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  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension
  • Suspension Enhancement Kit
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • 2-Ply Rubber Springs



2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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-250 and F-350 Super Duty, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty'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 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. 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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all four 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, two-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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty and return them for a full product refund. Now that's confidence.



57396 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL57396 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL57396 Installation instructions

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


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
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Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Ford F-250

Today on our 2011 F250, we're going to be taking a look at, and installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 helper springs, part number AL57396. Here's what our airbags look like installed. They're going to replace our factory John Stops 00:00:16, and these are going to provide up to 5,000 pounds of load leveling support, keeping the strain off your rear suspension, and giving you a smoother ride. Features a manual adjustment valve. And in our application, we have it going to a Y, so we only have one fitting for both airlines. Now, as you can see, we can either let air out, which is going to lower the ride of our vehicle. Or, we can add more air.

And it has an operating range between 5 and 100 psi. Now, when adding air, if you have a heavy load in the back, simply add air to the fitting to get to your desired height, to where your truck levels out nicely. The real main reason for these air springs, is to help level out your truck when you have a heavy load. Now, the main benefit of these, is that they're fully adjustable, and they can go from a small amount of air, if it's not that heavy, to a lot of air, up to 100 psi, if you have an extra heavy load. If you tow different things, these are going to be great, because of the added adjustability. At factory height, with no load, and no airbags, the back of our truck sat at 42 inches, and the front was right at 41 inches. Now, with a load with no airbags, and it was around 900-1,000 pound load, the read end dropped down about two inches.

Now, when we took our vehicle on to our test course, with the load in the back and no airbags, I can tell you right away it did ride a lot rougher, didn't want to respond as quickly. And just overall, you could definitely that I was towing something in the back extremely heavy. Now, this is where our airbags come into play. Once they we're installed, and we put that same load in the back, we actually leveled the truck out back to exactly it was at the factory without the load, at 42 inches in the rear, and 41 inches in the front, with only 45 pounds of air. Now, when we took the truck out for the second time after the airbags installed, on our test course, I can tell you right away, that it was much more comfortable, and much more responsive. Over the speed bumps, they weren't as harsh, and not so jarring.

And we went through our slalom course, it genuinely felt like the truck wanted to faster and it wasn't swaying as much because of the load. Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how we got it installed. To begin our installation, we're going to have to remove our factory John Stops. And I'm going to be using a 15 mm socket to take that off. Now, if you come on the inside of the frame rail here, there's going to be a 15 mm nut. Just move the wires out of the wire, so you can gain access to it. Now, I do want to mention that these John Stops are not going to be reused.

And also, it helps if you put a little bit of penetrating oil on the nut on top, because it is going to take a little bit of elbow grease to get it off. Now, that we have this one off, we're going to repeat the same process on the other side. This is going to be our driver's side, upper bracket. The way we're going to install this, is we're going to take our large nut, put a flat washer on there. This is going to go through the frame rail, right here. That's going to be followed by another 1/2 inch flat washer, and our flange nut on this side. Just like that. As far as this hole goes, we're going to take our smaller M8 bolt, followed by a flat washer. That's going to go through our frame, followed by another flat washer. And then finally, we're going to be putting a lock nut on the end. Now, I'm showing you this on the table here, because there is limited room, and I want to be able to make sure that you understand how all the hardware's going to go into place. So, the bracket's going to go into place over our factory harness here. We're just going to leave this up there loosely, while I grab the hardware. Now, get this bolt through our small hole in our frame, here. Put the flat washer, and lock down on the back, hand-tight, just so that bracket will stay in place. Now, we can put in the other bolt. Okay, now we can take our larger bolt, and we feed it through our frame. We're going to follow it up with our flat washer on the outside of our frame, and then our flange nut on top of that. Now, we're just going to leave everything loose, and we're going to do it hand-tight, just the bracket will support itself, and it won't fall out. Next step of our installation, is going to be assembling our airbags. And we're going to take our plates, right here. I'm just going to set this one on top, for now. And we're going to this other one, and we're going to line up the three holes so it fits just like that. We're going to place it on top. Next, we can take our fitting, we can screw it in, just hand-tight right now. Come back with a 1/2 inch wrench and tighten it down. We just need to go ahead and screw down our fitting, just far enough that a thread seal tape is going to make contact inside of our threads. We're going to take our lower cup bracket, and a 5/16 by 3/4 carriage bolt. I'm going to put the carriage bolt in there, just like that. We're going to take our lower bracket, making sure that the cutouts are facing up, and we're going to drop our bolt into the slotted hole, right here. Just like that. Now, if we flip it over, this is the bolt that was sticking out, we'll be putting a lock nut on the bottom. Now you don't want to tighten this down all the way. Just tight enough so that the plate will still swivel. Now, we're going to be using a 1/2 inch wrench to tighten this down. You still want movement in there, after you tighten it down. Now, I do want to mention, that if you're looking at the bracket, and you have these squares facing you, the hole, when you're facing it, on the right side, is going to be the hole that you're going to us for the driver's side. And the other side is going to be for the passenger side, if it's facing this way. Now, we can take one of our long carriage bolts, and we're going to drop if right through that hole. This is, again, it's on the driver's side, we're using this side of the bracket. Now, when we get ready to mount our bag, I do want to mention there is four holes here. Now, depending on the orientation, which side you're going to be putting it on, this is our left side, so we have our carriage bolt here, and our mounting cup bolt right there. So, we're going to be using this far left, lower hole, and the upper right hole, when our bolts look like that. I'm going to go ahead and mark them. Making it a little bit easier for you to see. As well, as when it comes to mounting it. So, mark one side. We're going to flip our bracket over, then I can mark the other side. We're going to set our bracket down right here. And for illustration purposes, we're going to be bolting our bag to the bracket. But the way this has to sit, you want to make sure that your airline fitting is facing away from the tabs that are on our bracket, right here. Now, I just flip the bag over, and we're going to take some cap screws. We're going to put them down there, hand-tight for now. Just get them started. Now I'm going to come back with a 7/32 Allen socket, and tighten them all up. Now, when you're tightening these down, you don't want to go over 20 foot pounds of torque. For now, we're going to set our lower assembly aside, and we're going to grab the driver's upper bracket. And we're going to take our 3/8 by 2 inch carriage bolt, and up here at the top, that's where that one's going to go, and that's going to be followed by two 1/4 inch carriage bolts, which are going to go in these holes right here. Just like that. Now, with our carriage bolts in place, I'm going to take our bracket, I'm going to slip it over our fitting. I'm going to line up the holes on top. I'm going to take my bolt, with a lock washer, and a flat washer, and I'm going to thread my upper plate onto my airbag. Now, we're going to put the other bolt in. We're going to get these nice and snug by hand, and then come back and tighten them down. In order for us to get our airbag in place, we're going to be using this hold jack here, to lift up, just a little bit, to give us that extra room between the axle and the top section of our John Stop. And you can do this at home, as long as you lift by the frame, and then let the axle sag down. This is going to be how your airbag's going to sit in there. These tabs right here, with the three holes are going to be going towards the outside of the wheel, and this long carriage bolt, is going to sit on the back side of the axle. Now, I do want to mention also, this long carriage bolt, is going to go on the inside, between this hard brake line, and the axle. Once we have everything loosely lined up, we're going to come back, and we're going to take our spacer block here, and if we collapse our airbag just enough, we're going to come back to the long carriage bolt in the back section, and we're going to put our spacer block, just like that. We're going to feed it up, into the hole in the frame. We're going to make sure that our other carriage bolts are lined up with our bracket. We're going to come, and we're going to take our U-bolt, and that tail I was mentioning earlier, with the three holes, we're going to be using the top most hole. We're going to take our U-bolt, and we're going to come behind our springs, and we're going to feed it through. We're going to follow it with a flat washer, followed by a locking nut. And we're going to do the same thing on the other side of our U-bolt. Now, with those on there hand-tight, we can come back and snug them up. And we're going to be using a 9/16 socket to snug these up. You do want to alternate front to back, to make sure you're tightening them down evenly. I do want to mention, that you only want to tighten it enough, so that this bracket touches and makes contact with the leaf spring. Now, if we come to the front end of our vehicle, you see that we have one remaining hole for our carriage bolt. And that's where we're going to be putting this long carriage bolt through. We're just going to come up top, drop it down. Now we're going to take this bracket, and we're going to feed our carriage bolts through the bottom. And it's going to sit just like this against the axle, but first, we're going to take a flat washer, followed by a 3/8 lock nut, and attach it. Now, we're only going to put this on there hand-tight, for right now. Just enough to get the other bolts on, so the bracket doesn't fall off. I'm going to repeat the same process on the other carriage bolt. Our flat washer first, followed by our 3/8 lock nut. Now, with our carriage bolts right here, and the other side back here. We're going to put a flat washer, and then a 3/8 locking nut on top of that. Then, using a 9/16 socket to tighten these down. Our bolt here, that went up through our frame, we're going to be using a 3/8 flange nut, and attaching it up there. Now, this is where the bolt's going to come out, and it's going to be kind of hard to see with the wiring and everything in the way. But, I'm going to be using a 9/16 socket or wrench, whatever I can get on it, to tighten it up. Now, with everything tight, we can go ahead and start tightening our U-bolts. And again, we want to alternate from front to back when we're tightening it, so not to bind anything up. We're going to come back to our bolt. Right here on our lower bracket that we left slightly loose, and we're going to go ahead with finish tightening that up, and snug it down the rest of the way. I'm going to be using a 1/2 inch wrench. Now, we're going to come back to our outside frame rail, and large bolt here. We're going to hold the nut, with a 3/4 inch wrench, we're going to the inside of the frame rail using a 3/4 inch socket and we're going to tighten it down. For the smaller nut and bolt, we're going to be using a 1/2 inch wrench on the nut, and a 1/2 socket on the bolt on the other side of the frame. Now, with everything installed on the driver's side, we're going to go ahead and repeat the same process and install the assembly on the right side. Now, with both our bags installed, we can go ahead and start to begin to run our airline too. We're going to need to find the center. If you take the two ends, and you put them together, then we come to the other end of our airline tube, this is going to be our center. Whenever you cut an airline tube, you're going to want to use a tubing cutter. You're not going to want to use pliers. Now, if you don't have one, you can pick one up on our website using part number AL10530. I'm just going to put my airline tube in the cutter, and squeeze it. Now we have two equal length airline tubes. Now, if we take the fresh cut end of our new airline tube, we come up to our airbag, and you can see our fitting right here, and we're just going to take the end of air hose, and we're going to insert it into the fitting. Push it in until it locks. Now, it may take a little patience, because there's not a lot of room, and it does have a swivel fitting on there. We're going to push that airline in, as hard as we can, and then double check by pulling on it, to make sure that it locked into place. Now, everyone is going to run their airlines a little bit differently, and stay away from any moving parts, or anything that's hot. Right here, underneath the driver's side of the hitch, is where I have my airline's tubing coming out right now. Now, in our application, we're not going to have two separate fittings. We're actually going to tie them together using this T. That way one airline is going to control both airbags. Now, to pick up this part number on our website, use part number AL21838. And we're going to need to cut off the ends of our hose. Now, we're going to leave a little bit of hose here, so that we can feed it through to connect to our T-connector, and we can still have our fitting, so we can fill it up with air. Now, we're just going to go ahead and cut off the fitting on the other end of the hose. Now, the way I ran my airline, was, is from my bag, I went over the rear shock mount, then went over the spare tire, and the spare tire mount, and I came out right behind the hitch here. On the passenger side here, I went through my top bracket, and putting the sleeve for the protective sleeve by exhaust, on my hose. And then I did the same thing, I went over my spare tire bracket, the airline right here. Then I brought it over so we could meet up with the other one. This is where we market where we want our airlines to come through, and have our fitting installed. We're going to need to drill a 5/16 hole. Now, you do want to mind what's behind here, and be careful of any wires, and you don't want to drill into your spare tire. Now, we're going to take that piece that we cut off, with a little bit of extra hose. We're going to put the supplied nut onto our fitting, followed by a star washer. And then we're going to come up to the bumper and feed it through. It's going to poke through like that, and now, we're going to follow it with a rubber washer. Followed by a flat washer, and finally another nut on the end to tighten everything up. Just like that. Now on the back end of our fitting, there. We're going to take a piece of the hose, and we're going to put into this part of our T-fitting. And then our airlines are going to come our to here, going to the airbags. This is how our fitting's going to look at the back of our airline. Then now, with this in place, we can go ahead and hook up our two airbags, to the T-fitting. Next, I do want to mention, you can see that our exhaust is extremely close to our airbag, so in the kit, they supplied us with a heat shield. We're going to take the tabs, we're going to bend it, so that it's like that. And then we're going to take this, we're going to put it against our exhaust, right here in between the airbag. And we're going to take the supplied hose clamps, and we're going to double them up, so that two of them are one, and we're goin got go and attach it. We're going to be using an 8 mm bolt to tighten up our hose clamps. And when you're installing this, you want to make sure that there's about a 1/2 inch gap of air space in between the heat shield and the muffler itself. Now, with our heat shield in place, and our system all installed, I'm going to go ahead and put some air in the bags. Now, we can check for leaks. Now, I'm just going to be using soapy water. We're going to spray down all my fittings, and my hoses. I'm looking for bubbles that form, and grow bigger, and pop. These small bubbles, those are okay, because that's just from the soap. Spray down my bag, and my fittings. Now, we didn't find any leaks, but we're going to go back and we're going to double check, and we're going to go ahead and tie up all our airlines, make it nice and neat. That will finish up the look at the Air Lifter, LoadLifter 5000 helper springs, part number AL57396, on our 2011 Ford F250.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57396

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (33 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.


- AL57396

by: Tim03/23/2013


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



- AL57396

by: Ryan09/11/2013


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



- AL57275

by: Michael Sarin10/23/2013

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


Comments

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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- AL57365

by: Paul H.02/25/2017

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



- AL57268

by: Gilbert T.07/14/2015

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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- AL57295

by: Roy03/08/2013

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

6730

- AL57215

by: JP08/27/2012

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



- AL57211

by: Tracy h02/26/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


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



- AL57212

by: John G06/02/2016

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



- AL57299

by: William H.04/19/2012

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



- AL57365

by: Donovan09/14/2016

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



- AL57275

by: robert k11/30/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


easy install,one of the elbow fittings leaked,i called airlift ,they rushed me 2 immediately.we were able to install new elbow with out removing air bags.no more saggy bed when pulling fifth wheel to florida keysi run them at 35-40 psi to level truck when towing. 321031



- AL57295

by: Linwood07/10/2014

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



- AL57295

by: Brad11/19/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have been using this for the past year and have been very pleased. It works as described and I have been very happy with it. I hauled campers for a living, and adjust the air lift often. I would recommend them for anyone 318062



- AL57390

by: Tina12/09/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Thank you Brittney for your great customer service. My son is installing the product right now. Returning the incorrect product and you helping with replacement was great. Thank you again. 323690



- AL57295

by: KelleyKars08/13/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy Install. Shipping was great FREE! Just don't fall for the REBATE unless you want a compressor to as it takes both AirLift and Compressor to qualify. AGAIN READ THE REBATE ad 283440



- AL57212

by: John S.02/03/2017

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



- AL57295

by: Michael B05/25/2015

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



- AL57295

by: Doug H04/02/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Item very easy to install and work greats. Shipping was quick and received product with no issues in content or package 123399



- AL57200

by: Bruce m04/17/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the air lifts in my 2014 f150 in 4 hr. It's nice way to go. Can't wait to pull my new 5 th Wheel camper! 185886



- AL57393

by: Lonnie R.09/21/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Sadly,since the day I installed them I have not needed to use them. It's nice to know I have them at my disposal. 297285



- AL57295

by: Robert S.06/11/2014

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



- AL57298

by: Fireball03/26/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Best item ever to pull a Trailer of any kind .. Pulling 40ft 5th wheel, makes for easier driving. 241895



- AL57347

by: Rusty03/30/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Ordered wrong one, called them they changed my order and still shipped it fast. Perfect service. 181384



- AL57399

by: Ben S.10/25/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Very competitive prices, free shipping, and easy to work with. What more could you ask for. 313277



- AL57275

by: Kenny C.06/25/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Good product and install was easy because of the installment video found on the website. 264849



- AL57215

by: Nolan05/23/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Product arrived in a short time and was easy to install in my driveway. Works GREAT!!! 195228



- AL57200

by: Gary G.09/12/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product, easy installation. The on line videos are very helpful. 293936



- AL57200

by: Mike L.07/19/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Delivery was fast. Install scheduled in my driveway this Friday. 273548



- AL57398

by: mike d08/06/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


seems to do the job, wished they mounted outside frame rail. 280554



- AL57295

by: Bernie04/18/2015

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent fit. Easy to follow direction s. 186137



- AL57211

by: David R11/24/2014

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57200

by: Carlos S11/01/2016

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Doing fine, TY. 312752

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  • Will the Airlift 5000 Ultimate work on a 2012 Ford F-450 with a Factory Installed Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the inside of the frame rails on your 2012 Ford F-450. Please take a look at the attachment brackets on your factory installed fifth wheel hitch, and compare them to the diagrams that are on page 5 and 6 of the included instructions and make sure that the mounting locations are compatible.
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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Fit with a B&W Gooseneck Hitch on a 2012 F250 SB CC?
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the insides of the frame rails on the truck. If you look at your gooseneck brackets that are on your vehicle now and they mount on the outside of the frame it is possible that these two systems could work together. You will need to compare the instructions for the Air Lift kit which I have linked for you with the current situation on your truck to determine fit.
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Fit a 2012 Ford F-250 4x4 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, # AL57396, install on the insides of the frame rails on the truck. I looked up the instructions for the SuperRail kit 4426 and it looks like the brackets install on the outside of the frame rail so it is possible that these 2 system will work together. You will need to compare the instructions for the Air Lift kit which I have linked for you with the current situation on your truck to determine fit. With the air bags inflated properly...
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  • Recommendation for Helper Springs on a 2016 Ford 250 Super Duty 6-3/4 foot bed
  • Good news, the Firestone Ride-Rite Kit # F2535 you were looking at is the right fit for your 2016 F-250 Diesel. The Firestone # F2550 is the version that is compatible for gas engines. If you would prefer the AirLift brand I confirmed that AirLift's # AL88396 and # AL57396 are fits for the 2016 Ford 250 Super Duty. I recommend the Firestone # F2535 because it is a no drill application, and both the AirLift Kits require you to drill a hole per their directions. All of these kits...
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  • Will Air Lift Suspension Enhancement System Work On 2011 Ford F-250 With B & W Gooseneck
  • You said you have the B and W gooseneck installed on your 2011 Ford F-250 with the short bed. If you install the # AL57396 on your truck you may need to drill through the brackets of the gooseneck hitch. I spoke with my contact at B&W about your truck and about the hitch you have installed on your truck. They told me that as long as you do not weld on or cut off any part of the gooseneck hitch, you will not void their warranty. If you decide to install the # AL57396, you will need...
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  • How to Install Air Springs on a 2011 Ford F250 with an 8 inch Lift
  • If your truck has an 8 inch lift you would know it. Your truck would sit up much higher than a stock truck. However, If the lift block on your truck is 8 inches tall then yes you would have an 8 inch lift. If you have a body lift where only the body is raised up above the trailer frame then you would not need a spacer kit. If you have a suspension lift then you would need a spacer. The highest spacers we have go up to 6 inches, my contact at Air Lift said your only option would be to...
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  • Comparison of Air Lift Air Helper Spring Kits Available for 2015 Ford F250 2WD
  • There's two primary differences between the # AL57396 and the # AL88395. The AL88395 is AirLift's Ultimate Air Helper Spring, which uses integrated jounce bumpers. The primary benefit of this is that they act as a fail-safe if the air springs should ever lose pressure. The AL88395 is compatible with 2WD vehicles. The AL57396 is a regular LoadLifter air spring, without the built-In jounce bumpers. It's compatible with 2WD trucks. For your 2WD model, you'd choose between the # AL88395...
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  • Will Air Lift Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Fit a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 with B&W Hitch
  • Air Lift air bag kit # AL57396 fits Fords so they will not fit your 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 but there are options for your truck. The comparable kit for your truck is # AL57275. Please note that this kit will not fit if the truck has the Quadrasteer option. The upper brackets for kit # AL57275 which attach to the truck frame rails install only on the bottoms of the frame rails. This means that there should be no interference with the brackets on your B&W hitch. I have included links...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-350 with Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Kit
  • The brackets that attach to the frame on the Reese installation kit # RP30126 attach to the outside of the frame rails on the truck. Any suspension kit that installs on the outside of the frame rails as well cannot be used. On Air Lift kit, # AL57396, if you look at the instructions I have linked, you will see that the brackets install on the inside of the frame rails. However, you must look closely at the instructions and compare them to the brackets on your truck to determine if there...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter Springs For 2015 Ford F-250 4WD Also Fit 2015 Ford F-350 4WD
  • If the F-250 4 Wheel Drive is a 2015, we do list the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57396, as well as the 5000 Ultimate # AL88396, as a fit for both the 2015 F-250 Super Duty 4WD and 2015 F-350 Super Duty 4WD. Length of the truck bed doesn't come into play when fitting the Air Lift LoadLifter springs. If the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 springs your previously purchased were not for a 2015 Ford F-250, you can let me know either the year vehicle you bought them for or the part number for...
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