Normally I'm not big on chrome either, but I think the truck looks fine. I've seen alot of cars that are all blacked out, sometimes they look really, really good, but I'd say more often then not my first thought is "trying to hard to look badass", the style seems played out to me, though I've never been big on most cosmetic stuff. IMO you'd be better to spend the money on cosmetic stuff for the benz then on the truck. as far as smog, most of the tuners you buy allow you to flash different tunes, so you can revert back to stock when you need to. I can related to the "itch" though I could name you probably 50 grand + worth of stuff I'd love to do to my celica off the top of my head.