I ran T&C top loaders for years and just used Hurst rods, but that was 1990 and earlier. The rods were never under all that much stress if the shifter stops were set right, and the weight didn't really matter to me. Of course I used synchros and the clutch but I shifted hard and fast at full power and a short travel clutch.
I have no idea how chrome moly would work for bending or cracking. In 30 years I never bent or broke a Hurst rod and they looked like regular carbon steel. I broke lots of steel bushings but never a rod issue. The transmissions are damn good.
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89 LX. 363, single turbo, Super Vic EFI, TFS high port heads by TEA, solid roller, glide. Holley HP EFI. (exact combo varies)