The 2lb tension spring for Sanwa JLF replaces the existing spring found in the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick, or Sanwa JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK Silent Microswitch Joystick, adding 1.1lb more force than the original. This results in a stiffer joystick, which is favored amongst some players who don't like the loose feel of the JLF. Using this spring, you no longer have to combine the original with a LS-32 to achieve the same level of tension.
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Replaced the stock spring with this 2lb spring in my Hori Hayabusa and it made a great improvement imo. Thanks FocusAttack!Tyler
Apr 22nd 2022
Just the right amount of tension
I grew up playing arcade games in the 80s and 90s, and compared to the old-school control panels I was used to the default spring in the Sanwa JLF series was just a hair too loose for my tastes. The 2lb spring gives it just enough pushback that it doesn't feel like your hand is flying all over the place, and is perfect for anyone who wants a tighter feel than the stock equipment provides.Frank
Mar 18th 2022
2lb Spring+ Kowal Octogate+ Kowal 1mm Actuator= Fun
It made the Hayabusa joystick on my RAP4 even better along with the what I mentioned in the headline equals more fun I like it just as much now along with the other mods I added to my Hori RAP4 I might stock up on these springs cause the tighter stick along with the shorter throw from the 1mm Kowal Actuator and the Kowal Hayabusa Octogate it's a perfect match.Ernest
Jun 23rd 2021
Fantastic when paired with aluminum bat top
I ended up switching down to this from a 4lb spring. The 4lb just made my hand exhausted after a while. On its own it offers a nice little bump in resistance for people who think the standard spring is just way to soft.
Paired with an aluminum bat top however, the added weight gives the lever a very unique mix of a softer throw while maintaining a quick spring back.Ian
May 6th 2021
perfect for retro gaming
I play primarily 80s/90s arcade games via emulation and this spring adds just the right tension for the lever to return to center quick enough for the next move. As mention in another review but not listed in the deception; this does fit the Hori Hayabusa lever properly.Sean in SLC
Mar 11th 2021
Just the the right amount of resistance
I have a hori rap4 didn't like how loose the feeling the base Hayabusa stick so the 2lb weight was the best upgrade for the resistance it was lacking. Andre Gadsden
Oct 31st 2020
Combine this with a metal top, it gives it the perfect balance. I may give the 4lbs tension spring a try in the future for comparison.Unknown
Sep 24th 2020
The best. Buy a few tho and replace
These springs are perfect.
They're only a little stiffer than the default Sanwa spring, maybe a more noticable change if you're spring is a little old, but this is the ideal level of tension for me. I had thought the 4lb would be ideal but felt really slow for inputs given how much effort they take to move. These are stuff but not slow.
However because these are so close to the default Sanwa springs I feel that after about 3-4 months of heavy play they get pretty close to regular default spring tension and I really notice a difference if I replace them again. It's nice I don't feel like I need to break these in ever, but just know they're best when fresh.
Thankfully they're really affordable so even if you go all out and swap them out every 4 months its only like 5 bucks a year.
Highly recommend this weight. Do yourself a favor and get a few.Mont
Aug 29th 2020
Right amount of tension
Perfect amount of tension for my big hands. Threw this on a Hayabusa lever along with a Kowal oversized actuator and I'm in heaven.Richard Caldera
Jul 8th 2020
Adds tension, doesn't interfere
I've felt normal JLFs were a little loose, so I ordered the 2lb spring. There's noticeably more tension, but not to the point where you're thinking about it / working harder to move the stick. If you want a stiffer "feel" without having to muscle the stick around this is a good srping choice. Chuck
Jul 3rd 2020
Episode 1 of Tech Corner features the the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joy...
Tech Corner: Sanwa JLF Maintenance
Episode 1 of Tech Corner features the the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick lever. Long regarded as the venerable standard among Japanese arcade and fighting game enthusiasts, the JLF-TP-8YT is the most common joystick lever you will find in most commercial Fightsticks, and the choice among DIY'ers. Here, NGN|NoGoodCitizen shows you how to disassemble, reassemble, and maintain this lever, plus install into our test model, the AllFightSticks Modular 14" Fightstick case.
Products mentioned in this video:
Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick - https://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-tp-8yt-joystick/
FA.DAB .20 Oz vial Shin-Etsu silicone grease - https://www.focusattack.com/fa-dab-20-ounce-shin-etsu-silicone-grease-vial/
2lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF - https://www.focusattack.com/2lb-tension-spring-for-sanwa-jlf/
Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick - https://www.focusattack.com/kowal-1mm-oversize-actuator-for-sanwa-jlf-series-joystick/
Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.