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PRODUCT REVIEW: MSD Pro Power Coils for the 2006 – 2015 Cadillac CTS-V

MSD Pro Power Coil

MSD Pro Power Coils for 2006-20015 CTS-Vs by Hib Halverson The original versions of MSD’s “Blaster LS” ignition coils for GM “LS” V8s had a reputation for poor reliability. The current versions of that product are made in China. Considering those two situations, why would someone having a reasonably good record for useful product reviews would want to test that ...

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[Product Review] Better Bulbs for the Cadillac ATS

Better Bulbs for ATSes. Our Review of Headlamp Bulb Upgrades for Compact Cadillacs by Hib Halverson, Editor, V-Net Product Evaluation Pages All Cadillac ATS headlamps have only one bulb. If the car was ordered with the “Luxury Package” they have D3S HID bulbs. Cars without Luxury Packages have conventional, 9012 quartz-halogen bulbs. In either case, the change from low- to ...

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[Product Review] Odyssey Battery Charger

Odyssey Battery Charger

Odyssey Battery Charger by Hib Halverson I have Odyssey Batteries in most of my cars including one which the V-Net uses to evaluate products, the 2016 ATS-V Coupe we call the “Blue BMW Buster.” Click here to read an evaluation of the Odyssey Performance Series Battery we use in that car. Odysseys are premium, absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries known ...

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[Product Review] AutoMeter Battery Extender

Autometer Batter Extender

AutoMeter Battery Extender by Hib Halverson You may own Cadillac Vs which are parked or stored for long periods. If you do, it’s possible you’ve had a dead battery. Even the best battery, when not connected to anything, slowly discharges because of the chemical processes at work inside it. Once hooked to your car’s electrical system, besides that tiny, self-discharge ...

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[REVIEW] Odyssey Battery for Your Cadillac ATS-V

Image: EnerSys Odyssey Battery

by Hib Halverson At the Cadillac V-Net, one of the Torque Network family of web sites, when we put the “Blue BMW Buster,” our 2016 ATS-V six-speed in service, I began to think about an Odyssey Extreme Battery for the car. We have them in other Torque Network’s test cars and they have been great products. When we contacted EnerSys, ...

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