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Re: T-150 Strength
T-150s are the strongest 3-speed Jeep ever used, and hold up well behind V-8's. The T-150 I replaced in my CJ lived 200K miles, first behind a 304, then behind a 360. It could've been rebuilt (only trashed synchros, gears were fine), but I elected to go the T98 route. They're slightly stronger than T176s, but naturally have one less gear. Gearing tends to be high, so it's not the "ideal" transmission for rock crawling. Mudding, of course, is a different ballgame, and personally the straight R to 1st shifts are something I kinda miss.
I'll have a T-150 for sale within the week, from an old parts J-10. Not sure of the mileage until I pick it up, but it's all been behind a 258 I-6. I'd also have my old T150 for sale if you'd want to rebuild that, or you could buy both and have spare parts. PM me if you have specific questions.