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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The 2lb spring should be the standard. The stock spring is too soft in my opinion so I put these in every stick I have. Perfect for Sanwa jlf and Hori Hyabusa sticks. Unknown
Nov 20th 2019
Much much better than stock spring
I was looking for a more comfortable and stiff feel on my stick, it felt over sensitive with stock spring. This spring is great, and it made me feel more in control , almost no drops and the movements are precise. Sanwa should really consider shipping stock sticks with this springs and not 1.2 lbs.mezard
Nov 14th 2019
BETTER THAN STOCK SPRING.
This tension spring is a bit more high tension than original spring so it's make your stick return to it position better than feather light stock spring.Unknown
Nov 5th 2019
Perfect for people who don't like stock
I bought this spring simply because the stock one in my Sanwa felt too loose as I'm a mechanic and a little heavy handed, I'm going to still check out the 4lb spring but so far this one is a definite upgrade, stick bounce back quicker and it doesn't have that loose feeling the original one the stick came with did. Highly recommended Ed C
Oct 24th 2019
Mandatory For Those Used To Older Arcade Machines
I grew up playing on older arcade cabinets in the US, with more stiff levers, so when I got a modern arcade stick, I found the actual stick itself to be really loose. I looked up a solution and found out about changing the spring tension by swapping it out.
After receiving my order almost a week early, I checked out a tutorial and found it surprisingly easy to install. The difference was immediately apparent, and welcome. It felt snappier and more solid than the original feeling of the old spring.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and I recommend getting one if you're even remotely curious.Lawrence R.
Oct 16th 2019
Great for Tekken
After years of playing on my TE2 I finally switched out the stock spring for this 2lb replacement. I mostly play Tekken now and difference is very noticeable. There doesn't seem to be a drag on certain inputs and moves that require neutral position come out more consistently. Highly recommend if you feel your stick is too loose. It feels a little too tight at first but after a week it feels pretty natural. I even ordered a 2nd one for my other stick.Unknown
Oct 11th 2019
Bought this for my Razer Panthera. Was having issues with the stick not returning to neutral as quickly as I would like. Installation was easy (can't speak to other sticks though) and made quick stick returns to neutral much more consistent for me.
Note that it does take a little bit of getting used to and is a little more tiring on the hand than a lighter spring, but that's to be expected and well worth it in my opinion.Bryan
Aug 9th 2019
Mandatory mod for Hyabusa users
Spring doesn't add much if any noticeable tension increase while nullifying the issue of accidental inputs by releasing to neutral with the stock Hyabusa spring. Unknown
Aug 2nd 2019
While I prefer a 4lb spring, this is good for people who only want a little more tension than their stock spring. This is a good middle ground for springs, if you want a tighter Sanwa, or a “loose Happ” feel.Kaden “MetalKaden” Flores
Jul 30th 2019
Great if you don’t like looseness of the stock spring
I was fine with the stock spring for the first few weeks of using my panthera, but over time, it didn’t feel like it was returning to neutral fast enough.
I was practicing Korean back dashes in Tekken, and I heard that a stiffer spring returns to neutral faster (which is beneficial for Tekken) so I went with this one. Oh man can you feel the difference! (I can’t imagine what the 4lb feels like!) This could be good or bad depending on what you’re looking for. Just know that it definitely provides a faster return to neutral. The stock spring feels like a feather in comparison.
Overall, I recommend this spring to anyone looking for more stiffness in their arcade stick. It just takes a little bit of time to adjust to. It only took about a week for me to adjust to it. It has now been 2 months as of the time of this writing, so I’m much more used to it now.Jose
Jul 25th 2019
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.