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,
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.
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
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