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

Auburn Gear 542050

109-542050

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Auburn Gear 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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    1972-1974 CHEVROLET BEL AIR

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

    1976 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1980-1988 GMC G15/G1500 VAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1980 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1974 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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

    1987-1988 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LS BROUGHAM

    1973 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: 225
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1979-1980 GMC G25/G2500 VAN

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

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1979 GMC C2500 PICKUP

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

    1982 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ESTATE

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1977-1978 GMC K15 SUBURBAN

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

    1975-1981 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER

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

    1977 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1979-1980 GMC G25/G2500 VAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RALLY STX

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1975 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1981 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1973 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

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

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1977-1978 GMC K1500 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1985-1988 CHEVROLET S10 PICKUP

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

    1977 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

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

    1974 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

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

    1974 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

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

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1973 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • Engine Vin: R
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1979-1981 GMC C1500 PICKUP

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

    1974 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1980 BUICK CENTURY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIMITED

    1976 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1978-1980 GMC JIMMY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIERRA CLASSIC

    1972-1974 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

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

    1971 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

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

    1981 CHEVROLET C10 PICKUP

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

    1977-1978 CHEVROLET C20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1977 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1972-1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

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

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1973-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • Engine Vin: Y
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1972-1973 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

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

    1973 GMC K25/K2500 PICKUP

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

    1979-1981 CHEVROLET K10 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CHEYENNE

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1973 CHEVROLET K20 PICKUP

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

    1979-1980 GMC K1500 SUBURBAN

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

    1971-1972 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1971 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1983-1984 CHEVROLET C20 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1979 GMC C2500 PICKUP

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

    1988 CHEVROLET S10 PICKUP

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

    1977 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

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

    1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1983-1988 CHEVROLET G10 VAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • Engine Vin: W
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

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

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1985 CHEVROLET K20 PICKUP

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1973 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE

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

    1972-1973 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1981-1982 GMC JIMMY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIERRA GRANDE

    1979-1986 GMC C1500 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LANDAU

    1972-1974 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1972 CHEVROLET KINGSWOOD

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

    1985-1988 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON

    1973 CHEVROLET LAGUNA

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

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

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

    1973 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1981-1982 GMC JIMMY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIERRA CLASSIC

    1974 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • Engine Vin: U
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1971 PONTIAC GTO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: THE JUDGE

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

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

    1972 BUICK SKYLARK

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 350

    1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1985 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1977-1978 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1974 CHEVROLET C20 SUBURBAN

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

    1979-1982 CHEVROLET G10 VAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORTVAN

    1976 CHEVROLET MALIBU

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

    1979-1980 GMC K1500 PICKUP

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

    1975 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1977-1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1979 GMC G15/G1500 VAN

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

    1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1982 CHEVROLET C10 SUBURBAN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SILVERADO

    1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

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

    1978-1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1975 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ROYALE

    1973 GMC K25/K2500 SUBURBAN

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