Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Seattle, Washington
Extratx, that would be a fun combination - one word of caution....these engine transplants are a ton of work. Engineering all the systems (cooling, exhaust, ignition, transaxle/CV's, etc.) to marry up the new with the old takes a ton of time to get it all to work together properly.
The 01E is a good choice too. I'm using an 016 simply because I'm very familiar with it and have a few available with the right ratios, and parts already in stock....LSD, new bearings and seals, etc. The 01E is probably a better transaxle to start with frankly.