FITS 1989 Ford Van
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

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

Item # AL88138

lowest price pledge

Retail:$530.03

Our Price: $353.66

You Save: $176.37
Vehicle Suspension
Confirmed to Fit
1989 Ford Van

E-250

E-350

Will this fit?

To see if this custom-fit item will work for you please tell us what vehicle you'll use it with.

This item qualifies for Free Shipping

Shipping Weight: 19 lbs

Quantity: 
In Stock, Ships Today
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle Air Springs AL88138
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.
Please enter a valid email address.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

pop out icon replay 360 icon
horizontal rotate icon

Product Images


  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
1989 Ford Van vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Product reviews from other Van owners. Expert vehicle suspension advice with thousands of helpful questions and answers. Guaranteed lowest price and fastest shipping.


  • All Info
  • Reviews (74)
  • Q & A (7)
  • Videos (2)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

1989 Ford Van - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.


Features:

  • Hybrid spring system combines the adjustability of air springs with the reliability of jounce-style springs
  • Air bags reduce the strain on your rear suspension, increase safety, and compensate for uneven loads
    • Level your Ford Van front to back and help maintain safe headlight aim
    • Adjust independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
    • Improve steering and braking performance
  • Jounce spring inside each air spring helps to improve ride comfort, reduce sway, and help with cornering
    • Engages at lower air pressures to better absorb road shock and minimize bottoming out
    • Provides support progressively - the more you load the springs, the stiffer they become
    • Lets you temporarily carry a load with zero air pressure in your springs
  • Quality construction for long-lasting spring life
    • 2-Ply, fabric-reinforced rubber air springs are durable
    • Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates protect air springs from damage, extending the life of the suspension system
    • High-strength Zytel nylon endcaps are lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
    • Urethane internal jounces require no maintenance and work well in hot or cold temperatures
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs will not increase your Ford Van'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


Get the Best of Both Springs

The air springs and jounce springs in this system work together to give you the best ride whether your truck is loaded or unloaded. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal urethane foam jounces that protect the air springs and provide added ride comfort when your air pressure is low. The jounces also allow you to temporarily carry a load if the air springs lose air pressure. This gives your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial 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 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 Ford Van) and distribute the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your factory suspension is significantly reduced. LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated equally for front-to-back leveling or independently of one another for side-to-side leveling.


The air springs are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends where the bag is enclosed with steel caps. These caps can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. But the endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air.


Roll plates on Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring

The air bags also have Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which protect the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your Ford Van that might puncture the air bags. The plates also provide a larger surface area for each spring to roll on. The extra surface area gives you a higher spring rate at a lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.


Built-In Jounce Springs Add Control and Comfort

Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring with jounce spring inside

The closed-cell urethane jounce spring inside each air spring gives you a more stable, comfortable ride. Each jounce acts as an overload spring and engages when your current air pressure level isn't enough to support your load. So on a rough road, the springs will kick in if needed to absorb bumps and shocks and help you to avoid bottoming out. When the jounces support a load, they adjust progressively - the more weight you pile on, the stiffer they become. The urethane material engages more smoothly than rubber jounces so you get a less jerky ride.


Because these jounces are taller than your factory jounce bumpers, they engage sooner than your factory jounces would to provide better support. And if the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have insufficient or zero air pressure, the internal jounces will help to temporarily support your suspension and protect it from damage until you can repair or adjust the air spring system.


Easy Installation

This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump in air through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the manual inflation valves (1 for each spring). These are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere that is easily accessible. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately) that allows you to monitor and adjust the springs from the cab of your truck.


Lifetime Warranty

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



88138 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle



AL88138 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL88138 Installation instructions

California residents: click here

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


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




Video Transcript for Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - AL88138 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 ultimate air helper springs with the internal jounce bumpers for rear axle. Now, this is a custom fit part. This does fit many years of the Ford Econoline 250 and E350 vans and the class C motor homes. What I would recommend to do on a custom fit part is go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.Now, this is a hybrid spring system will combine the adjustability of air springs with the reliability of a jounce style spring. The air springs will reduce the strain on your rear suspension, increase safety and compensate for uneven loads. You're able to level your vehicle front to back and help maintain safe head lighting and they do adjust independently side to side, leveling for off center loads.

They also improve steering and braking performance.Now on the inside of this air spring is a jounce spring, which helps to improve your ride comfort, reduce sway and help with cornering. The jounce spring will engage at lower air pressures to better absorb road shock and minimize bottoming out. Does provide support progressively, meaning the more you load the springs, the stiffer they become. It'll let you temporarily carry a load with zero air pressure in your springs.These are a quality construction for a nice, long lasting spring life. The springs are a two ply fabric reinforced rubber air spring, which are very durable.

The end caps on them are a high strength zytel 00:01:20 nylon, which are lighter, stronger, more corrosion resistant than steel. On the inside, the jounce springs are a urethane internal jounce springs, which require no maintenance and they work well in hot or cold temps.Now, these are designed for heavy duty applications such as a three quarter ton, one ton truck or van, motor homes and commercial trucks. Does come with everything laid out here on the table. The mounting brackets and hardware all included for installation. In this bag, they'll give you the air line and the manual inflation valves, and the manual vales are typically mounted on your bumper for easy access.Now, you can add a compressor system with end cap gauges.

We do sell those items separately on our website. Those can be added to monitor and automatically adjust your air pressure. This kit is made in the USA.A few specs on it. The load leveling capacity is up to 5000 pounds. Now, these springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity, so you do not want to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.

The air springs have an adjustable air pressure from five PSI up to 100 PSI.But that should do it for the review on the Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 ultimate air helper springs with the internal jounce bumpers for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle - AL88138

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (74 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.

- AL88138

by:

2016 Ford E-Series Cutaway


Great to deal with! 515628



- AL88138

by:


The air suspension bolted into place with no issues ... perfect fit. The hardware for the air pump and gauge was complete. Had the job done in a day. 400639



- AL88395

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 is doing the job I had hoped for and doing what the data listed for them said. I know the installation time shown by the "professionals" was said to be about 4 hours, but when you are 70+ years old and retired, I took more like 12 hours and enjoyed a lot of laying down during the installation. Which I did by myself. I would recommend these air lifts to anyone that wants to improve the "Ford Tough" ride and lift the rear to support any load, in my case, a 5th wheel trailer. 467900


Comments

After about a year the Air Lifts are doing just great! The 5th wheel trailer that loads the rear axle now rides level and is exactly why I purchased the Air Lifts. Easy to add or reduce air pressure as needed. Thanks for asking.

Art S - 01/17/2019

48648

- AL88284

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Easy install on Ford F-150 and works gr eat. 511047



- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installed load lifter 5000 plus with the smart air 2 single path on a 2015 F250. I pull a 30’ travel trailer with a GVRW of ~10k and looking for a product to work with my weight distribution hitch to keep the truck level. Good product all the necessary fittings are in package, install was not difficult. Took me a bit to figure out the magnet placement for the auto leveling, but a call to customer service helped me figure out what I was doing wrong. The staff is very helpful and helped with original order and troubleshooting. Only issue I had was the clamps for the heat shield were to small. 574940



- AL88275

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent service,it got here so fast i haven't had time to install it yet..The product look good, well made.Thank you etrailer and airlift. 154844



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Work perfect! I installed these on my 2014 tundra to help with hauling a 30’ enclosed trailer when we were moving. Trailer weighed basically my max tow rating for my truck (10500lbs) and with these bags the truck sat perfectly level and towed like a dream! Well the supercharger also helped. 521145



- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I haven't indralled them yet. However I received the bags on time and in great condition. I'll follow up when I install them. 208536



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


This product is awesome. It only took me about two hours to put it on my Ram 2500 using standard hand tools. I paired it with the WirelessOne compressor system and it’s perfect. It eliminated my trailer squat and actually makes my truck ride better even without the trailer. If you’ve got a Ram that needs a little bit more suspension, look no further! 541542



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


been towing for 15 years and owned a 41' 5'er for the past 2. All i can say is WOW!!!! such a difference in towing!!!!!! i also installed the in cab compressor controller as well so that i could monitor the air pressure in the bags(buy more air hose for compressor kit, what's included was not quite enough). Installation was a lil time consuming as i had broken a socket and rounded out one bolt(my fault). I personally found it easier to watch vids for the install vs using the manuals but that's jus me. Quick ship by etrailer and product has exceeded my expectations!!! highly recommend this product for anyone towing regardless of trailer type. 528335



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Package was delivered in excellent shape and I will be excited to install in the next couple of days. 566614



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags worked perfect, made the ride a lot smoother, even got better fuel mileage, drove eleven hundred miles on our first trip with the air bags and wireless controls, I wished I had done it sooner, it worked flawlessly, barely heard the air compressor run at all, very pleased with my air bags 435169



- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Good day gents, I recently purchased the load lifter 5k. So far this is a fantastic product. They are rugged and heavy duty. everything bolts up nice and tight. I separated my instillation by two days; left side one day and right side the next it was a comfortable and less stressful pace. The instructions were a little difficult to follow but they include several schematics to refer to. I haven't experienced any leaks so far and they are holding pressure. There is an aftermarket super glide 5th wheel hitch in my truck so I did have to use a 1/2" drill to reveal the holes in my frame. Also if you have a hitch like mine or any aftermarket hitch you might need a longer 8x55 mm bolt for the left side that you won't find out until later....yea. I pull a 14k fifth wheel with my F250 and it works out great. Thanks again for an excellent solution. 200336



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install, easy to understand instructions. good fit and finish. I pull a 12K 5th wheel toy hauler and like my rig to stay level even when loaded. I've used Air lift on two of my trucks and upgraded this time to the bags with internal jounce bumpers because it seemed like a good idea. I just got back from a 240 mile trip and they worked perfectly. Makes a big difference when the road drops out and the 5th wheel comes down hard. No bottoming out and no bounce back. 232705


Comments

still working great!

JoeBob Z - 11/28/2016

21937

- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The staff at etrailer was great. They verified that this product would fit my application even though there is a fifth wheel rail bracket involved. Also I ordered multiple products and one of the products was delayed. The offered to split the order so I could receive the air bags sooner, which I needed because I have an appointment to have them installed 425153



- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Watched the video, took about an hour to do the installation myself. I added this product to level out truck when hauling my fifth wheel camper. Overall great craftsmanship on this product, easy installation. I just couldn’t drill holes in my new bumper for the valve stems, so I add a piece of aluminum angle iron, drilled two 5/16 holes and added two self tapping screws to the hitch, turned out well. 541624



- AL88284

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Product just as described. Very good installation videos. Etrailer has the best customer service on the net. Excellent product selection. Very fast shipping. Price matching. They actually answer e-mail inquires in a timely manner. When you call you get a real person who knows what's going on. Doesn't get any better. 212377



- AL88268

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Just got the airbags and wireless controller, will put them on the truck within the next couple of weeks. Will need to do a follow up product review after installation. 484508



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I compared this product with the Firestone offering for my vehicle and chose AirLift for several reasons: 1- The internal jounce bumpers. I liked the idea of being able to run with little to no air pressure. I also thought this necessary because I needed eliminate the factory bump-stops to install. 2- This product was made in Lansing, MI. I like supporting local industry. 3- I liked the fact that the load from the spring transferred directly into the frame of the truck vs. the offset brackets that came with the Firestone product. I am impressed with and disappointed with this product. We will start with my likes: - The bags do carry the load. I can level the truck regardless of what is in the back or on the trailer hitch. - The towing experience is much better with the bags in the back. The rear springs on the Tundra (probably true of most half ton trucks) for 900# of tongue weight even with weight distribution. The bags eliminated the extreme up/down bounce that come with very stiff weight distribution bars. - The kit is very well engineered and the installation went very well. - Airbags are an excellent compliment to a good WD hitch. My dislikes: - The internal jounce bumpers are awful. IMO they engage way too early. With no pressure in the bags they might as well be steel blocks. The truck crashes into them after only 1.5" of travel (railroad crossings, speed bumps, and undulations in the road. With 5-10 psi in the bags this is better but the stock ride of the truck is gone. It now feels more like a ¾ ton truck in the back (smoother because you are riding on air but there is very little suspension motion). - An airbag acts as a spring when the suspension compresses but it also acts like a spring when the suspension extends. The down travel of the rear suspension is limited. You notice this when you drive through a dip in the road at speed. Not only do I have limited down travel but when the tuck unloads the back of truck runs out of up travel way before the front. I am not sure what the future hold. I love the bags while towing my travel trailer and hate the bags when unloaded. I think that the best option would be a SumoSpring. I did not go this route because most people say that they engage to abruptly and wreck the ride. Well, so do these Airbags. At least with a SumoSpring I would keep the down travel of the suspension. I am considering purchasing a set for evaluation. AirLift offers an unconditional 60 day return policy. However 60 days did not prove to be enough time to really evaluate this product. Right away I noticed the problems with the ride of the truck. I played with air pressure etc. At 90 days I knew what I really didn't like. I wrote AirLift an e-mail but did not receive a response. Would I buy again? Maybe. It is a love/hate relationship. 427052


Comments

I have removed the airbags from my vehicle and replaced them with a set of SumoSprings. I am much happier with the SumoSprings.

Mike V - 08/31/2018

43044

- AL88289

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Install was easy! Fit right up now drilling. keep in mind that if you live in a cold environment, you may need air brake anti-freeze in the bags, I didn't catch this until after installation and it was a bit tougher to do after the fact. The directions to add the anti-freeze was actually in the Wireless Air Compressor instructions. All this went on my 2016 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 6' 4" bed. Overall, I am very pleased! 469528



- AL88200

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installed the AL88200 last year on my 2014 F-150 and its made a major difference in the ride quality while towing! Doesn't matter if i am towing an enclosed trailer with the ATV's or my Fifth wheel camper, the springs allow me to set the level just right and confidently tow over the bumps of the road. Thanks etrailer for getting this product to me so quickly and install was a snap. 486834



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installing this was easy if you follow the instructions and look at video installation as reference. I took my time about 4 hours from start to finish. Ready to help with towing our 30' Coleman travel trailer with our Toyota Tundra to the grand canyon this summer. 524512



- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Just finished installing and the one issue was the lower bracket.I believe it could be installed either way,there is a cutout and that part was not easily shown in the pictures. But I got it. Took me about an hour and a half each side.removing the brake cables took the longest because of that and not much room and I didn't have a 13 mms open end wrench. The first thing you must do is remove jounce bumper. They say pry it out with 2 screwdrivers. After 15minutes of prying i have up and got a large (4 inch) channel lock pump pliers and gave it a twist . Out in seconds. Works so much better and no skun knuckles. Looking forward to use ing it soon on my truck camper. It was bottom ing the bounce bumper all the time. 524124



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Just wanted to send you a few pics of the installed bags... They were very easy to install, and you can absolutely feel the difference in the ride... Thank you very much... 299476



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I put these Air Helper Springs on a 2013 Ram 2500. Installation of the air bags took a little over two hours and was easy following the instructions. No drilling was requited. Just make sure you do not forget to complete a leak check and make sure to cut the airlines with a very sharp cutter. I purchased the Helper Springs to assist the truck springs and reduce sag when pulling our 17,000 Lb fifth wheel toy hauler with a 3,700 Lb tongue weight. I chose this part number because of the jounce bumper since they would prevent the springs from totally collapsing should total air loss occur. They do the job reducing the sag and increasing vehicle stability. Shout out to etrailer.com for excellent products at reasonable prices. 403133



- AL88105

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Took me 5 hours, working by myself, but I'm 70 years old and it sure takes me longer to get under the van, work, and then get out. Did the drivers side first. Much harder than the passenger side. Had to move the brake line a little. Had to loosen up he exhaust system part of the way to be able to drill into the side of the frame. The passenger side took 1/3 as long. Good quality parts. 241911


Comments

Still working well.

Jerry R - 03/27/2017

22975

- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Great product and having the videos helped the instillation go a lot faster! 444388



- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The product took a little bit to install, but once it was in it worked as expected. Originally I didn't buy a pump and found it was to much of a hassle to always try and get the air just right when wanting to tow as I needed my 5th wheel hitched up first. So I finally installed the compressor that I can control with the remote and this has made a big impact. The air bags help take out some of the bucking I was getting and it also helps level out the backend of the truck. It takes some time to get the right air pressure to your liking, but once you know the number, you can just set it each time. 255680



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installation took about 2 1/2 hrs. on my 2017 Tundra. I thought the instructions were very accurate and easy to follow. I did notice there was no torque spec. for the 3/8 bolts that attached the bottom plate and bowl to the air bag. Other then that everything was straight forward. I'm an old school tech. so I just used a standard USS thread torque chart. I installed these air bags to help stabilize the load when pulling my 32 ft travel trailer. Will be putting them to the test in a couple of weeks on a rather long trip. As for now........5 stars for the installation and etrailers support. 505735


Comments

Lawrence, thank you for your review. The torque spec of the 3/*8 bolt is listed at the bottom of page 7 of the installation instructions. Since these figures are subject to change I cant list them here for liability reasons.

-- Heather A - 05/10/2018

38374

- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 installed on a 2016 F350, pulling a Momentum 328M. While it was not the cure all for ride quality that some claim, there was an improvement in ride quality, especially at bridge joints and rail road tracks and my headlights are now back on the road when towing the RV. Shipping was prompt and all parts needed were included with the kit. Installation was simple (watching the video helped a lot), getting the rear of the truck elevated (I drove mine up on a set of ramps) and removing the spare tire simplified the process as it allowed me to sit under the truck. I had one leak at the fitting where the air hose screws into the air spring, it was repaired by removing the fitting, applying teflon tape, and reinstalling. I am satisfied with the product and would recommend to anyone considering adding air springs. 402956



- AL88204

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Product was just ok the fit was really not that great. one side always seems to leak down, I have checked and rechecked everything but no luck stopping leak. With air in the system it can be hard to get under most trailers as the trailer jacks don't run up high enough so you are always taking air out and adding air back. For my application I am running the min amount of air and having these problems would have expected it at the higher pressures but not at these low numbers. 384418



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


This product is outstanding! I took just a little over 2 hours to install in my driveway using 2 x jack stands and a floor jack. Parts fit perfect and the instructions are clear and very well informed. It took less time to install the bags than it did to find line routes to steer clear of the exhaust and moving parts. I routed the lines to the license plate for discretion, making it easy and clean to adjust the ride height. I recommend this to anyone that tows. 496354



- AL88268

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


When I submitted my order, the confirmation email indicated the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate were not in stock. Since I needed these installed before my next trip I contacted customer support. Katie who answered my call quickly rechecked the stock level, then placed me on hold while she called the supplier and arranged a drop shipment. This level of dedicated customer support will keep me coming back to etrailer. After my order was on the way I found the LoadLifer slightly cheaper. Submitted a price challenge and was quickly refunded the difference as advertised. 264272



- AL88289

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Etrailer did an excellent job through the ordering process and delivery. The air bags are working great. We tow a number of different trailers including 5th wheel campers and they level out the different loads nicely. The reason I gave a 4 instead of 5 is that I installed Firestone air bags on our old Ram 2500 some years ago. The directions were much easier to follow than these Load Lifter bags. 605270



- AL88211

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I'm extremely pleased with this product. It was pretty easy to install them, took me 3hrs. And they delivered right as expected. Thank you e trailer, i will be buying from you again. 604565



- AL88203

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I ORDERED SOME AIR RIDE SUSPENSION KITS FOR MY FOOD TRUCK. I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE THEM INSTALLED YET BUT I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ABOUT HOW FAST AND KNOWLEDGEABLE CRYSTAL WAS WHEN SHE WAS ASSISTING ME. A GREAT JOB GIRL!!!!! 600656



- AL88393

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


One year later and I am still happy with this product. Using these to level and stop any sway of my F250 Super Duty with my slide in 4,500 pound Lance truck camper. Truck and camper does not sway at all even in extreme side winds traveling through Wyoming. Did a lot of remote camping down back country dirt and gravel roads and the vehicle felt stable and secure on these unimproved roads. Still maintaining the same air pressure in the bags from when I set them before a 2 month camping trip over 8 months ago. I was led to believe they would loose air pressure over time but that is not the case as the vehicle remains level and stable after months of being parked waiting for the next adventure. I even installed them myself which was actually pretty easy especially with all the installation videos etrailer provides. This is a must have for anyone who has a full size camper like my Lance 1030 in the back of their truck. 596128



- AL88370

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air bags work great when the truck is fully loaded but the ride is very brutal when the truck is empty and only 5psig in the bags. The internal bump stops appear to be a little bit to long or stiff. The install was very easy and took less then 2 hours, overall very nice product. 581041



- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I got these air bags on a recommendation. I am getting a fifth wheel trailer and wanted to go down the road with a little security knowing my suspension would handle it. I ordered these and installed them myself. All the parts were there and the instructions were perfect. my biggest decision was where to put the air line. I decided to put them on either side of the license plate. I haven't had a load yet but I am sure they will work fine. 542048



- AL88275

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


2005 2500hd Silverado. Installation took a little longer than expected. Instruction drawings/ figures could be better. The product it's self was well designed with enough adjustment to properly align the air springs over the axle. One small leak at one of the 90 degree elbows, was taken care of in 10 seconds by adjusting the fitting. Overall I liked the design and material quality + I didn't have to drill any holes. I will be installing my new truck camper tomorrow! 539877



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I pull a 31FT travel trailer with a Toyota tundra, the bags leveled the truck to factory height, even with an 8000lbs trailer. Easy install, and great customer service from E tailer. 539519



- AL88338

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


This item was shipped and received on time. The install went fairly well. Since I had a B&W hitch in the truck already I had to drill two 5/16 holes in the frame. I would recommend this item 538891



- AL88396

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Awesome customer service 524405



- AL88395

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Love them, they work perfectly 513392



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


was easy to install 504833



- AL88229

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Well, after a year using my airlift 5000 I am happy to say that this unit is working great. I have towed my trailer with 2 polaris RZRs and fully loaded to Colorado without a problem. Without the airlift my truck would kind of sag but with the airlift , it looks as if the trailer was empty. Very happy with the product and would highly recommend them. The only issue I've had is that one of the tube fitting had come apart, but i have ordered new ones. 494360



- AL88289

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installation was a breeze. Great Product wish I would have purchased the "auto airpump and balance" 492822



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Just got the air bags installed on my 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, product was an excellent fit, and install was very easy, even at 1 a.m. installed this along with AL25490, that install was a little harder, instructions from Air Lift left me a little confused, (could have been lack of sleep) all in all, cannot wait to put a trailer on and see how it all works. 485754



- AL88295

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Product was as advertised. Easy install 479124



- AL88299

by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air bags are perfect! They ride smooth and definitely a plus with air compressor kit. Thanks for all of your help Katrina B.! 477534


61
85
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Air Lift Vehicle Suspension
Do you have a question about this Vehicle Suspension?


  • What Suspension Enhancement Kit for 2016 Ford E-350 Does the Best to Fight Sway
  • Actually the best suspension enhancement we can offer for your 2016 Ford E-350 for curbing sway would be the SuperSprings part # SSA34. Of all the suspension enhancement kits we offer this is the style that fights sway the best. A coworker of mine installed these on his vehicle and he said it made it handle much better and got rid of all of the body roll he once had. This kit is confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and would work well.
    view full answer...

  • Suspension Kit for Class C Motorhome on 1998 Ford E-350 Van Chassis
  • We have a rear-axle helper spring kit you can use on your 1998 E-350-based Class C motorhome to help correct for sag and sway, Timbren's rear jounce spring kit # TFER35092B which fits the 2WD versions. This is a no-drill kit with springs that replace your factory bump stops; a set provides 3600-lb leveling and stabilizing capacity. The instructions are linked to show you what is involved. If you have a 4WD then your option is a rear air bag kit, such as # AL88138 from AirLift and # F2061...
    view full answer...

  • Best Air Helper Suspension Enhancement for a 2016 Ford E-350
  • We do have some heavy duty air springs for the suspension on your 2016 Ford E-350. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88138 fit both the 2WD and 4WD models of your E-350 and will provide excellent support to your current suspension system. These have a lead-leveling capacity of up to 5,000 lbs and feature internal jounce bumpers to improve ride comfort, reduce sway, and help with cornering. Please note that any suspension enhancement is designed to work...
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of a Rear Suspension Helper on a 1998 Ford E350 Class C Motorhome
  • I can help find rear suspension help for the 1998 E350 Class C Motorhome. SuperSprings # SSA34 offers a leaf spring style rear suspension stabilizer for your Motorhome if it is a Dual Wheel application. These springs provide 1,900lbs. of additional load leveling ability. For a similar bag you were looking at with the # SSR-185-40-1, I would suggest the Timbren # TFER35092B. This system will offer a 3,600lbs. capacity and will easily install with no drilling. Firestone # F2061...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Suspension Enchmanets for a 2018 Thor Freedom Elite 22FE Motorhome
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs part # AL88138 which is a fit for your 2018 Thor Freedom Elite 22FE Motorhome on a Ford E-350 chassis mounts inside the leaf spring pack so there is not going to be any tire to frame clearance issues. This kit however will require drilling. For a similar system that does not require drilling I recommend the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-106-47-1.
    view full answer...

  • Air bag Helper Springs for a 1995 Minnie Winnie Winnebago on a Ford Van Chassis
  • The first thing needed is to determine if the chassis is really on a Ford F-350 truck chassis, E-350 van chassis, or Ford F-53 motorhome chassis. The F-53 chassis is for Class A motorhomes so it would not be correct. And there are so few RVs built on the F-350 truck chassis that it likely isn't that either. From what I could find they were built on the E-series van chassis based on the parts catalogs and other information from Winnebago. For that chassis you can use Firestone air bags...
    view full answer...

  • Tips for Finding Leak in Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Air Bag
  • If you spray the air lines with soapy water typically you can see where the air is bubbling and what is causing the leak. Most of the time leaks are at where the air line inserts into a fitting. If the air line wasn't cut perfectly square it will end up leaking. I'd check there first. For a tube cutter we have the part # F9009.
    view full answer...


Do you have a question about this Vehicle Suspension?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:

  • Highest quality vehicle suspension for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate vehicle suspension information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Satisfaction Guarantee
    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Installed by:
Jeff D
Written by:
Tricia G
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Video by:
Joshua S
Updated by:
Adele M
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Updated by:
Mary E
Installed by:
Brent H
Updated by:
Hannah L

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.




^
About Us
photos and videos
1,056,204 Original Photos & Videos

Produced to make sure you know what you are getting and you get exactly what you need.

installations
35,570 Installations Completed

To make sure products work and fit the way they are supposed to.

etrailer call center
2,476,511 Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training
400+ Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service
73 Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts
193,357 Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.