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    Ok well I'm thinking of selling my Tahoe and using that money towards some performace upgrades on the SS now that we have bought a new Nissan Altima for family transportation. Anyways my real thought is going with a STS kit. Here is the kicker I want to beable to drive my SS in all weather conditions other than snow. After looking at how this setup is routed I see the airfilter is under the car behind the rear tire. In a rainy condition how in the heck does that thing not suck up water and road grime. Or is this setup not to be used in the rain. If this is the case I will think of other way's to spend the cash. Thanks for any advise you have to offer.

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    I wouldn't jump on the rear turbo bandwagon yet. Do some research. There are alot of better choices out there.
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    I have an sts and in severe rain it is no good light drizzles and light showers are not a problem so far but I don't go far in the rain from fear of hurting something. I do live in va beach and use it as a daily driver. but even the front mount kits have the intakes somewhat exposed so do the research on the kits before you buy and get what is right for you..

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    i think sts has addressed this problem with some sort of shield and sock that goes over the intake. that is just what i heard.

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    My issue with STS is they do not stand behind their systems at all. To the point even their largest distributors have dropped them. Nelson Performance dropped them also and Allen was the guy behind the tune that came with them. All dropped them because they do not stand behind their system. I would look at alternatives for sure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28collection View Post
    i think sts has addressed this problem with some sort of shield and sock that goes over the intake. that is just what i heard.
    Yeah I have the sock and shield but in heavy rain it makes no difference.

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    Wow thanks guy's for the input. After hearing this I'm going to pass on the STS. Maybe Nitrous would be the thing, Well back to the research thing. Thanks guy's

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    I think the STS is junk personally.

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    The STS has its flaws, but definitely has potential. Just a few changes and its a very good setup. As far as the sock for the filter goes, that hurts performance greatly. I saw a dyno of a car that gained almost 50hp at the wheels just from removing it. A shield is the best way to go. You can get them on Ebay for about $20. I think the turbo gets so hot that what rain wouldn't hurt anything.

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