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Found one for sale in PNW...

88 Mazda 626


$1100.. looks like it is in good shape.

Better jump on it..

ex-owner of: a 90 626 GT Touring Sedan 5 Door "scalded weasel", and previously a '89 MX6 DX
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turbo, auto, 4ws, 4 door. what a weird combo. (plus a blue interior?)
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Thats actually the ONLY way the 88 626 GT 4WS's came.

Auto, 4WS, blue interior, turbo, and white 4WS wheels.



Unless of course you're JEff and have swapped in a 5spd to your 626 GT
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Thats actually the ONLY way the 88 626 GT 4WS's came.

Auto, 4WS, blue interior, turbo, and white 4WS wheels.



Unless of course you're JEff and have swapped in a 5spd to your 626 GT
Recognize!!!!d

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91 626 Hatchback turbo LEATHER HKSpipes, exhaust, LW UDP DD302k//91 626 Hatchback N/A
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Dayum that car is clean. I hope a member here grabs it up.

If i had to do it all over again...i wouldn't go 4ws knowing what i know now about gas tanks. Now if i could just find a good clean hatch!

Noble White 626 turbo 4WS 5spd.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2525741 Coming back in Spring '14
91 626 Hatchback turbo LEATHER HKSpipes, exhaust, LW UDP DD302k//91 626 Hatchback N/A
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turbo, auto, 4ws, 4 door. what a weird combo. (plus a blue interior?)
yeah, what defiler said. but seriously haven't you read everything in the whole 4ws section yet? It only takes about 10 minutes. I posted a great c/d article a while back about a 30k mile test of the 4ws 626.

I am still in love with wibla's car, hatchs are my fav and a hatch with 4ws is sex on wheels!

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Okay -- rank the following ( good, better, best -) and provide a reason why?
And which one is actually possible to get/acquire/make in the old USofA ?


Hatch with 4ws, hatch with 4wd, or hatch with 4ws + 4wd?

(given that none of these exist in the USofA.. and I like though experiments.. )


Somehow, I don't think my wife would allow me to acquire the aforementioned machine, and make a 4ws Hatch.. it just isn't in the cards. I don't have the time, and since I only have one car.. well.. I'd need to get another hatch.. and I've promised myself, if I get another hatch, I'm making a supercharged FE-DOHC first..

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If i had to do it all over again...i wouldn't go 4ws knowing what i know now about gas tanks. Now if i could just find a good clean hatch!
Personally, I'm with Jeff. As sweet and fun that the 4ws is, I wouldn't buy another. Mainyl because of the gas tank. I mean, you can always go fuel cell, but who wants that?

I wish I had the cash... I would have bought your 5spd hacth


Id pick that white one up tho and just convert it to 2ws if it were me somehow (Id wait and see how dozxmustang gets around the 2ws-4ws conversion and reverse engineer a swap myself)
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Personally, I'm with Jeff. As sweet and fun that the 4ws is, I wouldn't buy another. Mainyl because of the gas tank. I mean, you can always go fuel cell, but who wants that?

I wish I had the cash... I would have bought your 5spd hacth


Id pick that white one up tho and just convert it to 2ws if it were me somehow (Id wait and see how dozxmustang gets around the 2ws-4ws conversion and reverse engineer a swap myself)
The 4ws-to-2ws swap would be a peice of cake...All you would need is swap over a 2ws rear sub-frame....yank the transfer shaft out the middle...You could leave teh gas tank, its a stand-alone (per say) system with the transfer pump, it doesnt tie into the 4ws. Cap off the P/S supply line to the back and pull the rear lines off the car (or leave them, depending on how ghetto you want to be )
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If i had to do it all over again...i wouldn't go 4ws knowing what i know now about gas tanks. Now if i could just find a good clean hatch!
You guys and your gas tanks...just get them re-welded already They can be repaired, or just find a virgin 4WS with no rust in teh south like me, muwahahahaha


Has anyone considered just sectioning a standard tank? You would need nothing more than to cut out a section on the bottom and wels in a curved peice to clear the transfer shaft...only slight problem would be having the mount for the transfer pump, but im sure you can cut a hole and transfer it over....
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The 4ws-to-2ws swap would be a peice of cake...All you would need is swap over a 2ws rear sub-frame....yank the transfer shaft out the middle...You could leave teh gas tank, its a stand-alone (per say) system with the transfer pump, it doesnt tie into the 4ws. Cap off the P/S supply line to the back and pull the rear lines off the car (or leave them, depending on how ghetto you want to be )
Im still not convinced the rear subframes will swap. I measured the other day while doing a suspension swap (But it was dark) and the measurements didnt come up right. Im waiting to confirm my measurements tomorrow.


I know on Jeff's old 4ws, someone went thru all the trouble of converting to "2ws" because of the gas tank problem, but all they did was hack off the old tank and the transfer shaft, then put in a 2ws tank in (Probably not even the transfer pump, if thats possible) and called it a day
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