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PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

by Hib Halverson Why does anyone need a “diamond tipped screwdriver”? Is it because the diamond tips are stronger and more durable? Not exactly. The tip on a GearWrench diamond tip screwdriver is actually a plasma-sprayed, diamond-powder, tip and there is good reason for the coating. Industrial diamond powder is extremely hard and quite abrasive. […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: GearWrench 3000 Lumen Rechargeable Area Light

Product Review: GearWrench Multi-Function Ratchet Set

by Hib Halverson At the SEMA Show in November of 2015, the GearWrench people released several new tools. An interesting item in that release was the “Multi-Function Ratchet Set” (PN 81020) consisting of a pair of unique “two-headed” ratchets, a four-inch extension, metric sockets and a plastic case full of hex bits. The Cadillac V-net […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[Product Review] 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 […]

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

[REVIEW] Safe your Wheels: McGard Locks for Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V Wheels

Safe your Wheels. McGard Locks for ATS-V and CTS-V Wheels. by Hib Halverson Maybe there was a time when V-Series Cadillacs came with wheel locks as standard equipment, but, of late, GM has, apparently, moved away from that trend. Nowadays, when you buy a car like an ATS-V, if you want your wheels protected, you […]

[Product Review] All-Season Tires for the ATS-V – Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+

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: 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

Review: WeatherTech TechShade for Cadillac ATS-V, CTS-V and XLR-V

I was on the WeatherTech web site several weeks ago reading about the “TechShade” product. As I read, I wondered why anyone needs a sunshade costing $50.00 when you can go to any mass-marketer of auto accessories and buy one of those acordion-folded sunshades for less than 10 bucks. Nevertheless, for me, WeatherTech products have […]

Review: WeatherTech Cargo Liner