RanchoSuperDuty 300x225 RANCHO® DEFINES ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP WITH 2011 FORD SUPER DUTY SUSPENSION SYSTEM & LEVELING KIT LONG BEACH, Calif., October 6, 2010 – Rancho® – an engineering leader in the off-road suspension marketplace – has released a suspension system and a leveling kit for 2011 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350 trucks, including 1- and ¾-ton diesel and gas models. The new Rancho 4-in. suspension system (RS6524B) and 2.5-in. leveling kit (RS6525B) are available now at leading performance retailers nationwide.

Rancho earned a Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show “Best New Off-Road/4WD Technology” award for an earlier Ford Super Duty suspension design. Rancho products are manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) and headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

“Rancho engineers continue to develop highly designed suspension systems and leveling kits that utilize a no-compromises approach and a pursuit of innovation, as illustrated in these products for the 2011 Ford Super Duty trucks,” said Joe Pase, general manager, Rancho.

Built to the exacting standards of Rancho engineers, the new Rancho Ford Super Duty suspension system (RS6524B) features the award-winning, exclusive competition tubular radius arms that add exceptional strength and stability to the suspension system. The radius arms bolt directly to the OE mounting locations without cutting or welding.

Compatible with up to 37-in. tires, the new Rancho system includes competition tubular radius arms; forged pitman arm to ensure optimal steering and reduced bump steer; re-inforced front track bar relocation bracket; and rear leaf spring blocks. The new system also works with stock wheels.

The new Rancho system maintains the factory location of the rack and pinion and re-uses OE tie rod ends. Rancho engineers also maintained proper driveshaft angles, minimizing vibrations. It does not affect the vehicle’s AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) system.

The system is fully compatible with other Rancho technologies, including RS9000XL® (RS999044, front; RS999261, rear) and the exclusive MyRide™ wireless tuning controller. The system also works with RS5000® series shocks (RS5044, front; RS5261, rear). Rancho also offers front spring kits (RS80123B; RS80119B) and rear kit (RS886502; RS886503). Dual steering stabilizer kits are also available for both the F-250 and F-350 models (RS98510) and OE steering stabilizer replacements (RS5416).

Rancho also released a brand-new 2.5-in. leveling kit (RS6525B) for the 2011 Ford Super Duty that provides maximum structural integrity. The kit – which fits up to 35-in. tires – features the award-winning, exclusive competition tubular radius arms that add exceptional strength and stability to the suspension system. The radius arms bolt directly to the OE mounting locations without cutting or welding. The leveling kit also maintains proper driveshaft angles to minimze vibrations; maintains factory location of the rack and pinion and re-uses OE tie rod ends. The leveling kit is covered by the Rancho Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The new Rancho leveling kit is available for a variety of transmissions and cab styles offered in the new 2011 F-250/F-350 truck series. The leveling kit is compatible with RS9000XL series shocks or RS5000 series shocks. Rancho also offers front spring kits for the leveling kit.

Rancho engineers also include all detailed and illustrated instructions inside every kit. The systems contain all of the necessary alignment hardware and align to OE specs.

For more information about Rancho suspension products and accessories, please visit the brand new site at 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 $4.6 billion global 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®, Rancho®, DynoMax®, Thrush®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.

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