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Differences Between Air Lift Air Bags For a 4WD 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500


I see that there are several Air Lift air bag kits available for my 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It is a 4 wheel drive truck. Can you explain the differences between all the kits available for my truck?


Expert Reply:

First one reason there are so many kits for your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado is due to the Trail Boss coming with a suspension lift right from the factory. So half the available kits can only be used on the Trail Boss trim level.

There are going to be 3 kits that are available. First is the kit I always recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus. These air bags have internal jounce bumpers which help reduce bounce that you may get from the additional load. The bumpers also help to provide additional stability when turning. The kit also includes stainless steel lines which are superior to the nylon air line that is used in other kits. If you ever do any off-roading for me this is a must to reduce the chances of damage to the air lines. All the mounting hardware and roll plates on the air bags is also stainless steel to ensure long service life.

The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate is the next kit. These air bags also have the internal jounce bumpers to reduce bounce and help with stability. It will not have the stainless steel components like the Plus kit.

Finally the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is the basic kit. This will not have the internal jounce bumpers or stainless Steel components.

Trail Boss Trim
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus # AL89388
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate # AL88388
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57388

All Other Trims
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus # AL89288
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate # AL88288
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57288

The Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL58WQ is the system I recommend. This onboard compressor has a smart manifold that will monitor and maintain the air pressure in each air bag automatically when the vehicle is moving. It will ensure that the air pressure stays within 3psi of your setting. You will use your smart phone with the Air Lift app to control the air pressure in the air bags. This means that you do not have to worry about running air lines inside your cab for a monitor or keep track of a separate remote and batteries for it.

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Gregory M

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