LONG BEACH, CA, Aug. 7, 2012 – Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho® brand has recently released Rancho RS7000MT™ struts for a series of popular Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs.

Specifically engineered for 2007-2012 Chevrolet Silverado/Suburban/Tahoe and GMC Avalanche/Sierra/Yukon applications, the RS7000MT struts were developed through Rancho’s unique relationship with original equipment manufacturers as the performance ride control and suspension system brand of Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).

Rancho RS7000MT struts quickly and effectively dissipate heat, providing exceptional resistance to overheating during extreme use, like hauling or off-road use on rough roads or trails. Each Chevrolet/GMC strut was engineered using advanced valving, precisely tuned to these vehicles. Maximizing damping efficiency and providing control on the trucks and SUVs, the RS7000MT monotube struts help deliver a fast, precise response in both on- and off-road driving.

Each RS7000MT strut includes the spring seat. Re-use of the OE coil spring and mount are required.

The new Rancho RS7000MT strut coverage includes:

• 2007-12 GMC Avalanche 1500 4WD (excludes Electronic Ride Control package) – RS7784, front; RS7274, rear

• 2007-12 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 4WD (excludes Electronic Ride Control, Quadrasteer, and 4WD packages) – RS7784, front; RS7198, rear

• 2007-2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD (excludes Autoride & ZW7 Self-Leveling Suspension packages) – RS7784, front; RS7274, rear

• 2007-2012 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon 4WD (excludes Autoride, ZW7 Self-Leveling Suspension and Police packages) – RS7781, front; RS7274, rear

The Rancho RS7000MT series is covered under the Rancho “Ride Guarantee,” an exclusive offer that allows enthusiasts to try the product for 90 days. If within the first 90 days of ownership the consumer is unhappy for any reason, they can return their products for a full refund of the product’s purchase price. The series is also backed by the Rancho brand’s limited lifetime warranty, see for details.

For more information regarding the Rancho RS7000MT monotube struts for popular Chevrolet and GM applications, and other advanced ride control components for off-road and performance use, please visit, contact your nearest Rancho dealer or call 1-734-384-7806. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Where to Buy” tab at to generate a list of nearby retail stores in your selected region and other online retailers.

Rancho is an off-road industry leader in performance ride control and suspension components. The Rancho brand is 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.