Again I Have to Post a reply to this Idiotic Way of Thinking, WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER BE HIT WITH, AN ALLUMINUM BASEBALL BAT OR A PLASTIC COVERED FOAM BAT? Chrome Bumpers are HARD OBJECTS! Thus the reason they were done away with! As I said in my previous post these laws were put into effect for multiple reasons. You see these LAWS not only protect the occupants of the vehicle but also any Pedestrian that said vehicle might strike accidentaly. Yes there are Metal Bumpers Behind These Elements in the event that the Crash does have enough force to injure the occupants of the vehicle, but the foam or rubber also absorb alot of energy from the crash as well as lessening the amount of injury to a pedestrian. They are also Deformable as compared to Solid Metal (Chrome) Bumpers which is why Our Government set these Standards. There is no reason they could not put some of that cheesy Fake Chrome on the bumpers, but that Garbage ends up looking like exactly that, garbage. Also there is not such a market for chrome today as there used to be (Bling Bling excepted). I do not like all this Added on chrome either, but It's kinda funny, I was actually thinking about some Stainless Steel Bumper inserts to cap the tops of the bumpers myself this morning, just for that "Retro Look", and being an aftermarket modification would not be governed by these laws. I However do not like chrome for other reasons, Living in Florida as I do the Glare off of a Chrome Bumper is Blinding. Yes Chrome is Pretty on Older Cars, but thats where it belongs, on Old Cars!