Air Lift® - LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ Rear Air Spring Kit

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1997 Dodge Ram
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  • without Fifth Wheel Hitch With 8" Between Tire and Frame
  • Safely run with zero air pressure
  • Requires drilling for installation
  • Never exceed manufacturer’s recommended Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
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    Dodge Ram without Fifth Wheel Hitch With 8" Between Tire and Frame 1997-1999, LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ Rear Air Spring Kit by Air Lift®. With Internal Jounce Bumper. Set of two adjustable secondary air helper springs designed to add up to 5,000 pounds of leveling capacity for vehicles with leaf springs. Spring add ride comfort and restores proper handling and safety to 1-ton pickups, motor homes. Air pressure in the springs can be manually adjusted between 5 and 100 psi. Working with your existing suspension, air springs increase your safety and comfort when towing and hauling heavy loads.


    • Safely run with zero air pressure
    • Requires drilling for installation
    • Never exceed manufacturer’s recommended Gross Vehicle Weight Rating


    Load Capacity: 5000 lbs


    • Both helper air springs add up to 5,000 pounds of leveling capacity per axle
    • Designed for heavier duty applications such as mobile homes, 1-ton pickup trucks, and commercial fleet vehicles
    • Prevents vehicle’s main springs from sagging due to constant load compression
    • Maintains proper ride height
    • Helps reduce bouncing at the rear of vehicle when towing
    • Air springs can be adjusted between 5 – 100 psi manually
    • Eliminates harsh jarring on rough roads
    • Maintenance-free! Safely run with zero air pressure
    • Replaces factory jounce bumper
    • Provides three-stage ride comfort
    • Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty
    • Manufactured in the United States


    • (1) Air line assembly (Part Number 20086)
    • (16) 3/8" Flat washer (Part Number 18444)
    • (16) Nyloc nut (Part Number 18435)
    • (2) 1/2" x 2" HHCS (Part Number 17182)
    • (2) 1/4" Nyloc nut (Part Number 18425)
    • (2) 5/16" Flat washer (Part Number 18501)
    • (2) Bellows (Part Number 58496)
    • (2) Elbow fitting (Part Number 21837)
    • (2) Fenderwell liner spacer (Part Number 20947)
    • (2) Lower bracket (Part Number 03102)
    • (2) Rubber washer (Part Number 21234)
    • (2) Small star washer (Part Number 18411)
    • (2) Upper bracket (Part Number 07475)
    • (2) Valve caps (Part Number 21230)
    • (4) 2" U-bolt (Part Number 10594)
    • (4) 4.5" U-bolt (Part Number 10583)
    • (4) 5/16" Hex nut (Part Number 21233)
    • (4) Roll plate (Part Number 11967)
    • (4) Spacer bar (Part Number 01525)
    • (6) 10/32" Flat washer (Part Number 18419)
    • (6) Tie strap (Part Number 10466)
    • (8) 3/8" Large flat washer (Part Number 18447)
    • (8) 3/8" Lock washer (Part Number 18427)
    • (8) 3/8" x 1.5" Washer head frame bolt (Part Number 17159)
    • (8) 3/8" x 7/8" Hex head cap screw (Part Number 17203)
    • (8) Upper bracket spacer (Part Number 13377)

    LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ works with your vehicle’s leaf springs to provide up to 5,000 lbs. of load leveling capacity and keeps the vehicle riding stable, level and comfortable whether loaded or unloaded. The closed-cell urethane foam jounce bumper inside the air spring provides a cushion of air that absorbs shock, eliminates harsh jarring on rough roads and protects vehicles carrying heavy loads. Never bottom out again with the Ultimate™! LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ air springs are maintenance free! Safely run with zero air pressure because of the internal jounce bumper. Replaces factory jounce bumper that is sometimes removed when adding air springs.

    Air springs are built like a tire and are reinforced by durable 2-ply fabric for maximum strength. Exclusive upper and lower roll plates are included which protect the springs from sharp edges, such as brackets or the frame and help increase load capacity up to 10%.

    The suspension of any pickup, van, or mobile home that’s weighed down by heavy cargo, permanently affixed equipment, or a trailer is compromised because the rear springs are crushed down to a height they cannot recover from. Ride quality is reduced, and the front of your vehicle points upward. A rear end that is weighed down literally lifts weight off your front wheels, reducing the amount of traction you have for steering and reducing grip the tires have on the road when you need it in fast braking. After enough time, weighed-down springs sag permanently and the effect becomes even worse.

    The LoadLifter 5000™ Air Springs kit is Air Lift’s most powerful set of secondary assist air springs for large vehicles with leaf springs that typically transport more weight. Mount this set of air bags between one end of your leaf spring and the vehicle frame on each side, hook up the easy-connect air lines, then inflate manually as needed. Fully pressurized, both helper air springs can raise up to 5,000 pounds back to proper ride height – taking extra stress off leaf springs and ensuring that a stable, comfortable ride returns. Once your vehicle is back up to a level ride height, you’ll notice headlights and bright lights now stay at the correct aim – illuminating the road ahead instead of tree tops in the distance. Air Lift proudly produces the LoadLifter 5000™ Air Springs kit in the United States, and backs all components with a limited lifetime warranty against failure due to manufacturing defects.

    Founded in 1949 in Lansing, Michigan, Air Lift® pioneered the first rubber air bladder that fit inside coil springs to give pickups and other transport vehicles greater load-leveling and ride-stabilizing abilities. These found wide acceptance on commercial vehicles and were soon adopted throughout NASCAR and other professional stock car racing series after assisting many drivers to achieve victorious finishes. Over the decades, Air Lift has continued to pioneer innovative developments with air spring helpers and stand-alone air springs for mobile homes, ambulances, and heavy trucks. During the 1990s, the company was on the cutting edge – developing high-performance air springs and complete air suspension systems that allowed extreme lowering, stunts, and higher levels of handling during aggressive driving. Today, Air Lift is ISO 9001:2008 certified for best business practices, manufacturing, and customer satisfaction and their range of high-quality products is widely respected throughout the industry.

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    Lifetime Warranty

    Standard limited lifetime air spring warranty— no mileage restriction! Air Lift Company warrants that Air Lift 1000, RideControl, LoadLifter 5000, LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE and AirCell air springs systems will be free from defects in workmanship or materials for the lifetime of the vehicle of original installation. This does not include installation or other service charges for replacement.

    2-Year Compressor System Warranty

    Air Lift Company warrants that Wireless AIR, WirelessONE, SmartAir, QuickShot, and all LoadController on-board air compressor systems will be free from defects in workmanship or materials for two years on the vehicle of original installation. This does not include installation or other service charges for replacement.

    The Fine Print

    Air Lift Company warrants its products, for the time periods listed below, to the original retail purchaser against manufacturing defects when used on catalog-listed applications on cars, vans, light trucks and motorhomes under normal operating conditions for as long as Air Lift manufactures the product. The warranty does not apply to products that have been improperly applied, improperly installed, used in racing or off-road applications, used for commercial purposes, or which have not been maintained in accordance with installation instructions furnished with all products. The consumer will be responsible for removing (labor charges) the defective product from the vehicle and returning it, transportation costs prepaid, to the dealer from which it was purchased or to Air Lift Company for verification.

    Product failures resulting from abnormal use or misuse are excluded from this warranty. The loss of use of the product, loss of time, inconvenience, commercial loss or consequential damages is not covered. The consumer is responsible for installation/reinstallation (labor charges) of the product. Air Lift Company reserves the right to change the design of any product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that may vary from state-to-state. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. There are no warranties, expressed or implied including any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness, which extend beyond this warranty period. There are no warranties that extend beyond the description on the face hereof. Seller disclaims the implied warranty of merchantability. (Dated proof of purchase required.)

    Suspension Kits

    • Air Lift 1000 – Lifetime Limited
    • RideControl – Lifetime Limited
    • LoadLifter 5000* – Lifetime Limited
    • LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE – Lifetime Limited
    • SlamAir – Lifetime Limited
    • AirCell – Lifetime Limited
    • LoadLifter 7500 – Lifetime Limited

    * Formerly SuperDuty

    Compressor Systems

    • LoadController/Single – 2-Year Limited
    • LoadController/Dual – 2-Year Limited
    • Load Controller (I) – 2-Year Limited
    • Load Controller (II) – 2-Year Limited
    • SmartAir – 2-Year Limited
    • Wireless AIR – 2-Year Limited
    • WirelessONE – 2-Year Limited
    • AutoPilot V2 - 1-Year
    Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
    Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More



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    Air Lift® - LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ Rear Air Spring Kit
    Air Lift® - LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate™ Rear Air Spring Kit
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    WirelessOne Compressor System
    WirelessOne Compressor System is a great product, easy install, no problems, just what I needed. They went on in about an hour, but of course I have my own shop, but the only tools I needed were a piece of chalk, a center punch a drill/drill bits and a few wrenches and voila! it was done.
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