For a while now I've been thinking about weight, and cost of my rig. I like the idea of putting one tons under my rig, but didn't like the size, and cost of it.
I stumbled on this while cruising Pirate one day.
It's basically a kit that allows you to stuff Dana 50 internals into a Dana44. The only problem is it's only for the HP Dana44. Not good for me, but great for some people here.
Then I saw he was doing a kit that would stuff the Jeep JK D44 internals into a LP D44. The only downside is you need a 3.73 and lower carrier( but they do sell a kit to adapt an ARB locker if you already have one.
Here are some pics of the yoke differences. It's the same diameter as a D60 Yoke(but the splines are different)
Here are some more pics
The ring gear is almost as big as a D50.
He will also adapt your diff cover to fit the load bolt and the cap girdle supports.
I'm thinking this kit with the RCV shaft, and you would have a VERY strong axle with awesome ground clearance, and very light.
edit, forgot to add the price
$240 Jana K4 Base kit
$36 Pair of carrier bearings
$40 Upgrade to 1350 yoke (base kit comes with 1310)
$225 cover Girdle
$45 (3) qt. Severe gear 250
$210 Ring & pinion: 4.88s, 5.13, 5.38 ($253 4.56)
$25 pair of inner axle seals 30 & 33 spline ($20 for 35 spline)
$40 Pinion head set up bearing
$13 Upgrade to solid pinion preload spacer & shims (kit comes with crush sleeves)
Now if Ballistic would come out with the bomb proof BJs!