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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 AL88399 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL88399

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 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton pickup 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


Note: When servicing your truck with Air Lift air springs installed, if the truck is lifted by the frame, the air must be let out of the springs. And if the rear of the truck is lifted during service, then it must be supported by jack stands to avoid damage to the air springs.


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 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, or 1-ton pickup 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 (one 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.



88399 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Bags with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Back Axle



AL88399 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL88399 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2017 - 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2017 - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2017 - 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty



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


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




Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers for the rear axle. See etrailer.com for your truck's fit.Now here's what our airbags look like installed. The reason you're gonna want airbags on your truck is because if you're towing a heavy trailer or have a heavy load in the bed of your truck you want to maintain your factory ride height. As we add weight to the back of the truck, the back will go down and the front end will come up, and this affects a few things. Number one, it affects our headlight angle. Our headlights are now facing more towards the sky and we could potentially blind oncoming drivers, and where they're not aimed down properly at the road like they should be.

Also, it'll take weight off the front end of the truck so we have less steering and handling capabilities. It'll also cause a little bit more front tire wear because the front tires now develop positive camber as the weight's taken off of them, so it'll cause more wear to the outside edge of your tires.Another side effect of this is as we take off the weight from our front tires, our front brakes are no longer capable of working at their peak efficiency because our front brakes do the majority of the braking on our truck. That's where our Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs come in. By pairing your existing suspension with LoadLifter 5000, you can bring your ride height back towards stock so you don't have to worry about your handling characteristics or your steering, or your braking abilities being affected when you're towing that heavy trailer or have a heavy load in the bed of your truck. This will make for a smoother and a safer ride.Now, what many of our customers like about these airbags compared to other ones on the market is that these have an internal jounce bumper inside.

So, even though we are replacing the factory bump stop, the jounce bumper inside here will still act like it for when we have full suspension travel, so we're not sagging down and having a very harsh ride when contact that. Now, these airbags are designed to work between air pressures of five and 100 PSI. The more air that you put in them, the more weight leveling capability that they have. They will support up to 5,000 pounds of weight, whether that be from a pin weight of gooseneck or a fifth wheel trailer, or having a large load in the bed of a truck. 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 a high quality two ply fabric reinforced rubber.

The airbags have Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which protects the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your vehicle that might come through the airbags. 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 lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.Our customer, Kevin M., says, "This was a great addition in my 2011 Ford F250 King Ranch. Instructions we're clear, and installation was not too difficult.

Ride is very good whether pulling my fifth wheel trailer or not. I really like the internal jounces so that I can maintain minimal air pressure during normal driving."And, now we'll take our airbags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle without the airbags installed. And on the right side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle with the airbags installed. The first part of our test course, we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering, doing some quick turns and side to side. You'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the airbags installed, and with them installed, you'll notice how much more settled and more control we have over the vehicle. There is less body roll than we had without them.And the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps, and you'll notice without the airbags installed how much suspension travel we don't have. The suspension can't do its job properly because it's sagging down, and doesn't have the amount of travel that it needs in order to help absorb the bumps. With the airbags installed, you can see how much less jouncing and jarring there is going on. It's because the suspension is able to do its job properly with having the weight being supported by the airbags. This will give us much more handling and braking ability with the airbags installed, giving us the safety that we need when we're towing a heavy load or have a lot of weight in the back of our vehicle.And that completes our look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle - AL88399

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (104 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.

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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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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2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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



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I haven't tested the air bags thoroughly but they seem to be working as designed. Install was pretty easy. The air bags and compressor kit should all me to better manage the weight of our fifth wheel with or F250. E-trailer is an awesome company to deal with. The ship fast and follow up on orders. Their website is chock full of useful videos and suggestions. 656931



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Ordered and received in two days! Installed today. Took 5 hours which is not bad for a 62 year old with two arthritic shoulders and a bad back. Instruction were followed. I did wrap the carriage bolts on right side to protect the brake line. Will test with RV attached to see how my truck rides. 617903



- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


After a year they are still working great...Pulled my 5th wheel, 12,000lbs down to Texas and back to Ontario with no issues at all. 635339



- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I made a mistake and ordered the wrong kit.. they took care of it and had the correct bags to me in 3 days 600994



- AL57338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


About a year ago, I installed this on my 2013 Ram 1500 with the hemi. I pull an enclosed 6x12 trailer with my tools and equipment in it. The trailer has a heavy tongue weight and is driven in city traffic every day. This kit has saved my front tires from wearing any more than they did as well as how easy it is to adjust the height of the truck based on my current load. I recommend it. 295497



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


levels my truck out with my trailer hooked up , what more can you ask for . 600595



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have had the air bags installed for over a year now. From the boat ramp, camper and dump trailer these things just work GREAT. I will add a set of these to every truck i owe from now on! So nice to be able to level you truck out regardless it being a large or small load. They truly give your truck a safer ride when towing! 526431



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This is my 3rd vehicle I have used this product on . We have a fleet of 1 ton duallies. This is an easy to install, reliable, and reasonably priced air bag kit 196714



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The addition of the Air Lift is by far something I should have done years ago. I was short in time so I had my local Midas shop install them. They work so well. I only needed 20 lbs. of pressure to level the truck and trailer. On the road, the trailer rode better, braking felt better, and the up and down motion I disliked going over bumps is gone. Awesome product for safety while towing. 568497



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Have had the air bags installed for 3-4 weeks now. Love them! Huge difference in ride quality when hauling or towing heavy loads. My only criticism is in the design. The left side fit perfect and the bag is perfectly aligned vertically but the right side bag is canted slightly. Almost as if the bottom brackets holes are drilled slightly off. I called the company and was told that up to 15 degrees is acceptable. It just looks as though the bag may wear more but time will tell I guess. I would still recommend. Also looking at purchasing the compressor system to ensure the bags always have adequate pressure. 421216



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this kit a month ago and used it three times pulling my travel trailer. Works as described and has performed as I expected it to. I have a GMC 1500 and no matter if I have my travel trailer with a 600lb tongue weight or 6'x10' single axle trailer with a 160lb tongue weight, with load of course, my truck would squat in the back. I already added a sway control/weight distribution system and now wanted to get my truck in the right configuration while pulling. For safety and performance. After reading a lot of reviews I chose this kit. This kit was easy to install but did take 3 or 4 hours. I wasn't in a rush and wanted to make sure I followed everything in the instructions and not miss anything. I didn't want to rush through it to miss a critical step and then lose brake fluid due to a hole in a brake line. Mainly didn't want to break anything important nor did I want to puncture the air lifts or the poly lines. Kit went on as expected and fit perfectly. The instructions included pictures and examples to follow that illustrate how everything fits and where everything should be routed. I would definitely buy again. 589432



- AL57211
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This was an airbag install that took me about 4 hours. I did this in my garage with a minimum of tools. I did end up about an inch higher bed height even with empty airbags and no weight on the vehicle but this may come down with use. The shipping from etrailer was fast and the sales agents have firm grasp of their products and installation procedures. I can always get a straight answer from them. I also ordered the curt under bed gooseneck hitch. This took me about 8 hours to install but I was in no hurry and wanted it done right. Thanks etrailer for great service. 491845



- AL57268
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The Airlift airbags I installed on my 2015 Ford F-150 were easy to install and everything fit as described. I have made several purchases from etrailer.com and am very satisfied with the products they sell and the speed in delivery. 211609


Comments

One year later I still like these airbags.My truck rides level and handles smoothly. Without a load, however, its stiff in back and bounces, even with the airbags deflated.

Gilbert T - 07/13/2016

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- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product was delivered in a perfect condition and as scheduled. Very simple installation for 2016 Ford F150. The Ride with 5 lbs is better than the factory ride. I thought it would be a rough based on what others said. The rear height did get raised by 1/2" at 5 lbs. With a good bicycle pump it took 4 pumps to get to 20 lbs., that's much better than getting out the the compressor. 485152



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Previously installed Firestone air helper springs in my Ford F250. Wish I would have ordered them instead of the Air Lift helper springs. While quality of Air Lift appears to be good, installation compared to installing the Firestone system is a real bear. Firestone easily as good quality and much simpler/easier to install. 99455



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I haul a 8' truck camper that pops up, it has a app. 1400 # weight to it. I also pull a 17' Lund boat that is loaded with my 2011 Dodge 1500. When I first put the truck camper on the truck before installation of the air bags, my truck squatted 6", basically it bottomed out. But when I put the air bags on, WOW, what a difference it made. Now when I travel down the road, there is no more swaying, or bouncing like it use to do on my Chevey that I use to haul it all with without any air bags. But now I see Dodge these are put on all their trucks. I am SO HAPPY I purchased these, & would recommend them to anyone. I told my neighbor about them & he put a set on his F2500, to pull his 31' 5th wheel, & he loves them. I was 65yrs. young when I purchased & installed these Air Bags, & was a welder for 45yrs.. nut if you have any doubts weather you can put them on. Well relax the video that shows you how to put them on when you purchased them makes it a breeze. I hope this easess your mind if you are in doubt about making the purchase. And the price I believe was more than fare. Good Luck to All, And May GOD RICHLY BLESS ALL WHO CALL ON HIS NAME. 345917



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product arrive in a timely matter as with everything that I have purchased from e-trailer , the only problem I had was there were some lock nuts missing from the package , 2 pouches were opened when I opened the box , [ this was from the factory not e-trailer fought ] the photo's in the installation booklet could have been a little clearer , my truck has sway bars and none of the photo's showed them that I could see and the installation book didn't talk about them , Had to figure it out on my own . Other than that no problems , took about 4 hours to install , a 4 point drive on lift would be a great help , also remove the spare tire , it helps 513733



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great Price and easy to install. 69682


Comments

Air lift suspension is still working great after a year. Had a couple of minor air leaks at first but no problems after I fixed them. Good quality product.

Roy - 09/08/2014

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- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


We just installed this last night on our truck. The instructions are easy to fallow. We will get our new 5th wheel next weekend so we will see then if they hold up. We love etrailer.com excellent customer service and fast shipping. Chris W thank you so much for taking care of our order so quick!!! We are working so hard on getting everything installed before we get our new 5th wheel!!! Your Amazing!! 416612


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Thanks for the follow up. That is exactly what I love about this company, the customer service is out of this world!!! Everyone I have talked with there has gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our many many purchases. Everything we have bought there for a 5th wheel has been great. We do not have one complaint. Your company will have us for customers forever. It is so hard to find companys that truly care about their customers like you all!!! Thank you so much!! for taking time to go that extra mile!!!

KATHLEEN B - 08/07/2018

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- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I ordered the Air Lift 5000 from etrailer and I was very pleased with doing business with them. I normally order parts from someplace else but I will be using etrailer for all my future needs. The part was delivered on time and etrailer helped me make the right choice for my needs. Helpful, knowledgeable, timely, and provided the right part for the job; 5 stars from me for that. Now onto the Air Lift 5000. I was amazed at how detailed the instructions were. They made it extremely easy to follow the instructions while building the assemblies. Probably one of the easiest part assemblies I have ever put on a truck and definitely the most detailed instructions I have ever seen. Everything bolted directly to stock mounts on the frame and no drilling was required. After getting everything mounted to the truck and installing the air lines, I was a little skeptical about the air line connections and I was afraid of leaks. I filled both air lines to 60 PSI after the install and when I checked the pressure this morning, I was still at 60 PSI. The last thing I will cover is the ride. I have not towed my trailer yet but I am excited for when I do. I dropped the air pressure to 7 PSI this morning and took a 30 mile drive. The difference this part has made is unbelievable. It still rides like a truck but it is much stiffer in the back now when driving on rough roads which adds a huge difference to the ride quality. I can only imagine the difference I will experience when towing my 12k trailer. Overall, I could not be more happy with my purchase. etrailer has 5 star customer service and they sold me a 5 star part. 484223



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Came well packaged, all itsy bitsy parts accounted for. Says no drilling required but you will need a cutting wheel or hacksaw to cut a bolt off. Instructions are pretty good but pictures sometimes don't show exactly what you need to know. My favorite part 2 hrs install. We all know that means at least 4. One more hour and I'll be finished. 426268



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Kit was easy and straightforward I added a personal touch of compression fittings and hose clamps 422988



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Extremely easy to install. Once I got the technique down on the first one, the second bag went in very quickly. 135113



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install in 2-3 hrs. Works well on initial static tests. Have not tried targeted application yet but I am certain there will be no problem. etrailer is the BEST source for ALL my towing and related needs. Thanks etrailer!! 140504



- AL57338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


It was as advertised Took about 3 1/2 hrs to install I am 70 yrs old and did not have a lift to use So I am a little slow on the up and downs involved Fit perfectly 500604



- AL57275
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Finished the install last weekend fairly smoothly. I jacked up one side of the truck at a time since I only had one jack. Had to put the jack on cinder blocks to get it high enough to engage the leaf spring front mount. One comment/suggestion for the installation guide. The only thing I struggled with was the parking brake cable. It was exactly in the way of engaging the bottom bracket to the axle. No matter how I moved the bracket it would not clear the cable. Then the light came on, release the brake dummy! Once the brake was released there was plenty of room to engage the assembly onto the axle. Of course, I did put some chalks on the front tires to keep the truck from rolling while I was underneath... No leaks, and it seems to ride much smoother than before. Thanks for a great product, 104826


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I still like the product but it seems to have a slow leak somewhere and will not hold air pressure for a week at the original setting. Guess I need to do a bubble leak test, just have not gotten to it. Other than that the product is great.

Michael S - 10/23/2014

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- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Will continue to purchase from etrailer. Took about 8 hrs to install the kit. I'm sure that would have been faster for someone who has done it before but I took my time. The air bags work just as I wanted and the kit appears to be high quality materials. If you purchase a kit take your time installing as it's best to fit and refit a couple times on parts of the kit to ensure everything is going as laid out by the instructions. 72041



- AL57215
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This Loadlifter worked excellent. Put a Lance camper at 2600 lbs. on my Ford F350 crewcab pickup. Despite the camper package option on my truck with extra rear leaf springs, it still pushed the bed end down and the hood side up in the air. Annoying side to side roll as well. The AirLift LoadLifter had very good instructions and was not difficult to install. Drilled five holes in the frame on each side to attach. Plenty of part options to make it a very good fit. Aired up the springs until the camper was perfectly level. Truck now drives level and considerably less side to side roll. This was well worth the price for the performance. 53242



- AL57132
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The air lift for my 04 ford Excursion has worked great pulling my RV camper. It has made a great ride to enjoy traveling. Very easy to install. Will buy again as I am a very satified customer. 572513



- AL57212
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I had this installed by my mechanic, he said no problems, basically just bolted in. I went to pick up my 30' travel trailer and I adjusted the pressure to 20psi before I hooked it up. Before the air springs there was a noticeable sag in the back of the truck with the trailer hitched. With just 20psi in the bags there was barely any sag at all, and the trailer pulled much better. Planning on a trip this weekend and I'll probably increase the pressure up to 30psi to see how that works. Very happy with this product, I wish I would have bought it years ago. 256010



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Greetings ...... Very detailed directions enclosed with product. Air lift kit is doing exactly what I needed to have done , raising rear bumper of my '06 F150 to tow RV to prevent sagging and sway. Was considering air shocks, until air lift kit appeared on my radar. 496910



- AL57213
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags went in great, and pretty easy. I did not like the recommended location for the air valves. So I put them through the body panels to have them inside the back doors. They work great like that. I just put in a 7/16” grommet in the panel to run the air line through the outside panel. Works great and easy to fill with air. 544314



- AL57299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Quality of the air helper springs appears good. The installation instructions were good and the parts fit as intended. The Air lift Controller One Compressor works well and quickly inflats the air bags. In fact the compressor only needs to run about 15 seconds to fully inflate the springs when they are under no load. I have made several purchases from etrailer and have been very satisified each time. Keep up the good work! 37698



- AL57212
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Straight forward install. Allow 6+/- hours to get it right. DO read the instructions. Measure the clear height first and get the optional lift blocks if even close to 7" 338388


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Product works very well. My F250 had the camper package with added helper spring. That increased the spacing and thus the need for the lift blocks. Before the blocks, I was breaking the air fitting off of the top of the bags. Air-Ride was awesome. Replaced the bags and sent additional fittings. I put a T in so they would inflate at the same pressure consistently.

John S - 02/03/2018

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- AL57211
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First thing is e-trailer the best to buy from , hands down! Air lift 5000 not a great kit in my opinion . This is not my first air bag install , over 12 so far. Brackets look good , bags fit them good and hardware is ok. The problem is the upper bracket is 3/4k inch short of sitting against frame . Jounce cup is in the way , I tried to mock it up in place but hardware is to short . Jounce cup had to be removed for bracket to fit up to frame , it's welded on . This kit is not what I would average to install . I'll try a different manufacturer next time. 2009 chevy 1500 4x4 crew cab . 176164



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Molly was EXTREMELY helpful and informative. Every company needs to have lots of Molly's working for them !!!!! The product was installed as described and we can not wait to try it out with our camper. I will buy again from e trailer and free shipping was a additional savings. 528013



- AL57370
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Bought the Air Lift 5000 Air Bag Kit for my 2015 Ram 1500 Sport. Top Quality Parts. Very Easy and Fast Install. Shipping was very fast also. Very good customer service. Thank You Etrailer. 658782



- AL89370
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These Airlift 5000 Airbags are EVERYTHING they are advertised to be! Ordered them from etrailer and they were here is 5 days with no shipping charge. Price was the same as I would've paid through that big box website but the personalized service I received from Brenden really made the difference. Thanks Bud! I chose to have my local repair shop install them only because I didn't want to take the time to do it myself. I have a 2016 Ram Crew Cab and I haul a 7' X 16' enclosed cargo trailer. I tried to utilize a weight distributing hitch to take care of the rear sag but there was just not enough ground clearance for the torsion bars. Some suggested airbags instead and WOW...what a difference. I can't believe how much better the truck rides even with no load on the truck. Should have bought these a LONG time ago! 657039



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Nice product and installation was pretty simple/straight forward. Had a fit issue with left side lower bag bracket sitting to tight to brake line mount on axle for me. Cut ear on mount and moved over .25" and got a good positive clearance. Happy with the product and put over 700 miles on towing the week after installation. 653526



- AL57284
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Very easy install 648117



- AL57204
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Worked perfect. The only complaint I would have is, I never received the little wire to thread the bolt through. A little duct tape on a piece of wire did the same thing. Another issue was on the jounce bumper - the framework of it, I had to grind a little of it away for the air fitting to cleanly swivel. If I did not, the air swivel was "a little snug". It didn't take much either to fix it. Total install time, doing it by myself around 5 hours. By the picture, you can see where I ground it away. Again - did not have to grind that much, but wanted to be sure. 647862



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Very hard to install, but once in place has worked very well. It is just what we needed once we added a heavier camper shell and slideout deck. 647779



- AL57200
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High quality and heavy duty. Good instructions as well. Just got them installed yesterday on my 2009 F-150 crew cab with 6.5' box. I also have the B&W turnover gooseneck ball hitch and my main concern was still being able to mount these. Fit like a charm, no interference at all. I wish I would have purchased them sooner. Sometimes we haul loads that might be just a bit heavy for an F-150, but we are careful. These will certainly help. I have similar air bag type suspensions install on our other two work trucks and I love them. What I did was got myself a 1/4" compression tee and plumbed both air bags into one valve. That way, they air up evenly. It comes with everything to air up each bag separately but I prefer them to be the same. They cost about $6 at any hardware store. I mounted the single air fill valve near the drivers tail light inside the box facing forward. There is an opening where the tail light harness runs up and I followed that with the air valve. I drilled a hole and snaked a tie wire down and through some finagling I managed to get the valve out the hole and mounted. Looks good and is out of the way. Install took me about 5 hours from tools out to tools away, but I was not in a big hurry. I aired them up to 70 psi and drove home looking like a hot rod with the back kicked up. Checked the air pressure this morning and all is well. No leaks as far as I can tell. Highly recommended and a great price as well. 643462



- AL57284
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My order arrived really fast and was exactly as ordered. I have been satisfied with past orders and was equally satisfied with this order. I will certainly use them in the future. 641733



- AL57399
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Easy to install and must have for a cam per. 640821



- AL57284
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Fast shipping, easy to install. Picking up a slide in camper and hope it works well. 636640


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  • I have a better solution for you that we can guarantee will work. The Firestone air bags are considered by many to be superior to the Air Lift bags and we know for sure that the Firestone kit part # F2600 does fit the dual rear wheel 2018 Ford F-350 models with the factory in-bed hitch. So with this part number you'll get a better kit that is a confirmed fit without any guesswork.
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  • Yes, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs part # AL88399 will fit your 2018 Ford F-350 with most above bed base rails. The reason for this is because the air springs install underneath the frame rails whereas the brackets for most base rails install on the side of the frame. Please keep in mind that this kit is for four wheel drive models. If you will be towing frequently then I recommend adding a compressor kit like the Air Lift Load Controller Compressor System...
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  • I called my contact at Air Lift and was able to confirm fitment of the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers for your 2018 Ford F-350. If you have the two wheel drive (2WD) version then you will want to use part # AL88391 but if you have the four wheel drive (4WD) version then you will want to use part # AL88399. Both of the above systems will work well with the Air Lift QuickShot Compressor System for Air Springs part # AL25572.
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  • The Air Lift LoadLifter system # AL88399 is designed to fit the 2017 Ford F-350 4x4 single wheel or dually applications. So as long as your truck is a 4x4 it will fit. If it is a 2-wheel drive model there isn't an air spring kit available just yet.
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  • I do have a similar option for you but the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57599 is not a fit for your 2018 Ford F-350 4x4 because of the components for the diesel engine. I spoke with Air Lift and they stated that the fit issue is with the the DEF tank that was moved and enlarged in 2018 which prevents the upper bracket from attaching. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend you make any modifications to the kit as this would then void its warranty. The best option...
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  • I reached out to AirLift, and they confirmed that for the AirLift 5000 Ultimate, part # AL88399 will work with a factory installed puck system on your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty I've included a video review of this kit so you can get an idea of its features and benefits.
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