The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT is a high quality joystick, manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co. This is the joystick of choice for fighting game enthusiasts, especially Street Fighter fanatics. Widely used in MadCatz & QanBa fight sticks and many Japanese arcade machines. Each joystick comes complete with a flat mounting plate, 2 x dust covers, TP-MA board with soldered microswitches & a 35mm ball top handle. This joystick features light spring pressure but can easily be modified if you prefer a stiffer feel, by adding a different spring, such as a Seimitsu LS-55 spring 2LB tension spring or 4LB tension spring.
By default, this joystick has a square restrictor gate and is set to 8 way. This can easily be changed to 4 way mode by simply removing the plastic restrictor, lifting the centre piece and rotating it to the 4 way position. We also sell the Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Gate if you prefer more precise 8 way control for games like Street Fighter, which will allow you to pull off combo moves with ease.
How To Identify A Genuine Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick: We have been importing genuine Sanwa parts from Japan for many years. You can be guaranteed that all our Sanwa parts are 100% genuine and we only deal direct with the factory. There are other sellers and companies on the internet that claim/advertise Sanwa parts as genuine, when in fact, this may not be true.
Ways to identify: 1 - The mounting plate on a genuine Sanwa joystick will have an oily sheen, unlike copies, which will look dull and grey in colour and not feel smooth. 2 - 2 x dust covers will always be included. 3 - The restrictor gate will feature a gold dot along with the Sanwa brand name.
Connecting To A Screw Terminal PCB: To connect the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick to a screw terminal PCB such as the I-PAC2, you would choose the JLF-H cable option.
Product Features: * High quality Japanese joystick * Switchable 4 and 8 way square restrictor * Perfect for fighting games * Includes 35mm LB-35 ball top handle
Sanwa JLF Joystick Product Codes Explained There is often some confusion with the product codes for Sanwa joysticks and we often get asked to explain/help with the different codes. To try and explain the product codes, please see below. We hope this information helps and makes the different models of joystick easier to understand.
JLF-TP-8YT The most popular model with flat mounting plate attached.
JLF-TP-8Y Same joystick as the JLF-TP-8YT but with the flat mounting plate removed
JLF-TP-8S Same Joystick as the JLF-TP-8Y but with a JLF-P-1S stepped mounting plate attached
JLF-CD Shaft Cover Set By adding a black shaft cover set to the above models adds -SK to the end of the product code. For example: a JLF-TP-8YT fitted with a black shaft cover set becomes a JLF-TP-8YT-SK.
After using this to the one that came with the arcade stick i must say this is by far superior. The movement feels smoother and when double tap back then let it go to neutral it doesnt tap forward. Deffinatly worth the money.
Worth the Price
Posted by Chris Ferenci on 14th Feb 2018
Easy to set up, just plug it in and your ready to go, just make sure u have a JST-XH FEMALE TO FEMALE CONNECTOR CABLE with this product.
Posted by Morgan Friel on 28th Jan 2018
Posted by Sam on 7th Nov 2017
It's the gold standard joystick for a reason. It won't let you down.
Posted by Adrian Johnsson on 27th Oct 2017
Super satisfied with the stick and shipping time
Posted by Ibouadilene jeremy on 11th Oct 2017
Perfect replacement for stock Venom stick
Posted by Christian Soden on 18th Aug 2017
Dropped this into a Venom PS4 stick, and it's such a huge improvement over the stock part (coupled with the Sanwa octagonal gate). This was my first experience modding a stick and I'll be using Sanwa parts on any future projects.
Service and delivery were all top notch, I'll definitely use Arcade World again.
Posted by Tom on 9th Aug 2017
Works like a charm and was really easy to install on Venom arcadestick.