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News   April 12, 2011   by CARS Magazine

RANCHO LAUNCHES THREE PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION KITS FOR POPULAR WRANGLER TJ/LJ SERIES


Rancho – a brand in off-road Jeeping and performance suspensions – has released three new suspension systems for the 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ/LJ series.

The Rancho systems incorporate its Jeep heritage and engineering excellence into each design. Rancho is manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc.  Rancho headquarters are in Long Beach, Calif.

Rancho’s first option for the Wrangler TJ/LJ is the new 3.5-in. short-arm suspension system (p/n RS6504), providing additional performance benefits and head-turning appearance to the popular Jeep models. The red-only kit includes specially engineered, high-articulation 2-in. O.D. by 3/16-in. I.D. control arms with a patented bushing system that helps increase approach angles during off-road driving.

The new short-arm kit also includes a front adjustable track bar; new forged pitman arm; rear track bar relocation bracket; and front and rear heavy duty springs. Fitting up to 35-in. tires, the system includes a transfer case shifter relocation bracket and drop down spacers to allow for the use of factory drive-shafts; industry-leading front sway bar disconnect design; and new brake lines for increased articulation. No exhaust modifications are required to install the system.

Rancho also has launched two sport suspension systems for the TJ/LJ platform: a 3.5-in. kit that fits up to 35-in. tires (p/n RS6501) and a 2.5-in. kit that fits up to 32-in. tires (p/n RS6503). Both systems are available in a red finish only.
Each system includes rear track bar relocation bracket; new lower links; front and rear heavy duty springs; transfer case shifter relocation brackets and drop down spacers to allow use of factory driveshafts. The install requires no exhaust modification.

To learn more about the Rancho systems for the Wrangler TJ/LJ platforms and other Rancho suspension innovations, please visit your preferred Rancho retailer, visit www.GoRancho.com or write to: Rancho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Dealer Locator” at www.GoRancho.com to generate a list of online and local retailer stores in your selected region.


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