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SPORT SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR 2005-2013 TOYOTA TACOMAS AMONG NEW RANCHO® SUSPENSION COVERAGE

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 30, 2012 – Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) reports the expansion of its Rancho performance suspension systems. Among the most recent kit launch is what Tenneco reports to be its first “California-style,” sport suspension system for 2005-2013 Toyota Tacoma trucks that exceed the offroad ability of the stock suspension.

Available early in 2013 through Rancho retailers, the brand’s new 2.5-in.

suspension system (Part no. RS66901R9) covers 2005-2013 Toyota Tacoma 2WD/4WD/PreRunner models. This kit includes newly engineered Rancho upper control arms that were designed to maximize wheel travel and are constructed from high-strength, low-alloy steel. The new Rancho control arms are made in the United States.

Rancho control arms complement the Rancho® RS9000XL® and RS7000MT series of shocks and are compatible with factory replacement MOOG ball joints (Part no. K80811).

The kit also includes heavy-duty, tubular-style joints with grease Zerks added to the pivots, allowing for easier service and routine maintenance, and rear blocks for increased off-road clearance. Each kit also includes necessary Ubolts and high-strength, low-alloy steel brackets.

The system allows for the use of up to a 33-in. tire. It maintains OE alignment specs and does not affect the OE electronic stability control system.

Each kit includes highly detailed, full-color product installation guides.

The Rancho RS9000XL series shocks are covered under the Rancho

“Ride Guarantee,” an exclusive offer that allows enthusiasts to try the shocks for

90 days. Consumers can return their shocks within 90 days for a full refund of

the product’s purchase price. This new Rancho system and the RS9000XL shocks also are backed by the Rancho brand’s limited lifetime warranty, see www.GoRancho.com for additional details.

To learn more about the Rancho system for Toyota Tacomas, please visit  www.GoRancho.com, contact your nearest Rancho dealer or call 1-734-3847806. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Where to Buy” tab at www.GoRancho.com to generate a list of nearby stores in your selected regional and other online retailers.

The Rancho suspension and shocks brand is one of the performance aftermarket’s leading brands. The Rancho brand of performance suspension and shock absorbers is manufactured and marketed by Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Tenneco is a $7.2 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker® and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.  ###