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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Chris R says:

Yes, if you:

  • You don't want to worry about adjusting your suspension before each trip
  • Your truck is empty more often than it's not
  • You are looking for a more economical way to add extra support

No, if you:

  • Your headlights are pointed up into the air
  • You are worried about long term rust and corrosion
  • You want to ensure a smooth, level ride reglardless of what you're hauling
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. Great 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 AL89338 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL89338

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Air Lift
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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.

89338 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Bags with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Back Axle

Installation Details AL89338 Installation instructions

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs w/ Internal Bumpers - Stainless Steel - Rear Axle - AL89338

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (229 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.


The air lift laodlifter 5ooo works great. I haul a large 5th wheel camper and it's a great addition. Because of the 5th wheel hitch on my truck, I had to bolt the upper bracket instead of using the u-bolts. The self-tapping bolts provided are not strong enough. I drilled the hole with the exact size bit it called for and because of how tight the bolts where I would tighten so far then back out and go some more. One bolt broke when trying to loosen it. It may have been from going through the weld part of the truck frame. Either way stronger bolts are needed, these were a very low-grade metal bolt.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Good quality and excellent service. This is my go to company for anything towing or truck upgrade related.


A little difficult to install around an aftermarket 5th wheel bracket, but still easy enough to get 5 stars.


I opted for the more expensive package due to the braided hose option and figured it would hold up better than the conventional nylon hose package. I wouldn't waste your money!! I have had nothing but absolute problems with this system! For one,This braided line system constantly kinks ups when try to tighten the hose thus causing complications with air loss,and difficulty with air going in. I have the factory prep kit in my 2500HD and I can not for the life of me tighten the line without kinking right there at top of the air bag.

I was really hoping to get the wireless air control system but waiting for my frustration to go down from the cost of this system I just purchased and constant failure of pinched off lines to spend the money on the on board wireless compressor.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

etrailer has never disappointed me with product offering or shipping quickly. Assembly and installation went just as described in the instruction documentation and etrailer videos. The only point was the kit didn’t include one bolt to secure the driver side ebrake cable on installations that do not use the u bolts.


Ordered and delevered in 2 days. Great company!




2015 GMC Sierra 2500



Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Great setup just wish it came with a hookup that would allow you to connect both lines to a single
Air nipple , pretty straight foward if you have any mechanical ability , just make sure you check for air leaks before you install the bags otherwise it might be a little more difficult


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Great company and great products everything was as advertised! Will be buying from them in the future.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Received my order in less than a week. The directions were lacking a little but no biggie. The first side took me about 2 hrs to install including trimming (I highly recommend using a skill saw with a fine blade to trim if needed). Once I learned what right looked like the second side only took around 30 minutes (including trimming). I have them on my truck for a test run to see how the ride but haven't pulled my trailer yet. Seems like these will be a great purchase and so far I highly recommend.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Great product easy to install works great with 5 th wheel camper


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

I installed this kit about 3 months ago for my 2020 F150. So far it has been money well spent. When heading to our permanent camper 2 hours away, we typically tow the boat and load wood and other supplies in the box. This would drop the rear a lot and we would be shining the overpasses with the headlights.

I am now able to level the truck back out using my M18 inflator. The truck handles the road better when loaded.

When I'm driving the truck empty, I air the bags down to about 5lbs. I do notice the ride is slightly stiffer, but not bad and just a very minor trade off for making the truck much more capable.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Stainless steel lines have a slow leak problem. I took truck in to RV repair center and was told this is a common problem. After checking all connections and still having the problem, using some bicycle stop leak slowed down the loss of air pressure.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

My 2015 f250 looked like dog poop sagging in the back when our camper was on the back. These babies leveled her out and she's running smooth. Do I need the stainless steel cable covers, probably not.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

I pulled a travel trailer from Minnesota down to Texas last winter. When I hooked up to the Trail Boss it squatted 3 1/2 inches, put 40 lbs. air into the bags and it came back up to original height!! Loved the air bags!!


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

When items were received, the box had several small holes in it, and some of the plastic bags with nuts, bolts and washers were torn open. After going through all of the items, there was a bolt and washer missing. Packaging should be more secure.

Oh shoot, let us make that right! I sent your info over to customer service to get that missing bolt and washer sent out.
-- comment by: Heather A - 08/22/2022


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

The air lift loadlifter 5000 ultimate plus was very easy to install and is a quality product. It works exactly as they said it would. I increase the air pressure when I pull my 22 foot enclosed trailer and let the air pressure down for lesser loads. I am very happy with this unit.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

The air lift 5000 installation video is very good making the installation that much easier to do and the product works great with my 5th wheel RV that has 2,400 Lbs of tongue weight, very happy.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Takes longer than 2 hours to put on vehicle but unit is well built. Stabilizes the truck and trailer and levels it for easier and safer towing my car hauler.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Shipping was fast, assembling instructions and installation was straight forward, only problem was one of the 3/8-24 screws had bad threads. I was able to rechase the threads. The air bags corrected the problem that I was experiencing with my 2500 Ram, the whole truck was rocking side to side bile pulling my 5th wheel camper. Why Ram thought it was a good idea to put coil springs on a heavy duty truck, I’ll never know.


Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus in Vehicle Suspension

Great bags, second vehicle I’ve had them on. So easy to adjust with the frame mounted compressor.

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