Dude, stop double posting and just edit your post instead. This is like the 3rd thread I've seen you chain post in.
Though this thread is 3 months old, I'll still reply and tell you that there are much better choices than just sticking to Traxxas. Their slash and stampede are both good trucks, but for instance, the Arrma Senton is a better short course truck for about the same money. Far more durable, the slash isn't in the same league. It will require more expensive batteries, but you'll still end up about the same price if you do it right because Traxxas doesn't allow tower coupons and Arrma does.
The short course trucks are going to handle better, be more durable, and you won't have to chase them down to flip them back over nearly as much. For a first time buyer that's the direction I would head. Hopefully the op comes back to us eventually
Arrma Talion - ACE Ripper 2000kv, HW Quicrun 150a, Brushless 25kg servo
Sakura D4 AWD - Tacon 3930kv, HW EZRun 60a, Blue Bird Servo