That's a great way to look at it. Starting with Chrome will give you more options. I couldn't get the sport package on my 21 Lariat because I needed the bench seat up front. Ended up wrapping the bumpers and painting the grill and badges myself.
Same issue. The sides of the new badges are square, but the bottom of the badge pocket is rounded. I took the badges and dremel'd the edges down so they were angled and fit into the pocket better. Made me nervous to do that to brand new badges, but it looked and fit a ton better. Still protrudes...
Still no issues so far. I had to do some dremel work in the badge space as there was a lot of imperfections when I removed the Lariat badges. I levelled it all out, washed it, and then cleaned again with alcohol. Hopefully we don't see any issues, but I'll keep an eye on it.
I never emailed him, but he was real responsive on Facebook Messenger. Usually replied within a couple hours. He did say he was behind about a week due to some family stuff so my order took about 5.5 weeks.
Vinyl wrapped the front bumper and wrapped(tinted) the fog lights. Initially thought I could get the bumper off without pulling the grill, but no dice. Had to blow it all apart. Hoping to knock the headlights and taillights out this next weekend.