Another update : thanks to help from Trevor Gould (Pimpin RM) and Tully Gould (fast_ss1) I got the head unit installed tonight. I am still waiting on the steering wheel control interface and aux input....should be 1-2 weeks. Rear seat controls will be uninstalled (and for sale) at that time along with the Chevy Venture head unit (that works with the rear seat controls).
As expected, it sounds quite a bit better [img]smile.gif[/img] . Still have some tweaking to do on settings on both the head unit and amp itself, but the best way to describe it is the sound is "cleaner and crisper" than it was before.
As for the install, we had to cut out some minor bracing at the back of the dash. Nothing major, and the stock head unit could still be reinstalled if so desired. Also, you have to cut some at the front of the dash....and a bit more is needed (the head unit is about 1/4" off-center right now, more hidden cutting will solve that and will be done when I go back into the dash in a week or two). This is using a DIN adapter kit that does NOT stick out, but rather "flush" mounts into the dash.
So, in summary it looks nice and sounds great!