I Personaly would go with the Traxxas Summit because it is waterproof fast and really good for rock crawling. I have actually been looking at all of the monster trucks made from Traxxas and I personaly recomend the Summit you should really look up some videos
My RC Garage:
Team Associated B4
Team Associated T4
Team Associated TC5 FT
Team Associated SC10 FT
Cars To Come in the Future:
Team Associated SC10 4X4 FT
Team Associated RC18T.2/RC18B.2
B4 Mamba. 'Nuf said.
RC18T (added wing)
GC-3 gatekeeper Losi Mini-Crawler
Original Mini LST (Exo-Tek LXT Single Servo Converson, Traxxas servo)
Soon to be Quadcopter.
I recently bought a Stampede 4x4 VXL and it is great for bashing, completely stock, right out of the box. Easy clean up with a garden hose, hair dryer and some WD 40 or any other RC Electric friendly Lubricants.