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Old 06-24-2019, 04:20 AM
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Hey guys I am in the market to buy two new 1/8 buggy and truggy
two brands I am looking at is team associated or Mugen
the Mugen cars are the mbx8 cars
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team associated are the 3.1e models
has anyone driven both brands could anyone give me pros and cons on both
I race on a med to large rough dusty track which are more stable out the two for this type of racing
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:00 AM
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from what i have been told mugen copied ae or ae copied mugen ... sooo guessing they are pretty darn close to the same car.
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Drove both either one of them are good but i do like the AE better it just seems it has a little more corner speed to me but either platform is good.
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I drive every weekend both.with close to stock setup both.rc8 with os 2103 and mugen with os 2102.same clutch (rc8 clutch both) asso its more nervous and quicker at turns and when exit a turn.u can turn faster than mugen from inside and pass it.but if ur tyres its not good u can lose ur rear end.at my hands the mugen its more stable and not nervous but sometimes u have understeer when turn. Both cars its perfect and u cant go wrong with both.dont know with other setup how its the differences
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Both are really good platforms - the best advice i can give is get what one that offers the best support at your local track and hobby shop - that way you have people to assist with setup and spares that are easy to come by.
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If customer service is important for you then the AE cars by far the best customer service I ever got in this hobby quite a few times.

I find Mugen difficult to contact.

I own 5 of each and both are the best quality overall.
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I've driven both. They are basically the exact same car, the arms are interchangeable lol. Go with what you find cheaper, i've found that the associated kit and parts are a little cheaper, especially the parts. You will be happy with either one.
Stock setup wise the AE has more steering than the Mugen
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The AE wears faster, but the parts are cheaper. Mugen is very durable, but more expensive.
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The AE wears faster, but the parts are cheaper. Mugen is very durable, but more expensive.
The mugen arms are more durable than the AE ones. I've had no mugen arms break and i've broken AE front lower arms 2 times.
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In my experience I always see more AEs break at the track than Mugens.
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I never brake on rc8b3.1 something and never on mbx8.both are super durable.just i wanna tell u ,if u find the ae on ur hands with good setup its a machine gun.its comes brake turn and accelarate before ur mind. But a small wrong on ur setup can make it easy lose ur rear. The car work perfectly with the stock pistons at shocks and 45 40 and up.and grey springs also fast race caps at shocks, and fox shocks
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Both are good cars. Build quality and durability is very similar. They do drive quite a bit differently though. I've owned both and prefer the AE.
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  • The Ae totally copied the mugen!!!!
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Thanks guys I made my mind up and went with a sworkz S35-3 buggy
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