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Oh my god...I just read the original post and I am completely floored. This is EXACTLY what my father wants. He said he had one when he lived in peru (not boosted or anything but a 89 4WD B12). I am so envious! I want to build one for him now @[email protected] thank you Mike for sharing that project with us even though I'm really new here so this topic is ancient by the internets calender.

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-Hiro
 

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Welcome the boards Hiro. I hope you can find a decent example of one of these cars. Texas certainly is a good place to find rust free cars. I'm not sure if the dealers down there sold these 4WD versions though. I have no idea what regions they were officially sold in, but the only ones I ever seem to hear about are in the northeast and places like Colorado. Snow belts basically. Let us know if you find one. They seem to be quite rare and of the small number of them left, most are rust buckets by now. :(
 

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Thanks for the welcome Mike ^_^. I'll let you know if I find one. So far texas has been good to me on cars, HORRIBLE roads for tires+pizza delivery, but good on cars and parts.
I showed my father your car and he got all nostalgic about his back in peru. I wanna give it to him before he gets too old to have some fun!

Is there a site you have btw with more pictures of your 4WD? I'm sure he'd love to see more of it, if possible.
 

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Is there a site you have btw with more pictures of your 4WD? I'm sure he'd love to see more of it, if possible.
No problem Hiro,

In fact I started a new thread for all 4WD B12 Sentras HERE.

If anyone's got any B12 4WD pics or stories please add to them to that thread. :)
 

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WOW that was REDONCULOUS!!!! yes you heard right REDONCULOUS thats among the greatest nissan projects ive herad of great job, great set up b12 wagon you are the first
 

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hey mike, nice project you did here, i love how u did everything within the budget (2k) very nice indeed, it's a shocker to me cause i am planning on getting that turbo setup for my car, n i was a bit confuse on the fuel system management, u really clear my head about it. I decided to follow ur foot steps on this, I am new to this so please bare with me :)newbie:) I bought the stock se-r injectors and se-r maf, the se-r ecu is currently being tuned for my 93 ga16. first question. this question could make me look stupid but hell the se-r maf sensor has a different socket from my ga maf wire, did u made the ga wire fit without cutting it? if not, i have the wires for the se-r's, but if i were to cut i don't know which wire goes to which on the ga wire :confused:

 

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hey mike, nice project you did here, i love how u did everything within the budget (2k) very nice indeed, it's a shocker to me cause i am planning on getting that turbo setup for my car, n i was a bit confuse on the fuel system management, u really clear my head about it. I decided to follow ur foot steps on this, I am new to this so please bare with me :)newbie:) I bought the stock se-r injectors and se-r maf, the se-r ecu is currently being tuned for my 93 ga16. first question. this question could make me look stupid but hell the se-r maf sensor has a different socket from my ga maf wire, did u made the ga wire fit without cutting it? if not, i have the wires for the se-r's, but if i were to cut i don't know which wire goes to which on the ga wire :confused:
-_- wasted money on this maf, this apparently wasn't for a b13 sigh:mad: anywho, i got the right one that fits right in. i am going to dedicate myself on this turbo kit, i am going to try to squeeze w.e hp it could give me on this car with mike's setup.
 

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I just bought a 87 4wd sentra wagon. I am able to find front shocks but am trying to find rear shocks/suspension for it and am not having any luck. Does anyone have any recommendations?
The rear struts are unique to the 4WD models. They are longer. The only place I could find that had them was Nissan. My dealer parts man found a set about 8 years ago for me. There may be more, so check with your local Nissan parts dept.

If not, I would imagine that you could possibly match up your old ones and find struts from another make/model car that can be swapped in.

For the rest of the rear suspension parts, again I got all of mine from the dealer. I replaced both rear control arms and all of my rear bushings last winter. Bought all of the hardware too, as the bolts and rear eccentric cam toe adjusters were all frozen and had to be torched off. The bushings weren't actually bad, but after burning the bolts off with a torch, they all [of course] melted.

Let us know what you find.

Mike

P.S. Can you post a few pics of your new ride?
 

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mike hats off to you and all you have done for the b12 awd family!!
and wes you are the man! I have seen you beat a maxima with your whip!!
I am very inspired to see what i can do with my wagon!!
 

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Just an update for my B12 wagon this winter. Most know that nowadays I only use this car in the winter months, from December thru March, hence the lack of an intercooler. I use the car for winter TSD rallies and dabble a bit in ice racing with it as well. So each year I get the car out of indoor storage and spend a week or two doing maintenance and upkeep. Chasing and warding off rust is always job #1 and I spend a lot of time keeping the chassis up to snuff each year. In addition to that, this winter I also replaced the weary front Monroe Sensi-tracs struts with a pair of B13 AGX 's and realigned the front end. I also mounted a new set of Winterforce tires on the SE wheels. Lastly I added a B13 strut tower bar that I got off of a '91 E model parts car. Here's a recent underhood pic.




Salty northeast winters are the tough on any car, but they are also the best time of the year to enjoy an AWD car. So the rather large amount of labor and time invested to keep a car like this alive and healthy is well worth it to me. B12's are a rare sight in upstate New York these days. And this car continues to surprise a lot of much newer and far more expensive cars on the slippery roads up here. That might be the best part of all. ;)
 

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Just an update for my B12 wagon this winter. ... So the rather large amount of labor and time invested to keep a car like this alive and healthy is well worth it to me. B12's are a rare sight in upstate New York these days. And this car continues to surprise a lot of much newer and far more expensive cars on the slippery roads up here. That might be the best part of all. ;)
Keep working at keeping the rust away and continue to shock people with by passing them. There's no question, that's why I work on my B13 the way that I do. I just haven't followed the FI path ... yet!
 

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mike im always inspired by what you have done....
as i am now in the process of building a gti-r powered awd-t 87 wagon!
have a thread started about the build.
will be making trip up there some time after it is done so not one but two wagons can do some serious damage on the ice!
 
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