Rancho News

Here at Rancho we are privileged to the number one stop for some of the worlds most notable builders of VW's, VW powered machinery, Race vehicles of all types and true exotics and collectibles. The 908 and Spyder that rolled...

Wow, what a cool weekend. A couple months back Rancho received an exclusive invite to take part in the world renowned “The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show.” We took advantage of the offer and spent an amazing...

That’s right Rancho is now making it possible to install a 5-speed Subaru into your Beetle or bus along with all the advantages these rugged and easily obtainable transaxle assemblies offer. We all know that early air cooled VW transaxles...

Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2017 Lucas Off road Championship was held outside Ensenada just  a hop skip and a jump from the amazing Estero Beach resort in Baja California. The majority of contestants look forward to the fast track...

Wild Horse Motorsports Park just outside Phoenix hosted rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 Lucas Off Road Series and it was another great showing for 2 of the many Rancho sponsored trucks. Running ultra high performance automatic transmissions and differentials...

Wanted to share a letter we received last week from Shin Watanabe, the new editor of Hot VWs, regarding the status of HOT VWs magazine. We had to sit on it until they posted their official news letter. Now that's...

Okay, is this way to cool or what, Recently AZN got a hold of his buddy and local artist Tony Westlund and had him lay n awesome patined rendition of the Ranch logo on Dun Beetle's deck lid. Nice work...

Check it out. Very cool and top quality Rancho hats.No cheezy materials or quality here. Rancho uses only the finest, original contour fit, "FlexFit" hats. The highest quality nylon/polyester materials, self adjusting elastic band and breathable mesh cover ensures a...

If you have or are planning on boosting the horsepower of your Type 1 engine, you really should consider installing a Type 2 transaxle. The Type 2 transaxle is substantially stronger, capable of supporting engines up to 500 HP. ...

Rancho Performance Transaxles now offers high performance and race builders the super tough and durable Jay Cee billet aluminum drag spools. Designed specifically for swing axle transmissions these spools create a locked diff assembly so there’s no more “one- leggin”...

Rancho has just introduced an exclusive 3.88 ratio ring and pinion. This new combo can be used as a direct replacement for worn out OEM 3.88s or a perfect way of upgrading to Freeway Flyer specs when replacing 4.12 or...