Sanwa is an undisputed leader in the Japanese arcade market, but that doesn't mean the company isn't inspired by community-born modifications to their celebrated joystick levers. Today, the company asks you to do just that - mod to your heart's content - with a selection of color-coded performance enhancers.
Each spring modification is designed to adjust tension load in two areas: the beginning of the lever tilt, and end of the tilt. Notice that all but the red spring increases tension up as you finish movement towards the cardinal direction.
This spring has a 1.5 "Starting Tension" load and 1.5 "Ending Tension" load.
Which Sanwa Joystick is Compatible?
This part will fit the following models
Guide Tips Not compatible with Sanwa GT-8F square gate
Sanwa's original restrictor plate - the GT-8F 4/8-Way Restrictor Plate - is not compatible with the newer GTN-VI, GTN-Y, GTN-B and GTN-R inserts.
TPRG Silent Joystick and GT-8X, Guide Tips
For those who would like to replace their original guide on the Sanwa JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK Higher Tension Silent Microswitch Joystick, the contact of the lead switch may shift due to the impact when the guide plate is attached, and it may not operate normally. You may want to avoid the guide tips part of the mod for that model.
Sanwa JLF Clones
The JL-C-ALL kit and associated parts was designed for authentic Sanwa JLF models. We're unable to speak for all Sanwa JLF clones on the market, or "knock-off" models that are pre-built into lower-cost Fightsticks, nor cheaper Zippy models.