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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Item # AL57131
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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. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57131 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57131

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

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.


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 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 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: 20 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 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 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 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.



57131 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57131

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (949 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.

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Ford

I ordered this kit as an experiment for steading out the front to rear rocking that my van had. The regular van frame work did require drilling a hole in the frame that other Ford cab n chassis type vans may have. Either way it has been doing the job I needed it to do. I can keep a small rake on my van with minimal air or push it up a bit when my rear load gets a bit larger. I’m happy with this little experiment!!



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Works well



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Phil

8/26/2023

Fantastic, easy to install, great step by step installation instructions. Quality and value.



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Air Lift air springs are good and dependable, use them for the last 25 years on three pick-ups always worked great. My complaint would be against the lousy packaging which came with two or three holes and all messed up, luckily all that was missing was one washer.



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just getting done putting my 5000 Justable air springs put them on about three hours I didn’t have any left I did them on the ground so that’s not too bad I’m gonna be sending some pictures along with us so thanks very much and I hope they work



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I installed these air lift bags in a day. It was a lot longer than I thought, but it was in the middle of winter in an unheated shop and only basic hand tools. No hoist, so there were a lot of up and down trips with a creeper. Very good installation manual which made the process easy. Very happy with the purchase.



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I installed these on a 2004 Ram 2500. I have towed an 11k fifth wheel approximately 10,000 miles with them and couldn’t be happier. The hardest part was figuring out where to put the airlines. I decided to run them through the existing frame holes and drill out the top license plate screws to give them a stealthy look with easy access to fill. Install didn’t take more than 2 hours with air tools.



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Installed thes a year ago. I use them to pull my 35 foot fifth wheel camper. They are fantastic I recently added the wireless remote air compressor kit. I really love that!



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First, looking at the website was pretty easy to navigate. Ordered product and confirmed delivery email sent that evening. Received two days later. Box a little damaged, but that was on FEDEX. However everything inside in tact and instructions were simple to follow.

The product, I wish I would have gotten these years ago. Makes the unloaded ride much better and not so “horse bucking” that I was used to. I usually loaded the back with 150 lbs of sand. No longer, rides smooth. Haven’t had a loaded test yet but looking forward to it.



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The air bags fit perfectly and the directions were easy to follow. I am genuinely impressed with the customer service. I called with a concern for the shipping, and had great assistance from the representatives I spoke with. Well done, and thank you.



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Excellent. Air Bag kit came in 2 days. Installed today on a 2022 Ford F150 Platinum 4X4 with rear axle mounted headlight leveling arm. Installed in a couple hours. Looks great and works excellent!



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Air Lift Loadmaster kit was fairly easy to install and definitely made a difference! It did take roughly 4-5 hours by myself but that includes prep, ABS and emergency brake relocation, Schrader valve installation and leak check. My only advice would be to give tech tips like a 10mm deepwell socket to remove the jounce bumper on late model Chevrolets/GMC's. I spent 30 minutes trying to figure that one out alone! So far I'm really impressed with the outcome! Thanks!



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It seems like the design was not re-engineered for the current (2023) model ford f150. The directions for brackets for brake lines and wire harness are not the same as in the instructions. Also the I bolt on the drivers side does not clear the brake line. I had to disconnect the brake line all along the groans to make it fit. Now the brake lines are not mounted the way they’re supposed to be. I hope I don’t have a problem with that.



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The load lifter installation went fairly easy. Using an oscillating cutter worked well for cutting the bracket on the driver's side. I would recommend watching the video so you can relate with the instructions. The load lifter itself is working as advertised. My trailer pulls much better now.



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This is my second truck I've installed the airlift system on. The installation went smooth, just like before; after watching the installation video it took maybe a couple hours. I had them aired up and hitched the truck to the fifth wheel, and it made a big difference with leveling the hitch load. I'm very pleased with them.



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This whole system was a Rube Goldberg special, engineered and installed by myself (a retired old DIY geezer). Use it for load assist when I put our Cab-over camper(3000#) on or haul any other heavy load. The Air Bags do the job and the installation instructions were pretty good (better than most). My only complaint is that the system doesn't hold the pressure over night. That is probably a feature of the plumbing and fittings; could be the ones on the top of the bags or another back up the line to the tank & compressor.
Overall I'm pleased with your product and service and that's why when I'm in need I deal with Etrailer.



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Kit is well designed... However; Its a Premium priced kit with cheap hardware, steel nuts and bolts used instead of stainless - they will rust quickly, air fittings are cheap and air hose is obviously the cheapest they could find - very inconsistent in diameter and doesn't seal well in the fittings.



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Pulling a fifth wheel RV trailer, and a gooseneck trailer on the farm, the airlift bags, along with the onboard compressor has made pulling either trailer safer due to the leveling ability this kit allows.
Customer service from etrailer was great with making sure I received the exact kit for my truck.
Five stars for sure!



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Ordering went well, ask question to them and answer right away. Install LoadLifter 5000 Al57341 on 2024 Chevy 2500 DBL cab and it went very good.Put the air stems in fuel door. I have not used them yet, but will be soon. Install 2/8/24



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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!!



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Arrived on time. Installation was step by step per instructions. After installing passenger side in 75 minutes driver side was 20 minutes.
Results were as I hoped. Before the bags rear of truck dropped 2 1/2”. After installation (15psi) back of truck sagged Les than an inch.

Worth the investment.



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fits perfect on my 2022 Ram 3500 SRW trk. Very easy to install and directions was easy and clear on what need to be done.



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The installation went smoothly. The only modification I have to make was in the upper mounting bracket. As seen in the photo, I had to relieve the inner edge to clear a motor mount bolt. This did not affect the integrity of the bracket. Had to remove the rubber jounce block on each side, this was not so easy as this is a 1994 Pace Arrow, so the bolts had been rusting for 28 years!! I am checking not for a small air leak but looks like this installation will be successful.



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I received these Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 springs just a few days after ordering and all parts were in the box. The instructions were good but the etrailer videos were even better, especially regarding the two bolts being installed on the bottom plate. The instructions were lacking there. I particularly liked the videos of the 2012 pewter colored F 150 and the 2013 silver F 150. Both were 4x4's like my 2014 and had the same suspension.( 2009-2014 are the same). I chose to use two air valves (instead of a T) and placed them on each side of the license plate to distinguish right side from left side and compensate for any potential uneven loads. I have a 34 gallon gas tank mounted on the left side of the frame, so that's a lot of weight when full. One of the videos demonstrates grinding an OE fastener bolt near the axle to gain clearance. We just backed off the bracket then refastened after the install. We thought about running the air lines through rubber hoses for extra protection but we didn't do it this time. I see the premium kits you sell use a braided air line. Nice option but mine was the basic 5000. I was concerned that when the truck is on a hoist lifted under the frame, not the wheels, that the air bags would droop too much with the weight of the axle and perhaps get damaged, but we tried it after airing up the bags, and all seems okay. To remedy that one could always use wheel supported hoists that you drive onto or support the axle with axle jacks. Maybe good to always keep some air in the bags too. I did note that the rear of the truck will rise when air is added in an empty or unloaded truck. About an inch with 20# psi and more lift with more air. Since I have a front level of 1.5 inches over the front struts a little lift in the rear is fine and actually cuts the wind a bit better on the highway. With 20# of PSI empty load the ride is just a bit stiffer or jouncier but I like it. I'm sure there will be less sway with a load. I've yet to pull a trailer or add much weight to the bed but I will at some point and I like the idea I will always have a level stance with air adjustments. I don't like it when a truck points up to the stars! I've been buying from etrailer for many years now and am always happy with the products and service. I like the price match feature and the installation videos are great! Thanks! Happy trails everyone!


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    There are two Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs for a 2006 Ford E450, part # AL88242 or part # AL57131 for cab and chassis models used on motorhomes. The air bags will help provide support for towing or hauling heavy loads. They will decrease the bouncy feeling and can even improve ride quality.
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