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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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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. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57288 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57288

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

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your 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: 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 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.



57288 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57288

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (622 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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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Arrived quickly. Instructions were good. After supporting frame and suspension I removed the tires for easier installation. It really worked to smooth out the ride and level the truck with the trailer hitched up.


Comments
The air bags have helped smooth out the ride while pulling our 5th wheel camper. They have performed very well.
Arlyn - 08/16/2022


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I first purchased the Air Lift LoadLifter in an attempt to help reduce trailer sway and handling of my truck when towing my travel trailer. The far exceeded my expectations. Having the ability to get both my truck and my trailer completely level has made an enormous difference in towing. These air bags are not designed to reduce trailer sway, but being able to tow with everything level and having anti-sway mechanism is the perfect pair. I only wished I had found them earlier and there would be been several less "white knuckle" driving experiences.




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Product worked very well once I was able to designate compressor and tank mounting locations. The mount bracket I used from Air Lift did not work for my tank positioning.I had to makeshift and install it in the bed. Actually worked out for the best because the finished install is secure in the bed with a power retractable bed cover. A year later with no issues and the unit still looks as new and not grimy like it would be if under the truck. I've had friends ask me to do installs now.




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Purchased the air bags just to provide a little help with ride while towing our travel trailer. Our travel trailer is 6900 GVW with a tongue weight around 650. Just by adding about 20-25 psi the bags did the trick and our 1/2 ton p/u rides much better when traveling over backroads. Did the installation myself and it was easy.




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Fast shipping and excellent product.




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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Quick delivery. Great product. Easy to install. Works great. Thx.




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was pretty simple to install watched a tube video along with the instruction booklet. 1 thing when you go to put the u bolts on and tighten up to the frame make sure that the bracket is sitting on the outside of the two tabs or else you will have issues down the road with the bracket loosening up. bracket must be sitting flush on frame




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Delivery was on time but I haven't had a chance to install them yet.




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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I purchase a set of airbag helper spring along with a set of longview mirrors to assist with towing. Both parts arrived on time with no problems. I'm looking forward to take a trip to test these new accessories. Everything installed as advertised and performs better than expected.




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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Good product went on and fit as shown in video. The video was a nice feature just wish it would have had split loom for over the airline and a 1/4 tee for single shrader value use




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I got them installed will be pulling the trailer this weekend should work great will let you know they look great.




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It does what I wanted it to do




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The air lift helps me level my truck very well when I loaded it down. They help with the night driving so I don’t get flashed with high beams all the time. Thanks so much




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So easy to install! Great instruction for installation too. Found a you tube video for my exact application too, which really helps also

https://youtu.be/ELqDoV_eZOQ




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Great job.packaged received u guys r the best.




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The air bags came quickly and instruction were great took me 3hours and done works great




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Your customer service is great




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Very quick delivery




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First, very good




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Easy to install,great for towing




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