i guess i missed the part about your resonator still being on. if you do take it off, you will definitely hear a louder difference. it will make you want to floor it more often because of the "rumble". at speeds around 60 mph this noise is not dramatic while cruising but when i speed up to 70 and above then the sound level increases alot. to me it seems that over time the noise has increased, may be just me though. i still would not go back to the factory setup if somebody would put it all back together for me for free. i like it aaaalllllooooottttt!!!
as for the shocks, the rearend of my nitro was hitting bottom on certain spots of the roads that i drive on. i went with the monroe sensa-trac. it seems to have solved the problem for now. i'll probably be changing out the struts in the near future because now that I've changed out the rear shocks, when i drive over a hump, i notice that the front end kind of bounces around more than the rear end does. i bought the shocks at o'reilly auto parts in lake charles, la. the price was in the 40's, each. they didn't have them for the nitro so i asked if they had some for the 2007 jeep liberty, they said yes, so this is what i have on my nitro for now.
good to hear from you again. take care and hope you and your family have a merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
kaleos, "mcnabb", in louisiana...............:wavey: