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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) $484.99
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



  • Does Auburn Gear 542050 fit your vehicle?

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    1978 GMC C1500 PICKUP

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    • SubModel: BASE

    1979-1980 GMC C1500 PICKUP

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

    1985 GMC C1500 PICKUP

    • Liter: 6.2
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    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: C
    • CUI: 379
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.2 L / 379 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CHEYENNE

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1979-1980 GMC C1500 PICKUP

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

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET NOVA

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

    1972 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

    • CC: 7457
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1981 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1977-1978 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1975 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1980-1981 GMC C2500 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1973 CHEVROLET NOVA

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

    1975 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1973 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1981 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1985 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SCOTTSDALE

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1971 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1972-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1979 GMC C2500 PICKUP

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

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1973 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1973-1974 CHEVROLET NOVA

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

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1971 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1976 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1987-1988 PONTIAC SAFARI

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SCOTTSDALE

    1974 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: GTO
    • Engine Vin: K
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1982 CHEVROLET K20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1971-1973 CHEVROLET NOVA

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

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1976 GMC K25 SUBURBAN

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

    1972-1973 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: TRANS AM
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1979 GMC C2500 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: HIGH SIERRA

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1973 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1983-1986 CHEVROLET S10 BLAZER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1975 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LT

    1975-1978 CHEVROLET C20 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1978-1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET K10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1976 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1974 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: GTO
    • Engine Vin: B
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1976 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1972 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

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

    1975-1976 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

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

    1977-1979 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SAFARI

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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

    1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1972 CHEVROLET BROOKWOOD

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: Z28
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

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

    1975 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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

    1978-1979 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET NOVA

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

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1978 CHEVROLET NOVA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1975 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

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

    1976 GMC K25 SUBURBAN

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

    1972-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: TRANS AM
    • Engine Vin: X
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1977 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: S

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

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

    1979 GMC C2500 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIERRA GRANDE

    1975 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SJ

    1977 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1983-1986 CHEVROLET S10 BLAZER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: TAHOE

    1973 CHEVROLET K20 PICKUP

    • CC: 7441
    • Liter: 7.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 454
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.4 L / 454 )

    1976 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RALLY SPORT

    1973 CHEVROLET C20 PICKUP

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

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 200
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.3 L / 200 )

    1980 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1971 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

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

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET K10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM DELUXE

    1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 2474
    • Liter: 2.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 151
    • EngineType: L4 ( 2.5 L / 151 )

    1979-1980 GMC K1500 PICKUP

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

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1980 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET BLAZER K5

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM DELUXE

    1976 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1978-1979 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BIG TEN

    1971 CHEVROLET G10 VAN

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

    1976 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1976-1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )
    542050 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    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
    Date published: 2015-06-14
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