For historical reasons, a 1/10 short course truck (or short course buggy) is only slightly narrower than a 1/8 buggy. Add the body and it needs more space.
So have a look at the actual dimensions. Build a mockup out of cardboard, if you need a good idea of the size before buying.
A SCB on the same platform as a SCT will outperform it, as it is more aerodynamic, likely lighter and doesn't suffer from the parachute effect of those large, open bodies. 2WD SCT is a far more common race class than SCB.
The Losi XXX cars come with 4 imperial sized allen wrenches. So you could work on it from the start, but it won't be fun until you get proper screwdrivers.
The Fury BLX has a bottom-loading battery tray. Some people, myself included, have rather bad experiences with that kind of tray, but others like it or at least don't see it as negative.
(Last edited by thorwil : 1.04.17 at 9:27 am)