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[Product Review] Big Ass Light Bar by Big Ass Solutions

You’d think “Big Ass Solutions” would be a clever name for a weight-loss plan or a cosmetic surgery clinic. Actually, it’s an engineering and manufacturing company whose flagship product lines are very large, energy efficient ceiling fans and LED lighting fixtures for the commercial and industrial markets. It was founded in 1999 as the “HVLS […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

Product Review: Summit Racing® Oil Filter Cutters

“Oil analysis”–if you’re an “advanced DIY”, you’ve probably heard the term. Proper nomenclature is “spectrographic oil analysis” and it’s been used for decades by oil companies, fleet operators, race engine builders and others who have a need to measure the condition of engine oil. The user sends a sample of oil to a spectrographic analysis […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

Product Review: Innovate Motorsports LC-2 Wideband O2 Sensor Kit

If you do “tuning” or “calibration” work, or just “cal”, as some car company engineers say, undoubtedly, you are working with a wideband oxygen sensor (or WBO2S). At the V-Net’s sister site, the Corvette Action Center, for the last four years, when we have done cal work, we’ve used an Innovate Motorsports LC-1 Wideband O2S […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[PRODUCT REVIEW] Gear Wrench Electronic Torque Wrenches

Gear Wrench Electronic Torque Wrenches by Hib Halverson This is our first experience with “electronic torque wrenches”. Admittedly, that’s a bit odd considering the amount of coverage the V-Net’s product evaluation staff has given technology in tools such as scan testers, wideband oxygen sensors, tuning software and the like. Up to now, when we needed […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[PRODUCT REVIEW] Permatex Parts Cleaner and Degreaser

Permatex Parts Cleaner and Degreaser by Hib Halverson As more and more states, counties and cities regulate solvents we DIYs use to clean parts, water-based or “aqueous” parts cleaners are getting to be mainstream. In recent years, the CAC’s production evaluation team has tested a few of them and so far, while we haven’t used […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

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