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4lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF

$1.25 (USD)
0.04 Ounces
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  • Product Description

    The 4lb 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, now adding 3.2lb more force than the original. This model is designed towards those looking for an incredibly high-tension feel, which is favored amongst some players who don't like the loose feel of the JLF.  

    Save when bundled with Sanwa JLF, FA Nippon ALU products 

    Now you can save 35 cents on the 4lb 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 4lb JLF Tension Spring" from listing options.

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Definitely improved my arcade stick

      This tension spring definitely improved my arcade stick on Feb 10th 2023

    2. Small change but a huge difference!

      The 1lb. springs that come with stock Sanwa and Arcade1Up sticks are too flimsy and kiddy for me personally. My movements and combos instantly became more precise. My cabs and fight sticks have a premium feel now. A must buy if you don’t want a loose/wobbly stick. on Nov 19th 2022

    3. Perfect middle ground between Korean and Japanese levers

      I originally bought this to experiment and to see if I'd like it. Turns out this is the best Arcade product I have invested in. After watching Focus Attack's video on how to change and modify parts of a fightstick I was able to install this spring in just 20 minutes and got back to playing within the hour. I was really feeling the quickness of returning to neutral way faster than my previous 1lb tension spring and fell in love with my 4lb. If you want something that might require a little more strength and exaggerated inputs at times for better overall inputs I would recommend the 4lb tension spring. on Apr 13th 2022

    4. As advertised

      Spring held a lot of tension, ended up being too much for my tastes but the product was a described and shipped fairly quickly on Oct 1st 2021

    5. Where have you been all my life??

      I grew up going to arcades with levers that has such tension though im not sure if theyre either korean or american. Been disappointed with both my old madcatz stick and my new razer panthera evo’s stock sanwa jlfs them being too loose and giving me wonky inputs. I didn’t want to bother replacing them with korean levers since id have to do some custom mountings. This 4 lb spring was the solution i was looking. I was a bit hesistant with either 2 lb or 4 lb but i went ahead and installed the stiffest of the two and wow, im not going back. Goes to neutral really quick. I play tekken and wave dashing + mixups makes it much easier to execute. on Aug 13th 2020

    6. Gets to neutral quick!

      I like the oversize actuators, but these springs really tie the experience together. The micro switches get an earlier touch from the actuators and the heavy springs get to neutral so much quicker for an unequaled "economy of movement" on Jun 10th 2020

    7. as described

      worked great in my arcade 1up machines. on May 19th 2020

    8. 4lb tension springs

      The best springs for your Arcade1up anywhere! You want the best springs around? Come to Focus Attack! Top quality and excellent customer service on May 4th 2020

    9. Went from meh to playing like pro!

      I picked up these springs for my Turtles Arcade1Up cabinet. Here's what I have to say - if you're looking to do the very minimum, in terms of modding your A1UP cab, make it purchasing these springs. It took the cheap stock joysticks and elevated their feel and quality significantly.

      I waffled between the 2lb and 4lb springs for a bit as some had mentioned their wrists getting tired with the latter. However, in the end, I wound up ordering the 4lb versions and very happy I did.

      Swapping out the springs isn't overly complicated, but can be a little tricky at points and it definitely helped me to have a second set of hands to get the c-rings back in place. Speaking of c-rings - be very careful when removing them. I had on fly off into a thick rug. I grabbed a strong magnet and ran it across the area until I was able to find it. Lucky.
      on May 1st 2020

    10. 4lb tension springs/customer service

      The 4lb tension Springs are amazing! Arcade1up needs to use these springs for longer lasting use on their cabinets instead of 1 lb springs. Focus attack does an amazing job of getting the product to you very quickly and customer service is excellent! on Apr 7th 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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