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Auburn Gear 542050

Pro Series Differential GM 8.5" / 8.6" (1971-1988)

Auburn Gear 542050

109-542050

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Auburn Gear 542050 Pro Series Differential GM 8.5" / 8.6" (1971-1988) $444.99
Pro Series Differential
  • GM 8.5'' / 8.6'' (1971-1988)
  • 10-Bolt
  • 28-Spline Axle
  • Fits 2.73-Up Gear Ratios

  • Auburn Gear 542050 Details

    GM 8.5'' & 8.6''

    Applications: 1971-1988 GM products with 8.5'' & 8.6'' ring gear.

    Technical Notes: Large bearing hub-Bearings provided with this Pro Series Unit (109-542050).

    Specifications:

    Position
    N/A
    Axle Shaft Spline Quantity
    28
    Aftermarket Carrier Style
    Limited slip
    Carrier Material
    Ductile iron
    Cover Bolts
    10
    Quantity
    Sold individually
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    542050

    The Auburn Gear high-bias torque Pro Series limited-slip differential out performs virtually every standard OEM differential. Pro Series differentials deliver usable traction and faster engagement for controlled power transfer and lightning-fast reaction. Pro Series differentials provide superior performance through a unique cone-clutch design that transfers more power to the high-traction wheel for quick acceleration and tight cornering.
    The Auburn Gear limited-slip differential employs an integral cone clutch side gear unit that creates friction with the carrier to drive both tires. The highly efficient torque transfer capability of the Auburn Gear limited-slip differential is achieved through the use of cone clutches coupled to beveled side gears. As torque is transmitted through the differential side gears to the axle shafts, the side gear separating forces and spring pre-load firmly seat the cones into the differential case. The cone design, along with the applied force, determines the torque transfer capability of the differential. When torque levels decrease, as in a cornering maneuver, the gear separating forces also decrease, allowing the axle shafts to rotate independently. This unequally divides the torque between the two wheels, delivering more torque (bias torque) to the wheel with the most traction. .

    Features
  • Smooth, fast, high-bias torque-sensing power
  • Cone-clutch design
  • Out-of-the-box ready for ring and pinion installation



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    1983-1988 CHEVROLET G20 VAN

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    1979-1982 CHEVROLET G20 VAN

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    1975-1978 GMC C25 SUBURBAN

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    1972 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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    • Liter: 6.6
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    • CUI: 402
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 402 )

    1973 GMC C25/C2500 PICKUP

    • Liter: 4.1
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    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

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    • SubModel: ALL

    1978 BUICK SKYLARK

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    1975 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 7.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 454
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.4 L / 454 )

    1974 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1985-1986 GMC C2500 SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1985 CHEVROLET K20 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1971 CHEVROLET BEL AIR

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 GMC JIMMY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIERRA GRANDE

    1982 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SCOTTSDALE

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1973 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RS
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1973 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: POLICE

    1972 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE

    • CC: 6588
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 402
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 402 )

    1986 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET K10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM DELUXE

    1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: FORMULA

    1975-1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1986-1988 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 262
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.3 L / 262 )

    1973 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 4098
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1971-1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

    • CC: 4098
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: MALIBU
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SCOTTSDALE

    1977-1978 GMC K15 SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SIERRA GRANDE
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1981 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DELUXE

    1972 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 402
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 402 )

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 7.4
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 454
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.4 L / 454 )

    1975-1976 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1987-1988 PONTIAC SAFARI

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1973-1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: J
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1985 CHEVROLET C20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1973 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1981 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 265
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 265 )

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: L
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1982 CHEVROLET BLAZER K5

    • CC: 4097
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1971-1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1985 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: B
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1973 CHEVROLET K20 PICKUP

    • Liter: 4.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 292
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.8 L / 292 )

    1972 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: L
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: TRANS AM

    1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: CRUISER
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1971 CHEVROLET G20 VAN

    • CC: 4097
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: SPORTVAN
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1981-1982 GMC JIMMY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: STREET COUPE

    1973 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

    • CC: 4098
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1987 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1972 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: K
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 403
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 403 )

    1976-1977 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1975-1976 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1973 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1971-1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: MALIBU
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1971-1973 PONTIAC GTO

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1971-1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

    • CC: 6588
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 402
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 402 )

    1976 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1973 GMC C25/C2500 SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 307
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 307 )

    1975-1976 GMC K15 SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SIERRA GRANDE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972 CHEVROLET BROOKWOOD

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SCOTTSDALE

    1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • CC: 6588
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 402
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 402 )

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: TRANS AM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1976 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1973-1974 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1976 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 7.4
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 454
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.4 L / 454 )

    1973 CHEVROLET C20 PICKUP

    • CC: 5736
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1980-1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET K10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • Engine Vin: L
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1973 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • CC: 4097
    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 250
    • EngineType: L6 ( 4.1 L / 250 )

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET BEL AIR

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: L
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1974 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1971 OLDSMOBILE 442

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1985-1988 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 5031
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1973 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 4.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 267
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.4 L / 267 )

    1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 305
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 305 )

    1972-1973 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: L
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1981 BUICK ELECTRA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: PARK AVENUE
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )
    542050 - Auburn Gear Pro Series Differentials is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean.. Boxed right! And perfect! System Make sure diff is clean and proper fluids works perfect.. Nice unit jegs
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product
    Date published: 2016-04-24
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