of your 2017 Ford F-150. The best option is a custom install kit as it will minimize drilling and install time. So for that best option is the Reese Custom install kit part # RP50087-58 which...
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