MONROE, MI - The legendary Rancho brand has added another award to its sizeable collection: the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) “Best New Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product,” in recognition of the brand’s innovative performance suspension for 2005 Ford F-250/350 Super Duty trucks.
Rancho is the off-road performance shock and suspension brand of Tenneco Automotive (NYSE: TEN), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of automotive and heavy duty ride control, exhaust and other products.
The new Rancho suspension system (No. RS6511), engineered to accommodate 35-inch tires on 20-inch wheels, enables vehicle owners to significantly enhance the versatility of their 2005 Super Duty trucks. The system features high-strength competition-quality tubular radius arms, precision-calibrated coil springs, forged pitman arm, track bar relocation bracket, extended sway bar end links, extended brake lines, and rear spacer blocks. Rancho offers the system in its classic “Rancho Red” or “Outlaw Black” powder coat finish.
“The off-road market continues to grow, and so does the level of competition among key manufacturers. This fact makes our ‘best-in-show’ award all the more meaningful,” said Rancho Engineering Manager Bill Johnson. “Super Duty owners can count on world-class quality and performance from this impressive new suspension.”
A key advantage of the new Rancho system is an advanced, highly engineered radius-arm bushing – manufactured by Tenneco Automotive’s Clevite. Elastomer business unit – that helps maintain optimal steering performance on the lifted vehicle by reducing bump-steer. The Rancho F-250/350 Super Duty system is the only aftermarket suspension system that currently includes this level of technology.
The new Rancho system is ideally suited to the brand’s premium RS9000X nine-position fully adjustable shock absorbers. Rancho also offers its all-new RS9000X Pro Series. remote reservoir shocks for 2005 Super Duty models.
For additional information regarding the new Rancho suspension systems for 2005 Ford Super Duty models, please visit www.gorancho.com or contact your local Rancho dealer. For the location of the nearest Rancho dealer, use the “Dealer Locator” feature on www.gorancho.com or call (734) 384-7805.