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Rancho earns SEMA’s Best Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product of the year award for Jeep Wrangler lift kits

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 09:00
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The new, Rubicon-tested Rancho 2- and 3.5-inch sport suspension systems for Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited 4WD models recently won the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) “Best Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product” of the year award. The engineering and product teams at Rancho performance suspension and shocks – an industry leader in off-road technology and suspension innovations – spent time field testing and refining the suspension design before taking it to market.

“This was an incredibly exciting design and build for the entire team at Rancho. The kit is truly a testament to our core customer base – the Jeep enthusiast – and exemplifies the approach to detail and construction that our engineering, fabrication and product teams have,” said Mike Sype, product and marketing manager, Rancho.

Available through parts retailers across North America, the award-winning lift kits include a 2-in. system with RS5000X shocks (Part No. RS66122BR5); a 2-in. system with RS9000XL shocks (Part No. RS66122BR9); a 3.5-in. system with Rancho RS5000 shocks (Part No. RS66124BR5); and a 3.5-in. system with Rancho RS9000XL shocks (Part No. RS66124BR9).

“More travel, more articulation and more performance – this kit delivers all of that inside a true, enthusiast-first suspension package. As a Jeep enthusiast, I was able to take this out on a true test on the Rubicon trail during a Jeep Jamboree event last summer. It withstood everything I threw at it and came back wanting more,” said Sype.  

Each new 2 and 3.5-in. Rancho sport suspension system for the Jeep JL Unlimited 4WD model includes a pair of front and rear corner-specific, heavy-duty progressive rate coil springs to ensure a level ride, even during towing or under heavy loads. These springs are tuned to enhance on-road comfort for occupants and offer superior off-road performance.

Each kit also includes front and rear bump stop extensions, front and rear extended sway bar end links and emergency brake line relocation bracket to complete the system. All brackets are precision-engineered and manufactured from high-strength, low-alloy steel.

Jeep drivers have the choice of Rancho RS5000X or RS9000XL shocks that now include an exclusive, innovative new shock technology to finish the system. Dynamic Rebound Spring™ (DRS) technology – found on RS5000X and RS9000XL shocks specific to the Jeep JL – includes a unique internal system that has a precisely tuned metal spring and fortified interior construction to improve control, reduce vehicle body roll and prevent rod overextension.

The latest Rancho suspension systems are designed to accommodate up to 35-inch tires for capable, all-around performance. Each system is compatible with OE tires and wheels and the Jeep Wrangler JL Electronic Stability Control System.

Several Rancho Jeep Wrangler JL suspension systems recently earned the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) protocol.

Each suspension kit, along with the included RS5000X or RS9000XL shock absorbers, is backed by Rancho’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Rancho RS5000X and RS9000XL shocks also are covered by a 90-day, risk-free offer, which allows consumers to try certain dampers on any truck or SUV for 90 days. Consumers can return their shocks within 90 days for a full refund of the product’s purchase price. To learn more about these warranties and offers, 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 products, contact your nearest Rancho dealer, call 1-734-384-7806 or visit www.GoRancho.com. Connect with Rancho on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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