Spring held a lot of tension, ended up being too much for my tastes but the product was a described and shipped fairly quickly Unknown
Oct 1st 2021
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.Drewjitsu
Aug 13th 2020
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" Unknown
Jun 10th 2020
worked great in my arcade 1up machines. David
May 19th 2020
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 Wilson Singleton
May 4th 2020
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.AC
May 1st 2020
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! Wilson Singleton
Apr 7th 2020
A no-brainer upgrade
The 4lb spring gives my joysticks the arcade feel I remember. The sticks' controls feel more precise and the return to center is almost immediate, making the joystick much more responsive. Some people say 4lbs is harder on the hands or wrists, but that is not my experience. Unknown
Apr 7th 2020
Must have for Sanwa Sticks
I have been using these in the Arcade1up mods for about a year. I typically use the cheap Sanwa clones and they are loosey goosey. These help tremendously.
I also have genuine Sanwa sticks in my full size cab and have these springs in all 4 sticks. The difference is night and day. JG
Apr 6th 2020
Much better than the 1lbs springs that came with the cabinet, Shipping was fast too, Ordered Monday and received them on Thursday.Brian
Mar 30th 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.