I was swapping parts around between my ls-32 and ls-40 and damn, I heard that they shared some parts but they’re practically the same thing. It’s like seimitsu told an engineer to design a new pivot, make the shaft longer and put a smaller gate on the 32 and they just shipped the prototype.
As far as I can tell the only reason the ls-40 has pretty much zero activation distance is because the taller pivot changes the leverage - actuator and switches are effectively the same and can be swapped around without changing the feel. I mean if anything you’d think the 40 would feel looser because of the longer shaft, but nope. Also the smaller contact area on the 32 pivot seems to be the only reason it has that deadzone wobble.
So if someone has the tools to make a new ls-32 pivot, make sure it’s the same height or you’ll probably just end up with a ghetto ls-40.
ls-32 pivot in ls-40 housing: works, but the pivot still pops
ls-40 pivot in ls-32 housing: doesn’t pop but it feels terrible, like it would wear out the pivot in a week. No idea why the ls-36 guy thought this was a good idea, the ridge in the housing that people were talking about ITT ruins it.
So good luck to whoever tries to make a new pivot, it sounds really annoying. I’d definitely buy one though :]