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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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
This spring adds the perfect amount of tension to the JLF, would recommend to anyone looking for a little more resistance over the stock spring.ka
Jul 17th 2019
Large Difference in Stiffness from Stock JLF Spring
The spring itself was fine, but I found that the stiffness from the 2lbs was too much. I don't recommend you replace the spring if you mainly play 2D fighting games like UNIST, Blazblue, etc.... that require a lot of fast motions because your hand will easily get tired after playing for a while. However, I do recommend it for games like Tekken that require you to go to neutral fast. Unknown
Jul 15th 2019
Slightly too stiff and squeaks.
I really wish there was an in-between option between the stock 0.9lb spring and this one. something like a 1.5. I can tell a HUUUGE difference, but the stock spring is too soft, this one is just a bit too stiff.
Also, and maybe I just need to break it in a bit more, but it squeaks now. My stick never did that before. What's more is that it only squeaks when I hit a certain direction. Maybe I also need to open it up and make sure everything was re-installed correctly... but it's quite annoying.
Overall though, still massively preferable to the stock spring.Andrew
Jun 27th 2019
Gave my arcade stick just what it needed. Jay
Jun 20th 2019
If you dont like the original light spring and wants a more sturdy and heavy feel of the joystick lever this 2lb tension spring for sanwa is your best choice. Unknown
May 28th 2019
Good to go
Went from stock to 4 pound spring which was WAY too stiff then the two pound which is absolutely perfect.Steven
May 17th 2019
A necessityfor any stick player
When I bought the removable JLF I got a free 2lb lever spring and decided to try it in my drone (my test stick basically). Turns out I liked it so much I bought another and put it in my Obsidian!
Levers are usually very light to the touch and while easy to use I feel way more comfortable comfortable having that slight bit more pull on my stick (especially in games like tekken where going back to neutral can be a necessity)
Id say the 4lb spring is super tense and highly unnecessary, but the 2lb feels very natural to the limp spring that comes standard.Austin
May 6th 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.