I have been modding controllers since... too long ago. I have always had an issue where I grind the sticks so hard into the shell that it cuts a swath. I got these to try out and I LOVE THEM. the only thing that was a little off is, I use FPSfreeks and they don't fit on like they do w/ stock one. But this is an easy problem to fix w/ a little dot of hot glue. I have tried a bunch of different things and even was gonna try calling MS to get elite sticks for my modded controller, this saves me the hassle and all the magnetic craziness. Great product, will be buying them for my g/f's controller shortly. THANKS!