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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 AL88289 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL88289

  • 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
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • 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.



88289 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle - AL88289

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (146 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.

- AL88289
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Second set of these Airbags I have put on a truck. All I can say is that there is a reason they don't show you the passenger side installation, as it is much harder to get the bags inserted on the passenger side. I did the installation in a gravel lot and only had a small hydrophilic floor jack that I was able to set on orange trailer leveling blocks to get the additional height I needed. I jacked the truck up from the hitch and used a jack stand and the floor jack to hold it in place. I was able to get the necessary separation without ever having the wheels leave the ground. Sounds a little sketchy but after I set it up this way gave it a good push from the tailgate and the sides of the truck and there was no movement at all....I'm an old guy that doesn't take many chances. One tip if you do it this way....don't waist time trying to work from below like they are doing in the video. You do have to be under the truck to get the bags into place and get that first bolt started. But you can put the second bolt and nut on and tighten them up by accessing it from the side, as the top mounting plates are above the tire level at that point. It is much easier to work, when you can see what you are doing. 817423



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2015 Ram 2500

Fast shipping great customer service 790113



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great air bags, simple to install. 773788



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2016 Ram 2500

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. 704887



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This product was easy to install and did exactly as it had advertised. When I wasn’t towing with it I generally kept about 5-8lbs of air pressure in the system and it never lost pressure. I would highly recommend this kit. 681540



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Works great.. No more squat and definitely improved the ride quality when towing. 611034



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2018 Ram 2500

This product was 2 years old and no packing in the box. Parts bounced around in the box. some of the powder coated parts were scratch. So far they are working good. Holding air. We try thim out next week. I believe that they will work good. 606365



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Etrailer did an excellent job through the ordering process and delivery. The air bags are working great. We tow a number of different trailers including 5th wheel campers and they level out the different loads nicely. The reason I gave a 4 instead of 5 is that I installed Firestone air bags on our old Ram 2500 some years ago. The directions were much easier to follow than these Load Lifter bags. 605270



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2016 Ram 2500

Installation was a breeze. Great Product wish I would have purchased the "auto airpump and balance" 492822


Comments
The product is awesome. While filling the airbags with a portable pump isn’t a big deal, I would really like an onboard pump and a switch in the cab to turn on. But I am not going to do that.
Rj - 04/05/2019

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- AL88289
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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Install was easy! Fit right up now drilling. keep in mind that if you live in a cold environment, you may need air brake anti-freeze in the bags, I didn't catch this until after installation and it was a bit tougher to do after the fact. The directions to add the anti-freeze was actually in the Wireless Air Compressor instructions. All this went on my 2016 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 6' 4" bed. Overall, I am very pleased! 469528



- AL88399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Great product! Easy install. Tech Tip, On my 2018 F250 in order to install the driver side air bag unbolt the lower shock mounting bolt and swing shock up and out of the way. Have a 2018 28.5 Jayco fifth wheel 1400 LBS pin weight only need 10 psi to level the truck! Rides great! Thanks Again E Trailer 566616



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


Easy install on Ford F-150 and works gr eat. 511047



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


Diana was excellent on recommending this kit for our Tundra. Easy installation. Makes a significant difference in loads and towing. Talk about fast shipping. Arrived two days sinner than expected, considering we live in the Texas Hill Country an hour away from town 617798



- AL88396
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Product was very easy to install and made all the difference in the world when pulling and at minimum air with no load still rides good 694848



- AL88365
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air bags work great when the truck is fully loaded but the ride is very brutal when the truck is empty and only 5psig in the bags. The internal bump stops appear to be a little bit to long or stiff. The install was very easy and took less then 2 hours, overall very nice product. 581041



- 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 425153



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


As usual, the service from etrailer.com was great. The installation went pretty well. The instructions were clear and understandable and the installation went as depicted in the instructions. The most difficult part was routing the air lines in safe areas (especially around the exhaust pipe) and then inserting the end into the fitting on the top of the unit since it is nearly impossible to see what you are doing. However, all went well and I had no leaks. Can't wait to get some miles on the truck to see how the ride is with and without the trailer attached. 150325



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


Just wanted to send you a few pics of the installed bags... They were very easy to install, and you can absolutely feel the difference in the ride... Thank you very much... 299476



- AL88399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Great air bags. Install was straightforward and the directions were perfect. Really helps if you have a friend assist. One under the truck and one from the top makes it much faster. 543324



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


If your truck is a daily driver don't buy this kit, buy the kit without jounce bumps. The ride is terrible. The jounce bumps are too tall. I have 9 psi in the air bags and I still hit the jounce bumps over every little bump. I will be removing this kit after I’m done towing. The only reason for the 2 stars is that it was easy to install. 664950



- 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. 524512


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

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- 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. 541624



- 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. 611372



- AL88399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


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



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


All the products that etrailer sell are direct fit or slight mods. Bought a brake control system and had it installed in 30 minutes. Just purchased a AirLift rear suspension kit and it went in as per instructions. All the people who work at etrailer are very knowledgeable and helpful. Have them on speed dial for my next travel trailer up grade. Thanks etrailer , job very well done Rou 668884


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  • Are Air Bags for 2016 Ram 2500 Able to Support Weight of 5th Wheel Trailer
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88289 will definitely be able to support the weight on the rear of your son's 2016 Ram 2500 because they have a 5,000 lb capacity, and the pin weight on the back of your son's Ram is going to be in the range of about 2,500 lbs (in the area of 15% to 20% of the trailer's full weight). So yes your son's towing needs will absolutely be met by installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL88289. I do strongly recommend using a...
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  • What is the Unloaded Ride Quality Using Air Lift LoadLifter Air Bags on a 2017 Ram 2500
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers part # AL88289 could potentially affect the ride quality in a negative manner if you were to hit a dip or pot hole in the road while unloaded because of the internal jounce bumpers which is why I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 instead. There will be very little to no effect on ride quality while unloaded and using these airbags. Please keep in mind that the...
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  • Can Suspension Enhancement and Weight Distribution Both Be Used on 2018 Ram 2500
    There is no real issue with using both an air spring suspension enhancement system and a weight distribution system on your 2018 Ram 2500. In fact for your particular application, where you will be loading some pretty heavy cargo into the truck bed at times, this is probably the way to go. When you see a weight distribution system recommended over suspension enhancement for a vehicle, this is typically because the load that is causing rear sag on the vehicle is coming from a trailer....
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    Air Lift suspension enhancement kit # AL88289 will fit your 2014 Ram 2500 with coil spring rear suspension. You can also use Timbren springs, # TDR2500CA. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit for you, a link to the instructions, and a link to our help article on Timbren springs for you to view. The great thing about Timbren springs is that you do not have to add or remove air all the time, there is no maintenance, and they still work independently side to side.
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  • Air Lift Spacer Kit Recommendation for Use with Air Lift LoadLifter Kit # AL88289
    Air Lift makes spacer kits that are designed for 2 inch and 4 inch lifts. For that you'd want the part # AL52440 for a 4 inch lift or part # AL52420 for a 2 inch lift. Either kit works well with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88289.
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  • Do LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs on 2014 Ram 2500 Replace Rear Coil Springs
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88289 do not replace your coil spring suspension. They install in place of your factory jounce bumpers and work along with your Ram 2500's standard suspension. These are a confirmed fit for your 2014 Ram 2500. You can do the standard installation which includes manual inflation valves or for the most convenient and versatile set-up you can use a Load Controller I Compressor System # AL25651 which is a dual path compressor that...
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  • Helper Air Bag Springs for a 2016 Ram 2500 Towing a Fifth Wheel
    On the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 kit, part # AL88289, the jounce springs won't engage if there is some pressure in the airbags, and you aren't hitting a significant bump in the road. The jounce spring will only engage after the suspension and airbags themselves take any initial pressure. Since the airbags will require at least 5 PSI of pressure in them at all times, the jounce won't engage as often as it seems that it should.The urethane of the jounces also engages smoother than traditional...
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    According to Ram the 2016 Power Wagon has a towing capacity of 9,800 pounds. The trailer you choose cannot weigh more than this when loaded and ready to tow. If it is a Laramie Power Wagon it is rated for a max of 12,450 pounds. And if it is a Tradesman Power Wagon it is rated for 12,650 pounds. For your 2016 Ram Power Wagon I recommend adding Timbren springs # TDR2500D which will fit 2- or 4-wheel drive models with or without overload springs. These springs will prevent the rear of...
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