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i got an 86 and would like to know what kind of rear end i have and what the gears are and if it is posi or not. thanks
 

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Well if it's the original,it would be a corporate 10-bolt 7 1/2 ring gear. As far as posi and gear size goes,you need to see what the "G" codes are on your option label in your glove box.

G80-posi (if no G80 listed,than no posi)

GU1- 2.41
GH2-2.29
GM8-2.56
GU2-2.73
GU4-3.08
GT4-3.73
 

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The rear end gearing depended on the engine. The LB4 4.3L V6's got 2.56 as a standard rear end. If you have a 4.3L V6 and the G92 "Performance Ratio" option, it's a 2.73 rear end. The LG4 5.0L V8's got 2.41 as a standard rear end. If you have a 5.0L V8 and the G92 "Performance Ratio" option, it's a 3.08 rear end. These were the only four rear ends offered in the 5th generation El Camino.

Let us know what you have.
 

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it came with the 5.0. i don't know what package it came with. i'll have to run the vin and find out.
 

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The VIN will not tell you what rear end you have. Look at the option label in the glove box. If there is a G92 code on it you have a 3.08 rear, if there is not a G92 code then you have a 2.41 rear.
 

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I have a set of 3.08:1 gears out of my 80 SS, they are in good shape if anyone locally wants them they are free. I won't ship them anywhere. I had planned to throw them away I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
 
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