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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. These air springs have internal bumpers to provide the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Durable stainless steel roll plates, air lines, and hardware are rustproof. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle part number AL89288 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL89288

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

5,000-lb Capacity. These air springs have internal bumpers to provide the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Durable stainless steel roll plates, air lines, and hardware are rustproof.


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
    • 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
  • Rustproof stainless steel components are durable and long-lasting
    • Exclusive upper and lower roll plates protect air springs from damage, extending the life of the suspension system
    • Braided air lines provide protection against sharp edges and flying debris better than nylon air lines
    • Air spring attachment hardware resists corrosion
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton pickup trucks
  • Compatible with most gooseneck and 5th-wheel hitches
  • 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 Plus 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.


Durable, Rustproof Stainless Steel Components

This LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus air spring kit has rustproof stainless steel components that offer long-lasting durability. These components are the roll plates, braided air lines, and air spring attachment hardware.

Roll plates on Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring

The roll plates protect the air springs from damage 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.


The stainless steel air lines are tougher than nylon airlines and last a lot longer. They offer extra protection against damage caused by sharp edges and flying road debris.


And the air spring attachment hardware provides excellent corrosion resistance.


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 Plus 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 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 Plus 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.


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 Plus 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.


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). Any air line excess must be coiled up and secured out of the way, so it won't get damaged. The air line cannot be cut or trimmed. And the valves 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.



89288 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Bags with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Back Axle

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Video of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle

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Video Transcript for Review of Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - AL89288

Today we'll be taking a look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus air springs with internal bumpers. Having some air springs in your vehicle is going to help whenever you're having any kind of really heavy loads in your vehicle because they're going to help to level that out to make sure that you're not leaning to one side or the other and also lift up the back end of your vehicle so that it rides nice and level again.Some issues that can arise whenever you have a heavy load weighing down the back of your vehicle will be again that it's pushing that back end down, bringing the front end up. That can cause your steering geometry to be a little bit off. You're not getting the same sort of control that you normally do and it can also cause some premature wear on all the suspension components for the rear. So, this is going to help to alleviate those problems and make your ride much more enjoyable since they're also going to provide some cushioning to that ride as you're going over any bumps in the road and things like that. It's going to create another connection point between your frame and your axle, so it's going to make everything just ride a lot smoother.Now, this is going to be a little bit of an upgrade from the typical Air Lift LoadLifter 5000.

We'll have these braided steel airlines to connect to our system. So these are going to be better for resisting any kind of wear and tear as you're going down the road. And a lot of times, whenever you use just the typical plastic airline, if you drag this across any sharp edges, it can cause little grooves and those can end up leaking on you. So this is just going to be a big improvement over that old system.Comes with everything you see laid out here on the table, including our two air springs, one for the right side, one for the left, all the brackets included. To install this, you will have to remove the factory jounce bumper on both the rear axles, which should just be a matter of undoing a nut and bolt on the frame and then putting these into place.

Now, this is going to be a custom fit for the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. Again, those are both for 2019 and this is going to give you a load leveling capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. But the important thing to keep in mind with that number is that this isn't going to increase your overall payload from your GMC or from your Chevy. It's just going to help to support that weight in the back of your vehicle and help to make those suspension components, those OEM components last longer. So, this is going to be kind of spread out that weight a little bit more.It's also nice, since we're going to have these two springs, so again you can level it not only from front to back but also side to side.

Something that you can get to go with these would be a in-cab compressor so you can have an actual switch inside your cab to operate a compressor that will be mounted underneath your truck on the frame, and that will fill up the bags automatically so you don't have to find a gas station or somewhere to fill up the bags manually. You can just flip that switch inside your cab or use the remote depending on which one you get and then fill up your air bags. Those are really nice to have. They are a little bit more expensive, but you can find those options here at etrailer.com, and you can either get a single pass which is going to connect both bags together and that way you're not going to have that same side to side leveling capacity, but you still get the operation in your cab, or you can get a dual pass which maintains that side to side leveling capability.It's up to you what you want to do there. These are manually inflated, so whenever you install these, you'll have your Schrader valves that you'll put somewhere that's easily accessible, whether that's at your bumper, maybe on your license plate.

Some people like to install them right next to the gas cab. Whatever works for your truck and for you, you can do that there and then that'll give you access to manually inflating those bags to get everything leveled out.These do have a adjustable air pressure between 5 psi and 100 PSI, so you always want to make sure that there's at least five pounds of pressure in the bags at all times to make sure that they work properly. Another thing to know with the air lift bags in particular is that they are not recommended by the manufacturer to hold the axle. So if you get any kind of maintenance done where they're going to be lifting the frame of your vehicle and they'd have to let that axle hang, you want to make sure that you let them know, because these really aren't designed to hold that kind of weight, and it can damage the bags.Whenever you're looking at comparable airbags for your truck, Firestone is a name that comes up pretty often. I'd say as far as performance, they do about the same, but that is one thing that Firestone has as an advantage over the airlift is that they can hang from the axle there. They can support that. So that's one thing to think of if you're going to be taking your truck in to get any kind of maintenance. You just want to make sure that you let them know that you have airbags installed. Firestone, you might not have that issue. So, something to keep in mind there. We do have Firestone available here at etrailer.com as well. And again, all those compressor kits in addition to the air bags.This does come with a lifetime warranty from Air Lift and a 60 day satisfaction guarantee again from Air Lift. Hope this video is helpful and making your decision on which airbags to get for your truck. And that's going to do it for our look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus air springs with internal bumpers.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle - AL89288

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. These air springs have internal bumpers to provide the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Durable stainless steel roll plates, air lines, and hardware are rustproof.

- AL89288
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first class 905325



- AL89288
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Super easy installation but if you get the stainless steel lines, it won’t connect to the Air Lift compressor. Also, tighten the lines at the bag before tightening the upper brackets. There will be no room afterwards. The instructions do not tell you this. Otherwise, the bags are great. Don’t let a couple minor instruction issues deter you. ETrailer is the place to buy all your truck needs. 790546



- AL89288
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GREAT COMPANY,VERY FAST SHIPPING,GREAT PRODUCTS. 734880



- AL89399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


The bags work great with the wireless compressor. I had my right rear stainless braided airline burst and need to get a replacement. Besides that they work awesome! Just ordered a new F-450 and will definitely be putting a set on it as well. Let me know where I need to call to get a replacement. Thanks 777681



- AL89204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


System went in fine, instructions where good, ordered braided steel lines for longevity, shipping was timely, and bags have performed as advertised. 674413



- AL89398
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


BEST PRODUCTS --- BEST PRICE .... E-Trailers "lowest price pledge" gets you best price out there CUSTOMER SERVICE .... E-trailer always top notch customer service these days you can make on line purchase anywhere... why not buy form the "BEST" and get best price too 764811



- AL89289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Very good delivery, waiting to install, have not opened box but first time from e/trailer that came box not damaged. You can put me down for follow up after I install and use. 583653


Comments
Glad I made the Purchase, tow 5th wheel. Shop etrailer first
Dennis - 11/18/2019

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- AL89399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


High quality, excellent instructions, easy installation. Minor leak both sides, can not find. 656421



- AL89399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Love these airbags on my F250 towing our Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler. E-trailer is a great place to buy everything truck and trailer related. 604593



- AL89365
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL89385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


I've owned 3/4 ton trucks since 1981 and regret buying a light duty truck when I'm hauling and towing. A close call with an overloaded trailer and the State Police forced me to upgrade my suspension. My search started with overload springs and bump stops but the negatives (for me) was everyday ride quality with springs and remaining load sag with bump stops. I considered a weight distribution hitch but I'm pulling different trailers and hauling firewood in the bed. Everything mentioned above narrowed it down to air springs so a lot of product comparisons were made and questions were asked to truck mechanics and owners. My decision to purchase this kit was because of the braided stainless steel air lines. Their threaded connection eliminates air leaks and they're much more durable than thin plastic lines when I'm in the woods cutting firewood. These Air Lift bags were installed on a 2011 Silverado 1500 with the help of a friend and his high lift and it took us about 2 1/2 hours. There's a front leveling kit in this truck and with the air bag pressure at 8 lbs., the hitch level rose 3/4 inch and the ride quality (when empty) is the same as before. When I pulled an 8' x 16' enclosed trailer and 1000 motorcycle last week, the air bags pressure was increased to 30 lbs. and it pulled perfectly. The truck was very smooth at speeds up to 80 mph and there's no sway in the turns at all. My negatives are: : Without an electric air pump, it's kind of a pain to add air manually. A small (2 gal.) portable tank that I can fit under the back seat will solve that. : The mounting hardware in this kit was not stainless steel. : etrailer does not have a "T" connector for these air lines. They sent two different fittings - one was part #AL21838 for plastic lines and the second fitting (from Air Lift) only had one threaded connector. After waiting 9 days for the second fitting, I found a brass fitting locally for $4. 676721



- AL89204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent service, fast delivery, very pleased! 875738



- AL89289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Quality parts, detailed installation instructions. Easy install. 863821



- AL58KV
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


My second set 844761



- AL89295
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Thanks again Greg. You were spot on for getting my truck setup for my camper. Your customer service was outstanding thank you for the suggestions. You helped me get the right product for my needs the first time! 831642



- AL89399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


After a year of use it still works great. If I had any complaints it’s that the heat shield has a rattle at idle, but I can only hear it when I’m outside the truck. I look at it like a nature of the beast kind of thing. 798461



- AL89204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Every item arrived in perfect conditions very easy instructions to follow the only thing is using this adapters ( AL52460 ) the ABS line cannot be connected like shown on the pictures. But without any question so far no complaints. 801209



- AL89396
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Hard to rate the bags themselves as I haven't used them pulling the fifth wheel yet. I think they are going to be great. As for installation, it was a big pain in the *^$. Airlift needs to try and do an install following their instructions( or lack of ). Good thing I have extra nuts and washers around, I needed some. That engineer is probably still laughing, and I still cuss when I look at them, it could have been a lot easier with better direction. 789913



- AL89399
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Great product, great service, fast shipping recommend Etrailer.com 785091



- AL89289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent product and service. Shipping was lightning fast and product was well packaged. This took about 2 hours for me to install and it works like a million bucks on my 2019 Ram 2500. Glad I got the upgraded version. The product is high quality all the way and instructions were very good. Now, no sagging at all when I load a ton of paver stone in the bed. Will definitely do business with retailer again. 781902



- AL89289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


Good directions very well built. I’m impressed. The only thing I would change is it should include a T for the air lines so you can run just one valve stem. 765287



- AL89204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension


My son and I installed in about two hours. Performance has been great. Power connection could be a little easier. 728343


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Ask the Experts about this Air Lift Vehicle Suspension

  • Difference Betweeen Air Lift Air Spring Kits for 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD
    The only difference between the two kits you mentioned is the exact model of 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD they fit: - 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss: Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Stainless Steel # AL89388 - 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 (All Models Except Trail Boss): Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel # AL89288 So, to put it simply, if you have the Trail Boss you need...
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  • Why Does Air Lift Make LoadLifter for Trail Boss Chevy Silverado 1500 and Non-Trail Boss
    The Trail Boss versions of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 have a 2 inch suspension lift out back compared to non-Trail Boss models. So since you have a 1 inch lift I would not recommend the Trail Boss version of the Air Lift # AL57388 and instead would recommend sticking with the # AL89288. A 1 inch lift would work fine with the kit as the smallest spacer they offer is a 2 inch which would be too much.
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