Yup. 20 year old me on a super small budget wasn’t gonna be able to afford a T56 swap, so AX15 it was… that’s been 9 years and 18,000 miles ago and she’s still doing GREAT behind my stock 5.9.No doubt it is far from the ideal trans, but if someone where to want to keep the costs down and ran a 2.XX gear, doesn't seem like a bad option.
Worst case, swap in an AX15/AR5/MA5 and save up for an R154 down the road.
That said, I bought a T56 Magnum last winter and plan to start on my G3/T56 swap soon. So no disagreement from me.