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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle part number AL88288 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL88288

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

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.


Features:

  • Hybrid spring system combines the adjustability of air springs with the reliability of jounce-style springs
  • Air bags reduce the strain on your rear suspension, increase safety, and compensate for uneven loads
    • Level your vehicle front to back and help maintain safe headlight aim
    • Adjust independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
    • Improve steering and braking performance
  • Jounce spring inside each air spring helps to improve ride comfort, reduce sway, and help with cornering
    • Engages at lower air pressures to better absorb road shock and minimize bottoming out
    • Provides support progressively - the more you load the springs, the stiffer they become
    • Lets you temporarily carry a load with zero air pressure in your springs
  • Quality construction for long-lasting spring life
    • 2-Ply, fabric-reinforced rubber air springs are durable
    • Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates protect air springs from damage, extending the life of the suspension system
    • High-strength Zytel nylon endcaps are lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
    • Urethane internal jounces require no maintenance and work well in hot or cold temperatures
  • 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 Ultimate 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


Get the Best of Both Springs

The air springs and jounce springs in this system work together to give you the best ride whether your truck is loaded or unloaded. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal urethane foam jounces that protect the air springs and provide added ride comfort when your air pressure is low. The jounces also allow you to temporarily carry a load if the air springs lose air pressure. This gives your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck air springs that are easier to maintain.


Air Springs Level Your Load

Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts extra stress on your truck. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even inaccurate and unsafe headlight aim.


By pairing your existing suspension with LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and get the support you need. The springs provide up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling capacity (depending on the weight-carrying capacity of your vehicle) and distribute the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your factory suspension is significantly reduced. LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated equally for front-to-back leveling or independently of one another for side-to-side leveling.


The air springs are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends where the bag is enclosed with steel caps. These caps can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. But 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.


Roll plates on Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring

The air bags also have Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which protect the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your vehicle that might puncture the air bags. The plates also provide a larger surface area for each spring to roll on. The extra surface area gives you a higher spring rate at a lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.


Built-In Jounce Springs Add Control and Comfort

Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring with jounce spring inside

The closed-cell urethane jounce spring inside each air spring gives you a more stable, comfortable ride. Each jounce acts as an overload spring and engages when your current air pressure level isn't enough to support your load. So on a rough road, the springs will kick in if needed to absorb bumps and shocks and help you to avoid bottoming out. When the jounces support a load, they adjust progressively - the more weight you pile on, the stiffer they become. The urethane material engages more smoothly than rubber jounces so you get a less jerky ride.


Because these jounces are taller than your factory jounce bumpers, they engage sooner than your factory jounces would to provide better support. And if the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have insufficient or zero air pressure, the internal jounces will help to temporarily support your suspension and protect it from damage until you can repair or adjust the air spring system.


Easy Installation

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 in air through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the manual inflation valves (1 for each spring). These are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere that is easily accessible. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately) that allows you to monitor and adjust the springs from the cab of your truck.


Lifetime Warranty

Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove and return them for a full refund.



88288 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

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Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle - AL88288

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (239 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.

- AL88288
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Nissan Leaf

Purchased the Airlift 5000 Series Airbags, 88288. Do it yourself installation was fairly easy with no complications. Installation instructions were detailed and there are several online Installation videos to view online. Would highly recommend these bags over the various leaf springs helpers available.



- AL88288
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I love the bags on my truck it makes hauling way smoother and worry free. When you buy this product you will not be ashamed to pull up with a loaded trailer anymore, a level truck and trailer make the hauling experience worth it! I recommend the ez mount air compressor to this purchase as well it makes like a whole lot easier. 10/10 recommend!



- AL88288
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Works fantastic. Unbelievable a new truck has such light rear springs and this package corrects sag.



- AL88288
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Great product and great service. Had waited over a month for this part from another company, called etrailer on a Thursday product was at my door within 5 days. Can’t say enough about how easy it is shopping with etrailer



- AL88288
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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500



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- AL88288
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Price was good free shipping and it arrived in two days the install was not difficult



- AL88289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


They were easy for any handy guy to install . It took about 2 hrs. They lifted my 2500 ram to sit level with my 37ft. 5th wheel. I even leave them as is, when I'm not hooked up, and don't notice a difference. I ran two separate lines to near my rear license plate, no compressor. I'm glad I didn't spend that extra money. You rarely change the pressure, and it's so easy to do.



- AL88298
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags do their job well and would be great for someone who caries the same load all the time or doesn't carry a load often these would be great. I have different loads on my trailer or I'm empty multiple times per day, I definitely recommend buying the setup with an air compressor and remote.



- AL88200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000's on my 2014 F150. Installation was easy and what a difference they make. They make my everyday drive smoother and how my truck drives while pulling my 35' camper is night and day different. I utilize a load leveling system but my truck still sagged a lot and after installing these, my truck is now level. I'm not sure why I went so long without these.



- AL88341
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


2020 GMC 2500. Did LoadLifter 5000 and EZ compressor set up. The exhaust runs down the passenger side and the fuse box with switched power signal is on the driver side so for multiple reasons I wanted to mount the compressor on the driver side. I couldn’t do inside the rail as I would have preferred given all the DEF and fuel tanks. Above the frame rail running down most of the truck are 2 solid brake lines that would interfere with the U bolt to mount the EZ compressor assembly vertically as I originally intended. I did find a space I could fit it in without interference with those lines but it hung low and was more visible and exposed that I preferred. I did find though 2 existing holes in the frame that the U bolt fit in perfectly for a horizontal mount without interference and much higher and better tucked up under the truck for a super clean mount. The U bolt threads didn’t run deep enough for a single frame wall mount so for $3, I bought steel spacers and after painting them inside and out for corrosion resistance, I mounted very easily for a “customized” no drill $3 option. There is also a large wire harness that runs from that spot all the way to the battery so it was easy to run my wires along side and attach to that all the way up. Very happy with that location as air lines were easy to run and plenty long from there as well and put in 2 service loops just in case. I ended up running the pink wire to the fuse box and bought some fuse splicer wires Iike in the etrailer video. Hesitated to trim the fuse box on my brand new truck so the lid would close and like to keep mods as unnoticeable as possible so wanted to see how well it performed just based on motion and waking with the remote or app. I’ll wire it later if needed but just left it tucked for now. I also picked up some Daystar airbag cradles and mounted those to bottom bracket using the existing center hole in the bracket. Just picked up longer SS countersink bolts and hex nuts. No drill but I did have to trim the bolts off for a perfect length. Now the stretch of the airbag doesn’t limit suspension travel down and I don’t have to worry about bag damage when on a service lift down the road. Obviously when under its own weight or loaded the bags fit snugly and are well supported by the cradles. Outside of the time to buy the additional hardware that took zero additional time and is much preferred as now I can take it to the shop without worry. The only draw back is they are 6” cradles and I would have preferred the 7500# air bags for extra duty but they are 7”. I run the same setup on my 2002 Excursion and knew for sure I wanted the cradles so stayed with 5000# bags. I’m not loading a skid steer in the bed so really that should be plenty. Love the AirLift system and have ran them for years. Glad to have them installed on my new truck and look forward to the next load. Put pics of bags with suspension full droop, and then under normal weight. Also pics of the mounting location and final mounted compressor set up and look from side of truck. Would recommend this set up for anyone who uses their truck like a truck and would recommend these minor mods on the install.



- AL88204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air bags work great and are reliable. I ended pairing the with the WirelessOne air compressor with the remote so I could keep a constant PSI while towing. I use them to tweak my Equalizer weight distribution bars while towing, I drop the pressure to stiffen the ride or add pressure to loosen it up. It seems after a year, it's starting to leak a little, but normally all you need to do is reset the hoses that have slipped a little over time.


Comments
Bought the same setup for my new RAM 2500
Dave S - 09/27/2020


- AL88289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I have a work truck with a heavy utility body that has really stressed the rear suspension. Put these on my truck, install was easy and didn't take very long. My truck immediately drives like it did when it was new. Great breaking, no more roll and a much stiffer ride, plus my headlights are back in the right alignment.


Comments
These air bags have been great. A year of constant load driven on highway and 4x4 roads and no problems. Only added air once. I would highly recomend!
Christin - 09/18/2020


- AL88291
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


THE AIR LIFTER SET WORKS GREAT FOR TOWING MY CAR TRAILER WITH MY TRUCKBED CAMPER LOADED IN THE BED.



- AL88385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the air bags and everything fit as advertised. Works excellent and would recommend to anyone who is pulling or hauling heavy loads. The only issue I had was some of the small parts for the air valves were missing.Not a big deal as I have a maintenance shop had extra fasteners to finish installation. Very good product



- AL88242
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The package arrived all beat to heck but everything was still inside. The installation was fairly straight forward except the instructions had me leave the airbag loose in the mount until the mounts were firmly bolted in place on the frame and spring,this would have been ok but there was no room to get a wrench in the top and bottom to tighten it up. I had to use the by guess method to get them aligned and tightened down then sliding them into place to attach the mounts. I'm a handy guy and the installation on my motor home took about 4 hours, they did the job and brought it back up to level. Will see how the handling is on my next trip.



- AL88299
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installing this was easy if you follow the instructions and look at video installation as reference. I took my time about 4 hours from start to finish. Ready to help with towing our 30' Coleman travel trailer with our Toyota Tundra to the grand canyon this summer.


Comments
One year later and the air bags and wireless compressor are still running strong.
Jose - 06/29/2019



- AL88295
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I put these Air Helper Springs on a 2013 Ram 2500. Installation of the air bags took a little over two hours and was easy following the instructions. No drilling was requited. Just make sure you do not forget to complete a leak check and make sure to cut the airlines with a very sharp cutter. I purchased the Helper Springs to assist the truck springs and reduce sag when pulling our 17,000 Lb fifth wheel toy hauler with a 3,700 Lb tongue weight. I chose this part number because of the jounce bumper since they would prevent the springs from totally collapsing should total air loss occur. They do the job reducing the sag and increasing vehicle stability. Shout out to etrailer.com for excellent products at reasonable prices.



- AL88268
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


There is no heat shield supplied with this installation kit. The clearance between the air spring and the exhaust pipe is only 4" on my 2015 F-150 which is insufficient according to Air Lift's Installation Checklist which requires 6 inches. etrailer.com should have included that information in their installation and product review videos or in the other documentation they provided.



- AL88338
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Watched the video, took about an hour to do the installation myself. I added this product to level out truck when hauling my fifth wheel camper. Overall great craftsmanship on this product, easy installation. I just couldn’t drill holes in my new bumper for the valve stems, so I add a piece of aluminum angle iron, drilled two 5/16 holes and added two self tapping screws to the hitch, turned out well.



- AL88338
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The staff at etrailer was great. They verified that this product would fit my application even though there is a fifth wheel rail bracket involved. Also I ordered multiple products and one of the products was delayed. The offered to split the order so I could receive the air bags sooner, which I needed because I have an appointment to have them installed



- AL88289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Great product easy to install and follow pictures instructions.



- AL35FJ
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


ETrailer did a great job again. There was a little confusion on the correct parts, but they made it right and will be back for future purchases! Thanks ETrailer!



- AL88338
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Another purchase delivered reasonably quick and completely undamaged. While I initially thought the package had gotten sidetracked or delayed during shipping I was just too impatient. I wasn’t fully considering the shipping rush with Christmas returns and gift card purchased. The initial packaging and shipping was very rapid, like normal, but I then got hung up on the fact that the tracking information showed it left Missouri and then no updates for 5-6 days. So I emailed to get an update, and a response quickly arrived showing me that it had just arrived in the L.A. area. The order ended up arriving on time, just like they said it would. Once again, great selection and great service!



- AL88299
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


So far so good; the product performs as it should. Install took about 4 hours to do myself. Reading the instructions and watching the installation video before the install was super helpful. etrailer reps were also very helpful answering any questions prior to purchasing.


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