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jhferry
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(08-04-2014, 08:56 PM)
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I did this, made a big difference for me. I no longer click the left stick all the time or get right stick fatigue. The rubber tore off the sticks on my DS4's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsFqFmj2Org

Also, a little on the revisions for the new DS4, not much change really:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NucbuFsaVy0
Matriox
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(08-04-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Woah. This is actually really awesome. Probably look more into this later today and see if I can actually do this. Thanks for the post.
CambriaRising
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(08-04-2014, 08:59 PM)
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I did this after my daughter ate one of my DS4 sticks. Great decision.

Mononoke
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(08-04-2014, 08:59 PM)
That's amazing. I love the X1 joysticks but prefer the DS4s ergonomics and triggers. So this is perfect.
Deepo
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(08-04-2014, 08:59 PM)
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Did this as well, works great. Feels different, but I actually prefer it now.
Revolutionary
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(08-04-2014, 08:59 PM)
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Did this about 2 months ago. Works great, but it took a few days for my thumbs to get used to the slightly taller sticks.

UPDATE:

Originally Posted by Revolutionary

So uh... I abandoned the Xbone sticks because it messed up my left analog stick somehow. All the pushing forward and clicking in Destiny killed it, so now when I push forward it sometimes doesn't register. So yeah, be wary.
Back to the stock sticks I guess. The new controllers seem like they have better quality sticks than the original batch, at least.

In short, they're a good but short term solution, because it likely will fuck up the analog mechanism. I advise against.
mullet2000
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(08-04-2014, 09:00 PM)
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I've been thinking of doing this for a bit. I really, really like the Xbox One sticks. I'm just not sure if I like them enough do actually do this, because I'm pretty bad at this kind of thing.
FleetFeet
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(08-04-2014, 09:01 PM)
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Are you guys sacrificing an xbox controller, or do they sell the sticks individually?
VanWinkle
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)
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That's cool. It's a shame the DS4 ones has some QA issues, but I love the sticks on them way better than the XB1 sticks, so I wouldn't personally do this.
EightBitNate
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)

Originally Posted by FleetFeet

Are you guys sacrificing an xbox controller, or do they sell the sticks individually?

Amazon and eBay sell the sticks individually.
Lace
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by FleetFeet

Are you guys sacrificing an xbox controller, or do they sell the sticks individually?

Only way I would be okay doing this.
Broadbandito
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by FleetFeet

Are you guys sacrificing an xbox controller, or do they sell the sticks individually?

You can buy the sticks off amazon
Sir TapTap
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)
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How do Xbox One sticks compare to 360 sticks? If I can buy just the sticks I may consider this if it's easy. I like the more recent 360 sticks (without the stupid dots) a hair better than the DS4's and it sounds like DS4 sticks don't wear as well either.
CambriaRising
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(08-04-2014, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by FleetFeet

Are you guys sacrificing an xbox controller, or do they sell the sticks individually?

You can get the sticks separate on Amazon/Ebay for pretty cheap.
Nabs
(08-04-2014, 09:04 PM)
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Now I need a way to replace the triggers.
CambriaRising
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(08-04-2014, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sir TapTap

How do Xbox One sticks compare to 360 sticks? If I can buy just the sticks I may consider this if it's easy. I like the more recent 360 sticks (without the stupid dots) a hair better than the DS4's and it sounds like DS4 sticks don't wear as well either.

They are a bit smaller surface area-wise but I like them a lot better.

And before anyone asks, you cannot put them in a 360 controller. They don't fit.
FairXchange
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(08-04-2014, 09:05 PM)
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I did it too, I'm really digging my DS4-with-Xbox-One-analogs hybrid controller :)
VisceralBowl
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(08-04-2014, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nabs

Now I need a way to replace the triggers.

This.
MightyHedgehog
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(08-04-2014, 09:06 PM)
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IMO, this is the best thing you can do for your DS4s. Way easy to perform and infinitely better than putting dumb rubber/plastic tops on those crappy DS4 sticks.
T.O.P
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(08-04-2014, 09:06 PM)
Had no idea this was possible, i'll order the sticks asap :D
xAniki88
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(08-04-2014, 09:06 PM)
i'm going to make this too
my sticks should arrive this week :P
binaryrevolt
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(08-04-2014, 09:06 PM)
I changed mine due to the peeling issue. I find these sticks miles better than the stock ps4. They are slightly taller and I feel they grip much better. I definately recommend it.
VanWinkle
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(08-04-2014, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IMO, this is the best thing you can do for your DS4s. Way easy to perform and infinitely better than putting dumb rubber/plastic tops on those crappy DS4 sticks.

I like the grip on the DS4 sticks way better than the nearly-hard-plastic sticks on the XB1 controller. Their movement feels smoother, too.
VisceralBowl
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(08-04-2014, 09:08 PM)
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Can I buy like 20 of these for a decent price? $7 + shipping for this is ridiculous. Anything prime eligible?

EDIT: Found 4 for $13 with prime.
Orayn
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(08-04-2014, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nabs

Now I need a way to replace the triggers.

Wonder if it would be possible to find different torsion springs with roughly the same dimensions to give the triggers a different feel?
PrivateWHudson
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(08-04-2014, 09:08 PM)
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I guess there is one stick manufacturer that both Sony and MS use. I can't believe they are interchangeable like that.

Looks like different colors are available too:
http://www.eachmall.com/goods-38174-41031.html

My sticks are fine, but I may do that and upgrade the battery at the same time just 'cause.
Cmerrill
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(08-04-2014, 09:08 PM)
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This sounds like a good idea, I hate the thumb sticks on the PS4 controllers, they're way too small in my opinion.
Human_me
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(08-04-2014, 09:10 PM)
I did this with my Dualshock 4 as well.

Best decision I ever made.

Microsoft did really well with those analog sticks.
MightyHedgehog
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(08-04-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanWinkle

I like the grip on the DS4 sticks way better than the nearly-hard-plastic sticks on the XB1 controller. Their movement feels smoother, too.

Can't say I agree at all. Those DS4 stick top designs are terrible for the way I hold the sticks and constantly have to readjust my thumb. The movement feels nearly identical, IME, and the grippier X1 tops mean I never have to feel like I'm constantly re-seating my thumbs or worrying about slipping off of them even momentarily.
VisceralBowl
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(08-04-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cmerrill

This sounds like a good idea, I hate the thumb sticks on the PS4 controllers, they're way too small in my opinion.

The Xbone sticks are smaller on the top.
CambriaRising
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(08-04-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by VisceralBowl

Can I buy like 20 of these for a decent price? $7 + shipping for this is ridiculous. Anything prime eligible?

EDIT: Found 4 for $13 with prime.

I got a set of 10 for around $8 on ebay.

Also you aren't going to find any good deals that are prime eligible, a lot of the time they will be coming from China with a 7-14 day wait.

Originally Posted by PrivateWHudson

I guess there is one stick manufacturer that both Sony and MS use. I can't believe they are interchangeable like that.

Looks like different colors are available too:
http://www.eachmall.com/goods-38174-41031.html

My sticks are fine, but I may do that and upgrade the battery at the same time just 'cause.

Are those OEM though? I'd watch out for colored ones, personally.
Sir TapTap
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(08-04-2014, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by CambriaRising

I got a set of 10 for around $8 on ebay.

Damn, wish I could change the Xbox 360 pad's dpad this easily and cheaply.
brandonh83
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(08-04-2014, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by CambriaRising

I did this after my daughter ate one of my DS4 sticks. Great decision.

The white controller with the Xbox One sticks finally makes the Dualshock 4 not look ugly. I'll be doing this when I get the Destiny bundle.
Fou-Lu
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(08-04-2014, 09:14 PM)
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I don't really like the sticks on either controller that much. I find DS4 slightly better just because the lip on the Xbox One sticks feel like they dig into your thumb.
Alcoholikaust
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(08-04-2014, 09:14 PM)
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dealing with the triggers seems to be a bitch...theres no easier way to do this?
Anth0ny
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(08-04-2014, 09:14 PM)
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that looks great. DS4's main problem is the cheap analog sticks, and Xbone's are pretty much flawless.
Dhruv_hanom
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(08-04-2014, 09:14 PM)
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Just bought the sticks from Ebay lets see how this goes.
bryanee
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(08-04-2014, 09:14 PM)
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Burgh good idea but I do not rate the sticks as highly as the ps4's sticks.
MightyHedgehog
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(08-04-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by VisceralBowl

The Xbone sticks are smaller on the top.

They're slightly smaller, but the deeper concave shape allows you to place your thumb firmly into the stick top, allowing easier fine control and keeping you from ever slipping out of the pocket while the raised bump in the center of the DS4 tops keep your thumb from resting comfortably inside the recess and make it more likely to slip out and stress the outer edge of the rubber coating.
VisceralBowl
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(08-04-2014, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by CambriaRising

I got a set of 10 for around $8 on ebay.

Also you aren't going to find any good deals that are prime eligible, a lot of the time they will be coming from China with a 7-14 day wait.

Where I live 7-14 days translates into about a month. Prime is 3 or 4 days at most.
Dr. Black Jack
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(08-04-2014, 09:22 PM)
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Kontrol Freeks are easier to install and won't void your warranty...just sayin'.
U2NUMB
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(08-04-2014, 09:23 PM)
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I had no idea.... ordered sticks thanks to this thread.. can not wait to replace them on both my DS4's. Thanks for the thread!
Cmerrill
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(08-04-2014, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by VisceralBowl

The Xbone sticks are smaller on the top.

Oh, well then, never mind. I hate the sticks on the PS4.
VisceralBowl
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(08-04-2014, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

They're slightly smaller, but the deeper concave shape allows you to place your thumb firmly into the stick top, allowing easier fine control and keeping you from ever slipping out of the pocket while the raised bump in the center of the DS4 tops keep your thumb from resting comfortably inside the recess and make it more likely to slip out and stress the outer edge of the rubber coating.

Yeah I am aware, but the post made it seem like they thought they were bigger. I prefer the sticks on the Xbone controller for the material around the edge.

Originally Posted by Dr. Black Jack

Kontrol Freeks are easier to install and won't void your warranty...just sayin'.

Technically you don't void the warranty when you open this unless you screw up the label. No screws under the label so no way to screw it up unless you scratch it or something. Just keep your old sticks.
Mentok
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(08-04-2014, 09:29 PM)
Oh I really toyed with doing this, especially when my left analog started to peel. But I was hesitant because of potential knock-offs, etc. so I just went with the $4 biogenix covers pack. They're amazing! I agree about the triggers, they need some work (in fact, as much as I enjoy the DS4 to the DS3, it feels cheap on the whole).
sixteen-bit
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(08-04-2014, 09:31 PM)
is there a way to mod them to be asymmetrical?
sn00zer
(08-04-2014, 09:31 PM)
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Is it as simple as just disassembling and reassembling ?
Smidget
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(08-04-2014, 09:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Mentok

Oh I really toyed with doing this, especially when my left analog started to peel. But I was hesitant because of potential knock-offs, etc. so I just went with the $4 biogenix covers pack. They're amazing! I agree about the triggers, they need some work (in fact, as much as I enjoy the DS4 to the DS3, it feels cheap on the whole).

Link to those? Don't like messing with the innards ;)
mollipen
(08-04-2014, 09:33 PM)
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I want a DualShock 4 with the DualShock 3 sticks. That's all I want. The controlled would be perfect then. (Well, save the crappy battery.)
Kyoufu
(08-04-2014, 09:33 PM)
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Honestly, I just put on some grips I bought from Amazon and there's no peeling problem + sticks are taller. Seems much easier to do than this mod.

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