Rancho®EngineersDesign Lift& LevelSuspension Performance System for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500

Long Beach, Calif., April30, 2012 –Rancho has released a new 4-in. suspension system that includes several components designed specifically to lift and level the new 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. Available now at performance retailers nationwide, the new kit provides enhanced performance on- and off-road.

Delivering exceptional strength and maintaining proper CV and drive shaft angles to minimize vibrations, the new Rancho system includes a one-piece re-inforced subframe, constructed from high-strength, low-alloy drawn-over-mandrel steel.

The kit also includes a pair of extended length, CNC-machined steering knuckles that maintain track width and provide proper steering geometry. The system is fully compatible with the truck’s Electronic Stability Control System.

The kit fits up to 35-in. tires and allows for re-use of stock wheels. Trimming or modification for the tires may be required during install.New rear springs (RS821B) also are included in the suspension kit.

The system includes all necessary Rancho brackets, constructed from high-strength, low-alloy steel. Rancho engineers have included detailed, step-by-step installation guides for a simple, fast installation.

This Rancho Dodge system is compatible with the RS5000™ series of shocks (RS5810, front; RS5369, rear). Rancho RS5000 performance shocks combine a twin-tube design with 10-stage velocity valving to deliver a comfortable on-highway ride and superb off-road performance. RS5000 shocks feature an expanded tube for increased fluid capacity and reduced internal temperatures. Each shock includes sturdy double-wall construction; glass-filled PTFE piston seals; 5/8-in. diameter hardened, double-chromed rod; and 1-3/8-in.-diameter full-displacement piston.

A leader in the off-road performance suspension market, Rancho products are manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).Rancho products are engineered and suspension systems are manufactured in the United States.

The 2012 Rancho Dodge 1500 suspension system is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. To learn more about the warranty, please visit www.gorancho.com.

For more information about the Rancho kit for the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 or other popular Rancho products, please visit www.gorancho.com, contact your nearest Rancho dealer or call 1-734-384-7806. Join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/ranchosuspension.

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®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.