I just picked up a 5.3 liter and ive had the nv4500 for a while but i just found out that 5.3's never came stock with a manual transmission. Has anyone ever mated these 2 together with out using the AA kit? i talked to steve and he said the kit was over a grand. Ide like to try to piece it together a little cheaper. I ws ust wondering if anyone had done this and hoe they did it. Thak yo in advanced.