Moab, Utah, March 31, 2012 –Rancho® has launched a new performance exhaust pipe kit (RS720003) for use on 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK 3.6L V6 models, providing an exhaust solution for JKs equipped with an aftermarket suspension system. The new Rancho exhaust pipekit allows for the use of suspension lift kits that raise the vehicle between 2- and 5-inches.

“Our Rancho engineers worked closely our DynoMax engineering team to develop this simple solution for lifted JKs,” said Chris Gauss, national sales manager, performance products, Tenneco. “It truly is an example of how we continously bring engineering excellence to the Jeep market in both the performance exhaust and suspension categories.”

Designed to prevent contact between the crossover pipe and the front driveshaft, the Rancho exhaust pipe allows for additional driveshaft clearance and downtravel from the suspensionplus an easy 1-hour installation as compared to conventional exhaust spacer kits.

Available at performance retailers nationwide, the new Rancho pipe kit includes mandrel bent piping to allow smooth, free-flowing exhaust travel and is manufacted from 409-grade stainless steel material for extended life. The kit retains the vehicle’s equalized OEM downpipe. Each Ranchokit includes necessary 2-in. clamps and instructions for a fast and simple installation. The kit is made in the United States.

Rancho and DynoMax products are manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).

For more information about the Rancho options for 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKs, please visit www.gorancho.com, contact your nearest Rancho dealer or call 1-734-384-7806. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Dealer Locator” at www.gorancho.com to generate a list of nearby retailer stores in your selected region and other online retailers.

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.