I wouldn't give up the airbag myself. Not so I could look "cool".
The problem with aftermarket steering wheels and the Intrepid is the steering column trim is very large in the center to match the stock airbag equipped tiller. So anything smaller in the middle than the column is going to be visually.....well..........awkward.
Little wheel on a big column. Kinda like a big wing on a small car.
Hence, you draw "rice" comments.
But if you like it, who gives two flips what anyone else thinks?
Just my .02