No worries Bajadave. When you mentioned you were "stuck with the 2006 axle" I thought you might be considering looking for a different doner axle to start with. I was thinking of an option for you to offload an axle you didn't necessarily want. Please keep us posted on your progress.
2005 SMB RB 4x4 6.0 PSD
A rocket on the pad is safe,
but it's not what rockets are built for.
Bajadave, is your van a 4wd? If so what front axle do you have. If it is a late model ford pickup axle you could find a sterling axle (matching bolt pattern) and solve most of your issues and get bigger brakes.
Lilnuts2, no its only 2 wheel drive. Looking at a possible 4 wheel drive conversion in the future. I currently have a Camburg 4 inch lift, fox shocks and 33 inch tires rides like a dream hate to mess it up. Thinking an ARB air locker with 4.10 gears will help out some when off roading.
its actually a 2007 axle after talking with salvage yard again and they ran VIN # on van they claim it did have RSC. My concern is it has 60 tooth tone ring on the hubs. Am i correct that the later model van like my 2014 went to a 54 tooth tone ring? When i try to look up a rear axle tone ring for my van they dont exist. Am i missing something?
My current axle is a Dana 70 semi floating axle so it has a different type hub. I have not taken wheel off to look at but will that tone ring be same size diameter? what was so confusing to me is a was looking online for a 2014 abs tone ring for a floating axle and could not find one. tried every google search possible only listed for front.
That's a good point about the ring possibly being different. I have no idea. Generally, Ford keeps the braking systems typical, but I don't know if that extends to the ABS rings. I'm guessing Ford doesn't sell them because they aren't a wear part. It's likely only available using the axle BOM, since it's part of the axle assembly.