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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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  • Air Springs
  • Standard Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
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 AL59539 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL59539

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.



59539 Airlift Ride Control Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL59539 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL59539 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2012 GMC Canyon

2004 - 2012 Chevrolet Colorado



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Video of Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll install the air lift, ride control air helper strings, Part Number AL59539. Our first step, we'll be assembling the air sleeve, an upper and lower brackets. We'll take the air sleeve, install the upper bracket on top, going over the nipple coming out of the air sleeve. We'll secure the upper brackets to the air sleeve with the plastic nut provided, then we'll take our air fitting, the 90 degree fitting and thread it on top of the air sleeve. We'll go ahead and secure it, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go ahead and install the lower bracket.

To secure the lower bracket to the air sleeve, we will use the half inch taper headed bolt. Now, we have the brackets and air sleeve assembled. We'll move to the truck. Here, we'll need to remove the manufacturer's jounce bumper. There are two fasteners securing it to the frame, we'll then remove those now.

Now with the jounce bumper out of the way, we'll go ahead and discard the hardware as we will be infusing the fasteners provided with the install kit. Let's go ahead and set the air sleeve brackets in place, then we'll bring our jounce bumper back in and fit it up into position, securing it with a new bolt provided with the install kit. Now, we've got our bolt started, we'll go ahead and run them down, and then torque the specifications as indicated in the instructions. Next, we'll move to the lower bracket. Here, we'll need to make some room at the lower shock mouth to make the additional room necessary.

We're going to go ahead and remove the bolt and nuts securing the lower half of the shock to the shock mouth. Take the bolt as it's now going from inside to outside and turn it around so that it'll go thread from the outside to the inside. Quick tech tip: If you do you not allow the shock to fully extend, it makes it much easier to get the bolt back into position and re-securing it with the same nut. Now, with the bolt back in and our nut installed, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Our lower bracket has a hook facing forward, it'll fit over the shackle mouth of the lead spring to axle.

Now to secure the lower bracket into position, we'll go ahead and take the u-bolt fitted over the top of the upper bracket and around the lead spring. Then we'll bring our u-bolt bracket into position and secure it with a flat washer and nile unlock nut, it would be two for each u-bolt. Now, we've got them in position finger tight, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. It's best to tighten them down evenly so that it stretches the u-bolt evenly. Now, that secures the air bag here on the driver's side, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side. Next, we'll move to installing the air line. For this application, we'll be mounting it in the rear bumper on either side of the license plate. I'll go ahead and take a couple of quick measurements and use my paint stick to make a mark so it's equal on each side, then we'll go ahead and use our drill bit to drill it our large enough for our schrader valve in to go through the hole. Now that our hole drilled out, we'll go ahead and find the halfway point of our air line, as each end is already pre-installed with the schrader valves. Once we find the halfway point, we'll go ahead and take our tubing cutter and cut it in half. The reason we use a tubing cutter is so that we don't crimp our lines as we cut it in half. Now, we have our line cut in half and our hole drilled out, we'll go ahead and install the schrader valve in into the bumper. To do this, we'll go ahead and thread on a nut and install the serrated washer. Then we'll bit it into the bumper and install our rubber washer, a flat washer and securing nut, and tighten it down. The runner line will use a pole wire or in this case, a piece of tubing to assist us in pulling it through the frame. Taking my pole wire, feeding it to an excess hole in the frame and out in the end, I can then detach the new air line with some black electrical tape and then pull it through the frame. Remember when running your line, you stay away from moving components such as the steering suspension or excessive heat such as exhaust that can pinch or damage the line. Now, we've come out of the frame pulling the excess line necessary and then route it down to the bag. As you can see, we still have some excess lines, so I'll go ahead and use my tubing cutter to cut off any excess, then installing it into the air bag, we'll simply go into the red nipple of the air fitting, push it firmly into position and then pull out locking it into place. Now, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side. Now, with both air sleeves and air lines installed, we'll go ahead and air it up and check the leaks. As you can see, we don't have any leaks and this will complete the install of the Air Lift Ride Control Helper Springs Part Number AL59539 on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL59539

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (69 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.

- AL59539
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2007 Chevrolet Colorado

fast and easy install, they work great! the video sold me. thanks 221241



- AL59539
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product was delivered very timely. easy to install. another great experience with etrailer 137150



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


2015 F150 SLT 2WD Outstanding quality. Easy installation. Works as advertised. Shipping was fast and product arrived unscathed. Highly recommended ... 225994



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Ordering was easy, shipping was super fast, only thing I would change is to put the product in a box that does not show what is in the box. I love the instructions are online and the videos were super helpful. 596758



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Just installed these today on my 2016 F150. Took about 3 hours (I'm slow). Installaton was a breeze thanks to the clear instructions. I haven't had a chance to test them under load yet, but so far so good. 342622



- AL59526
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


can't even really explain it my van has never ridden so smooth and for the money it's a no brainer and as far as safety and stability i can easily get another 20 years out of this van with no problem no sway no roll just a product that does what it says 75437



- AL59520
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I had the Air Lift kit professionally installed. My mechanic was very impressed at the quality of the product and ease of installation. I am very impressed with the quality this product provides. I had it installed on a recently purchased 1993 Dodge Caravan. This van is a handicapped accessible vehicle for my wife who has MS. We tried to get into a newer vehicle but they are too expensive. The reason for the purchase was to improve the sagging rear suspension this van has. It's 20 years old with only 43,000 miles on it. I will be purchasing Air Lift products in the future and recommending them to my family and friends. 115138



- AL59565
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


No drill, yes. Easy to install, no. Let me qualify that. Everything about this installation is pretty straight forward except for the part about the short bolt that you have to install inside of the frame. The instructions say to hold the top of the bolt with a wrench and tighten the nut from below. The problem is that you have to do this while holding the top bracket in place and that the wrench meets the bolt head at about a forty five degree angle. This is difficult at best even if you find a way to tie up the top bracket so that you don't have to hold it. I was able to find an old 9/16" wrench that was shorter than my craftsman and was able to get that to work. If the wrench is too long it runs into adjacent structure outside of the frame when you have to feed it through the frame slot and hold it at an angle. I managed to get it done on both sides but laying on your back under the truck to do it isn't easy. After that, no problem. Just be sure to cut your tubing straight without crimping it and clean it off with some rubbing alcohol to get off all the dirt it picks up when feeding it around the frame. As for how it works, I don't know yet. Just installed it yesterday and won't really need to use it for a couple months until I pull my trailer out of winter storage. 65705



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Fit was excellent!! I had a 2014 with bags and these brackets were an improvement on my 2017. 406810



- AL59562
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I bought this for a 2 wheel drive 2008 Xterra. Customer support could not tell me if this kit would work on a 2x4 so they called the manufacturer for me and they promised to pay the return shipping if it didn't work. Great service from eTrailer and great support/communication from Air Lift. The kit does indeed work on a 2008 2 wheel drive Xterra. I did not use the included e-brake cable brackets, I found that to use them I would have had to unbolt the factory e-brake cable brackets. It was much more elegant to simply bend the factory e-brake brackets down and therfore out of the way of the air shock. I mounted the shrader valves in the bracket where the 7 pin trailer wiring connector is mounted. 48295



- AL59533
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


These were perfect. I needed some extra suspension due to towing my max capability. (6400lb gross wt 24 foot trailer with a 2015 Chevy Colorado LT 4wd) The truck had too much "bounce" on it every Time when hit a hole in the road even with equalization bars. But these air bags smoothed the ride out and help with equalization. Installation was a breeze. Did it myself in 2 hours with 0 problems. Kit comes with all you need minus the compressor assembly. I used Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System for Air Helper Springs - Hand-Held Remote - Single Path Item # AL25870. (Eliminates need for cab wiring And works great) . All in all, Great product, Great price, easy installation and no problems. 406027



- AL59570
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Product was easy to install. Still works great and is easy to fill the bladders with a small air compressor. Keeps the back of the truck level and provides a smooth ride down the highway pulling our travel trailer. Very pleased with the purchase and the support I received from etrailer. 425524


Comments

Still working great! Love the product. Havent had any problems. The support is 5 star!!

Dave S - 08/26/2018

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- AL59544
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I purchased this primarily for trailer a 24' enclosed trailer but even with just 4-6 pounds of air with no trailer attached I can feel my truck doesn't roll when cornering. Installation was simple. Took me more than two hours though. My truck is an '05 and one of the bolts I had to remove was a bit stubborn. I watched etrailer's youtube video a few times along with the written directions and the instal was straight forward. I ran my lines back to the trailer hitch. I made a small bracket and welded to a cross-member on my hitch. Looks factory and made for a solid base for the lines. Overall great product and fast shipping. 327166



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the system myself without any issues in a couple of hours. I keep about 400 lbs. of tools in the bed of the truck and needed the lift to bring the truck to it's correct operating level. The weight was changing the angles on my two piece drive shaft causing vibration and eating up carrier bearings. It's performing great...Tom in Bama 67365


Comments

No issues to date.Thanks for the follow up.

-- comment by: Thomas - 02/27/2014

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- AL59565
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


( 2012 Chevrolet Silverado LT 4x4 EXT cab 6'6' bed) Easy to install, directions are straight forward for a typical install, and mine wasn't a typical install but altered some brackets for easier installation, problem was I installed the 10 bolt base rail mounting kit(30035) for a fifth wheel as directed per instructions and the short brackets ended up 1" in where the bracket for the air lift need to sit, took my short brackets off and took them to a well qualified machine shop and had them modify them and the brackets to the air lift too make them a one piece unit, other than that I would have to re-drill holes for the fifth wheel thru the frame and move everything back and I didn't want to sacrifice any more holes in the bed and frame, I suggest Air lift and Reese hitch review the bracket and measurements to help improve a not so typical installation and also might want to look at different bracket measurements for other fifth wheel installs, I know this could only be a possible one off situation.. On an ending note I was rather surprised with the look and the ride after the install and I don't foresee any issues when I put the truck under a load I would recommend this product everyone if they want to beef up the 1/2 ton truck for a more comfortable and safer ride, The install after bracket modifications only too an hour for both sides. A++ product!!! 115136



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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


- AL59533
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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 Air Lift 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



- AL59565
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Super easy install. Perfect for load leveling and making sure you have the best control of your truck when pulling trailers. 352710



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I only just installed and it is working well, I just question the plastic air connectors, but if they work they work… So I would say 5 stars if these are as robust as they need to be. I just prefer metal when it is under the truck. Great look, and will let you know if it works well to support 5 bicycles hanging off the back, and roof top tent, soft topper, and gear. Shipping was fast and etrailer response to questions was fast and correct. Installed fast, you need a 1/1/8 open end wrench for the nylon nut on top. the nylon nut is what holds the bag to the top of the frame, seems like it could break, but again, not run it through it's paces. Would love to see an all metal version, would pay extra. pic later when it's light out. 114094



- AL59568
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Shipment was within a few hours of my order and delivery was on time and on target. Great job. I got the spring helpers around 1pm and they were on the truck by 5. I left the wheels on and still had access to everything. I recommend you chock the front tires, set the brake and lift the back end by the hitch just a few inches. It will IMO make things a heckuva a lot easier to get at. In my case, it was a must, because I had only a six inch socket extention to get the bump stops off. Raising the back end a bit allowed me to get the socket in between it and the axle. Also, instead of holding the upper bracket in place with one hand while attempting to fasten the bump stop bolt with the other. I found it easier to secure the upper bracket with the supplied j-hooks and snug it up to the frame first. It made installation of the stops just a little easier. Now granted this is my fault for not reading the details better. But if there was anything I could change. I really really really wish a tee for single path inflation was supplied with the kit. Oh well, live and learn. The spring helpers wer put to the test the next day when we used the truck to tow our RV to the campsite. Very pleased etrailer and the Air Lift spring helpers performance, both are highly recommended. 388644



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



- AL59512
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the airlift support this afternoon. I had removed Timbren Shocks which are just hard rubber shocks that mount to the factory spring bumper support. The airlift required drilling out the rivets and removing this OEM support. Here are pictures of the left and right units installed on my truck. I already have an Air Lift pump and rear bags on the rear of my truck. When I put my plow on then I will see how well these perform and any sag or how much lift. I have a 7"-6" Western Pro Plow for my 1987 GMC V-2500 4x4. As a note, I was missing hardware from that hardware package. I had to look through my own stock in order to complete the install. If it is at all possible, I would be most appreciative if you could get AirLift to provide a hardware package that was complete. I also install the mirrors on my GMC. I have my 102" wide 20 foot cargo trailer connected to my truck and will be using that in a few days. I am hoping they will give me a better rear vision of the sides of my trailer. When I get it on the road, I will have a better idea on what to comment. When I do, I will send pictures. I don't plan on keeping them on the truck all the time, just when I used the cargo trailer. 95385


Comments

I found that the front lift suspension items worked well for plowing this past winter. I had no sag in the front as all the weight went right to the axel. My only planned upgrade is a dual gauge system so that I can pump or reduce the air separately from the dash of the truck as to utilize the under hood pump. At present I just add air separately to each line on the front. A well made product from Air-Lift.

Earl - 08/17/2014

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- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Installed these on my Toyota Prerunner. Installation was not complicated. Only issue is the leak down. I've sprayed every connection with soapy water, but can not find the leak. Someday it will show up. 373111



- AL59526
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


I found needs to be extremely helpful. I have a 1997 Econoline 150 Ford van. It was a conversion van so lots of extra weight. The back leaf springs were obviously struggling as it rode low without a trailer or any significant load. After installing the air springs, and charging them 1/3 of capacity Or 35 PSI, the ride drastically improved. Shortly after installing them I pulled a 24 foot trailer with a medium load on it, and it drastically improved the ride compared to pulling a trailer previously. Highly recommended and cheaper than new high-quality leaf springs. 453522



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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



- AL59563
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


This is a post from a Hummer forum I submitted. They do state, for maintaining stock height, which is what I want. I put 15 pounds in them today and immediately felt a difference in the ride. It seemed more stable, not rocking around on the springs. My shocks work great but even the new ones if I hit a narrow bump like a concrete seam that is unlevel the initial hit you can tell the shock softened the bump but then it slams the rear down and anything loose in the rear bounces. I like having the shocks control keeping the wheels on the ground offroad going slow but on rough pavement it can be harsh. The air bags took that out. I went around to my regular places it did that and no slamming down. Great for my camera equipment I have on board most of the time that rides at the very back. That was just a simple test. Today I loaded up my average 400 lbs of tools and parts and several cases of photo equipment. I also hooked up my 13' Whaler with a tongue weight I can't lift, about 250 lbs I'm guessing until I weigh it. So far I think this has made a nice improvement. I checked them at full droop on the rack and all looks good. Interesting point is as they come they are not fully extended. Part of the bag at the bottom is rolled over the bottom raised base and needs to be pulled up when fitting them. I ran the Shrader valves to the right of the trailer hitch on a flat plate that is already there. PS if you have my Hunner EXtreme skids just place the square "U" bolt upside down with the threaded part facing up. No need to remove the skid! First image of the H3 and boat was with 5lbs so not to collapse the bags. Second one of the H3 was at 60 lbs. I'm not sure what order they will post but the difference is obvious. The one of the bag is under my Hummer H3 Alpha with Hunner EXtreme skids. People looking from the link I placed on the forum will want to know the bags fit easily with the skids in place. 161119



- AL59533
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Good instruction easy to install all hardware included fit great can’t wait to drop the trailer on her and try them 476160



- AL59510
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


All products work well and went on the vehicle rather easily. I opted for placing the air valves behind the gas nozzle door to hide them from view and prevent unwanted attention. The air lift suspension provides the lift I need when hauling my scooter. The hitch is strong enough to support the scooter lift and scooter. This was a good purchase for me. 178583



- AL59501
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


Everything seems to be in order. Thank you. 644808



- AL59516
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Review from a similar Air Lift Ride Control in Vehicle Suspension


George… Thanks for the follow-up! The Airlift springs certainly did wat they were intended to do. However, that didn’t change the fact that the little Ford Ranger was too small for the job! We’re now towing our teardrop with a Jeep Cherokee… SG 635246



- AL59561
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Review from a similar Air Lift 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


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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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- AL59565
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works as it was advertised 607968



- AL59570
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Delivered as promised. Thank you 518137



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Good instructions, straight forward installation. Time will tell the reliability of the bags. 488285



- AL59544
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Wonderful addition to the truck -- Has made towing an 8,000 TT much easier on the ride comfort. Truck still had about 2 inches of squat, after the weight distribution hitch was attached. These bags eliminated that problem entirely. You will never "forget" the camper is there, but the overall ride is DRASTICALLY different with the air bags. If you tow a heavy load, with any consistency, I highly recommend. 481350



- AL59528
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Outstanding ride, no leaks, holds pressure evenly. Happy camper staying on the level! 476759


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These air springs continue to perform as from the start. When loading the RAMs bed with a pallet of pavers, fork lift operators often voice surprise at the very limited squat of the rear suspension. And the ride continues smooth and comfortable. I consider AirLift air springs an important upgrade to a truck or minivan suspension.

David - 02/17/2019

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I’m sure it’s a fine product but despite the fact that the website says “no drill installation” it required drilling the frame of the truck which was something I was not willing to do. Customer service at etrailer was awesome. They acknowledged the error, arranged a return free of charge and assisted me with finding another manufacturer’s product and contacting them directly to verify a no drill installation. Excellent job with the customer service. Product itself, not so much. 442159



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I purchased and installed this kit on my 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha to assist the rear springs for towing my heavy jet ski trailer, and it preformed flawlessly. Straightforward install, great quality product, and the bags are holding up really well to the abuse I've put them through. I definitely recommend this kit to anyone considering purchasing it for their rig. 396524



- AL59544
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etrailer is great. Quick shipping, good products and pricing. The videos are so helpfull too! 375489



- AL59544
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Fast service, arrived in a couple of days. Also, the phone call that you received my order was really great. Good products at a good price. Will buy again. Thanks, 371032



- AL59570
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they fit perfectly thank you 320528



- AL59544
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exactly what i needed. super easy install. works great! 277142



- AL59547
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Product fit well. The only hard part is getting the bump stops off, drilling the holes for the bracket, and deciding were to mount the fill nozzles. Had the van loaded in the back and hooked to a trailer, leveled it out and handled the load no problem. Had a smooth ride my whole trip. 274177



- AL59561
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great kit very complete, and easy to install. Installed a tee in lines so just had to use one air valve mounted inside gas lid for easy access to air up and down. I guess the tee could have been supplied to make it more complete. 256513



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Relatively easy to install. Tow a 32 foot rv with a standard hitch this made a big difference in towing and keeping the level right with improved ride quality while towing. 250295



- AL59561
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Great product made the truck feel in control when towing! Not the trailer! 249479



- AL59518
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Everything went well and worked fine. 230505


Comments

So far so good. Use it about once or twice a month to eliminate squat and increase stability when towing horse trailers. I just use a simple bike pump to inflate. All is good after several long trips and a year.

Phillip S - 10/21/2016

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These air springs were very easy to install. I did it by myself and it only took about 2 hours. I would recommend these springs to anyone who needs to pull a travel trailer. They worked great! 213224


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