I am looking into getting a leggy for the family dd ( anyone want a silverado?). I like the price point on the 01-04 leggys and outback. In the end, I would like a manual transmission and the h-6 engine. So there is the question. Is it easier to swap the transmission from auto to manual and just trick the ECM, or is it easier to swap out the motor and run some engine management system. Surely someone has done this before, but the answer to which way is simpler has popped up in any of my searches.