looking in to upgrading my 1/16 e revo to a brushless system, any pointers?
you need the brushless motor mount, a vxl3m and a velineon 380. that's all parts needed for the stock brushless conversion.
I would skip the 3M and go for any 60+ amp ESC that is in your price range. The 3M is a known weak point.
Here are the part numbers for the mount conversion:
7077 Gear cover/Hardware
7090 Motor Plate
7060 Motor Mount
You also may need a 2.4 radio system... some have glitchyness and some don't.
Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.
The side winder 3 is only $67, that would be a good esc pared with the velineon motor.
With great brushless comes great responsibility.
+1 on the sidewinder 3 paired with the velineon 380. Runs very cool. Only trouble I had was the brakes are insane on the sv3 out the box. If you go castle pick up a castle link USB cord lol!