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Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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2,000-lb Capacity. Level your vehicle when you're hauling a heavy load with these Ride Control air springs. The adjustable springs improve overall stability and ride quality, eliminate rear sag, and reduce strain on your factory suspension. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL59501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL59501

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

2,000-lb Capacity. Level your vehicle when you're hauling a heavy load with these Ride Control air springs. The adjustable springs improve overall stability and ride quality, eliminate rear sag, and reduce strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 2,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for light-to-medium duty trucks, vans, and SUVs with leaf springs
  • 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
  • Installs between your vehicle's frame and its leaf springs
    • Manual inflation valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
  • Includes 2 air springs, mounting brackets, hardware, alignment tool, tubing, and Schrader valves for manual inflation
    • Add a compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 2,000 lbs
    • Ride Control 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


Ride Control gives the suspension system on your light-to-medium-duty truck, van or SUV unrivaled support. With these air springs installed, you'll experience the same comfortable, smooth and safe ride that you're used to enjoying when you're not hauling. Plus, Ride Control reduces the strain that heavy loads can put on your vehicle, saving you money in potential repairs.


Everything on your vehicle suffers from the stress of hauling or towing heavy loads - your brakes, your tires and your handling ability. Even your headlight aim can be thrown off. Without some kind of reinforcement for your factory suspension system, you could be putting the life expectancy of your vehicle at risk. Air Lift's adjustable air spring kit, Ride Control, gives your suspension the extra support it needs when you are carrying heavy cargo. By providing equal load distribution, Ride Control lessens the stress that your truck has to endure.


Ride Control's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi, so you can get the perfect amount of support for any size load. And the springs can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. The system's also easy to install and even easier to maintain.


Ride Control comes with manual inflation valves that are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere on your vehicle for easy access. For even more convenience and control, you can add a compressor and gauge system (sold separately), which will let you monitor and automatically inflate your air springs.


An exclusive alignment tool is included with your Ride Control kit. This tool allows you to install each air spring so that it is centered perfectly between your vehicle's leaf spring and frame. This helps to prevent damaged caused by the spring rubbing against underbed components, ensuring lasting suspension support.


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.


These adjustable air springs come with a lifetime warranty with no mileage restrictions. In addition, Air Lift is so sure that you will benefit from their air spring suspension system that they offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Install and use Ride Control 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.



59501 Airlift Ride Control Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

Installation Details AL59501 Installation instructions

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Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL59501

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (100 Customer Reviews)

2,000-lb Capacity. Level your vehicle when you're hauling a heavy load with these Ride Control air springs. The adjustable springs improve overall stability and ride quality, eliminate rear sag, and reduce strain on your factory suspension.

- AL59501
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Installs pretty straight forward. Installation tool in package was useful. Good quality product. Would buy again. 875006



- AL59501
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Everything seems to be in order. Thank you. 644808



- AL59501
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1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Kits are easy to install but, instructions need help. 142332



- AL59501
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product, Great price. Installed on 2007 Chevy Silverado. Made towing much easier. Installed in under 2 hours Thanks etrailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars 97946



- AL59501
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado

The product its self and etrailer I would definitely give 5 stars to, but the instructions given suck. They have every trucks instructions in the same manual that the air bags will fit on to so you have to constantly bounce around to find your next step. I went through and highlighted all the stuff that was intended for my vehicle and read it until I could repeat it from memory. I had read some other reviews on other sites complaining about how you have to constantly keep pressure in them to keep them from self destructing. I would not recommend putting these on if your not going to install the air compressor kit as well because they will loose air pressure no matter what. I know it doubles the cost of installing these but if your going to do it, do it right. It took about 4 hours to install both bags and run the airlines to the compressor and about another 2 hours to install the compressor. I am not a mechanic but am fairly inclined, I would install these again and recommend them to anyone trying to level and smooth out their ride. 65159



- AL59501
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado

Bought this kit for my 2007 Chevy Silverado pick-up so that I could carry my 1500 lb camper. Kit installation was fairly simple and now truck sits level with camper on. Great service from Etrailer.com. Stephanie H was very helpful. 64569



- AL59501
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado

product was as stated. easy and quick installation works great. was shipped and received quickly. 53267



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


wonderful 711615



- AL59565
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Air Lift seemingly well engineered--brackets fit,bags fit,however, the 3/8 bolt that holds the driver side bracket up , as furnished, was too short..on that side, the brake lines are bolted to the frame in front of the access hole for the wrench ( whatever style) to be used to hold the head of the bolt..A longer bolt had to be substituted so as to be able to pinch the bolt from the downside..Also, the air fitting from bag to hose was defective(1) after installing bags, I had to remove one, awaiting parts, not very happy about this..hope things work well when new fitting arrives..At 71 yrs and having spent 4 hours doing a 2 hr job working under my truck, I am not real happy. sure hope .I don't find out those fittings are mfg in china!! 138352



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


The box was damaged and some of the small washers and nuts were missing but no critical part I had extra washers and nuts one of the brackets was hanging out of the box but still there maybe the Box should be a little more durable 634557



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


The AirLift system we talked about a couple weeks ago was sent to my daughter, Kristi's house. I installed it yesterday. I'm on the road, which isn't the best place to do the installation. My father in law didn't have any socket wrenches so I started with a couple 9/16 open end wrenches. These don't work for everything. I went to the local hardware store and bought what I needed. The driver side went on much easier. The hardest bolt was the top one requiring the socket wrench to hold the nut inside the frame. I had to feel for the nut since it was hidden next to an existing frame bolt. I was able to simply jack the back of the truck up at the hitch to gain clearance. I didn't have to remove the wheels. The nylon lock nut was fun to tighten. AirLift should have supplied a simple wrench for this. I found a vice grip needle nose plier worked well enough. Here are three photos. First is passenger side, second tries to show where top nut goes, third is drivers side. I have then filled to 28psi and will check them this morning. 85458



- AL59533
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Install these on my 2015 Chevy Colorado. I pull a fairly big travel trailer and although it's no problem pulling it I had noticed that over the last couple of years the rear of the truck was gradually sagging more. The AirLift fixed it right up. The ride now inspires more confidence and I definitely have more control over the whole rig. Installation was fairly easy. I'm pretty handy but quite green when it comes to vehicles so I would say it's accessible to anyone with a handy thumb. I even managed to install them without removing the wheels. It took a bit longer and required more up and down with the car jack but since I did it a couple of hours at a time over a couple of days it allowed me to still drive during the installation process. I'm am a huge fan and would recommend it to anyone. 389436



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Great product made the truck feel in control when towing! Not the trailer! 249479



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this on my new Tacoma last year. Needed a little bit of load assistance when moving firewood. They have worked fine after one years use. I didn't remove the wheel when installing so it was a little tight working on the install. If I had to do it again I would definitely remove the wheel for easier access. It's still a straight forward easy install either way. Would buy these again no question. 465020



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Great looking product, mounted with no issues, havent hooked the trailer to the truck as of yet. 60515


Comments
working very well
Drew J - 06/03/2014

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- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


This kit is fantastic! After loading my newly acquired '65 Fairlane drag car onto my newly acquired double-axle car trailer I could hardly believe the sight of my '10 Tacoma sagged down so low the safety chains were literally lying on the parking lot! I lost 5+" of suspension, and along with it the nice ride, positive handling, and safe control of my truck. I installed this product the next weekend, loaded back up, and 45 lbs of air on each side brought the truck right back to level (and safe). Ride is as if the trailer wasn't even there. A couple of installation tips to offer...I jacked up the truck one side at a time, allowing the axle to hang by the suspension, then placed a second jack under the axle. This allowed me to jack the axle up to the perfect height for installing the lift chambers without crushing or stretching them. Also, Toyota graciously left four additional holes in the underside of the rear bumper that were just the right size for the valve assemblies. They worked great for making a clean installation of the airlines. This product definitely delivers what it claims! 44777



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


This is the second time I've used AirLift products. I had this system on a vehicle for over 6 years and it was still working perfect when I sold the vehicle. The system is easy to install and I like the fact that there is no drilling requirement to mount the equipment. 71881


Comments
What year Tacoma did you install them on? I have a 2013 TRD double cab and Im not seeing the mounting holes shown in the installation guide. Thanks
-- comment by: Peter - 05/29/2013

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I checked Jons order notes and it was on a 2012 Tacoma. If your Tacoma is a 4WD model, then the Air Lift kit AL59561 is the correct kit. It fits all 4WD and 2WD Pre-Runner models. 2WD Tacomas use AL59564 with the exception of trucks equipped with a rear-sway bar, ie Pre-Runner and X-Runner. The mounting holes will be on the frame, just forward of the axle.

-- Patrick B - 5/29/2013


- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


They worked good...for a short while. Six months later both inflatable bags burst, so are worthless, maybe even less than worthless, as the ride is jarring when hitting bumps. I question whether this set was really intended to fit my Tacoma 4x4 (though I was assured they were & the box they came in said so). From the beginning, the air bags were a tight fit when installing, were squashed slightly off center. I filled them with just enough air to lift when I attached a loaded bumper hitch trailer. That worked fine, & much better handling with them on. After I used the trailer, I deflated air bags as much as I could. The ride was still rough. I noticed the bags were squished off to side quite a bit. I didn't pull trailer for another 6 months, but when I did hook up, I tried inflating bags. The air just blew through the bags. NOT A DURABLE PRODUCT. 610766


Comments
You dont mention the model year of your Tacoma. According to AirLift, the bags are meant for use on suspensions that are in good repair. If the suspension is excessively worn, youll have clearance problems during installation. Also, the bags need to have a minimum of 5 psi in them. Driving on them when theyre completely deflated will damage the bags, causing them to leak. The air bags are covered by a limited lifetime warranty, please contact our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924.
-- Mike L - 03/09/2019

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- AL59561
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I put these on a 2013 Tacoma because I was hitting the bump stops while towing an open car hauler. The hits were harsh and dangerous and probably would have broken something. After adding the Air Lift Ride Control system no more hits off the bump stops and ride is much better when towing. 902634



- AL59526
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Installed easy. Quality parts. I would buy it again 898866



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Nice fitting kit - no hassles to install 897674



- AL59516
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


extremely well packaged! 892852



- AL59567
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Good products, great service and Quick delivery! 871651



- AL59564
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Quite happy so far, but only have a handful of miles. The kit was very easy to install and set up with no leaks. I do wish some of the plastic was swapped out in favor of more robust metal in the end plates for the bags themselves but if it holds up in the coming years I dont think I'll have any qualms. 864002



- AL59565
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Review from a similar Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Product showed up in a timely manner but the box was completely beat up and looked like it had been tossed around and re-taped multiple times. Manual inside was a bit chewed up but everything else inside looks ok. Will be installing in a 2017 GMC Denali 1500 later this week. 851922


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