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LONG BEACH, CA, March 4, 2011 – Rancho® – an engineering leader in the off-road marketplace – has announced the release of a new, high-gas pressure Rancho RS7000MT™ monotube shock series. Rancho products are manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) and headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

“Our Rancho monotube shocks offer a way to get rid of heat more easily, making you less susceptible to failure or overheating on the road or trails,” said Joe Pase, general manager, Rancho.

The new RS7000MT shocks will be available this summer at performance retailers nationwide. After the initial launch, Rancho will add applications throughout 2011, covering a complete range of truck, SUV and Jeep applications. Next year, Rancho will release coil-over designs of the RS7000MT.

The monotube shock absorbers offer exceptional response to overheating during hauling or on rough roads and trails. The shocks help deliver fast, precise response required by many late-model vehicles. Each RS7000MT monotube shock includes valving tuned to each vehicle application platform.

The shocks feature a high-pressure gas charge separated from the internal oil to provide maximized damping efficiency and control. The RS7000MT shocks also feature sensitive damping to react more quickly to a diverse range of off-road obstacles.

Engineered to the highest tolerances and including the strongest seals to mantain oil integrity and performance, the new Rancho RS7000MT shocks – which provide more efficient heat dissipation for less fade – offer precise control through a 46mm bore and piston. The 14mm piston rod is chrome for added strength and durability.

Rancho also finishes every RS7000MT shock by brushing and trivalent-acid zinc plating then clear coating the shock body to provide an extra long-life and surpass OE specifications. Rancho also includes a black protective boot to protect the piston rod.

The shocks are available in direct-fit applications (for vehicles running up to a 6-in. lift) and extended-length applciations. All RS7000MT shocks have a 2-in. diameter. The RS7000MT shock absorbers are made in North America.

For more information about Rancho suspension products and accessories, please, contact your nearest Rancho dealer or call 1-734-384-7806. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Dealer Locator” at to generate a list of nearby retailer stores in your selected region and other online retailers.

Tenneco is a $5.9 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 22,000 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.


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