Addicted to Junk
Yeah, if I'm swapping axles, it's getting a sterling... I do believe the Vans were a bit wider at one point. Or even a dually axle, which is 4 " wider. But that's a whole can of worms I dont wanna open right now. Plus then I dont have the locker I have now.I believe there is a Ford 9" rear axle our of an early 80's van that is wider and might allow you to go with out needing wheel spacers.
While I'm not thrilled about the spacers, they'll do. Other than the extra fasteners it's no different than running a wheel with 2" less backspace. I'll put em on and try em out, and possibly take them off for moab.