Well, so I didnt feel like trying to figure out a new way to connect my ipod (didnt want the transmitter or a modulator) so I just decided to buy a headunit. I ended up getting a Pioneer DEH-4800MP from crutchfield for 169 (came with harness and din pocket so its pretty much the same price if I would have purchased everything seperate). Also, the install was really easy since I originally had 2 amps and upgraded speakers installed off my headunits, so the RCA's were already there.
The ipod is plugged in to the back of the headunit via an aux 3.5mm cable. I purchased a belkin auto ipod charger that plugs into the ipod and also has a built in volume control (which I dont need or wont use sicne I hid it out of sight) but it also has a line out which is great.
Only thing that I still cant figure out, I cant get any radio reception with the new headunit. I did plug in the antenna. Weird thing is that when I pull out the radio, I get more reception, but when I push it in all the way back the reception dies, I am assuming there is something that is causing some interference but I have no clue, any suggestions? I think I just might go to a audio shop see if they can help me out (hopefully wihout having to charge me) if I cant figure it out, but any suggestions are greatly welcomed.
Here are some pics.