T-5 going going gone...
Guys, New here and looking for advice. I'm at a crossroads with my T-5 ('85 CJ). The 3rd gear is gone and I believe it's the cluster gear. All I've heard is bad news about the "lite duty" T-5. Has anyone swapped a T-5 for T-176 "medium duty". I can be rough on these tranmissions occasionly and I've heard the 176 is a lot tougher. Repairing the T-5 is going to be big bucks. Any feedback appreciated..
'90 Full Bronco
'95 Full Bronco
'85 Jeep CJ 7
Past: '84 Cherokee Chief / '83 CJ 8