I think I favor the pic without the running boards as imo it seems to give the truck a beefier look. I'd probably black out the chrome on the sides like the door handles, chrome around the windows, and lower part of the doors.
Go as dark as you legally can on window tint as that will definitely improve the aesthetics of it. I would even go as far as to suggest tinting the windshield a bit as it will look good too but only as far as you comfortably want to. I'm sure I'd get flamed for recommending that but some folks have a medical exemption for it to be considered legal.
I duno how dark in window tint you wanna go and I'm not sure what the laws are in Indiana as to how dark you can get them legally but it's up to you. I'm a fan of dark tint to keep the vehicle cooler inside, more privacy, and looking aestheticlly better.
Another thing that I may suggest adding is one of those (I forgot what it's called) chase racks or baha racks in the bed like those Ford Raptor trucks. It fills the truck out more and looks pretty badass.