RANCHO® ADDS TO RS5000® SHOCK & STRUT LINE, INCLUDES COVERAGE OF SEVERAL GLOBAL APPLICATIONS

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LAS VEGAS, Thurs., Nov. 3, 2011 – From an off-road brand that has been an industry pioneer for more than 50 years, Rancho® plans to continue expanding the RS5000™ shock and strut line to include 43 new part numbers for coverage of several global vehicle models. The Rancho RS5000 shock is one of the world's best-selling high performance shock absorbers.

The Rancho brand, manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), first launched the RS5000 series in 1985 and, since then, has continued to refine its design and add coverage.

The new coverage includes:

• 2004-05 Buick Ranier

• 2011-12 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD 2/4WD

• 2002-06 Chevrolet Trailblazer

• 2004-06 Dodge Durango 2/4WD

• 2009-10 Ford F-150 2WD

• 2000-05 Ford Excursion

• 2003-06 Ford Expedition 2/4WD

• 2002-05 Ford Explorer 2/4WD

• 2002-05 GMC Envoy/2001-06 GMC Envoy XUV

• 2011-12 GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD 2/4WD

• 1997 Honda CR-V

• 2004-10 Infiniti QX56

• 2003-04 Isuzu Ascender

• 2006-08 Jeep Commander

• 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee

• 2004-10 Nissan Armada 2/4WD

• 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD

• 2004-10 Nissan Titan 4WD

• 2000-04 Nissan Xterra 2/4WD

• 2002-04 Oldsmobile Bravada

• 2003-09 Toyota 4Runner

• 1998-2002 Toyota Landcruiser 100 Series

• 2003 Toyota Vigo

Ideal for light trucks and SUVs, the Rancho RS5000 shock absorbers combine a twin-tube cellular gas design with 10-stage velocity-sensitive valving to deliver a comfortable on-highway ride and controlled off-road performance. RS5000 shocks feature an expanded tube for increased fluid capacity and reduced internal temperatures.

Each shock includes sturdy double-wall construction; glass-filled PTFE piston seals; 5/8-in.-diameter hardened, double-chromed rod ; and 1-3/8-in.-diameter full-displacement piston.

Rancho also finishes every RS5000 shock and strut in the brand's easily recognizeable, vibrant white and red color scheme. Each shock and strut body is clear coated, providing an extended life. Rancho also includes a red boot to protect the piston rod.

All Rancho RS5000 shocks include all detailed and illustrated installation instructions inside the product box. RS5000 shocks are offered with a limited lifetime warranty.

For more information about Rancho RS5000 shock absorbers and other suspension components, 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 $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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