anything is better than the MBX-R2. i started using that too, and after driving a hyper 7, i put up the MBX for good! like he said earlier, no kick-up is a real problem, along with the weak linkages and terrible shocks(in my opinion). i now run a Jammin X1-CR, which is 2X better than even a Hyper 7! i recommend that, just stay away from the MBX-R2.