Using the heaviest duty brackets on the market Hellwig air helper spring kits are tough to beat. Designed to give you the benefit of better handling and control under heavily loaded conditions. These air helper springs are installed between the frame of Chevy Silverado 1500 and the suspension, providing load support through the use of air pressure. Heavy duty brackets, higher test pressure and a longer stroke make Hellwig air helper springs the superior choice.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes heaviest duty mounting brackets in the market today
  • Lifetime warranty on brackets, 2 year warranty on air springs
  • 5000 lbs level load capacity
  • Hellwig # 6012 is custom fit for the Chevy Silverado 1500
  • Virtually eliminates sagging rear suspension while towing or hauling
  • Improves ride control and handling
  • Fully adjustable via air pressure
  • Simple bolt-on installation
  • Fully compatible with Air Lift and Firestone compressor systems for convenient in cab control

Installation Notes

1. Note: Never load vehicle beyond the manufacturer's maximum gross vehicle weight rating.
2. Fully compatible with Air Lift and Firestone compressor systems.

Tech Specs

Download Instructions 6012 Instructions
Level Load Capacity: 5,000 lbs
Average Install Time: 1 to 2 hours
Front or Rear Axle: REAR
Drilling Required (Yes or No): NO
Weight: 20 lbs.
Part 6012 fits:
  • 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD
  • 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 2wd & 4WD


  • 4.7 out of 6 Overall
  • 100% reviews recommend this product
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They are working great
When I went to install the air bags they were at an angle and I had to drill new holes in the top bracket to move the bracket over about 3/4 inch which allowed the air bags to be installed straight up and down. The top brackets bolt through holes that are already in the frame. Today I had about 800 lbs on the truck and it hardly went down much at all.
Recommend this Product: YES
Chevy 2006 1500 2WD pickup
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Just what I've been looking for
Instructions were easy to understand. Even had pictures. Does require a fair level of mechanical skill to accomplish installation. Could offer more detailed instructions on the air line tubing. If you're not familiar with working with it you may have a problem.
Recommend this Product: YES
2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
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quality air bags
Loving how these air bags have improved the handling and load support on my Silverado. Installation was easy, took maybe 40 minutes total. Very happy with them.
Recommend this Product: YES
Jeffery B
2005 Silverado
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great for towing
love the kit. works great while pulling my trailer along. Every day road driving is also improved. very easy to figure out. like it.
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2004 Silverado 1500
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Went on without a problem
Much better ride and control now.
Recommend this Product: YES
GSE Tech
2004 chevy x-cab 4x4
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Good materal
The NO drill did not apply to the 1999 chev. The top didn't fit without drilling and remaking. The kit is first class, but I think there should be a different bracket for this year. Maybe the 1/2 ton is different than a 3/4 ton.
Recommend this Product: YES
1999 chev k1500.
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