View Full Version : z32 rear brakes, what lines to use, 300z or 240sx?

08-16-2002, 11:22 PM
z32 rear brakes, what lines to use, 300z or 240sx?

Doing rear z32 brakes and need to know what steel lines to get, 300z or 240sx?

08-16-2002, 11:34 PM
use search function there was a great step by step instruction write up on this swap.


08-17-2002, 12:31 AM
do Z32 rear brakes have a drum brake inside for the side brake like Skyline does? If so, they can't be used on S13/14/15.

08-17-2002, 12:56 AM
You're wrong.

Yes, the Z32 has a drum e-brake. The entire e-brake assembly will bolt to an S13 or S14 (and probably S15) rear upright. Only thing that needs to be modified is the cables.

Ask Russ (R240NAII) -- he's done it.

(temporary account while issues with my other account are fixed)

08-17-2002, 06:40 AM
well then the Z32 rear brakes are different then the R32 Skyline rears because they don't bolt up. They can be modified greatly and of course the cables need to be modified, but they don't bolt on. They also only fit the S13/14.

08-17-2002, 10:39 AM
I remember seeing a japanese webpage where the guy put Skyline rear brakes on his S13.

Ah, here it is, I had it bookmarked:

There used to be a lot of misinformation floating around here to the tune of "yeah, you can't put 300ZX brakes on the rear because the e-brake doesn't bolt up", but those have proved to be false.


08-17-2002, 07:32 PM
Somebody call me? The Z32, R32, R33, and R34 rear brakes will all bolt up to any S13, S14, or S15, just like the fronts do (assuming it's a 5 lug, 4 lug cars need to be redrilled for rotor fitment). The caliper and rotor are a direct swap, and to keep the e-brake you just need to swap hubs, as the hub contains the e-brake drum assembly, with cables (if it's complete). The cables then can be connected with a small adapter, available through various places or easily made up. The lines I used are Goodridge SS 240 lines, since they are supplied with shorter banjo bolts. Those concerned with the flare fitting could easily use clearcorners or projectsilvia custom lines, they'd be a little long but would work fine. The only issue with the rear swap is that the 240 caliper mounting bolts are longer than the Z32, so you'll need to make sure you have the Z32 bolts instead. I currently don't run an e-brake, so the whole swap took less than 20 minutes, just like the fronts. Oh, and the 350Z brakes work too.