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[PRODUCT REVIEW] Gear Wrench Electronic Torque Wrenches

We do wheel nuts using a star pattern and in three passes. This is the first pass. Image: Author.

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 to torque wheel nuts, brake ...

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

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

All-Season Tires for the ATS-V Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+ By Hib Halverson For the last several months, the V-Net staff has been evaluating the Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 3+ on one of our ATS-Vs. We decided to undertake this test because there are ATS-V owners with cars serving mainly as “daily drivers” who desire increased tire tread life. There ...

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[Product Review] Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S GPS Receiver

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S GPS Receiver by Hib Halverson It might surprise some of the V-Net’s members, but there are ATS-Vs without navigation systems. Admittedly, few cars were built that way, but the fact remains that a nav system was an option not part of the base equipment package. One of the V-Net’s product evaluation cars is a ’16 ATS-V ...

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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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