Air Lift Air Spring Kit RideControl 2WD/4WD F-150 2015-2018
- 2000 Lbs. Of Leveling Support
- Improves Braking And Steering
- Decreases Sway & "Porpoising"
- Improves Aim Of Headlights
Air Lift RideControl Air Spring Kit for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 F-150s Equipped with 2WD or 4WD.
Make sure you get the best out of the towing and hauling performance of your 2015-2018 F-150 by ensuring a safe, sufficient and convenient output with this RideControl Air Spring Kit from Air Lift. This assembly will provide up to 2000 pounds of leveling capacity that will significantly improve the support for your truck's suspension.
RideControl Air Spring Kit Features & Benefits:
- Pair of Adjustable Air Springs
- Helps make for a Safer & Comfortable Tow & Haul
- Provides up to 2000 Pounds of Leveling Support
- Limits Sway, Bottom Out and Squat
- Improves Brake and Steering Performance
- Mounts Between Leaf Spring & Frame
- Includes Brackets, Air Lines Schrader Valve and Hardware
- Works with Existing Suspension Assembly
- Fits all 2015-2018 F-150 Body Styles
This Air Lift (59570) kit includes a pair of adjustable air springs, brackets, air lines, Schrader valve and all of the necessary hardware that you'll need. The springs are fully adjustable from 5 to 100 PSI, providing even weight distribution and tire wear. This will help make for a more comfortable ride and safer tow. The kit is designed to work with your existing suspension assembly on any 2015-2018 F-150 body style.
This kit provides up to 2000 pounds of leveling support, helping your truck eliminate any sway, bottoming out or squatting. Your F-150 will also see a nice boost in its brake and steering performance. The air springs easily fit between the leaf spring and your pickup's frame for a significant improvement.
Warning: Never exceed manufacturer's recommended Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
Vehicle Fitment Note: This suspension kit will NOT fit 2017-2018 F-150 Raptors.
Air Lift has focused solely on designing, engineering and manufacturing the best suspension products since 1949. Because all of our attention is focused on suspension products, you can be sure your family and cargo¹s safety is top priority. CJ Pony Parts is proud to provide a variety of items from Air Lift that you can check out at any time.
Go ahead and order this complete Air Lift (59570) RideControl Air Spring Kit for your 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 F-150 with 2WD or 4WD from CJ Pony Parts today!
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Intermediate skill is required for this installation.
Our 2018 F-150 has a bit of a squat with just the weight from the spare tire that's in the bed of the truck and it squats even more when we hook up a trailer. So today we're gonna fix that installing this Air Lift air spring kit.
This is Air Lift's ride control air spring kit, which is designed to fit your 2015 to 18 two wheel drive and four wheel drive F-150. It comes with a pair of adjustable air springs that secure to your truck's spring and leaf springs with heavy duty steel brackets and the provided hardware. They can support up to 2,000 pounds to make your truck more level and stable and safer while towing. For information and pricing on this air spring kit, click the link in the description.
Tools you'll need for this installation: A lift or a jack and jack stands, 13mm socket, 14mm socket, 17mm socket, an extension, 3/8" ratchet, 19mm socket, 1/2" ratchet, a Torx wrench, 1/2" wrench, 19mm wrench, a pair of cutters, an adjustable wrench, some sort of cutting tool like a die grinder and safety glasses.
Okay, we're going to start off this install by assembling the air spring. Grab your fitting and thread it into the top of the air spring. Get it hand tight and then you're going to do a turn and a half with a wrench. That's it. Do the same thing to the other spring. Then you can bolt the spring to the bottom bracket with the provided bolt. Get the bolt tightened by hand, but you don't need to fully torque this just yet. Do the same thing to the other bracket. Yeah, I just got a little bit more dirt to clean out before we can move on with installing these air bags. Just a little bit more. Trying to make it look presentable. I think when you get this much dirt off of just one corner of the truck, that means you had a pretty good time.
We just got done cleaning up a bunch of the mud to try to make this a cleaner install for you guys. Now the first thing we're going to do to the truck is remove this bump stop right here with a 13mm socket. With the bump stop removed you can see how there's a lip right here on the outside of the bump stop. You need to grind this down to make it nice and flush, so it fits with the Air Lift bracket. You can use a cutoff wheel, a grinder, whatever. We're going to be using a die grinder to do this. Get it looking pretty much just like this. You want it nice and flush right here. And then once you get it nice and flush, hit it with some black paint, so it doesn't rust.
Alright, we hit it with some black spray paint. Got it nice and covered. This thing is good to go now. Next thing we're going to do is put these U bolts around the frame. We're going to put them on from the inside of the frame to come out. We want them to be in between the frame and the brake line because you do not want to brush these brake lines. Just like that. Now we can install our upper bracket. They are side specific so make sure you install the one that's marked L on the driver's side and the one marked R on the passenger's side. We're now going to reinstall the factory bump stop that we trimmed flush right here. We're going to install it with the provided bolt.
When you install this, make sure that the part you shaved down is facing outward. Make sure you tighten it all the way against the frame. Before we go ahead and tighten these U bolts, make sure once again that they're not pinching your brake lines. You don't want anything in between the frame and the U bolt. Torque the U bolts down to 14 newt meters or 10 foot pounds. Then we're going to torque the bump stop bolt to 30 foot pounds. Install the spring and lower bracket onto the leaf spring and get your air fitting through the upper bracket. Get it in a good position. And secure it with the provided U bolts.
Install the washers and nuts just like on the top U bolts. This part's pretty impossible to show you, but we're going to install the lock washer with nut on the air fitting on top of the spring. Once you get the washer and nut on to the top of the bag, tighten it down. With the air bag in place, find a location where you want to put your air lines, then you can run the air lines. We're going to put ours in the rear bumper. We're going to mount our air lines in this compartment. It's in our HoneyBadger rear bumper. And we're going to run this line and connect it to the bag. Get the airline ran to your bag. Make sure you have a little bit of slack to account for movement in the suspension. Then make a nice straight cut on the line.
To attach the air lines with the bag, simply just push it into the fitting. If you need to remove the air line for any reason, pull on the very end of the fitting and push it in to compress it and pull the hose out. With your airline ran and connected, put about five psi of air into the bag. Now that the bag has air in it, make sure the brackets are parallel with each other. When everything looks good and now and tighten the bolt on the bottom of the spring. You only want to get this to about 15 foot pounds. The U bolts can also be tightened and torqued. The U bolts get torqued to 15 foot pounds. The top plastic nut on the air bag can now be tightened as well. You're either going to need an adjustable wrench or a 1-1/8" wrench.
You don't need to make this too tight, just four foot pounds will do. Okay, we got our Air Lift ride control air spring kit installed on our 2018 F-150. It's going to help to get rid of the squat from the extra weight in the bed and it's going to make this thing a champ at towing. Install really wasn't that bad. It should only take about one to two hours. And before you know it, you'll be heading off road.
Okay, we have our truck outside and we have it hooked up to our trailer, which isn't that heavy of a load. And as you can see, the truck has a serious rake going on. It's squatting really bad. Let me put some air in these bags and show you what they do. Okay, so as you can see, we got our air bags completely filled up with air and there's still a little bit of a rake to this truck but that's because it's lifted. It's way better than it was before. And the trailer is tilted up a little bit. With a drop hitch, it would be absolutely perfect. Towing with the air bags is going to make this thing a whole lot better.