Just picking up on this old thread.
Am currently in a similar situation and it's been a while since i had a RC car, by the sounds of things the tech has seriously evolved.
I have a fully bullraced Wild Willy 2 with Alu shocks. Just purchsed a Tamiya TBLE-02S (ESC) and would like recomendations on batteries and motors. Like the idea of brushless but unsure if i go for a costly Tamiya or branded aftermarket, or do i just get a Tamiya Sport Tuned motor. Regarding batteries would like decent power with long longevity, not keen on LiPo for this build.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated