depends if you want a all around truck or a pure racer. to me all sc trucks are good but it really comes down to parts availibilty. get a truck your hobby shop dont have the parts for is really a headache. but in all in all i propose either the slash or the sc10 either version or the blitz ese or ese pro. electronics go with a high torque servo and a roar approved brushless system if you want or a castle system or a traxxas system.