Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: S12.. Toyoya front brake caliper

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-1625
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    California
    Age
    62
    Posts
    93

    Default S12.. Toyoya front brake caliper

    what are the letter number stamped on a 79 to 85 toyota four wheel drive pick-up front brake caliper that will fit the 72 240z front brake? i saw one of the post here that say "S12", is it the only stamped letter number that will work on a 72 240z? or does it matter what the stamped is as long as it is for 79 to 85 toyota four wheel drive pick-up?
    thanks,

  2. #2
    Registered User zed240au's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3792
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    tasmania Australia
    Posts
    267

    Default

    sorry dont know the number but i believe any hilux 4x4 caliper from the period you quoted will fit only difference them to the later calipers is taht the later claipers are for ventliated discs
    To go on solid discs you need the earlier calipers

    Mick
    240 zed 1971 fitted with v8
    Mazda Rx4 rally car sedan 13b jport

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-1499
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,388

    Default

    The one marked S12(79-84) work with the stock solid discs on the 240.

    The ones marked S12W are the later calipers that will work only with the later ZX vented rotors. I believe these came on the later 4x4's and FourRunners.
    "If it weren't for fools, the rest of us could not succeed." Mark Twain.

  4. #4
    Registered User texasz's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3356
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Austin, Tx
    Posts
    1,926

    Default

    Looks like a W to me. These also look to be very clean!

  5. #5
    Registered User christ0ph's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-2909
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    50

    Default

    can you give me an example of what you input into the search? i havent found any luck with ebay. i've put things like "toyota brakes", "s12", and that like. any help would be greatly appreciated.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-1316
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    somewhere
    Posts
    2,495

    Unhappy Considered these

    I was considering converting my 240z to these but I have concerns about the upsprung weight factor. I went to a local wrecker when my friend was picking up parts for his Yoda and asked about getting a set of these. He recommended I stayed away from them because of how heavy they are what opinions do you guys share and is there really any benefit to using these over the 2 pot ones? I don't see the benefit in having them really if your using the non vented discs as brake fade is a major issue with these cars.

    I have heard of good combinations using 300zx calipers and toyota GT4 Rotors?

    Obviously it's gonna cost more but if your gonna upgrade the brakes why not get something that will really tear the tarmac to pieces.
    If your like me than brakes are an important part of your car.

  7. #7
    Registered User zed240au's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3792
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    tasmania Australia
    Posts
    267

    Default

    Gavin I upgraded to the non ventilated calipers first and found with good pads they where much better but as the need for speed all ways need to stop quicker so i went with the later ventilated hilux calipers on falcon discs
    you can actually buy Skyline Gtr pads ( theres a great range of pads avilable to suit the GTR ) and use them in these calipers with carbon pads it stops on a dime now

    Only down side was flat spotting front the first time I used them for a go to whoa

    It all comes down to budget and use of vechile solid on calipers with good pads are big improvement for $150 au calipers and $200 pads cheap bolt on upgrade $350

    Ventilated calipers still $150 per set $400 pads $200 discs machine work for new caliper mount $250 total $1000 but front brakes as good as you will get inside a 15 inch wheel

    Regards Mick
    240 zed 1971 fitted with v8
    Mazda Rx4 rally car sedan 13b jport

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •