TUTORIAL: How to fit an LS-33 inside a standard arcade stick


#1

The LS-33 is one of the most compact sticks out in the market. However, its short shaft makes it incompatible when mounting on the Madcatz TE, SE, HRAP and etc. The LS-33 has almost the same shaft height as the LS-32 but because there is no “S” shaped mounting bracket, you can’t mount it without modifying some parts. This guide will help you get that LS-33 working on your HRAP and Madcatz SE/TE.

What you’ll need:

-LS-33 Stick (duh)
-LS-56 Shaft
-LS-56 Shaft cover
-LS-56 Dustcover OR JLF-CD dustcover (no need for the shaft)
-phillips screwdriver
-slotted screwdriver
-pair of pliers

  1. Start off by inserting the slotted screw driver on the bottom of the ls-33 shaft. Then twist off the ball top.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001834.jpg

  1. Using that slotted screw driver, gently pry off the E-clip. Don’t lose it!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001823.jpg

  1. Take the ls-33 shaft off the base and familiarize yourself with the parts. Isolate the LS-33 shaft, LS-33 shaft cover and LS-33 dust cover. Put those 3 parts away, you won’t be needing them anymore.

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  1. Take your ls-56 shaft and put on the shaft over. The skinnier part goes in first. The shaft cover is important because without it, the shaft will grind the metal washer.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001828.jpg

  1. The fat part fit securely at when inserted all the way.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001829.jpg

  1. Insert the new ls-56 shaft in the ls-33 base. Make sure the metal washer is not out of place.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001830.jpg

  1. Insert the new LS-56 or JLF CD shaft cover or even one of arthongs custom dust cover. The LS-33 shaft cover is too small to fit on the new shaft.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001830a.jpg

  1. Put the E-clip back into place with a pair of pliers.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/dj_ouro/ls-33%20mod/0220001833.jpg

  1. Mount your newly modified ls-33 into your stick of choice, then insert back the ball top.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully modified your ls-33.

OPTIONAL:

Most people will feel that the stock spring on the ls-33 is too loose. Heres a [media=youtube]sC42Z1Q9N5c"[/media] on how to change the spring. However, do NOT use the ls-56 spring as said in the video as it causes some grinding problems or so I’ve heard. Use an ls-55 spring instead.


#2

Hmmmm, Good tutorial!


#3

Hey does the opposite work? I like the LS-56, but would want the shorter shaft of the LS-33 to mod my Fighting Stick Wii.


#4

hmm, lemme give that a try and i’ll let you know tomorrow


#5

yes, the opposite works.


#6

Awesome thanks!


#7

Interesting. I personally like the feel of LS-33s after you mod the spring. So being able to mount it in regular sticks with JLF mounting brackets without much modification is nice. Though I wonder how the added shaft height affects the feel.


#8

Call it the ls-45 :smokin:

The middle difference between 55(spring) and 33(base) is 44, +1 for the 56(shaft). Somewhat like how Ikagi did the ls-36.

…not to mention it sounds more like a gun than a stick!


#9

Why not just get an LS-55 & a LS-33 spring?


#10

heh, cool name, but i’m not a big fan of changing the name.

i dont think its that big of a mod. in fact, you might not even need to change the shaft depending on how you mount the ls-33. i’m sure the stock ls-33 shaft will fit perfectly in an agetec stick and alike.

as for the spring change, its just a spring change. the spring of ls-55 magically makes most sticks better. slap it on an ultra loose jlf, and it becomes much better, or so i heard. ironically, the stock ls-55 is pretty ass.

few reasons.

  1. the ls-55 feels nothing like an ls-33. the throw is much bigger than the ls-33 and much stiffer. i was thinking that there will be no difference between a modified ls-33 and a stock ls-55. i thought that the base of the ls-33 is only slightly different than the ls-55. boy was i wrong. the base of the ls-33 feels completely different than the ls-55.

  2. ls-55 are hard to come by in north america. the only place that carries them is akihabarshop.jp and they aren’t even based in north america.

in fact, i’ll try the ls-55 with an ls-33 spring and let you know how it goes