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New Bigger, Tougher Shock Made for Towing, Hauling; XL Series Features Technology that Allows Driver to ‘Dial in Ride’

MOAB, Utah, April 6, 2009 – Rancho has released a massive new shock series that answers the demands of every recreational enthusiast hauling a Jeep, a boat, UTV/ATV, camper and more: the Rancho® RS9000XL™ shock series, an advanced line of shock absorbers that are ideal for towing and hauling.

Rancho is a global leader in performance suspension systems, shock absorbers and off-road accessories. Rancho products are on display this week at the Spanish Trail Arena during the Easter Jeep Safari, sponsored by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc., Moab, Utah.

Rancho’s new RS9000XL shock absorbers feature adjustable damping with either a 2.75- or 2.38-in. diameter reserve tube. This massive shock body allows the RS9000XL to run cooler and more consistent even under the most demanding towing conditions, enhancing performance and durability, and is constructed with a larger than typical 18-mm diameter chromed piston rod.

Finished in Liquid Metallic Silver, all Rancho RS9000XL series shocks are fully compatible with the Rancho MyRIDE™ Wireless Controller, a Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) award winning technology. The controller provides one-touch remote tuning of the MyRIDE Tuning System, another Rancho exclusive adjustability feature found on all RS9000XL series shocks. The Wireless Controller includes a variety of one-touch presets, including Highway, Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, and a driver-determined MyRide, which allows the owner to set his own preferred ride setting and save it for future use.

Ideal for larger wheel and tire combinations, the new Rancho RS9000XL shock absorbers are available for lifted, lowered, stock and custom off-road applications.

Rancho also provides a “Ride Guarantee,” a 90-day free-ride offer that lets enthusiasts try RS9000XL shock absorbers for 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. For a complete list of applications covered by the warranty, please visit www.GoRancho.com. The new RS9000XL shock absorbers are also backed by Rancho’s limited lifetime warranty.

Rancho suspension systems, shock absorbers, accessories and other related products deliver rugged performance for work and play in any on- or offroad environment. Ready to “Alter Your Ego,” Rancho is manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).

To learn more about the new Rancho line of RS9000XL shock absorbers or any other Rancho products, please contact your Rancho retailer, visit www.GoRancho.com or write to: Rancho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Dealer Locator” at www.GoRancho.com to generate a list of online and local retailer stores in your selected region.

Tenneco is a $5.9 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 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 original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names. ###