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Apex Tool Group GearWrench Flex-Head Flare Nut Wrench Sets

Apex Tool Group GearWrench Flex-Head Flare Nut Wrench Sets

Ah, the Internet… We tool freaks love it because there’s no end to the nifty stuff you can find. I had a brake hose project to do and was looking around in the web for some offset flare nut wrenches. I already have some non-offset flare nut wrenches and I have some crow foot flare nut wrenches but, for this ...

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Product Review: GearWrench Multi-Function Ratchet Set

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 decided to request a sample ...

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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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Is the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Worth Over $100,000? You Bet It Is!

2018 Cadillac CTS-V

One of the Cadillac V-Net’s Site Sponsors, MacMulkin Cadillac of Nashua, NH recently took delivery of a brand new 2018 Cadillac CTS-V with a total price of $106,130.  Wow, how the times have changed! The first generation CTS-V debuted in 2004 with a starting MSRP of $49,300 and hit approximately $58,575 when the second generation CTS-V debuted in 2009.  Fast ...

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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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