as i have already told you all this, may as well post it
dont have your buddy fix it, even my moms 97 cd player skips al the time.... my panasonic never has... well maybe when i hit that curb, but i dont remember, haha...
that kenwood looks pretty sweet, and will match great...
you will need:
installation kit $10-15
antenna adapter $10
wiring harness $10
yes you lose the stock amp and gain, but ask lakeville how he hooked his up with the stock wiring... i rewired mine with a bigger gauge
here is what the stock amp looks like, you dont need it