Welcome to the forum!
I see that you have both, which is awesome. The Ace won mainly because it's going to be a little more useful in cleaning out the woods at the house, so I can make more trails to ride on.The SP is a great choice and I can say you wouldn't have been disappointed with the scrambler either
M Spec...the Polaris engineers hit it right on the head with the Ace design It was designed as a one seat machine designed for younger or new to the sport riders or older riders like me who cant ride quads anymore. Many people don't care to run balls to the walls all the time as scrambler riders usually do....so what they gave the public was a fun machine that is reasonably fast, safe and one that has allowed a whole new generation of riders to operate without the intimidation factor found on some atvs. Would a better suspension be an improvement....yes, but for who we see riding the Aces, completely unneccesary in the majority of cases.The Scrambler or the Ace..... tough call, basically a choice between good suspension or safety. If you like to go fast I would say the Scrambler as the Ace suspension is really short and bottoms out way to easily which can be pretty rough in a seated position.... especially hitting a wash/whoops at speed. Honestly I think the Polaris engineers where smoking crack the day they where designing the Ace suspension as the Scrambler is well proven to be excellent... should of used the new Scrambler suspension on the Ace instead they used the same strut setup as a 2004 scrambler. Honestly I was expecting SXS suspension performance from the Ace but that was unrealistic... mid travel ATV you can't stand up on lol basically
The Ace (in my opinion) is not good at speed but really shines in the more technical twisty trails and rougher terrain and of course the safety level is way beyond what you get on a quad, all the speed and suspension travel in the world wont save you when you roll a quad. We just lost a friend to the Ace forum from a quad crash, the out come might of been different if he was one a Ace. Either way you know what I mean... depends on how much you like to push your luck. So I'm good with the Ace, may not be the fastest or the smoothest but at the end of the day it will get you there and back in one piece .... and ready to do it again the next day.