Originally Posted by ray3619
there is no "best"
best answer ever right there. It depends on driver preference,driving style, and set-up.I have owned both AE and losi. The AE just felt to unsettled to me, never really quite as dialed as i wanted it to be. The losi was almost the opposite.Almost felt like it was TOO planted in the rear which just took away from the steering.First 2wd buggy I had to free up the rear end on to get it to rotate through corners predictably.
So I tried an RB5. Good handling car, just could never get consistant laps with it because I didnt feel comfortable driving it,I didnt feel confident that it would handle predictably going into corners, so I ended up driving the RB5 like an old lady,very over-cautious going into corners and squaring up for jumps.
While i had the RB5 I bought my 12 yr. old a GV2 RTR because it was on sale for like 120.00 @A-main. The first time I drove that buggy I felt right at home.I could push it as hard as I wanted to and had no question how it would handle.The following week my RB5 was up for sale and a GV2 pro kit was on it's way. I now run exclusively academy cars and trucks.Hell My 12 yr. old is the great lakes stock truck champ. He did it on his first time out with the new academy GV2-T.
I know it's not main stream, and the parts support isnt either, but since we have no hobby shops within a couple hour drive I was already used to keeping all my spares on hand. So not a really big deal for me.
regardless, my point is what works perfect for 1 guy may not work for crap for another. Whether its the kit, or the set-up, or radio gear It all pretty much comes down to getting yourself set-up with something YOU are comfortable driving.