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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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2016 Ford F-150 - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your Ford F-150, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • 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 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


Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.


LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. 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. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.


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 air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


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



57268 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

Installation Details AL57268 Installation instructions

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Video of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - 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 Rear Axle Air Helper Springs Review

We're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Air-Lifts LoadLifter 5,000 Air Helper Springs. Before you install your airbags, you want to make sure you take a measurement of your factory ride height because this is ideally where we want our vehicle to be at all times. So here at the back we are at about 43 inches. And then we are going to go check our front. And on the front we're measuring about 39 and three quarter inches.We've now got about a thousand pounds of water here that we're going to place in the back of our truck and we're going to see how our factory suspension handles it. So we are going to put this in here now and we'll see where we're at.

And now with all this weight in the back of our vehicle, we've dropped down to 41 and a half inches. So an inch and a half less with all this weight in the back than where we we're at before. Now I guarantee you when we go to the front, the front's also going to be lifted up. So what this does is it causes the tires at the front, the geometry of the suspension is going to change, which is going to cause you to have less tire road contact. So you're going to have decreased performance there.It's also going to affect your braking performance because of the less surface area you have on your tire contact to the road as well.

And your headlights are also going to be aimed up towards the sky. And sure enough, when we come here to check the front, we're a half an inch higher. And while that may not seem like much, a half an inch on your headlights, because the further the distance they go out, the further they're going to be up, it's actually quite substantial. And you'd be surprised how much of your visibility you lose at night when you've got the front end just a little bit higher.We've now got our airbags installed and I've placed the weight in the back of our truck once again. I've aired the bags up, let's recheck our ride height.

And with our airbags installed now, we're sitting just under 43 inches. So we're basically right back to that factory ride height. We're less than a 16th of an inch from where we're supposed to be. And in the front, we're going to recheck as well. We're right back to where we started at 39 and three quarter inches, which means our headlights are going to be pointing at the correct direction.

And the geometry over suspension is going to be correct, giving us the best contact between the road and our tires so we can ensure that we're going to have optimal handling and braking performance, regardless of what we're hauling behind us.We've now loaded up our vehicle with about a thousand pounds worth of water weight. We're going to take it out on our test course and we're going to see how it handles. So we're going to come into our uneven bumps section first. And you feel how it's thrown aside, aside a little bit. It does kind of not want to spring back as quick as I'd like it to because you can see it's really kind of thrown us around a little bit here. We're now coming into the normal bump section where it's kind of like simulating a speed bump in a parking lot. And every time we go over in the back, you can really feel it dip back down pretty heavy.Now we're going to go over to our slalom. We're going to see how it affects us in some evasive maneuvers. Oh boy, yeah, and I don't want to do it too much here. You can feel the weight, how it wants to side us to. One side almost wants to lean as we turn.So in the bump sections, it didn't feel too bad. The suspension on this truck's pretty stiff. But there in the slalom, it gets a little sketchy when you really have an invasive maneuver. It kind of wants to roll the body pretty hard. So let's get back in and get the airbags on and then we'll have to test course again and see where we're at.We've got our airbags installed. Now, we're going to head back out on the test course. We've loaded up from the back of the vehicle again with our thousand pounds of water weight and we're going to go into our uneven bumps section first. And I can already tell that with the bags installed here, the suspension does feel much different. It's not an uncomfortable amount of stiffness, but it is definitely noticeable. I can tell that on our own even bumps here, that we don't have as much rocking back and forth coming off of each bump. It returns to a straightness much faster, but it is just a little bit stiffer.So now we're going to go into the straight bumps, which is kind of like your speed bumps you'd have in an apartment complex. And the front feels nice and soft like it did before and in the back, I can definitely tell it is stiffer than it was before. The stiffness is a little bit uncomfortable, but it does keep our vehicle right where we need to be much faster. We don't have as much bouncing up and down in the back.Let's head over to our slalom now where I expect we're going to have drastic increase in performance. And now in our slalom, we're going to start turning. And oh yeah, this is really where you're going to notice this. We've got a thousand pounds back there and I don't feel like I'm being thrown around at all. It's still noticeable you're hauling that weight when you go over the bumps due to how the airbags are stiff and you do feel that weight going up and down. But man, in an evasive maneuver situation, I would feel so much more comfortable driving now than I did before.So in the end of our test scores driving with no air bags versus with airbags loaded up with a thousand comes of water, my overall feeling of the system is that it's going to be fantastic if safety is what your biggest concern is. Over on the slalom, I had much more confidence in the control I had in the vehicle. I just felt like I could take those turns and the weight in the back wasn't slinging me around. I just really felt like we had a good grip on the road.Now, when we came into our bumps section there with the airbags installed, it did seem a bit stiffer. It was not as comfortable as a ride as it was with no air bags. But to me we're going over a big bumpy course here. We've got all these set up in a row. Out on the road, you're going to hit the occasional pothole. It's one little minor dip of uncomfort is definitely worth it to me and my opinion on how much safer I feel, especially in those evasive maneuvers.Now, there are other suspension enhancement systems out there such as Timbrens which also replaced your jounce bumper. They're just a larger hard rubber that is somewhat similar to your jounce bumper but has better properties as it's designed to squish and act with your suspension system to work with it. What's nice about the Timbrens is that there's no maintenance. You never have to worry about air, checking them, because with your airbags here, they do fluctuate slightly with temperature, as temperature goes down, pressure is going to go down slightly. As it goes up, it'll go up slightly. You don't have to worry about any of that with Timbrens. They're never going to leak. But what I will say is they do have quite a bit rougher ride in comparison with airbags. And your airbags can be stiff if you air them up to a high PSI levels, but you often don't need to go above 40 pounds for most loads and at your lower levels, it's going to be much smoother of a ride than a Timbrens system.So you can look at it this way, with the Timbrens, they're going to be working regardless if you have a load in the vehicle or not. If you have a load though, the Timbrens are going to be compressing to help support the load. If you have no load, then the Timbrens aren't going to compress as much. So any impacts that you hit on the road are going to travel through those into the cab of the vehicle and you're going to feel it more.Whereas with our airbags here, since we can't adjust it, we only get the increased stiffness on our airbags when we've got it loaded down real high with a lot of air in our bags. We all load our truck, remove the air bag down to the minimum of five PSI and it feels like a factory truck again.And this is what our airbags look like when they're installed. They replace your factory jounce bumpers and install between your rear axle and your frame. The airbags are adjustable between five and 100 PSI and offer up to a 5,000 pound load carrying capacity. Each one can be aired up individually, left and right, so you can also adjust for offset loads.It's a double convoluted design, but you can see here we've got the lower and upper chambers there where our air goes. And this helps increase the burst pressure of the bag by increasing it's durability. You also see roll plates on the top and bottom and this will help offset for body roll and support the airbag to further increase the durability of the airbag.One of the nice things about airbags is that they have constant contact between your frame and your axle, unlike your factory jounce bumper, which hangs down, but it has a gap between the axle. So with your factory John's bumper, you get no support until your suspension is bottomed out. Where our airbag here is going to get support throughout its entire length of travel. It's also going to be adjustable. It seems like your vehicle's soft, you can stiffen it up a little bit to help keep it from bouncing too much. And if you overinflated it, you can always get a little bit of air pressure out to help soften the writeup too if you've made it too stiff.You'll inflate your airbags using the manual inflation valves in the back. You'll have one for the left and one for the right. If you desire, you can purchase a tee here @eachtrailer.com and route these lines together to a single fitting so you can air on bolt up simultaneously. This is more convenient and a lot faster faring up your airbags, but you do lose the side to side leveling support.And that completes our look at of Air-Lift LoadLifter 5,000 air helper Springs.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57268

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (156 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.

- AL57268
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2015 Ford F-150

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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Airbags are easy to install maybe took myself 3 hours start to finish.. An I needed them to pull my 35ā€™ bumper pull camper around from job to job with a 2015 f-150 xlt supercrew 5.0 v8. So now Iā€™m able to add 65 psi into each side an level out my truck. Makes everything about it much safer. Very happy with purchase. Now if only I can purchase the onboard air compressor system I would be sitting pretty. Highly recommended... 705827


Comments
I have provided a link to our Air Lift compressor systems for your reference and you can an option based on your system needs. All of these compressor systems will accommodate 65 PSI with no problem.
-- Rachael H - 10/01/2019

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- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Item as described, great price fast shi pping. 661266



- AL57289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


after a year it is working great never deflate and I keep a trailer on it 24 seven I would highly recommend 606574



- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Love love love these helpers on my 14 F-150 quad cab 5.5 box. Helps handle the load of the 5th wheel and anything else I load in the box.. great product great service. Thanks again 510133



- AL57298
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product great service on time 423689



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


It has changed the ride on my vehicle for everyday driving. It is a very rough ride. 667714


Comments
The nice feature of air springs is that you can custom tailor the ride to just about any situation. Carrying a full load?- Add more air for less sag and more stability. Less weight on the vehicle when youre not hauling? - Let some air out of the suspension for a softer, more pliable ride.
-- Mike L - 07/10/2019

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- AL57289
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57365
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Just installed it but it looks good hope to hook up to trailer next week. The shipping was great 367483



- AL57211
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57385
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Review from a similar 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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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Awesome product fairly easy to install. Noticed a big difference when towing vehicle feels great and handling was improved. Vehicle would squat when towing a 25 foot trailer now sits leveled and has a firm ride. 679869



- AL57385
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install and works great! Would have been nice to have been furnished with a ā€œYā€ for single air supply point. 512584


Comments
Excellent
David - 05/24/2019

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- AL57365
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57338
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



- AL57204
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


They work great, both bags are on the same fill hose thats routed through my license plate. 721118



- AL57228
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57200
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57396
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Review from a similar 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



- AL57289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


All in all great product Bolts could be a better grade had one carriage bolt break, I've never or even heard of that happening to anyone before maybe a fluke. Hour and a 1/2 install even with carriage bolt breaking. Would be 5 star if that wouldn't have happened. 672928



- AL57200
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Review from a similar 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 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



- AL57289
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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed on 2018 Ram 2500. The product is made of quality construction and the instruction are straight forward. 666407



- AL57338
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Review from a similar 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


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    I do have an air bag suspension system that does fit your 2019 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed that has a fifth wheel rail kit but the Firestone kit you mentioned can't install with rail kits. Instead we have the Air Lift kit part # AL57268 which fits your truck and is compatible so it's a great solution.
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    Yes, the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 are a fit for your 2017 Ford F-150 5 1/2 foot bed with a B&W Turnover ball install part # BWGNRK1115 if your truck has 4WD. We do not have an installation video at this time that shows both the turnover ball and air springs on a Ford F-150. We rely on local customer installations for our videos and we have not had this installation combination yet, but I have attached two photos showing where the parts attach and how they...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Kit Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150 2WD
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 2WD with a 1 inch suspension lift the Air Lift kit part # AL57268 is the correct kit. Since you only have a 1 inch lift and typically 1 inch lifts end up being slightly less than that you wouldn't need anything else as the kit would be all you'd need.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2020 Ford F-150 Towing Forest River Stealth Trailer
    To help with rear sag on your 2020 Ford F-150 when hooked up to your Stealth trailer I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57268. These air springs will provide you with up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling support and their adjustability (5 psi to 100 psi) means you can fill them up when hooked up to your trailer (or you have a bed loaded with cargo) and they will work to push the rear back up to stock height. Then when unloaded and you're not towing you can let...
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  • What Air Bags Will Work with a PullRite Hitch on a 2016 Ford F-150
    For your 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 you will want to use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57385, not part # AL57268 which is for the 4x2 models. I took a look at the mounting rails for the PullRite SuperGlide ISR Series and can confirm these airbags will work just fine for you because they install underneath the frame rails whereas the hitch installs on the outside of the frame rails. I have attached an install video on the correct airbag kit for you as well....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Air Bags for 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    A fixed fifth wheel hitch and Reese Sidewinder combination like what you referenced is the exact setup that you need to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-150 short box. Starting with the fifth wheel trailer hitch itself, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 that you are looking at is a really nice option. This is a heavy-duty hitch that features a wraparound, single-piece jaw for a secure connection with the trailer, and it comes in 2 lightweight pieces to allow for fast and easy...
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    With the information that you have supplied, the 2016 Ford F-150 Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL59570 will give you up to 2,000 lbs of load-leveling support. Part # AL59570 will work on the rear for either 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive models of the 2016 Ford. F-150. The 2,000 lbs system will provide enough enhancement to your F-150 to improve the handling of your truck and trailer. However, you can still use the 5,000 lbs Air Lift system and still improve...
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    The only airbag system we offer that will work with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1115 while installed on your 2016 Ford F-150 is the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 for 2WD models or part # AL57385 for 4WD models. The Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness part # 50-97-410-010 is indeed an excellent choice for your F-150 and will work well for you.
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  • Air Suspension Compatible With 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    We do have air suspension that will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP50087-58 for your 2018 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, though I checked with Air Lift and the Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs # AL59570 you referenced are not compatible with a 5th wheel hitch. Instead, the right kit is going to depend on if your '18 F-150 is a 2WD or 4WD. If you have a 2-wheel drive you will need the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs #...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Suspension Enhancements for a 2015 Ford F-150
    For your 2015 Ford F-150 I recommend going with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57385 for 4WD models or part # AL57268 for 2WD models. The Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs part # AL59570 is really only designed for smaller trailers. I also recommend using a compressor system like the Air Lift Load Controller II Compressor System part # AL25592 as this will allow you to inflate/deflate the airbags from inside the vehicle. It is also important to note that...
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  • Air Bags For 2018 Ford F-150 With B&W Gooseneck
    The 2,000 lb Air Lift # AL59570 is NOT a fit for your 2018 Ford F-150 with a gooseneck hitch. The air bags with a 5,000 lb capacity should not make your ride harsh; is your current kit one with internal jounce bumpers? What I recommend for your 2018 F-150 is the Air Lift LoadLifter # AL57268 if you have a 2WD or # AL57385 if you have a 4WD, which are air springs that do not have internal jounce bumpers, which is what will give you a stiffer ride if you have a very heavy load. With...
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  • What Airbags Work with Reese 5th Wheel Kit on a 2016 Ford F-150
    The only airbag kit they make that works with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50087-58 is the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 for 4x2 models or part # AL57385 for 4x4 models. These airbag kits mount underneath the frame rail whereas the 5th wheel kit mounts on the side of the frame rail. The side mounted airbags kits (Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2582) will not work without drilling which would then void the warranty...
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs to Soften Ride of 2016 Ford F-150 with Timbren Jounce Springs
    Because the Timbren helper springs are so firm they can create a stiffer ride when the truck bed is empty on your 2016 Ford F-150. There isn't a way around that short of replacing the Timbren springs with air bags. With air bags you could adjust the amount of air which will in turn change how stiff the ride is. Less air will allow the stock suspension to travel more. More air will stiffen things up. If you are interested in air bags the most economical option is from Air Lift # AL59570...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter Helper Springs Work With 2015 Ford F-150 With Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed
    To make sure the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88385 can be used with your fifth wheel installed on your 2015 F-150, you can check out the attached installation instructions to see if the truck has anything that would interfere with the system. The # AL88385 is designed for 4-wheel drive models with a stock height. If you have a 2-wheel drive F-150, the right system for your truck is part # AL57268. You will be removing the jounce stops and cups and...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System for 2016 Ford F-150 with 5th Wheel Hitch
    Most of the air spring systems available for your 2016 Ford F-150, as you have found, do mount to the outside of the frame rail which will interfere with an in-bed hitch. For a system that mounts instead to the bottom of the frame rail, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57385 if your truck has 4WD or # AL57268 if you have 2WD. The mounting hardware for these springs will not interfere with components from your existing fifth-wheel hitch. These 5,000 pound capacity springs...
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  • Rear Helper Springs for a 2015 Ford F-150 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch Installed
    I do have a couple of solutions for you but the Firestone kit # F2582 will not fit because its mounting brackets will interfere with the B&W brackets on your 2015 Ford F-150. What will work for air bag kits will be # AL88385 for a 4x4 or # AL57268 for a 2-wheel drive model. I have included links to the instructions so you can see that the brackets will not interfere. You can also use a Timbren kit, # TFR1504D for a 4x4 or # TFR1502D for a 2x4. The benefit of these systems is that there...
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  • What is Needed To Tow Both 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailers with a 2018 Ford F-150
    I have the perfect setup for you to tow both 5th wheel and gooseneck trailers with your 2018 Ford F-150. For this, you are going to want to use the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1115 with the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400. This combo will not require any drilling into the frame of your truck and with the 5th wheel hitch removed will offer full unimpeded truck bed access. The B&W Companion is considered...
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  • Air Bags for a 2018 Ford F-150 Reaching Max Payload Capacity
    Although air bags won't increase the weight capacity or payload of your 2018 Ford F-150, since you are definitely pushing it to the max any additional help wouldn't hurt at all. You may want to make sure that the pin weight of your 5th wheel is at 20% of the weight of the loaded trailer. If it is over that then you can move some stuff back so as to help with the payload capacity. If you have a 2WD F-150 then I recommend going with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57268 but if you have...
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