Rancho® Performance Suspension & Shocks

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Rancho® Earns SEMA’s “Best Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product” of the Year Award for Jeep Wrangler JL Sport Lift Kits

Lift Kits for Unlimited Rubicon & Unlimited JLs Features Rancho RS5000™X &

RS9000™XL with Exclusive New Dynamic Rebound Spring™ Technology

Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 4, 2019 – The new, Rubicon-tested Rancho 2- and 3.5-

inch sport suspension systems for Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited 4WD models recently

won the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) “Best Off-Road/4-Wheel

Drive Product” of the year award. The engineering and product teams at Rancho

performance suspension and shocks – an industry leader in off-road technology and

suspension innovations – spent time field testing and refining the suspension design

before taking it to market.

“This was an incredibly exciting design and build for the entire team at

Rancho. The kit is truly a testament to our core customer base – the Jeep

enthusiast – and exemplifies the approach to detail and construction that our

engineering, fabrication and product teams have,” said Mike Sype, product and

marketing manager, Rancho.

Available through parts retailers across North America, the award-winning

lift kits include a 2-in. system with RS5000X shocks (Part No. RS66122BR5); a

2-in. system with RS9000XL shocks (Part No. RS66122BR9); a 3.5-in.

system with Rancho RS5000 shocks (Part No. RS66124BR5); and a 3.5-in.

system with Rancho RS9000XL shocks (Part No. RS66124BR9).

“More travel, more articulation and more performance – this kit delivers all

of that inside a true, enthusiast-first suspension package. As a Jeep enthusiast, I

was able to take this out on a true test on the Rubicon trail during a Jeep

Jamboree event last summer. It withstood everything I threw at it and came back

wanting more,” said Sype.

Each new 2 and 3.5-in. Rancho sport suspension system for the Jeep JL

Unlimited 4WD model includes a pair of front and rear corner-specific, heavy-duty

progressive rate coil springs to ensure a level ride, even during towing or under heavy

loads. These springs are tuned to enhance on-road comfort for occupants and offer

superior off-road performance.

Each kit also includes front and rear bump stop extensions, front and rear

extended sway bar end links and emergency brake line relocation bracket to complete

the system. All brackets are precision-engineered and manufactured from high-strength,

low-alloy steel.

Jeep drivers have the choice of Rancho RS5000X or RS9000XL shocks that now

include an exclusive, innovative new shock technology to finish the system. Dynamic

Rebound Spring™ (DRS) technology – found on RS5000X and RS9000XL shocks

specific to the Jeep JL – includes a unique internal system that has a precisely tuned

metal spring and fortified interior construction to improve control, reduce vehicle body

roll and prevent rod overextension.

The latest Rancho suspension systems are designed to accommodate up to 35-

inch tires for capable, all-around performance. Each system is compatible with OE tires

and wheels and the Jeep Wrangler JL Electronic Stability Control System.

Several Rancho Jeep Wrangler JL suspension systems recently earned

the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability

Control Systems (FMVSS-126) protocol.

Each suspension kit, along with the included RS5000X or RS9000XL shock

absorbers, is backed by Rancho’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Rancho RS5000X and

RS9000XL shocks also are covered by a 90-day, risk-free offer, which allows

consumers to try certain dampers on any truck or SUV for 90 days. Consumers can

return their shocks within 90 days for a full refund of the product’s purchase price. To

learn more about these warranties and offers, visit www.GoRancho.com.

Rancho is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and is manufactured and

marketed by Tenneco. Tenneco is the global supplier and manufacturer of the Rancho

brand of suspension systems and components, shock absorbers, off-road protective

equipment, specialty exhaust pipe kits and more for a variety of trucks, sport utility

vehicles and Jeeps found around the globe.

To learn more about Rancho products, contact your nearest Rancho dealer, call

1-734-384-7806 or visit www.GoRancho.com. Connect with Rancho on Facebook,

Twitter and Instagram.

About Tenneco

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers,

manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology

solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway

equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000

employees worldwide.

On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global

supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees

globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion. Additionally, the company expects to separate its

businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance

company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the

largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE

ride performance and braking companies. The aftermarket and ride performance company’s

principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®,

Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have

2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43%

from original equipment customers.

About the Future Powertrain Technology Company

Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest

pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions

addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel

and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma

revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial

markets.

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