So I was about to take a bunch of pictures of my engine as I only have 1 and.. my car is about to be sitting for a while as a result of it only having 2 wheels. So I opened the hood snapped two pictures, then noticed that the air intake wasn't clipped over the air cleaner.. it was about two inches to the front of the car from it.. but still mostly over it. As I see that.. I think to myself this could be why the car was suddenly a LOT louder after the big jolt. I hooked it back up and sure enough, it was quiet, no, quieter then it was last week before the accident. I guess the intake silencer cone was never removed.