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2lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF

$1.45 (USD)
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  • Product Description

    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.  

    Save when bundled with Sanwa JLF, FA Nippon ALU products 

    Now you can save 35 cents on the 2lb JLF spring when you bundle it with the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT JoystickSanwa JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK Silent Microswitch Joystick, Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-SK Joystick (No Plate Installed) or FA Nippon ALU battops.  Just choose "Add 2lb JLF Tension Spring" from listing options.

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    1. 2lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF

      as described on Sep 8th 2023

    2. Juuuuust right

      Bought this to compensate for a 45mm bubbletop. Maintains stock spring feel with the added leverage and weight of the larger top. Thumbs up! on Aug 2nd 2023

    3. great upgrade

      my stick was too loose so i kept getting an extra, opposite input (if that makes any sense) like, i'd hop Frogger one way but then he'd hop right back when i let off the stick. this added enough tension to stop the stick bouncing back too far like that. thanks!!! on Mar 31st 2023

    4. Great mod for the Hori Hayabusa

      Replaced the stock spring with this 2lb spring in my Hori Hayabusa and it made a great improvement imo. Thanks FocusAttack! on Apr 22nd 2022

    5. 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. on Mar 18th 2022

    6. 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. on Jun 23rd 2021

    7. 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.
      on May 6th 2021

    8. 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. on Mar 11th 2021

    9. 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. on Oct 31st 2020

    10. Tighter Feel

      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. on Sep 24th 2020

  • Product Videos

    • Tech Corner: Sanwa JLF Maintenance
      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 - FA.DAB .20 Oz vial Shin-Etsu silicone grease - Suggested products: 2lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF - Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick - Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.
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