thanks all of you for your replies. knubile, i have yet to actually remove the stock stereo, so i don't know how much space is back there. probably not enough to install the computer, but it's possible. i'm having to hold off the project for a while, mainly because the jeep is not my car. my car is an old crappy '94 ford windstar, but my dad recently got hit while driving it. we don't know if it's totaled yet. since it's only worth around $2000, it's likely that it is totaled. if so, the jeep will probably become mine and my parents will get a new(er) van. if not, we'll only fix enough to keep my van drivable, and then i'd have to do the installation in it. i'm not planning as much for this, because i'm hoping the van is totaled
Red GTi VR6, i agree. they could have at least made it a little...cleaner?
also, i love your install. just beautiful. i've been following that thread for near a week, it's quite impressive. glad to see someone who loves their work as much as you.
thanks again for all the ideas and help. i'll post an update soon, when i find out what's going to happen. sorry for the long-ish post.