Help with Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK Joystick replacement on HRAP 3!


Hello guys, I just recently bought a HRAP 3 for ps3 and would like to replace the stock sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-SK joystick with the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK Joystick that i bought from I am new to modding stick can someone provide a guideline to help me replace the joystick??

thank you


Eight screws on the bottom; remove to take off Metal Plate; use a screwdriver.
Inside, you will need 7mm socket wrench to remove the nuts.

Flip HRAP 3 back to top side, and lift off Control Panel.
Disconnect the Wire Harness that is connected to the Joystick.

Use a flathead screwdriver to put to the slot on bottom of Joystick Shaft.
Twist off the Ball Top.

With screwdriver, remove the two screws holding Joystick down.
The screws secure the Joystick Base to Mounting Bracket.

Remove the old Joystick.

You new Joystick has a Mounting Plate.
Either remove it so you can install the Joystick like the old one, or keep it.

Put in new Joystick.
Screw in the two screws if you not use Mounting Plate.
If you using the Mounting Plate, you will then need four screws.

Screw back on Ball Top.
Connect Wire Harness.

Place back Control Panel to position.
Flip over HRAP, put in nuts.
Screw Metal Plate.

But why did you buy a new Sanwa JLF when your new HRAP 3 already has Sanwa JLF?
All Sanwa JLF are the same; some just have different suffix to show what is added on.

Here the six variations listed in Sanwa Catalog ('07~'08):
JLF-TP-8 is Base JLF.
JLF-TP-8Y is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90°.
JLF-TP-8T is Base JLF with JLF-P-1 (Flat Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8YT is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-P-1 (Flat Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8S is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-P-1S (S Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8Y-SK is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-CD (Shaft Cover).

Of course other variations can be done too:

I’ll just add this for completeness, since it is JLF:
JLF-TM-8 can do; JLF-TM-8T, JLF-TM-8T-SK, JLF-TM-8S, JLF-TM-8S-SK.


JDM714 thank you very much bro. you know what i have been reading this forum for a while now and notice how willing you would help newbies like us on modding. I was really worry the JLF-TP-8YT-SK would not fit on the HRAP 3, now i am relieve…my joystick should arrive in 1 week.
Is the JLF-TP-8YT-SK joystick the same one use on the TE fightstick? because hori stock stick does not feel like the TE joystick i really prefer the TE joystick too bad my TE is for 360 and i dont have a 360 anymore and alot more people play SSf4 on ps3 in Taiwan


same joystick as TE. it feels different due to the hollowness of the case design. jdm714 will know for sure. but the sticks are placed at similar heights if not exactly the same so leverage should be close.


It is the Case that makes Joystick feel different.


Do you know what the difference between JLF-TP-8Y-SK and JLF-TP-8YT-SK is?

I’m just wondering if your HRAP 3 is new or old.
Because you wanting to replace the Joystick.

And it would not matter if Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK is in TE or not.
It just matters that the TE uses a Sanwa JLF.
And all JLF are the same.


What about buttons seimitsu or sanwa?


All of them fit. At least, 30mm variations. This is really your call. Sanwa are going to be what you encounter much more often, but I personally can’t stand how sensitive the buttons are in Sanwa sticks. You could breathe on them too hard, and you’ll have activated the button. But some people like this. A friend of mine was dropping combos from my Seimitsu buttons because he was used to a light tap.

That is to say, less sensitive ? less responsive. Seimitsu buttons are as responsive as Sanwa buttons. They just require more force to be activated. Really, you have to try both to have a real opinion, but if you want to train yourself on the buttons that you’ll see more often, get Sanwa. If you want to be manly in all of your button taps, go Seimitsu.