The above link is for an AX15 that needs a rebuild and is priced at 100 bucks.
That is what I paid for mine but it ran fine and just jumped out of second... I knew the owner. I plan on doing bearings and synchronizers myself as I've had good results with rebuilding past transmissions. Not everyone has the time, tools, or experience to do so so factor the huge price increase of shop rates into that 100 buck transmission that MIGHT need gears and who knows what else.
I would rather go NV3550 as it has the same gear ratios as the T5
Thank you for all your comments. I was looking for 2 things when I started this thread. First thoughts on what is the best manual with no qualification. Second best bang for the buck. I like most others have to weigh quality versus price. Looks like you guys came through. Thanks for all the advice. No how hard is it to rebuild any of these. I have never rebuilt a transmission before. This is basically thoughts for later.
Ya when i bought my jeep it had a t4 in it and first gear cracked after about one year no telling what the PO did to it,i got this one off my junk chassis i had laying around and it has been going ever since and i will run it until it flys apart.
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