What trans would you like to run? Some choices I have read about:Does anyone know what trans people use in their ECOTECH Buggys?
Power Glide, 200R4, 700R4, Turbo350, T4, T5, VW transaxles, 999 (or is that 909) etc.
The easiest is probably the Asin stuff (I forget the correct name). These transmissions are used by many makes including Saturn, Toyota, Jeep, Volvo, etc.
Most of the above require adapters or bellhousing swaps. Some of these adapters are spendy.
I'm thinking for the Samurai an adapter to the stock trans would make this an interesting choice. Saves big money on trans, tunnel mods, driveshafts, etc. I think the Samurai trans can hold up to the abuse for a year or two...?