Rancho® Launches RockGEAR™ for the Jeep Wrangler JL
Las Vegas, Wed., Oct. 31, 2018 – A leader in the off-road performance suspension and accessories
market, Rancho has announced the release of several new Rancho® RockGEAR™ performance accessories
for the Jeep Wrangler JL. The latest products include differential glide plates, rear shock and
control arm skids, geometry correction brackets, and a front disconnect sway bar link kit.
The new RockGear off-road accessories for the Jeep JL will be on display in the
brand’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth (#25133) this week.
Rancho RockGEAR front and rear differential glide plates – which add protection for your
differential casting from direct contact in severe off-road conditions – work with original
equipment and most aftermarket differential covers. Rancho heavy- duty glide plates allow the
vehicle to glide over obstacles in any direction, protect the casting from direct impact on- or
off-road, and mount securely to the front or rear axle casting. Each U.S.-made, ¼-in.
high-strength, low-alloy steel glide plate is finished in a durable red powdercoat finish.
The new front and rear glide plates include 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Dana 30 front kit (Part No.
RS62124); 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Dana 44 front kit (Part No.
RS62116); and 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Dana 44 rear kit (Part No. RS62117).
Rancho RockGEAR rear shock and control arm skids (Part No. RS62125) are constructed from
heavy-duty, durable ¼-in. low-alloy steel to protect JL shock absorbers and control arms from rocks
and other obstacles. These U.S.-made rear shock and control arm skids easily bolt on using the
shock and supplied control arm bolts. Each is finished in durable red powdercoat finish. Sold as a
Rancho RockGEAR geometry correction brackets (Part No. RS62118B) allow
for proper caster angles after installation of an aftermarket suspension system by
keeping the control arms at factory specs straight out of the box. Helping to improve road
harshness and reduce brake dive, the Rancho geometry correction brackets fit Jeep JLs running 2- to
4.5-in. suspension systems. This heavy-duty, one-piece welded design bolts directly to factory
locations due to a convenient 3-hole design that eliminates the need for an adjustable control arm
or cam bolts. Finished in durable, black powdercoat finish.
The Rancho front quick disconnect sway bar link kit (Part No. RS62126B) provides unobstructed axle
articulation when off-road driving with a Jeep Wrangler JL. Fully adjustable for 2- to 6-in.
suspension systems, the new front quick disconnect sway bar link kit allows for easy detachment and
precise adjustment while installed. The kit’s forged lower ends feature new Rancho® D2 synthetic
high articulation bushings to deliver superior dampening, improved ride/handling characteristics
and no maintenance.
Each Rancho RockGEAR product includes full-color, highly detailed product installation
instructions. All Rancho RockGEAR products are covered by a limited one-year warranty. To learn
more about the warranty, please visit www.GoRancho.com.
The Rancho RockGEAR™ performance accessories line – launched in 2009 – includes products that add
protection, durability, appearance to Jeep Wrangler JLs, JKs, TJs, LJs and Cherokee XJs. The
product line includes tube doors, skid plates, oil pan protection, bumpers, light bars/grill
guards, fog light mounting kits and more. For more information about additional RockGEAR
accessories, 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 RockGEAR™ and other Rancho performance products, 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
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 markets.