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newbie need books

hi all
i need some advise on jeep books and manuals,
because i need to fix the jeep up.
does any one now any good books


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Re: newbie need books

Chiltons, Haynes or the Factory Service Manual if you can get it (try e-bay).
But most importantly this board.

Most other 4 wheeling books are not that good for specifics on how to fix somethin, but good for ideas and general knowledge. But you might try the "The Jeep Bible" by Granville King and Willie Worthy.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] For some uses, the HAYNES manual is the best. HAYNES has the best wiring diagrams. Of course a factory reprinted manual is good too. HAYNES is good on transmissions and axles too. If I could only have one it would be a HAYNES.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: newbie need books

I've never seen a Haynes book, but I have a Chiltons and a factory service manual, and the factory service manual is the better of the two. It has better details on how to do stuff along with schematics, pictures and diagrams. I picked it up on ebay for $36.00.

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Re: newbie need books

"Jeep Performance Handbook" by Jim Allen is a good book

There are actually 2 Jeep Bibles - one by Willy Worthy & Granville King, which is all about CJ's:

And one by Moses Lundel that is about all Jeeps:

I also have a book that is called "Jeep: Illustrated Buying Guide" that I love, it has information on all Jeeps through the years, like what axles came in them, gear ratios, options, etc, etc. Has helped me out a lot when I was buying some of my Jeeps [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I couldn't find it on though, I bought it at Barnes & Noble many moons ago.

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I have a Haynes and its a PO useless S. It covers YJ thru TJ, but has more info on the TJ

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I agree that the "performance handbook" is by far one of the best books for getting ideas of what works and what the general limits of the different parts are. Chiltons manuals will far out do the Haynes version in the quantity of info and the ease of use. (I view the haynes as absolute last resort) By far the manufacturers shop manual will have the largest quantity of info... (the one thing I always missed in the chiltons was an extensive coverage of the axles (they kind of ignore the insides, No specs or anything beyond basic axle seal replacement)

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